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Britax Recalls 60,000 Car Seats in the US and Canada

by Katlyn Joy | November 12, 2012 12:00 AM0 Comments

Popular and top-rated child car seat manufacturer Britax has voluntarily recalled approximately 60,000 car seats due to a choking hazard. The seats include the Britax Boulevard, Pavilion and Advocate. The seats were manufactured between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

The company received three reports of child chewing off parts of the seat and gagging on them. No children were seriously injured and no deaths have been reported. The part of the seat that is problematic is the chest pad, which is part of the HUGS or Harness Ultra-Guard System. Apparently the softer material enabled children to chew and bite off sections of it which is a choking hazard.

The HUGS system in the recalled models were made of a more soft and pliablenon-toxic material in order to improve performance and comfort. Unfortunately the softness made it possible for youngsters to bite the material into pieces that can break off.

Consumers who registered their seats with the company, approximately 3,000 people, will be sent new replacement pads. Those who own the recalled models of the car seats but did not register can receive replacement or remedy kits which include two replacement HUGS pads made of firmer material and a detailed instruction seat. Consumers may contact Britax for the remedy kits at 1-888-427-4829.

Britax advises that if parents have not yet received the replacement parts and are concerned about their child biting the material and choking, the HUGS pads can be removed and the car seat still safely used. Just be certain to tighten the harness properly for safe use.

Here are the US models affected by the recall:

Specific model numbers include

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