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    CPS Technician christineka's Avatar
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    Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    As directed per Evenflo's facebook rep, I called evenflo's parent link to ask about using the triumph 65 rear-facing beyond 37 inches. I spoke with Amanda. She told me that as long as my daughter had at least an inch of shell above her head and her legs were comfortable, it is fine to disregard their height limit of 37 inches. I probed deeper. She explained that if children's legs were uncomfortable, they would kick the back of the seat or fight or throw fits, which can distract the driver. Not enough leg room can also cause leg injuries. I asked about that, since I know leg injuries rear-facing are rare. She agreed that leg injuries are rare. Anyone have some way of contacting someone at evenflo that knows what they are talking about?
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    Re: Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    Do you have the name of the parent link rep that you spoke with? I don't want you post it but I'm curious if you have a name?

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    Re: Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    I did post it: Amanda
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    Does this apply to all Evenflo seats or just the Triumph?

    If its all seats my 5 year old could still use the SureRide rear facing.

    DD - 12/07 - Backless Turbo
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    Re: Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    I wouldn't take this as the final word. Evenflo went back and forth on their height limit for the SureRide and eventually settled on 40" hard limit. I'm sure they had a reason.
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    Re: Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Brigala View Post
    I wouldn't take this as the final word. Evenflo went back and forth on their height limit for the SureRide and eventually settled on 40" hard limit. I'm sure they had a reason.
    I'm sure they have a reason, but am less assured that it's a very good one.

    But the rep seems not-quite-informed on other issues, so...
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    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

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    Re: Evenflo's Parent Link Rep on rear-facing height limits

    I contacted Dave, who presented the last Evenflo webnar. He told me that the instructions must be followed completely.
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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