Britax Car Seat Recall: A Choking Hazard
According to the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration, Britax, one of the most respected brands for car seats today, has issued a recall of over 55,000 convertible car seats. Particular models were manufactured with a softer chest pad for added comfort, yet this allowed children to bite and chew through the material. According to Britax, three children were reported to have gagged on the product, though no serious injury was reported.
The models affected are the Boulevard 70G3, the Advocate 70 G3, and the Pavilion 70G3 manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012.
Here is a list of the model numbers as reported by the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration: “E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y”
As a solution, Britax will provide customers with replacement HUGS pads that have a firmer material. In the meantime, owners should immediately remove their present HUGS pad and continue using the seat until they have received a replacement.
To watch a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pad, visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices and choose the product in the menu to the right.
For more information, contact the Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4289 with any questions or requests (in case you did not previously register your car seat).