CHILD SAFETY TESTING

Your child’s safety is our number one priority.

As sleek and elegant as our products are, they would we worthless if they did not guarantee your child’s safety to the extreme. 

Chelino products pass hundreds of crash tests every year, our products consistently achieve outstanding results in Europe’s most vital consumer safety tests. All of the results, with our team of hard-working, diligent professionals are carefully analysed as part of our pledge to persistently improve our products.

HOW DO CAR SEAT TESTS WORK?

Using ADAC as an example
  • The child seat test is carried out by a confederation of different mobility clubs and consumer organisations (ADAC, ÖAMTC, TCS, Stiftung Warentest) once or twice a year. The mobility clubs and consumer protection organizations publish the test results.
  • The German automobile club ADAC, tests car seats and infant carriers from each group in front and side-impact collisions. The front impact collision takes place at a speed of 64 km/h whereas the side-impact collision impacts at a speed of 50 km/h.
  • Dummies of various sizes and weights (all depending on the category) are used in numerous crash conditions in an attempt to mimic the situation as to get the effects on children of different weights and sizes, most accurately when it comes to real life situation, so that our team of professionals can improve the safety of our products even more.
  • Besides the extensive safety tests, other criteria are factored into the test results for each car seat and infant carrier, such as handling, ergonomic design, cleaning properties, workmanship and the presence of harmful substances.
  • The safety tests are carried out using professional equipment that accurately simulates what happens in a collision. The car seats are also tested in everyday use with real children and parents. The final rating derives from the average of all test results for each category.
  • The test criteria of e.g. The ADAC test are far stricter than the requirements of the ECE-R 44 standard and are constantly being tightened. Accordingly, the acceptable critical values and categories are under constant review. 2011, for example, saw the implementation of tests for harmful substances in car seats. Therefore, tests of this kind make a significant contribution to enhancing the safety of car seats and infant carriers over time.

BUYING A NEW CAR SEAT

Important tips when purchasing a car seat.

When purchasing a new car seat please consider the following points regarding purchase and installation.

GUIDELINES

Important tips when purchasing a car seat.
  • Seats with “semi-universal certification” are not permitted in all vehicles. Check the seat manufacturer’s compatibility list to find out if the seat will fit in your car. In case of doubt, simply ask your car dealership.
  • Take both, your child and your car, to a specialized shop and test the seats to find out which one fits best.
  • Child seats should be easy to install.
  • Check the length of the seat belts in the back to ensure they are not too short.
  • Children’s harnesses must be easy to adjust, so that they can be tightened or loosened depending on what the child is wearing.
  • The safety seat should offer children who tend to sleep in the car, maximum side support and a comfortable sleeping position (gr. 1) or an adjustable head rest (gr. 2/3).
  • Never buy a seat for the child to grow into! Even though three-year-olds are theoretically old enough to sit in a group 2/3 seat, they are often too small for it at the time.
  • Rear-facing child safety seats must not be positioned on the front passenger seat of cars with an activated front airbag. In this instance, the infant car seat must be installed on the rear seat!
  • When buying a new, older and/or used child restraint system, you should always ensure that it complies with the new ECE test standard. The current standard is known as ece-r-129 (i-size) and reflects the state of the art.