October 16, 2018 - Official Statement: 2018 Consumer Reports Harness-2-Booster Test Ratings
Britax recently learned about the results of Consumer Reports’ testing of its Harness-2-Boosters.
FORT MILL, S.C. – October 16, 2018: At Britax, child safety remains our core focus. Britax has over 50 years of safety heritage, built upon leading innovations in car seat technology. The Britax Harness-2-Boosters tested by Consumer Reports are safe when used as intended and in accordance with the instructions and warnings contained in the user guides. Consumer Reports’ testing protocol has not been approved by government regulatory authorities in the US or Canada, and was initiated by Consumer Reports to generate results based on what they consider to be more extreme motor vehicle crash conditions. The Britax Harness-2-Boosters tested by Consumer Reports have been on the market for approximately 5 years with more than 750,000 in use, and we have not seen the issues raised by Consumer Reports in real-world usage. While we welcome Consumer Reports’ input, we align with our industry association, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), when in 2015 they stated that, “Consumer Reports test protocol is unique to that independent non-government organization and is not a determining factor in CRS (child restraint systems) manufacturing nor is it required by any set of laws or regulations.”