Protection with Impact Shields
Driven by the CYBEX safety philosophy and safety concept, all forward-facing CYBEX car seats in Group 1 are equipped with an adjustable impact shield by principle, offering maximum protection without confining the child.
Numerous tests by leading international motoring or consumer organizations have demonstrated that the safest forms of transport are rear-facing seats followed by impact shield systems.
Car seats with impact shield have regularly received top results in the test of leading independent European consumer organisations like Germany's "Stiftung Warentest", British "Which? Magazine", the French "que choisir", the number one European motoring organisation, the German "ADAC" and the Dutch "ANWB".
When comparing the Stiftung Warentest test results from 2007 to 2012, the top 3 seats in Group 1 (approx. 9 months - 4 years) are seats with impact shield. In the combination Group 1/2/3 (approx. 9 months - 12 years) the superiority of impact shield systems is even more striking: 9 seats in the top 10 are seats with impact shield technology.
In 2012 Stiftung Warentest and ADAC for the first time ever awarded the top mark "very good" in Group 1 in the category "accident safety" - to the Group 1 test winner CYBEX Juno-fix, a seat with impact shield (Stiftung Warentest of test 6/2012).
When looking at conventional seats with harness system there are reports, statistics and studies about heavy or fatal injuries, especially in the critical head and neck area. As a head-on collision is often linked to high speeds, the child is exposed to enormous forces. Our belief here is that the CYBEX impact shield has tremendous advantages over a harness system. In a simulated head-on collision, car seats with traditional harness system show significantly higher force on the critical neck compared to systems with impact shield.
Leading Independent institutions continue to award CYBEX and other safety pillow technology manufacturers some of the highest safety accreditations in the industry.