If you have a Britax child safety seat, this announcement may affect you. Some of the company’s convertible car seats were manufactured with screws and nuts that were improperly inserted. As a result, the screws or nuts may become detached from the base joint connector.
The convertible car seats in question were made from early July 2010 through August 2011. There’s no word about how many car seats are facing this problem, but we do have a list of the car seats that may be affected:
• ROUNDABOUT 55
• MARATHON 70
• BOULEVARD 70
• BOULEVARD 70 CS
• ADVOCATE 70 CS
According to Britax, you can still continue to use the convertible car seats, but you should replace any missing screws or nuts to ensure it works as intended. Britax will send you replacement screws and nuts, as well as the tools needed to replace them. You can call the Britax Consumer Services Department at 888-427-4829 to order your replacement parts. Until you receive them, Britax recommends that your convertible car seat is properly installed using the vehicle seat belt or LATCH connectors. After the jump, we’ve attached a picture that shows you where your Britax convertible car seat could be missing screws or nuts in its base.
For more info direct from the company, click here.