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Britax Marathon ClickTight Car Seat
Recall notice

Britax Child Safety, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada, is conducting a recall of certain Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight model convertible car seats. Britax has decided that these models manufactured between August 1, 2014 and July 29, 2015 may contain a defect with the harness adjuster button (red), which would pose a safety hazard.

Click here for additional information and model numbers included in this recall.

Although not part of a recall, on seats manufactured between August 15th, 2014 and November 7th 2014, due to an initial assembly issue, the restraint harness was not securely attached to the hooks on the lower harness anchors.

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Marathon ClickTight

The Marathon ClickTight is one of 3 convertible models from Britax featuring the "ClickTight" installation feature.

Description

The Marathon ClickTight is one of 3 convertible models from Britax featuring the "ClickTight" installation feature.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of use

Ease of use

Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

 /  5
Rear LATCH

Rear LATCH

Rear-facing installation using the LATCH system. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a rear-facing installation using the LATCH system.

 /  5
Rear belt

Rear belt

Rear-facing installation using vehicle seat belts. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a rear-facing installation using the vehicle belts.

 /  5
Forward LATCH

Forward LATCH

Forward-facing installation using the LATCH system. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a forward-facing installation using the LATCH system.

 /  5
Forward belt

Forward belt

Forward-facing installation using vehicle seat belts. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a forward-facing installation using the vehicle belts.

 /  5

About

The Britax Marathon ClickTight is part of the Car Seats test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Convertible Car Seats models like the Marathon ClickTight are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Rear LATCH Rear-facing installation using the LATCH system. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a rear-facing installation using the LATCH system.

Rear belt Rear-facing installation using vehicle seat belts. A rating of how compatible, easy and secure a child car seat can be correctly installed in certain test vehicles. This rating is based on a rear-facing installation using the vehicle belts.

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