Britax recalls more than 200000 vehicle seats

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.

Childcare product company Britax has announced that it is recalling more than 200,000 vehicle seat chest clips, which can pose a serious choking hazard.

Since February, three customers have reported finding broken chest clips in children's mouths.

Britax says it is unaware of any injuries related to the problem.

Britax says it will notify owners and provide a replacement chest clip marked "PC", free of charge. If the chest clip breaks, that can pose a choking hazard to the infant.

Britax says the auto seats remain safe in a crash without the chest clip until the remedy kit can be installed.

Britax also has produced a video with instructions on replacing the clip. Britax has set up a website for owners to find out whether their seats are being recalled and other information.

The NHTSA has received two complaints of the clips failing since the beginning of June.

  • Salvatore Jensen