San Diego injury lawyers, we want parents to be aware of a recall involving approximately 71,000
infant car seats manufactured by Britax Child Safety Inc. Due to a product
defect, the handles on the car seats can break, posing an injury risk
The recall includes popular infant car seats, including the Britax B-Safe
35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems. According to
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the car seat carry
handle can crack and break, allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly. 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.
For parents who own Britax car seats, the defective products were sold
at Babies R Us, buybuy BABY, Target and other stores nationwide and online
at Amazon.com, Diapers.com and other online retailers from November 2014
to January 2016 for between $210 and $250. As detailed in the recall notice,
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. The specific
models included in the recall are
listed on the CPSC website.
Given the serious risk of injury, parents and caregivers 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. Britax advises that owners can continue to use the car seat when secured
in a vehicle or on a stroller.