The straps are VERY hard to tighten! Seat is verry difficult to use.
November 25, 2014
I like the seat an it's safety features. However, the strap is nearly impossible to fully tighten. My 5' 4inch 125 lb wife does not have enough strength to tighten the belt so that there is less than a 3 inch gap between my daughter and the belts. I have to use all my strength, at 6' 3 inches and 240 pounds to tighten the belt. it feels as though i am exerting over 100lbs of pressure/pull on the cord to tighten it so my daughter is snuggly buckled in. the belt tightener strap actually digs into my hands when i thighten it. When the seat is empty, the belt can be tightened and loosened with great ease. When I put my 2-year old daughter in, who weighs 34 lbs, and it becomes a serious labor. I bought this seat based on my experience with former Britax seats, but there seems to be a clear issue with the belt tightening mechanism. Britax has agreed to replace my seat, but from what i have now read online, where dozens of others have complained about the same thing, i fear it may be a design issue, and not simply an issue with my seat.
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