About 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats, made by Britax are being recalled due to a risky harness chest clip, which...
About 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats, made by Britax are being recalled due to a risky harness chest clip, which may break and then poses a laceration hazard to your baby. Due to the clip's small size it also poses a choking hazard. There have been four reports of the chest clip breaking. Injuries reported so far include minor lacerations and scratches to arms and a finger. Additionally, one report involved an infant placing the clip in his mouth. What's being recalled: Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L69N9 (Moonstone), E9L69P2 (Red Mill), E9L69P3 (Savannah) and E9L69P5 (Cowmooflage) sold in the U.S. All recalled models were manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat’s serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat. What to do: It sucks when your car seat is recalled, because of course this is one of those must-have items. Still, if you have this car seat, you should use an alternative car seat in the meantime and also immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Do not, under any circumstance, drive around with your baby if he's not in a car seat though. If ever you have to go through a car seat recall you should have a friend or family member bring you a new car seat.

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