Britax Child Safety, Inc., has announced that a defect exists in certain B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat models and has issued a recall of some of its products.
The company issued the recall in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Transport Canadafer after it received reports of cracks developing in and around the carry handle grip on the above listed infant car seat models. If the cracks lead to the handle breaking, the seat could be dropped, causing injury to the infant.
This recall involves 71,454 infant car seats with the below listed model numbers manufactured between October 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. To see if your child carrier is on the recall list, check the website here or consult the list below.
B-Safe 35 child seats recalled:
B-Safe 35 Elite child seats recalled:
B-Safe 35 Travel Systems child seats recalled:
What to do
Do not return product to the retailer. Continue to safely use the car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a Britax stroller. Britax will ship a remedy kit to owners. Do not lift or carry the car seat by the handle until the remedy kit has been installed.
Britax will notify all registered owners, and ship them a remedy kit that includes a carry handle reinforcing bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2016. Before installing the remedy kit from the manufacturer, review the printed instructions. For a video detailing how to install the kit, please visit www.bsafe35recall.com.
This defect does not affect the safety performance of the seat when used in a motor vehicle. It is safe for consumers to continue to use their car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller. The car seat should not be lifted or carried by the carry handle until the remedy kit has been installed.
If you are having difficulty getting your car seat remedied within a reasonable amount of time, you may write to the following address:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
Or you may call the toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
Or visit www.safercar.gov and search
Recall ID: 16C-001
Britax is committed to your child’s safety and we apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused.