Britax Child Safety, Inc. has determined that all Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seats manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010 for Model numbers E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3 and EL969P5 contain a defect which relates to safety.
Description of the Defect
The Chest Clip supplied with the Chaperone Infant Car Seat was incorrectly produced by the manufacturer which resulted 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. The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard.
If your chest clip breaks, remove the broken chest clip from the harness along with any fragments. The Chaperone Infant Car Seat can continue to be used until the replacement chest clip is installed.
Britax is providing a remedy kit that contains a replacement chest clip and an instruction sheet. Confirm whether your Chaperone Infant Car Seat is affected by verifying the model number, date of manufacturer as follows:
A. Remove Chaperone Infant Car Seat from base.
B. Turn Infant Car Seat over and locate the white sticker on underside of Car Seat
C. Look for model numbers and manufacturing dates: E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, E9L69P5; Manufactured between April 2009 through May 2010.
D. If your Chaperone Infant Car Set is affected, carefully read and follow the detailed instructions included in this kit.
Please contact the Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions concerning this notice. The model and manufacture date from your Chaperone Infant Car Seat will be necessary information when calling or viewing the posted information on line.
Note: Not all Chaperone Infant Car Seats are included in the Campaign. ALL Chaperone Infant Car Seats manufactured after May 2010 are NOT included in the campaign: model numbers E9l692J (Black/Silver), E9L692K (Red), E9L692L (Cowmooflage) and E9L692M (Green).
For more information visit Britax’s website at: http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/safety-notices