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Old 06-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Re: Using UK car seat in US

Your UK seat is not legal to use here. I'm looking for the wording for your state, but I don't see it. A seat used here in the US must pass FMVSS213 testing (our version of ECE R44). If the seat hasn't passed FMVSS213 testing it's considered I guess unsafe, at least illegal. Plus, most UK seats only rear face to 9 kg, and in the US, just as in Britain, we're moving toward rear facing until four years old, or about 45-55 pounds. So a 9 kg British group 0 seat just wouldn't cut it in that regard either.

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