Thursday, November 8, 2012
BRITAX ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL ON SELECT BRITAX CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS
BRITAX Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats. The recall includes BRITAX Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats manufactured between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012 for 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
On the BRITAX Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats, HUGS (Harness Ultra-Guard System) Chest Pads are affixed to the seat shell to ensure proper positioning and provide resistance to the forward movement of your child in a crash, reducing the risk of head injury.
The affected Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats were manufactured with this enhanced harness system that incorporated a softer more pliable, non-toxic HUGS pad intended to provide increased performance and comfort. BRITAX has received reports that some children chew or bite on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads which could present a choking hazard, especially in infants.
To address this issue, BRITAX is providing a remedy kit that contains two replacement HUGS Pads that are made from a firmer material that will not break apart when children chew or bite the HUGS Pads and an instruction sheet for replacing the pads. Confirm whether your Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, or Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat is affected by verifying the model number and date of manufacture.
To check if a car seat is affected consumer can visit www.BritaxConvertibleRecall.com
If consumers have not yet received their remedy kit and have concerns that their child may bite the HUGS pads, the HUGS pads can be removed and the car seat can be safely used until replacement pads are received. As always please ensure that proper harness tensioning is achieved. For any questions, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829.
Once consumers have received the remedy kit, Britax strongly recommends that you replace the HUGS Pads to ensure maximum performance of the seat.
Consumers who have not registered their product or need to verify existing registration should contact the BRITAX information line, toll free at (888) 427-4829 between 8:30 am - 4:45 pm (EST) Monday – Thursday, between 8:30 am - 3:45 pm (EST) on Friday or visit www.britaxusa.com (see “Safety Notice” link). Detailed instructions for this safety update will be available online at www. BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices.
***Disclosure-I am a Britax Latina Ambassador. No compensation was received. Informational post.