Frequently Asked Questions

We have all the answers to make your shopping experience simple and safe. Below you'll find a collection of questions and expert answers. If you don't see your question below, submit it here and our KartStraps experts will be in contact soon.

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.

Where are KartStraps Made? 

The nylon webbing is manufactured in the USA by a company opened in 1980. They have a unique patented weave, and to ensure quality, they also use the most advanced instruments and Certified Labs to test the webbing. They only provide webbing that can be used as UL Recognized Components. 
KartStraps are assembled by another company in the USA opened in 1958.
The company's design and industrial sewing proficiency produced unique custom sewn components for products such as blood pressure machines, orthopedic braces, ergonomic aids and hospital bed scales. They have served over 30 industries, supplied over 50 multi-national corporations and have worked with over 80 different fabrics and components. They maintain ISO 9001 certification, assuring that its operations are meeting world standards. Their performance record of over 99 percent product acceptance is audited twice a year by an outside ISO registration firm.

ISO 9001 Certification sets out the criteria for a quality management system. It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Possessing ISO Certification helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services. An independent certification body audits your practices against the requirements of the standard to show customers and stakeholders that you have implemented the standard properly.

KartStraps promises your satisfaction with our 100% product guarantee, or we will provide you with a full refund and free return shipping.