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    Senior Community Member tjham's Avatar
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    Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    I dismantled one of my precious FP Safe Embrace seats today.
    My grandson doesn't need it any more, and it will expire in March 09 so I can't give it to anyone. It was THE BEST seat! *sigh*

    I cut the straps (may save the tether strap for...something...I don't know what, but that hook looks like it would be good for something! ), pulled out the foam, wrote "expired - broken - do not use all over it, put it in the big garbage can and dumped old salsa and used kitty litter over it.

    I still have the blue velour cover. Dang, it still looks practically new. If anyone has a FPSE that is good for longer than mine was and wants the cover FFS, let me know!

    Now I have to remember where the other FP seat is . Hmmmmm.

    Update at #8.
    Last edited by tjham; 03-01-2009 at 11:47 PM.

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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!



    Love the kitty litter touch!
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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    I'm gonna remember the used kitty litter thing.



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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    Ah...sweet sweet FPSE... I always thought the RF belt path over the cover but under a flap was a touch of genius...
    Julie
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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    Oh heck, I loved that seat. Except it had no padding in the butt area. Still love it....
    Jessie

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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    I use the LATCH strap from my old Husky to secure the dog. Might be a similar use for your TT
    Kimberly
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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    Quote Originally Posted by jb5416 View Post
    Oh heck, I loved that seat. Except it had no padding in the butt area. Still love it....
    Jessie
    Funny you should mention that - when I took the cover off, I discovered two disposable diapers positioned in that exact area!
    Apparently, the lack of padding bothered me also!


    I had to cut the tether off the seat so I have to find a use for it that doesn't involve looping the other end.
    That kind of limits its use, doesn't it...


    Oh, I forgot to mention that my husband was with me in the garage while I did this, with an incredulous look on his face.
    At first he said, "but somebody else could use it".
    After I explained about expiration dates, brittle plastic, etc. his eyes glazed over
    and he quietly resigned himself to watching the crazy woman go at it...

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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    Update:

    I found the other one and destroyed it today. Didn't have any old salsa so I poured a cup of milk over it (in the trash can) before putting the kitty litter on it. That milk will sour pretty fast, the temp here is already over 80 degrees!

    The straps were still totally flat and untwisted after EIGHT years. Why can't other companies figure out how to accomplish that?

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    Re: Bye sweet Safe Embrace RIP - one down, one to go!

    HUGS! I still have mine, I just can't bare to throw it out. The straps are AWESOME!

    Emily tech and mom to Jacob 16, Daniel 13, Benjamin 9, Elizabeth 6. Child care provider to 4 other kiddos.

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