2,000+ Chaperone (Britax) Infant Car Seats being Recalled

Update: see previous related post October 15, 2010 Maestro Combination Child Booster Car Seat Recalled – 14,000 Booster Seats (The Evenflo Company Inc.)

More than 2,000 infant car seats (manufactured between April 2009 – May 2010) are being recalled across the country by Health Canada.

This recall involves Chaperone-brand infant car seats manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010, and with the following model numbers:

  • E9L69P2
  • E9L69P3
  • E9L69P5

The Chaperone Infant Car Seat, made by Britax Child Safety Inc. raised safety concerns when a child was found with a broken piece of a plastic part in his mouth.

Officials say the plastic clip that goes across the child’s chest can break and leave sharp edges.

For more information, you should contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-888-427-4829 or go to their recall website.

Recall Information

Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced that it is conducting a safety recall on its CHAPERONE™ Infant Car Seat. The recall includes CHAPERONE Infant Car Seats with Model Numbers of E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, (Sold in Canada) E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5 (Sold in the US) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010.

Britax Child Safety, Inc. recently determined that the chest clip supplied with the CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat was incorrectly produced by the manufacturer which resulted in a more brittle chest clip than was intended. As a result, the chest clip which positions the harness straps across the infant’s shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged as the infant is secured into the infant car seat. The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard.

To address this issue, BRITAX will provide a free remedy kit that contains a replacement chest clip. An instruction sheet in the remedy kit will provide specific instructions and visuals to aid in installing the replacement chest clip.

All CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat owners should confirm whether their CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat is affected by verifying the car seat model numbers and manufacturing dates: E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, (Sold in Canada) E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5 (Sold in the US) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010.

If your chest clip breaks, remove the broken chest clip from the harness along with any fragments.  The CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat can continue to be used until the replacement chest clip is installed.

For more information, contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-888-427-4829.

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Update: December 1, 2010 – New rules for cribs, cradles and bassinets. Still, Health Canada does not have the power to issue a mandatory recall for any non-compliant products, although that would change if the new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Bill C-36), currently before the Senate, becomes law.

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