Before we all go nuts and freak out, this is a fairly easy fix. If you’ve a Britax seat that meets the criteria below, you’ll be taken care of. THIS is why we should all make sure we register our baby products!!! When you register, if recalls happen you will be notified and the situation will be addressed. Here we go:
**this is taken from the recall’s website**
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 bite or chew on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads which could present a choking hazard, especially in infants.
Look for the white label on the child’s left-hand side of the seat near the head/ear area. This label displays the seat’s serial number, manufacture date, and batch number.
If you have not yet received your remedy kit and have concerns that your child may bite the HUGS pads, they 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.
Contact Britax Child Safety, Inc. to receive a free replacement HUGS kit at:
Or visit www.BritaxConvertibleRecall.com
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