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Old 01-05-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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Only 2 carseats make consumers cut.

Here's the link for more info. on what Consumers Reports says about current infant carseats.

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Old 01-05-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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DOH!!! i JUST BOUGHT DD A GRACO SAFESEAT!!!!
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IN that video it looks like the seat belt is not buckled to the base but on top of the seat that is not right? None the less that seat still came off of its base wow scary you think your baby is safe
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my question is did they test the car seats base vs with out base? It seemed like all the problems lyed w/ the base
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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my question is did they test the car seats base vs with out base? It seemed like all the problems lyed w/ the base
I have NEVER trusted the bases in those infant seats. I never use them. I have always secured the seats in with the seat belt going through the top clip like parts. I always invisioned the seat flying off that base on impact. So glad I always felt that!!
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Re: Only 2 carseats make consumers cut.

The crash test I saw showed the companion installed without the base, so it rebounded as any other infant seat would when it doesn't have an anti-rebound feature. Most people don't realize an infant seat without that feature is supposed to rebound, so CR says "Look how much the car seat comes off the vehicle seat!!" (which is what it is SUPPOSED to do) and people think that is horrible and that children will be harmed from it.. *shakes her head*
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IN that video it looks like the seat belt is not buckled to the base but on top of the seat that is not right? None the less that seat still came off of its base wow scary you think your baby is safe
I thought you were only supposed to belt it over the seat without the base right?

If they did it that way, the test would be flawed.
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I am not sure wbout how each seat is supposed to be installed but I am putting faith in Consumer Reports. In the TV clip they spoke with certified car seat techs so I would guess that they were installed correctly. It's scary looking but makes sense when you think of it from a physics perspective. If that infant seat base is belt along the back of the base and the car gets whacked it's not going to just sit on the seat. It's going to fly about like it showed. Does that make sense?
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*sigh*

This has been posted ALL over the board, it simply is crap to be blunt about it. CR is crap. There are AWESOME seats on that list - Britax being one of the safest seats. Seriously, take CR w/a grain of salt! Please.
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