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Britax car seat recall

More than 200,000 car seats are affected by the Britax recall in Canada and the U.S.

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Check your car seat!

Transport Canada and Britax Child Safety, Inc., have announced a major Britax car seat recall. The harness adjuster button has been found to stick in a small number of the affected car seats—causing shoulder straps to slacken.

This recall involves more than 200,000 car seats in North America—15,154 in Canada. The following Britax models, made between August 1, 2014, and July 29, 2015 (you’ll find the date-of-manufacture label under the car-seat cover) are affected:


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Britax says they’ve received no reports of injuries connected with this recall, and that only 1 percent of all the car seats have this issue. They first learned about the issue from a consumer’s post on Facebook.

If you have one of these products:
Britax will notify you and send you a kit to fix the issue. The kit includes a non-toxic lubricant that you can apply to the red harness adjuster button, and application instructions. For more information, call 1-888-427-4829, email [email protected], or visit the following pages:
U.S. safety notice from Britax (and PDF of the Canadian notice on the right side of the page>
Canadian Britax safety notice>
Transport Canada recall notice>

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