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In April 2012 the legislation that relates to the use of sideways facing seats was adopted. European Whole Vehicle Type Approval Regulations prohibit the use of side facing seats as travel seats, stating that ‘Research has shown that it is not possible to provide side-facing seats with safety belts ensuring the same level of safety to the occupants as front-facing seats. For safety reasons, it is necessary to ban those seats in certain categories of vehicles.’
The date of purchase doesn't actually matter. The rules from 2012 state that side facing seats can't be used for travel. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.