During crash assessments of the Chicco Kiros i-Size car seat, the shell indifferent from its Isofix base, inflicting it to be ejected in addition to that of the model it was carrying. The use of this car seat with the base is due to this fact to be completely averted. While ready for the trade that Chicco will manage without cost, the Kiros i-Size can be utilized with out the base, alone and belted, in full security.
In collaboration with the most important European shopper associations and car golf equipment, the UFC-Que Choisir carries out two sequence of child car seat tests whose subsequent outcomes will probably be printed in May. One of the fashions, the new shell seat Chicco Kiros i-Size, bought with its base or in a trio pack with stroller and carrycot (with out the base), confirmed a critical security failure, which led us to publish this alert upstream of the full assessments. In the occasion of an accident, the danger of damage to the little one is certainly very excessive.
During the frontal and aspect impacts with the Isofix base, carried out with the 11 kg dummy, the shell indifferent from the base. In a frontal affect, she was ejected with the model.
In aspect affect, the ejection is much less spectacular, however one can think about the penalties in the occasion of a rollover.
The Isofix base has 4 hooks that connect to 2 steel rods situated at the backside of the hull, connecting the hull to the base. The mechanical indicator on the entrance of the base adjustments from crimson to inexperienced when the shell is in place. But on all Isofix seats and bases bought for testing, a slender crimson stripe stays surprisingly seen – even when the shell is pressed vigorously onto the base, and shaken (see photographs beneath), which can recommend the stowage isn’t full.
During crash assessments, the 4 hooks of the Isofix base open and the shell comes off. After the test, the 4 hooks weren’t broken on the outdoors and the show on the base turned crimson once more. As the shell may be reassembled on the base after the test, it may be assumed that the locking mechanism was not destroyed throughout the crash test, however that the locking mechanism merely opened.
The producer Chicco has reacted formally. It will launch an data and recall marketing campaign very quickly, and supply a brand new database freed from cost. The offending bases have been distributed since July 2020 and may be acknowledged by the approval label (approval quantity 030059) and the date of manufacture indicated on the traceability label (white label) on this kind: AA -MM-DD (yr-month-day), from 11/19/23 to 11/20/19. Information regarding the recall and substitute will probably be accessible at this tackle: https://www.chicco.com/en/product-recalls/product-recall-francia.html.
In whole, simply over 1,400 bases bought in France are affected by the drawback.
While ready for the trade, we suggest prohibiting the use of the base and putting in the shell with the seat belt, ensuring that it follows the route supplied for this function appropriately, and that it’s correctly tense. Thus used, the Kiros i-Size shell gives good safety in the occasion of an accident.