Originally Posted by keriberry
Yes, it technically says 32" in the manual, but the risks of my 32" child FFing vs. following the manual, are too great. As a tech, I let the parents make the tough decisions. As a parent, there is no way my 32" child will be FFing. It's an informed decision and I'd never think twice about it.
This was the main point I was getting at - don't tell Cdn parents it is a guideline when it is explicity in our manuals. Tell them the background and let them make an informed decision.
Height is not a guideline if it is explicity in the manual - I have an issue with this type of comment. Canada is different.
For what it is worth, I spoke to Radian (Cdn section) - no clue if it was 'Russ', better not have been - because I can tell you they aren't investigating it if he is the one leading the charge.
My baby is 1 year (and a few days), is likely 31"+, and maybe just 22 lbs. but likely just short of 22lbs.
I got - all up to you, switch to forward facing, your baby could break its legs in a high speed accident if you use it above the height limit, don't use it above the height limit not tested, we are not in the US, so we can't use the same rules, different regulations - I am relatively a novice at car seats but that performance was poor. I like the seat - but the customer service isn't at all informed.
I have a call into Transport Canada. I am more peeved, just like many of you, that Cdn has such silly unnecessary rules. RF is the way to go - but parents' should have to go against the manual to keep their kiddos safe. This shouldn't be an informed decision - it should be legislated. WE can ban smoking in cars to protect children (passed yesterday in Ontario) but we can't get a silly 32" rule removed off a carseat. I am sure more kiddos die each year as a result of improperly secured passengers in cars than will from 2nd hand smoke.
Hmmm - might write an MPP/MP a note - wonder if my reps are child friendly?