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01/07/2013 at 18:56
Am i right in thinking there is a maximum amount of time you should use a car seat for, as in it's age? We have a maxi cosi priori for P and have been after a second one to keep in Mums car. Friend of a friend has one for sale so i know it's not been in an accident but she thinks it's about 4 years old. For some reason that rang a bell as being maximum time they should be used for?!
Does anyone know?
01/07/2013 at 19:02
Some have "use by" dates on i believe but i read somewhere its 5 years but have no idea if thats right or not....!
01/07/2013 at 19:03
Yes, it's 5 years. We had a stage 0 Maxi Cosi cabrio fix which we had for K and for A but were told in John Lewis that after 5 years the insides can start to degrade. I rang Maxi Cosi who confirmed they should be replaced after 5 years. Bit of a pain TBH as the new seat is EXACTLY the same as the one we had! Better to be safe though....
01/07/2013 at 19:04
4 years is fine I'm sure. Lavender rose emailed britax regarding this and they said as long as safety requirements hadn't changed then they were fine to use
01/07/2013 at 19:05
I think maxi Cosi are just looking for ways to make money tbh. Why would theirs degrade but Britax say its fine?
01/07/2013 at 19:08
Hmmmm thinking about it though she could in theory be in it for another 3 years. Which makes it 7 years old atleast. Will think about it.
I was thinking that too Ally but not sure if it's worth the 'just in case'.....
01/07/2013 at 19:10
It wasn't a risk I wanted to take TBH and both JL and Maxi Cosi said the same and JL are usually pretty honest.
01/07/2013 at 19:34
I'm glad I bought britax and not maxi cosi, saved myself a fortune!
01/07/2013 at 19:40
Whaaaaat?! What the hell is the point of the one we have then which is 4-12 years?!
01/07/2013 at 19:43
Good point lindtbunny, surely they can't relate that rule to 123 seats?
01/07/2013 at 19:44
Yep that's another thought i had LB. Who knows?!
01/07/2013 at 19:55
The woman in JL said that it was in the padding around the head which in a group 0 seat is vital. In the 4-12 seats I guess less so?
01/07/2013 at 20:05
Maxi cosi say 5 years. Britax , concord and besafe don't.
01/07/2013 at 20:11
Ally is correct, I emailed Britax as I have a nearly 5 yr old seat and a 3 yr old one and I was told as long as they hadn't been in an accident they were absolutely fine to use. I plan on using mine again for number 3.
Like Ally, glad I bought Britax!
01/07/2013 at 20:18
Oh good ours is britax too so we will stick with that brand for A's next seat too.
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