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Safety warning: Argos recalls Mamas & Papas car seats

Find out whether your car seat is affected

Argos has issued a product recall for five of their exclusive Mamas & Papas car seats after identifying a potential safety concern. 

Argos says that in the event of an accident the car seat shell may crack, meaning your child may not be as protected as intended.  

Use our table below to check whether you have one of the five affected car seat models, manufactured by Mamas & Papas but sold exclusively by Argos, and read on below to find out what to do if you do.

  Child car seat   Argos catalogue number     
Mamas-&-Papas-Mercury-Group-1-Black-table-  Mamas & Papas Mercury Group 1 Black 297/7526 
Mercury Group 1 Grey-table Mamas & Papas Mercury Group 1 Grey  411/9100 
Mercury Group 1-2-3 Black-table  Mamas & Papas Mercury Group 1-2-3 Black 305/6037 
Mercury Group 1 2 3 Grey-table  Mamas & Papas Mercury Group 1, 2, 3 Grey 397/9530 
Mercury Group 2-3 Greay-table Mamas & Papas Mercury Group 2-3 Black and Grey    245/4829

What to do if your car seat is affected 

If you have purchased one of the recalled car seats Argos says you should stop using it immediately. You can return the car seat to Argos for a full refund. If you have any questions you can call the Argos customer service team on 0345 600 5388.

A Mamas & Papas spokesperson commented: ‘We would like to assure customers that there have been no reports of any incidents involving any of the recalled car seats.’

If you have been affected and want to buy a new car seat our child seat reviews and video guide to buying a child car seat will help you find the safest one for your child. 

Which? child car seat tests 

We crash test each car seat we review multiple times – in a front impact crash (equivalent to a head-on collision at around 40mph) and a side-impact crash test (equivalent to two cars crashing into each other at 30mph). 

The crash tests are specially designed to replicate real life crashes. We test all car seats, whether they are installed via Isofix or the adult seat-belt, at speeds and forces higher than the legal minimum standards require.  

State-of-the-art crash test dummies are wired with sensors to record the crash forces on key areas of the dummies bodies, and indicate how high the risk of injury would be in a real situation. 

We’ve found big differences between good and bad child car seats, including Don’t Buys that have scored 0%, even thought they have passed the regulatory UK tests.

You can discover exactly how much further we go in our how we test child car seats guide.

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