ATON 5: TEST WINNER FROM INDEPENDENT GERMAN
CONSUMER TESTING ORGANIZATION STIFTUNG WARENTEST
The belted infant car seat Aton 5 achieved outstanding results in the test 06/2017 and was awarded TEST WINNER in the German consumer testing organization Stiftung Warentest. In addition, it was rated best in test in their respective category with the German automobile club ADAC. The infant car seat Aton 5 in combination with the base Aton Base 2 is the only car seat in the test that scolred a "1,1" in the "Safety" category. The belted Aton 5 received an excellent 1.6 (“GOOD”) as an overall test result.
- 8-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guides
- Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
- Removable seat insert for a near lie-flat position
- Travel system ready
- Integrated XXL fold-away sun canopy with UPF50+ sun protection
- Travel system ready
The Aton 5 is available in seven colour combinations.
ATON 5 - THE BENEFITS OF THE INFANT CAR SEAT
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, e.g. the award-winning Aton 2, group 0+ test winner in the 6/2012 Stiftung Warentest child car seat test, the Aton 5 adds to the features of the successful Aton series. With unique safety features like the Linear-side impact protection system (L.S.P), the Aton 5 takes child safety to the next level.
STABILITY AND SAFETY: ATON BASE 2 / ATON BASE 2-FIX
Safe and easy installation for great comfort. The infant car seat is clicked directly onto the base, making the buckling-up process of the Aton 5 a nuisance of the past. The belted Aton Base 2 is fixed to the car by means of a quick belt-tensioning device. The height-adjustable load leg provides additional stability. Aton Base 2-fix is secured to the car with its ISOFIX connectors and load leg, which offers great safety and stability. Alternatively, the base can be belted to the car seat when used in vehicles that do not have ISOFIX. Both bases are equipped with an indicator confirming the correct installation.
TESTING INFANT CAR SEATS
Even though parents around the world are all so different, they have one thing in common. They all share the same concern for the safety of their children. Particularly in the car, this is a topic where compromise simply is not an option. To help parents choose the right car seat for their children, standards have been implemented across the world. The current mandatory standard is ECE R44/04. Since 2013, the UN Regulation No. 129 (R129) runs in parallel and states that a rearward-facing car seat is mandatory for children up to at least 15 months of age. In addition to the legal requirements, car seats are also checked and tested by independent testing institutes such as the German automobile club (ADAC) and Stiftung Warentest. To emerge as the winner of such a test, products must meet stringent requirements in a variety of different categories.
Example ADAC: How are infant car seats tested?
The child seat test is carried out by a consortium of different mobility clubs and consumer organisations (ADAC, ÖAMTC, TCS, Stiftung Warentest) once or twice a year. The mobility clubs and consumer protection organizations publish the test results. The German automobile club ADAC tests car seats and infant car seats from each group in front and side impact collisions. The front impact simulates a car front impact test with 64 km/h whereas the side impact is simulating a car side impact test with 50 km/h. Depending on the weight category, dummies of varying sizes are used in various crash situations to simulate the effects of an accident on children of differing ages and weights as accurately as possible. In addition to the crash test, further tests are carried out to evaluate the safety of the child seats with regards to misuse potential, handling, ergonomic design, cleaning properties, workmanship and the presence of harmful substances. The car seats are also tested in everyday use with real children and parents.
Why is testing an infant car seat so important?
The test criteria of e.g. the ADAC test are far stricter than the requirements of the ECE-R 44 standard and are constantly being tightened. Accordingly, the acceptable critical values and categories are under constant review. 2011, for example, saw the implementation of tests for harmful substances in car seats. Therefore, tests of this kind make a significant contribution to enhance the safety of car seats and infant car seats over time.