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 www.BritaxUSA.com 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.
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 www.britaxusa.com.