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Cozy'n'safe 0-13kg Carseat £12! Wilko Southend Only
Cozy'n'safe 0-13kg Carseat £12! Wilko Southend Only

Cozy'n'safe 0-13kg Carseat £12! Wilko Southend Only

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This is not on the website, and as far as i know will be store specific (i havent looked in any other stores) but i thought i'd share just in case. Found in the Southend branch of Wilkinson just randomly placed down the DIY aisle, the shelf said £24 all over it but all the carseats had '1/2 marked price' stickers on them. Were a good few left after i took one.
I got a member of staff to check for me and she confirmed £12. Absolute bargain!
Grey and black so can be used for a boy or girl, all nicely padded etc. I have provided a pic of my reciept for proof!

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Original Poster

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have you checked crash safety testing for this seat?? I'm not sure i would put a child of mine in a £12 car seat.

Nope me neither, even at 24.00 I wouldnt.

It isn't normally even £24, I saw it at a much higher price at xmas.
This attitude of "it can't be any good coz its cheap "doesn't add up on a site for getting things cheaper,its not cheap and nasty just because its at a reduced price.
Nobody would compromise their childs safety but you can't generalise. Heat added.

Original Poster

Thanks Wendy, obviously people will make their own minds up but i think its great.

Saw these in Wilko's Didcot at the weekend

I have to disagree i think some people will buy it because it's a bargain, without checking if it is safe.

I'm just asking, where does it rank in the safety tests, i for one would like to know before i would put a child of mine in it I would look this up if it was £12 or £120

All car seats have to adhere to British Standards whatever the price so yes, it's safe.

MissBehave

All car seats have to adhere to British Standards whatever the price so … All car seats have to adhere to British Standards whatever the price so yes, it's safe.



... and yet independant testing of all products shows a massive variation in quality and their ability to deliver on what purpose they should be fit for. Im with the masses on this, an unbranded, insanely cheap child safety seat (especially Group 0 as Im assuming this is from the picture?) is simply not worth the inherent risk attached to it. You'll never find independant reviews of such products so as such you're taking needless chances

60p for Starmix is a bargain though!

Saw a few of these in the Cramlington branch a few days ago if anyone in the north east is looking

marteee

60p for Starmix is a bargain though!



The dustpan set is an even better bargain at 77p

I believe this is group 0+

0-13kg? How do you get a baby that's in the lower end of this?:p

Since a kilo is about 2.2 lbs, and we (infuriatingly) still use old money, what're the odds of the hospital releasing a baby at just 2.2lbs? And that'd only bring them in at 1kg. Funny labelling, go!:D

What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.

Sit in sweltering sun trying to find reviews of some Spanish car seat!.

We have paid 25 euros a pop for some odd looking seats in the past.

You have no fitting instructions, you have to use common sense and get on with the holiday.

Bargain voted hot

Paranoid Android

What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in … What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in sweltering sun trying to find reviews of some Spanish car seat!.We have paid 25 euros a pop for some odd looking seats in the past.You have no fitting instructions, you have to use common sense and get on with the holiday.



Or dont hire a car, its one of my reasons for taking a holiday so I can be without road rage for a fortnight!

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leilahfun

have you checked crash safety testing for this seat?? I'm not sure i … have you checked crash safety testing for this seat?? I'm not sure i would put a child of mine in a £12 car seat.



Out of interest - is there an independent list of car seat results for safety in the UK?
The nearest I've ever seen covering anything like this is Which? - who charge for access.
I've found lots of 'customer review' places (amazon etc) - but that's not going to be crash safety comparisons or terribly reliable when we're talking about something you want to get right first time.
I'm not really interested in 'best of' lists either - they always seem ad revenue based.

The kind of thing I'm thinking of is like 'Sold Secure' for Locks;
soldsecure.com/sea…l=1

If there is such a thing, who carries out the 'safety tests' & where are their results? Anyone?
Edited by: "boomhaueruk" 8th Mar 2011

Paranoid Android

What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in … What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in sweltering sun trying to find reviews of some Spanish car seat!.We have paid 25 euros a pop for some odd looking seats in the past.You have no fitting instructions, you have to use common sense and get on with the holiday.



Independent tests of car seats show that some provide vastly inferior protection. Many comment that the European standard ECE R44/04 isn't strict enough, and even that some seats on the market don't meet these properly.

Just because you use a possibly less safe seat for a short period each year doesn't mean you need to use a less safe one all year round does it?
Edited by: "cybergibbons" 8th Mar 2011

boomhaueruk

Out of interest - is there an independent list of car seat results for … Out of interest - is there an independent list of car seat results for safety in the UK?The nearest I've ever seen covering anything like this is Which? - who charge for access. I've found lots of 'customer review' places (amazon etc) - but that's not going to be crash safety comparisons or terribly reliable when we're talking about something you want to get right first time.I'm not really interested in 'best of' lists either - they always seem ad revenue based.The kind of thing I'm thinking of is like 'Sold Secure' for Locks;[url=http://www.soldsecure.com/search?show_all=1]http://www.soldsecure.com/search?show_all=1[/url]If there is such a thing, who carries out the 'safety tests' & where are their results? Anyone?




So British Standards aren't good enough for some people. Good grief.

MissBehave

So British Standards aren't good enough for some people. Good grief.



The European standard tests a low speed front impact, and that is it. Independent tests include high speed front and side impacts. There is massive variation in how well the seat protects the child when correctly installed. There's also the matter of ease of use - a simple to install seat will likely be installed correctly and be safer as a result.

And it's not all about how much it costs - some expensive seats perform very badly. But I would assume that a seat this cheap would be less safe and less easy to use than many others on the market.

leilahfun

have you checked crash safety testing for this seat?? I'm not sure i … have you checked crash safety testing for this seat?? I'm not sure i would put a child of mine in a £12 car seat.

Surely you mean you wouldn't put a child of yours in any car seat, irrespective of price, before checking the safety tests. What's price got to do with it? Taking it another step, I once read that in Scandinavia they use rear facing seats up to a much older age for safety reasons, so strictly speaking using any front facing seat after they've progressed from this type would likely be compromising on safety even for a £200+ front facer.

Delighted with this purchase - saw it in Wilkos about a week ago for £24 but decided against it. Thanks for the heads up! Had them in blue & pink

Paranoid Android

What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in … What do you car seat snobs do when you hire a car abroad?.Sit in sweltering sun trying to find reviews of some Spanish car seat!.We have paid 25 euros a pop for some odd looking seats in the past.You have no fitting instructions, you have to use common sense and get on with the holiday.




we take our perfectly safe and expensive seats with us. safety i will not compromise on.

no matter how you choose to look at it, its not basic cereal over nestle. its your childs life. i cannot put a price on that and do my upmost to facilitate the safest seat on the market at the time of purchase.

its not snobbish, its common sense at its very least.

MissBehave

All car seats have to adhere to British Standards whatever the price so … All car seats have to adhere to British Standards whatever the price so yes, it's safe.



they have to adhere to British standards of build quality with very basic safety guidance to pass. doesnt mean they are adequate.

suppose, its better than carrying the child on your knee.

boomhaueruk

Out of interest - is there an independent list of car seat results for … Out of interest - is there an independent list of car seat results for safety in the UK?The nearest I've ever seen covering anything like this is Which? - who charge for access. I've found lots of 'customer review' places (amazon etc) - but that's not going to be crash safety comparisons or terribly reliable when we're talking about something you want to get right first time.I'm not really interested in 'best of' lists either - they always seem ad revenue based.The kind of thing I'm thinking of is like 'Sold Secure' for Locks;[url=http://www.soldsecure.com/search?show_all=1]http://www.soldsecure.com/search?show_all=1[/url]If there is such a thing, who carries out the 'safety tests' & where are their results? Anyone?




yes there is. the tests are taken from the german auto testing. very comprehensive. i find which good but it has its flaws, they do mark down for things like incorrect fitting if moving between cars but with a bit of common sense and correct fitting yourself you can easily get up to speed quickly on how correctly fitted a car seat it or isnt. its like child shoe fitting, take a few turns but isnt hard,

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NOt all of us need these to travel vast distances - short journeys lasting minutes, on congested roads during school runs etc where the speed rarely gets above 10-15mph

So these seats suffice for us.

Sure if you are trailblazing across Europe, you might want to feel better by spending £200 on a seat...

aidansmum

we take our perfectly safe and expensive seats with us. safety i will not … we take our perfectly safe and expensive seats with us. safety i will not compromise on.no matter how you choose to look at it, its not basic cereal over nestle. its your childs life. i cannot put a price on that and do my upmost to facilitate the safest seat on the market at the time of purchase. its not snobbish, its common sense at its very least.



You take car seats with you.

OMG you must pack very little else!
What about the cots on holiday, everone knows you should never use a second hand mattress, is that in the hand luggage?

Seriously each to their own but comments on not hiring cars, but using taxi's and buses instead both carry the same risks.
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