(WFLA) – Britax Inc. has issued recalls for strollers and infant car seats due to problems with handles that could lead to injuries.
The first recall covers certain B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat models. It only involves car seats manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The handle grip on these models can crack and the handle can break causing potential injury.
You can check your car seat’s model number on the company’s website here.
- Do not return the product to the retailer.
- Continue to safely use the car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a Britax stroller. Do not lift or carry the car seat by the handle until the remedy kit has been installed.
- Before installing the remedy kit, review the printed instructions. For a video detailing how to install the kit, please visit www.bsafe35recall.com.
You can also call the Britax Customer Service Department at the dedicated recall line: 1-800-683-2045 Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:45 pm (ET) and Friday 8:30 am – 4:45 pm (ET).
Britax is also recalling select B-Ready stroller and replacement top seat models. This recall involves the foam-padded arm bar on the strollers and seats manufactured between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012. According to the Britax’s website, the company received reports of children biting off and digesting pieces of the foam padding of the bar. The company will send out a free cover for the bar to those who have registered their products. You can check the model numbers here.
If you own the product under recall you need to visit www.B-ReadyRecall.com to request a kit containing a zippered fabric arm bar cover and warning label. It’s suggested that you remove and discontinue use of the foam-padded arm bar until you receive the kit. You should put the cover on as soon as you get it.