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#1 of 6 Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know what this is? I searched the manual and the website and can't seem to find it. I'm trying to determine if my child's weight + the weight of the seat is over the LATCH limit.

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My understanding is that current LATCH limits apply only to the weight of the child, not the seat.

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http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/basics/story/2012-06-06/child-safety-seat-latch/55452346/1

"The rule requires child-seat makers to tell parents not to use the lower anchors required in cars since 2001 if children and their car seats have a combined weight of 65 pounds, because the strength of the anchors cannot be guaranteed."

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These are for the new regulations and will go into effect in 2014.  The Frontier has been tested for the LATCH limits as described in the manual that came with the seat.   You do not need to worry about the combined weight of 65 lbs.  Furthermore, when the regulations go into place, they won't be retroactive.   It's a non issue. 

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"The rule requires child-seat makers to tell parents not to use the lower anchors required in cars since 2001 if children and their car seats have a combined weight of 65 pounds, because the strength of the anchors cannot be guaranteed."

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How is it a non-issue if it's the same LATCH anchors? It's not about the seat. That article says that the problem is that the anchors in the vehicles haven't been approved for a combined weight of 65 lbs. and may not hold that much in a crash.

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THe article is very poorly written and does not get the facts of the 2014 change even close to correct.   The change, when it is made, is an extremely conservative estimate.   LATCH anchors are completely capable of holding children to the limits stated by the manufacturer.   There really isn't anything to worry about.   Follow the manual for your restraint and vehicle, and you'll be fine. 


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