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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2012
I recently purchased a Porsche Carrera 911 (991) and was looking for car seats for my 5 and 3 year-old sons. The 911 has VERY narrow bucket seats and I didn't think I was going to find anything that would fit, plus I didn't want to buy the marked up Porsche brand if possible. One of the earliest reviews (thank you!) said that this seat fit his 911 (997) and so I ordered two in red.... and they fit perfectly. As if they were made for the 911!!! Also, in case anybody was wondering, this seat will also fit in the front seat of a Cayman or Boxster. I also got the seats in red (Blaze) to match my red seat belts -- looks HOT. And, I LOVE how you can see RECARO peeking out of the windows!! Yes, Mommy is a racing/sports car enthusiast!

All the bad reviews below have to do with the car seat being too narrow -- the reason probably being, this seat was made for sports cars. As a reviewer pointed out below, this seat will work better in a bucket seat rather than a flat seat in the back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2013
Great seat for taller kids who need a high-back booster rather than just a backless. There are 10 height settings. My daughter, who had nearly outgrown her Graco Turbobooster, is on 7. She had been using a backless booster (8 years old) but kept leaning completely out of it whenever she fell asleep. As she sits in the 3rd row of my SUV, this was a big problem, as we couldn't just wake her up. This keeps her upright, even when sleeping. It is also very comfortable & well-cushioned. Be aware of course, that it is a bit wide at the shoulders. The only complaint I have is that the base is a bit tippy. After getting buckled we have to wriggle it a bit to get it to sit level -- EVERY TIME. It's annoying. I'm sure it's great though for cars with narrow areas for the seat to sit in -- bucket type seats & such. Ours is a bench.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2010
I didn't realize Recaro made car seats and I was pleasantly amazed to see that 4-5 of their products were rated among the top 10 best in safety testing. Once I understood how the seat belt is suppose to fit on a child, the seat belt guides on the Recaro help make the seat belt fit safely on my son. Though the arm rests don't seem all that functional, I am pleased with the overall design and my son really enjoys the "sporty" look and feel to it!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
The only problem we are having with using a booster is getting used to using the car seat belt instead of a 5 point harness.

We used a Recaro ProSeries 5 point harness car seat which utilized the LATCH system and have now grown into the ProBooster, which does NOT use the LATCH system.

A few things I would like to address:

i) No, the booster does not tip. It's IMPOSSIBLE for it to tip, so I don't know what this complaint is about, but I find it highly dubious, and that's my opinion on that.

ii) No, the ProBooster does NOT use the LATCH system because it is NOT a 5 point harness system. The ProBooster uses the vehicle's 3 point seat belt and can NOT be used without a 3 point seat belt.

Don't buy this if you want your child to remain in a 5 point harness restraint, using the vehicle's LATCH system.

Only buy this if your child is ready to wear the vehicle's 3 point seat belt to secure himself and the booster seat.

This booster (and any booster using the vehicle's seat belt) SHOULD NOT be used with a LATCH system. Using LATCH with this seat would be downright dangerous!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2011
I was looking for a booster seat for my husbands car. We have the Recaro Prosport toddler seat in our main vehicle, but needed something for our third car. Our daughter is three years old and so we decided to go ahead and get a booster seat for her. We first bought the Chicco booster seat since it was available in store. Once we got it home I decided to go online and look at the Recaro booster seats. We ended up returning the Chicco one and bought the Recaro ProBooster. We LOVE it!!!!! It keeps her very secure (I was a little worried since she is only three). I would, without a doubt, recommend this seat to anyone!!! My daughter also says it is very comfortable.
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17 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2011
I bought this booster for my daughter in August, and was very pleased with it. I like Recaro products. We had a Recaro car seat prior to this purchase. However, this past weekend I read an article on MSN, and it said that The Recaro Probooster in Blue Opal, is the most toxic booster seat out there because of the chemicals used in the flame retardant, which are Bromine and Chlorine. These chemicals are linked to brain damage. When the car heats up, particles from these chemicals get into the air and are breathed in! It is very toxic! I am disappointed in the company! Shame on Recaro! I will not be buying or recommending any of their products to friends or family! Here's a link to the article. [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2013
We got this because we needed to fit this booster on the back seat where we have 2 child seats.
because the base is not wide it fits but is still very comfortable. I use it for my 6.5 year old and also for my 3.5 year old and it is great for both.
I strongly recommend this booster.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2011
Your mileage may vary but in two vehicles I have tried the seat ended up very unstable. It is top heavy, has narrow base and tips in turns (with a child in it). If it had LATCH straps to stabilize it could have worked better (Recaro sells such variant of this booster in Europe under Monza name).
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2012
Read this, it is NOT the only PROOF. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS, I have owned mine for a year and now have the worst GUILT:'( My son started getting very sick and was diagnosed with Asthma even, a month after I purchased this.

Here is the article. Search for yourself

One of the chemicals, bromine, is added to plastic to help it be more flame retardant, and may be in the foam for padding as well. HealthyStuff.org had also previously found that it was present in many nursing pillows, and baby carriers even, and many times, merely lacked information to say whether or not it was safe. PVC was another chemical found on these car seats, which we all know is not safe for ingestion ... however, that brings me to my point. HealthyStuff.org says themselves in their disclaimer:

From the report, here are the most toxic car seats and the least toxic:

Most Toxic 2011 Car Seats:

Infant Seat: Graco Snugride 35 in Edgemont Red/Black & Graco SnugRide 30 in Asprey
Convertible Seat: Britax Marathon 70 in Jet Set & Britax Marathon in Platinum
Booster Seat: Recaro Pro Booster in Blue Opal & Recaro ProSPORT Toddler in Misty
Least Toxic 2011 Car Seats:

Infant Seat: Chicco KeyFit 30 in Limonata, Graco Snugride 35 in Laguna Bay & Combi Shuttle 33 in Cranberry Noche
Convertible Seat: Graco Comfort Sport in Caleo, Graco MyRide 65 in Chandler and Streamer, Safety 1st OnSide Air in Clearwater, and Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 in Gabe
Booster Seat: Graco Turbo Booster in Anders
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2013
Love this car seat! It is more upright, and my grandson can climb right in. Much easier than the older seat.
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