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    Carseat Crazy chaoticoctopus's Avatar
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    Aug 2006

    FYI: Chevy Astro LATCH wt. limits

    Just FYI, I spoke with Chevrolet this morning to find out about the LATCH weight limits on my '03 Astro, since I'd read here that many vehicles' LATCH systems were only designed for children up to 48 lbs. or so.

    The answer I received was, the Astro vans' LATCH system was designed to secure up to 300 lb. adults who may need a restraint system. The man assured me that, if a carseat was certified to use the LATCH system up to a given weight, the vehicle's LATCH system would absolutely be safe as well. I was pleased that he did caution me to double-check the seat manufacturers' recommendations and make sure both were compatible. No sense continuing to use LATCH on a seat that is only recommended up to 40, 65, whatever lbs, after that weight has been reached.

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