Children under 12 years of age must use a special child seat in the car, for their own safety. But some have problems.
The Child Restraint Systems (SRI) are required on all vehicles that transport children. There are dozens of makes and models, and some are better than others. A handful, even are inadvisable. We talk about protecting the life of a child, and that is a very serious issue.
Every year a comprehensive European-wide report is carried out, which thoroughly analyzes the CRS available on the market. In Spain, the one in charge of carrying it out is RACE.
In total they have been reviewed 32 chair brands, and in general the test result is satisfactory. 28 of the 32 models have obtained a good score, and are considered safe and reliable. Nevertheless two brands and two models of child car seats have received a single star, and RACE itself advises against its purchase.
On the opposite side a single chair, Cybex Anoris T i-Size, has obtained the maximum score, 5 stars. It is a premium model that even has its own airbag. But as you might have guessed, it’s not cheap. It costs 750 euros.
And which are they the four CRS discouraged by the European report? They are divided into two groups, depending on the cause of the low score.
First, according to reports Auto Bildwe have brands of child car seats that are inadvisable due to its high content of substances harmful to health. Is about Lionelo Antoon RWF Y Walser Kids.
The other two brands have not passed safety tests, due to the lack of firm adjustment to the vehicle seat, not protecting the child in the event of a side impact. Are Urban Kanga Uptown TV107 Y Kinderkraft Comfort Up.
If you have to buy a CRS, don’t buy these makes or models. And if you have one of them… consider changing it.
You can read the full report at the RACE website. We recommend that you also take a look at the non-recommended child car seats of the year 2021there are also a few…