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    CPS Technician christineka's Avatar
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    Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

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    I may boycot dorel over this.
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    "Sure, it's safest, but who really wants safest for their kids when we can point out all these incorrect assumptions about convenience?"
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:



    That seriously makes me sad.
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    A-8 years old riding in a Harmony Youth Booster or Graco TurboBooster

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    In other words, "We have no intention to put the effort into designing a seat to keep your child as safe as they can be, so here are all of the excuses we can think of for why you should be happy with what you've got." Grrrrrrr.

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Oh. My. Goodness. That really pisses me off. I don't even know what else to say, but seriously, I just really do not like them as a company.
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Quote Originally Posted by christineka View Post
    I may boycot dorel over this.
    I'm already boycotting them. I won't even buy their outlet covers. This just reaffirms my boycot.
    Mama to
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    "In addition, although rearward facing is arguably the safest travelling position, most of us prefer not to travel that way. It reduces the growing child's ability to interact with those in the front seats, to look around and see where they are going."
    And people wonder why my kids won't even ride in a Dorel seat as an emergency spare???

    The company is just gross
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    all I can say is...... Really? Really?
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Holy cow! That is AWFUL! Definitely boycotting.


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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    WOW i have been boycotting forever but this just re affirms it! i really hate this company
    Clarissa -Mommy to Caden June 29 04 64# in moterey, Clara Oct 19 2007 32#ff in recaro prosport, Chloe Jan 14 2009 36# ff in radian Ceagan Feb 23 2010! 29# in a TFP

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    I really wanted a Quinny Zapp. Now I don't know. This makes me really sad.
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Wow, EPIC FAIL. These folks are deep into denial. Too bad they kissed off a lot of business with that article!
    Former CPST and momma to 4
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Quote Originally Posted by Calleiah View Post
    Wow, EPIC FAIL. These folks are deep into denial. Too bad they kissed off a lot of business with that article!
    I agree. EPIC FAIL.
    i am SO UNHAPPY.
    i love my dorel seat......I was planning to get more, but not now. Bad, BAD dorel.

    Alex, 8 Katie, 12 and Annabelle Jan 2017

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    DS 9 years old, 57# 50.5in in a Evenflo Amp LBB 01 Honda Accord, Graco TB LBB 03 Honda Pilot
    DD 6 years old 43.5# 44in Recaro ProBooster 01 Honda Accord, Britax Frontier85 03 Honda Pilot

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    My suggestion is that we all write them and TELL them that they're losing business. And our recommendations. And tell them exactly why, and what they can do about it.

    Maybe they'll issue a revised statement and start making an EERF seat.

    Okay, really, not likely. But it might be more productive to tell them what we think directly, KWIM?
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:


    I have never liked Dorel. I have owned two products made by them and was unhappy with both.
    And from a company that makes the Maxi-Cosi Mobi. They KNOW how to make the safer seat. They HAVE 55lb RF seat. So why this flack? They don't want to be put through the effort or pressure of bringing it over, I'm sure.
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    I will definitely be writing to dorel to tell how disappointed I am.
    Last edited by christineka; 06-12-2009 at 08:09 PM.
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    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    I didn't even know there WAS a Maxi-Cosi that RF to 55.

    If that make that, why didn't their press release state that they sell a seat that will accomodate ERF, and you'll see more advertisements and retailers for it in the UK coming up soon?

    That would be the tack I'd have taken if I were them!
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    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Sign me up for the boycott.

    They just reinforced all the myths we try to fight: RF seats are too hard to get kids into, the kids' legs are squished, the kids can't see out the window, they're unhappy.

    Totally irresponsible on their part. I'm speechless.

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    Re: Dorel's response:thumbsdown:

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    RF seats are too hard to get kids into, the kids' legs are squished, the kids can't see out the window, they're unhappy.
    well, except for the window part, that DOES sum up DD2's experience RFing, lol...
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