has issued a recall involving Chaperone-brand infant car seats by Britax over safety concerns. It was reported that the harness chest clip on the car seat can break, creating sharp edges that could pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size, the broken clip may also pose a choking hazard to young children.
Britax has received 1 complaint in Canada
where the fragment of a chest clip was found in the mouth of an infant. In the United States
, Britax has received 4 complaints in the United States
has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these car seats.
The recall affects 3 models of car seats manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010, or more specifically, model numbers E9L95P2, E9L95P3 and E9L95P5. Approximately 2,350 units were sold across Canada
during this time period.
Consumers are advised to immediately check the back of the chest clip on their Chaperone infant car seats to see if the letters "PC" are moulded into the plastic. Car seats with "PC" are affected by this recall and these consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit. Until the repair kit is received, Britax recommends that the car seat can continue to be used but urges parents and caregivers to regularly verify that the chest clip is not broken.
For more information on this recall, consumers may contact Britax toll-free at 1-888-427-4829, or visit the Health Canada website