ADAC child seat crash test 2018

ADAC child seat crash test 2018
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B For their child seat tests, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest have seats from all five available weight classes (0, 0+, I, II and III ) examined. It was tested for safety, operation, ergonomics and pollutant content. Of the total of 18 child seats tested in the second run in 2018, all of them passed the crash test. With eleven copies, more than half of the seats tested received an overall rating of “good”. Three could do “satisfactory”. However, four child seats failed and received the grade “poor” because they were found to have increased pollutant values.

Increased pollutant values ​​in seat covers

The 'Osann Fox' upholstery was made of the flame retardant TCPP and TDCP proven. In the covers of the seats “Jané Koos i-Size + iPlatform”, “Jané Koos i-Size” and “Successor Hy5 TT”, exposure to naphthalene was found - a colorless solid that is considered carcinogenic and environmentally hazardous. Regardless of the other test results, the increased pollutant values ​​in these three seats led to the poor overall rating.

With the Hy5 TT from the company Nachfolfger, an inflatable seat was also included. It weighs just over five kilograms, requires comparatively little storage space and can therefore be easily carried over longer distances. The seat is inflated with the supplied pump. In terms of safety and operation, it achieved a 'satisfactory' rating, but ultimately failed in the test due to the strict criteria of the pollutant test.

For the child seat test in spring 2018, the ADAC, its European partner clubs and the Stiftung Warentest 23 baby seats and child seats selected. The testers rated 17 seats as “good” - these seats are better than what the law requires. The testers rated two seats as “satisfactory”, and one received the grade “sufficient”. Two child seats were found to have high levels of pollutants and were rated “unsatisfactory”.

A child seat breaks in a crash test

Child seats should provide protection in an emergency. That not every model has its little occupantscan protect against injury in an accident, the ADAC found in a crash test: “The Concord Ultimax i-Size is one of the losers in the current child seat test,” writes the association in a press release and adds: “In a frontal crash as part of the test The seat shell broke into several parts and therefore would not have offered the child adequate protection. ”The only child seat with an airbag received the grade“ good ”. The Maxi-Cosi Axissfix Air “has an airbag in the belt that opens in the event of a frontal or side crash and is intended to provide additional support for the child's head in the event of an accident.



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