Two of Maxi-Cosi’s new infant carriers have performed well in the recently published Spring 2021 testing by ADAC.
Rating amongst the highest performers in the test were the Maxi-Cosi Tinca and Marble, which were both awarded four stars when used with their assigned base. Tinca also received four stars when used with a seat belt.
Maxi-Cosi Tinca was released in May 2020 and is available in Essential Black and Essential Graphite for the recommended retail price of £139. Maxi-Cosi Marble launched in December 2020 and is available in Essential Black and Essential Graphite at the recommended retail price of £279.
The judges at ADAC, part of the Stiftung Warentest group, were impressed with both Tinca and Marble’s ease of use for parents. They found them easy to fit, the Tinca with a seat belt and both with the use of the allocated base. The infant carriers were both voted one of the safest in their category. The Tinca was voted the safest infant car seat in the Spring 2021 test with a super light carrying weight of only 3.2 kg. Marble was also commended with the same title boasting a near lie-flat reclined position in the car of 157⁰.
Both seats also gained great results in the Which? recent car seat testing. Tinca was awarded a 77% rating for both belted use and with the use of the Tinca base and Marble gained an overall score of 74%.
Marketing Manager of Maxi-Cosi in the UK and Ireland, Debbie Wakefield said: “To have received such accolades in an international testing foundation is testament to the design and in-house testing of our car seat line at Maxi-Cosi. Each of our car seats is tested above and beyond the regulated requirements before it goes to market. These results confirm why we are a market leader in all areas of children’s travel. For these seats to be recognised by Which? secures this status. There is a lot of exciting newness coming in the next year to our already diverse line. We are excited to introduce more revolutionary products in the travel safety arena in 2021 and beyond.”
The Maxi-Cosi brand was born in 1984 and has carried over 50 million babies home from the hospital. Maxi-Cosi is recognised as a leading brand in infant car seats, with many parents across Europe using ‘Maxi-Cosi’ as the generic name for a baby car seat. That reputation is built on a long history of innovative ‘firsts’: first 5-star ADAC rating, first i-Size car seat, first to invent the rotative car seat, first to make the family base and first to have air bags and modularity in baby car seats. The brand’s unparalleled safety standards are also a significant contributing factor behind its continued success. Maxi-Cosi aims for the highest level of safety, using internal safety standards and criteria to test all products next to the highest industry standard. As a result, Maxi-Cosi car seats have won numerous safety awards from independent safety research organisations.
ADAC is a part of the Stiftung Warentest foundation that was set-up in 1964 by the German federal parliament to help consumers choose the best product for their needs. They do this by providing impartial and objective information based on the results of comparative investigations of goods and services. To do this, they undertake a consumer’s journey to purchase with a brand and carry out independent lab tests that go above and beyond the regulated safety measures. They then give their verdicts from ‘very good’ to ‘unsatisfactory’ based upon the findings of these tests and finally publish these annually. This is the third time that StiWa has tested the Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat category, and the team at Dorel Juvenile is extremely proud of this milestone.
About Dorel Juvenile
Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX:DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products company. Dorel Juvenile’s powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Safety 1st, Cosco, Bébé Confort and Infanti. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.8 billion and employs approximately 8,200 people in facilities located in 25 countries worldwide.