Recalls

Car seats recalled due to laceration hazard

About 23,000 infant car seats made by Britax are being recalled by the manufacturer because the harness chest clip can break and cut or scratch infants. Britax has received four reports of the clip breaking and injuries reported include minor lacerations and scratches to the arms and a finger. One report involved an infant putting the clip in his mouth.

The recalled infant car seats include model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), E9L69N9 (Moonstone) 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. The recall was initiated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The car seats were sold at retailers nationwide and on the Britax website between June 2009 until October 2010. Cost was about $230 per car seat. Consumers who have purchased recalled models should contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Owners of the seats who registered them should have already been contacted directly by Britax.

For more information or to receive a replacement harness chest clip, contact Britax at 888-427-4829, or visit Britax website at www.britax.com.