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Taking UK car seats to North America - ok insurance wise?

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Waswondering Wed 05-Apr-06 12:38:25

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DaddyCool Wed 05-Apr-06 12:43:06

i want to know this too - bump.

apparently canada has changed it's rules on this recently.

i'm taking over our car seat to canada in May. I really don't want to buy another one.

Waswondering Wed 05-Apr-06 16:57:50

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Gem13 Wed 05-Apr-06 17:20:32

Can you contact the car hire you were planning to use?

We had such a rubbish carseat when we hired a car in Georgia we went out and bought another one.

TheBlonde Wed 05-Apr-06 17:46:57

I would take my own seats personally

Here is some info
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TheBlonde Wed 05-Apr-06 17:48:42

Last paragraph says you don't have to use latch so your own seats should be fine

LizP Wed 05-Apr-06 20:08:17

I always take the rock-a-tot - but have found that some american cars don't have seat belts long enough in the back and airbags in the front - so had to change cars. This was a few years ago with ds1 - now have so much stuff that ds3 takes it and it is fine as we just get one of those giant SUVs.

Waswondering Wed 05-Apr-06 21:52:41

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scienceteacher Wed 05-Apr-06 21:56:42

Don't know about Canada, but technically in the USA, you need USA approved seats.

TheBlonde Wed 05-Apr-06 22:14:48

Yes technically in the UK you can only use EU approved seats
However what is the likelihood of someone stopping you and checking that your seat has whatever standard - it just doesn't happen

Waswondering Fri 26-May-06 08:52:34

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pegasus Fri 26-May-06 09:47:51

Sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone know this regarding the USA?

TinCan Fri 02-Jun-06 21:49:15

Personally I would just go with your own seat since you know its history and how to use it. But if insurance is a concern for you and the rental company policy isn't clear, then maybe try contacting the carseat companies.

Britax seats are sold in the US. I would call Britax USA and ask them. The website is britaxusa.com & their customer service number is 1-888-427-4829.

I think maxi cosi is also sold in the US - try a web search (I would have looked for you but my online access is very slow today for some reason).

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