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Joie Every Stage review

£142.00
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This child car seat has passed the regulatory tests required by ECE R44/04 to be sold as suitable for children from 9-36kg. But in our own tests, which are conducted at higher speeds and forces than the standard requires, this seat scores poorly for frontal-impact results when used in Group 1 mode.

Our tests generally show that multi-group seats that try to do too much compromise on other features - and the Joie Every Stage is no exception. It does its job as a Group 2/3 high-backed booster seat when belted in, and gains an acceptable score for a Group 0+ and an extended rear-facing car seat when belted in. But it scores poorly in frontal-impact crash tests, when used as a forward-facing Group 1 car seat.

The overall total test score is limited to 39%. Any car seat scoring 45% or less will become a Which? Don't Buy.

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The Joie Every Stage is the 'ultimate transporter', according to the manufacturer. It's a multi-group child car seat approved for use from birth up to 36kg, that's around 12 years old - or when your child may no longer need a car seat. It's installed using your car's adult seat belt. In our tests, some multi-group car seats don't always work as well as separate seats. This multi-group car seat is a Don't Buy. See the safety alert attached to this review for more information.
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