The First booster seat launched that meets the newest safety regulation
The new and award-winning high-back booster seat BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size is the first child car seat on the market approved to UN R129-02. It is approved as an i-Size booster seat for stature height from 100 cm to 135 cm, and specific vehicle booster for stature height between 135 cm and 150 cm. It combines excellent safety features, high standards of comfort and flexibility that enables easy adjustment, quick installation and space for up to three people in one row.
An overview of the most important car seat changes
Some of the most important differences for booster seats in UN R129 compared to ECE R44 are: »The classification has changed from kilograms to centimetres, as parents often know more accurately how tall their child is. This makes it easier to choose the right and safest seat.
Side impact testing criteria has been added to the existing frontal and rear impact tests, making it necessary for all seats to offer good body and head protection to get approved. BeSafe has however always tested our car seats for side impact.
High-technology crash test Q-dummies, equipped with head sensors, neck sensors and abdomen pressure sensors provide much more accurate data in the crucial body regions affected by a car crash than just a few years ago.
Only booster seats with backrests will be approved, as a properly designed backrest offers crucial protection for the child’s head and body, especially in a side impact car crash.
The ‘i-Size booster seat’ category ensures you that a booster seat in this category fits in all positions in a vehicle that have an i-Size marking themselves for a child’s stature height up to 135 cm. Additionally it allows for a maximum width of 44 cm for the booster seat and requires stowable ISOfix arms, so that the booster seat can be installed both with and without ISOfix.
The ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ category allows for widths above 44 cm, so that the fit in terms of height and width depends on the vehicle and should therefore always be tried out before purchase. It is also possible to combine the categories ‘i-Size booster seat’ and ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ into one booster seat.
High back booster seats approved according to UN R129-02 have no weight limitation even when installed with ISOfix, as the forces of the child are distributed to the vehicle through the vehicle belt. The ISOfix anchorages only help holding the booster seat itself in place.