Britax has announced a voluntary safety recall and remedy kit for certain ClickTight convertible carseats. The
recall Includes Britax Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight Model Convertible Car Seats Manufactured Between August 1, 2014 - July 29, 2015.
In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada, Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced on the 13th August a voluntary safety recall on certain Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight model convertible car seats manufactured between August 1, 2014 - July 29, 2015. Britax Childcare New Zealand is recalling car seats affected by the USA recall. In New Zealand the car seats and model numbers included in this recall are identified below.
E9LT95Q - ADVOCATE CT US CIRCA E9LT71Q - MARATHON CT US, COWMOOFLAGE E9LT75R - MARATHON CT US, VERVE E9LT85Q - BOULEVARD CT US, CIRCA
Britax Childcare NZ began distributing these models in NZ on 13th May 2015 and they would have been on sale in retailers shortly afterwards. ClickTight car seats identified by green spot labels beside the serial number labels at the front of the seat have been inspected and are not affected by the recall.
In a continued commitment to child passenger safety, Britax has determined that certain ClickTight model convertible car seats may contain a defect with the harness adjuster button, which would pose a safety hazard. The harness adjuster button may remain down in the “release”
position after the harness is tightened. This will enable the shoulder harnesses to loosen from a child’s movements while secured in the seat. A loose harness may not adequately protect a child in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
To address this issue, Britax is automatically mailing a free remedy kit to all registered owners of the recalled car seats within a timely manner. The remedy kit includes one (1) non- toxic food-grade lubricant, a label indicating that the remedy has been completed, as well as an instruction sheet for applying the lubricant to the harness adjuster button (red). Owners should confirm if their product is included in the recall by visiting www.britax.co.nz/ProductRecall.aspx or by verifying the model number and date of manufacture (DOM) as follows:
Locating the car seat DOM label:
The DOM label is located under the car seat cover to the right of the “ClickTight” dial.
If a consumer confirms that their harness straps remain securely tensioned, they can continue to use their car seat until their remedy kit arrives. If an owner cannot get the shoulder straps to remain in place, then Britax recommends against using the car seat until the lubricant has been applied.
Consumers who have not registered their product or need to verify an existing registration should visit www.britax.co.nz/ProductRecall.aspx, contact Britax Childcare New Zealand (09) 443 0102 Monday-Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm (EST).