Summer sale at CarSeat.se

June 12, 2017 by  
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Swedish summer is here with blues skies and daylight 24 hours a day.  It’s also time for our annual Summer Sale June 13-18 which this year will feature Britax HiWay, Britax MaxWay and Besafe Izi Plus.  Quantities will be generous but limited. Please come and visit us at shop.carseat.se for some great summer savings.

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Britax HiWay 2:  The popular HiWay 2 will be on sale.  This rear facing seat is light weight, comfortable, approved to 25 kg (55 lbs), has passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg, has good sleep position and will fit well in pretty much any car small to large.  It will usually last rear facing to around age four or a height of 110 cm.  It’s considered the best all-round seat in the world.  Those who prefer a bit more support for the little one can add the optional head support.

Also included will be the wedge from Britax which provide a bit more angle for those with vehicle seats sloping more than usual.

HiWay 2 in color “Cosmos black”  and “Flame red” + wedge retails for 280 Euros 

Summer Sale price for HiWay + wedge  will be 205 Euros

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Britax MaxWay:  Similar to HiWay with a taller seat shell, a built in head support and an integrated harness.  It’s light weight like HiWay, has the 25 kg (55 lbs) rear facing limit, has passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg and fits well in most cars.  It’s almost as compact as HiWay and will usually last rear facing to around age five or 115-120 cm.  MaxWay is a great choice for those who want even longer rear facing time with good head support.

MaxWay in colors “Ocean blue” and “Cosmos black” retails for 280 Euros

Summer Sale price for MaxWay will be 230 Euros 

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BeSafe Izi Plus: The “Best in test” Izi plus will be available at a rare and nice discount.  Long rear facing time, great and adjustable leg space, adjustable sleep position while driving and Plus Test to 25 kg (55 lbs) makes Izi Plus a favourite seat in Sweden.  Among the seats approved to 25 kg it’s only Izi Plus and Maxi Cosi Mobi which have adjustable sleep position while driving which is a very popular feature.

One should be very hesitant to any seat which is certified as “Best in test”.  But Izi Plus has twice in three years received this award  by Folksam, the Swedish insurance company known worldwide for it’s amazing dedication to car seat safety.  Being “Best in test” at Folksam with Helena Stigson in charge is highly respected.  A nice contrast to the other ridiculous, inexperienced, subjective and highly biased third party testing which on a daily basis mislead parents on what car seats are safest for our children.

BeSafe Izi Plus retails for 450 Euros.  Izi Plus will be available in color “Black cab”

Summer Sale price for BeSafe Izi Plus Be will be 390 Euros.

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Winter Sale at CarSeat.se

February 22, 2017 by  
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Starting February 23 we will have a Winter Sale at CarSeat.se with nice discounts on Britax HiWay, Axkid Minikid and Besafe Izi Plus.  Quantities will be generous but limited. Please come and visit us at shop.carseat.se for some good winter savings.

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Britax HiWay 2:  The extremely popular HiWay 2 will be on sale.  This rear facing seat is light weight, comfortable, approved to 25 kg (55 lbs), has passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg, has good sleep position and will fit well in pretty much any car small to large.  It will usually last rear facing to around age four or a height of 110 cm.  It’s definitely the best all-round seat in the world.  Those who prefer a bit more support for the little one can add the optional head support.

Also included will be the popular wedge from Britax which provide a bit more angle for those with vehicle seats sloping more than usual.

HiWay 2 in color “Cosmos black” + wedge retails for 275 Euros. 

Winter Sale price for HiWay + wedge  will be 220 Euros

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Axkid Minikid: Another very compact seat on sale is Axkid Minikid.  Famous for its extremely tall seat shell, good sleep position, self adjusting head support and self tightening tether straps.  Minikid is like HiWay 2 approved to 25 kg (55 lbs) and has also passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg. Minikid has one of the tallest seat shells of any rear facing seat in the world despite its compact size. It will usually last rear facing to around  age six or a height of 125 cm.

Axkid Minikid retails for 330 Euros.  Minikid will be available in colours “Grey” , “Red” and ‘Petrol blue”

Winter Sale price for Axkid Minikid will be 280 Euros.

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BeSafe Izi Plus: The “Best in test” Izi plus will be available at a rare and nice discount.  Long rear facing time, great and adjustable leg space, adjustable sleep position while driving and Plus Test to 25 kg (55 lbs) makes Izi Plus a favourite seat.  Among the seats approved to 25 kg it’s only Izi Plus and Maxi Cosi Mobi which have adjustable sleep position while driving.  A very popular feature among parents.

One should be very hesitant to any seat which is certified as “best in test”.  But Izi Plus has twice in three years received this award  by Folksam, the Swedish insurance company known worldwide for it’s amazing dedication to car seat safety.  Being “best in test” at Folksam with Helena Stigson in charge should be highly respected.  A nice contrast to the ridiculous, inexperienced and highly biased testing at Which!, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest who on a daily basis mislead parents on what car seats are safest for our children.

BeSafe Izi Plus retails for 450 Euros.  Izi Plus will be available in color “Black cab”

Winter Sale price for BeSafe Izi Plus Be will be 390 Euros.

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Christmas Sale at CarSeat.se

December 23, 2016 by  
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Starting December 25 we will have a Christmas Sale at CarSeat.se with nice discounts on Britax HiWay and Axkid Minikid.  Quantities will be generous but limited. Please come and visit us at shop.carseat.se for some great Christmas savings.

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Britax HiWay 2:  The extremely popular HiWay 2 will be on sale.  This rear facing seat is light weight, comfortable, approved to 25 kg (40 lb), has passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg, has good sleep position and will fit well in pretty much any car small to large.  It will usually last rear facing to around age four or a height of 110 cm.

Also included in the package will be the popular wedge from Britax which provide a bit more angle for those with vehicle seats sloping more than usual.

HiWay 2 in color “Flame red” + wedge retails for 275 Euros. 

Christmas Sale price for HiWay + wedge  will be 220 Euros

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Axkid Minikid: Another very compact seat on sale is Axkid Minikid.  Famous for its extremely tall seat shell, good sleep position, self adjusting head support and self tightening tether straps.  Minikid is like HiWay 2 approved to 25 kg (40 lbs) and has also passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg. Minikid has one of the tallest seat shells of any rear facing seat in the world despite its compact size. It will usually last rear facing to around  age six or a height of 125 cm.

Included in the Minikid package will also be a seat protector from Axkid.

Axkid Minikid and a seat protector retails for 358 Euros.  Minikid will be available in colours “Grey” and “Red”

Christmas Sale price for Axkid Minikid and a seat protector  will be 290 Euros.

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Black Friday Sale November 25 – CarSeat.se

November 22, 2016 by  
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On Friday this week, November 25, we will have a huge Black Friday Sale at CarSeat.se with prices  never seen before.  The sale will start one minute after midnight, 00:01 on November 25, and continue for 24 hours.  Quantities will be generous but limited.  Three seats will be featured during the Black Friday sale of 2016.  Please come and visit us at shop.carseat.se for some great Black Friday savings.

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Britax HiWay 2:  The extremely popular HiWay 2 will be on sale.  This rear facing seat is light weight, comfortable, approved to 25 kg (40 lb), has passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg, has good sleep position and will fit well in pretty much any car small to large.  It will usually last rear facing to around age four or a height of 110 cm.

Also included in the package will be the popular wedge from Britax which provide a bit more angle for those with vehicle seats sloping more than usual

HiWay 2 in color “Flame red” + wedge retails for 275 Euros.

Black Friday price for HiWay + wedge  will be 195 Euros

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Axkid Minikid: Another very compact seat on sale is Axkid Minikid.  Famous for its very compact size, good sleep position, extremely tall seat shell, self adjusting head support and self tightening tether straps.  Minikid is like HiWay 2 approved to 25 kg (40 lbs) and has also passed the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test to 25 kg. Minikid has one of the tallest seat shells of any rear facing seat in the world despite its compact size. It will usually last rear facing to around  age six or a height of 125 cm.

Included in the Minikid package will also be a seat protector from Axkid and a styrofoam wedge.

Our regular price for Minikid is 330 Euros, seat protector is 28 Euros and the wedge is 16 Euros.  Usual package price is 374 Euros.  Minikid will be available in color “Black” and “Grey”

Minikid + seat protector + wedge will be on sale for incredible 260 Euros during Black Friday

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Klippan Triofix Recline: Our third Black Friday seat is the very versatile Triofix Recline.  Extremely compact, good sleep position, installation with Isofix or seat belt and it can be used rear or forward facing.  The seat is not only compact but also quite narrow and a favourite  for those who need to fit three across in the back seat.

Installation is done in seconds regardless if using Isofix or seat belt.  Triofix also has a tall seat shell and will usually last to at least age five or 120 cm rear facing.  The seat is approved 9-36 kg, up to 18 kg (40 lbs) rear facing, which means it can also be used forward facing for a very long time. As your child grows the seat can be used as a high back booster usually lasting until the child is old enough to sit without a car seat.

Regular price for Triofix Recline including the Isofix base is 450 Euros.  

Klippan Triofix Recline including Isofix base will be on sale during Black Friday for 320 Euros.

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New rear facing car seats at Kind & Jugend 2014

September 23, 2014 by  
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The annual Kind und Jugend convention in Cologne took place this past weekend. This is a huge fair where manufacturers show their new models and ideas. Clothing, toys, furniture, strollers and of course car seats. CarSeat.se was of course there to check out the new rear facing seats.

We have some minor updates from Maxi Cosi, Britax, Axkid and Klippan. Besafe has done a nice redesign of their Izi Kid i-Size model. Fairgo has a new i-Size seat. Diono has a very interesting project trying to bring their US Radian model to the Swedish market. Finally we have a brand new and fantastic rear facing i-Size seat from Condord. The Concord Reverso is a huge step forward for the i-Size seats and will have a large impact on the market. Read on for more details

We’ll start with the upgraded seats and finish with Diono Radian and Concord Reverso, the two most interesting items

Britax: The rear facing models remain the same at Britax for the next year with the same colors. Why change such a great lineup of superb rear facing seats. The largest change was actually the new logo. The new logo comes with new “values”. Lots of photos of kids and parents being “free”, playing in the grass and enjoying nature.

An interesting new feature is now included in the forward facing King model which is of course not sold in Sweden since it’s meant for young children who should sit rear facing. There is an indicator light which show when the harness is tightened enough. Indication will then change from red to a green light. An audible signal will also sound to alert if harness is unbuckled.

The new feature also has a smart function which will tighen the harness when needed. Lets say a child is placed in the seat properly and the green light is on. While driving the child moves around a lot and the harness is starting to loosen. The harness will then automatically tighten and keep the child secure. Nice!!

This feature can be useful and will be implemented in the Max-Way model. The only other rear facing seat with any kind of buckle indicator is Klippan Triofix/Triofix Recline which has an audible signal. This feature will likely be in place during next year according to Britax.

Maxi Cosi: No new rear facing seats. The infant seat Pebble Plus was shown at the fair. It’s the first infant seat which is approved for the i-Size standard. Parents might wonder why this is different? The new i-Size standard include side impact testing which makes it difficult for infant seats to pass. Pebble Plus is strenghened and will pass i-Size testing. Infant seats are smaller and not as strong as our larger rear facing seats. We would prefer to make side impact testing far more violent but the infant seats would then not pass.

Klippan: Same seats as previous year. Both Kiss 2 and Triofix Recline were shown in a beautiful leather fabric which can be custom ordered. We had some discussions about a new base for Triofix with adjustable foot brace and angle. Next year?

There were some very nice and fancy stands but Klippans simple poster of their previous car seats was likely the best. Low tech but effective. Showing off their first rear facing seat from 1967!! That is quite a few years ago. Even nicer is that my father purchased one of these seats and I sat rear facing for almost four years before my sister got the seat. Cool!!

Fairgo: Showed a new i-Size seat which is used extensively by Fiat for their car seat testing. Used rear facing, with adjustable head support and a smart base were the foot brace and leg space can be adjusted. Some changes still to be made for the final production version.

Axkid: No new rear facing seats but a new infant seat which has been designed by Axkid. Some new colors for next year, the Tetris pattern will be standard. The mechanism for manually locking the head support on Minikid and Duofix has been improved.

Besafe: Had a large beautiful stand this year with the second best bar after Concord:-) The popular Izi Plus seat was shown in some new colors. It’s still the only seat installed with seat belt and the higher 25 kg rear facing weight limit with adjustable recline while driving. It has of course also passed the Swedish Plus Test.

The current Izi Kid i-Size has been redesigned and Besafe have done a great job. The new design is sleek, beautiful and has great recline. The head support is easier to move and the seat can now be used both rear and forward facing.

The seats sold in Sweden will be blocked from being used forward facing. Why? In Sweden car seats used forward facing for young children are not sold for safety reasons. I’m sure Besafe will continue to honor the Swedish gentlemens agreement on this important issue. The new i-Size seat will be available next year.

Diono: A very interesting project with the US Radian model. This model has had great success in US for many years. It can be used from birth, has a fairly tall seat shell, is built around a steel cage and can also be used forward facing with a harness up to 36 kg in later years. Using a forward facing seat with harness for older kids is not any safer but some parents still prefer to do so.

Diono now want to bring Radian to the Swedish and European market. This is interesting since Diono is trying to have the seat approved rear facing to 25 kg (55 lbs for the Americans) without a support leg and also without tether straps. This is something no other seat has managed to do.

There are some issues which need to be solved. One is the lockoffs on the side which were not in place on the demo seat. Another one is to handle the large rebound forces without tether straps. Certifying a seat up to 18 kg (40 lbs for the Americans) is no big deal with rebound forces and can be handled with a foot brace. Approving the seat to 25 kg with the much heaver Q6 dummy instead of a Q3 is very different.

The US FMVSS 213 standard allow more forward movement than the European ECE R44 standard so it will be interesting to see how this is handled. We had a long and interesting conversation with Jim and the others regarding possible issues and possibilities. Internal testing is apparently finished and things are moving forward. Being able to sell a rear facing car seat with tall seat shell, 25 kg rear facing weight limit and without tether straps is definately an advantage. It could possibly be a very large advantage. We are looking forward to hear more during the fall regarding a firm date for approval. Exciting!

Concord: The new Reverso seat is a breakthough for the new i-Size standard. The seat has some smart solutions but the main advantage is the very low weight. Reverso weigh an incredibly low 10 kg.

Why is this important? Seats approved for i-Size have a maximum weight of 33 kg which include both the seat and the child. Isofix seats are in general very heavy and most weigh around 15 kg. That means maximum weight for a child in an i-Size seat is 18 kg. Maxi Cosi Pearl XP is an exception and is approved to 18.5 kg.

Those who have larger and heavier kids rarely use seats with Isofix since the 18 kg weight limit easily can be reached after a couple of years. Reverso is approved to 23 kg thanks to its low weight. Parents can now use Isofix even for heavier kids and this is something no other seat can offer.

The design to keep the weight down is simple. The seat consist of a very strong frame surrounded by EPP and EPS. There are lots of ventilation holes to keep your child cool. Head support is adjusted by twisting a knob with smooth function. Angle is adjusted the same way with the seat actually moving up and down on the support leg which height is adjusted with one hand.

The Isofix connectors have an indicator for correct installation and there is an additional indicator on the support leg. Isofix release is done by pulling a short strap on each side of the seat. The strap can only be pulled sideways to release the Isofix, not upwards since a child then possible could manage. Smart! The foot brace has automatic spring loaded adjustment and is easy to use. Reverso is approved from birth to 105 cm although it will like the other i-Size seats last longer height wise. Infants use an included baby insert the first few months.

There are two items which can be improved which will likey be done in the next version. None of them are safety related. The straps for the harness are 25 mm wide and look narrow. These will of course easily handle any collision forces but they look narrow. The buckles are already prepared for the standard 40 mm width so this is easy to fix. The harness is also a 3-point, not a 5-point. This does not affect safety but many parents might believe so. A good upgrade would be to use a 5-point harness to make parents feel calmer.

It looks like Reverso will be the first i-Size seat to pass the ultra strict Swedish Plus Test. It will be done in the coming weeks at VTI in Sweden and CarSeat.se will be there. What about the price? Concorde will cost just under 400 EUR which is significantly cheaper than other i-Size seats. High rear facing weight limit with Isofix, i-Size approved, Plus Test approved and also low cost. Well done!

Reverso will be available for pre-ordering at CarSeat.se in november with arrival in December. See short video below of Reverso features.

 

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New i-Size rear facing car seats

April 13, 2014 by  
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Some new rear facing car seats are arriving. Two brand new seats and two upgraded models. The two new seats are approved for i-Size, also called UN 129, which is the new European car seat standard.

The current ECE R44 European standard will continute to be valid for many years to come. A detailed explanation of the new i-Size standard will follow shortly. In summary we can say that i-Size will in the long run make it easier for parents to find a good and safe car seat for their child. In the short term, during the next few years, it will unfortunately be more difficult than ever to find a suitable seat for your child. One major difference with i-Size is that seats are approved for height and age with less focus on weight.

Besafe Izikid i-Size: A nice i-Size seat similar to the current Izi Plus model but more compact in size. It has adjustable angle while driving and provide a very nice and comfortable sleep position. Leg space can be limited on some i-Size seats but Besafe has “cheated” a bit and is using the same anti-rebound bar as Izi Plus.

That means size of the seat is compact enough to be certified as an i-Size seat but leg space can be increased by adjusting the anti-rebound bar and pushing the car seat further back. This smart construction create lots of leg space for your child.

Seat shell is very similar to Izi Plus with the easy adjustable head support. The base has an audible indicator letting you know when the support leg is in correct position. Just like with Izi Plus there are magnets in the fabric which holds the harness away when entering and exiting with your child.

Izikid i-Size is approved from 61-105 cm, is used rear facing and will last to around age 4. Approved weight limit is 18 kg. This is one of the first i-Size seats to arrive and Besafe has done a nice job.

Besafe Izikid i-Size is available for pre-order from April 16 at Carseat.se with seats scheduled to arrive next week. Click here to pre-order the Besafe Izikid i-Size

Maxi-Cosi Pearl XP: A beatifully designed new seat which is approved for the new i-Size standard. A major advantage of Pearl XP is the use of a separate base. That means very fast and easy installation and also that the base can be used for other seats. Maxi Cosi Cabriofix and Pebble are the most popular infant seats in Europe. They can now be used with the 2WayFix base for an infant and the same base is then used with Pearl XP. A very nice Isofix package for your child.

Recline angle is nice and very smooth to adjust which means a great sleep position for your child. Installation is ultra quick by first attaching the 2Way base and then the Pearl XP seat. Done in seconds. The new 2WayFix base has an audible signal letting you know when the support leg is correctly placed. A LED light also provide visual confirmation that installation is correct.

Maxi-Cosi Pearl XP is approved 67-105 cm, is used rear facing and will last to around age 4. It can be used for kids 18.5 kg.

Pearl XP is available for pre-order at CarSeat.se with arrival towards end of April. Click here to pre-order the Pearl XP with start April 16.

Britax Max-Fix 2: This seat arrived last year and provide rear facing use from birth to around age 4-5 years. This model has now been upgraded with a newly designed Isofix mechanism, removable and washable cover for the anti-rebound bar and also a spacer to add some extra leg room.

The upgraded Max-Fix 2 can be ordered here.

Axkid Duofix: This is a new seat but in reality an upgrade of the Kidzofix model. Main difference is that Duofix has a regular head support with manual adjustment. The Kidzofix model had a head support with automatic adjustment which was liked by many and disliked by some.

The Duofix does provide some interesting functions since it can be used from 9-25 kg rear or forward facing and is installed with Isofix or seat belt. It can be used rear facing to 18 kg with Isofix and up to 25 kg with seat belt. Seat shell is quite tall and will last to around age 5.

Duofix can pre-ordered at CarSeat.se with arrival towards end of April. Click here to pre-order Duofix with start April 16.

 

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Rear facing car seats and leg space for your child

January 15, 2014 by  
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Many parents are concerned about leg space for their child when using rear facing car seats. Rear facing kids often have legs touching back of the vehicle seat. Is this comfortable? Is it safe? We take a closer look at the issue which does in reality affect safety of rear facing children. But not in the way most parents think.

We receive emails and phone calls each day by worried parents. This is unfortunately one of the most common rear facing myths. Rear facing children sit with bent legs early on. Often starting at 18 months. This is both safe and comfortable but convincing parents isn't always easy.

Look at your toddler sitting on the floor playing. Legs are bent and the joints are soft. Young kids like sitting with bent legs. This is comfortable for the little ones. Adults are different and prefer to sit with straight legs. Legs of a toddler touch the back of the vehicle seat at an early age which is why a dirt cover is a good idea. Protect your vehicle seat from sand, snow, water and other things with this simple and affordable accessory.

It's common to hear parents worry about leg space for their child but it's extremely rare for a child to complain. How do we know this? We have kept kids rear facing in Sweden for almost 50 years and have lots of experience. Our recommendation is to keep kids rear facing to age 4 or longer which works well even though the Swedes are among the tallest people in the world.

What about safety? It's very rare for a rear facing child to become injured regardless of collision type. Leg injuries are almost nonexistent. What about collisions from the rear? These are a very low priority since injuries are so limited. Main reasons are that collisions speeds often are very low and cars are moving in the same direction.

Sitting with bent legs is very safe but the issue still has a large impact on safety. How? Parents often turn children forward facing years too early believing that their little one is uncomfortable. Rear facing is 500% safer than forward facing. Turning a child forward facing a year or two early is horrible for overall safety.

This is also one reason why the front passenger seat, with deactivated airbag, is such a good place for a child. Not only is it as safe, or safer, than the rear but kids also have far more leg space. Parents using the front seat with deactivated airbag often keep their kids rear facing much longer compared to using the rear seat.

When using a rear facing car seat, be prepared for your child's legs to touch back of your vehicle seat quite early. Don't worry, it's both safe and comfortable. Stay rear facing!:-)

 

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Safety announcement for Axkid Kidzofix

October 23, 2013 by  
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The Swedish consumer organisation Råd & Rön has just tested Axkid Kidzofix and there is a serious safety problem. As you can see in the video below the Isofix installation is defective and the seat is violently thrown forward in a collision. This is obviously completely unacceptable and a very serious issue.

According to Axkid only some seats are affected. Until we know more Akid recommend that anyone using an Axkid Kidzofix immediately stop using Isofix installation and instead install the seat with seat belt. Please see below if your seat may be affected.

Kidzofix is certified according to the European standard ECE R44 and has passed all relevant testing. The test by Råd & Rön is using a higher crash speed than the EU standard but the speed is not extreme. The forces are higher but our Swedish car seats should easily handle the extra load.

The Isofix connectors on Kidzofix were changed to a different type in June 2013. According to Axkid this is the problem and previous seats should not be affected. They still recommend to use seat belt installation until we have more information.

In total about 1 500 seats should be affected according to Axkid. To see if your seat is affected please check production number under the seat. If the number is between 13165 and 17656 then please contact your retailer immedately. Axkid will then take relevant action.

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First look at the new Klippan Triofix Recline

October 10, 2013 by  
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The new Klippan Triofix Recline has arrived. First shown during the Kind & Jugend fair in Cologne a few weeks ago but planned for over a year. The orginal idea was to rebuild the base with recline position but this was later changed with a new smart and easy solution recline tube on the seat.

What's new with Triofix Recline? There is only one change on the seat but this will make a big difference. Perhaps we should first shortly talk about the strenghts of Triofix. The seat is the most compact rear facingseat available and will actually qualify for the new I-Size standard. Among car seat experts this means it will fit into the R2 fixture and is very compact.

Triofix is very versatile and fits well into pretty much any vehicle thanks to its compact size. Doesn't matter if it's a small Nissan Micra or a large BMW 740. It can be used rear or forward facing with Isofix or seat belt , installed with Isofix or seat belt and can be used 9-36 kg. The base is included with the seat and allows ultra fast instalaltion with Isofix or seat belt without any extra equipment.

Seat shell is quite high, which means long rear facing time, and the head support is easily adjusted. The original Triofix was tested in over 200 vehicles with good angle but could be a little upright in some cars. The new recline feature has now created a great combination of an ultra compact seat with nice sleep position. Triofix is also the most narrow rear facing seat available. Perfect for those parents who don't have a large car or want to fit three kids in the rear seat.

Recline position of Triofix is very easy and fast to use. Installation is also done in seconds. Seat belt installation with the base is almost as fast. Great for parents who need to switch the seat between vehicles on a regular basis.

Take a look at the video below to see the new recline positiona and just how fast the seat is installed and also turned for forward facing use. Triofix is available for ordering here.

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Car seats at the Kind & Jugend fair in Cologne

September 26, 2013 by  
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The huge German baby fair Kind & Jugend just finished this weekend in Cologne and CarSeat.se was of course there. A few quick observations:

  • The focus on rear facing seat continues. This was very clear by looking at Britax and Maxi Cosi
  • Only one new seat this year, Triofix Recline, which is in reality an update of the previous seat
  • Most beautiful seat was without question the Britax Trifix Limited Edition. Fantastic looking and only 500 seats made.

Some of the new seats which arrived this year were shown during last years fair. Those include Britax Max-Fix, Britax Dualfix and Axkid Minikid. One seat shown last year, Maxi Cosi 2Way, will arrive during this fall. The new Izi Plus was of course also in the BeSafe area.

This year we basically had one new seat which was not brand new and instead an improvement of a previous model. This was Klippan Triofix Recline which added adjustable angle to the seat.

The new recline function makes Triofix far better. The seat is the most compact rear facing seat on the market and can be used 9-36 kg and used rear and forward facing with Isofix or seat belt. In other words a very versatile seat.

Triofix is super compact and fits equally well in tiny cars such as Nissan Micra and large cars such as BMW 750. Previous downside was that the seat could be a little upright in some cars. Triofix is still super compact but can now be used with sleep position. It will then then need a little more space but is still very compact.

We will have Triofix Recline in stock on October 6 2013. Pre-orders can now be done in our online store here.

Britax showed their new Britax Max-Fix and also Dualfix and of course also some forward facing models. More information on those seats in a previous article here.

There was more information about the Swedish Plus Test in the Britax corner. A total of nine seats have now passed the Plus Test, three of those by Britax (Hi-Way, Max-Way and Max-Fix). More will be written about the Plus Test shortly but we can in say that the testing criteria is by far the strictest of any car seat standard. This is also why only Swedish rear facing seats pass since they can handle the enormous forces. What happens to the foreign seats? They end up in pieces on the floor after the Plus Test.

I saw the limited edition Britax Trifix and told Britax I must have one. Don't care if it's forward facing:-) It's just too beautiful. Black shiny seat shell which looks like carbon fiber. Hand stitched leather fabric with soft pieces in the right places. Only five hundred seats made. Each with its production number hand stitched in the fabric. Nicely done, these will be sold right away.

Lots of interesting discussions with the people from Britax. They have a wide variety of seats in every category and are doing really well.

Maxi Cosi showed off the new 2Way seat which is compatible with the new I-Size standard. A seat similar to the new Dualfix, it can be used both rear and forward facing. An interesting detail is that the seat is mounted on a separate Isofix base.

We currently have many parents who use Cabriofix or Peeble infant seats with an Isofix base. With the new base the infant seats and 2Way will fit on the same base. A great option for those who start with infant seats from Maxi Cosi and want to continue with the same brand and Isofix.

Information about the new I-size standard and the benefits of rear facing were also heavily promoted.

Axkid showed off their new Minikid which is lighter than Kidzone/Kidzofix but still has the automatic head support and self adjusting tether straps. The Minikid is one of only four seats which have passed the Plus Test up to 25 kg.

Axkid showed off the second most beautiful seat at the fair. A Kidzofix with hand made leather fabric. Not practical but beautiful.

 

Besafe had the new Izi Plus on display although focus seemed to be mostly on the older X3 models. The new Izi Plus is a far better seat with adjustable recline, easy installation and a built in support leg. It has also passed the Plus Test up to 25 kg.

Overall another interesting fair in Cologne with lots of focus on rear facing seats:-)

 

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