Friday, December 12, 2008

Child Restraint Recalls

The NHTSA has announced that Britax is recalling certain Frontier child restraint systems, Models E9L54E7 (Frontier Red Rock), E9L54H6 (Frontier Rushmore), E9L54H7 (Frontier Pink Sky), E9L54M6 (Frontier Canyon), and E9L5490 (Frontier Sahara), manufactured between April 1 and September 18, 2008. If the harness straps are loosened using one strap at a time, the harness straps may become detached from the metal yoke located on the back of the child seat. Should the harness straps become detached, the child will not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in an increased risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash. Britax will mail the consumer notice and remedy kits to all registered owners free of charge. Owners that have not registered their seats with Britax must call Britax at 1-704-409-1700 and request a kit. The recall is expected to begin on or about January 7, 2009. Information and instructions related to the campaign will be posted on the Britax website at no later than December 17, 2008. Owners with other questions can contact Britax at 1-704-409-1700.

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