custom covers

smileybrea

CPS Technician
Gah! There is a new 2nd hand store in the area who posted a pic for a custom seat cover they are selling on their FB page. I posted about how those products are dangerous and why but I was attacked by multiple people then the store responded asking why there wasn't a recall on them if they are so dangerous. I told them it was because they are mostly made by WAHM and therefore aren't regulated. I also said you wouldn't find them at major retailers either but they (the store) still didn't believe me. I tried a google search to find actual articles or something regarding the safety issue but came up empty handed.

Does anyone have any info I can forward on to this store? They are also the only ones locally who sell used seats. I pointed out the danger of that and that all the "other" 2nd hand stores refuse to take them because of the liability.

TIA!
 
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aeormsby

New member
I believe all carseat manuals state not to add aftermarket accessories - which is exactly what a custom cover is. So there's nothing to recall, the carseat manufacturers already said not to use them.

On the warnings page of my Britax Frontier 85 manual it says:
The use of non-Britax covers, inserts, toys, accessories or tightening devices is not approved by Britax. Their use could cause this child seat to fail Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or not perform as intended in a crash.
 

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