Test winner Gr. 2/3*:
Child seat Solution M-fix
Both the CYBEX Solution M-fix and the Solution M were winners of Group 2/3 in the test conducted by leading German independent consumer testing organization Stiftung Warentest 06/2015, recieving excellent test results from the leading European testing bodies. With a score of 1.8 (GOOD) both car seats scored the best result of all car seats in the test, *on par with one other brand's car seat.
- Reclining Headrest
- Individually adjustable Side-impact Protection
- 12-position height-adjustable headrest
- ISOFIX Connect
Comment Stiftung Warentest, Test 06/2015 (Solution M-fix)
"At 6.4 kilograms the seat is comparatively light. Good leg support. Good cushioning. The child has a good view and an ideal sitting position. The child also has ample space."
Comment ADAC 06/2015 (Solution M-fix)
"Good child car seat for children aged 4 and above, that offers additional fixation points to the ISOFIX anchorage (in car seats that are homologated for such use). This encances side stability and prevents a tipping of the seat when driving round bends."
Solution M(-fix) is available in all colours of the collection 2016
Solution M(-fix) - the benefits of the child seat
Child seat test: Solution M-fix
As a member of the successful Solution series, the Solution M-fix features a patented reclining headrest that prevents the dangerous tipping forward of the child’s head during sleep. Other features include the individually adjustable Side-impact protection and energy absorbing side protectors, meaning the Solution M-fix offers optimal protection in case of a side-impact collision. The seat can also be used in cars without ISOFIX.
12-position height-adjustable headrest
Extra-wide and deep seat cushion
Patented reclining headrest
Individually adjustable Linear side-Impact protection
Energy absorbing shell
ISOFIX Connect (Solution M-fix)
Solution M: Patented safety and excellent functionality
The most important element of the safety concept for our successful Solution series is the patented reclining headrest. It protects the child while sleeping because it keeps the head in the safety zone of the seat. In case of a side-impact collision, the child is additionally protected by the individually adjustable side protectors.
Booster seat vs. seats with backrest
The idea behind a child restraint system is to adapt the car's safety belt system to the size of the child. Standards ECE R 44/03 and 44/04 indicate that a booster seat for children weighing more than 15kg is theoretically sufficient to fulfil this purpose. However, we strongly recommend using a complete seat with a backrest to offer optimum protection to the pelvis, shoulders and head. The differences between simple booster seats and sturdy seat with backrests and snugly fitting safety belts are astounding.
Problems of a booster seat
The problem with booster seats is that they do not offer any side protection. A safety seat with a backrest is fitted with sides, preventing the child's head from hitting the car window in a collision. Moreover, a side-impact collision is capable of causing serious injury, and children may also suffer additional injury from the side airbag. Airbags may protect adults, but they can pose a serious risk to children. Statistics show that one in four collisions involve impact to the side of the vehicle. Even more alarming is the fact that these side-impact collisions account for 20 per cent of all collision-related deaths and seriously debilitating injuries among children. A booster seat does not provide sufficient protection to the child's most vulnerable areas. There is always a danger that the booster seat could slide underneath the child. Booster seats do not position the safety belt around the shoulder area, causing the belt to sit too closely to the neck. The compact design of a seat with a backrest not only ensures that the child is secured more firmly but that the belt is also always in the right position.