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Old 02-04-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ktmelody
I am confused.

Almost every manual for any car with latch says not to use when the child weighs more than 48 pounds anyways. So if the seat is 20 pounds and the kid is 45 you then reach the 65 pound limit.

Is this info just not well known?
This is even confusing to techs, because car manufacturers are all handling the transition differently (there is a long thread about this change on Although the goal was to simplify the rules I think it actually complicates them, since child restraints weigh different amounts. Those of us with large children are pretty much stuck installing with seat belts.
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