Friday, January 22, 2016
The AP (1/21) reports Britax Child Safety “is recalling more than 71,000 infant car seats because the carrying handles can break.” The seats’ handles can reportedly crack and break, according to the NHTSA. “The recall covers the B-Safe 35, the B-Safe 35 Elite and the B-Safe 35 Travel System made from Oct. 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015,” the article reports. Britax reportedly received some complaints, including one that resulted in an infant getting a bruise and bumping its head after the carrying handle broke and the car seat fell.
The New York Times (1/21, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 11.64M) reports Britax told the NHTSA its first complaint was received last May. The company on June changed the design of the handle.