Britax Frontier Car Seats Recalled

Date:
December 12, 2008
Category:
Car Seats
Company/Brand:
Britax
The Danger:
If the harness straps are repeatedly loosened one at a time, then the straps may become detached from the metal yoke located on the back of the seat. This could cause an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Description:
This recall involves Britax Frontier car seats that were manufactured from April 1, 2008, through September 14, 2008. The car seats have the following model numbers and model names:
  • E9L54E7 (Red Rock)
  • E9L54H6 (Rushmore)
  • E9L54H7 (Pink Sky)
  • E9L54M6 (Canyon)
For the following model, the manufacturing dates included in the recall are from April 1, 2008, to September 17, 2008:
  • E9L5490 (Sahara)
The date of manufacturer and model number may be found on the white label located near the top of the car seat on the child's left side under the cover.
Sold At:
Mass merchandisers and independent juvenile retailers for $280.
What To Do:
Check to make sure the harness system is properly attached to the metal yoke. If so, you may continue to safely use the car seat until you receive a repair kit.
If not, you can make a manual adjustment to the car seat until you receive the repair kit to fix it permanently. Remove the car seat from your vehicle and re-attach the harness strap to the yoke. Also, make sure that the harness straps are placed inside the Belt Guard on the back of the car seat. You may need to inspect the vehicle seat to determine whether the vehicle belts or vehicle seat contour may be interfering with the harness/yoke function and if necessary, re-install the Frontier in a different vehicle seat position.
Britax will send registered owners a repair kit to fix the problem. If you have not registered your car seat, call (800) 683-2045 to request a kit. The kit includes rubber caps that can be easily placed on the yoke slots to prevent the harness straps from detaching. The rubber caps have been specifically designed for the Frontier yoke to provide a secure fit and have been tested to verify their effectiveness. For additional information, visit their Web site at www.britaxusa.com.
For More Information:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/childseat.cfm

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