Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain B-Safe 35 child seats, B-Safe 35 Elite child seats and B-Safe 35 Travel Systems manufactured October 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.
January 22, 2016 – Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain B-Safe 35 child seats, B-Safe 35 Elite child seats, and B-Safe 35 Travel Systems manufactured October 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.
The affected child restraints have handles that may develop cracks in, under, and around, the carry handle grip. The cracks may lead to the handle fracturing and the seat falling while being carried.
- B-Safe 35: models E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F and EXLU65M
- B-Safe 35 Elite child seats, models E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C and E9LS65U
- B-Safe 35 Travel Systems, models S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900 and S01635200
Consequence: If the car seat falls, there is an incresed risk of injury to the infant in the child restraint. This does not affect the safety performance of the car seat when used in a motor vehicle. It is safe for consumers to continue to use their car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller. The car seat should not be lifted or carried by the carry handle until the remedy kit has been installed.
The Repair: Britax will notify all registered owners, and will ship them a remedy kit that includes a carry handle reinforcing bracket, free of charge. The recall began January 22, 2016. Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-800-683-2045 or Britax.Recall@Britax.com.
The remedy kit includes:
- one (1) Carry Handle Bracket with Thread Lock Fasteners;
- Hex Wrench;
- Detailed instruction sheet.
The carry handle bracket will attach to the infant car seat carry handle to reinforce it. efore installing the remedy kit, review the printed instructions. For a video detailing how to install the kit, please visit www.bsafe35recall.com. Owners should confirm if their product is included in the recall by visiting https://us.britax.com/service-support/safety-notices/b-safe-35-recall/ or by verifying the model number and date of manufacture (DOM) as follows:
The find the model number, refer to the Date of Manufacture label.
The label is located on the back of the car seat as shown.
Consumers who have not registered their product or need to verify an existing registration should contact Britax customer service toll-free at 1-800-683-2045 or Britax.Recall@Britax.com
The Britax B-Safe 35 Repair Kit Instruction sheet can be downloaded below or go to Britax B-Safe 35 Handle Recall: 1/2016.