Linking to an html page within the site from an intro swf

I am having a strange delay issue when clicking on a button. My code is simple and is as follows:

fight.onPress = function() {
getURL(“pages/pageOne.html”, “_self”);

-fight is the instance name of the button
-the code is in the actions layer as it should be
-there is no other AS within the animation

The problem is when the animation finishes and a “click here” button comes up, it takes several clicks for the button to actually work. It eventually goes to the url but only after multiple clicks, between 1 and 8. The hit box of the button is larger than the button itself so its not the empty counters in the letters or spaces between words. What is going on here?