Disappointed with change in safety rating.
We got this capsule based on it's excellent 5 star safety rating (88.3%) by CREP. However, we since discovered that the more recent model (OS2010) has also been reviewed by CREP and it now has a 1 star rating with very poor protection score (48.2%). It has basically gone from the best to the worst capsule on the market with the change in model. I have no idea why this might be the case. The models look very similar and I suspect that other people have likely been caught out with this without knowing it. You can read the reviews on the CREP webs...ite under rearward facing restraints tab and then prior 2012 (older model) and 2012 onwards (newer model). [url removed] Whether this decline in rating is because of a change in the capsule design or a change in how the testing was performed by CREP, I'm not sure? If a change in testing methodology has resulted in such wildly different outcomes, then maybe CREP should retract the older (pre 2012) results that imply the capsule design performs well in safety tests. Whilst I suspect the CREP methodology isn't perfect, it's the only independent data available for consumers to base our purchasing decisions. Indeed, the only reason we sourced this capsule in the first place was it's 5-star protection rating. Apart from the decline in CREP safety rating, we have had no major problems. We found the capsule relatively easy to use. We had it professionally fitted, but the capsule is easy to get on and off the base and the seat belt is easy to use. Our baby gets quite warm in it with the synthetic fabric, but we dress him lightly and use the airconditioner in the car to keep him comfortable. The fabric can be removed for cleaning.The capsule was supplied with a sunshade and foot covers. The handle is a little fiddly to move when in the car as you need two free hands to unlock it. It is a light capsule. Light. Easy to get on/off base once installed. Current model no longer has a good CREP protection rating - has gone from best to worst performing capsule on the market. Look for an older model and not the OS2010 if you want the model with the good safety rating.
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