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    BebeDiana
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    Clek Oobr Seat belt guide problems

    Hello, I purchased a Clek Oobr in 2017 (from magic beans) The red seat belt guides have never worked appropriately and Iím wondering if anyone else has had this problem? The red belt guides do not let the seat belt to retract back, it creates drag. It is not safe to use them so my son has the seat belt just on his shoulder instead. He is almost 10 years old, however he is tiny about 45lbs. Iím not sure his exact height/torso height, Iíll measure him once heís home. I have a video of the malfunctioning seat belt guide that Iím going to try to post as well.

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    Re: Clek Oobr Seat belt guide problems

    Hi there.

    That sounds very frustrating. Have you talked to Clek, or tried a different seating position within your car? Sometimes one spot in a car just doesn't work very well for a booster. Doesn't matter the brand, they just don't work well together because of the belt geometry.

    If he has a good belt fit without the back, have you tried it backless? He's got a 10 year old skeleton, so that'd be fine, if the belt fit is good.

    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
    https://www.car-seat.org/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=1353&dateline=1552329  785

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    BebeDiana
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    Re: Clek Oobr Seat belt guide problems

    Hello,
    Thank you for your response. I did email Clek a couple days ago, hoping to hear back soon. Although my son is almost 10 yrs old- he is physically disabled with microcephaly, so Iím not heíll fall in same category as a typical 10 yr old skeletal wise perhaps? I drive a 2000 Camry and it doesnít work with any of the belts. Iíve tried with about 5 other vehicles and itís no go in any of them. The plastic appears defective? We just bought a 2016 Volvo (will have in a few days, havenít tried Clek in it yet) that has side curtain air bags, would a high back booster add much more protection or would a backless suffice? I typically go overboard with car seat safety- my son rear faced in a axkid till almost 8 years old...
    I have to register to post video. Iíll do that and hopefully it will clarify somethings. The red belt guides have a plastic sharp ridge that makes belt drag.
    Thank you,
    Colleen

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    Re: Clek Oobr Seat belt guide problems

    How tall is your son? Is he 10 year old tall, or as tall as a typical 45 pound child?

    Has his doctor ever said anything about his skeleton not being normal for his age?

    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
    https://www.car-seat.org/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=1353&dateline=1552329  785

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