Britax Child Safety has recalled several models of its B-Safe infant car seats because of a potential issue with the clasp that keeps a child restrained. The chest clip on some Britax car seats may pose a choking hazard for young children. For this reason, the company has issued a recall of dozens of models of its B-Safe car seats’ clips, including more than 200,000 affected seats in total.
Recalled clips include the ones on B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, BOB B-Safe 35 infant seats, and accompanying travel systems, all manufactured between November 2015 and May 2017.
Britax has a fix: a kit to replace the dangerous chest clip. Customers who registered their carseats with Britax previously will automatically be sent the kit but if you have an unregistered affected car seat, you can contact Britax to get the safe clip. Either call 1-833-474-7016 or email Stroller.Recall@britax.com.
The replacement clip is more durable and less likely to come apart, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall report. Once you get your replacement kit, the old hazardous clip will have “ABS” printed on it, while the new safe clip will have “PC.”
Car seats affected by the recall can be fixed using a free kit that can be provided by Britax. Check the company’s website for the model numbers of all affected car seats.