Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards

The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

Recall date: November 04, 2010
Recall number: 11-031
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Chaperone Infant car seats

Hazard:

The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.britax.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 23,000

Description

The recall includes Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L69N9 (Moonstone), E9L69P2 (Red Mill), E9L69P3 (Savannah) and E9L69P5 (Cowmooflage) sold in the U.S. All recalled models were 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.

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

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) Recall Notice: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10C006000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss

Sold at

Mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.

Importer(s)

Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C

Manufactured in

China

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