Using a safety belt whilst travelling in a car has only been compulsory for drivers and passengers since 1986. Prior to that date it was strongly advised, but not a point of law. In 2006 legislation was passed in the UK relating to the use of safety seats for children and it is now a legal requirement that a child under the age of 12 or 135cm tall must be secured in an EU-approved child car seat when travelling in a car in the UK. The type of seat used and the direction in which it faces is governed by the age and/or weight of the child.
The Concord Air Safe (1) is designed for children up to 18 months old and a maximum body weight of 13kg. Weighing under 3kg it is the most lightweight car seat of its type currently available. It is designed to provide safety, comfort and ease of use.
This ‘bucket’ style seat is constructed in a similar way to that of a cycling helmet in that its inner surface is reinforced with a honeycomb structure which provides outstanding impact resistance. The outer shell is made from injection moulded polypropylene (PP) and the seat and seat minimiser have padded, removable covers for comfort and ease of cleaning.
A three-point harness system safely restrains the child and an adjustable strap provides the means to recline the inner padded seat. The Concord Air Safe is secured in place by means of the car’s seat belt, or an optional universal fixing platform.
It incorporates a multifunctional button for carry handle adjustment and a simple Travel System adaptor for attaching it to a buggy base.