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Array ( [id] => 17 [title] => Top Tether - what is it? [meta_description] => [short_description] => What is a Top Tether and what is it used for? When you are choosing a seat, you may come across the words "ISOFIX and Top Tether installation" in the description. What is Top Tether and how does it affect safety? Which seats utilise this additional anchorage? [content] => What is a Top Tether and what is it used for? When you are choosing a seat, you may come across the words "ISOFIX and Top Tether installation" in the description. What is Top Tether and how does it affect safety? Which seats utilise this additional anchorage? What is a top tether? The Top Tether is an extra anchorage for the seat to the vehicle structure. Its purpose is to prevent the seat from moving in the axis of rotation of the ISOFIX attachments. In simple terms, it prevents the seat from pulling away from the backrest in a frontal collision and the upper part of the seat from flying towards the front of the vehicle. This would result in the child's body suddenly decelerating and thus jerking its head. There is also a risk of the head hitting the front seat. This is extremely dangerous and directly translates into a risk to the child's life and health. This is perfectly illustrated in the video below: Most forward-facing seats, mainly in the 0(9)-18 kg weight range, have an extra support leg, which has the same purpose - when pushed against the floor of the car, it does not allow the seat (or Isofix base) to move forward too much. Forward-facing seats, especially from the 9-36 kg range, usually do not have an extra leg for practical reasons; this is taken over by the top tether. What does the Top Tether look like? It is a long belt at the back of the seat with a carabiner. It can hang loosely on the seat or be hidden under the casing. Does my car have a Top Tether mounting point? It depends. Cars manufactured for the European market, from 2013 onwards, are i-Size approved and must be fitted with the appropriate attachment. In older designs, unfortunately, there is no such standard. Example car interior showing possible TopTether anchorage points (Mercedes B200): Where to find the Top Tether attachment point? The connector for the upper tether strap is usually located at the rear of the vehicle, on the boot side. Most often it is on the back of the seat back or on the floor of the boot. Occasionally, however, you will find this attachment point on the ceiling of the car or on the side wall of the boot. sufit-ceiling tylna półka-rear shelf tył oparcia-back of the backrest podłoga-floor ATTENTION: Not every metal eyelet that can be fitted with a Top Tether carabiner is a suitable attachment point! Many vehicles have luggage anchors that are not suitable for child seats. To be absolutely sure that the attachment point you find is the right one for your car seat: - an appropriate marking must be next to it, for example: - or the vehicle handbook indicates this location as being suitable (particularly in older vintage cars). Sample manual, Citroen C4 Picasso 2014: How to anchor the seat correctly? In accordance with the manual. Every child seat comes with a manual on how to install it correctly. Most seats also have stickers with pictures showing the correct installation for the various weight groups. General guidelines: ensure that the belt is not twisted; The belt must run in a straight line from the seat to the attachment point; each upper anchor strap has a system indicating when the strap is correctly tensioned; if you have any doubts, please refer to the manual or contact us. For example, a snippet of the Joie Bold car seat manual: Examples of seats that utilise a Top Tether: Poled Y-Fix Britax Advansafix IV R Britax Advansafix IV M Britax Advansafix i-Size Peg Perego Viaggio 1-2-3 VIA Jane Drive i-Size Nuna Myti Joie Bold Maxi-Cosi Titan Pro [category] => [date_added] => 09.02.2021 [viewed] => 14958 [is_featured] => 0 [link_rewrite] => top-tether-what-is-it [post_img] => 17 ) 1
Array ( [id] => 16 [title] => Why you should never buy a used car seat! [meta_description] => It is absolutely imperative that children sit safely and securely in vehicles, and it is therefore important to carefully consider your options when purchasing a car seat. Eco-consciousness, a sharing economy, and buying second-hand are, of course, positive and necessary in today’s world. [short_description] => It is absolutely imperative that children sit safely and securely in vehicles, and it is therefore important to carefully consider your options when purchasing a car seat. Eco-consciousness, a sharing economy, and buying second-hand are, of course, positive and necessary in today’s world. [content] => It is absolutely imperative that children sit safely and securely in vehicles, and it is therefore important to carefully consider your options when purchasing a car seat. Eco-consciousness, a sharing economy, and buying second-hand are, of course, positive and necessary in today’s world. We only have one planet, and we need to take care of it. But here at Axkid, we feel there are too many uncertainties when it comes to buying a car seat through the second-hand market. We’ve detailed below the four most important reasons why you should never buy a used car seat. Car seat service life A child safety seat has an approximate service life of ten years, and Axkid recommends using the car seat for no longer than eight years from the date of purchase. A car seat may be stocked at a store for up to two years before it is sold, which is something we calculate into the service life as an additional safety factor. If you buy a used car seat, you do not know precisely when it was first sold or for how long it was used. Over time, the materials in the car seat undergo wear and tear. That’s why we recommend discarding the car seat after eight years. Testing and safety evolves Development continuously progresses and stricter requirements are placed on new child safety seats. The standard against which a car seat is tested and approved in 2008 is vastly different to 2018. Today’s car seats are produced according to very strict requirements and are of exceptionally high quality. A car seat produced today has, unlike a second-hand seat, been subjected to testing similar to that which a newly produced car undergoes. If you buy a brand-new car seat from a retailer, you can rest assured knowing that it satisfies the stringent requirements in place today. The car seat’s history is unknown Car seats that have been involved in accidents or are too old may conceal defects that cannot be seen with the naked eye. You seldom know the seller when buying second-hand. This makes it impossible to guarantee the condition or history of the car seat, which reduces the safety level drastically. If a car seat has been involved in an accident, it should be discarded immediately, no matter how good its condition may appear. You receive a warranty when purchasing a brand-new car seat, and, in the event of an accident, the car seat is often covered by your insurance, which is not the case with second-hand purchases. Spare parts no longer manufactured As with everything else, the evolution of child car seats and safety constantly progresses. Older car seats may have been discontinued, which means that if something breaks it is not possible to get spare parts. And if the user manual has gone missing, it can be difficult to install the car seat correctly. Safety must come first – in every way. By purchasing a new car seat and avoiding used ones, you don’t have to worry about any of these problems. Sources: NTF, ReSeat, Trafikskyddet, Bonti.se [category] => [date_added] => 18.11.2020 [viewed] => 11408 [is_featured] => 0 [link_rewrite] => why-you-should-never-buy-a-used-car-seat [post_img] => 16 ) 1
Array ( [id] => 15 [title] => Wyniki Testów OAMTC [meta_description] => [short_description] => Wyniki testów [content] => Jesienne testy ÖAMTC ÖAMTC (Austriacki Klub Motoryzacyjny, Motocyklowy i Turystyczny) przeprowadza co roku dwie tury testów fotelików samochodowych - wiosenną oraz jesienną. Tej jesieni przetestowano kilkanaście fotelików, z których 8 otrzymało ogólną ocenę "dobrą"!  Bezpieczeństwo Obsługa Ergonomia Kontrola zanieczyszczeń Ocena całościowa Zobacz w sklepie Bébé Confort Morion 4/5 5/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 Maxi-Cosi Morion 4/5 5/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 Joie i-Spin Safe 5/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 Nuna Prym 4/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 zobacz Recaro Salia 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 Bébé Confort Mica 3/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 Maxi-Cosi Mica 3/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 zobacz Recaro Salia Elite 4/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 zobacz Babystyle Oyster Capsule 4/5 3/5 4/5 1/5 1/5 Babystyle Oyster Capsule z bazą Duofix Isofix 4/5 3/5 4/5 1/5 1/5 ABC Design Tulip 4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 ABC Design Tulip + Isofix base Tulip 4/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 Cybex Aton B i-Size + Base M 4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 Cybex Aton B i-Size 5/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 Besafe iZi Modular X1 + iZi Modular i-Size Base 4/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 zobacz Britax Römer Advansafix i-Size 3/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 Renolux Olymp i-Size 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 Avova Sperling-Fix i-Size 3/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 3/5 Nie ma wielkich niespodzianek, w zasadzie wszystkie testowane foteliki są bardzo wyważone. „To bardzo satysfakcjonujące, że w przeciwieństwie do poprzednich testów praktycznie żaden fotelik dziecięcy nie wykazuje wyższego poziomu zanieczyszczenia. A ergonomia, w tym ilość miejsca w siedzeniu i przestrzeń wymagana w samochodzie, jest dobra dla wszystkich kandydatów do testu” - mówi ekspert ÖAMTC. Niektórzy producenci mają możliwość wprowadzenia ulepszeń w obszarach bezpieczeństwa i eksploatacji. Ciekawym przykładem jest fotelik dziecięcy Tulip firmy ABC Design, który osiąga wynik „dobry”, gdy jest wyposażony w trzypunktowy pas. Jeśli użyjesz również bazy Isofix, może się zdarzyć, że zamek nie zatrzaskuje się prawidłowo po założeniu fotelika bez zauważenia tej nieprawidłowej operacji. Dlatego przy zastosowaniu bazy ocena jest  „zadowalająca”. Inne produkty również borykają się z niewielkimi problemami: Recaro Salia Elite, Britax Römer Advansafix i-Size, Avova Sperling-Fix i-Size i Nuna Prym przysparzają pewnych trudności podczas montażu i ewentualnie zapięciu dziecka. Najważniejszym kryterium w teście fotelika dziecięcego klubu mobilności jest bezpieczeństwo. Tutaj również wyniki są w dużej mierze „dobre”, w przypadku Cybex Aton B i-Size i Joie i-Spin Safe te dwa modele uzyskały nawet ocenę „bardzo dobrą”. Istnieją słabości w zakresie bezpieczeństwa - i w związku z tym doszło do obnizenia oceny do „zadowalającej” - w przypadku Maxi-Cosi Mica (brak optymalnej ochrony w przypadku zderzenia bocznego), Britax Römer Advansafix i-Size i Avova Sperling i-Size (oba problemy z czołowym zderzeniem). (źródło: https://www.oeamtc.at/) [category] => [date_added] => 20.10.2020 [viewed] => 5481 [is_featured] => 0 [link_rewrite] => wyniki-testow-oamtc [post_img] => 15 ) 1

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