Britax recalls 60,000 car seats

Manufacturer cites choking hazards for children

Author: Steven Cooper, Problem Solver, scooper@clickorlando.com
Published On: Nov 06 2012 03:00:20 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 08 2013 10:36:00 AM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

Britax Child Safety has announced a recall of approximately 60,000 car seats.  The company discovered that children can bite off a piece of the harness pad and choke.

The recall covers Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 models.  Approximately 55,455 were sold in the U.S., while about 4,822 were sold in Canada.  The car seats were manufactured between June 11, 2012 and August 31 2012.

In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Britax said it received three reports of children biting off and gagging on pieces of the chest pad material.

Britax will send new pads for free to about 3,000 people who registered seats.  Other owners can call (888) 427-4829. The seats can be used without pads until new ones arrive.  Consumers can find more information about the recall here.