23,000 Infant Car Seats Recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) – Britax is recalling about 23,000 infant car seats due to faulty harness clips.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the clip on the chest harness of the Chinese-made car seats can break loose and pose a risk of cuts or a choking hazard.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based Britax Child Safety Inc. has received three reports of cuts and scratches and one report of a child placing a broken clip in his mouth.

The seats were sold nationwide as well as on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010.

For a free repair kit, contact Britax at 888-427-4829.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  • John Adams

    If you’ll click on their United States homepage and then click on Safety Notice, you’ll discover that this product is only one of scores of others that have been recalled.

    However you’ll find the recall notices only if you enter their United States homepage. For other counries, which have not issued government warnings, they keep their mouths shut. What’s a dead child orv two compared to the cost of a recall?

  • John T.

    Isn’t everything made in China these days? Why single out that fact in the article?

  • John Adams

    So Britax Child Safety Inc. figured they could increase their profits by outsourcing to China. I hope they’re sued good by a battery of hotshot lawers who will pick their bones clean.

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