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    Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    I got a letter from Britax yesterday concerning the handle position on the Companion. The manual has always said for it to be all the way down for the in-car position, but they just wanted to reitterate that. I thought it was kind of strange for them to send out a "reminder" letter. I wonder what the story behind it is...
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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    Yikes. That makes me wonder... has there been a terrible accident and Britax is now pulling a CYA?

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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    How was it tested by CR? If CR left it up, Britax might just want to remind people that CR is comprised of a bunch of idiots (car seat wise) who can't read a manual to save their mothers' lives.

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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    LOL Splash!
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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    How was it tested by CR? If CR left it up, Britax might just want to remind people that CR is comprised of a bunch of idiots (car seat wise) who can't read a manual to save their mothers' lives.
    LOL Splash -- but remember, the vast majority of the public can't seem to read manuals either -- What was the figure for incorrect installation & car seat usage? Something around 70%?
    So they're just reflecting the Average American Joe schmo
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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    How was it tested by CR? If CR left it up, Britax might just want to remind people that CR is comprised of a bunch of idiots (car seat wise) who can't read a manual to save their mothers' lives.
    You know what, I had a companion at one time so I watched the crash footage from CR very closely to how big of a "jump" the seat made and I could have swore to you the handle was up.
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    Re: Letter from Britax to Companion owners...

    I've checked out all the crashtests of the infant seats at this site:
    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/site...a4c4446108a0c/

    The handle is down during this test. My guess is something happened (an accident...?) to make them send out the notice.

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