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    RckyMtnMama
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    Accident where child was not in seat

    Hello! We have a very nice (and new) Britax Frontier booster. My husband was involved in a motor vehicle accident last night on his way to work. Booster was in the vehicle buty daughter was not in the booster at the time (she was he with me). Does this still render the booster invalid? It was latched with the seatbelt, not the anchor hooks, bc she's 48lbs.
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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    Re: Accident where child was not in seat

    Did the crash meet the criteria for reuse laid out in your manual? If so, then you can continue to use it. If not, you need a new seat.

    Wendy
    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
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    In case you don't have the manual handy, here is what Britax says about using a seat after a crash: https://us.britax.com/faqs/after-a-crash/ (You can continue using it after a minor crash. That link provides the guidelines for what qualifies)

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