Chaperone infant car seat recall

On November 5, 2010 Health Canada announced a recall of Chaperone-brand Infant Car Seats by Britax.

This recall involves Chaperone-brand infant car seats that were manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010, and with the following model numbers:

  • E9L69P2
  • E9L69P3
  • E9L69P5

You find the serial number, model number, and manufacture date on a white label on the underside of the car seat.

What is the danger?

The harness chest clip can break which will create sharp edges that could pose a laceration hazard. Due to the small size, the broken clip may also pose a choking hazard to young children.

Britax has received one complaint in Canada where the fragment of a chest clip was found in the mouth of an infant. In the United States, Britax has received four complaints in the United States.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these car seats.

What do I do?

You should immediately check the back of the chest clip on their Chaperone infant car seats to see if the letters "PC" are moulded into the plastic. Car seats with "PC" are affected by this recall and these consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit.

Until you get the repair kit, Britax recommends that the car seat can continue to be used but urges parents and caregivers to regularly verify that the chest clip is not broken.

Car seats with the letters "POM" moulded into the back of the chest clip are not included in this recall.

For more information, you may contact Britax toll-free at 1-888-427-4829, or visit Britax's recall website.

How many of these units were sold and where?

About 2,350 units of the recalled car seats were sold by various retailers across Canada. These car seats were sold from April 2009 to May 2010.

The car seats were manufactured in China. the retailer is Britax Child Safety, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina.