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    Error in Marathon Instructions

    Transport Canada issued a Consumer Information Notice yesterday.

    http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/child...07c03/menu.htm

    Apparently the french instructions for installing the seat in the forward facing mode actually detail the rear facing installation instructions. The french instructions have been printed this way for over 3 years!

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    Re: Error in Marathon Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by cantech View Post
    Transport Canada issued a Consumer Information Notice yesterday.

    http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/child...07c03/menu.htm

    Apparently the french instructions for installing the seat in the forward facing mode actually detail the rear facing installation instructions. The french instructions have been printed this way for over 3 years!

    Belinda
    That's too funny! & sad... we need some more french techs obviously!
    Jen, Former CDN CRS Tech
    DS1 /02, Seatbelt in the driver's seat now!
    DS2 /05, Seatbelt

    DS3 /12, Britax Frontier/Parkway SG
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    Re: Error in Marathon Instructions

    Good thing I am in charge of car seats in our house. DH would read the French instructions of course. I should post it note ours just as a reminder in case IL's are left with the manual for some reason.
    That is extremely sad as many people will be installing them incorrectly even if they read the manual.
    *DD N 5 Years 46 inches/44 lbs FF in a Marathon/Parkway SG/Turbo Booster/ and Harnessed Nautilus
    *DS H 7 Years 49 inches/51 lbs in a Monterey and Turbo Booster
    and a Harmony and Radian as back up seats

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    Re: Error in Marathon Instructions

    That sucks!!! They should be ashamed! They are an INTERNATIONAL company, and man are they lucky that they caught it when they did. They should be sending out new manuals to every registered seat owner! This is insane! I have a MA, and I have never heard of this, and i wouldn't have heard of this if I didn't read it here. How many francophones are driving around there oblivious to this fact, thinking that the seat is installed correctly because they read the manual! I am shocked that this is from Britax, they are supossed to be the best!
    Amanda- CRST & Mom
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