Washington, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a safety recall of Baby Trend child safety seats.

The affected seats are Magnum (model 6439), Galaxy (model 6481), Silverado (model 6448) and the 6400S bases that were sold separately and manufactured between May 14, 2007 and April 1, 2008.

The seats could fail to adequately protect children in a collision; Baby Trend will replace the base free of charge.  Owners of the affected seats should contact the company at 1-800-328-7363 to obtain a free replacement base; in the meantime, NHTSA is urging consumers not to use the car seat with the base.

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