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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Pockit Air & Pockit+ Travel Bag

Delivery tracker not reliable. Recorded 'attempted delivery' but no delivery card left in mailbox or door step. We had to call several times to confirm where card was left or where parcel is at. Product delivered after five calls to Fastway.
Otherwise, product is good and satisfactory.

Excellent car seat. Great support for the kids and fits well in vehicle

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Great service from winkalotts but very disappointed in the product I brought. The double zip isoki bag.
It's been 35 days and the shoulder strap has already ripped and basically I now have to buy a new bag. Not good that I wasted over $100 dollars for a bag that can't even last a month.

Diono Radian 3R Convertible Car Seat

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Great value for money and excellent customer service.