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Second hand car seat danger - Case study 3

for FB OLCan you spot what is wrong with this car seat? This blog is going to continue our focus on the dangers of buying a second hand car seat without knowing its history with case study 3. You can read the rest of the series by clicking the following links: Introduction to second hand seats Tips for buyers Case Study 1 Case Study 2     This car seat was purchased from a well-known auction site for £10 with local collection; to the eye this seat looks in good condition. The advert claims that it has been kept in the garage and never dropped or involved in an accident. When our expert collected the seat, the seller was a friendly Dad of 6 and they were selling to make room in the garage. The seller told our expert that he was very concerned about child seat safety; he again assured us that ......
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Second hand car seats – Is this car seat safe?

SEAT BASE OL  Welcome to Good Egg Safety’s blog series on second hand car seats. We are running a number of blog’s to evaluate if it is safe to buy and use a second hand car seat, and what dangers second hand seats pose to children. As part of the blog series, our expert has purchased car seats from an online auction site to assess through case studies. We have already released the first case study, which you can read here.   Is this seat safe?   To the eye, this seat is in good condition. It also comes with a base and the newborn insert  – this seat and base cost £20 which is far less than the cost of buying new. However, when our expert inspected this seat, it became apparent that it isn’t as good as it appears to be. We have found problems with the polystyrene protection in the seat, th......
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Second hand child seats - Tips for buying

Tip1Welcome to the next installment in our second hand child seat series!  This post is looking at how we can use second hand seats as safely as possible. Whenever possible, your child's car seat should be purchased as a new product, from a retail store who are able to give you good advice. In purchasing from a retailer and taking advice, you can be sure the seat you buy is suitable for your child, compatible with your car and you will be shown how to fit the seat.  You will also know that your seat is brand new, and can be confident that the seat will do its job should you be involved in a collision. Sometimes though, financial hardship can leave no choice but to buy a second hand seat, or a family member or close friend offers you a seat that you know is in perfect condition.  In this......
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