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    CPS Technician Splash's Avatar
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    Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    I was looking for Side Riders for Charlie's car seat, and decided to see what horrible pictures I could find on the One Step Ahead website.

    Well, a TON of them. Really... their website is the worst! But this one... this one!!

    This is an INFANT SEAT that they have installed in the car FORWARD FACING!!

    http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...tegoryId=86211
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
    You're only as safe as the most dangerous driver on the road. Buckle accordingly.  

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Holy cow!!!!!

    A FF infant seat with a suction cup toy. GREAT!!!!

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    I think it's an optical illusion. Not that the loosestraps and belly clip are anything to ignore.
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Nope. Look at how the window slants. That window is slanting towards the back of the car. That seat is definitely in FF. Or in the front seat, which it can't be, because it's on the right (passenger) side of the car.
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
    You're only as safe as the most dangerous driver on the road. Buckle accordingly.  

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    I was outraged enough I dashed off an email, fwiw.

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    It's not a new picture, and there was a thread about it on the CPS list a year or so ago. The window thing is an optical illusion, but there are other misuse issues and even without it being an optical illusion, a better positioned picture would have prevented the confusion.
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Yeah, I can tell the 'moving' window is an illusion but regardless, they CREATED the illusion of the baby in a forward facing infant seat in a moving vehicle, and they should be called on the carpet for it.

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    THAT I agree with.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    The harness is also threaded through the clip incorrectly...
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    lol, we have that exact toy, but it's on a mirror in the bedroom, not in the car
    Two girls, 7 and 6. Trek Mountain, Specialized Hotrock, Soma Buena Vista, Bike Friday tandem, and multiple other bikes. Oh, and a Mazda5.

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Dsunny1 View Post
    The harness is also threaded through the clip incorrectly...
    Yep. There are real misuse issues enough that the illusion of the FF seat isn't the most immediate issue.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    The way the door pillar is sloped makes it look like that seat is forward facing.

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Yes, FFing.

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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
    I was outraged enough I dashed off an email, fwiw.
    Maybe they are alreading working on it. I clicked on the link and when I clicked on the "view larger image" button it said that the larger image was not available as they are working on the page.
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by JaRylan View Post
    Maybe they are alreading working on it. I clicked on the link and when I clicked on the "view larger image" button it said that the larger image was not available as they are working on the page.
    I"ve been getting that message no matter which item I click for a larger image. It's been happening for a few weeks now at least.


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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Leila View Post
    I"ve been getting that message no matter which item I click for a larger image. It's been happening for a few weeks now at least.
    Dang, I clicked on the image for the larger picture of the toy and it worked but not for the image of the child in seat with toy.
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Well, they *are* "one step ahead", who knows? Maybe Cosco will come out with a new "fabulous" FF infant car seat.
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by JennasMommy View Post
    Well, they *are* "one step ahead", who knows? Maybe Cosco will come out with a new "fabulous" FF infant car seat.
    ROFLOL!!! Yes, with an electric forcefield that actuates when a crash is predicted to cradle the head from all directions

    People have been complaining to OSA for *years* now...it's like they just don't care... even if it's not their pictures, you'd think they'd have enough power over the companies that sell these gadgets to get them to show proper use.... hey, at least the Taby Tray recently got a new picture!
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    Re: Eek!! Picture from One Step Ahead

    The thing that I don't understand, is why they need the baby at all. Are we all stupid? I think the majority of parents can get the jist of the toy without the picture of the kid in the car seat at all! And if they don't know that you would put the suction cup on the window, (or the bathroom mirror, where it is safer anyway) then they are probably to dumb to be allowed to procreate at all!
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