Britax Car Seat Safety Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about the recall of certain Britax car seat models. Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and Travel Systems manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015 are being recalled due to a fall hazard. Apparently, the carry handle on the car seat can crack and break, allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly. This can pose a serious risk of injury to the infant who is secured in the seat. Britax is offering a repair kit as a remedy.
What to do With Your Britax Car Seat?
If you have one of the car seats in question, you need to stop carrying the car seat by the handle until the repair kit has been installed. If your car seat is already registered with the manufacturer, you will be able to automatically get a free repair kit. If you haven’t registered your product, contact Britax immediately to do so at www.bsafe35recall.com. The car seat is still safe to use when it is secured in a vehicle or on a stroller.
Britax Car Seat Recall Info
Units Involved: Approximately 71,000 units have been sold to consumers.
- B-Safe 35
- B-Safe 35 Elite
- B-Safe 35 Travel System
Retailers: These seats are sold at Babies R Us, buybuy BABY, Target, online and at other stores nationwide.
Incidents and Injuries: Britax has received at least 74 complaints about these products including one incident where an infant was bumped on the head after the carrier fell to the ground.
Registering Your Car Seat
This is one of the reasons why registering your car seats is so important. In the event of a recall, manufacturers need your current contact information. The sooner a manufacturer can contact you about a potential recall or safety hazard, the better. Don’t wait to hear about it on the news. Register your car seat with the manufacturer today, because you want to know as soon as possible if your child’s safety seat poses any kind of risk.