Australia has recently adopted the Isofix standard for child seats.
With research by Monash University’s Accident Research Centre showing that approximately 80% of the current style of child car seats incorrectly installed in Australia, and heralded as a safer alternative to the current Australian standard; what makes Isofix compliant seats different?
The system attaches the car seat using two rigid connectors to anchorage points at the base of the rear seat, with a button release claw. In Australia, there is also a top tether strap to secure the seat and keep it from rotating or moving in the event of a crash.
Extend the connectors at the base of the child car seat, put the child seat in place on the back seat and push it onto the anchors points until you hear a click. Then take the top tether strap and attach it to its anchor point, making sure that the strap is as tight or tense as possible so that the seat doesn’t move in the event of an accident or when travelling.
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