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Ivy Jacobson
Associate Editor, The Knot

Recall Alert! Baby Trend TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat

PUBLISHED ON 04/16/2014

Make way for yet another car seat recall! Baby Trend, Inc. has recalled over 16,000  TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seats that were manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The recall on two models is due to a potentially faulty harness crotch buckle that has difficulty unlatching (due to exposure from everyday contaminants), making it difficult to remove a child from the seat in the case of an emergency.

Here’s what you need to know about the recall:

Baby Trend's recall includes two models:

  • FB60070 (Granite) manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013
  • FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013

Thankfully, there haven’t been any reports of injuries due to the recalled buckles. Baby Trend also states that there is no risk if the buckle is functioning normally.

What to do if you own any of the recalled products:

Baby Trend is providing customers who own either of the recalled car seats a free remedy kit that includes a replacement buckle and instructions on how to install the new buckle.You can order the remedy kit by calling Baby Trend customer service at 1-800-328-7363, and the kit will start to ship the week of May 12th. You can also visit their website at  Do not return the car seats to retailers.

If there's any difficulty unlatching the buckle before your remedy kit arrives, cleaning the buckle should help.

Want to make sure you don’t have any recalled baby gear at home? Read more of the latest  baby product recalls.

PHOTO: Photo Courtesy of the Manufacturer