Four car seat models fail Consumer Reports safety tests

Posted at 5:45 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 07:45:42-04

Car seats that fail Consumer Reports test

Consumer Reports said four toddler booster car seats failed its safety tests, which are described as “more rigorous” than federal safety crash test requirements.

The organization said the Britax Frontier Clicktight, Britax Pioneer, Costco Finale and Harmony Defender 360 all had parts break during testing.

Consumer Reports said the load-bearing components at the back of all four seats broke when they carried dummies weighing near the seat’s limit for its harness system.

The seats did meet federal crash test requirements, which are required in order to be sold.