what type of seat is mifold?
The UK version of mifold is a Group 2/3 “Universal” child restraint system which means that the mifold is suitable for children 4 years+, weighing between 15kg and 36kg.
mifold is not a replacement for a child’s regular, everyday car seat but rather an addition to the current family of car seats. mifold is perfect for those times when it’s simply inconvenient to carry around a bulky booster seat. By being so compact and portable it means that there is no excuse for any child to travel unrestrained again. Grab one... and Go!
mifold safety regulations
The UK version of mifold has been approved in accordance with European regulation ECE R44.04. To meet ECE R44/04 approval car seats are tested in frontal collisions at 50km/h using crash test P-dummies and advanced measuring instruments designed to assess the levels of protection each seat offers. ECE R44/04 approved seats can all be identified by their orange approval label.
mifold UK approval label explained
(A) Name of product manufacturer
(B) Your seat meets the European Safety Standard ECE R44. Note the last two digits: these should end in 04 (latest version)
(C) 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
(D) Approval for weight (group)
(E) Group indicator: Group 2/3 are forward-facing booster seats that work with a 3-point static or retractable adult seat belt restraint
(F) European approval authority
(G) The number indicates the country in which the approval was obtained
(H) Homologation number. The first two numbers (04) show to which version the child car seat has been approved, in this case ECE R44/04
(I) Unique serial number allocated to your specific seat
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.