Britax Child Safety Inc. has announced that it is recalling approximately 60,000 child car seats due to a choking hazard. The recall affects Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-Ge, and Pavilion 70-G3 seats that were manufactured between June 11 and August 31 and marketed in the United States and Canada.
The recalled car seats were manufactured with soft chest pad material that can bitten off by children. The company acknowledged that it had received three reports of children biting off pieces of the harness pad and choking on the pieces.
Britax will provide free replacement pads to consumers who purchased one of the recalled seats. The company advises parents to use the car seats without the harness pad until the pad is replaced.
For more information, contact the Ohio product liabilty attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List.
Source: MSNBC, “Britax recalls 60,000 car seats for choking danger,” Associated Press, Nov. 6, 2012.