Last month, child safety seat manufacturing company Britax Child Safety,
Inc. announced a large-scale carseat recall due to chest clip safety concerns.
This voluntary recall was agreed upon by Britax in cooperation with the
NHTSA and other regulatory authorities.
The Britax child safety seat chest clip recall affects certain B-Safe 35,
B-Safe 35 Elite, and BOB B-Safe 35 Perfect car seats manufactured between
November 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017. The company has received reports of
chest clips breaking while in use, presenting a choking hazard to an infant
in the car seat. Fortunately, no choking injuries have been reported.
To identify if your seat is included in this recall, you can check the
model number and date of manufacture of the seat. This information is
located on the date of manufacture label on the bottom of your infant
car seat. This is also where you can find the serial number for your product,
which is needed to request your remedy kit. To determine whether your
car seat is included in the recall, you can visit
You can also tell if your seat is affected by physically inspecting the
chest clip itself. Open the chest clip, press the tab and pull the two
sides of the chest clip apart. Turn the chest clip over - if the back
of your chest clip reads “AES”, then your chest clip is affected.
Britax is providing a free remedy kit to registered owners of the recalled
car seats. The remedy kit includes step-by-step instructions and a replacement
chest clip. If your product is already registered, you will automatically
receive a replacement chest clip by mail. If you aren’t registered,
you can request a free remedy kit at