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Recaro ProBooster High Back Booster Car Seat, Midnight

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  • Appropriate for children who are 37 to 61" tall and weigh 30 to 120 pounds
  • Recaro's side impact protection - designed to protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their - head - neck - face - torso - pelvis
  • Softtouch seat cushion padded with real PUR automotive comfort foam
  • Coolmesh air ventilation helps keep your baby cool
  • (EPS) foam absorbs crash force energy
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight11.5 pounds
Product Dimensions15 x 19.5 x 33.5 inches
UPC882854990382
Item model number362.01.MC11
Target genderUnisex
Minimum weight recommendation30 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation120 Pounds
Care instructionsHand wash cover using cold water and mild soap. Line dry. Do not machine wash or machine dry cover.
Additional product featuresAdjustable Head SupportAdjustable Head Support
Number of items1
OrientationForward Facing
Harness type5 Point
Is portableYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB003JUL83Q
Best Sellers Rank #60,318 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.9 pounds
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Product Description

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The RECARO ProBOOSTER High Back Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat offers intelligent design and quality construction for a safe and comfortable ride. Designed with safety features such as side-impact protection and absorption foam, the car seat provides easy-to-adjust head restraints and color-coded belt guides. Your child will appreciate comfort features like an extra-soft seat cushion and a mesh insert that allows for air circulation. Plus, the booster seat offers the highest child occupant weight capacity available in its product category.

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ProBOOSTER High Back Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat
(Midnight)
At a Glance:
  • Belt-positioning booster seat with side-impact protection
  • 11-position head restraint and adjustable recline bar for custom fit
  • EPS foam to absorb forces and PUR foam in comfortable seat cushion
  • Ergonomic shell structure for comfort and mesh ventilation insert for air circulation
  • Age/Weight Requirements: 30 to 120 pounds; 37 to 61 inches tall, less than 31-1/2 inches when seated
  • Warranty: Limited one-year warranty
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This chair features expandable polystyrene foam throughout its design, and is certified for air travel when used with the plane's seat belt.
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SoftTouch
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QuickLift head restraint.
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Engineered for Safety with Side-Impact Protection

The RECARO ProBOOSTER offers smart design that protects a child during a side-impact incident. The car seat's enhanced head wings shield the head and face while a head restraint limits neck movement. For added safety, reinforcements at the sides, hips, and thighs help stabilize the torso and pelvis areas.

EPS Foam for Absorption

The car seat offers expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam throughout the booster for absorption of external forces. Assembled in the United States, the car seat meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213) and Flammability of Interior Materials (FMVSS 302).

Adjustable Head Restraints, Belts, and Recline System

To accommodate your growing child, an easy-to-use lever allows you to adjust the head restraint in 11 different positions. The user-friendly belt guides are color coded to help you secure it properly using your vehicle's safety belts. A recline system allows you to adjust the car seat to custom fit the backseat of your vehicle.

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QuickFlip
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CoolMesh air ventilation.
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Maximum Upper Weight Limits

With an upper weight capacity of up to 120 pounds, the car seat offers the highest child occupant weight capacity available of any high-back, belt-positioning booster seat.

Assembled in the United States, the car seat meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213) and Flammability of Interior Materials (FMVSS 302).

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Comfortable, Ergonomic Seat Molds to Your Child's Shape

Featuring an ergonomic shell structure that offers support for your child's body, the car seat is soft and comfortable for short errands or long road trips. The seat's cushion is made with PUR automotive foam for a secure and relaxing ride.

Easy-Care Fabrics and Mesh Insert for Air Flow

For no-fuss care and maintenance, the ProBOOSTER car seat comes in a variety of easy-to-clean fabrics and colors. All cover materials include a mesh insert with a superior air circulation system to keep your child cool and comfortable during the ride.

The RECARO ProBOOSTER High Back Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

About RECARO: Experts in Automobile Seating and Safety

RECARO pairs a long history steeped in expertise and research of auto racing safety with strong partnerships among leading automotive companies to design safe, comfortable child car seats. With expert knowledge on current and future automotive seating technology, RECARO launched its first child car seat in 1998. Whether designing, engineering, and manufacturing seats for luxury high-performance racecars or seats that carry the most precious of passengers, RECARO is dedicated to combining smart design with the highest quality of materials.

What's in the Box

RECARO ProBOOSTER High Back Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat and instruction manual.

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From the Manufacturer

The ProBOOSTER is part of the world class ProSERIES of child safety seats by Recaro, the international leader in automobile, racecar and child seat technology and a leading innovator in side impact protection. Assembled in the United States the ProBOOSTER is a high quality child restraint that provides parents and children the luxury and safety they need for happy travels. The ProBOOSTER incorporates Recaro's Side Impact Protection designed to distinctly protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact collision - their head, neck, face, torso and pelvis. Recaro developed and optimized side impact protection for racecar seats in the 1990's then quickly adapted our expertise to set a new standard for premium child safety seats. EPS energy absorbing foam and the proprietary Recaro seat structure design combine to provide seating safety, style and comfort for your little one, once reserved only for the most prestigious automobile and racing seats in the world. Recaro, known throughout the world for its unique ergonomic designs has included the sumptuous "Recaro" feel in the ProBOOSTER. Real automotive PUR comfort foam in the seat, soft ware resistant fabric, the CoolMesh air ventilation system and ergonomic shell design provide luxury comfort qualities in the ProBOOSTER that are equal to the Recaro name. All Recaro seats are evaluated in our seating competency centers in both the United States and Europe. For added safety, we test our seats through independent agencies including the globally respected ADAC. Because of our rigorous testing to the world's most stringent safety standards, Recaro confidently believes our seats are the safest in the market. With expertise designing seats for the most prestigious automobiles, world-class racecars and premium child car seats, you can be assured of the quality and safety of the ProBOOSTER seat by Recaro.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I like it because it's very well made and safe for him.
Buckeyes
Anyone who's owned or been in one of these cars knows how small the back bucket seats are, and this booster fit perfectly.
Mike
Not a bit of tipping, and just to test it out, I actually did do some hard turns with my son in it, just to test it. ;)
Ms. Understood

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnson on November 16, 2010
Color Name: Midnight Verified Purchase
This booster is easy to use and our 5 year old says it is super comfortable. We also have the Parkway (Britax). The Recaro construction is way solider and the fabric is much nicer and more durable. This seat and our last Recaro have converted me from a Britax mommy to a Recaro mommy. If you want a real comparison of the two brands, take the covers off. You'll be shocked by the quality difference based on being the same price.
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266 of 310 people found the following review helpful By Don Scott Schnure on April 25, 2011
Color Name: Misty Verified Purchase
An excellent booster except for the fact that the designers were pretty short sided.

I'm going to be as fair and as objective as possible with this review so other parents know exactly what they are getting before they decide to purchase this booster or not.

This is honestly an excellent car seat with very high ratings from the insurance institute of traffic safety, so why did we send it back? And would not recommend it to most people?

The reason is simple - design. Not that it's a bad design, it's actually very very good IF you are in the market niche that Recaro targets with their products and marketing.

Here's what I mean. Recaro makes the very best car chairs for high end sports cars and race cars. They have a very high profile brand in their industry with automotive enthusiasts.

Having said that, Recaro has created and excellent car seat for THAT market.

By this I mean, that typically cars/vans/trucks/suv's etc are made with back seats that are either: bucket seats, bench seats, or flat seats.

Sports cars have bucket seats.

You have to understand this point upfront before you decide on this car seat for your child. Because if your car doesn't have BUCKET seats in back - you need to PASS on buying this booster.

Here's the problem. The base of the Recaro booster seat is narrower then the seating surface of the booster.

As a result, this causes the entire booster to TILT and LEAN left of or right whenever the car is making a turn, and your child will be tossed from side to side ANYTIME you make a turn. This is not acceptable is unsafe!

The addition of LATCH straps would help to stabilize the booster in this case, but sadly the Recaro has none.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Y. Shaikh on October 26, 2010
Color Name: Misty Verified Purchase
Excellent product, Comfortable seat. The only negative point is there is no LATCH to keep it secured to the back seat of the car.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By bradb1us on July 5, 2012
Color Name: Sable Verified Purchase
I bought this specifically for a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (the new 991 body style). All other booster seats were far too wide to fit in the narrow rear seat. Not only does it fit perfectly, but it looks great! My four year old fits perfectly and claims to be comfortable in it. Would recommend to any Porsche 911 owner looking to fit their little ones in the back.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mom of 2 on June 26, 2012
Color Name: Blue opal Verified Purchase
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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Student on October 22, 2013
Color Name: Blue opal
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 3 people found the following review helpful By Dina on July 2, 2013
Color Name: Aspen
Fyi...I did check with Recaro today and LATCH is not currently available on the ProBooster seat. It is possible that the newer performance booster seat coming out in Fall 2013 may be equipped with LATCH but will have to wait and see when more information is available.
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