Honda Odyssey Recalls: 2011 to 2016 models

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2011 Odyssey Touring EliteOwn a newer Honda Odyssey?  If so, please check the information below to see if yours is affected by one of two recent recalls that involve the 2nd row seats.  Either the 2nd row outboard seats (model years 2011-2016) or 2nd row center seat (late model year 2016) may not lock into position.  This poses a risk to any passenger in affected seats.

 


 
Second Row Outboard Seats may Stay Unlocked – An unlocked second row outboard seat increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V933000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) – Official Honda Press Release

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 633,753

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 17, 2010, to October 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have second row outboard seats that have a release lever that allows the seats to move for easier access to the third row of seats. This release lever may remain in the unlocked position allowing the seats to move unexpectedly.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional bracket and spring to both second row outboard seats, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KD5.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Seat Adjuster may Stick Unlocked/FMVSS 207 – An unlocked second row center seat may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V932000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) – Official Honda Press Release

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,549

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured September 23, 2016, to October 24, 2016. The affected vehicles have a second row center seat with a horizontal adjuster bar that may stick in the unlocked position, allowing the seat to unexpectedly slide. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seat Systems.”

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the slide function and replace the horizontal position adjustment bar, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KD4.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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January 2017 Carseat Deals, Stroller Sales & Coupon Codes

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Deals Tracker: We find the lowest prices on carseats, strollers and other baby gear in January, 2017. Bookmark us and check back frequently for the latest bargains and promo code offers!

Last Updated: January 22, 2017.

We’re the deal experts so we know where the really good deals are on the stuff consumers actually want to buy.

This list will be updated anytime we see a great deal or promotion code below recent average prices, so you don’t have to wade through dozens of normally priced models to find the bargains. You can help us (and your fellow shoppers) by leaving us a comment if you find a deal on a carseat, booster or popular stroller that isn’t posted yet. We recommend that you bookmark this post, as we will update it regularly throughout the holiday season! If we see a bargain price on a popular model from our Recommended Carseats List, like the Britax Frontier, Britax Boulevard ClickTight, Chicco NextFit, Graco 4Ever, Diono Radian, Maxi-Cosi Pria, Clek Foonf or Clek Fllo, we’ll update as soon as possible!

What you need to know about Amazon pricing: it’s FICKLE. When a product’s price is reduced we rarely know how long it will remain at that price. Sometimes it’s a few days, sometimes it’s a few hours. The best advice we can offer you is to ACT QUICKLY if you see a great deal on something you really need or just seriously want. Just adding something to your cart does not guarantee you that item at that price – you must complete the checkout process to seal the deal. Most items on our list offer FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS to Prime members but always double check this before you put the item in your cart and checkout. Not a Prime member? There’s a 30-day FREE trial. It’s a no-brainer! Try it out and score some great deals. You can always cancel before the 30 days is up if you’re not sold on the many benefits of an Amazon Prime membership.

Looking for more info on a certain carseat or booster? Check out out REVIEWS page. We have in-depth reviews of over 100 carseats and boosters.

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Select Editors’ Picks:

These carseats may not be on sale right now, but are among our Editor’s Picks and are reader favorites, too. For current deals, please scroll to the next section.

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Infant Carseat Deals:

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Britax B-Safe 35 in select fashions from $157.00 ☆ (25% Off)

Britax B-Safe 35 Elite in select fashions from $187.00 (25% Off)

Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Seat for $279.99

Cosco Light N Comfy DX in “Rainbow Dots” for $74.99

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Banner” for $109.99

Graco SnugRide 30 LX in “Play” for $100.99 

Evenflo Embrace in “Raleigh” for $74.99

Graco Snugride 35 LX in “Studio” or “Harris” for $159.99 ☆ LOW STOCK

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30/35 LX Infant Car Seat Base in “Black” for $34.99

Safety 1st Onboard 35 AIR in “Estate” for $124.19 ☆

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Travel System Deals:

(infant carseat + stroller)

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger with SnugRide 35 Travel System in Chili Red for $250.77 

Britax B-Agile/B-Safe 35 Travel System in all fashions for $349.00

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Convertible & All-in-One Deals:

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Britax Roundabout G4.1 in Luna or Dash for $135.00 

Britax Boulevard ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar for $307.00 ☆ (25% Off) 

Britax ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Accessory for $32.00 (20% Off) 

Clek Fllo in “Noire” for $303.99 ☆

Cosco Apt 50 in “Vibrant Blue” or “Very Berry” for $55.88 

Cosco Scenera NEXT for $44.98 ☆

Diono Radian R100 in “Black Mist” for $219.99 

Diono Radian RXT in “Black Mist” from $259.99 ☆ SOLD OUT

Diono Rainier in select fashions from $261.98 ☆ (30% Off)

Evenflo Momentum in “Lilac” for $98.97

Evenflo Tribute Sport in “Gunther” or “Maxwell” from 42.99

Evenflo Tribute LX in select fashions for $49.99 

Evenflo SureRide in select fashions from $76.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Symphony DLX (with SureLATCH) in “Paramount” for $165.99 ☆ 

Graco 4Ever All-in-One in select fashions from $236.88  (20% Off)

Graco Contender 65 in “Sapphire” or “Glacier” for $111.99 ☆ (20% Off)

Graco Extend2Fit in select fashions from $169.99 ☆

Graco Size4Me 65 in “Matrix” for $140.99 ☆ 

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Ayla” for $196.99 ☆ SOLD OUT

Graco Milestone All-in-One in “Gotham” for $199.99 ☆ 

Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 in “Total Black” for $149.99 PRIME ONLY (BACK ORDER) 2014 Model

Nuna Rava for $449.95 (Free Shipping and returns)

Safety 1st Continuum in “Hollyhock” for $99.99 

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 in “Blue Coral for $124.99  

Safety 1st Guide 65 in select fashions from 80.99

Britax Frontier CT - kaleidoscope Evenflo Maestro - Keller

Combination Seat Deals:

(forward-facing with harness + booster) 

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Britax Frontier in all fashions for $255.00 ☆ (25% Off)

Britax Pinnacle in all fashions for $292.00 ☆ (25% Off)

Graco Atlas in “Nyssa” for $100.99  SOLD OUT

Graco Nautilus 65 LX in “Pierce” for $144.99 ☆ SOLD OUT

Graco Nautilus 80 Elite “Chili Red” for $169.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Maestro in “Wesley” for $61.99 ☆ 

Evenflo Securekid LX in “Kohl” or “Raven” for $99.88 ☆ (23% Off) 

Evenflo Transitions in “Legacy” for $129.99 SOLD OUT 

Harmony Defender in “Moonrise” for $99.99  SOLD OUT 

Recaro Performance Sport in select fashions from $199.99 (Discontinued)

Graco Affix Evenflo Amp - blue flames

Booster Deals:

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Britax Parkway SGL (with LATCH) in all fashions for $119.99 ☆ (25% Off)

Chicco KidFit (with LATCH) in “Atmosphere” for $99.99 ☆  

Clek Oobr in Drift for $199.99 ☆ (BACKORDER) 

Diono Monterey (with LATCH) in Grey” from $94.99 ☆ (37% Off)

Evenflo Big Kid Amp from 30.88 

Safety 1st Incognito Kid Positioner (for older kids) $19.99 ☆ 

Baby Jogger Vue BOB Duallie

Stroller Deals:

Single strollers

Britax 2016 B-Agile Stroller from $216.00 

BOB Revolution FLEX Stroller for $399.99

BOB 2016 Revolution PRO Stroller for $449.99

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Stroller in “Tangerine” for $129.99 

Double Strollers  

* accepts one infant carseat; **accepts two infant carseats

Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame for $79.99 **

Britax 2016 B-Agile Double Stroller in Black for $360.00 *

Graco Modes Duo Stroller in “Basin” for $329.99 **

Graco Fastaction Fold Double Stroller in Fern for $229.84 ** 

Other Baby Gear Deals:

Graco Pack and Play  Fisher Price high chair

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat for $56.11 30% Off

Fisher-Price Deluxe Cradle ‘n Swing Rainforest Friends for $85.99 LOW STOCK 

Graco Slim Snacker High Chair in Stratus for $64.99 20% Off 

Graco Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet in various fashions from $63.99 20% Off

Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 Ridgedale High Chair in Grey for $73.97 26% Off

Summer Infant Pop N’ Play Portable Playard for $54.70 

Winco Unassembled Wooden High Chair in Mahogany for $40.99

More deals will be posted as they become available. Find a deal that isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment and let us know what you found!   If you found a great deal here and share it with friends and social media, please be courteous and mention us and please consider using and sharing our links to AmazonAlbee Baby, Diapers.comTarget.com, Walmart.com, Kohl’s, BuyBuyBaby and BabiesRUs.

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Last updated 1/22/2017

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New California Car Seat Law Changes Minimum Forward Facing Age

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chicco-nextfit-zip-air-rf-There are a number of reasons why we love living in California and starting January 1st, there’s one more reason to add to the list. On the first day of 2017, California will join a small group of states that require children to remain rear facing until age 2 (with a few specific caveats).

Several existing laws remain in place, including:
1. All children under age 8 must be buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat of the vehicle.
2. All children 8 years or older or 4’9″ or taller may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits them properly.

But the newest component replaces the previous 1 year and 20 pounds rear facing minimum requirement. California law states (Sections 27360 27360.5 27360.6 27363) :

“Effective January 1, 2017, children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.”

Violating these laws carries a fine that can exceed $500 for each improperly restrained child, as well as having points added to the driver’s license. In short, it’s not worth it, especially when you consider that ignoring this law puts your child at risk of death or significant injury.

SceneraNEXTEmmaRF sideThe law is written so that families of children who are very tall and/or heavy do not have to buy an expensive extended rear facing seat to make it to age 2. To clarify, the 40 pound/inch caveat should not be used to imply that rear facing is somehow less important for a 40 pound or 40 inch 18-month toddler, because it’s not. Science shows us that it is anatomical development (which comes with age), not the height or weight, that makes a young child less at risk for catastrophic neck injuries in a crash when forward facing.

We have known for a long time that rear facing is safer than forward facing for every person, and especially for infants up until at least age 2. It’s nice to see state legislatures like California’s catching up to the research and helping nudge parents to keep their children as safe as possible in the car.  Be sure to see our list of the best convertible carseats for extended rear-facing!

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UPPAbaby MESA “Henry” Infant Carseat – Green is the New Black

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We are so excited about this new product, which will be available early Spring 2017! The UPPAbaby MESA is already one of our favorite premium infant carseats (it’s one of our Editors’ Picks from our Recommended Seats List). And, soon chemical-conscious parents in North America will have the option to buy a MESA model with a merino wool blend cover that is naturally flame retardant!

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This new model, called “Henry/ Blue Marl” (which is actually grey – as you can see in the pics), will be the first chemical-free infant carseat trim cover! You’re going to shell out $50 more for that particular fashion, but if reducing your child’s exposure to certain chemicals is high on your list of priorities, we don’t think an extra $50 for a wool blend cover that is naturally flame retardant is unreasonable.

Aside from being the “Greenest” carseat, MESA is packed with safety and convenience features. The base is a breeze to install with lower LATCH connectors. Seatbelt install is easy too thanks to the lockoff on the base. This model fits preemies and small newborns well. And of course, it’s compatible with the wildly popular UPPAbaby VISTA & CRUZ strollers if you want to create an ultra-premium travel system. Check out our UPPAbaby MESA Review for the full scoop.

Why Merino Wool?

Merino wool is the only fiber that is naturally flame retardant. For this reason organic mattresses have been made with wool for years. Merino wool is also well-known for being a wicking fiber which makes it comfortable in both warm and cool weather. This is not the itchy wool sweaters of your youth – merino wool doesn’t feel like traditional wool and it won’t bother even the most sensitive baby skin. We all touched the Henry cover and agreed that it felt smooth and lovely.

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Why do most carseats have chemical flame retardants added?

Unfortunately, the fact is that an antiquated federal law requires manufacturers to meet strict flammability standards and it’s very difficult (although clearly not impossible) to meet those standards without adding chemical flame retardants. However, manufacturers do have a choice as to which chemicals they use and how they use them.

UPPAbaby deserves huge kudos for finding a way to meet the flammability standards without adding flame retardants to the cover! They also used energy-absorbing EPP foam (instead of EPS foam) because EPP doesn’t require additional flame retardants. As a side note, all current (non-Henry) MESA models meet the flammability standards without using brominated or chlorinated chemicals (e.g. PBB’s and PBDE’s), which are considered the worst offenders.

“Henry” will be arriving early Spring 2017. We will update the ETA as we get closer to the launch date and have more specific information.

MSRP for “Henry” fashion will be $349. 

So, what do we think?

We were so impressed, that we awarded UPPAbaby with one of our exclusive “Shut Up & Take My Money” Awards for Best New Product at the 2016 ABC Kids Expo! Congrats to UPPAbaby for being the first to market with a naturally flame retardant carseat cover! We hope to see many more of these in the future.

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