The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's
Child Seat Recall Campaign Listing

October 2004 through October 25, 2014

This list does not contain recalls that are more than 10 years old.
(Earlier recalls may be viewed by using the options available on the Child Seat Recalls Search page.)

Manufacturers of newer child seats provide “expiration” dates for their seats that typically range from six to eight years from the date it was manufactured. 

Expiration dates are a way for manufacturers to provide consumers with guidance as to the expected “useful” life of their car seat.

To verify the age and expiration date look for the date of manufacture and the expiration date on the child seat or contact the child seat manufacturer for more detailed information.

The most recent recall was published on July 1, 2014.

This listing is managed by the Recall Management Division, Office of Defects Investigation Enforcement, and updated whenever the agency publishes a child seat recall, or when new information is added to a recall record.

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Child Seat Manufacturers

Baby Trend, Inc.

Make: BRITAX

Models: ADVOCATE 70 G3, BOULEVARD 70 G3, PAVILION 70 G3

Production Dates: June 11, 2012 - August 31, 2012

Defect: Britax is recalling certain convertible child restraints, models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y, manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012. These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat.

Consequence: If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death.

Corrective Action: Britax will provide owners with replacement HUGS pads that are made from a firmer material and instructions on how to replace the pads free of charge. To view a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pads visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices and select the product from the menu on the right side. Owners may remove the HUGS pads and continue using the seat until replacement pads are received. The safety recall began on November 5, 2012. Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions or to request replacement pads in the event their restraint is not already registered with Britax.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA No.: 12C004000


Make: BRITAX

Models: CHAPERONE E9L692J BLK/SIL, CHAPERONE E9L692K (RED), CHAPERONE E9L692L COWMOOF, CHAPERONE E9L692M GREEN

Production Dates: September 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Defect: BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN CHAPERONE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2011. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER CAN DETACH FROM THE SEAT SHELL.

Consequence: SHOULD THE HARNESS ADJUSTER DETACH FROM THE SEAT, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE REPAIR KITS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL AND MAILING OF THE KITS BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012. ANY SEATS ON WHICH THE HARNESS ADJUSTER HAS DETACHED WILL BE REPLACED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-888-427-4829 OR VISIT WWW.CHAPERONERECALL.COM.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA No.: 12C001000


Make: BRITAX

Models: CHAPERONE 9L69P5 COWMOO, CHAPERONE E9L69N9 MOONSTO, CHAPERONE E9L69P2 RED MIL, CHAPERONE E9L69P3 SAVANNA

Production Dates: April 11, 2009 - May 31, 2010

Defect: BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN BRITAX CHAPERON INFANT CAR SEATS MODEL E9L69N9 MOONSTONE, E9L69P2 RED MILL, E9L69P3 SAVANNAH, AND E9L69P5 COWMOOFLAGE, MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH MAY 2010. THE CHEST CLIP WAS INCORRECTLY PRODUCED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A MORE BRITTLE CHEST CLIP THAN WAS INTENDED. AS A RESULT, THE CHEST CLIP WHICH POSITIONS THE HARNESS STRAPS ACROSS THE INFANT'S SHOULDERS MAY BREAK WHEN THE CHEST CLIP IS ENGAGED AS THE INFANT IS SECURED INTO THE INFANT CAR SEAT.

Consequence: THE SHARP EDGES OF THE BROKEN CHEST CLIP COULD CREATE A RISK OF A SKIN LACERATION AND THE FRACTURED COMPONENTS OF THE CHEST CLIP MAY PRESENT A SMALL PARTS/CHOKING HAZARD.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS NOTICE AND REMEDY KITS THAT CONTAIN A REPLACEMENT CHEST CLIP AND INSTRUCTION SHEET. THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-888-427-4829.

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA No.: 10C006000


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9L5490 (FRONTIER), E9L54E7 (FRONTIER), E9L54H6 (FRONTIER), E9L54H7 (FRONTIER), E9L54M6 (FRONTIER)

Production Dates: April 1, 2008 - September 18, 2008

Defect: BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONTIER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS E9L54E7 (FRONTIER RED ROCK), E9L54H6 (FRONTIER RUSHMORE), E9L54H7 (FRONTIER PINK SKY), E9L54M6 (FRONTIER CANYON), AND E9L5490 (FRONTIER SAHARA), MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 1 AND SEPTEMBER 18, 2008. IF THE HARNESS STRAPS ARE LOOSENED USING ONE STRAP AT A TIME, THEN THE HARNESS STRAPS MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE METAL YOKE LOCATED ON THE BACK OF THE CHILD SEAT.

Consequence: SHOULD THE HARNESS STRAPS BECOME DETACHED, THE CHILD WILL NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL MAIL THE CONSUMER NOTICE AND REMEDY KITS TO ALL REGISTERED OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED THEIR SEATS WITH BRITAX MUST CALL BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 AND REQUEST A KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 17, 2008. INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE POSTED ON THE BRITAX WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 17, 2008. OWNERS WITH OTHER QUESTIONS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA No.: 08C010000


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9L47 (DECATHLON)

Production Dates: February 12, 2005 - July 31, 2007

Defect: CERTAIN BRITAX DECATHLON CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L47, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 12, 2005, THROUGH JULY 31, 2007. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER HOUSING CAN POP OUT OF POSITION WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST THE HARNESS TO FIT SNUGGLY AROUND THE CHILD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, A LOOSE HARNESS AROUND THE CHILD COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT FREE OF CHARGE. REPAIR KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY AUGUST 17, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM.

Notes: BRITAX RECALL NO. BCS #080701. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 07C005000 [BRITAX Safety Recall No.: BCS080701]


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9L39 (REGENT)

Production Dates: December 18, 2006 - January 18, 2007

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX REGENT CLASSIC FORWARD-FACING ONLY YOUTH CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L3998, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 18, 2006, AND JANUARY 18, 2007. THESE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECT LABEL SEWN TO THE FABRIC COVER WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINTS SYSTEMS. IN PLACE OF THE "WARNING! DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR" WARNING LABEL, AN AIRBAG WARNING LABEL WAS ATTACHED. THE AIRBAG WARNING LABEL IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE REGENT CLASSIC RESTRAINT AS IT IS A FORWARD-FACING ONLY YOUTH RESTRAINT SYSTEM.

Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN KILLED OR INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES AND IN AIRCRAFT.

Corrective Action: OWNERS THAT HAVE FILED A REGISTRATION CARD WITH BRITAX WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT COVER. OWNERS OR CAREGIVERS WHO HAVE NOT FILED A REGISTRATION FORM SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX CONSUMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829). THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2007.

Notes: BRITAX RECALL NO BCS #020701. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 07C002000 [BRITAX Safety Recall No.: BCS #020701]


Make: BRITAX

Models: E906 (MARATHON), E9L06 (MARATHON), E9W06 (MARATHON)

Production Dates: May 23, 2006 - July 28, 2006

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX MARATHON CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS E9L06, E9W06, AND E906, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 23 THROUGH JULY 28, 2006. DURING TESTING, THE TETHER HOOK OPENED WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM INTEGRITY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, IF A CHILD EXCEEDS 50 POUNDS AND THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER ALLOWS USE OF THE TOP TETHER ABOVE 50 POUNDS, UPON VEHICLE IMPACT, THE TOP TETHER HOOK MAY OPEN AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RELEASE FROM THE TETHER ANCHOR. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD MAY MOVE FORWARD FURTHER THAN ALLOWED UNDER FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 213. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THERE IS A RISK OF POTENTIAL INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.MARATHONRECALL.COM.

Notes: THE MANUFACTURER'S PETITION WHICH REQUESTED THAT NHTSA DETERMINE THIS FMVSS NONCOMPLIANCE DOES NOT CREATE AN UNREASONABLE RISK TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY WAS DENIED ON AUGUST 21, 2007. THEREFORE, THIS MANUFACTURER IS OBLIGATED TO CONDUCT AN OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY CAMPAIGN. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 06C004000


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9W57 (BOULEVARD)

Production Dates: March 1, 2006 - August 1, 2006

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX BOULEVARD CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L57, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH AUGUST 1, 2006. DURING TESTING, THE TETHER HOOK OPENED WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM INTEGRITY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IF THE TOP TETHER HOOK OPENS DURING A CRASH, THE CHILD RESTRAINT COULD CHANGE FROM AN UPRIGHT TO A RECLINED POSITION INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: REGISTERED OWNERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE LABELS ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS ADVISING CAREGIVERS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE TOP TETHER WHEN THE CHILD REACHES 50 LBS. NON-REGISTERED OWNERS CAN OBTAIN LABELS BY CONTACTING BRITAX AT 1-888-427-4829 EXT. 260. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2006.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 06C003000


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9L14 (COMPANION)

Production Dates: October 31, 2003 - June 6, 2004

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX COMPANION REAR FACING INFANT ONLY CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L14, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 27, 2003, AND JUNE 6, 2004. DUE TO AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY OF SOME OF THE INFANT CARRIERS, TABS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEATED. THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE FRONTAL IMPACT CRASH REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CARRIER WOULD ROTATE BEYOND THE LIMIT REQUIRED BY LAW, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND INSTRUCT OWNERS TO INSPECT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARRIER FOR INCORRECT ASSEMBLY. IF THE CARRIER HAS AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY, BRITAX WILL REPLACE THE CARRIER AND THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. IF THE CARRIER HAS AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY, OWNERS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY MAY CONTINUE USING THE CARRIER WITHOUT THE BASE UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A NEW RESTRAINT SYSTEM. PROPER INSTRUCTIONS ON INSTALLING THE CARRIER IN THE CAR WITHOUT THE BASE ARE PROVIDED IN THE PRODUCT USERS' GUIDE. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-888-427-4829.

Notes: BRITAX RECALL NUMBER BCS #090601. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 06C002000 [BRITAX Safety Recall No.: BCS #090601]


Make: BRITAX

Models: E9031 (SUPER ELITE)

Production Dates: April 1, 2001 - August 31, 2002

Defect: CERTAIN BRITAX SUPER ELITE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9031, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 2001 AND AUGUST 2002. THE ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY CAN STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOOSE HARNESS.

Consequence: IF THE HARNESS IS LOOSE WHILE IN OPERATION, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY.

Corrective Action: PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. REGISTERED OWNERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SENT A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. IN THE MEANTIME, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO USE THE SEAT BUT CHECK THAT THE HARNESS IS SECURE BEFORE EACH USE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX TOLL FREE AT 800-683-2045 OR VISIT BRITAX'S WEBSITE AT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 05C004000 [BRITAX Safety Recall No.: BCS# 050501]


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