Have there been Baby Trend recalls and safety alerts on strollers and car seats?
Baby Trend recalled Cityscape Travel Jogger Strollers in September 2022 over safety issues. According to the recall advisory, the parking brakes of these jogger strollers can fail, leading to fall or injury hazards to children. (1)(2)
Were there children injured by these recalled strollers? How can you identify these recalled strollers and process the refund or replacement? Have there been previous recalls of other Baby Trend strollers or car seats?
Note: Whether you’ve chosen Baby Trend or another brand, it’s best to check stroller recalls regularly. This helps reduce injury risks to your children from items (strollers and related products) with manufacturing or design defects.
In February 2023, Baby Trend and the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) warned customers about a head or neck entrapment risk with some of the brand’s strollers. One child reportedly died after getting stuck. (3)
We provide you with details of these recalls and the recent safety warning below.
Baby Trend Car Seat Recall 2023
Update June 5, 2023
On May 26, 2023, Baby Trend recalled 2,600 units of Hybrid 3-in-1 car seats over possible injury risks because the latch assembly strap might fail or break during a crash. Tests showed that they fail the minimum breaking strength requirements of the FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard). (2)(4)
This issue is believed to affect 100% of the recalled products under model number “FB49E14A,” sold in desert blue color, with the date code “12/06/2021.” (2)(4)
Affected customers will receive a free replacement strap from Baby Trend. (2)(4)
You can contact Baby Trend for more information through the following channels:
- Phone: 800-328-7363 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time, from Mondays through Fridays
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: babytrend.com/pages/contact-us
Baby Trend Safety Alert 2023
Update: February 12, 2023
According to the safety warning issued by the CPSC, the space behind and in front of the pivoting front canopy can entrap a child’s neck or head through the following: (3)
- When the child in the front seat isn’t securely restrained using all the five harness points
- When a non-occupant child climbs on the stroller’s exterior
Head or neck entrapment can lead to serious injuries, a loss of consciousness, or even death. (3)
The safety alert was issued after Baby Trend received a report that a non-occupant child, age 14 months old, died of asphyxiation due to neck entrapment in the space between the armrest and the front canopy. According to the report, the child’s father was nearby but was not able to see the child. (3)
Baby Trend also received one report of a 17-month-old child sustaining neck bruises after their neck got trapped between the seat back and the canopy tube. According to the report, the child was only partially secured in the stroller. (3)
How To Identify The Affected Strollers
The CPSC and Baby Trend warn consumers about the risks of using the following strollers with attached canopies: (3)
- Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Double strollers – with model numbers beginning with “SS76”
- Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Ultra strollers – with model numbers beginning with “SS66”
These Baby Trend strollers have been sold since 2009 through the following outlets: (3)
- buybuy BABY
- other online retailers
Are These Strollers Being Recalled?
No. As of writing, these strollers aren’t being recalled yet. Baby Trend stands by the quality and safety of their products (see below). (3)
Baby Trend’s Statement
The brand assures parents that the strollers listed above are “completely safe” to use as long as: (4)
- They’re only used as intended
- Always used in accordance with the operating instructions provided
Baby Trend also points out that its “deep commitment” to babies’ safety is among the main reasons the brand has sold over a million of since 2009. (4)
The company also reminded consumers of the safety measures to take when using the strollers (see below) while issuing the following statement: (4)
“This tragic and exceedingly rare accident could have been altogether avoided if the young toddler had not been permitted to climb and play on the stroller, which was not being used as intended at the time.
Again, we provide this public notice alongside the CPSC to help prevent even the most remote possibility of harm, while assuring our consumers that our products meet all applicable ASTM and CPSC safety requirements for Stroller (16 CFR 1227).”
How To Reduce Hazard Risks
According to the CPSC safety alert, you can reduce the asphyxiation risks by doing the following: (3)
- Never leave your child unattended in the stroller.
- Always fully secure your children using the built-in five-point harness.
- Remove and store the canopy when not in use.
- Don’t allow your children to play on the strollers, especially with the canopy attached.
- It’s best to store the stroller and keep it out of children’s reach when not in use.
Here’s a guide on how you can detach the canopy from the strollers: (3)
This information is also provided along with the product manual that consumers receive upon purchasing the strollers. (3)
Baby Trend Cityscape Travel Jogger Stroller Recall 2022
Recall Information: Which Stroller Has Been Recalled?
On September 15, 2022, Baby Trend recalled about 310 units of Cityscape Travel Jogger Strollers, Model TJ75B12A. The parking brakes of these jogger strollers can fail, posing fall or injury hazards to children. (1)(2)
Thankfully, no incidents/injuries have been reported relating to this stroller recall.
How To Identify These Recalled Strollers
Only the travel jogger strollers, Model TJ75B12A, in “Moonstone” (gray) of the Cityscape Travel System (stroller and car seat), are included in this recall. (1)
If you have these strollers, check for the following information: (1)
- Lot number: 111444 0122
- Manufacturing date: 10 28 2020
These strollers were sold at babytrend.com and amazon.com for about $175 from January 2021 through May 2021.
Where’s The Model Number On A Baby Trend Stroller?
The model number is printed on the inside portion of the side stroller frame, while “Baby Trend” can be found on the stroller’s frame.
Aside from the model number (Model TJ75B12A), the following information are also printed on the label: (1)
- Model name: CITYSCAPE JOGGER TRAVEL SYSTEM
- Phone number: 1-800-328-7363
- Address: Baby Trend, Inc. 13048 Valley Blvd, Fontana, CA 92335
- Lot number
- Manufacturing date
- Serial number
What To Do With The Recalled Baby Trend Strollers
Immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Baby Trend or Amazon to process your $175 full refund or e-voucher.
According to the recall advisory, Baby Trend and Amazon are also getting in touch with all purchasers to provide instructions on returning the strollers and getting a refund. (1)
If you have this stroller but haven’t received communication from Baby Trend or Amazon yet, you can contact Baby Trend through the following channels:
- Phone number: 800-328-7363 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: babytrend.com/pages/safety-notices or babytrend.com (click on “PRODUCT RECALLS” located at the top of the page)
Can Your Kids Still Use The Recalled Cityscape Travel Jogger Strollers If They Look Okay?
No. The parking brakes in these recalled units can fail at any time, posing an injury hazard to your child. Don’t let them use these recalled strollers even if you inspected the parking brake, and it looked alright.
Baby Trend Stroller Recall 2020
In January 2020, Baby Trend voluntarily recalled certain models of Tango Mini Strollers because the hinge joints could release under excessive pressure. This could make the stroller collapse and pose a fall hazard. (2)
The following model numbers were included in this recall: (2)
Affected customers were given a refund or free replacement. (2)
Baby Trend Stroller Recall 2004
In May 2004, Baby Trend recalled 11,300 units of the “Passport” Stroller because the fold joint might collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall risk. (5)
The recall included all Passport Strollers with Model Number 1514 and SKN number 190554 that were manufactured from July 10, 2003, to November 26, 2003. (5)
Baby Trend Stroller Recall 2000
In May 2000, Baby Trend recalled 1,500 units of “Road Runner” jogging strollers due to a manufacturing defect. The products were shipped out with the straps not properly secured to the frame. (6)
One child was reportedly injured after falling out of the seat while using the stroller with unsecured straps. (6)
Affected customers were instructed to inspect whether the straps were secured to the stroller frame and to contact Baby Trend for a refund or replacement. (6)
Is There A Recall On Baby Trend Car Seats?
There have been no recalls for Baby Trend car seats in 2022, but the brand has recalled some models in previous years: (2)
- Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Booster Seat (2017)
- TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat (2014)
Baby Trend Car Seat Recall 2017
In January 2017, Baby Trend recalled 34 units of Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Booster Seats because their center adjusters could detach in the event of a crash. This might happen if the child weighs more than 40 lbs and the seat is used in the harnessed mode. (2)
No injuries/incidents have been reported in connection to this recall.
The recall only involved the following model numbers: (2)
- FB48417 (Kiwi), manufacturing date of 7/14/16
- FB58181 (Centennial), manufacturing date of 7/23/16
Owners of these recalled car seats were provided with a free replacement. (2)
Baby Trend Car Seat Recall 2014
In April 2014, Baby Trend recalled two models (FB60070 and FB60408) of TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seats because the harness crotch buckle could become resistant to unlatching. This might be due to exposure to various contaminants (such as food and drinks) with regular use. (2)
Affected crotch buckles might be difficult to unlatch, causing difficulties in removing the child from the vehicle. (2)
No injuries or incidents were reported relating to this recall, but Baby Trend provided replacements for all affected models to ensure the children’s safety. (2)
Is Baby Trend A Safe Brand?
Baby Trends stands by the safety and quality of its products, declaring that these meet or exceed US safety standards.
Are Jogging Strollers Safe For Newborns?
Newborns and babies younger than four months old have weak neck muscles and spend most of their time sleeping. So, jogging strollers or any other stroller type might not be ideal for them until they reach the four-month mark. (5)
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends safe sleep practices, such as letting your baby sleep on a firm, flat surface rather than in devices that aren’t made for sleeping (e.g., strollers, car seats, infant slings, infant carriers, etc.). (7)
Babies develop differently. Be sure to ask your pediatrician’s advice if you plan on using a jogging stroller for your newborn baby.
Our Car Seat Recommendations
- UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat (compatible with Uppababy Cruz V2 and Vista V2 strollers to create a travel system)
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Car Seat Recalls
- Cybex recall (2023)
- Maxi Cosi recalls (2023)
- Safety 1st recalls (2023)
- Baby Trend stroller and car seat recalls (2022)
- UPPAbaby stroller and car seat recalls (2022)
- Maxi Cosi Pria 85 recall (2021)
If you have a car seat you no longer use, consider taking it to the Target Car Seat Trade-In Program (a 2-week event that usually happens in April and September) to swap your used items with a 20% discount coupon you can use for various baby essentials.
Stroller Recalls To Monitor
- Comprehensive list of stroller recalls (2020-2023)
- Baby Trend recalls
- Mockingbird recalls
- UPPAbaby recalls