NHTSA announces infant car seat recall
Feb. 6, 2012—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a safety recall of 14,220 Chaperone infant car seats manufactured by Britax Child Safety Inc.
The NHTSA said the recall is due to a defective rivet in the car seat’s harness adjuster. The defective rivet can cause the harness adjuster to detach from the seat, which make the safety harness straps unable to properly restrain child occupants.
The NHTSA said the Britax recall affects seat models E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L and E9L692M that were manufactured between Sept. 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011.
Owners of car seats that are included in the recall should stop using the product immediately and contact the manufacturer, the NHTSA said.