New ratings for car seats
New ratings for ten new child car seats have come into effect and are now available on the child car seats website, www.crep.com.au
The ratings help consumers make the safest choice when it comes to child car seats. The website and campaign aims to profile the safety benefits of child car seats, showing consumers the correct car seat that is the safest for their child and how to get it fitted and adjusted correctly to the car seat. New child car seat ratings include:
• Rearward facing for babies up to 6 months
• Rearward facing for babies up to 12 months
• Convertible seats in rearward facing mode for babies up to 12 months and forward facing mode for babies 6 months to children up to 4 years
• Convertible seats in rearward facing mode for babies up to 2.5 years and forward facing mode for babies 6 months to children up to 4 years.
Child Car Seats is an initiative of the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP), a partnership between Transport for NSW, NRMA, RACV, TAC and VicRoads