The United Nations standard for child car safety seats is ECE R44/04. This standard categorises car seats into 4 groups, 0-3 and determine the suitability of a car seat for your child. All seats sold in the UK should, by law, meet this standard.
How to tell if your seat meets the standard
You can clearly see this standard as it will be marked with a yellow ECE label on your chosen car seat. The label outlines the category (group 0, 1, 2 or 3) which the car seat has been approved for, the weight category it’s approved for, the type of restraint system, the EU approval indicator and number alongside the country in which the seat was approved.
The huggybelt and standards
At present, car and travel accessories do not meet this level of standard. However, we believe child safety is priceless and that quality is everything, so we made sure the huggybelt was tested to the same standard. With this in mind, you can expect a lasting, quality product from us which has been tested in various conditions to prove just how protective and effective it can be when used correctly.
We know the huggybelt is an important safety device which could potentially save your child’s life, so it was imperative to us that we rigorously test the product to the same standard that other safety devices are held to. This gives us the benchmark and you the peace of mind to know that the huggybelt is giving your child extra protection in the event of a crash.
Transparency is key for us – we want you to be aware of exactly what you’re buying and what level of protection is offered. This is why we have made all of our data and crash test information available on the website. Here you can see the huggybelt in a crash situation, and view the difference in a crash situation between a child wearing the belt or relying on the standard seat belt.
Not all products similar to huggybelt have been tested in the same way, but we want to give customers reassurance and faith in our product by testing it to such a high standard. Remember, your child’s safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless, so choose a product you can trust!