Child restraints sold in Australia must meet the strict requirements of the Australian Standard AS 1754. Restraints bought in other countries will not meet the Australian Standard and it is illegal to use them in Australia.
Australian Standard AS 1754
Look for the following certification marks:
Restraints approved to an earlier Australian Standard may be used but are not recommended as they are very old and may have deteriorated to the point where they are no longer safe.
The new 2010 Standard has introduced many changes including replacing the weight guidelines with shoulder height markers on the restraints. These shoulder height markers determine when a child can start using a restraint, or when a restraint needs to be converted to a different mode and when a child may stop using the restraint and move to the next type.
When using a restraint, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you need assistance with the installation and/or use of child restraints visit a restraint fitting centre
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