It is mandatory to strap in your little one in a car seat whenever you head out, and such a safety move should never be compromised no matter how short the journey. However, it looks like there is the possibility of safety issues that surround such a product, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stepped in to announce that over 71,000 infant car seats manufactured by Britax will be recalled, with the recall notice stating, “the car seat carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant.”
This particular product recall will affect the likes of the B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite models, which are manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. These affected products could function as a rear-facing only car seat or as an infant carrier, where the car seat/carriers will sport a canopy, black shell and base, and sold in a range of shades. There is also the Britax logo that is printed on both sides of the seat shell, as well as on the carry handle grip, while you can check out the model numbers and the date of manufacture (DOM) on a label located at the back of the infant car seat/carrier shell.
Among the models that are part of the recall are: B-Safe 35 (E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M), B-Safe 35 Elite (E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U), and B-Safe 35 Travel System (S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900, S01635200).