This recall involves Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The product can be used as a rear-facing only car seat and as an infant carrier. The car seat/carriers have a canopy, black shell and base, and were sold in a variety of colors. The Britax logo is printed on both sides of the seat shell and on the carry handle grip. Model numbers and the date of manufacture (DOM) are printed on a label located at the back of the infant car seat/carrier shell.
Models included in the recall are:
Britax Infant Car Seats and Travel Systems
Dates of Manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD)
E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M
October 1, 2014 (2014/10/01)
July 1, 2015 (2015/07/01)
B-Safe 35 Elite
E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U
B-Safe 35 Travel System
S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900,
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.
Britax has received 74 reports of handles developing fractures, cracks and/or breaking while in use, including one report of an infant who received a bump on the head when the carrier fell to the ground.
Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.
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