Quoting Rhiannon Deason:" they use them in China, where seats aren't required"
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" Seats aren't required?! I didn't know that. Crazy."
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" Carseats in Japan look like that. I know it's not legal in the US but not sure about where you are."
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" That's unsafe and illegal in the US, but they use then in China, I believe. Also, OP---after market ... [snip!] ... they often sell new covers and you can pick from the designs they offer. The cutesy home made ones from eBay/etsy are UNSAFE."