According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car-seat manufacturer Britax is recalling 17,251 Chaperone infant-safety seats due to chest clip issues. These chest clips were incorrectly produced and affect car seats that were built between April 11, 2009, and May 31, 2010. Car seat model numbers that are affected by the recall are:
* E9L69N9 (Moonstone)
* E9L69P2 (Red Mill)
* E9L69P3 (Savannah)
* E9L69P5 (Cowmooflage)
Positioning the harness straps across the child’s shoulder, the car seat’s chest clip may be too brittle and might break when used with the infant in the seat. Once broken, the clip’s sharp edges could cut the child’s skin or become a choking hazard.
For those who have registered a car seat with the company, Britax will mail a remedy kit, which comes with a new chest clip. This kit will be mailed out around November 11.
For more information or to contact the company if you haven’t registered a recalled car seat, call Britax at 888-427-4829 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.