Parents with toddlers know that one of the most important products they need is a safe, reliable child car seat. Unfortunately, a recent investigation by Consumer Reports found that four popular car seats broke during testing.
Consumer Reports’ tests of the Britax Frontier ClickTight, Britax Pioneer, Costco Finale 2-in-1, and Harmony Defender 360 car seats found that load-bearing components at the rear of all four seats broke when tested with dummies with weights near the seats’ limits for their harness systems. Consumer Reports explained that when the structure surrounding the harness or top tether breaks, it can compromise the seat’s ability to protect a child in a crash. Thus, the seats may fail to protect some children in the event of a real accident.
If you have purchased a Britax Frontier ClickTight, Britax Pioneer, Costco Finale 2-in-1, or Harmony Defender 360 car seat please contact Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP today to discuss your legal options.