In general, all car seats made are tested to either R44 or R129 (i-Size) regulations, however ADAC test seats even more rigorously than these standards, so you, as a parent, can see which car seats have really gone above and beyond to ensure a child’s safety.
The overall rating of the car seat in the ADAC test is:
- 50% based on safety
- 40% ergonomics
- 10% ease of use
The ADAC car seat tests evaluate several criteria, including:
- Crash safety: the car seat's ability to protect a child in the event of an accident
- Ease of use: how easy the car seat is to install and adjust
- Ergonomics: the comfort and fit of the car seat for a child
- Harmful substances: testing for the presence of harmful chemicals in the car seat materials
- Cleaning and processing: testing the ease of cleaning and maintenance of the car seat
These criteria are used to evaluate and score car seats in the ADAC car seat test, and the results are published in an annual report to help consumers make informed decisions when choosing a car seat for their child. ADAC scores the seats from 1.5 to 5.5 with the lower the score the safer the seat. It is important to note that not all car seats are ADAC tested, due to the rigorous testing process it is not financially viable for every seat to be tested every year. ADAC ratings, where available, are included in the product display pages on car seats on the kaliedy website in the features and benefits section.
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