In October ADAC and Stiftung Warentest publish the second part of their child seat test 2019. >> More about child seat test
Photo: Stephan Huger / ÖAMTC child seat test 2019: Chicco Oasys i-Size Bebecare
During the crash test of the Chicco Oasys i-Size Bebecare + i-Size Base (400 euros), the belt buckle tore out of the seat shell and the child’s dummy was thrown out.
Photo: Ralph Wagner / ADAC child seat test 2019: Chicco Oasys i-Size Bebecare
The manufacturer was informed in advance of the test result, says that it only delivers a revised version and offers customers the replacement of the vulnerable belt buckle.
Photo: Ralph Wagner / ADAC child seat test 2019
At 230 euros expensive Maxi Cosi The problem with TobiFix was the excessive concentration of the flame retardant TCPP in the cover fabric.
Photo: Ralph Wagner / ADAC child seat test 2019: heat in the car
Four of the models that ADAC and Stiftung Warentest examined in the first part of their child seat test 2019 have an optional alarm system. This ADAC graphic shows that 15 minutes of full sun in a closed car can be life-threatening for babies and toddlers.
ADAC and Stiftung Warentest put 31 new models under the microscope in spring for the 2019 child seat test, and 20 more followed in autumn. The criteria of safety, operation, ergonomics and pollutant content were checked. The results in detail!
ADAC and Stiftung Warentest published the second part of their child seat test 2019 in October. A total of 20 models for different age groups were tested for safety, operation, ergonomics and pollutant content. The results are largely gratifying: 16 models in some cases significantly exceed the legal requirements – twelve of them were included "Good", four more with "satisfying" rated. In addition, no seat failed in the frontal impact test. The best safety rating of all models tested since 2015 was given to the "BeSafe iZi Kid X3 i-Size" for children from about one to four years. He was involved in both the frontal and side impact "very good" rated. The test winner in the 40-105 centimeter category was the Joie i-Spin 360 with the overall grade "Good" (1.8). However, four of the child seats examined cut in the test "inadequate" from. The reason for this was the excessive pollutant content. In the upholstery fabrics of "Uppababy Mesa i-Size" and the "Uppababy Mesa i-Size + i-Size Base" the amount of flame retardant TCPP found exceeds the limit applicable to toys. at "Hauck iPro Baby" and "Hauck iPro Baby + iPro Base" however, the measured value for naphthalene was too high. The substance is suspected to have a carcinogenic effect. More about security
Child seat test
Part 1: Child seat test 2019 from ADAC & Stiftung Warentest (video):
Child seat test 2019: four baby seats with too high a pollutant content
For the first part of the 2019 child seat test, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest tested 31 baby seats and child seats available in Germany for their safety, operation, ergonomics and pollutant content. The good news: A total of 23 models cut here "Good" from. Three more received the rating "satisfying", since they sometimes clearly exceed the legal requirements, two models were "sufficient". The only "very good" went to the Maxi-Cosi Jade + 3wayFix baby bath (420 euros), which scored particularly well in the safety category. The only disadvantage: the baby seat is one of the most expensive products in its class and can only be used in the first months of life up to a height of 70 centimeters. The ADAC also criticized that the majority of the models currently tested are not available for less than 200 euros, the most expensive model costs 570 euros ("Good"). But cheaper models such as the Nania Beone SP (50 euros), the Britax Römer Adventure (80 euros) and the Cybex Aton 5 (130 euros) also cut in the child seat test 2019 by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest "Good" from.
First part of the child seat test 2019: Most "Good", two "inadequate"
Unfortunately, there were also outliers in the 2019 child seat test by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest: two models were punished for their particularly poor performance and therefore included "inadequate" rated. During the crash test of the Chicco Oasys i-Size Bebecare + i-Size Base (400 euros), the belt buckle tore out of the seat shell and the child’s dummy was thrown out. The testers warned of the model in April 2019. The manufacturer was informed in advance of the test result, says that it only delivers a revised version and offers customers the replacement of the vulnerable belt buckle. With the 230 Euro Maxi-Cosi TobiFix, however, the problem with the child seat test 2019 was the excessive concentration of the flame retardant TCPP in the cover fabric – it is suspected to cause cancer.
Child seat test
Part 1: Child seat test 2019 from ADAC & Stiftung Warentest (video):
Four models with an alarm system in the 2019 child seat test
Four of the models that ADAC and Stiftung Warentest examined in the 2019 child seat test have an optional alarm system. This is to prevent children from being forgotten in the car and overheating due to the sun’s rays, for example. Sensors detect when a child is sitting in the seat or buckled up in the seat. The alarm systems are connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. However, this only works if the corresponding app and the alarm systems are installed with the Mobile phone are paired. If the driver moves away from the range of the Bluetooth signal, they issue a warning and can also send a message to contacts previously stored in the app via the connected mobile phone. The models tested in the child seat test 2019 – with the exception of the Chicco Oasys i-Size – were convincing, but the alarm systems were not. Among other things, the testers feared that parents could rely too heavily on the alarm system of the child seats and again points out that 15 minutes in the blazing sun in a closed car can be life-threatening for babies and toddlers. The ADAC’s appeal is therefore: "Never leave children alone in the car! Not just for short stops and not even when the car was parked in the shade." In addition, the testers point out that corresponding retrofit systems are now also available on the market, so that existing child seats can continue to be used. However, in the 2019 child seat test, the question remains open as to when such a retrofit solution represents an impermissible change to the child seat and therefore adversely affects or expires.
ADAC is observing these trends & Stiftung Warentest
As part of the 2019 child seat test, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest observed that more and more "that grows" Models come on the market. They can be used from infancy to older children and are usually recorded in the test "Good" or "satisfying" from. So parents can often save money because they don’t have to change every few years. The disadvantage: children cannot be carried in such a seat outside the car because the models are usually heavy and do not have a carrying handle. According to the testers, combination products from a manufacturer with a separate seat and base are also on the advance. With just one Isofix station, they can be fitted with two or three seats from the same manufacturer over the years. Parents, however, commit themselves to a manufacturer for years, but can save money at the Isofix station. In addition, according to the results of the child seat test 2019 by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest, the range of rotatable or reversible models also increased.
ADAC provides tips for buying child seats
If you want to buy a child seat, the ADAC advises parents to find out about the current offer beforehand. The current child seat test 2019 can help, but results from recent years can also be compared very well. In addition, one should under no circumstances buy a model without first having tried it with the child himself. It is therefore important to drive up to the dealer with a child and car. In addition, the testers point out that child seats with semi-universal approval (such as models with support feet) cannot be installed in every car. However, the corresponding products are accompanied by a type list that can be used to check whether the product can be used in your own vehicle. Because: child seats must be installed as tight and stable as possible. In addition, parents should make sure that straps do not fold and run as straight as possible. In the case of baby seats, it should above all be checked whether the belt length is sufficient to be able to fasten the seat securely. at booster seats With back support it can happen that the belt does not roll up automatically when the child leans forward, according to the experts at ADAC.
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