Britax to Recall 71,000 Infant Car Seats Due to Carry Handle Defect
Britax will recall approximately 71,000 Britax B-Safe 35 and B- Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems due to a carry handle defect. The reason for the recall is that Britax has received 74 reports of handles that have cracked and fractured while being carried by the handle. Britax notes that the infant car seat is safe for use when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller. However, it is warned that the infant car seat should not be carried by the handle until the remedy kit has been installed. The recall affects those car seats that were manufactured between October 1, 2014 through July 1, 2015.
Click here to read the full recall: Britax Safety Notice
Below is a list of the affected model numbers associated with this recall:
This recall also affects approximately 4,000 units that were sold in Canada and Mexico.
Consumers should immediately stop carrying the car seat by the handle until the repair is installed. All consumers who have previously registered their product with Britax will automatically receive a free repair kit. To register to receive a repair kit or verify registration, visit www.bsafe35recall.com. Consumers can continue to use the car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2016. Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-800-683-2045 or Britax.Recall@Britax.com.
Previously, Britax recalled 213,753 car seats due to a harness defect in August 2015.
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