RECALL: Baby Trend recalls child safety seats after buckle difficulties

PHOENIX - Baby Trend, Inc., voluntarily recalled two models of its child safety seats because of concerns over the difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle.

The 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 and FB60408, made between October 2011 and July 2013, have been recalled.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did an investigation that found some harness buckles on other car seats were difficult to unlatch, which lead Baby Trend to choose to recall similar buckles in their own lines.

Unbuckling the harness is too difficult, the company says, and the buckle can become stuck in the latched position and can’t be opened by pressing the release button.

Because of this difficulty, it may be harder to get the child out of the seat, increasing the risk of an injury if there’s an emergency.

If your restraint isn’t having any issues with difficulty unlatching, it’s still safe to use it to transport your kids, Baby Trend says.

Baby Trend hasn’t gotten any reports of injuries to kids because of the buckle, they said on their website.

Baby Trend will let registered owners of the child safety seats know about the recall and will give them replacement buckles once they have them.

Owners can get ahold of Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 or find more information online here

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