RECALL ALERT: Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 LATCH issue


NHTSA has issued a recall:

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.” A child seat that fails to properly restrain a child increases the risk of injury in a crash. Baby Trend, Inc. will mail owners a replacement latch assembly webbing and installation instructions, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 30, 2023. Owners may contact Baby Trend customer service at 1-800-328-7363.

It appears that the car seats involved were model number FB49E14A 12/21 and manufactured on or around December 6th, 2021.  We recommend that all owners of the affected Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 contact Baby Trend immediately to see if your car seat is recalled and for further advice.  It appears in most cases, the seatbelt system should be used for installation until a replacement LATCH assembly is received.



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