If an infant does manage to undo the chest clip while riding in the seat, the seat is still perfectly safe, provided that the harness straps are properly tightened and the buckle secured. The chest clip is used simply as a harness positioning aid. It is not required by Federal child passenger safety seat standards (FMVSS213, CMVSS 213, and CMVSS 213.1), nor is it the mechanism used to restrain the child in the seat in the event of a crash.
Articles in this section
- At what age can I begin to use the MESA for my child? (What is the age limit or weight capacity for the MESA?)
- Should I register the MESA?
- What color options are available for the MESA?
- Where can I find the serial number on the MESA?
- Why aren’t car seats a safe resting place for extended periods?
- How do I properly fit my child in the MESA?
- When do I use the infant insert?
- When do I move to the next buckle location?
- What happens if my child can unfasten the chest clip?
- Can my baby wear winter coats in the MESA?