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Britax Issues Safety Recalls for Car Seats and Strollers

Baby product company Britax has issued two safety recalls — one for some of the brand's infant car seats and the other for select strollers and top seats — after reports surfaced of cracks developing in the seat handle and children ingesting pieces of non-toxic foam on stroller arms.

The first safety recall affects certain B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat models manufactured between October 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, according to a statement issued by Britax.

The company "has received reports of cracks developing in and around the carry handle grip" on specified car seat models. "If the cracks lead to the handle breaking, then the seat could be dropped, causing potential injury to the infant," the statement reads. (Find out more information.)

Owners of these seats, Britax advises, should visit www.bsafe35recall.com to verify that model number and date of manufacture (DOM) via a label on the back of the seat. Once the customer has registered the seat, a remedy kit should be received within 10 to 14 days.

The second safety recall affects select B-Ready Strollers and B-Ready top seats manufactured between April 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012.

"Britax has received reports of children biting and ingesting pieces of the non-toxic foam on the arm bar of select B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats," reads a statement from the company. "This may pose a choking hazard." (Find out more information.)

If customers own the product with the foam arm bar (instead of the zippered fabric cover), they should visit www.B-ReadyRecall.com to request a kit containing a zippered fabric arm bar cover and warning label.

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