• 10 Apr 2022 11:03
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As you may already know, Britax Isofix car seats are safe and secure if correctly fixed and this is quite easy with regards to the Isofix system. Nevertheless, although these seats are rigorously tested by Britax themselves, they’re put through equally difficult checks by other impartial organisations to verify the claims expressed by the company.

When looking at the Britax Duo Plus specifically, it received a ‘good’ rating in the ADAC Motorwelt magazine in 2007, the European NCAP test recommended/good award in 2007 and Stiftung Warentest also rated the seat ‘good’ in 2007. The most prestigious award in the UK must come from the Which magazine who accorded the Britax Duo Plus a ‘Best Buy’ in June 2009.

For your information, ADAC is Europe’s largest motoring club and has been around for over One hundred years. ADAC’s publication, the Motorwelt magazine has the largest circulation in Germany and some of the tests it carries out include products related to motoring including baby car seats.

Euro NCAP publishes safety reports for new cars, which includes crash test performance for the vehicles including front, side and pole impacts, and impacts with pedestrians. Of interest in Euro NCAP reports is that Britax was the favourite car seat in over of vehicle tests performed by them.

Stiftung Warentest is a German consumer safety group with over 40 years experience in examining products. Results are published in two magazines and often on tv. Like the majority of these groups, the conclusions it publishes affect consumer behaviour and any ratings a product receives are proudly displayed alongside any advertising.

The Which magazine speaks for itself in the UK and it’s first publication was in October 1957. It has a powerful good reputation for consumer protection as well as being involved with advocacy campaigns on behalf of the large membership base.

In brief, these particular Britax Isofix car seats provide two modes of installing, Isofix or a 3-point technique. The unique Pivot Link method helps stop forward motion and the 5-point safety harness is easy and fast to fit. The Britax Duo has side impact safeguards, indicators to confirm your seat is correctly latched onto the Isofix hooks and a ratchet system for a secure installation. The performance chest pads safeguard the child and the seat has three reclining positions for ease and comfort. If you want to secure the seat further, you can elect to add the top tether and a 3-point seatbelt. The seat is height adjustable for when baby develops and the covers are well padded and washable.

The, the Britax Duo Plus Isofix car seat is by no means the only decent child car seat in the marketplace, but it’s worth thinking about for your child. It has received several safety awards from unbiased bodies and continues to be a well-liked consumer choice. Always do your research about any car seat you are thinking about and check out any impartial research on the safety of the seat.

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