Manufacturers' statements on car seat accessories

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What are car seat manufacturers' recommendations for using -- or rather not using -- third party accessories with their car seats?

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Manufacturers' statements on car seat accessories

  1. 1. Infant Car Seat Manufacturer Statements onAftermarket AccessoriesThe following is a list of manufacturers statements regarding the use of aftermarketaccessories such as seat covers, strap padding, insertable padding and attachable toys forinfant car seats.Angel Guard:Use only parts or accessories made by AngelGuard. Parts or accessories from othermanufacturers could alter the safety of the car bed.Britax:"The use of non-Britax Child Safety, Inc covers, inserts, toys, accessories, or tighteningdevices is not approved by Britax. Their use could cause this restraint to fail FederalSafety Standards or perform worse in a crash. Their use automatically voids the Britaxwarranty." (This statement can be found under the Warranty section of all Britax ChildRestraint manuals)Century:"DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Century or Graco. Theiruse could alter the function of the car seat." (This statement can be found under theWarnings section of all Century Child Restraint manuals)Car Seat Specialty (Car Seat Specialty, Nania, SafetyBaby):"DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Car Seat Specialty, Inc.,Safety Baby or Nania. Use of accessories or parts from other manufacturers could alterthe performance of the car seat." (This statement can be found under the Warningssection of all Car Seat Specialty, Nania, and Safety Baby Child Restraint manuals)Dorel Juvenile Group (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st):"Dorel Juvenile Group does not recommend the use of any car seat accessories exceptthose recommended by the car seat manufacturer." (This statement can be found underthe General Warnings section of all Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st Child Restraintmanuals)
  2. 2. Evenflo:"DO NOT attach additional padding, toys, or other devices not made by Evenflo to thechild restraint. Items not tested with the child restraint could injure the child." (Thisstatement can be found under the Warnings section of all Evenflo Child Restraintmanuals)We do not sanction the use of the Mighty Tite or any other similar device with ourproducts. (Statement by Randy Kiser, Director, Product Safety, Research &Development, Evenflo Company, Inc.)Graco:"DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Graco. Their use couldalter the performance of the car seat." (This statement can be found under the Warningssection of all Graco Child Restraint manuals)Safeline:"Do not use accessories or parts supplied by other manufacturers. These accessories orparts could alter the function of the Sit n Stroll and cause serious injury or death." (Thisstatement can be found under the General Warnings section of all Safeline Sit n StrollChild Restraint manuals)

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