Recall: Chaperone Infant car seats
On 2010-11-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Chaperone Infant car seats due to a potential choking and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2009 for about $230.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Britax car seat recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 427-4829
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What is the problem?
The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), 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.
These items were sold new+ at Mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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
For additional information, contact Britax at (888)427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.britax.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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