The winner of the Britax B.O.B Ironman Stroller giveaway was Kaz Purtill-Wright! You will be receiving an email shortly from me Kaz.
Revised Australian Standard for child restraints
Britax also made me aware of the 2013 version of the AS/NZS1754 standard, which introduces a number of significant changes to the way Australian and New Zealand children must be restrained in cars.
Key changes to the standard for parents to be aware of are:
- Child restraints including lower attachment connectors allowing them to be engaged with ISOFIX lower anchorages
- A new category of restraint will allow for most children to stay rear facing up to approximately two to three years of age
- A new category of child restraint with an in-built harness for children from approximately six months up to approximately eight years of age will be introduced
- Introduction of testing and defining child restraints that are suitable for babies that are of low birth weight or premature
- Introduction of child restraints suitable for aircraft travel
Britax are working to incorporate the new inclusions to have an ISOFIX compatible car seat on the market by the end of the year. ISOFIX compatible child restraints are an improvement in fitment and will reduce the potential risk of incorrect instalment. You can read more about it on the Britax Facebook page.