Britax recalls child safety seat for design defect
The recall, conducted in concert with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), involves 121,109 units of model E9L47. Britax has gotten complaints from parents that the adjuster housing popped out of position when they were adjusting the harness. (The adjuster is used to tighten the harness around the child.) No deaths or injuries have been reported.
According to the notice, in certain circumstances the adjuster may move out of position making it difficult for caregivers to properly adjust the harness. Because of this, Britax is sending owners two rivet fasteners (plus an extra) that will secure the adjuster to the child restraint. Britax has set up a Web site for the recall, www.decathlonrecall.com, and is also featuring an instruction video on its site www.britaxusa.com.
Owners of the car seat who did not send in the registration card can call 800-683-2045 or register online at www.britaxusa.com. Even owners of the seat who have not experienced problems are strongly advised to make the repair.