Main differences between the two standards:
- Group classification by bodyweight
- Forward-facing installation from 9 kg
- Valid for car seatbelt and ISOFIX
i-Size (ECE R129)
- Classification by body size and age
- Rear-facing installation up to 15 months
- Only valid for ISOFIX
What does that mean for RECARO child seats?
All RECARO child seats are developed according to our very high safety standards. The latest "very good" results from Stiftung Warentest and ADAC confirm that fulfilling the R129 standard is not necessary in order to guarantee maximum safety. Our child seats are equipped with advanced side protection (ASP), which results in exceeding all the requirements in side crash tests. In our test winning infant carrier Privia children can already travel safely, rearward facing up to 15 months of age.
With the new i-Size standard parents will have the choice between child seats that are i-Size (ECE R129) or ECE R44/04 approved. Child seats that are registered under ECE R44/04 can of course still be used. Both standards will operate in parallel for several more years.
Manufacturers will soon start launching cars that are "i-Size ready". The installation of i-Size seats in other cars with Isofix connectors will then only be possible if the compatibility has been tested by the child seat company and documented in the respective type list.
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