Britax infant car seat safety recall

On October 30 2010 an alert has been posted that Britax is recalling certain Britax Chaperon infant car seats. The specific units are model E9L69N9 Moonstone, E9L69P2 Red Mill, E9L69P3 Savannah, and E9L69P5 Cowmooflage, manufactured from April 2009 through May 2010.

What is the danger?

The concern is that the chest clip was incorrectly produced which could result in a more brittle chest clip than was intended. This could result in the chest clip which positions the harness straps across the infant's shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged as the infant is secured into the infant car seat.

The jagged, 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 small parts/choking hazard.

What can I do?

You can contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829. The plan is that Britax will mail to consumers notice and remedy kits that contain a replacement chest clip and instruction sheet. This safety campaign is expected to begin on or about November 11, 2010.