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Batman 123 Car Seat £59.19 Del @ Toys R Us (discount applies at checkout)
Batman 123 Car Seat £59.19 Del @ Toys R Us (discount applies at checkout)

Batman 123 Car Seat £59.19 Del @ Toys R Us (discount applies at checkout)

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Batman themed car seat, £89 at Asda/Amazon/Tesco ect

It's on offer for £73.99 plus you also get an extra 20% off at the checkout.

Seems pretty cheap
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This looks good to a child but how 'safe' is it. The sole purpose of a car seat is to protect the child, not entertain them.

Darklord

This looks good to a child but how 'safe' is it. The sole purpose of a … This looks good to a child but how 'safe' is it. The sole purpose of a car seat is to protect the child, not entertain them.



Do you think it is unsafe and not meeting British standards then?

Original Poster

Darklord

This looks good to a child but how 'safe' is it. The sole purpose of a … This looks good to a child but how 'safe' is it. The sole purpose of a car seat is to protect the child, not entertain them.



Seems decent quality to be fair, pretty sturdy. also it helps my son understand the safety of the seat belt as he now likes to do it himself as I told if he doesn't wear it batman will beat him up X)

Sid.Harper

Do you think it is unsafe and not meeting British standards then?


British car seat safety standards are low. Swedish pass plus is much better.

hennaoj

British car seat safety standards are low. Swedish pass plus is much … British car seat safety standards are low. Swedish pass plus is much better.


Right, all very good but not many seats on the British market that are designed to meet Swedish standards however. My point was, was the poster suggesting this thing is actually unsafe in some way. If so, it was a worthwhile post. Else, whether or not it looks like a princess, batman, or is dull grey all over, as long as it's safe, then it could be a deal for someone in the market for a car seat.

Isofix?

No isofix

this actually scored very poorly from a safety aspect in which best buy

missus_lady

this actually scored very poorly from a safety aspect in which best buy



​do you have a link to that please? cheers

Yeh no isofix

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/05/which-reveals-latest-dont-buy-car-seat-443599/

Not the car seat we deserve or need.

Yep...one of the worst performing car seats around according to review.

dictionaryCorner

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/05/which-reveals-latest-dont-buy-car-seat-443599/Not the car seat we deserve or need.



​wow.... thanks

Sid.Harper

Do you think it is unsafe and not meeting British standards then?



​The standards are European ones not British ones. The regulations test front and rear impact at relatively low speeds something like 30mph and doesn't test side impact at all.
The new Isize standard is higher and does include side impact but these seats do not adhere to that standard.
That the required standard it low is why seats from Britax, Cybex, Maxi Cosi, concord etc that EXCEED the required minimum standards are so popular though generally a bit more pricy.
The safety of the seat also is relative to the weight and size of the child, rear facing as long as possible for toddlers and ensuring the backless booster, which is still legal is if you can replaced with a high back version.
The standards do not ensure the seat is appropriate for the child.
Car seat choices are not quite that straightforward

dictionaryCorner

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/05/which-reveals-latest-dont-buy-car-seat-443599/Not the car seat we deserve or need.



Thank you. Some useful information.

jdRiggs

​The standards are European ones not British ones. The regulations test f … ​The standards are European ones not British ones. The regulations test front and rear impact at relatively low speeds something like 30mph and doesn't test side impact at all.The new Isize standard is higher and does include side impact but these seats do not adhere to that standard.That the required standard it low is why seats from Britax, Cybex, Maxi Cosi, concord etc that EXCEED the required minimum standards are so popular though generally a bit more pricy.The safety of the seat also is relative to the weight and size of the child, rear facing as long as possible for toddlers and ensuring the backless booster, which is still legal is if you can replaced with a high back version.The standards do not ensure the seat is appropriate for the child.Car seat choices are not quite that straightforward



Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful information. Otherwise we only have the official safety tests to go on. My original point still stands though - you can't suggest safety has been compromised purely based on aesthetic appearance.

Cool, until the child is about 8 then they wont want to sit in it anymore.

Sid.Harper

Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful … Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful information. Otherwise we only have the official safety tests to go on. My original point still stands though - you can't suggest safety has been compromised purely based on aesthetic appearance.



​I didn't think the poster was suggesting safety was compromised based on that the car seat had a batman theme, just asked how safe is it? Seems a fair and reasonable question about any car seat regardless of style, relative to what else is available on the market. Thanks to those that shared the which info Though their scores are based on more than just performance on impact it gives an idea.

Banned

The only issue is looking at the pictures I thought there was a chest strap so he wouldn't be able to wriggle his arms through the straps but there isn't so he is able to get his arms out.

Sid.Harper

Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful … Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful information. Otherwise we only have the official safety tests to go on. My original point still stands though - you can't suggest safety has been compromised purely based on aesthetic appearance.



​please don't take 'Which?' tests and ratings as a final deciding factor - they've rated some exceedingly safe seats really low (and I think I recall one even being given a 'don't buy' rating) due to them taking more than 5 minutes to install or some equally benign reason.
Like jdriggs says, check out what additional safety testing the seat has been subjected to beyond basic ece r44/04 regs

I am car seat trained and these car seats are poor, I would always recommend britax or maxi cosi as they have more safety tests done against them. The batman, turtles and princess car seats are literally bog standard seats and rarely fit any cars, can't remember off the top of my head but I've only ever found 3 cars that it actually fits

hujabn

The only issue is looking at the pictures I thought there was a chest … The only issue is looking at the pictures I thought there was a chest strap so he wouldn't be able to wriggle his arms through the straps but there isn't so he is able to get his arms out.


The chest clips are included as standard on American seats, a Houdini Stop Chest Strap can be purchased in the UK separately, it's a similar idea to the chest clip.
Or to use a impact cushion style 123 seat style rather than a harness, like the Joie Trillo Shield, Joie Transcend, Cybex Pallas etc. The shield ensures the child stays in the seat to 18kg when not yet mature enough to sit properly in a high back booster.
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Sid.Harper

Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful … Which is where something like the which testing comes in. Actual useful information. Otherwise we only have the official safety tests to go on. My original point still stands though - you can't suggest safety has been compromised purely based on aesthetic appearance.



The Which? reviews are very misleading (I am a member and have full access to reviews) - they take the results of the additional safety tests carried out by the German ADAC facility then start marking perfectly decent and very safe seats down for irrelevant things like the cover being hard to remove or the seat being hard to fit (when it's not hard at all). My 5 year old has been very happily and safely travelling rear facing for the past four years in a Britax Multi Tech II seat that Which? have branded a 'Don't Buy' seat (because apparently it's hard to fit and there isn't much leg room for the child, both or which are completely untrue)!

I would add that the 'don't buy' is based on the '3' mode which is when you remove the back to have a backless booster. Why you would honestly remove the back now all the evidence suggests ANY backless booster is not as safe as one with a back is beyond me. Which means this is NOT a don't buy seat. Are there others that are more safe? Yes. But is it safe with the back? yes.

I would suggest anyone thinking of putting its child into this to go through the safety tests. If you care about your child then don't even look at this seat.

sam_brackley

I would add that the 'don't buy' is based on the '3' mode which is when … I would add that the 'don't buy' is based on the '3' mode which is when you remove the back to have a backless booster. Why you would honestly remove the back now all the evidence suggests ANY backless booster is not as safe as one with a back is beyond me. Which means this is NOT a don't buy seat. Are there others that are more safe? Yes. But is it safe with the back? yes.



​If you read further down the article of the link posted earlier the side impact was as poor in GROUP 2 mode which is the high back mode.
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