close RECALL Subject : Possible Choking Hazard

Report Receipt Date: NOV 02, 2012

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12C004000

Component(s): CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 55,455

All Products Associated with this Recall

Child Restraints Brand Name / Model / Production Dates

BRITAX ADVOCATE 70 G306/11/2012 - 08/31/2012
BRITAX BOULEVARD 70 G306/11/2012 - 08/31/2012
BRITAX PAVILION 70 G306/11/2012 - 08/31/2012


Details

Manufacturer: Britax Child Safety , Inc.

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 Safety Notices - Britax USA 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 began on November 5, 2012. 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)