MAXI Cosi Tobi Car seat in black reflection.
This car seat was purchased for Toys R Us and cost us £149.99 new.
About a month ago I was in a car accident and hit from the side whilst pulling out of a junction (It was not really my fault but I wont get started on that).
My son was not in the car seat which was on the opposite side of the car from the impact. However the side of the car seat (a thin plastic bit) must have hit the door and has come away fromt the car seat itself.
There is not any visable damage on the seat apart from what I have mentioned and the car seat had only been used for 2 months maximum previous to the accident.
I read the following and have answered the questions below:http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/weeklyquestion/a/carseats_ask.htm
Car Seats after an accident
1. the vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site - No but it would have if I had not been hit in the offside rear wheel.
2. the vehicle door nearest the safety seat was undamaged - It was undamaged as the impact was on the other side of the car.
3. there were no injuries to any of the vehicle occupants - I had whiplash and still have a painful shoulder but was not unable to drive etc. I was back at work within 1 day.
4. the air bags (if present) did not deploy - Air bags did NOT deploy, AND
5. there is no visible damage to the safety seat. - Only damage is what i stated.
Basically if anyone is interested then make me an offer my guide price is £50.
If there is an interest I can post photos and can even take it to Halfords so they can check it out.
PS If there is any sign that this car seat does not meet requirements etc I will issue a full refund.
I just thought I would offer this out as otherwise its going down the tip as we got a replacement from the insurers. Please do not think that I would put a child in harms way by offering this as that is the last thing on my mind. I just know how expensive car seats and childeren are in general and thought that this may help someone out.
This is what it looks like:http://s7v1.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/230409407?$product$