Saturday, November 20, 2010

Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

November 4, 2010
Release #11-031
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 427-4829
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Chaperone Infant car seats
Units: About 23,000
Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), E9L69N9 (Moonstone) 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.
Sold at: Mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall Notice:
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at

Picture of Recalled Infant Car Seat
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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