Safety announcement for Axkid Kidzofix
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.