Britax Child Safety, Inc. Child Seat Recall

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:
BRITAX / CHAPERONE 9L69P5 COWMOO
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L69N9 MOONSTO
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L69P2 RED MIL
BRITAX / CHAPERONE E9L69P3 SAVANNA
Production Dates:
APR 11, 2009 – MAY 31, 2010
APR 11, 2009 – MAY 31, 2010
APR 11, 2009 – MAY 31, 2010
APR 11, 2009 – MAY 31, 2010

Manufacturer: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.

Mfr’s Report Date: OCT 25, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10C006000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,251

Summary:
BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN BRITAX CHAPERON INFANT CAR SEATS MODEL E9L69N9 MOONSTONE, E9L69P2 RED MILL, E9L69P3 SAVANNAH, AND E9L69P5 COWMOOFLAGE, MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH MAY 2010. THE CHEST CLIP WAS INCORRECTLY PRODUCED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A MORE BRITTLE CHEST CLIP THAN WAS INTENDED. AS A RESULT, 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.

Consequence:
THE 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.

Remedy:
BRITAX WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS NOTICE AND REMEDY KITS THAT CONTAIN A REPLACEMENT CHEST CLIP AND INSTRUCTION SHEET. THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-888-427-4829.

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