My was nearly hit head-on by a car that crossed the median on a highway she was driving between 70-75 mph the cars sound 1-1/2 times before it rolled 2-3 times. My 17 month-old baby, aside from being shaken up a little, came out of the accident with only a bump and bruise above her eye from debris flying around the car and strap marks from the harness. She was examined by the trauma center docs while the rest of my family was also being examined and operated and there were zero signs of concussion or any other signs for concern. She was "discharged" shortly after. I have just purchased my second of this model (hospital staff were required to throw away the car seat) and will buy another once my next child is born in a few months. Full disclosure: the vehicle was hit on the opposite side of the car than my baby was seated, and the car never landed hard on her side of the car while flipping.
This carseat has a major design flaw. Unless you have a large baby who does not need to be tightened down as far as my average size daughter, then the strap gets caught on the underside of the carseat. I have to squeeze my arm under the seat to pull the strap away from where it is catching on the carseat. The strap should slide easily, but it doesn't. The other option is to keep pulling and tugging until the strap "bumps" past the part it is caught on. I have contacted Safety 1st and am still waiting to hear from them a week later. The carseat is lovely, but not worth the pain!
My husband and I both have this car seat for our 2 yr old, both of us experience the same issues. You can not tighten the harness after a few uses so she can now get her arms through. No matter much you tighten and readjust the car seat when installing it, it will loosen and move around and this is just after a few times in/out of the seat. I moved the headrest up and now it rattles when she is not in the car. Very unhappy with this purchase
I have had my car seat for over a year and the straps on it are awful to tighten I have to pull from the back of the car seat like it's stuck seriously question if this car seat is even safe fir my son!!!
I'm a NYS certified car seat inspector. I have never had issues with these seats before but the two that I have are the same design and so difficult to tighten. My 18 month is able to get her arm out of the harness. My husband can't even tighten the harness good enough. I can't find any recalls on this seat and I can't return it. I also can't wear to find a good number that allows me to speak to someone who will actually help.
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I got this carseat as a gift from daughters grandparents. I was really excited when I seen it because I really liked the appearance and cup holders but I absolutely do not like it after using it. It is near impossible to tighten the straps for the harness. My daughter is 2 and still rear facing but since the day she started using it when she first turned 1 I have had difficulty tightening. I have to use all my strength and get into the car and pull the straps in the back and than pull the tether over and over till tighten the best I can and I still second guess if she is safe. I'm really worried because I feel like the straps get stuck u dr the seat. Also I have made sure I am installing properly on numerous occassions but I feel like the seat tips over no matter how tight the seat belt is and locked in position. My daughter has been almost sideways a few times and I'm not a crazy driver. Not happy.