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    Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    That is interesting actually, as many seats recommended for newborns do not actually fit smaller babies. I have even seen some babies in Graco Safeseats that are still not at the lowest setting and some of these would not be considered overly small babies. I wonder if this will bring a string of these "recalls" now.

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    I must admit that I've been wondering about newborns in convertible seats for awhile. A few of my friends started using MAs from birth, and it always bugged me that the harness was too high, even if their babies were over five pounds.

    I can't remember how my kid fit her SnugRide when she was first born. Not that I would have known better at the end, anyway.

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    You can actually let people know this: Britax says NOT to use the bottom harness slots unless your baby is within 1" of them. If a child is more than 1" below those bottom harness slots, it's a no go per Britax. My kids weren't within 1" of the bottom slots until they were at least 4-5 months.

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Mara1973 View Post
    That is interesting actually, as many seats recommended for newborns do not actually fit smaller babies. I have even seen some babies in Graco Safeseats that are still not at the lowest setting and some of these would not be considered overly small babies. I wonder if this will bring a string of these "recalls" now.

    Mara
    Hmm, will be interesting to see. TC's report on transporting infants/children with special needs may be the reason for this I'm guessing. I wonder if it will affect any other seats?
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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    They can't just pick on Britax, can they? Britax is actually the manufacturer that says *don't* use their convertible seats for small newborns when you talk to CS.. Cosco'll try to get away with anything--yup, it's the only seat you'll ever need. They don't specify anything beyond age/weight ranges, and yet their bottom slots aren't much better.

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by QuassEE View Post
    They can't just pick on Britax, can they? Britax is actually the manufacturer that says *don't* use their convertible seats for small newborns when you talk to CS.. Cosco'll try to get away with anything--yup, it's the only seat you'll ever need. They don't specify anything beyond age/weight ranges, and yet their bottom slots aren't much better.

    -Nicole.
    Maybe Britax just caught wind of what's going on and issued the recall spontaneously before there was any pressure?

    I think that Cosco does have a minimum length to use the seat rf'ing - 19"? My 7wk preemie was that long though...
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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    Doh, yeah, I meant height/weight ranges, not age It's late! Honest!

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    Re: Transport Canada posted the Britax Roundabout Recall a couple days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by QuassEE View Post
    Doh, yeah, I meant height/weight ranges, not age It's late! Honest!

    -Nicole.
    Not as late for you as it is for me.
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    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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