We broke the news on facebook & twitter this past Monday that Dorel has new labels for their convertible seats which will allow children who weigh more than 22 lbs and who can also sit upright unassissted to be more upright in the rear-facing position. The new labels have two “level to ground” lines and the bigger RF kids can be anywhere in between the two lines which are set at 45 degrees and 30 degrees (measured from vertical). The new labels will start to showing up on Dorel convertible seats by next month so keep your eyes peeled for them!
We asked Dorel for clarification regarding which convertibles would and would not get the new sticker labels. This is the response we received:
By April of 2012, our goal is to have the new double level line on all of our convertible seats. Most of the seats will be changed over before the end of the year, including the Alpha Elite 65 and Complete Air 65. The only convertible that will not get the double line is the Maxi Cosi Pria 70. Since that particular seat uses the Tiny Fit System and already provides an upright position of the main seat, it will not get the new double line treatment.
We already knew that the new Cosco Apt (Scenera with intergrated cup holders – see Dorel ABC blog for pics) was going to have the dual level lines. And apparently the Scenera will too – at least eventually. Oh, happy day!