Britax Diplomat infant/child restraint system – incorrect French language instructions

TP 14566
Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2008-P06 E
November 5, 2008

Road Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371



Britax Child Safety, Inc.
13501 South Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel.: 704-409-1700
Fax: 704-409-1710



Britax Child Safety Ltd.
P.O. Box 7289 RPO Brunswick Square
Saint John NB E2L 9Z9

Consumer Contact:
Tel: 1-888-427-4829

Models and Model Numbers Affected:
Diplomat Model # E9L6869

Dates of Manufacture:
June 16, 2008 - September 03, 2008 inclusive

Number of Units:

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada






Britax Child Safety, Inc. and Transport Canada wish to inform the public of an error with respect to the French language instruction manual. On page 45 of the French language instructions, when describing the positioning of the harness straps for the forward facing mode, the term au-dessous is used which means below. The term should read au-dessus which means above. The English language instruction manual is correct.

Safety Risk:

Should the shoulder harness be located at a position below the shoulders, this could potentially cause increased injury to the child in the event of a collision.

Background and Company Action:

Transport Canada received a telephone call from a consumer in the province of Quebec requesting clarification as to where the harness straps should be positioned for forward-facing. On receipt of this complaint, the company was informed of the discrepancy and proceeded to rectify the situation immediately with a corrected page that would be placed over the incorrect information.

Consumer Recourse:

Britax Child Safety, Inc. has printed a new page of the French language instruction manual that can be placed over the incorrect information. These will be sent out, free of charge, to all registered owners of the Diplomat. Should a consumer not be registered with the company, a new page will be provided, free of charge, by calling the toll free number (1-888-427-4829).

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: November 5, 2008