Note to car seat manufacturers: What happens in Las Vegas does NOT, in fact, stay in Las Vegas. It sounds like the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio will not be coming to Canada until 2006, at the earliest. Here's what we hear over the fence from DT reader Jolene:
I spoke to the owner of Kids Furniture Gallery in Edmonton yesterday, she had just returned from a Baby Expo in Vegas last week. She spoke to the Canadian rep from Dorel, and was told that the Maxi Cosi had not been CSA approved this time around. They are not expecting it to be available in Canada until 2006. Sad news! On a brighter side...Sears is now selling the Dreami for those Buzz owners that can't wait to use their strollers until the baby is 6 months. It is $199.99 regular price and comes in blue. It comes with many pieces...adaptors? and a really nice blue fleece blanket/sleeping bag to keep the baby warm.Those Canadians, always looking for the blue fleece lining.
Meanwhile, I looked at the Canadian Standards Association's product certification process, and, um, it sounds pretty straightforward. And it's not like it's Cirque du Soleil, holding one audition a year, and if you don't make it, you're juggling on a Rotterdam street corner until next time. So Dorel, what exactly did happen in Las Vegas? Hmm?