Quick reference to 2012 compliance

This note is based on information from CRST Instructor-Trainer Trudy Slaght and is posted in its original form here. When in doubt, consult the manufacturer directly with the model number and manufacture date.


This list is unofficial and incomplete, but it’s a start.

Anything with a date of manufacturer (DOM) in 2012 or later IS compliant, and thus, may not be specifically named on this list.

2012 Compliant Seats

Baby Trend

Compliant seats have a date of manufacture after mid-late September 2011. Exact date unknown.

 

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Britax

Infant seats:

B-Safe is compliant. Unknown when Chaperone became compliant. Companion is not compliant.

 

Infant/Child seats:

Seats became compliant around July 2011.

Compliant seats: minimum forward-facing weight limit is 22lbs, requires walking unassisted to forward-face.

Compliant seats have a long skinny manual (like a tri-fold brochure shape), non-compliant seats have a shorter, squarish manual.

 

Child/Booster seats:

Frontier XT and SICT became compliant around July 2011.  Compliant seats have a long skinny manual (like a tri-fold brochure shape), non-compliant seats have a shorter, squarish manual.

 

Booster seats:

Dates of compliance unknown. Compliant seats have a long skinny manual (like a tri-fold brochure shape), non-compliant seats have a shorter, squarish manual.

 

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Chicco

KeyFits with handle UP in the vehicle is the defining clue: if it allows any locked position it is not compliant. If the seat requires the handle up it IS compliant. All KeyFit 30s are compliant.

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Cosco/Dorel/Safety 1st

See this thread here for more specific info.
Dorel is denying the accuracy of the list now, but while incomplete, it appears to be accurate based on what we know for sure.

Infant Seats:

Handle up means the seat is compliant on anything produced in 2010 or 2011. Any seat produced in 2012 is compliant regardless of handle position.

 

Infant/Child seats:

Scenera –
*compliant as of Jan 13/2011 for model # 22101
*compliant as of Dec 7/2011 for model #22118 (black I think)
*compliant as of Dec 8/2011 for model #22118 Margo colour (pink?)
– physical change on some was no cup holder anymore as the change in shell shape prevented the cup from fitting/working there

OnSide Air
*compliant as of Jan 7/2011 for model# 22142
*compliant as of Feb 7/2011 for model# 22141
*all other model #s are compliant

Complete Air: 2012 compliant models

    • now has an adjustable base on all models
    • ff’ing weight limit raised to 65lbs
    • walking unassisted clearly stated as a requirement for ff’ing both in the manual and on the stickers of the seat.
    • dual line recline indicator.
    • change in shape at the front of the seat

 

Infant/child/booster seats: 2012 compliant models

  • the elite models had the “tabs” for adjusting the harness height changed from red to gray
  • elite models have the handle for adjusting recline changed to gray. (regular models still have red handle.)
  • rf’ing weight limit is raised to 40lbs, ff’ing weight limit raised to 65lbs
  • have dual line indicators.
  • shell is visibly different at the front edges where a child’s hands would rest
  • walking unassisted clearly stated as a requirement for ff’ing both in the manual and on the stickers of the seat.
  • rf’ing height limit raised to 36″

 

Child/booster:
Unknown. Possibly the requirement to walk unassisted in the manual and on labels is the defining feature.

Summit –
*compliant as of Aug 8/2011 for model #22559
*compliant as of Oct 7/2011 for model #22806 (glenso colour)
*compliant as of Nov 10/2011 for model #22806 (Vancouver colour)

Booster seats:

Pronto –
*compliant as of Oct 6/2011 for limelight
*compliant as of Dec 7/2011 for pink
*compliant as of Oct 11/2011 for irondale
High Rise –
*compliant as of 9/26/2011

 

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Diono

All Diono branded seats are compliant.

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Evenflo

 

Model Name Model Number (begins with) Compliant As Of
Amp High Back 319 10 October 2011
Big Kid No-back Booster 279 9 August 2011
Big Kid Booster 309 5 January 2011
Chase 329 16 June 2011
Embrace 331 30 June 2011
Embrace 35 315 22 August 2011
Generations 65 376 20 June 2011
Momentum 385 26 September 2011
Secure Ride 541 12 July 2011
SureRide all all
Symphony 65 345 7 October 2011
Symphony 65 346 7 October 2011
Titan 65 all all
Titan Elite 370 30 August 2011
Triumph Advance 65 382 7 September 2011

 

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First Years/Lamaze

Infant Seat: Lamaze-branded Via 35 – RECALLED – discontinue use.

Infant/child: Lamaze-branded True Fit is compliant.

C670 model (with anti-rebound bar) is compliant IF the seat is labeled to require the shoulder belt opposite the buckle to be routed OVER the lock-off. Some were held back with DOMs as early as January 2010 and re-labeled with this change. Most will be May/June 2010 or later to be compliant.

All models without the anti-rebound bar are not compliant.

Booster seats: Not sure what the defining features might be. Call TOMY (parent company) to ask.

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Graco

All seats that are compliant have a model number beginning with ’18’ or ’19.’

Infant seats:

SnugRide 30 – compliant.

SnugRide 35 – two-piece infant padding, handle required to be up, bolsters at front edge of seat, expiration of 7 years, and 4lb minimum all changed on compliant seats.

SnugRide (with 22lb weight limit) – handle required to be up and expiration of 7 years on compliant seats

 

Infant/child seats:

MyRide – compliant seats have a two-piece infant support/cushions, bolsters on the front corners of the seat

Comfort Sport – not compliant

 

Child/Boosters:
Nautilus: Forward-facing weight limit increased to 22lbs on compliant seats. Expiration also changed to 10 years from DOM.

Nautilus Elite – compliant.

 

Boosters:
Turbo Booster: Model numbers beginning with 18 are compliant. Expiration also changed to 10 years from DOM.

Affix – compliant

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Peg Perego

The 30/30 is compliant. All car seats manufactured from December 2010 to present meet the new 2012 regulations. They also expire within 7 years. Anything before that date is non-compliant and will expire within 5 years from the manufacture date.

The Peg Convertible and the newest infant seat 4.35 are both compliant, having DOMs in 2012 or later.

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Sunshine Kids

No Sunshine Kids branded seat is 2012 compliant. Some passed by crash testing but not by labelling or manuals.

**January 9, 2012 – Diono has indicated to a few people that some of the SK branded Monterey seats are compliant to the updated standards. The shoulder belt guides were changed at one point in the Monterey’s during the 2011 production, so perhaps this is the division? I requested clarification but haven’t received it.

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2 comments to Quick reference to 2012 compliance

  • Shannon

    Just to clarify re: Chicco – I can’t understand whether this commentary means that the seats prior to 2012 are or are not compliant. I have a Chicco Keyfit manufactured Dec 2009 and would like to know if it is compliant. Thanks!

    • jshapka

      You are right Shannon – that is not clear and I’ve fixed it. A 2009 seat is not compliant, but still safe to use for your own family.