The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday Britax is recalling 55,455 convertible car seats because of a potential choking hazard.
These seats were made of a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by children. Three children have bitten the seats and gagged on the material.
The following models are involved in the recall:
The seats were manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012.
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.
If you have questions 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.