Charlotte, North Carolina – Britax has announced a safety recall on certain Chaperone infant car seats sold in Canada. The company said that no injuries related to the recall have been reported.
The recall affects all Chaperone infant car seats, model numbers E9L952J, E9L952K and E9L952L, manufactured between September 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011.
The seats contain a harness adjuster that ensures that the harness straps can be properly tightened and secured over the infant’s shoulders, and is attached to the car seat shell. The rivet used to attach the harness adjuster to the shell may have been improperly installed, and as a result, the adjuster may detach from the shell. Should this happen, the harness straps will not properly secure the child in a crash.
If the harness adjuster detaches, discontinue use of the seat immediately and contact the company’s customer service department at 1-888-427-4829.
Britax will provide a remedy kit including a harness adjuster clip and instructions for properly installing it. All Chaperone infant car seat owners should confirm if their seats are affected by verifying the date of manufacture and the model number. The kits and instructions will begin shipping no later than February 6, 2012 to all registered owners with affected seats.
Consumers who have not registered their seats or need to verify an existing registration should call Britax at 1-888-427-4829 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. EST from Monday to Thursday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 EST on Friday, or visit Britax.