If you bought a Britax car seat manufactured between June 2012 and August 2012, it might be included on a list of 60,000 that have been recalled due to a choking hazard from a chest pad containing small pieces.
Click here for the full list of model nos. on the recall list:
Select models of select Britax Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 convertible car seats sold in the USA, and Boulevard 65-G3, Pavilion 65-G3, and Advocate 65-G3 convertible (infant/child) car seats sold in Canada that were manufactured between June 1, 2012, and August 31, 2012, with the following model numbers have been recalled:
USA: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y
Canada: E9LK11A, E9LK11M, E9LK11S, E9LK13P, E9LK13S, E9LK41A, E9LK41Q, E9LK42D, E9LK42Z, E9LK43Q E9LG91A, E9LG93N, E9LG93P, E9LG93X, E9LG93Y
According to Britax:
On the Britax Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3, Boulevard 65-G3, Pavilion 65-G3, and Advocate 65-G3 Convertible (Infant/Child) Car Seats, HUGS (Harness Ultra-Guard System) Chest Pads are affixed to the seat shell to ensure proper positioning and provide resistance to the forward movement of your child in a crash, reducing the risk of head injury.
The affected Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3, Boulevard 65-G3, Pavilion 65-G3, and Advocate 65-G3 Convertible (Infant/Child) Car Seats were manufactured with this enhanced harness system that incorporated a softer more pliable, non-toxic HUGS pad intended to provide increased performance and comfort. Britax has received reports that some children chew or bite on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads which could present a choking hazard, especially in infants.
To address this issue, Britax is providing a remedy kit that contains two replacement HUGS Pads that are made from a firmer material that will not break apart when children chew or bite the HUGS Pads and an instruction sheet for replacing the pads. Confirm whether your Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3, Boulevard 65-G3, Pavilion 65-G3, or Advocate 65-G3 Convertible (Infant/Child) Car Seat is affected by verifying the model number and date of manufacture.
For the free replacement chest pad, click here.
Source: The Huffington Post
Photo credit: BritaxConvertibleRecall.com