Two recalls were issued in the last week that we wanted to bring to your attention.
Britax Chaperone Infant Seats
Britax has issued a voluntary recall of about 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010 after receiving four reports of harness chest clips breaking. The chest clips were incorrectly produced by the manufacturer resulting in a brittle chest clip which can break and pose a laceration and choking hazard. Model numbers involved in the recall include E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, E9L69N9 (Sold in the US), and E9L69P2, E9L69P3, E9L69P5 (Sold in Canada). The model number and manufacturing date can be found on the underside of the seat.
Consumers will be provided with a free repair kit which includes a replacement clip. Britax will begin contacting registered owners with a notice and replacement clip on or about November 11th according to the NHTSA notice on the recall. If you own an affected seat and have not registered it, you should contact Britax Consumer Services at 888-427-4829, or you can register for the recall at www.chaperoneseatrecall.com.
If your chest clip breaks before you receive a replacement, remove the clip from the harness along with any fragments, and Britax’s safety notice indicates that you can safely use the seat without the clip until the replacement is installed. Just ensure that the harness is positioned over the shoulders and tightened correctly.
Children’s Place Ruffle Vests
The Children’s Place has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 3,300 girls’ quilted ruffle vests because metal snaps can detach from the vest posing a choking hazard.
The girls’ ruffle vests are quilted and “chalk” colored with a hood trimmed in fake fur. The vests have a label sewn to the inside side seam of the lining with number #587754 printed on it. The vests were sold online on www.childrensplace.com in September 2010 for about $20.
Consumers who purchased this vest online will be mailed a postage-paid envelope with instructions for returning the vest(s) for a full refund. If you have any questions, you can contact The Children’s Place Services Company LLC at 877-752-2387.
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