what type of seat is hifold?
hifold is a Group 2/3 “Universal” child restraint system which means that the hifold is suitable for children 4 years+, weighing between 15-45kg and who are 90-150cm tall.
hifold - safety regulations
hifold is a globally regulated product and is compliant or exceeds NHTSA FMVSS 213 the US safety standard, ECE R44.04 the UK and Europe safety standard, and CCC the China safety standard. Which means wherever you buy your hifold, you can take it and use it on your travels around the world.
the UK hifold approval label explained
(A) Your seat meets the European Safety Standard ECE R44. Note the last two digits: these should end in 04 (latest version)
(B) There are 3 types of car seat approval: universal, semi-universal and vehicle specific. ‘Universal’ means your seat is approved for installation in all cars, and is likely to fit if the vehicle manufacturer states that the vehicle approval specifies suitability for “Universal” child restraint systems
(C) Approval for weight (group)
(D) Group indicator: Group 2/3 are forward-facing booster seats that work with a 3-point static or retractable adult seat belt restraint
(E) European approval authority
(F) The number indicates the country in which the approval was obtained
(G) Homologation number. The first two numbers (04) show to which version the child car seat has been approved, in this case ECE R44/04
child car seats: the UK law
The UK law requires a car or booster seat for all children until they are either 12 years old or 135 centimeters tall. The booster seat must meet strict EU standards; this is designated by an E symbol on the booster seat’s label. Additionally, the seat must be the correct fit for the child’s age and size.