Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find the most frequently asked questions on the subject of the Huggybelt and child car seats together with our corresponding answers.
The following principle applies:
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A. If you’re wearing a seatbelt correctly:
- The lap (lower) part of the belt should be sitting low and tight across the upper part of your hips. It should never go across the upper half of your belly.
- The shoulder part of the seatbelt should fit snugly across your chest and shoulder, never under your arm or across your neck or face.
A. Wearing a seat belt loosely or placing the shoulder belt under the arm or behind your back instead of across the chest, could, in the case of an accident or sudden stop, result in an injury-producing impact with the vehicle interior, or ejection from the vehicle. Wearing a lap belt across the stomach, instead of low across the hips, allows accident forces (the G Force) to be applied to the soft tissue of the body, increasing the chance of injury.
A. The huggybelt is the only product currently on the market that retains the seatbelt in the correct position and on the shoulder at all times, and has an ISOFIX connection.
Children who are using improperly fitted belts are at risk of host crash injuries known as “seat belt syndrome”. These include spine injuries and internal organ injuries.
A. Yes. The huggybelt’s innovative design allows it to be used in Group 2 and 3 car seats.
A. Yes. The huggybelt’s innovative design allows it to be used in all booster seats.
A. Yes. It has been thoroughly tested to the ECE R44/04 standard, adopted by most countries as the mandatory test. The huggybelt was tested at the world-renowned Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in Reading, England and at the crash testing facility of Britax in Andover, Hampshire, England
A. ECE regulations describe a set of internationally agreed standard technical requirements for vehicles, parts and equipment of motor vehicles.
Extracts from the EC-standard
European experts have set five groups for child restraint systems, the classification is made according to the weight of the child:
ECE R 44/03 and 44/04 Groups
|Group 0||under 10 kg||(up to approx. 9 months)|
|Group 0+||under 13 kg||(up to approx. 15 months)|
|Group I||9 – 18 kg||(approx. 8 months – 3 1/2 years)|
|Group II||15 – 25 kg||(approx. 3 – 7 years)|
- Simplified installation of the huggybelt seat in the vehicle.
- The more secure the connection between huggybelt and vehicle body, the better the restraint effect on the child in the safety seat during an accident. This is because there is less force applied on the child due to the controlled reduction of energy.For these reasons, child safety seats with ISOFIX supports perform better in crash tests in general than otherwise identical seats with conventional belt supports. The system is therefore generally recommended by traffic safety experts and accident researchers.
A. The Highway Code is very clear when it comes to transporting children in cars. Since 8 April, 2008 each child who is less than 1.35 meters or younger than 12 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system which has been successfully tested according to ECE 44/03 or 44/04.
Note: It is enough if one of the two criteria has been met. If a child’s already has his 12th Birthday behind him, but is still less than 1.35 meters, by law the child does not have to use a child car seat. The same applies if your child is only 11 years old, but already larger than 1.35 meters.
However, it is strongly recommended that children who are smaller than 1.35 meters are secured in any case with a child seat, regardless of age, as only then a correct seat belt height can be guaranteed.
Children less than 1.35 meters and over 12, but heavier than 36 kg: A child seat requirement continues, exemptions can only be given by the authorities. It is prohibited to place a child in a rear facing seat in the front passenger seat of the car, if the car is equipped with active front seat airbags.
A. For our products we provide a 1-year warranty against manufacturing or material defects. The warranty period is effective from the day of purchase. As proof we ask that you fill out the Warranty Card and retain it for the whole term of the warranty period, together with the Transfer Check signed by you and your sales receipt.
Please contact your retailer directly in the event of warranty claim. He or she will give you the advice and support you need.
Our warranty does not cover usual wear and tear on the cover of the seat.