Health Canada, Transport Canada, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Britax Child Safety, Inc. have announced a recall on select B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35/B-Agile Travel Systems manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The infant car seat carry handle can develop cracks and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant. Approximately 3,900 seats were sold in Canada and about 71,000 were distributed in the United States.
The model numbers included in the recall are:
Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to these products. Britax has received 74 reports (one in Canada) of the handle developing fractures, cracks, or breaking while in use. These incidents have resulted in one injury report in the United States, where the unit dropped to the ground and the infant bumped their head.
If you have one of these products:
If you have registered your product with Britax, you will automatically receive a free repair kit. You should not lift or carry the car seat by the handle until the repair is installed. To verify registration or to receive a repair kit, visit the Britax recall page. You can continue to safely use the car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller.
For more information, you can call the Britax Customer Service Department at 1-800-683-2045 or email Britax.Recall@britax.com.