Baby Trend, Inc. is recalling certain Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat- Desert Blue child seats.
Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) is recalling certain Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat-Desert Blue child seats. The latch assembly webbing that secures the child restraint system to the lower anchorages may fray, which can reduce the strength of the webbing and fail to properly restrain a child in a crash. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 213, “Child Restraint Systems,” and 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.
The LATCH webbing strap reportedly failed the minimum initial breaking strength requirements under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209. Due to such technical noncompliance, if the webbing were to become frayed, which could reduce its strength, it may fail to restrain the seat and pose a risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash if it were only installed using the lower anchor LATCH strap. Most importantly, Baby Trend has received ZERO reports of incidents in connection with the use of the straps subject to this recall. Owners can continue to safely use the car seat as per the Company’s current product instruction manual and should replace the LATCH assembly as soon as the replacement strap becomes available. The vehicle seat belt may also be used safely in lieu of the LATCH assembly as outlined in the product instruction manual.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23C004
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,600
|Model Name||Manufacture Dates||Model Number|
|Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat – Desert Blue||December 6, 2021||FB49E14A|
A child seat that fails to properly restrain a child increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Owners can continue to safely use the car seat as instructed and should replace the LATCH assembly as soon as the replacement strap becomes available from the Company. The vehicle seat belt may also be used safely in lieu of the LATCH assembly as outlined in the current product instruction manual.
Owners of Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Car Seats, Model Number FB49E14A, Desert Blue should check the manufacturer label located on the seat bottom and check the “Manufactured in:” date code to see if it is a 12/06/2021 seat.
Baby Trend will directly provide owners with a replacement LATCH assembly strap free of charge. In the meantime, owners of the specific model and date code can visit the Baby Trend website and click the “Recall and Safety Notices” button for more information. For additional questions, please email to email@example.com.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.nhtsa.gov.