“ThumbsUP! Thursday” #3

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It’s once again Thursday and with it comes this weeks retailer recommendation! 🙂

This retailer is someone I happen to know personally. She’s a hard working woman with a knowledge base like Google. I swear I have yet to see there’s something she doesn’t know about car seats. hehe

Lets hear it for…

 

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Rear Facing Toddlers is a retailer specialised in extended rear facing car seats for children up to up 18 kg (approx. 4  years) or 25kg (approx 6 years).
They are based in South London.

This retailer can offer you car seats from; Joie, BeSafe and Axkid.
Their website is stocked full of all the information you need on facts, FAQs, photos and more!

Expert advice and fitting from their qualified Child Seat Safety Adviser.

Here is a small quote from their website showing expert knowledge:

At Rear Facing Toddlers we specialise in Extended Rear Facing car seats.

It is five times safer for children under five years old to travel rear facing in the car. Children are not little adults and their skeleton is not mature enough to cope with the forces of a crash in a forward facing car seat. Keeping them rear facing until they are at least five years old greatly reduces their chances of being seriously injured in a car accident.

Although we sell rear facing car seats in our online shop, it is always better to try a seat in your car before making your purchase, because not every seat fits in every car. For a car seat to be able toprotect your little one, it needs to be installed and used correctly.

When a new baby is born one of the most important items of baby equipment parents buy for them is a rear facing infant car seat. But sadly most babies in the UK will only use that car seat for a year or even less. All nursery stores sell forward facing car seats that can be used for babies who weigh 9kg or over, and most parents think that this is the only option once their baby no longer fits in the infant carrier. Some even think that moving their baby into a big seat is a milestone to look forward to.
But in the event of a car accident, a child under the age of five in a forward facing car seat is five times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than in a rear facing one.

Congratulations to Rear Facing Toddlers!!

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Recall Announcement! Joie Stages – Midnight

The Joie Stages has had a recall announcement from Toys R Us.
You can find it here: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/info/general/trubw-productrecalls.jsf

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This is what you will see when you click the .pdf

JOIE STAGES
Colour: Midnight

It’s been recalled in Toys R Us:

Products Affected:
Product SKN 717665

Car seats with the date code: 130524 are not affected.

The Date code sticker is located on the back of your seat.
Contact your local retailer (phone nr is on Toys R Us website under “find retailer”) and quote your date code to see if the car seat you own is of the ones recalled.

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This is what the sticker looks like.

Now I want to highlight that there’s no need to panic!
Just check your date, if it’s not got 130524 on it you need to return it and they will give you the choice of exchanging it for a new seat, or your money back. 🙂
This does not make Joie Stages a “bad” seat!! There was discovered a fault with the harness tensioning lock screw, that may make it come loose. This is the reason for the recall. 🙂

I want to therefore also mention that the car seats “Chicco Synthesis” and the “Chicco Auto-Fix” have been found to maybe have a faulty buckle, so if you are an owner of one of these you should go to:
http://www.chicco.com OR http://www.qualitycontrol.sabelt.com
This will assist any owner to check if their model is involved and to get instructions on safe use of the product.

Note: Only models with this specific buckle (in the picture) are involved.
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UPDATE 23/08:

Joie has now posted the info on their facebook page. 🙂

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