RECALL ALERT: 71,454 Britax B-Safe35 car seats recalled due to the handles potentially cracking, leading to an increased risk of injury if child is being carried in the seat when handle fractures. NHTSA report below. See link for more information and contact info for Britax. https://us.britax.com/service-support/recall-sites/bsafe-35-recall/
SUMMARY:Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain B-Safe 35 child seats, models E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F and EXLU65M, B-Safe 35 Elite child seats, models E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C and E9LS65U, and B-Safe 35 Travel Systems, models S914900, S915400, S915200, S921900 and S01635200, manufactured October 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. The affected child restraints have handles that may develop cracks in, under, and around, the carry handle grip. The cracks may lead to the handle fracturing and the seat falling while being carried.
CONSEQUENCE:If the seat falls, there is an increased risk of injury to the infant in the child restraint.
REMEDY:Britax will notify all registered owners, and will ship them a remedy kit that includes a carry handle reinforcing bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2016. Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-800-683-2045 or Britax.Recall@Britax.com.
NOTES:Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.