Chaperone car seat recalled due to harness defect

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Britax Child Safety Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall for its Chaperone Infant Car Seat due to a potentially defective harness adjuster. This recall affects Chaperone Infant Car Seats units manufactured from September 2010 to April 2011. The car seat units affected bear model numbers E9L692L, E9L692K, E9L692J, and E9L692M in the United States.

The Chaperone’s harness adjuster is attached to the infant car seat shell, and it assures that the car seat’s harness straps can be securely adjusted over the infant’s shoulders. The harness adjuster may have been improperly riveted to the infant car seat shell. The harness adjuster may become detached from the infant car seat shell, compromising the safety seat’s capacity for protecting the infant, and putting the child in greater danger of incurring injury in the event of an auto collision.

Britax will be supplying to consumers affected by this recall a repair kit that includes a harness adjuster clip and an installation manual. Owners of Chaperone Infant Car Seats that may be affected by this recall should verify the model number and manufacturing dates of their units and discontinue use if the harness adjuster becomes detached from the shell.

As a San Diego personal injury lawyer I hope this recall is effective at preventing the injuries that could result from this manufacturing defect. If you or someone you care about has been injured by a malfunctioning product, please consider discussing your legal options with a San Jose personal injury attorney.