Britax Child Safety, Inc. Child Seat: Harness Recall

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L692J BLK/SIL
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L692K (RED)
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L692L COWMOOF
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L692M GREEN
Production Dates:
SEP 01, 2010 – APR 30, 2011
SEP 01, 2010 – APR 30, 2011
SEP 01, 2010 – APR 30, 2011
SEP 01, 2010 – APR 30, 2011

Manufacturer: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.

Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 25, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12C001000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT: HARNESS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,220

Summary:
BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN CHAPERONE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2011. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER CAN DETACH FROM THE SEAT SHELL.

Consequence:
SHOULD THE HARNESS ADJUSTER DETACH FROM THE SEAT, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:
BRITAX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE REPAIR KITS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL AND MAILING OF THE KITS BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012. ANY SEATS ON WHICH THE HARNESS ADJUSTER HAS DETACHED WILL BE REPLACED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-888-427-4829 OR VISIT WWW.CHAPERONERECALL.COM.

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