Is Your Britax Car Seat or Stroller Being Recalled?
If you've got a little one, you'll want to know the details on the Britax recall.
Britax is recalling over 70,000 car seats and strollers because the handles may break. Affected products include B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, and B-Safe 35 Travel System. The Associated Press reports
Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say the seats have handles that can develop cracks that can lead to fractures. Britax says it received 74 complaints about handles cracking or breaking. One infant suffered a bruise and bump to the head when the handle broke and the seat fell to the ground."
The Consumer Product Protection Commission highlights the hazards specific to each recall:
Name of product: Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems
Hazard: The car seat carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant.
Name of product: Britax B-Ready strollers
Hazard: The foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
If you have any questions or concerns, you're encouraged to view the video below and contact Britax. Always best to err on the side of caution when considering the safety of your children!
Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, or by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.us.Britax.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right of the page.