Britax Car Seats Recalled: Handle Can Break, Crack

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Britax has recalled about 71,000 of their car seats due after a handle on one carrier broke. The recall affects some B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and B-Safe 35 Travel System models manufactured between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015.

The seats were sold between November 14 and January 2016 at stores such as Babies R Us, Target, BuyBuy Baby, Amazon.com and other retailers for $210 to $250.

The company says they have received about 74 reports of cracks developing in and around the carry handle grip on the car seats, including one report of an infant who received a bump on the head when the carrier fell to the ground.

Owners who register with Britax will be sent a kit and tool to reinforce the existing handle. An additional 3,900 seats will also be recalled in Canada.

The complete list of the car seats recalled and their model number can be found at Britax.com. To check your car seat, look for the Britax logo which should be 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.

Customers can also call 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.

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