According to several news reports, parents have been having some issues with car safety seats in the last couple of months. After the 1.3 million car seats recalled by Evenflo, more devices are now being recalled.
The reports show that while some of the seats that are now being recalled involve similar issues as the ones that led to the Evenflo recall, consumers should be aware that it also affects another brand of car seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a series of car seats manufactured by Baby Trend, Inc. are now being recalled because the devices may offer some difficulty to parents when it’s time to make sure that the harness buckles are unlatched. According to the reports, the devices affected by the recall include all units of the 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-iin-1 child restraints that were manufactured in the period between October 2011 and July 2013.
The reports show that the affected devices come with buckles that might get stuck in a latched condition when it’s time to remove the infant from the device. This issue could lead to injuries because the child may not be able to be removed from the device in the event of an emergency.
This issue also affected Evenflo car safety seats. The company had to expand the recall after the NHTSA pressured the firm.
Baby Trend reported that the risk of injury is real and the the issue was enough to lead to the recall. All registered owners of the baby seats will be notified by the company. If you were affected, the company should be contacting you in the near future but if you are affected and you’re not sure of what you should do to have this issue addressed promptly yet, follow this link to read the official NHTSA recall announcement.
Models affected by this particular recall include models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean).
The company will be providing replacement buckles to all affected vehicle owners. If you need to contact them, look for the contact info on the official recall announcement published by the NHTSA. Act promptly and avoid having your child exposed to serious injury risks.
Too often, people are injured before recalls are issued. Several complaints were registered with Evenflo and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration before the previous recall was issued. Because children could be trapped in the seats in situations of emergency, parents should be aware they must respond to this recall as soon as possible.