Britax recalls over 200,000 chest clips in their B-Safe 35 line, due to reports of the clips breaking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a notice expressing concern about the broken clips potentially being a choking hazard.
The recalled car seats are the B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, and BOB B-Safe 35, and were manufactured between November 1st, 2015 and May 31st, 2017 under the following model numbers:
B-Safe 35 & Travel Systems:
US – E1A183F, E1A185M, E1A185P, E1A186R, E1A203F, E1A205M, E1A205P, E1A206X, E1A206Z, E1A207E, E9LU65V, E9LU66X, E9LU66Z, E9LU67D, E9LU67E, EXA185M, S02063600, S02063700, S03803400, S03803500, S03803700, S03803800, S03803900, S04144400, S04144500, S04144600, S04145000, S04402800, S04884200, S04884300, S04975600, S04978900, S05260200, S06020300, S06020400, S06020500, S06020600, S06020700, S06020800, S06020900, S06147100, S921800
Canada: E1A193F, E1A195M, E1A195P, E1A196X, E1A196Z, E9LV16R, E9LV17D, S04144700, S04144800, S04144900, S04183700, S04183800, S04437700, S04884400, S04884500, S06051400, S06051500, S06051600, S06051700, S06051800
B-Safe 35 Elite & Travel Systems:
US – E1A215T, E1A215U, E1A216P, E1A221Q, E1A225C, E1A225U, E1A226L, E9LS51Q, E9LS56C, E9LS56L, E9LS57F, E9LS57G, E9LS57H, EXA216L, S01298600, S02063800, S02063900, S02064000, S04281200, S04281300, S04628500, S06018800, S06020000, S06020200, S923700
Canada – E9LV21Q, E9LV26C, E9LV26L, E9LV27F, E9LV27G, E9LV2Q8, S01298700, S04184000, S06051300
BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax:
US – E9LT34A, E9LT34C, E9LT35X, EXLT34A
Canada – E9LT54A, E9LT54C, E9LT55X
To find out if your seat has been recalled, you can go to the Britax site and enter your serial number, or contact them at 1-833-474-7016 . The company will also be contacting those who have purchased (and registered) affected seats to arrange for a free replacement clip. In the meantime, the company has stated the seats are safe to continue using.