On Tuesday, November 6, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and Britax Child Safety Inc. recalled over 60,000 Britax car seats. The recall comes after reports of children biting or chewing on the chest pad, which could result in injury or death via choking.
The recalled seats were sold throughout the United States and Canada between June and August of 2012.
Three models were included in the recall: the Boulevard 70 G3, the Advocate 70 G3 and the Pavilion 70 G3. The following model numbers, which can be found on the mattress, are included in the recall:
E9LJ91A E9LJ91M E9LJ91S E9LJ92E E9LJ93P E9LJ93S E9LK91A E9LK31A E9LK31Q E9LK32D E9LK32Z E9LK33Q E9LL11A E9LL11Q E9LL12D E9LL12Z E9LG81A E9LG83N E9LG83P E9LG83X E9LG83Y E9LL21A E9LL23P E9LL23Y
If you own any of these car seats, stop using the product immediately and contact Britax Customer Service Department to obtain free replacement HUGS pads, which are made from more durable material than the current pads. Contact Britax toll-free at 888-427-4829, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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