08 November 2019

We now all know that the Malaysian government has officially made the child restraint system (CRS) mandatory by 2020. Hence, Vehicle Safety Week was held by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Reseach (MIROS). Did you know that a total of 1559 deaths are involving children aged below 10 years due to road accidents between 2007 to 2017? That is a big number and heartbreaking, for me, car seats should have been made mandatory for children ages ago. Some parents don't even find car seats as a priority but now that mindset has to change. With it being mandatory now, those who have yet to own a car seat or looking for the right one that follows the right guidelines, keep on reading for more information.

The 'Buku Garis Panduan Kerusi Keselamatan Kanak-Kanak' was launched recentlyby the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. This book outlines objectives and strategies for the certification compliance, procedures and enforcement of laws for the CRS by 1st January 2020. While, the closing ceremony of Vehicle Safety Week 2019 was launched by the Deputy of Minister of Transport, Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffaron on the 26th that was also joined by MIROS Director-General, Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak. 

To convince and give some alert for parents on this new enforcement a Car Seat Assessment Program was held. Mamours and Maxi-Cosi carried out 2 car crash tests on 23rd and 26th October 2019. The 2nd crash test was also the 1st public car seat Crash Test Experience with Maxi-Cosi that was open to the public, which gave the public a chance to witness themselves how car seats help save lives and show them why car seats is a must-own.

The Maxi-Cosi car seats used in this event were the Maxi-Cosi Titan Pro & Maxi-Cosi Cabrio Fix with Family Fix. The results were to measure the child occupant protection during the crash. Both of these car seats meet the European Safety Standard ECE R44 that will also be adopted by the Malaysian government as the standard. Hence, that means these car seats are on for an eye to look out for.

The 1st crash test was done with a BMW 318i, at speed of 64km/ hour, hitting from the front. While the 2nd crash was done with a solid trolley moving with speed of 50km/ hour that had hit a static BMW. The results of the crash test proved that even at a slow speed, can cause a big impact on a car. Both tests carried out showed that Maxi-Cosi car seats stayed exactly on its original position in the car, holding the dummy still in its space. This proves that a car seat is a necessary and these Maxi-Cosi car seats are what they are claimed for, safe!

Apart from that, the event even featured four speakers, ranged from safety research officers from MIROS, medical practitioners from KKM and child passenger safety technician from Mamours who brought talks on the statistics of accidents involving children, child post-impact injury in a vehicle and why car seat is important for child safety. Talks like this should be done regularly to make parents more familiar on why this enforcement has been made.

So since you know that Maxi-Cosi car seats can do its job by keeping your child safe. Below are some highlights of their car seats.

All Maxi-Cosi products meet or exceed the very toughest safety standards set out by industry safety specialists and government bodies. Below are their specialization:
  • Number 1 selling baby car seats worldwide
  • Founder of the baby car seat category in Europe
  • Maxi-Cosi is the word for baby car seats in Northern Europe
  • Up to 1000 car seat tests during R&D of one product.
  • Tests on traditional front and rear crash test, side-impact and 360° rollover test for maximal protection. 
  • All tests were done with more than 300 sensors each dummy of all ages. 
  • 5000 times test on the harness system and buckle
  • 10000 bounces to ensure optimal endurance
  • Baby car seats are tested on stroller for 300 km
  • Isofix connectors are tested 2 000 times
  • Severe humidity and high-temperature tests
Perfect from newborn till approximately 13 kg. It is lightweight and can be quickly and easily transferred from the car to any Maxi-Cosi or Quinny stroller. Enhanced comfort is provided by extra padding and a seat size reducer for newborns, while the Side Protection System optimizes overall safety. What’s more, CabrioFix can be secured with either the car seat belt or the Click & Go Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix base.

From approx. 9 months old all the way to 12 years old, the Titan Pro is first used with a comfortable toddler inlay and a 5-point safety harness to fasten the child, before becoming a booster that uses the regular 3-point car seatbelt. The open seat is designed to accommodate growing children, while the enhanced safety technologies G-CELL and AirProtect keep them safe along the way.

There are also other types of car seats from Maxi-Cosi you could look into, check them out here:

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Till then peeps!

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