The chest clip on some Britax car seats can break and pose a choking hazard. The company is recalling more than 200,000 of its B-Safe seats' clips for this reason.
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. The full list of model numbers can be found on the company's recall site.
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."
Luckily, no choking injuries have been reported.