Trendz Fast Back 3 in 1 Car Seat
Baby Trend, Inc.
Dear Valued Baby Trend Consumer:
Baby Trend prides itself on safety and designs, engineers and tests its products with that being our number-one priority. Therefore, following the recent announcement by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it had determined through its own investigation certain AmSafe Signature, QT harness buckles on some Graco car seats, when engaged, may not easily unlatch. Baby Trend decided out of an abundance of caution to voluntarily recall similar buckles used on its TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seats.
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 crashworthiness under the federal FMVSS 213 safety standard and can continue to be used to transport your child safely, if you are not experiencing difficulty unlatching the buckle.
Importantly, Baby Trend has received no 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 consumers who own these seats a remedy kit, free of charge, that includes a replacement buckle and instructions for the installing the new buckle. The remedy kit can be ordered by calling 1-800-328-7363 and will be available 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 for you and your family.
Baby Trend is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA").