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70,000 car seats recalled for faulty handle

Posted: 11:24 AM, Jan 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-22 16:24:19Z
RECALL: Britax car seat

Britax announced a recall of one its infant car seats on Thursday, stating that the seat’s handle could crack or break, causing a fall.

The company received more than 70 complaints stating that the car seat carrier handle was cracking or breaking off, resulting in one injury.

The 70,000 car seats were manufactured between October 2014 and July 2015 and were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target and at online retailers like Amazon. The seats were manufactured in a variety of colors.

Britax posted the following message to its Facebook page, regarding the recall.

 

RECALL ALERT: Britax is issuing a recall of certain B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems,...

Posted by Britax on  Thursday, January 21, 2016

 

The recall urges consumers to not carry the seat by its handle. However, the seat can still be used in the car or on a stroller.

All consumers who registered their product with Britax will be sent a repair kit and instructions. Those who aren’t already registered are urged to visit Britax’s website to register for a repair kit.

Below are the model numbers of the affected car seats:

Britax Infant Car Seats

Model Numbers

B-Safe 35

E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M

 

 
   

B-Safe 35 Elite

E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U

B-Safe 35 Travel System

S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900, S01635200