We love our kids

Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2 is awarded the highest mark ever for a Group 1 child car seat

Our ‘Phoenixfix Pro 2′ child car seat received the top possible rating in the latest child car seat tests. For the first time ever, ADAC awarded the ‘Very good’ rating for a group 1 child car seat (9 to 18 kg, approx. 1 to 4 years of age), Stiftung Warentest also gave a judgement of ‘Very good’, Touring Club Switzerland gave the first ever ‘Outstanding’ rating and even ÖAMTC confirmed the very good ratings with a ‘Very good’ rating

In the latest ADAC child car seat test, only just over half of the 27 tested products were able to completely convince the testers: two of the seats, inspected together with Stiftung Warentest, reached the rare top rating of ‘Very good’; twelve models were rated ‘Good’. For the first time in the history of the child car seat test, ADAC rated a child car seat in Group 1, the new ‘Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2′, as ‘Very good’.

Kiddy, from Hof in Northern Bavaria, Germany, has been setting standards in terms of mobile child safety since time immemorial and is regularly awarded the best ratings by the major European consumer protection and test organisations. This trend continues in 2013: the new ‘Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2′ child car seat was awarded the rare ‘Very good’ top rating by ADAC. With the ADAC result of 1.4, the ‘Phoenixfix Pro 2′ achieved the best ever assessment of all the child car seats. It received no rating lower than ‘Good’ in any category and was therefore crowned the overall winner.

The Phoenixfix Pro 2 achieved the ‘Very good’ top rating in as many as five categories at Stiftung Warentest, which also lead to an overall rating of 1.4, never achieved by a Group 1 child car seat before. “Kiddy has achieved a first in the latest test: the supplier provided the first very good seat for older children up to four years of age. Until now, the top rating was reserved for infant carriers,” reads the verdict of Stiftung Warentest. “There is now a very good child car seat in standard Group 1 for the first time in the Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2. The Phoenixfix Pro 2 has very good protection. Kiddy achieves this with an impact shield. In the case of an accident, the child rolls against the padded impact shield. Movement and padding minimise the forces that the child is subjected to. Parents cannot make many mistakes here: child car seats with an impact shield are easy to use. Sit the child in, fasten the imp act shield, done. Belt harnesses are not complicated either, but must be firmly tightened to ensure the child is sat safely. Parents often allow too much leeway.”

Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) has also published its latest test results. The ‘Phoenixfix Pro 2′ was the first ever recipient of the top rating ‘Outstanding’ in the 45-year history of the TCS child car seat test. The experts particularly recognised ‘safety and operation of the highest level’ with the rating of ’5 stars’.

ÖAMTC also rated the ‘Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2′ with ‘Very good’. “The seat is very light and is convincing with very low load values in the event of a front or side impact. There were no problems in the other test criteria either,” explains ÖAMTC expert Steffan Kerbl.

 

Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2 v Group 1 Rearward Facing Car Seats

In the past few weeks, the discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of rearward and forward-facing child car seats has cropped up again and again. The current ADAC, Stiftung Warentest, TCS and ÖAMTC tests clearly show that our test winner Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro2, even significantly beat rearward-facing child car seats in terms of safety. According to ADAC, the Kiddy seat shows “very minimal critical loads in front and side impacts”, however, the rearward-facing models offer only “minimal” or “average critical loads in side impacts”. The forward-facing child car seats also receive better ratings in terms of comfort for children and parents. This is why the Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2 received the test result ‘Very good’ in the safety and use/ergonomics criteria, whereas the other seats received only ‘Good’.

 

2 Responses to “Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2 is awarded the highest mark ever for a Group 1 child car seat”

  1. carmen says:

    I’m interested in purchasing a Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro 2 car seat for my child. Since my car (Renault Clio II 2002) doesn’t have an Isofix system I would like to ask you if it is possible and safe to use this model on a car with regular seat belts system.

    Thanks in advance for your advice

    • Jackie says:

      Yes, it is absolutely fine. The use of the Isofix fittings is entirely optional. The Kiddy Phoenixfix Pro should be available in the UK market at the beginning of August.

      Best wishes,

      Kiddy UK

Leave a Reply

Facebook
Twitter
Youtube