The difference between LATCH and ISOFIX.

ISO (International Organization of Standards) yes the same that you see as ISO 9000, 9001. ISOFIX for CRS is ISO 13216. ISOFix stands for International Standards for attachment points for the child restraint systems (CRS). ISOFix refers to the Lower Anchors only. To call a seat ISOfix type seats it needs to be paired with … Continue reading The difference between LATCH and ISOFIX.

R44/04 Para 6.1.5: Material Toxicity

What does your child's toy have in common with a child restraint system (CRS)? Leachable limits of toxic materials in them! A child restraint manufacturer has to declare in written form that the toxicity of materials used in the CRS that is in contact to the restrained child (the cover & harness especially) is in … Continue reading R44/04 Para 6.1.5: Material Toxicity

ECE R44/04: CRS Harness Straps

Together with the buckle, the straps make up the harnessing system which is the most important part of a safety seat or also called a child restraint system, CRS. According to¬†UNECE R44/04, harness straps should have below features and went through stipulated tests before it can be approved: Minimum width of the strap for group … Continue reading ECE R44/04: CRS Harness Straps

CRS Parts: UNECE R44/04 Label

This isn't exactly considered as 'parts' for a child safety seat (child restraint system, CRS) but it is nonetheless an important part of it. In fact, it is a CRS identity regardless of which standards it follows. When buying for a European, EU (UNECE) approved CRS, always look for the orange (sometimes red or black) … Continue reading CRS Parts: UNECE R44/04 Label

CRS Instruction Manual

A child restraint system (CRS) will always come with an instruction manual. It is required under any standards used to build the CRS, be it UNECE, FMVSS and others, to have an instruction manual at least in English, sometimes in the language of the country where it is sold. Reading your CRS instruction manual is … Continue reading CRS Instruction Manual

ECE R44.04: Force to Open a Buckle

Some kids below 4 years old are able to open their child restraint system (CRS) buckles. If the vehicle is stationary, this is not a problem. However, we have heard from many parents about their children opening the buckle during a journey!In this short article, we are not going to discuss on how to overcome … Continue reading ECE R44.04: Force to Open a Buckle