Sunshine Radian - ok to buy used? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 03:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
MrsHin2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quick question: is it ok to buy a Sunshine Radian seat used because the steel frame isn't impacted after an accident? I thought I read this somewhere (that they don't expire either?) But thought I should check here.

Someone locally is selling two for $50 each and I normally wouldn't buy a used seat but thought I should check to see if these are any different. Thanks in advance!

Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using Tapatalk

Karen (39), DH (40), DS (7/7/07), with three m/c (11/05, 10/09, 11/10), BFP for mid-November -- keeping fingers crossed!!
MrsHin2002 is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 05:55 AM
 
dejagerw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would not buy any car seat used. I've never heard that the Radian doesn't need to be replaced after an accident. I doubt that's true. The straps can still get stretched out, and there is plastic on the seat, which can fail. Also, Radian car seats do expire.
 

dejagerw is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 09:22 AM
 
DahliaRW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Near the beautiful Cascades!
Posts: 6,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

No, they are not different.  It does have a longer expiration date than most (8 years), but it still has plastic and other parts that degrade with time.

 

Regardless of seat or brand, never buy a used seat from a stranger, only ever with someone you could trust your child's life with!


Happily married to my dh, mama to ds1 (01/2005), ds2 (07/2007)  and dd (07/2009).
DahliaRW is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Maedze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,574
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Just confirming, no, that is absolutely NOT true.  The Radian must be replaced after a crash, like any other seat, has an expiration date, different depending on which model you have, and should never be used if it's from an unknown source. 


CPST
Maedze is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off