Nearly 70,000 infant car seats recalled
A recall has been issued for approximately 71,000 infant car seats manufactured by Britax, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
According to the CPSC, there have been 74 reports of the carrying handles breaking, risking injury to the infant. There was one report of an infant who received a “bump on the head when the carrier fell to the ground.”
Specifically, the recall affects people who purchased Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems manufactured between Oct. 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The 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.
Anyone with one of these models should contact Britax for a repair kit. Consumers should also 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.
For more details, visit the CPSC website.