Choking hazard prompts Britax to recall 207K child car seats

Britax says no choking injuries related to the clip have been reported, although a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database documents several complaints from parents about the clips breaking.

Auto seat and stroller manufacturer Britax announced this week that it is recalling more than 200,000 vehicle seats after customers reported that seats' chest clips can break, posing a choking hazard for young children.

The company notes that the infant auto seats remain safe in a crash, and that while the term "recall" is being used, the entire seat does not need to be replaced. The recall was expected to begin June 21, 2017.

Britax also has produced a video with instructions on replacing the clip.

The Fix: Britax will provide a more durable replacement chest clip marked "PC" for free.

No other products are included in this recall.

The recalled models include the Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 with manufacture dates from November 1,2015 to May 31,2017.

  • Arturo Norris