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    CPST/Firefighter Judi's Avatar
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    Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Just the everyone would like to see what Evenflo thinks is a proper fix.

    First, here is the latch type strap that comes in the mail:



    On the strap, there is a warning:



    You put the hook, through the hole in the base:



    Go up, and back through the other hole in the base:



    I then put the car seat back on to its base. Here is a pic of the hole under the handle that you are to hook to.



    And here, after hooking the non latch hook:



    Here is a pic from the back with the fix now installed. Note, after hooking both hooks, you then have to cinch it down:



    So, to use your very convenient carrier, simply loosen the strap, unhook from both sides, then unhook carrier from base, because of the lovely plastic hook on the bases front. Oh joy!

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    So, this metal hook is hooked on to plastic? And they aren't concerned that it could potentially break the plastic in a collision? Holy crap.

    Evenflo, you suck.
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    It doesn't look like it actually even really HOOKS to the carrier! It only "half-a*%" hooks!


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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Yes, it really is half A$$.

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Hmmm, what's the point of the base then if you have to install the carrier everytime You might as well just not use the base at all or just use a convertible
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by Judi View Post
    half A$$.
    No pun intended, right?

    I'm wondering how long until they recall their fix. :sigh
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by mominabigtruck View Post
    Hmmm, what's the point of the base then if you have to install the carrier everytime You might as well just not use the base at all or just use a convertible
    Exactly what DH said. Might as well not even use the base. I said that they should half just recalled it all together, to save face. A coworker reminded me, that they don't have any face left!

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    OMG! You're kidding me right...Oh wait..you're not! I do not see that working for them at all! I mean do they really think this is going to work? Man oh Man!
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    OMG - that hook doens't actually HOOK does it ? It just kind of sits there, right ?
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Wow, that is sure to lead to misuse by many parents using this seat.

    I wonder if this is standard on the "new and improved" Discovery seats that are already in the stores. I cannot see too many parents going to that much trouble to get an infant into their seats. They want to snap and go, not mess with some tether thing connecting the seat to the base.

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashi View Post
    OMG - that hook doens't actually HOOK does it ? It just kind of sits there, right ?
    You are totally right. I just slid it down in the hole. It is not really hooked on. Anyone else think it is weird that all these hole were all conveniently already there?

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    I would imagine it would be pretty easy to yank that thing off the base, or at least partly, thus undoing the "hooks". I use the term hooks loosely. The Discovery must only come off the base in a crash, because I sure as heck can't get it off. What a joke. How can they do so good with the Triumph and fail miserably at almost every thing else they make?
    Jacky, CPST and mom to Kenzie(5) and Maverick(3) Riding in a Frontier, Marathon 70 and Radian, Safety 1st Store N Go and Evenflo Right Fit

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Talk about a cheap solution. I too see people not using this "fix" because it will be too much trouble. I will teach a caregiver to use it with the fix as well as with out the base if I get one come through.
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    wow. just... wow.

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    And do we really believe they tested that thing with those hooks? With a 20 lb kid?

    that is UNbelievable.
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    :O wow... Can you use the discovery without the base? I would trust that more.
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Yes, it can. The Embrace can not.

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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"


    What a CRAPPY "fix"


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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    What I find most interesting, is aside from some problems with labelling or tags, (one is a shipment of seats that had US hang tags on CDN seats,) all of the evenflo recalls since 1997 have been on infant carriers. Maybe evenflo should go back to the drawing board on the infant carrier since that seems to be where they've had their problems that have caused safety related recalls.

    I agree that fix kit looks like a huge PITA. I'm not positive if the discovery has ever been sold in Canada - anyone happen to know? If it has been, TC hasn't issued a recall on it yet... I'm figuring it's just a matter of time though if it was ever sold here. Would be quite something to recall US seats and not CDN ones...
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    Re: Pictures of the Evenflo Discovery "fix"

    Oh come ON Evenflo, nobody's going to do that. How totally inadequate. I think it would be easier to use the seat baseless, but nobody's going to do that, either.

    DH and I are not planning any more kids, but if we did there no way on earth that we'd use any Evenflo infant seat (not even the non-expired, non-recalled one we already own).
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