Car seats are the best defense when a child is involved in a San Diego
motor vehicle accident. They are credited with reducing the risk for death
to infants by 71 percent and to toddlers by 54 percent.
With this in mind, we want parents to be aware of an important safety recall
involving several popular car seat models. Britax Child Safety, Inc. recently
announced the recall of more than 200,000 ClickTight model convertible
The recall involves certain Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight,
and Marathon ClickTight model convertible car seats (specific model numbers
can be found
here.) According to the recall notice, the defective car seats were manufactured
between August 1, 2014, and July 29, 2015.
The ClickTight model convertible car seats that are being recalled have
harness adjuster buttons that may remain down in the “release”
position after the harness is tightened. The defect allows the shoulder
harnesses to loosen from a child’s movements while secured in the
seat. The defect poses a serious risk to children because a loose harness
may not provide adequate protection in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
To remedy the
product defect, Britax is providing consumers with a free kit that includes a non-toxic
food-grade lubricant to apply directly to the harness adjuster button.
According to the car seat maker, after this one-time application of lubricant,
the adjuster button will function normally, move freely inside the finger
guide, and will not remain down in the “release” position
after the harness is tightened.