Britax Advocate ClickTight child car seat may also have a safety problem, Restraint harness might come loose if not checked after purchase
November 21, 2014
Consumer Reports recently issued a safety notice alerting consumers to a concern with some Britax Boulevard ClickTight and Marathon ClickTight convertible car seats. Since then, several child-passenger safety advocates and consumers posting through social media have reported that another model, the Britax Advocate ClickTight, may be susceptible to the same issue.
As delivered, the Advocate ClickTight seats’ safety harnesses may also not have been installed properly. If the harness is not attached properly, the seat may not function as effectively. Although Consumer Reports has found problems with the Boulevard ClickTight and Marathon ClickTight models we purchased, we have yet to purchase the Advocate ClickTight model.
Based on our research and social media postings, it appears this problem affects only new Britax convertible car seat models with the new ClickTight feature. On sale since September, “ClickTight” refers to a proprietary mechanism on the seats that helps them clamp to a vehicle’s safety belts. This feature is also available on two Britax toddler booster models, the Frontier 90 and Pinnacle 90, which have a different design and are not affected by this issue. In addition, Britax Marathon, Boulevard, and Advocate seats without the ClickTight feature are not affected.