Britax Child Safety Recalls 55,455 Child Restraints for Choking Hazard


  • Britax Pavilion 70-G3

    Britax Pavilion 70-G3

    Britax Child Safety is recalling 55,455 child restraints because of three reports that children have bitten off and gagged on pieces of the chest pads. | November 07, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • Britax Child Safety is recalling 55,455 child restraints because of three reports that children have bitten off and gagged on pieces of the chest pads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The models being recalled are the Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 series that began production on June 11, 2012.
  • The company said in a statement it has changed the chest pads to make them less chewable.

WASHINGTON — Britax Child Safety is recalling 55,455 child restraints because of three reports that children have bitten off and gagged on pieces of the chest pads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The models being recalled are the Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 series that began production on June 11, 2012.

"Those products were manufactured with an enhanced harness system that incorporated a softer, more pliable, non-toxic material intended to provide increased performance and comfort," the company told federal safety regulators. "Britax has received three reports that children have bitten off and gagged on pieces of the pads."

The company said in a statement it has changed the chest pads to make them less chewable.

"If the consumer has concerns that his or her child may bite the Hugs pad, the Hugs pads can be safely removed from the child seat until a replacement pad is received," Britax Child Safety said. "Consumers can continue to use the child seat without Hugs pads until the replacement pads have been installed."

Britax will mail remedy kits to all registered U.S. consumers starting now.

Edmunds says:If you own any of the aforementioned Britax Child Safety restraints, it's probably a good idea to remove those chest pads.

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