Defective Clips Necessitate Britex Car Seat Recall in States Like Georgia


November 09, 2010

There are few automobile safety devices as important as child safety restraint systems. When car seats fail, the result is that our children are left unprotected in the event of a collision or sudden stop. A recall has just been issued by Britax Child Safety, Inc on its Chaperone infant car seats resulting from defective chest clips. Car seat chest clips are often made with inexpensive plastic and can be susceptible to breaking.

The Britax recall is related to both the risk of the chest clips on this model of car seat becoming brittle and snapping and the resulting choking hazard created because of the small size of the broken plastic clips. The car seats at issue were manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010 and according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission includes model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9l95P5 (Cowmooflage), and E9L69N9 (Moonstone). At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we represent children seriously injured throughout Georgia by unsafe products, including defective car seats.

Research indicates that car seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars involved in a car crash by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years. However, car seats can have defects that cause them to fail in the event of a car wreck. All too often these defects are not apparent to parents but pose hidden and serious dangers to small children. Car seat defects can turn a minor car accident into a medical emergency. A small child can be thrown from a child safety restraint, trapped in place, or even injured by car seats themselves. There are a number of common defects found in car seats, and defective chest clips are one of those common defects. The defective Britax chest clip, which holds the harness in place, is not properly constructed and may become brittle and break.

Britax has received a number of reports of the clips breaking causing scratches and lacerations with one child placing the clip in his mouth creating a choking hazard. Britax has offered to provide a replacement kit for the defective clip to those who purchased the defective car seat who call Britax customer service at 1-888-427-4829. If your child has been injured by a car seat or other product, including a defective Britax car seat, your child may be entitled to compensation. The Georgia defective car seat attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been representing victims injured by defective products in Atlanta and throughout Georgia for over 25 years. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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