THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) AND BRITAX CHILD SAFETY SEAT INC. ANNOUNCE SAFETY RECALL FOR “SUPER ELITE” CHILD RESTRAINTS

The NHTSA has announced that Britax Child Safety Inc. will conduct a safety recall for "Super Elite" child safety seats (Model E9031) produced from April 2001 to August 2002.

In some cases the harness adjuster tab for this child safety seat may begin to stick. If the adjuster tab sticks in the open position, the adjuster strap webbing may slip within the adjuster that controls the tightness of the harness, allowing the harness to loosen. A loose harness increases the risk of serious injury in a crash.

Britax expects to have repair kits available by July 20, 2005. Registered owners will automatically be sent a repair kit and instructions for its use. Until that time, owners should continue to use the seat but must check to be sure the harness is secure before each use.

Owners who do not receive a remedy kit, or who need further information, should contact Britax (800-683-2045) or visit the company’s website: www.britaxusa.com.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline (800-327-4236), or check NHTSA’s website: www.safercar.gov.

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