Better check your car seats, guys.
And the reason behind the recall is pretty scary: The carry handle can crack and break, allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly and posing a risk of injury. Yikes!
According to the Britax website: "The car seat should not be lifted or carried by the carry handle until the remedy kit has been installed." The company went on to say the recall does not affect the safety of the seat when used in a car, however, and it's safe for "consumers to continue to use their car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller."
According to a safety alert posted on the Commission's website, the affected products have a canopy, black shell, and base, and were sold in a variety of colors at stores like Babies R Us, buybuy BABY, Target, Amazon.com, and Diapers.com. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on a label located at the back of the car seat/carrier shell.
Models included in the recall are:
E9LU65M, E9LU65P, E9LU63F, E9LU66R, E9LS63F, EXLU65M
E9LS55T, E9LS56P, E9LS55U, E9LS66C, E9LS65U
B-Safe Travel System:
BS914900, S915400, S915200, S921900, S01635200
You can also register your model number at the Britax site to check if your car seat is affected by the recall.