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Recaro Optia review

£210.00
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Product alert

This child car seat has passed the regulatory tests required by ECE R44/04 to be sold as suitable for children weighing between 9kg and 18kg (around one to four years old). However, our crash tests are designed to replicate real-life crash situations, and we've downgraded the total test score for this seat to 0% Don't Buy because we found weaknesses in frontal-impact safety, which made the car seat completely detached from the Isofix base and it was sent flying forwards.

Following our crash tests, Recaro is voluntarily replacing the Recaro Optia child car seat, free of charge. If you own the Recaro Optia seat, please contact the dedicated hotline on 0800 0830 128 for more information.

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The Recaro Optia is a Group 1 child car seat that uses the same Isofix base as the Recaro Privia baby car seat. The Optia has a range of added features that should help protect your little passenger, including added side impact and a 'HERO' harness. We crash test every child car seat we review and this one is a Don't Buy. Read the safety alert attached to this review for more information.
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