Britax to Recall 213,753 Car Seats due to Harness Defect
Britax is set to recall 213,753 of its Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon Click Tight model convertible car seats due to a harness defect. Only seats with the “Clicktight Dial” are included in the recall. The reason for the recall is that in the affected models this “dial” may stick in the release position even after the harness is tightened and secured. Because the dial remains in the release position, this will enable the shoulder harness not to be secured to the child and become loose. Since the child is not properly restrained, it increases the risk that the child may be injured in the event of a motor vehicle accident.
Click here to read the full recall: Britax Safety Notice
The following models are affected:
These models were manufactured between August 1, 2014 and July 29, 2015.
Britax will notify registered owners and send them a remedy kit that includes a lubricant to apply to the harness adjuster button, free of charge. Britax states that after this one-time application, the adjuster button will function normally. Britax advises that they should follow the directions in the remedy kit or view their video at their recall website, www.BritaxClickTightConvertibleRecall.com. The recall is expected to begin on August 17, 2015. Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-888-427-4829, option 3.
Previously, in March 2015, Graco was fined $10 million for failing to timely notify the public of a harness defect.
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