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Babystyle Oyster Carapace i-Size + Duo-Fix base review

£199.00
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Product alert

This child car seat has passed the regulatory tests required by ECE R129/i-Size to be sold as suitable for children from 40cm–83 cm, which is from birth to 15 months of age.

However, our frontal and side-impact crash tests are designed to be tougher than the legal minimum requirements, and revealed weaknesses in frontal-impact safety.

The car seat completely detached from the DuoFix i-Size Isofix base and was sent flying forwards.

For this reason the test score is automatically downgraded to 0% and it's been made a Don't Buy. A good result in any of our other tests can't compensate for this poor result.

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The BabyStyle Oyster Carapace is a baby car seat, which is approved for use with babies from 40cm-83cm, that's birth up to 15 months reward-facing, and is approved to the latest i-Size/R129 regulations. We crash test each car seat we review and this one, when installed using the DuoFix base, has been made a Don't Buy. Read our safety alert to find out why.
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