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Thursday, June 26, 2008

BABY TREND INC. RECALLS LATCH-LOC CAR SEATS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
BABY TREND / 6400 RIGID LATCH-LOC BASE
9999
BABY TREND / 6439 (RIGID LATCH-LOC)
9999
BABY TREND / 6448 (RIGID LATCH-LOC)
9999
BABY TREND / 6481 (RIGID LATCH-LOC)
9999
Manufacturer : BABY TREND INC., Mfr's Report Date : JUN 23, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08C008000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE LATCH ANCHOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3582
Summary:
 BABY TREND IS RECALLING 3,582 LATCH-LOC CAR SEATS, MODELS 6400, 6439, 6448, 6481, AND 6484. THE DATES OF PRODUCTION WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE. INCORRECT STEEL WAS USED ON THE LATCH CONNECTOR LOCKING PAWL.
Consequence:
 THE LATCH CONNECTOR LOCKING PAWL CAN CRACK ALLOWING THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT BASE TO DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE'S LATCH ANCHORS DURING A SEVERE CRASH. THIS CAN RESULT IN THE SEAT FAILING TO PROVIDE THE PROPER PROTECTION FOR ITS OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
 BABY TREND WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. ONLY RIGID LATCH-LOC MODEL CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS RECALL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BABY TREND TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-328-7363.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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