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2014 FastBack Buckle Recall

Our Safety Pledge & Product Recalls

Nothing is more important to us at Baby Trend than the safety of your child. Many of us working here are parents ourselves, and we understand that you are putting your trust in our hands when you purchase our products to carry your little one. For 26 years, we have designed each of our products first and foremost with safety in mind, and we have applied strenuous testing procedures and thorough quality inspection processes to make sure only the safest products reach the store shelves.

While we strive for perfection, there have been occasions when we have had to recall a product in order to make improvements, or to modify a product to abide by the latest safety standards. We work closely with Consumer Safety Product Commission (CPSC) on any and all reported incidences where our product was involved. When you register your product on our website or through the prepaid registration card, it allows us to quickly contact you should there be any concerns with what you have purchased.

If at any point you have any questions regarding the safety of our products, or if you’d simply like some additional information, do contact us directly or visit the following websites:
Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov

Here at Baby Trend, we are committed to the quality of our products will continue to work towards the highest level of safety standards!


Recent Recall information:


April 15, 2014
TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat
At Baby Trend safety is our number one priority and we design, engineer, and test all Baby Trend products with that in mind. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined, through its own investigation, that certain AmSafe Signature, QT harness buckles on some Graco car seats, when engaged, may not easily unlatch. Based on the NHTSA investigation and because we stand by our number one priority of safety, Baby Trend is voluntarily recalling similar buckles used on the TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seat. 

Only the following two Models are involved:


TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 Car Seat by Baby Trend

Models: FB60070 & FB60408
These seats were produced between 10/2011-7/2013

As noted, these two select models use a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) that are present in everyday use of the car seat. This condition may make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle. There is no such risk if the buckle is functioning normally. These car seats meet all requirements for crash safety under the federal FMVSS 213 safety standard. If you are not experiencing difficulty unlatching the buckle, you can continue to use the seat to safely transport your child.

Most importantly, Baby Trend has received zero reports of injuries to children in connection with the use of this buckle on the seats that are subject to this recall.

Baby Trend is providing customers who own the TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 Car Seat (Models: FB60070 & FB60408) a remedy kit, free of charge. The remedy kit includes a replacement buckle and instructions on how to install the new buckle. The remedy kit can be ordered by calling Baby Trend customer service at 1-800-328-7363 and will start to ship the week of May 12th.  Please do not return the car seats to retailers. If you are experiencing difficulty unlatching your buckle before your remedy kit arrives, cleaning the buckle should alleviate any difficulty. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this matter has caused you and your family.

 

Replacement Buckle Instructions (English)

Replacement Buckle Instructions (Spanish)


Baby Trend is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA").


Past Notices:

Home N Rome Playard (between 1992-1995)
Passport stroller 1514 (July - Nov 2003)
Backpack 2512 & 2592 (Mar 2002 - Nov 2006)
Car Seat "BASE" only - 6400, 6481, 6439, 6448 (April 2007 - May 2008)
Road Runner Jogger - Corrective action
Swing 8711 or 8722 - Corrective action


Consumer Information Notices:


TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat - FB60070 & FB60408
EZ-Flex Infant Car Seat-Limestone - CC13797
Flex-Loc Infant Car Seat-Mojito - CC21428

Expedition Travel System-Ion - TJ94073
Sit-N-Stand Deluxe Travel System-Vanguard - TN74740