Britax Recall: Overview and Details
Did you hear about the 75,000 Britax infant car seats that were recalled? We have the details here.
But there is one sure fire way to learn about car seat recalls, something parents want to be aware of so kids are always safe in the car. We recommend that you register the car seat as soon as you open the box. And if you haven’t done so, we urge you to do so now—it is a quick and easy process. Registering your seat allows the manufacturer to notify you if there is a recall and send you any necessary fixes.
Details on the recall
B-Safe car infant seats were recalled because the car seat handle can crack and break, causing the seat to fall unexpectedly and posing a risk of injury to the infant. Please note that the defect does not affect the performance of the product in the car, and infants are not at an increased risk of injury because of the defect during a crash. There have been 75,890 units sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The 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 is to be used as a rear-facing- only car seat and as an infant carrier. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on a label located at the back of the infant car seat/carrier shell. This recall was announced together with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
On the same day, Britax announced the voluntary recall of strollers, with 49,000 in the United States and 11,000 in Canada. Details on the stroller recall are below.
Models included in the car seat recall are:
Dates of Manufacture
E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M
October 1, 2014
B-Safe 35 Elite
E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U
B-Safe 35 Travel System
S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900,
Follow this link for more information and to check if your B-Safe product is affected. You will need the car seat’s model number, which is located on the back.
The second Britax recall involves B-Ready strollers. The strollers were recalled because the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard. The recall involves Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. There have been approximately 60,000 units sold in the U.S. and Canada. The stroller’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label on the stroller’s frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel. The replacement top seats were sold separately in a variety of colors and fit into the stroller’s frame. The replacement top seat’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a black label on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover.
Strollers and Replacement Top Seats
Dates of Manufacture
U281767, U281768, U281771, U281772, U281773, U281774, U281784, U281792,
April 1, 2010
B-Ready replacement top seats
S845600, S845700, S845800, S845900, S855000, S855100, S856600, S870200, S870300, S870600
Follow this link to find out more information and check if your Britax stroller is affected.
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