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    Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    can you look at the tags sewn onto the harness straps? do they say "made in china"? i'm curious about it. i was looking at the IMMI LATCH clips on the signo and even though they say "IMMI" on them, the LATCH strap tag sewn onto the end of the strap says "made in china". also, the adjuster strap has a tag that says "made in china".

    i am curious if all carseats made in china have straps that are also made in china, or if some of them have US-made straps.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    not a chinese made seat, but my US made britax has "made in mexico" on some of the IMMI parts. Interesting that they have a chinese facility as well.

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    now that you mention it, I saw Mexico on one of our harness straps, I thought. I'll look as soon as it's not 1 degree outside (BRRR_
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    My short-strapped Radian (DOM 9/05) has "Made in China" on the sticker with the serial number and DOM, but it has an IMMI harness system and the tag on it says it was made in the USA. Not sure about my two newer Radians (12/06 and 5/07), though; I'll have to check out the tags on those harness systems tomorrow.

    Also, I happen to have a SafeStop (DOM 6/06) sitting here on my computer desk, which is made by IMMI. The SafeStop was also made in the USA.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    My SS1 straps were made in China, but they have a tag saying AMSAFE on them, not IMMI.


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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by ccjones View Post
    Also, I happen to have a SafeStop (DOM 6/06) sitting here on my computer desk, which is made by IMMI. The SafeStop was also made in the USA.
    You almost gave me a heart attack - I read your post and thought "Hey, I actually have one right here in my pocket right now... no, I put it on the desk when I washed my coat... next to my gloves that I fished out of the trash under the desk... OMG I have TWO WEEKS of trash sitting out on the curb to be picked up at 6am and the SafeStop is in there somewhere!!!!"

    Then I remembered that after fishing my gloves out of the trash, I put the SafeStop back with the boot so it would be safe.

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillipop View Post
    My SS1 straps were made in China, but they have a tag saying AMSAFE on them, not IMMI.
    is the SS1 made in china or in the US? do any other US-made seats have straps made in china?

    personally, i'd rather have a china-assembled seat with US parts than a US-assembled seat with chinese-made parts.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    my replacement safestop says made in USA, i have a sick baby, so can't go out to check the rest of the seat.

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    You almost gave me a heart attack ...

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    is the SS1 made in china or in the US? do any other US-made seats have straps made in china?

    personally, i'd rather have a china-assembled seat with US parts than a US-assembled seat with chinese-made parts.
    The SS1 is made in China.


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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    I think Dorel seats are made in china but I'm not sure. I cant find it on any of the stickers. The harness adjustor strap on my 2004 Tourvina says it was made in china and engineered for dorel. All harness itself does not have a tag on it and the tether has one with routing intructions but it does not mention where it was made.

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    The seat's DOM sticker should indicate where the seat was made. I haven't peeked at more recent Sceneras, but our April '06 model's sticker (DOM sticker picture at: http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j3...sceneraDOM.jpg)
    says the seat was made in Indiana. I'm almost 100% positive our SS1 was U.S. made as well (10/2005 DOM) but I no longer own the SS1 to double check on it or the straps.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    SPB, I thought I read your OP wrong. You asked about the tags on the harness straps, but then you mentioned the LATCH clips on the Signo.

    My DOM 9/05 Radian has "SafeGuard" imprinted in the black plastic on both LATCH clips. There's a tag on the strap just above one of the LATCH clips which has the following info: Made by IMMI, lot number, and Manufactured in USA.

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley_R_CPST View Post
    I think Dorel seats are made in china but I'm not sure. I cant find it on any of the stickers. The harness adjustor strap on my 2004 Tourvina says it was made in china and engineered for dorel. All harness itself does not have a tag on it and the tether has one with routing intructions but it does not mention where it was made.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by ccjones View Post
    SPB, I thought I read your OP wrong. You asked about the tags on the harness straps, but then you mentioned the LATCH clips on the Signo.

    My DOM 9/05 Radian has "SafeGuard" imprinted in the black plastic on both LATCH clips. There's a tag on the strap just above one of the LATCH clips which has the following info: Made by IMMI, lot number, and Manufactured in USA.
    right. my LATCH clips also have "safeguard" imprinted on them, but then the strap sewn onto the clips say "made in china"
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    '04 Graco Snugride-

    base and shell made in USA
    LATCH strap made in China
    IMMI harness made in Mexico
    cover made in Mexico


    '05 Cosco Scenera-

    shell made in USA
    harness made in China
    LATCH strap made in China
    cover made in Mexico
    tether doesn't say, but I could venture a guess

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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    My SafeStop doesn't have a "made-in" tag anywhere on it.

    The Radian LATCH strap has an IMMI tag that says "assembled in Mexico."

    The Husky top-tether strap also says Mexico.

    ETA: The Husky LATCH straps don't have a label I can find. The harness has one, but the "made in" part seems to have been sewn into the seam.
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    wow. interesting info.

    we have china-made radians with mexican-assembled straps. we have US-made britaxes and gracos with mexican or chinese-made straps.

    let's keep 'em coming, folks!
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    Re: Those of you with a Chinese-made carseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    My SafeStop doesn't have a "made-in" tag anywhere on it.
    I have an older style SafeStop that does NOT have the black sleeve over it. That's probably why I can see the IMMI tag.

    If it weren't so cold, I'd go out to the vehicles and check the harness and LATCH straps on our newer Radians. I wonder the newer Radians no longer have IMMI straps (LATCH and harness) that were made in the USA?

    If I remember, I'll check tomorrow morning when I leave for work.

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