EUROPEAN RECALL: BeSafe iZi Go X1

BeSafe has issued a recall for their BeSafe iZi Go X1 infant seat when used in conjunction with the ISOFIX base. The seat is safe if used with a baseless vehicle seat belt installation. Affected Seats iZi Go X1 infant seats with serial numbers between ZG0247548 and ZG(0)270529 are affected. The ISOFIX base itself is

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Kind + Jugend 2019

It’s autumn —  time to head back to Cologne, Germany for one of the world’s biggest trade shows for children’s products – Kind + Jugend 2019! Our intrepid European team descended on Cologne via train, plane, and automobile for three days that were packed full of all things car seats. Kind + Jugend: Day 1

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Kind und Jugend 2018

As part of our expansion around the world, we’ve added an EU Recommended Seats tab to our website and sent our EU-based team to Cologne, Germany to attend the Kind + Jugend trade fair in September 2018!  This giant temporary city of baby gear is not unlike the ABC Kids Expo and JPMA Shows that

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Buckle Crunch — Europe vs. North America

Buckle crunch is not a candy bar.  It’s a situation where the vehicle seat belt’s buckle is pulled up into the belt path of a car seat. Instead of the seat belt webbing doing all the work of restraining the car seat, the hard plastic of the buckle is pulled inside the belt path. This makes for an insecure installation because the plastic of the buckle can shatter or the car seat can shift along the plastic portion of the buckle instead of being held back by the webbing.

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