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Old 08-16-2009, 12:55 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Click on the brand of car seat you have and then the model, and it will show the tested levels of bromine, lead, etc. found in the car seat materials.

http://www.healthycar.org/carseat.searchmodel.php

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very interesting, thanks for the link. Mine scored a 0.8!

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Yeah, my kid had a horrific allergic reaction to his Chicco Keyfit 30. He broke out in this awful raw oozing rash wherever his skin touched the fabric. No exaggeration, the entire back of his head was scabbed over before we figured it out.
There's some nasty chemicals in those things.

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Yeah, my kid had a horrific allergic reaction to his Chicco Keyfit 30. He broke out in this awful raw oozing rash wherever his skin touched the fabric. No exaggeration, the entire back of his head was scabbed over before we figured it out.
There's some nasty chemicals in those things.
How awful, did it continue after repeated washing?

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How awful, did it continue after repeated washing?
It cleared up almost immediately when we put a cover on it. We got a new carseat pretty quickly, which didn't have the same reaction. I found this one pediatric dermatologist who's published about car seat allergies -- apparently it's a relatively new phenomenon, and it's more common in the slick, shiny waterproof fabrics.

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