Urgent: Bebehut car seat recalled over safety riskHow to check if your car seat is affected

25 February 2016

Bebehut recall 1

A car seat has been urgently recalled after its manufacturers identified a safety risk. 

The Bebehut Group 123 car seat, model number BAB001, sold via Amazon and Ebay has been recalled due to an issue when using the car seat in Group 1 mode (9-18kg) and when using the harness.

The safety notice states that seats made between July and December 2015 may not provide the approved safety performance. The company behind the seat, Veelar Limited, is recalling all seats made during this time. 

Parents are advised to stop using this car seat immediately and return it for a refund.

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Car seat approval number sticker

Car seat approval number sticker

How to check your car seat

If you've purchased one of these Bebehut seats, or you know anyone who has, you can check to see if your model is affected by checking the date reference and approval numbers on the back of the seat. 

First of all, look for the ECE approval number 04 44596 on the orange sticker on the back of the seat, as shown in the second picture, right. 

Then check the date stamp - as shown in the third picture, bottom right - to see whether your seat was made between July and December 2015. Affected models will see one arrow on one circle pointing to numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and another arrow pointing to 15 on the second circle.  

Car seat date reference stamp

The car seat date reference stamp

What to do if your car seat is affected

If you own a Bebehut Group 123 car seat made between July and December you should stop using it and contact Veelar Ltd's customer service team - via email at recall@veelar.co.uk or by phone on 0173 3230892. 

If you're not sure when your Bebehut car seat was made you should contact Veelar Ltd to check. 

There have been no reported incidents involving this car seat to date. 

Veelar Limited says: 'We apologise for the inconvenience caused but product quality and safety of our customers are paramount and maintaining this trust is important to us.'

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