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Does placing the infant carrier on top of the shopping cart make it top heavy?
NO - It absolutely does not make the shopping cart top heavy. You may have seen infant seats or docking stations installed on the top of shopping carts in various retailers around the world. These devices have been available for several years and are deemed safe by the retailer’s insurance carrier. If they caused injuries or lawsuits, they would have been removed immediately. Unfortunately, these devices are not readily available at every retailer and children are being injured or near miss incidents are occurring every day. That is why KartStraps were invented.
Does placing the infant carrier on top of the shopping cart damage the locking mechanism that secures the seat into its base?
KartStraps secure the carrier in place so the locking mechanism never even touches or "clicks" to any part of the shopping cart.
Why do shopping carts have warning labels about placing car seats on top?
Prior to the invention of KartStraps in 2017, the shopping cart companies and retailers had no choice but to place a warning on carts without a docking station. Walmart operates over 11,700 retail stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and is the largest retailer in the world. They have docking stations on some of their carts but obviously keep the warning pictogram on carts that don’t have docking stations for child safety. Placing an infant carrier in a docking station at the top of the cart is completely safe and will explain that to anyone who calls 1-800-WALMART. KartStraps now makes every shopping cart safe to place an infant carrier on top of the cart.
Why do car seat manuals warn against car seats on top of shopping carts?
That is a standard recommendation because car seat manufacturers have not and will not personally test attaching their car seats to shopping carts. They also cannot endorse any third-party product that is not tested in their facility. Parents have been using KartStraps to secure their children without any incidents.
How do KartStraps work?
Loop the metal clip through the "D" ring, like a needle and thread. Then pull the "D" ring over the fastener to secure KartStraps to your infant carrier. Once you reach your shopping destination, place your infant carrier on top of the shopping cart seat. Loosen the strap to the desired length to hook the metal clip to your shopping cart. Finally, tighten the strap to secure your infant carrier. KartStraps eliminate infant carriers from being propped or “balanced” on a shopping cart.
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