Mount Pleasant store owner offers alternative to car seat baby carriers

The Britax B-Safe 35 is recalled because of faulty handle.

CHARLESTON, SC — Thousands of Britax Infant car seats are recalled due to a fall hazard.

The recall involves Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems. They were made between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015

The carry handle can crack and break, which may allow the seat to fall unexpectedly and pose a risk of injury.

Britax received 74 reports on incidents, including one report of an infant with a bump on the head when the carrier fell to the ground/

Consumers can continue to use the car seat when secured in a vehicle or on a stroller, but should stop carrying it by the handle. If you register with britax, you will receive a free repair kit, or you can request one. To register, visit BSafe35recall.com.

News2’s Libba Holland looked into the types of carriers available.

One Mount Pleasant baby boutique owner sells soft carriers that allows an adult to carry a child on the chest, hip, or back.

Katrin Burns with Children’s First of South Carolina says parents should do their research before buying a carrier or car seat.

“The best car seat is one that fits the child and one that fits the vehicle because sometimes certain car seats aren’t a good fit in a particular vehicle,” Burns said.

She also said try to put the car seat in a car before buying, if possible.

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