Test results and awards
As visually appealing as our products may be, they wouldn’t be worth anything if they didn’t guarantee your child’s safety to the maximum - at least. Our products consistently achieve outstanding results in Europe's most important consumer safety tests. It goes without saying that all test results are carefully analysed as part of our commitment to continually improve our products.
Following you will find further information about these awards and the respective testing bodies:
Stiftung Warentest (Germany)
Stiftung Warentest is Germany's leading consumer testing organisation and also considered to be test leader in Europe. Founded in 1962 the edition of their publication "test" is more than 10,000,000 copies each year. The Stiftung Warentest does not accept any advertising and is partly public funded to guarantee their independence.
Together with the German automobile club ADAC. Stiftung Warentest is the most recognised awards program with regard to child safety in central Europe. Based on the testing data provided mainly by the ADAC, Stiftung Warentest publishes their recommendations. In the category "Safety" the car seats are rated according to the individual performances in a front crash, side crash as well as the safety of the seat construction and accounts for 50% of the overall test result.
The second category "Handling and Ergonomics" is made up of the sub-categories misuse, comfort for the child, installation, buckling up, size/height adjustment, space for the child, seat position, user manual and cleaning/workmanship and accounts for the other 50%. Testing for harmful substances is a new category introduced in 2011. The focus is on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, softeners, phosphates, phenolic compounds, organotin compound and dystuffs. This category does not count into the overall results, however, when levels are over the legally permitted limit the overall result will be downgraded and warning comments will be given.
The overall results follow the German school grades, i.e.
1.0-1.5: "sehr gut" (very good),
1.6-2.5: "gut" (good),
2.6-3.5: "befriedigend" (satisfactory),
3.6-4.5: "ausreichend" (bare minimum) and
4.6-5.5: "mangelhaft" (poor).
|06/2012||Aton 2 with Base-fix||GOOD (1,6) Test Winner|
(Gr. 0+ with Isofix Base)
|06/2012||Aton 2||GOOD (1,8) Test Winner|
(Gr. 0+ Belted Seat)
|06/2012||Juno-fix||GOOD (1,6) Test Winner|
|06/2012||Pallas 2||GOOD (2,2)|
|06/2012||Solution X2||GOOD (1,9)|
|11/2011||Solution X-fix||GOOD (1,9)|
|06/2011||Aton with Base||GOOD (1,8)|
|06/2011||Aton w/o Base||GOOD (1,9)|
|06/2011||Pallas 2-fix||GOOD (1,9)|
|06/2011||Solution X2-fix||GOOD (1,7)|
|06/2009||Aton||GOOD (1,8) Test Winner|
(Gr. 0+ w/o Base)
|06/2009||Solution X-fix||GOOD (1,8) Test Winner|
|06/2008||Solution X||GOOD (1,9)|
“Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club”, i.e. German Automobile Club. With more than 16 million members it is the biggest automobile organisation in Europe. With a circulation of 14,000,000 copies their monthly magazine “ADAC Motorwelt” is the most read title in Europe.
This is the most known and important test for child restraint systems in Europe. Once or twice a year the ADAC tests car seats of each group in a crash simulation of frontal as well as side impacts. Frontal crash is tested at 64 km/h and side impacts at 50 km/h. Different sized dummies are used to simulate different age/weight groups of children. In addition to the safey aspect, handling & ergonomics, cleaning & workmanship as well as harmful substances are further test criteria a car seat is subject to close scrutiny. The ranking follows the German school grading system, i.e. “sehr gut” (very good), “gut” (good), “befriedigend” (average), “ausreichend” (bare minimum) and “mangelhaft” (poor).
The test criteria are considerably stricter than that of the ECE-R 44 safety standard. The data of this test is used by various automobile clubs and consumer testing organisations across Europe. Please note that even though the testing data is the same, the outcome may vary as certain criteria might be interpreted differently and/or have different weight.
|06/2012||Aton 2 & Aton Base-fix||GOOD|
|06/2011||Aton with Basis||GOOD|
|06/2011||Aton w/o Basis||GOOD|
* (Best Mark in Group II/III)
Autobild and Autobild.de
AutoBild is Europe's biggest car magazine with a circulation of 900,000 copies (weekly). AutoBild is published in 33 countries. Since 1995 Autobild.de is the online edition of AutoBild. In addition to publishing the magazine's articles online, they also maintain their own editorial team. The most common car seats are tested by test families and the results are published in their online publication.
|09/2010||Pallas||Best Grade EXEMPLARY|
|09/2010||Solution X-fix||Best Grade EXEMPLARY|
|33/2005||Solution||Best Grade EXEMPLARY|
|08/2013||Juno 2-fix||VERY GOOD|
|02/2013||Aton 3||VERY GOOD|
|05/2012||Aton 2||VERY GOOD|
|09/2011||Solution X2||VERY GOOD|
|09/2011||Pallas 2||VERY GOOD|
|05/2011||Solution X2-fix||VERY GOOD|
|05/2011||Pallas 2-fix||VERY GOOD|
|09/2008||Solution X-fix||VERY GOOD|
|12/2007||Solution X||VERY GOOD|
Auto Motor and Sport (AMS)
This car magazine founded in 1946 (then called “das Auto”) boasts a circulation of approx. 445,500 copies. AMS is published bi-weekly and with 2.33 million readers it is one of the most widely read motor titles in Europe.
For 18 years now “auto motor und sport” has been testing child car seats together with the TÜV (German Technical Inspection Association). Currently, the crash tests are performed on a VW Golf. Every seat is mounted on the right backseat according to the guidelines of the manual. The crash situation is simulated at a speed of 51 kph.
|09/2010||Aton with Aton Base-fix||Best Grade RECOMMENDABLE|
|03/2010||Solution X-fix||Best Grade RECOMMENDABLE|
With more than 50 years of history Which? is now the largest consumer testing organisation in the UK. With more than 650,000 members Which? is completely independent. Which? "Best Buy" status is awarded to the very best products and services tested by Which?. This well regarded accolade is only awarded to products or services which achieve the highest results after the rigorous comparative testing and analysis by Which?.
|2012||Aton 2||"Best Buy"|
|2012||Pallas 2-fix||"Best Buy"|
|2012||Solution X2-fix||"Best Buy"|
|2011||Aton with Base||"Best Buy"|
|2009||Solution X-fix||"Best Buy"|
“Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club”, i.e. Austrian Automobile, Motorbike and Touring Club. Sister organisation of the German ADAC.
|06/2013||Sirona||GOOD||06/2012||Aton 2 & Aton Base-fix||GOOD|
|06/2011||Aton with Base||GOOD|
|06/2011||Aton w/o Base||GOOD|
|06/2009||Solution X-fix||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
With more than 1.6 million members the Touring Club Switzerland is the leading automobile association in Switzerland.
|05/2012||Aton 2 with Isofix Base||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|05/2012||Aton 2||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|05/2012||Pallas 2||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|05/2012||Solution X2||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|10/2011||Aton w/o base||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|10/2011||Aton with base||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|10/2011||Pallas 2-fix||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|10/2011||Solution X2-fix||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|10/2011||Solution X-fix||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
|11/2009||Solution X-fix||VERY RECOMMENDABLE|
The accolade of the red dot design award, the “red dot”, is an internationally recognised quality label for excellent design. It is awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The international design competition is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. Since 1955, designers and manufacturers can apply for the awards, with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented in the red dot design museum on the premises of the Zollverein World Cultural Heritage site in Essen. With more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries, the international “red dot design award” is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world.
|2010||Callisto travel system||WINNER|
|2010||first.GO baby carrier||WINNER|
|2008||Solution X||HONOURABLE MENTION|
Kind + Jugend Innovation Award
With the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award the leading global fair for the baby and toddler outfitting business honours the sector’s innovative power and the best products of the year for babies and toddlers. A particularly innovative idea, outstanding technology, high level of functionality or extraordinary design are the most important criteria for the decisions of the international and independent specialist jury consisting of industry professionals, trade journalists and safety experts. The coveted winner’s seal is awarded in eight categories.
|2012||Sirona||WINNER World of Travelling Baby|
|2010||Pallas-fix||WINNER World of Travelling Baby|
|2005||Solution||WINNER World of Mobile Baby|