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Britax marathon harness straps

My almost 2 yr old daughter has figured out where the latch to loosen the harness straps is located. While driving on the interstate, I glanced back at her and the whole thing was loose. She was able to pull the latch up and while leaning forward, worked the straps loose. I haven't been able to find anything on this issue and was hoping someone could help me before we go buy another carseat. This carseat was made in the fall of '05.

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  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem! We have two Marathon carseats for each of our children, ages 1.5 and 2.5, and both of them have figured out how to loosen the straps and wiggle completely out of the harness! PLEASE, if anyone has a solution, post it!

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Same problem posted here:http://www.amazon.com/review/RTJ6ER2E5F8UF

They recommend filing an official complaint at:  http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

We have same problem...very frustrating!!

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