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    Well it wasn't that hard to pull the straps loose with medium pressure on the button. Crap.... I'm waiting on my request to join the child restraint Facebook page and in the mean time will switch the seat back over to my old Maxi-Cosi.

    Does anyone else have ideas on how to stop this?

    TIA

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    I would be contacting the company tbh, sounds faulty and if its not the entire range could be dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Well it wasn't that hard to pull the straps loose with medium pressure on the button. Crap.... I'm waiting on my request to join the child restraint Facebook page and in the mean time will switch the seat back over to my old Maxi-Cosi.

    Does anyone else have ideas on how to stop this?

    TIA
    It sounds faulty to me. To get my straps to move even slightly, there has to be no pressure on the straps and I have to press really hard on the button. I would contact the supplier or manufacturers and see what they suggest.

    Best of luck!

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    Sounds faulty.
    My son is in a sns maxi rider and i have to press the button very firmly to be able to loosen the straps.
    He is almost 3 and would have zero chance of being able to do it himself

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    The infasecure neons have a lever which I think has to be lifted to loosen the straps. I would complain to the manufacturer and buy one of those.

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    Default Baby loosening car seat strap

    Ok so after more investigation and playing around with the seat I think the issue was user error, on my part!!! I didn't realise the harness straps self retract (it's a new seat and they didn't on my old one) so they could look tight while actually being loose.

    I think the heal of DD's foot is too flat to push the button in far enough to release the harness.

    Don't I feel stupid 😳

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    Default Baby loosening car seat strap

    Sounds like you have worked it out.

    Also check that there isn't any gunk around the button/locking mechanism causing it to stick/catch. The same thing can happen to the buckle. I gave my platinum car seat (older model I suspect - is an A2) a clean recently and it's amazing how the sand and mess gets into nooks and crannies, even under the seat

    I've found taking the shoulder pads off the straps really helps in getting the harness snug. They don't have a safety function so it's safe to do that. The harness should be tight enough that you can pinch the strap at the shoulder and not make a fold. I don't think I've explained that well at all! In my seat, I need to tighten from the back/underneath before pulling the strap through to get it snug enough

    The Facebook page is "child restraints. Is your child restrained correctly". I've learned some good stuff from that page (like how snug the harness needs to be to work properly in a crash) I wasn't doing it right before. Sad that you have to stumble on the information on Facebook/forums.
    Last edited by clbj; 02-03-2016 at 10:58.


 

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