Why we claim Axkid ONE is the safest car seat we ever built.
So far Axkid ONE has not won any tests or awards – so how can we claim it is the safest seat we ever built so far?
Axkid ONE is the only rearward-facing ISOfix seat on the market approved by the R-129 regulation (i-Size) all the way up to approx. 7 years of age or up to 125 cm/23 kg
Children traveling rearward-facing are up to 5 times more protected compared to children traveling in a traditional forward-facing seat. Children are not built the same as a full-grown adult. The weight of their heads constitutes up to 25% of their total body weight meaning that upon impact the neck and head are very vulnerable to trauma. A rearward-facing seat distributes the crash forces more evenly and is much better at protecting children’s delicate neck and relatively big heads. Thus, the longer your child can sit rearward-facing in the car, the longer he or she will benefit from better protection.
Axkid ONE is the only rearward-facing ISOfix seat on the market approved by the R-129 regulation (i-Size) all the way up to approx. 7 years of age or up to 125 cm/23 kg. ISOfix seats available on the market currently are only approved by the same regulation to accommodate children up to 4 years of age or 105 cm/18 kg. This means that children traveling in an Axkid ONE seat can travel rear-facing for up to 3 years longer than in any other ISOfix seat available on the market today. In other words – Axkid ONE protects your child better for longer than any other ISOfix seat and therefore we claim it is the safest car seat we ever built.
Axkid ONE goes further than being the only rear-facing ISOfix seat approved by R-129 up to 125 cm/23 kg. Many ISOfix car seats that are approved up to 4 years of age 105 cm or 18 kg on the market are small car seats with limited legroom. This means that many parents refute rear-facing prematurely and turn their child forward between the age of 2 and 3,5 years of age.
Axkid ONE is a spacious seat that is comfortable all the way up to 7 years of age. The seat can slide once installed (patent-pending) to offer superior legroom than any other seat on the market, meaning your child will never experience the restricted legroom of many competitor’s seats.
Sources why rear-facing is safer than forward facing:
– VTI — Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (Rapport 489A, 2003)
– Elizabeth A Watson,1 Michael J Monteiro2 Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1994 doi:10.1136/bmj.b1994
- http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/06June/Pages/CarSeatWarning.aspx citing research published in the British Medical Journal
– Stalnaker RL. Spinal cord injuries to children in real world accidents. Child Occupant Protection 2nd Symposium. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE 933100), 1997:173-83.