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    A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    I bought a new Scenera today () with a DOM of 3/25/2010 and I have my old one, too -- DOM of 7/26/2007

    - Different splitter plate, which now causes bunching
    - Different chest clips
    - Different stickers (and different locations)
    - And of course, they fixed the problem with the spikes snagging the harness


    Pictures, of course.

    The new splitter plate is smaller than the older. New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.




    The bunching it causes... New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.






    New (2010 DOM) on bottom, old (2007 DOM) on top.




    You can see here that they slightly moved where the FF sticker is. New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.






    And here you can see how they changed the outline of the sticker. The older one was more organized; it had a new bullet for every statement. Now it's just one big paragraph (harder for a parent to read, IMO). New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.




    Here you can see they changed the RF sticker. It used to have lines to "level" to the ground, now the lines are gone and just the hard plastic is there. So I guess the hard plastic is supposed to be the guide to get a level recline? New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.




    And like I said, they obviously fixed the issue with the Spikes. New (2010 DOM) on left, old (2007 DOM) on right.

    Last edited by Mae; 09-09-2010 at 01:08 AM. Reason: Fixing links to Pictures
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Yeah, my sister's 09 DOM had that newer chest clip. I'm not sure about the shell because the seat was wrecked.... She put the newer cover on her older one though.

    I'm not concerned about the loops bunching on the splitter plate though. The one on the Radian is even more bunched.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    I was so hoping to see some EPP foam.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by urchin_grey View Post
    I'm not concerned about the loops bunching on the splitter plate though. The one on the Radian is even more bunched.
    I'm not too worried either, it's just a bit easier to get the harness onto the older style. I guess since it's a little harder with the newer ones, they won't fall off? Maybe that's their thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by canadiangie View Post
    I was so hoping to see some EPP foam.
    Nope. I wish!
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Are the slot heights the same? I'm just curious. My mom has 2 sceneras and one seems to have higher slots. Only by like 1/2" or something, but it's a big difference when you're trying to squeak a little more time out of one.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joyofbirth View Post
    Are the slot heights the same? I'm just curious. My mom has 2 sceneras and one seems to have higher slots. Only by like 1/2" or something, but it's a big difference when you're trying to squeak a little more time out of one.
    Yep, they're the same, unfortunately.

    New on left, Old on right.

    Last edited by Mae; 09-09-2010 at 01:09 AM. Reason: Fixing links to pictures
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joyofbirth View Post
    Are the slot heights the same? I'm just curious. My mom has 2 sceneras and one seems to have higher slots. Only by like 1/2" or something, but it's a big difference when you're trying to squeak a little more time out of one.
    I was wondering that too. My sister had 2, one with probably a late '07 to early '08 DOM and then one with a mid '09 DOM. The '09 DOM was wrecked (unoccupied at the time) so she had to use the older one. And I swear, it seemed like he had less shell over his head in the older one. So either they were different, or he had a serious growth spurt over the course of like a week.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Great comparison photos! I really like that they have made some nice changes.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    It says I have to spread the rep around before voting for you again .

    Anyway, innnnteresting... maybe gives me an excuse to throw my 2007 out and not feel guilty? No, no, I use it for the dogs sometimes (RF, of course, leash tied to the harness, they aren't heavy enough to FF, hehe).

    Bummer about the label being less clear, but yay no more spikes. I bet they took a lesson from the Frontier recall about having a harness yoke that's too easy to get the straps on and off and modified theirs before it was ever a concern.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    It says I have to spread the rep around before voting for you again .

    I bet they took a lesson from the Frontier recall about having a harness yoke that's too easy to get the straps on and off and modified theirs before it was ever a concern.
    Ah, man! Jools rep is the best!


    And yeah, that's my thoughts as well. The older ones definately slip on easier than the new.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    It also seems that the new covers have more padding, but perhaps that's just because my other cover is... well, old. It seems thicker though.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    I the new chest clips!! A daycare child at my son's daycare who use to always have a belly clip now has a chest clip in the proper position because of the new chest clip! Mom had an older style scenera and o darn the child spilled something nasty on it and it wouldn't wash off (it was expired) so she bought a new one. Well she said something to me about the chest clip can't be in the right position unless the straps are much tighter than she use to have them . I'm happy that something so small is being done to prevent a VERY common misuse!

    O yeah I had a 07' scenera and an 09' scenera and I had almost 1/2 an inch of height difference between the two. Figures that one that ended up in the accident was the one with more height!

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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_s View Post
    O yeah I had a 07' scenera and an 09' scenera and I had almost 1/2 an inch of height difference between the two. Figures that one that ended up in the accident was the one with more height!
    Really? There's no way! I'll have to have my DNe sit in the seat today and measure.

    I'm glad the daycare child is safer now!!
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    I must have an in-between one. I have the lack of spikes, but the old chest clip. Not sure on the sticker.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Oh, crap.

    Can I hijack?

    We've got a Scenera sitting in storage (like almost brand new.)
    I heard about the spike thing going on, but I never even looked at mine. Totally forgot.
    How do I know if my seat has these spikes? What do I do about it if it does?


    I, too, swore there was a 1/4 to 1/2" difference between the two Sceneras we had. One is gone now, so I can't measure or anything.
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    Re: A lot of changes to the Scenera -- Pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah Baby View Post
    How do I know if my seat has these spikes? What do I do about it if it does?
    You turn it over and look at the bottom of the seat. If it has the spikes, well, it has the spikes. If it doesn't, you're good!

    It seems that people got a lot of mixed answers; a read that a few people got replacement Sceneras, a few people were able to purchase new Sceneras and have Dorel refund their money, whereas most just got a new harness. You just have to make sure that the harness isn't stuck under the spike once it's installed. If you notice that the harness has a snag in it (like in these pictures, you can call and they will send you a new harness.
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