RECALL: Britax Advocate/Boulevard/Pavilion 70 G3 car seats recalled for faulty chest pad


Report Date : November 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12C004000
Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.: Production Dates:
    BRITAX / ADVOCATE 70 G3 JUN 11, 2012 – AUG 31, 2012
    BRITAX / BOULEVARD 70 G3 JUN 11, 2012 – AUG 31, 2012
    BRITAX / PAVILION 70 G3 JUN 11, 2012 – AUG 31, 2012
Manufacturer: Britax Child Safety , Inc.. Report Receipt Date: NOV 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12C004000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: CHILD SEAT: HARNESS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 55,455
Summary:
  Britax is recalling certain convertible child restraints, models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y, manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012. These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat.
Consequence:
  If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death.
Remedy:
  Britax will provide owners with replacement HUGS pads that are made from a firmer material and instructions on how to replace the pads free of charge. To view a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pads visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices and select the product from the menu on the right side. Owners may remove the HUGS pads and continue using the seat until replacement pads are received. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly. Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions or to request replacement pads in the event their restraint is not already registered with Britax.
Notes:
  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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