23C004 – Child Seat Webbing May Fail – Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat-Desert Blue Child Seats

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May 4, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23C004000

Child Seat Webbing May Fail/FMVSS 213 & 209

A child seat that fails to properly restrain a child increases the risk of injury in a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23C004

Manufacturer Baby Trend, Inc.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,600

 

Summary

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.”

 

Remedy

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.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

6/6/22, received NHTSA email alleging noncompliance based upon testing by NHTSA contracted lab SGS; Halted production and distribution of identified lot while investigated. All like product in the supply chain 100% checked and verified compliant prior to resuming distribution;

6/16-17 Calspan tests; frontal, oblique and far side to 64 kph delta V and 32g peak.

6/23/22 webbing testing at SGS.

6/28/22 meeting with NHTSA to discuss results and confidential test data.

6/29/22 requested extension of time to respond; granted to 7/15/22.

7/1/22 determination of inconsequential, alleged technical noncompliance based upon erroneous testing by SGS, not affecting crashworthiness;

7/6/22 573 Report submitted based upon assumed validity of testing. Report proved not to be applicable do to invalid testing;

8/1/22 Petition for Determination of Inconsequential Non-compliance filed;

10/1/22 expert inspects pictures of SGS Grips used for NHTSA commissioned testing which reveals suspected lab nonadherence to FMVSS 213 & 209 test procedure and fixture specification s;

1/31/23 Company tests at SGS with expert noting lab nonadherence to NHTSA-required test procedure; thereafter experts reviews test fixture for compliance to required regulations noting nonadherence;

2/21/23 NHTSA Denies Petition for Determination of Inconsequential Non-compliance and stays filings pending meetings and qualified submission of CBI ;

2/27/23 Virtual meeting to disclose findings related original testing by NHTSA lab SGS;

3/7/23 In person meeting to disclose findings and address questions;

3/24/23 Ambiguities in existing regulations uncovered as Company attempts to procure its own fixture and finds it is impossible to do so;

3/27/23 Inquiry seeking clarification of fixture specifications from NHTSA to resolve ambiguities;

4/13/23 NHTSA Counsel Notified Company that its stay on action expires on 4/14/23 and requests a new 573 Report be filed resulting is this filing with a disclaimer as to noncompliance.

 


1 Affected Product

Child Seat

BRAND MODEL PRODUCTION DATES
BABY TREND HYBRID 3-IN-1

 


4 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23C004-8499.PDF 216.089KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23C004-1305.pdf 684.032KB

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Recall 573 Report – May 25, 2023

RCLRPT-23C004-5098.PDF 216.051KB

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Recall 573 Report – May 25, 2023

RCLRPT-23C004-3172.PDF 216.051KB

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