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June 24, 2000

Britax Recalls Certain Roundabout Child Restraints

Fort Mill, SC (SafetyAlerts) - According to a press release issued by the company, Britax Child Safety Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of certain Roundabout child restraints manufactured between January 13, 1999 and March 14, 1999 because the seats may not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 compliance for head excursion.

The shells on some Roundabout child restraints, model 9922, may have been improperly molded and could cause excessive movement of the child's head in an accident.

Consumers who have returned the owner registration card are automatically receiving a free shoulder pad kit which will reduce loads into the harness to assure Standard 213 compliance.

According to Britax, the affected seats can remain in use and should not be returned to the Britax retailer. The retailers do not have access to the shoulder pad kit.

Consumers who did not return a registration card, but own a Roundabout manufactured between January 13, 1999 and March 14, 1999 should contact Britax Child Safety, Inc. at 1-800-683-2045.

In order to receive the shoulder pad kit, Britax will need the owners Name, Address, Daytime Phone Number, and the Date/Batch Number of the Roundabout. This information can be obtained from the label affixed to the back of the restraint.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 24, 2000.

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