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Britax recalls 23,000 infant car seats

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Chest clips pose choking, cut risk

Britax is recalling 23,000 of their Chaperone infant car seats for a chest clip issue. Find out all the important recall information here.

Britax Chaperone infant car seat recall

Britax is recalling 23,000 infant car seats for a problem with the seats' chest clips, according to an announcement on Safercar.gov.

Recalled models

The recall involves several Britax Chaperone infant car seat models sold for $230 independent and mass retailers between June 2009 and October 2010. Affected models include:

  • E9L69N9 Moonstone
  • E9L69P2 Red Mill
  • E9L69P3 Savannah
  • E9L69P5 Cowmooflage

No injuries

The recall was issued when Britax discovered that the chest clip that positions the child in the seat was incorrectly produced, making it more brittle and susceptible to breaks. A broken clip poses a choking hazard and can cause skin lacerations if the sharp plastic edges comes in contact with an infant's sensitive skin.

Britax says that they're received four complaints of broken clips out of the 23,000 sold with no injuries reported.

Repair information

Britax advises those affected to contact them for a free repair kit that includes a new chest clip. The company can be contacted via phone at (888) 427-4829 for their website at www.britax.com.

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