Dade City, FL – Earlier this month, child car seat manufacturer Britax issued a voluntary recall of 55,455 convertible car seats currently sold in the United States.
The reason for the recall stems from a potential choking hazard to children. According to the company, it is possible for tiny pieces of the HUGS pads connected to the car seat’s harness straps to come lose should children bite or gnaw on them.
The recall includes several different models of convertible car seats, including the following:
• Pavilion 70-G3
• Boulevard 70-G3
• Advocate 70-G3
The above seats were manufactured this past summer, from June 2012 through
Britax plans to remedy the defective pad by providing users with more durable pads constructed of a different material. Owners of any affected car seats are urged to remove the HUGS pad until their replacement pad is received.
Parents throughout the Pasco County area know that there are certain products you must have when caring for a child – a solid, reliable car seat likely being the most important. Car seats ensure the safety of your child as they travel with you from one place to another in a vehicle. Because car seats are so heavily relied upon for the safety of so many children, it can be devastating when these seats fail to live up to what they are designed to do.
While it is unclear at this time whether any children suffered any injuries due to malfunctions with the car seat pads, if anyone was harmed, parents may have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages. If consumers have any questions regarding the recall, they are encouraged to contact Britax Child Safety, Inc., at (888) 427-4829 or by visiting their website here.
If you or someone you love was harmed due to an unsafe product, a Dade City Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can evaluate your case and answer any legal questions you may have. We work tirelessly to make sure that your legal rights remain protected throughout the duration of your case and that you receive the best possible outcome for your claim. As parents, we understand just how upsetting it can be when your child has to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If your son, daughter, niece or nephew has been injured because of a defective car seat, contact a Pasco County Personal Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton today online or call 727-847-2299.