Britax Announces Safety Recall for Chest Clip on Infant Car Seats – June 2017


In its continued commitment to child passenger safety, Britax is conducting a recall of the chest clip on certain B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 infant car seat models manufactured between November 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017. Britax determined the center tab on the chest clip on the recalled seats can break and present a choking hazard to an infant in the car seat. There have been no choking injuries. Britax is announcing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

You can continue to safely use the affected car seats if you remove the chest clip or monitor the center tab of the chest clip for signs of breakage. The chest clip is not a required safety device: it is added to the harness system to help position the shoulder straps. You should always ensure harness straps are tight and properly positioned at or slightly below the child’s shoulders. To verify the tightness of the harness straps you should make sure they cannot vertically pinch any webbing at the child’s collarbone.

To Determine if your car seat is affected:

Visit: and follow these steps:

  1. Look for the Date of Manufacture (DOM) label on the back of the infant car seat shell.
  2. Compare the Date of Manufacture details to the model numbers and date range listed on the site.
  3. If your seat is affected and you registered your seat, you will automatically be sent a free replacement chest clip.
  4. If your seat is affected and you didn’t register your seat, you can order your free kit here:

Until you receive your replacement chest clip, you can continue to safely use the car seat as long as you remove your current chest clip or monitor the center tab of the chest clip for signs of breakage.

Before installing the new replacement chest clip, review the printed step-by-step instructions and/or watch the how-to video on the site.

Do not return your seats to the retailer.

If you have any questions you can speak with a Britax Customer Service representative by calling 1-833-474-7016. Their extended Customer Service business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

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