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FS: SUNSHINE KIDS LOCK TITE HARNESS CLIP £12.00

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months agoFeedback:95 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Brand new without packaging - great invention, safety clip that stops a child removing their arms from any harness straps, car seat, pushchair or highchair, I do not have the instructions however i do know that the harness ends need to be threaded through the slots in the clip.

Pop-open design, can be opened with one hand by adult
Curved shape for comfortable fit
Super strong clip will not bend or warp
Great for pushchairs
Fits webbing up to 39mm

Hard to get in the UK, even UK websites dont stock it often. I got this sent from my cousin in Canada.
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£12 delivered 2nd class recorded.
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months agoFeedback:95 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
can I ask if these are legal? sorry but I think there is a law that says car seats can only have one button to release the child in the event of an accident, as it would take emergency serives longer to release the child, maybe I am thinking of something else, cant remember where I read it, I think thats why you cant buy it in the UK....off to google sorry will delete post if I am wrong

EDIT Have googled was mumsnet I read it on, one of the posters phoned britax and she was told that the child must be freed from seat with one clip, having trouble finding the actual written thing from gov. though still searching

"I called Britax when we were having this problem, as a US friend had a Britax with the extra clip on the chest. She told me that UK car seats do not have this clip as by law you have to be able to release your child from their seat in one action."

http://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/children-parenting-190/toddlers-pre-schoolers-12-months-4-years-59/301337-15-mo-climbing-out-car-seat-pushchair.html

link to it not legal to use on car seats, would be fine for highchair or buggy though as suggested. post is further down the page ladybird avi and the few after it

Found it http://www.childcarseats.org.uk/faqs/index.htm can invalidate your insurance if you use it, ideal for buggy though, sorry hope you dont think I am being cheeky, most people would use this without really knowing that its not ok on car seats, I thought about it for my little boy a while ago thats why I remember reading it
#3
tracyhay
can I ask if these are legal? sorry but I think there is a law that says car seats can only have one button to release the child in the event of an accident, as it would take emergency serives longer to release the child, maybe I am thinking of something else, cant remember where I read it, I think thats why you cant buy it in the UK....off to google sorry will delete post if I am wrong


Im not sure, but they picture them on items in mothercare just dont stock it, If it was illegal i wouldnt of thought they would be able to picture it?

Just googled, cant see anything which says these are illegal, google is a wide world though lol :)
#4
I don't believe they are illegal....Britax, Mothercare and the like don't stock them becos' by adding them you are modifying the car seat which is against any car seat manufacturers recommendations.

If you are involved in an accident you need to be able to release your little one from car seat ASAP however if you have a little one who refuses to keep their arms inside the straps on the car seat and this is the only option open to you, you have to weigh up which is the safer option.....using it or not using it. That said, I guess there's a chance using the clip could stop the car seat strap from working as it was tested to do so which could cause harm to a child using it.

When you see them on packaging on items in the likes of Mothercare it's usually a picture of say a car toy used and it's shown being used on a a car seat that has similar clips - the thing to remember is that the car seat would have been manufactured for the US/Canadian market and that any car seat using these sort of clips have had them manufactured especially for certain branded car seats (like Evenflo).

Personally, I didn't take any hassle from my 3 - they knew they had to be belted in the car and they knew that I wouldn't move the car until they had done so. Thankfully I didn't have any nonsense whilst driving but I had a friend who's little one who clambered out of his car seat on a regular basis whilst she was driving on the M4 - I'd have been a nervous wreck!

Going off on a tangent - I regularly see children on booster seats and the diagonal part of the seat belt is placed under the child's arms to stop it going across the neck - if they have an accident these children, don't stand a chance. If a car seat has been designed a certain way, then that's the way it should be used. Making modifcations or adjustments could cause serious harm to children....or worse God forbid!
#5
It dosent matter if its legal or not, we had a problem when our daughter was 2 getting out of the straps on her car seat we had to keep stopping every 5 minutes , imagine if we had an accident and she wasnt strapped in , we had a similar thing to this and it stopped her from gettitng out the straps, she didnt like it at all and threatened her with it if she did it again , eventually she gave in and we don't need to use it any more
#6
deanos
It dosent matter if its legal or not, we had a problem when our daughter was 2 getting out of the straps on her car seat we had to keep stopping every 5 minutes , imagine if we had an accident and she wasnt strapped in , we had a similar thing to this and it stopped her from gettitng out the straps, she didnt like it at all and threatened her with it if she did it again , eventually she gave in and we don't need to use it any more


really :? I find that hard to believe, dont you think those extra seconds fiddling with an extra buckle in the event of an accident might make a difference, but I do get that if you have no other option....maybe its the car seat you have? there is no way my LO could get his arms out of the one we have now as I do it up really tight.... sorry op no chit chat in fs thread, enter the mods anytime now
#7
tracyhay
really :? I find that hard to believe, dont you think those extra seconds fiddling with an extra buckle in the event of an accident might make a difference, but I do get that if you have no other option....maybe its the car seat you have? there is no way my LO could get his arms out of the one we have now as I do it up really tight.... sorry op no chit chat in fs thread, enter the mods anytime now


Its ok, Just my say though as we did buy this for my boy but we never got round to fixing it on the seat, Me and my husband have never though or legalities on this as we would rather our boy strapped in fully using this than with half his body strapped in and his top half not strapped in, In a car crash that would be fatal, Would tear him in 2.

Luckily the phase he went through was very short so not needed x
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