Question Curiosity about use of British and Swedish car seats used in US


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I love car seats, their designs, and evolution of car seats styles and designs over the past 3 decades. So out of curiosity, could a person in the US install/use a British or Swedish car seat ? Bc I've seen the celebrities do it via Instagram (North West is in a Britax King without the chest clip, and a few other celeb babies are in Britax Kings). Could one order a Klippan Triofix (Sweden) and use that to the RF limits in a U.S. Vehicle?


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It's not legal because the seats are not tested to North American standards. With the seats that are available here now, unless there are very special circumstances (extraordinarily large child, a child that would be better off RF due to a medical condition, etc.), the cost/benefit on importing doesn't really work out any more. "Costs" include things like the difficulties of using imported seats in a US car, not being able to easily access customer service, being largely on your own for technical assistance, and the actual monetary cost.

They are cool, though.


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Can you? Yes.

Is it legal? No.

Would I write a ticket for that, personally? No. Not if you let me touch it and play with it for a minute, anyway. ;)

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