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MaxiCosi Pearl - straps tightening unevenly.

(4 Posts)
fruitybread Sat 07-May-11 12:17:16

Does anyone have this problem? It happens with my Pearl and my mother's Pearl, so I'm thinking it has to be us, not the chair....

You know how you can only tighten both the straps by pulling on the front 'tightening' strap after they've been clipped in? (i.e you can't adjust the straps individually).

Well, one strap is always a lot looser than the other, after they've been tightened. If I keep on pulling at the single tightening strap, the strap that fits snugly then gets too tight. And I mean a lot tighter, there's enough difference between the straps that to get the loose strap safely tight, the other one is MUCH too tight - pulling DS's shoulder on one side downwards, and making him very uncomfortable and lopsided.

Atm, I am basically driving with one strap too loose. Which obviously isn't safe.

It's very frustrating. I have tried pulling one strap out more than the other to start with. Doesn't work as the looser one tightens first. Which would be fine, if they evened out, but they don't, I still get one longer than the other.

The chair seems to work okay on the floor in the house, without DS in it. (DS is not noticeably lopsided, before you ask!). But once he's in the seat, even if he's sitting nice and still and as symmetrical as I can get him - one strap is tight over his shoulder and leg while the other, I can slip 2 fingers underneath it. And frankly, if he really tries, DS can get his arm out from underneath it. Not safe at all.

I'd bloody love to be able to adjust these straps individually, but I can't, it's just that one sodding tightening strap for both of them. Can anyone help please?


bellap1981 Tue 22-Jul-14 10:43:53

Hi there, did you ever get an answer to this as to why the pearl does this? I'm having the same problem.

fledermaus Sat 26-Jul-14 12:00:16

Can you not just pull the tighter strap to even them out?

kitkatsfordinner Tue 25-Nov-14 08:45:30

Did anyone ever get an answer to this? I have the same problem with mine. I've had it for several years and it is really driving me nuts. Also I don't think I have particularly thin children but I can never really get it tight. I can't find anyone reporting this problem anywhere - I can find nothing but good reviews of this chair, but I think I'm going to shell out to buy a new one because I can't sort it out...

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