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Old 11-04-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation RECALL! RECALL! BRITAX RECALL!

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...rue&refurl=rss

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.: Production Dates:
CHAPERONE / E9L69N9 (MOONSTONE) APR 11, 2009 - MAY 31, 2010
CHAPERONE / E9L69P2 (RED MILL) APR 11, 2009 - MAY 31, 2010
CHAPERONE / E9L69P3 (SAVANNAH) APR 11, 2009 - MAY 31, 2010
CHAPERONE / E9L69P5 (COWMOOFLAGE) APR 11, 2009 - MAY 31, 2010
Manufacturer: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 25, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10C006000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17251
Summary:
BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN BRITAX CHAPERON INFANT CAR SEATS MODEL E9L69N9 MOONSTONE, E9L69P2 RED MILL, E9L69P3 SAVANNAH, AND E9L69P5 COWMOOFLAGE, MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH MAY 2010. THE CHEST CLIP WAS INCORRECTLY PRODUCED WHICH COULD RESULT 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.
Consequence:
THE SHARP EDGES OF THE BROKEN CHEST CLIP COULD CREATE A RISK OF A SKIN LACERATION AND THE FRACTURED COMPONENTS OF THE CHEST CLIP MAY PRESENT A SMALL PARTS/CHOKING HAZARD.
Remedy:
BRITAX WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS NOTICE AND REMEDY KITS THAT CONTAIN A REPLACEMENT CHEST CLIP AND INSTRUCTION SHEET. THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-888-427-4829.
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OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: RECALL! RECALL! BRITAX RECALL!

What should I do until I get the replacement part? Pray that one of the crazies in DFW doesn't decide that today is the day to take me out?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:53 AM   #3
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I would either

A) avoid driving baby
B) go buy the convertible seat you are going to use next and use that til you get the clip
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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Re: RECALL! RECALL! BRITAX RECALL!

Not driving works out well. We can walk to school to pick up the big kids, and we don't have anywhere to go this weekend that requires me AND dh. I can probably hit the BRU and get a new seat Sunday.

I wish there was a way to know if the parents had the clip properly placed. A broken clip is a broken clip, but still.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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Re: RECALL! RECALL! BRITAX RECALL!

Check that your chaperone is included in the recall; only certain manufacture dates were included.

Personally I'd just take the clip off and use it clip-less until the clip could be replaced. The chest clip is just a pre-crash positioner and is intended to keep the straps in place. If the straps are properly positioned and tightened, then they should stay in place without the chest clip.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:41 AM   #6
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Re: RECALL! RECALL! BRITAX RECALL!

the thing online said to take the clip off and use the carseat without it till you got your new one.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting, I registered my seat.
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