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I am a bit confused by the dates of manufacture. Are seats only compliant if they have a DOM in 2012 or later??
No. Manufacturers switched their production from non-compliant versions, to compliant ones, at any point between May 2010 when the new standards were announced, and Jan 1 2012 when the new standards took effect. EVERY seat with a 2012 date of manufacture is compliant for sure, but whether a 2011 or even 2010 seat is depends widely on the specific seat in question (and some like the Scenera it even depends on which model/cover option you're talking about). If in doubt, call the manufacturer.