Jan 21, 2016

Britax B-Safe 35 Handle Recall

Today, January 21, 2016, Britax Child Safety, Inc., Britax is conducting a recall in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Transport Canada. This recall involves a defect within the carry handle on certain models manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015 and listed here: www.bsafe35recall.com.

Additionally, Britax is conducting a voluntary recall of select B-Ready Stroller and Replacement Top Seat models manufactured between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012, in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada. All details pertaining to this recall can be found here: www.B-ReadyRecall.com. NOBL Communications is representing Britax on behalf of the B-Safe 35 recall, so if you have any PR questions regarding the B-Ready recall, please direct them to Kate Clark (kate.clark@britax.com). Thank you.

Description of the Defect:

Britax has received reports of cracks developing in and around the carry handle grip on the above listed infant car seat models. If the cracks lead to the handle breaking, then the seat could be dropped, causing potential injury to the infant.

Remedy of the Defect:

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.

Please Note: This recall does not affect the safety performance of the B-Safe 35/35 Elite infant car seats 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.

Check out www.bsafe35recall.com for all recall-related information, including:

·       List of affected B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite models
·       A video demonstrating how to install the remedy kit
·       Additional Customer Service contact information

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