Independent Consumer Testing Organizations
No compromise when it comes to child safety
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 or infant carrier for their children, standards have been implemented across the world. In Europe, seat manufacturers currently have to comply with standard ECE R 44/04 or ECE R-129 (i-Size).
In addition to the legal requirements, infant carriers and car seats are also checked and tested by independent testing institutes such as 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. Accordingly, safety standards are under constant review.
Further tests, like the one conducted by the online magazine Autibild.de, focus on the usability of car seats and infant carriers tested by parents.
You can find more information on the different tests as well as the independent test organizations in the following paragraphs.