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).

11/2013 Juno 2-fix VERY GOOD (1.4) TEST WINNER GR. 1
06/2013 Sirona GOOD (2,0)
06/2012Aton 2 with Base-fixGOOD (1,6) Test Winner
(Gr. 0+ with Isofix Base)
06/2012Aton 2GOOD (1,8) Test Winner
(Gr. 0+ Belted Seat)
06/2012Juno-fixGOOD (1,6) Test Winner
(Gr. I)
06/2012Pallas 2GOOD (2,2)
06/2012Solution X2GOOD (1,9)
11/2011Pallas-fixGOOD (2,1)
11/2011Solution X-fixGOOD (1,9)
06/2011Aton with BaseGOOD (1,8)
06/2011Aton w/o BaseGOOD (1,9)
06/2011Pallas 2-fixGOOD (1,9)
06/2011Solution X2-fixGOOD (1,7)
06/2010PallasGOOD (2,2)
06/2010Free-fixGOOD (2,3)
06/2009AtonGOOD (1,8) Test Winner
(Gr. 0+ w/o Base)
06/2009Solution X-fixGOOD (1,8) Test Winner
(Gr. II/III)
06/2008Solution XGOOD (1,9)

ADAC (Germany)

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.

11/2013 Juno 2-fix VERY GOOD (1.4)
06/2013 Sirona GOOD
06/2012Aton 2 & Aton Base-fixGOOD
06/2012Juno-fixGOOD
06/2012Pallas 2GOOD
06/2012Solution X2GOOD
11/2011Pallas-fixGOOD
11/2011Solution X-fixGOOD
06/2011Aton with BasisGOOD
06/2011Aton w/o BasisGOOD
06/2011Pallas 2-fixGOOD
06/2011Solution X2-fixGOOD*
06/2010PallasGOOD
06/2010Free-fixGOOD
06/2009AtonGOOD
06/2009Solution X-fixGOOD
06/2008Solution XGOOD

* (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.

Issue:
09/2010PallasBest Grade EXEMPLARY
09/2010Solution X-fixBest Grade EXEMPLARY
33/2005SolutionBest Grade EXEMPLARY

 

Online:
04/2014Aton QVERY GOOD
04/2014Solution Q-fixVERY GOOD
08/2013Juno 2-fixVERY GOOD
02/2013Aton 3VERY GOOD
10/2012SironaVERY GOOD
05/2012Aton 2VERY GOOD
05/2012Juno-fixVERY GOOD
09/2011Solution X2VERY GOOD
09/2011Pallas 2VERY GOOD
05/2011Solution X2-fixVERY GOOD
05/2011Pallas 2-fixVERY GOOD
11/2010Isis-fixVERY GOOD
08/2010Pallas-fixVERY GOOD
12/2009IsisGOOD
12/2009FreeGOOD
12/2009Free-fixVERY GOOD
09/2009PallasVERY GOOD
09/2008Solution X-fixVERY GOOD
09/2008AtonVERY GOOD
12/2007Solution XVERY 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

Which? (UK)

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?.

2013 Juno 2-fix "Best Buy"
2013 Aton 3 (with base) "Best Buy"
2012Aton 2"Best Buy"
2012Juno-fix"Best Buy"
2012Pallas 2-fix"Best Buy"
2012Solution X2-fix"Best Buy"
2011Pallas-fix"Best Buy"
2011Aton"Best Buy"
2011 Aton (with Base)"Best Buy"
2009Solution X-fix"Best Buy"

ÖAMTC (Austria)

Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club”, i.e. Austrian Automobile, Motorbike and Touring Club. Sister organisation of the German ADAC.

11/2013 Juno 2-fix VERY GOOD
06/2013 Sirona GOOD
06/2012Aton 2 & Aton Base-fixGOOD
06/2012Aton 2GOOD
06/2012Juno-fixGOOD
06/2012Pallas 2GOOD
06/2012Solution X2GOOD
11/2011Solution X-fixGOOD
11/2011Pallas-fixGOOD
06/2011Solution X2-fixGOOD
06/2011Pallas 2-fixGOOD
06/2011Aton with BaseGOOD
06/2011Aton w/o BaseGOOD
06/2010Free-fixGOOD
06/2009Solution X-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE

TCS (Switzerland)

With more than 1.6 million members the Touring Club Switzerland is the leading automobile association in Switzerland.

11/2013 Juno 2-fix EXCELLENT (Best grade)
05/2012Aton 2 with Isofix BaseVERY RECOMMENDABLE
05/2013SironaVERY RECOMMENDABLE
05/2012Aton 2VERY RECOMMENDABLE
05/2012Juno-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
05/2012Pallas 2VERY RECOMMENDABLE
05/2012Solution X2VERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Aton w/o baseVERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Aton with baseVERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Pallas 2-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Solution X2-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Pallas-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
10/2011Solution X-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
11/2010Free-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
11/2010PallasVERY RECOMMENDABLE
11/2009Solution X-fixVERY RECOMMENDABLE
11/2009AtonVERY RECOMMENDABLE

Red Dot

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.

2014Solution Q-fixWINNER
2014Aton QWINNER
2013Aton 3WINNER
2012SironaWINNER
2010PallasHONOURABLE MENTION
2010Callisto travel systemWINNER
2010first.GO baby carrierWINNER
2009Solution X-fixWINNER
2008Solution XHONOURABLE 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.

2012SironaWINNER World of Travelling Baby
2010Pallas-fixWINNER World of Travelling Baby
2005SolutionWINNER World of Mobile Baby