Britax Offers Free Product Update Kit to Owners of Regent(R) Child Restraints

Jul 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from Britax

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- To enhance the performance of
 its Regent(R) child restraint manufactured between November 10, 2005 and
 June 18, 2007, Britax Child Safety Inc. is offering a free product update
 kit to product owners whose model numbers begin with "E9L39."
     Britax has recently modified the Regent product and revised its
 instructions to now require the long belt-routing method of installation
 with LATCH, lap-shoulder belt, and lap belt, for use with children weighing
 22 to 40 pounds, and the short belt-routing method of installation with
 LATCH, lap- shoulder belt, and lap belt for children weighing 40 to 80
 pounds. All Regent child restraints manufactured after June 18, 2007 have
 been produced with this modification.
     The update kit includes a revised user guide, a belt-routing label to
 be applied over the existing label located on the fabric cover, a longer
 LATCH connector strap, and adhesive slip-resistant strips.
     Consumers who own a Regent child restraint manufactured between
 November 10, 2005 and June 18, 2007 with model numbers beginning with
 "E9L39" and have registered their restraint will be automatically sent an
 update kit along with complete instructions. The model number and date of
 manufacture may be found on a white label on the lower left side of the
 child restraint underneath the fabric cover.
     Consumers who have not registered their Regent child restraints should
 contact Britax Consumer Services at 1-888-427-4829 Monday through Thursday
 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST
 or register online at to receive their update kits.
     Product update kits will begin shipping to registered owners on or
 before July 10, 2007. Britax strongly advises all current owners to utilize
 this product update kit as soon as it is received.
     According to Britax, the current LATCH connector is acceptable for use
 in the short belt-routing installation for children weighing 40 to 80
 pounds, however the length of the connector will not allow for the long
 belt-routing LATCH installation for children weighing 22 to 40 pounds.
 Until the longer LATCH connector is received with the product update kit,
 consumers are advised to use the long belt-routing method using either the
 vehicle lap-shoulder belt or vehicle lap-belt for enhanced performance.
     Instructions for the long and short belt-routing methods can be found
     For more information, contact Britax Consumer Service, 1-888-427-4829.
     About Britax
     Britax Child Safety Inc. is the North and South America operating
 company of Britax Childcare Group Limited, a global leader in the child
 car-seat and travel-system markets. Founded in 1996, Britax Child Safety
 Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. It produces and distributes
 quality child seats ranging from rear-facing infant seats to
 seat-belt-positioning boosters for older, larger children. For more
 information, visit