Baby Trend has announced a recall of approximately 16,655 model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013.
The defect with the recalled TrendZ Fastback child restraints involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.
If the buckle becomes stuck, it may be difficult to remove a child from the seat, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
Baby Trend will notify all registered owners of the recalled child restraints and provide free replacement buckles when they become available.
For further information on this recall, contact Baby Trend toll-free at 800-328-7363.