November 6, 2010 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of Chaperone infant car seat, made in China. About 23,000 were sold at retailers nationwide from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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. Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, (Sold in Canada) E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5 (Sold in the US) 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.
For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 or visit the firm's website at www.britax.com.