2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Parents should look carefully when buying a child seat. In the current test by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest, four seats failed. The test winner is the Cybex Juno 2-Fix.
The child seat test by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest ended with a sobering result. “In general there are a lot of bad models this time”, the ADAC announced on Thursday. This time, a total of four out of 15 tested seats failed with the grade “poor”. This includes children's seats from the traditional Römer brand for the first time. "One seat fails in a frontal collision, the other has far too high pollutant values," according to the ADAC.
Test victory for Cybex Juno 2-Fix
The test victory went to the Cybex Juno 2-Fix seat, which was awarded the grade “very good” as the best product. According to the ADAC, this seat is offered with an impact shield in class I for children from around 1 to 4 years of age and is classified as particularly recommended. The ADAC points out, however, that not every child accepts an impact shield. Therefore, the seat should be tried out before buying.
The seats “Casualplay Q-Retractor Fix”, the “Casualplay Q-Retractor Fix & Support Leg (with support leg) for class I (from around 1 to 4 years of age) and the“Römer Kidfix XP SICT”, the“Recaro Monza Nova 2”, the“Storchenmühle Solar”and the“Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix”, all of which correspond to Class II / III (from around 4 to 12 years of age).
Isofix anchorage torn
The following was criticized for the failed seats: In the “Römer Xtensafix” (class I / II / III from around 1 to 12 years of age) the belt slips out of the guide during the crash test and cuts into the child's neck. The backward-facing Römer Max-Fix (class 0 + / I, up to about 4 years) also received a "poor" rating due to its high pollution.
The baby seat “Nania Baby Ride” (up to about 1.5 years) failed in a side impact and the Isofix anchorage of the “Axkid Kidzofix” (class I / II from about 1 to 7 years) tore in a front crash. This seat is also highly polluted with pollutants. During the test, seats in all weight classes were examined in terms of safety, operation and ergonomics, pollutant content, cleaning and workmanship. You can read the full ADAC child seat test results here. (AG)