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I-Size

What is i-Size (R129)?

i-Size is a new European car seat safety standard that came into force in July 2013, it aims to increase the safety of children in cars by bringing the safety performance of car seats to a new, higher level. i-Size is the name of the first phase of a new legislation ensuring enhanced performance criteria for car seats for children from birth to 105cm (approx. 4 years) which are installed with ISOFIX.

Why was i-Size (R129) introduced?

Latest figures from Good Egg Safety, one of the UK’s largest in-car safety campaigners, reveal that 71% of child car seats are either fitted incorrectly or are incompatible to the child or car. These figures, collected from just under 3,000 child car seat checks throughout Britain in 2015, prove that child seat safety remains a significant problem, with many parents being unaware of how to correctly choose or fit a car seat. In addition to incorrect car seat selection and installation, many parents move their baby to the next stage, forward-facing car seat at approx. 9 months because:

- They appear to have outgrown the car seat as their feet stick out of the seat shell.
- The current law (ECE R44/04) allows a baby to move to a forward facing Group 1 car seat at 9kg

However, it is very important for a new born baby to remain rearward-facing for as long as possible. When a baby is born, it does not have a fully developed bone structure or adequate muscle strength and is therefore unable to prevent its relatively large and heavy head from being thrown forward in the event of an impact

What makes i-Size travel safer?

• Improved protection at higher forces from side and front impact, and much better protection of the head and neck
• Mandatory rearward facing travel up to 15 months old
• i-Size promotes iso-fix, which have a significantly lower chance of being fitted incorrectly than infant carriers secured with a seatbelt
• Length classification (as opposed to weight) for easier choosing of the right car seat - similarly to how children's clothing sizes work.

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