Concern over Harness Safety in Car Seats Prompts Recall from Britax
Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling its child safety seats due to concerns over the safety of the harnesses.
This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the British childcare product manufacturer will issue the recall for several product lines.
Affected child car seats have a red harness adjuster button that may stick in the down (harness release) position allowing the shoulder harness to loosen. If the harness loosens, the child may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The specific lines being recalled are the Advocate ClickTight, the Boulevard ClickTight, and the Marathon ClickTight. All affected models were produced between Aug. 1, 2014 and July 29, 2015.
For specifically affected model numbers, visit SaferCar.gov, and search for recall campaign number 15C003000.
Britax will notify registered owners of the recalled car seats and send them a remedy kit that includes a lubricant to apply to the harness adjuster button, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 17, 2015.
For further information, contact Britax customer service at (888) 427-4829, choosing option 3.