Britax Child Safety, Inc. recently announced a recall of 60,000 car seats because children can bite off a piece of the harness pad, which may cause a choking hazard. There have been three reports of children biting off pieces and gagging on them.
U.S. regulators say the car seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be bitten off and chewed by children, resulting in a choking hazard.
The car seats models affected are the Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3. Approximately 60,000 car seats were sold in the United States and Canada from June 2012 through August 2012.
According to the recall notice, Britax will send new harness pads or free to about 3,000 people who registered as seat owners. For additional information, contact Britax Child Safety, Inc., at (888) 427-4829 or at www.britaxusa.com.
If your child has been injured by a defective child seat, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.