November 12, 2010 - Britax is recalling about 23,000 child car seats because of safety issues. A chest clip on the harness could break, posing an injury risk to both the child as well as the caregiver. The risk of a choking hazard also arises.
The recalled Chaperone infant car seats were sold in the United States for around $230. They were manufactured from April 2009 to May 2010. The model numbers of the recalled seats are:
To find your model number, look on the white serial label underneath the car seat.
Britax has received 3 reports of scratches and lacerations to a finger and arms. There was one incident in which a child placed broken pieces of the clip into his mouth. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Britax has received 400 complaints about the chest clip breaking.
Britax agreed to send free replacement chest clips to registered owners and retailers by Nov. 11, 2010. If you did not register your Britax car seat, you can still get a replacement clip by contacting Britax at 1-888-427-4829.
Meanwhile, caregivers are advised to remove any broken clips and fragments from the seat. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises parents and caregivers to stop using the recalled car seat unless instructed otherwise.
If your child has sustained severe injury from a defective car seat or another dangerous product, contact a Philadelphia product liability lawyer to get a better idea of your rights and legal options. An attorney will be able to work with you to determine liability and if you're eligible to file a defective product claim.
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