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Does anyone have any experience with the infant seat that comes with the Peg Perego Pliko Travel System? We are expecting in July and are looking for the best travel system that will work with our 2001 Odyssey.
 

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We have twins and have been using the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant seats for about 4 months now. They work great with the Odyssey and the Duette stroller that they fit into. Perego only makes one type of infant car seat, and it is the same one that you'll use with the Pliko travel system. We have a SS Odyssey with the black and grey fabric on the car seat...very nice match!
 

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Chia,

I am getting a 2002 and plan on using the same Peg Perego car seat. Are you using latch? If so, which retrofit kit did you get? If not how is the fit. Which row are your seats in? thanks.
 

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Peg Perego does not make a LATCH retrofit kit. Using a kit from another manufacturer will be at your own risk, since there could be compatibility problems that may not be obvious on inspection. It will also be an untested configuration.

If you want to use LATCH, I highly recommend an Evenflo, Cosco, Graco or Century model that has a tested, compatible kit. Current LATCH kit information is here:

http://www.car-safety.org/latch.html

Also, please note that there have been complaints about the Peg Perego seat. Apparently, some have noticed that a guide in the belt path is rather sharp and can fray the seatbelt. I have not seen it personally, so I can't verify that.
 

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shaston,

I am very happy with the Peg car seats, and have had no problems with any sharp edges???? Not sure what they're talking about? As someone mentioned before, the LATCH kit is not currently made for these particular seats, but upon inspection of the Century LATCH retro kit, I could not see any reasom why it could not be used. There certainly does not seem to be any aparent safety issues.It's simply seat belt material with the LATCH connections at each end...not rocket science. That said, the seat belt seems to fasten very quickly and easily, and most important...securely. We do not carry a lot of passengers in the rear seats, and have not had to modify the seat belts back & forth to be used with the bases. We use the second row seats, which are split...for the kids. The boys are getting close to the recommended 20Lb max for ther infant seats, and I'm sure we'll be looking to replace them with LATCH equipped child seats next. Hope this helps....good luck!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by CHIA:
shaston,

I am very happy with the Peg car seats, and have had no problems with any sharp edges???? Not sure what they're talking about? As someone mentioned before, the LATCH kit is not currently made for these particular seats, but upon inspection of the Century LATCH retro kit, I could not see any reasom why it could not be used. There certainly does not seem to be any aparent safety issues.It's simply seat belt material with the LATCH connections at each end...not rocket science.
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Hi. "They" is a AAA certified child passenger safety technician. I am simply passing along "best practice", as per guidelines that originate with the NHTSA and/or American Academy of Pediatrics. Of course, you don't have to follow them, but personally I wouldn't be suggesting that another parent put the safety of their child at risk because my inspections cleared something of any possible incompatibility problem. I may bend the rules a bit for my own kids based on my best judgement, but not for others. If you require a LATCH infant seat, simply buy one of the many good options that is completely tested as compatible with a LATCH retrofit kit. Many parents love the high-end Graco Snugride carseats (LX5) and systems (Air 6). Yes, they don't have the Peg Perego "name", but they are guaranteed to be tested with LATCH for safety. Just my 2 cents, since I've never owned a Graco or Peg Perego carseat.

As for the Pliko, I was in error. It is the Viaggio that has generated complaints from various technicians regarding the belt path edges fraying or ripping the seatbelt. I'm not sure if the Viaggio is the seat that comes with the Pliko system, though I assume it is.

As I said before, I don't have experience with this issue first hand, so I cannot verify it. It could be vehicle and/or installation related, so it may not be a problem in all cases. Your case would seem to support that it is not a problem in all situations. I first heard about the issue at a recent SafeKids coalition meeting, from an experienced senior technician that runs a carseat program for a local hospital. Some other technicians had similar problems reported here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cpslist/message/9727

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cpslist/message/9726

Of course, this isn't necessarily a defect or safety issue, but it certainly is something to look for when installing in your vehicle in case you need to return it because of a problem.

[This message has been edited by caviller (edited 03-05-2002).]
 
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