Car Seat Safety
Tested for Safety R44.04 and i-size
Did you know that there is no legislation governing car seat accessories? While car seats are rigorously tested, most car seat accessories aren’t. But we are parents first and the safety of children is paramount to us.
The Morrck Baby Hoodie is classified as clothing and as such, it is not required to be crash tested. For our own peace of mind, however, we have tested it using the same test conditions used to measure the safety of child car seats in Europe.
The Baby Hoodie has been tested on a range of different types of child car seat using UN Regulations 44.04 and 129.00 (often referred to as the i-size regulation) test conditions. The requirements of Regulation 44.04 or 129.00 were met in all tests.
The testing was completed at TRL in Berkshire, UK. The Transport Research Laboratory test centre is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport.
Before undertaking any testing we took extensive advice from the Department for Transport (DFT), the VCA (part of the DFT) and VOSPA.
After much discussion and taking into consideration all the advice we had been given, it was decided that on the basis that all car seats must comply with the same standards, successful results should show that the standards for harness safety remained within UN regulations 44.04 and 129 (i-size) specifications as appropriate.
The All Season Baby Hoodie was crash tested in the following car seats under the strict conditions of UN Reg.44.04 and Regulation 129.00 (i-size). The requirements of Regulation 44.04 or 129.00 were met in all tests.
|Car Seat Make and model||Position||Regulation|
|Britax Safe Fix Plus||Forward Facing||UN regulation 44.04|
|Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus||Rear Facing||Un Regulation 129.00|
|Be safe iZi Go||Rear Facing||Un Regulation 129.00|
|Joie i-Anchor||Rear Facing||Un Regulation 129.00|
More about car seat harness safety
According to the UK Department of Transport, 60 to 80% of all car seats are used incorrectly, with harness tension being the most common problem. This is a particular issue in winter as it is hard to tell whether you have a good harness fit if your child is wearing a thick coat or snowsuit.
For a car seat harness to work properly, the straps need to be tightly strapped against your child’s chest. When a child wears a snowsuit or thick coat, the straps are usually adjusted to the thickness of the coat, not the chest. If you had to stop suddenly or the car was in an accident, the coat could compress, making the straps too loose which would reduce the level of protection for the child.