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    nextfit base/latch wear question?

    Basic info: Chicco Nextfit 2012, RF outboard driver's side, latch only, the only seat/item in backseat, daughter 35mo, Subaru Forester 2012, regular car seat inspection event junkie (myself)

    I am currently spot cleaning/vacuuming out my daughter's Nextfit after a cross-country trip. Anytime I remove the seat I always do my own "safety inspection" and I have found something this time, wanted to see if anyone else has had this occur, and to hear any thoughts from CPS techs.
    On the right side of the seat (looking at seat straight on or on child's left side if in seat) where the RF belt path label is, the actual label/sticker is worn off. Further inspection quickly showed part of the label rubbed off on the super cinch latch tightener. I have included photos uploaded hopefully-first time posting...I am not worried about this really, as the seat itself is not being worn down, but more curious as to if this is common. If not, as a tech, do you find any reason for concern?
    The seat was last re-installed by a tech actually when she needed to find the seat model sticker, a few months ago, but MY last physical inspection/cleaning was over 6mo ago, and I either did not come across this then, it was not there, or the wear possibly occurred in two other vehicles that I installed the seat in this summer.
    I do not plan on selling/giving away the seat and the manual is attached to the seat so the actual sticker not being visible is not a concern to me. As you can see I already marked the seat for others (just in case) leading them to the user's manual.
    Thoughts? Apologies for wordy info, just wanted to include as many basic answers/info to begin with. I follow this on FB and see many questions posted without some basic information provided.
    FYI the shoulder belt lock off is open purposely so I could clean.
    Thank you much!
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    Re: nextfit base/latch wear question?

    It's not something I've heard of, but given Chicco's history with their Keyfit stickers, it doesn't surprise me (those tend to hop off).

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic  785

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