The chest clip was incorrectly produced, which caused a more brittle chest clip than was intended. As a result, the chest clip that positions the harness straps across an infant's shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged and the infant is secured into the car seat. The sharp edges of the broken chest clip could create a risk of a skin laceration, and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a choking hazard.
This recall involves about 17,251 Britax Chaperon infant car seats in the following models: E9L69N9 Moonstone, E9L69P2 Red Mill, E9L69P3 Savannah, and E9L69P5 Cowmooflage. The car seats were manufactured from April 2009 through May 2010.
What To Do:
Britax will mail consumers a notice and a remedy kit, which contains a replacement chest clip and instruction sheet. The safety campaign is expected to begin on or around November 11, 2010. For more information, contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829.
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