October 22, 2003
Britax to Conduct Safety Recall of Super Elite Youth Restraints
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that Britax Child Safety,
Inc., will conduct a safety recall of Super Elite youth restraints (Model
E9031) manufactured from April 25, 2001, through Feb. 15, 2002.
Crash tests conducted by NHTSA have demonstrated that forces on certain
Super Elite restraints during a crash could cause the child’s head to move
forward further than allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.
213, "Child Restraint Systems." Head movement like this in a real crash
could result in injury to a child.
Britax will mail a free repair kit along with easy-to-follow installation
instructions to owners who have returned their registration cards. Owners
who have not registered their product should contact Britax’s toll-free
number, 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829) or visit Britax’s web site (BritaxUSA.com)
to receive the free kit or to obtain more information.
NHTSA encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as
possible, so that the child seat provides adequate protection. If they have
no substitute child safety seat, parents should continue to use the seat
while waiting to receive and install the repair kit because this unrepaired
Britax seat will provide better protection than an adult seat belt or no
restraint. Also, owners are encouraged to mail in the registration card if
they have not already done so.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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