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Britax recalls 60,000 car seats for choking danger


DETROIT (WKOW) -- Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling about 60,000 car seats because children can bite off a piece of the harness pad and choke on it.

Officials say the recall covers Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 models sold in the U.S. and Canada, and were from June 11 to August 31.

U.S. safety officials say the seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be bitten off and chewed by children.

Britax says in a letter to the government that it has three reports of children biting off pieces and gagging on them.

The company will send new pads for free to about 3,000 people who registered seats. Owners who did not register their seats can call 1-888-427-4829 or click here for more information. 

Officials say the seats can be used without the pads until new ones arrive.

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