RECALL Subject : HARNESS ADJUSTER DETACHMENT

Report Receipt Date: JAN 26, 2012

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12C001000

Component(s): CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,220


Manufacturer: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.

SUMMARY:
BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN CHAPERONE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2011. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER CAN DETACH FROM THE SEAT SHELL.

CONSEQUENCE:

SHOULD THE HARNESS ADJUSTER DETACH FROM THE SEAT, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.

REMEDY:
BRITAX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE REPAIR KITS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL AND MAILING OF THE KITS BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012. ANY SEATS ON WHICH THE HARNESS ADJUSTER HAS DETACHED WILL BE REPLACED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-888-427-4829 OR VISIT Safety Notices - Britax USA.

NOTES:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)