The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of 55,455 Britax convertible child restraints due to a choking hazard posed by the soft material used in manufacturing the chest pad. If a child bites off a piece of the soft pad and/or attempts to swallow it, it can pose a choking hazard that may result in injury or death.
Britax is recalling model Pavilion70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Boulevard 70 G3 convertible child restraints that were manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012, which include the following model numbers:
- E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S
- E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q
- E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y
- E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y
Britax Child Safety, Inc. will give owners replacement pads free of cost. The replacement pads are produced using a firmer material. Britax will also provide instructions on how to install the new pads. To view a video on how to properly replace the chest pad, consumers may select the product from the right-side menu here: www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices.
For more information, consumers can call Britax at (888) 427-4829, or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
If your child has suffered injury as the result of a defective child safety seat, the New Jersey product liability attorneys at Blume Forte can analyze the circumstances surrounding the injury, and determine whether you may have a valid claim. To learn more about your legal rights and potential options, call (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.