November 4, 2010: Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax
Many styles of car seat are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina, has recalled about 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats. The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.
The firm has received four reports of the chest clip breaking. Injuries from three reports included minor lacerations and scratches to arms and a finger; and one report involved an infant placing the clip in his mouth.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), and E9L69N9 (Moonstone) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat’s serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat.
The car seat sold at mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230. The car seat was manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.britax.com.
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