Safety Standards - Car Seats

All child car seats for sale in New Zealand must comply with at least one of the following standards:
  • Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1754.
  • European Standard ECE R44/03, ECE R44/04 or ECE R129.
  • New Zealand Standard NZS 1754.
  • US Standard FMVSS 213 (it must also have the New Zealand S mark).

These standards require impact testing to make sure the car seat will provide a satisfactory level of protection in a crash.

The type of car seat you need depends on the age, size and height of the child, from a rear facing capsule for infants through to a convertible or booster seat for older children.

What to look for:

  • One of the Standards marks.
  • Check for a date of manufacture or a “do not use after” date. Don't use a restraint that is more than 10 years old or has passed its expiry date.
  • Check for signs of deterioration such as fraying harness straps or cracks in the shell. Faded seat material indicates the restraint has been exposed to sunlight for a long time, this can cause the plastic shell to become brittle.
  • A user manual, this will tell you the age and size of child for which the seat is recommended.
  • Don't buy a second hand restraint that's potentially been in a crash and ask the seller whether it has been.
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