The harness pads and center buckle pad are required for seats produced through 2017, with forward facing. For seats produced in 2018 and later, the harness pads and center buckle pad are not required while forward or rear facing.
While older model Radian seats did not come with the larger harness pads, they still meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213.
- Parents may call our Customer Care Team and order the larger harness pads, if they prefer (optional). Some parents choose this option, as the pads provide a little more comfort and keep a child from pulling the chest clip down out of position.
The Buckle Pad should always be used as it provides comfort and keeps potentially hot or icy cold buckle parts from touching a child’s body.