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    Child seats recalled for choking risk

    DETROIT — 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.

    The recall covers Boulevard 70-G3, Advocate 70-G3 and Pavilion 70-G3 models sold in the United States and Canada.

    US regulators say the seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be bitten off and chewed by children.

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

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    The seats were made from June 11 to Aug. 31.

    Britax will send new pads for free to about 3,000 people who registered seats. Other owners can call 888-427-4829.

    Associated Press