Did Clek officially change the Oobr minimum to four?!!

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EmmaCPST

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I just like them more and more!

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Now if they put a 2 & 25 FF minimum on the Foonf.... I might just have to buy one and not even take the tech discount just on principle of their awesomeness.
 

atw

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EmmaCPST said:
Now if they put a 2 & 25 FF minimum on the Foonf.... I might just have to buy one and not even take the tech discount just on principle of their awesomeness.

Well, that would be amazing! Isn't there a car manufacturer that says something about convertibles being used to rf limits? So cool!

I know mine says something about boosters, but maybe they all do...

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NannyMom

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EmmaCPST said:
Now if they put a 2 & 25 FF minimum on the Foonf.... I might just have to buy one and not even take the tech discount just on principle of their awesomeness.
They won't :(

atw said:
Well, that would be amazing! Isn't there a car manufacturer that says something about convertibles being used to rf limits? So cool!

I know mine says something about boosters, but maybe they all do...

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Volvo says something about rf until 4 is safer
 

SeattleRain

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They should totally give that mom a Foonf to review! That's a pretty ridiculous oversight on their part. Linking a blog on their site with a kid using their product wrong is absurd.
 

wendytthomas

Admin - CPST Instructor
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Graco says in their manuals that rear facing as long as possible is recommended. And Dorel has a 34" minimum to forward face (which is a big two year old).

Wendy
 
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cowgirlsmommy

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I think Clek handled it very well. It's also great to see a company up the booster minimum. I'm loving them more and more every day. I think I'm going to break down and buy an Oobr for my oldest.
 

ketchupqueen

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Short version, 3 year old was in seat for review. It was also checked on the plane. Reviewer was very receptive to comments that he's too young, got a hwh seat. Intends to post on why not to check seats and edited post. Clek said it was a misunderstanding on their part during a transition, they've recently upped the age and weight, and they recommend harnessing as long as possible and never checking a car seat on a plane. And it all stayed relatively civil.
 

tarynsmum

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Short version, 3 year old was in seat for review. It was also checked on the plane. Reviewer was very receptive to comments that he's too young, got a hwh seat. Intends to post on why not to check seats and edited post. Clek said it was a misunderstanding on their part during a transition, they've recently upped the age and weight, and they recommend harnessing as long as possible and never checking a car seat on a plane. And it all stayed relatively civil.

I saw the link post by Clek and saw a bunch of comments and thought the worst (because it's FB :rolleyes:). I was SO happy to see how receptive the blogger was, and how well Clek handled it. Also saw how the Oobr has the 4 year minimum, and 40lbs as well - has it always been 40? I swear it was 30# before.
 

EmmaCPST

CPST Instructor
tarynsmum said:
I saw the link post by Clek and saw a bunch of comments and thought the worst (because it's FB :rolleyes:). I was SO happy to see how receptive the blogger was, and how well Clek handled it. Also saw how the Oobr has the 4 year minimum, and 40lbs as well - has it always been 40? I swear it was 30# before.

It's still 33 on the high back, 40 on the backless.
 

TechnoGranola

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tarynsmum said:
Also saw how the Oobr has the 4 year minimum, and 40lbs as well - has it always been 40? I swear it was 30# before.

The U.S. Clek site says 33#/38"/4 years as minimums for highback mode and 40#/40"/4 years for no back mode.

The U.S. manual actually still technically allows 3 years for full back mode:

Recommended that child is at least 4 years of age, (but NEVER before 3 years of age)

The Canadian site and manual have no age requirement but 40#/40" for both full back and no back modes.

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tarynsmum

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OK, I guess this confused me:
clek: We at Clek take full responsibility for this oversight! Thank you everyone for your comments. Corinne and Bub, our apologies. We had a misunderstanding of height/weight/age at the time the seat was given. As you are aware we have recently changed our recommendations for Oobr to min age 4 and min 40 lbs. We absolutely recommend keeping all children harnessed for as long as possible.
 

EmmaCPST

CPST Instructor
tarynsmum said:
OK, I guess this confused me:

The blogger is in Canada, so I'm guessing that's why they worded it that way to be specific to her. Canada has a legal 40lb minimum to booster, IIRC.
 

TechnoGranola

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EmmaCPST said:
The blogger is in Canada, so I'm guessing that's why they worded it that way to be specific to her. Canada has a legal 40lb minimum to booster, IIRC.

The Canadian manual does not specify an age, only height and weight. And the Oobr has always been a 40# minimum for Canada in both modes so nothing new or revised there.

Maybe Clek has added age 4 to the Canadian minimums as well, but hasn't updated the site or manual yet?

Did the mom say how tall her child was? I know she said he was over 40#. If he is also over 40" he technically meets the requirements in the Canadian manual.

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InternationalMama

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The blogger is in Canada, so I'm guessing that's why they worded it that way to be specific to her. Canada has a legal 40lb minimum to booster, IIRC.

But someone on Facebook said it is illegal to use a booster in Canada for a child under age 4, so all booster produced there have a 4 year minimum automatically.

(I don't know if that's the law in Canada. I am just taking the FBers word for it.)
 

TechnoGranola

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InternationalMama said:
But someone on Facebook said it is illegal to use a booster in Canada for a child under age 4, so all booster produced there have a 4 year minimum automatically.

(I don't know if that's the law in Canada. I am just taking the FBers word for it.)

I don't believe that's accurate. Our boosters have a 40# minimum and a height minimum, but not an age minimum. Although a manufacturer may recommend one. The Oobr manual does not specify an age, nor does the Parkway (another I quickly glanced at).

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!

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