Britax Child Safety Inc., along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are recalling more than 207,000 car seats due to a defective chest clip. The chest clip has a tab that can break which then presents a choking risk for the child in the car seat. There have been no reports of injuries due to the defective chest clip tab; however, Britax is taking precautionary measures and recalling all affected models. Britax says the chest clip is not a required safety feature so consumers may continue to use the car seat until they receive their replacement chest clip. Britax urges consumers to either remove the chest clip or closely monitor that it is not broken.
The affected model car seats with the defective chest clip are on certain B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 infant car seat models manufactured between Nov. 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017. Visit www.bsafe35clip.com to learn if your car seat is affected by the recall.
Britax will be notifying consumers who registered their product with them beginning June 21, 2017. Britax will replace the defective clips with a new chest clip for free.
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