Posted on: June 1, 2010
As personal injury lawyer in North Charleston , I understand the realities of product liability and the high safety standards required for products intended for children. Parents have to ensure their child receives the best possible equipment, and one of those is certainly not some car seats made by Britax. A recall for Chaperon infant car seats was issued due to a defective chest clip, which may break when the infant is buckled in to its brittleness. Included in the recall are models: Moonstone E9L69N9, Red Mill E9L69P2, Savannah E9L69P3, and Cowmooflage E9L69P5 manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The model number can be found on a white label on the underside of the car seat.
The chest clip holding the harness in place may become brittle due to poor design, which may pose a choking hazard or cause scratches to the infant. Owners are asked to call Britax customer service, 1-888-427-4829. Details can also be found at their Seat Recall web site. Britax will send replacement parts to consumers.