Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (“Goodbaby International” or the “Company”, SEHK stock code: 1086, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is an international, vertically-integrated durable juvenile products company headquartered in China, is pleased to announce excellent test results for its CYBEX car seat range. In the latest car seat tests conducted by leading independent German consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest (test 06/2015) no fewer than four CYBEX products achieved excellent results in their respective ECE groups:
CYBEX infant car seat Cloud Q (belted version) is the test winner in the Group 0+ (birth to 13kg)
CYBEX Pallas M-fix is the test winner in Group 1/2/3 (9kg to 36kg) with a grade of 2.1
CYBEX Solution M-fix and CYBEX Solution M car seats are both test winners in Group 2/3 (15kg to 36kg) with a grade of 1.8, on par with the seat of one other manufacturer
One of the most trusted independent German consumer testing organization Stiftung Warentest, together with German automobile club ADAC and other European consumer organizations, for example the OAMTC in Austria, RACE in Spain and Which? in the UK, tests selected car seats for children of ECE age groups 0 to 3. Six CYBEX seats were chosen for the tests, including the Cloud Q infant carrier (for use with a seat belt and also in combination with a base station), the 2-in-1 child seats Pallas M-fix and Pallas M as well as the Solution M-fix and the Solution M. These latest tests have set a new record: for the first time in the company’s history, ALL six selected CYBEX seats were awarded a quality rating of ‘good’ despite the more stringent test criteria in this year’s head-on and side-impact crash simulation. Four CYBEX products emerged as test winners in their respective age groups (Solution M and Solution M-fix were on par with another brand’s model).
“The tests by Stiftung Warentest and the ADAC are some of the most recognized safety tests in the world. This makes their results one of the most important factors for parents deciding which car seat to buy,” said Martin Pos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Goodbaby International and CEO of CYBEX.
“I am particularly delighted with the outstanding test performance of our Cloud Q in the considerably tougher side-impact category. These sensational results once again confirm our dedication that the successful collaboration between our developers, designers and consumers gives rise to car seats that meet the highest possible safety standards. The aim to develop car seats that bring together the best of safety and quality, unique design and intelligent functionality, will remain the future focus of CYBEX,” Martin Pos concluded.
Detailed Results of CYBEX Products
The belted version of infant car seat CYBEX Cloud Q clinched a victory: with a grade of 1.9 it came out test winner in Group 0+. In combination with the Base Q-fix it achieved a grade of 2.0. What’s more, in the ‘safety’ category the Cloud Q was the only seat in this year’s test to be awarded a rating of ‘very good’. Stiftung Warentest commented positively on the seat’s side protection. The Cloud Q is designed with Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System), which has a patent pending. It is located on both sides of the Cloud Q’s outer shell and protects the infant in a side-impact collision. Stiftung Warentest concluded that the CYBEX Cloud Q (belted and with base) ensured that the risk of injury in a side-impact collision remained very low. In Group 1/2/3, the 2-in-1 seat Pallas M-fix emerged as the group winner (rating 2.1). The Pallas M without ISOFIX connectors was awarded an overall quality rating of ‘good’ (rating 2.5). In Group 2/3, the Solution M and the Solution M-fix were rated ‘good’ (rating 1.8), leading the field on par with a seat of another manufacturer.
Only 14 of 23 seats rated ‘good’ — 4 seats fail the tests
Every year, Stiftung Warentest together with German automobile club ADAC and consumer organizations all over Europe, tests the safety, operation, ergonomics and harmful substances of selected car seats. In this year’s test, 14 of the 23 seats were rated ‘good’. Four models were rated ‘satisfactory’ and another model achieved ‘bare minimum’. Four models even failed the tests: One car seat failed the head-on collision test and three were found to have excessive levels of harmful substances.
The safety tests were carried out at the ADAC’s facilities to simulate a collision scenario as realistically as possible. The testing and evaluation procedure was tougher this year and the test criteria were brought in line with the latest state of technology: The head-on collision tests were conducted in the chassis of a Golf VII (previously Golf VI), whilst the side-impact test included an intruding door bench to simulate impact on the basis of ECE-R 129 regulation. The collision scenarios reflected a life-like situation: Improved Q-dummies were used in order to reflect the relevant age and weight categories as accurately as possible. The Q-dummy series is equipped with highly sensitive sensors, producing more precise results for the stress levels in all areas of the body.
Founded in 2005 the German company CYBEX develops safe, innovative and lifestyle-led infant and children’s products. The world of CYBEX is characterized by the desire not to only think the seemingly unthinkable but also to do it. This finds expression in the CYBEX D.S.F. Innovation Principle, which aims to combine distinctive Design, superior Safety and quality with ingenious Functionality. CYBEX delivers car seats, baby carriers and strollers to more than 100 countries, employing over 200 talented associates worldwide.
About Goodbaby International Holdings Limited
Goodbaby International is one the world’s leading global durable juvenile products companies, headquartered in China. We adopt a vertically integrated business model. The Group’s core capabilities lie in Research & Development, design and quality manufacturing, Branding, marketing and sales of juvenile products, such as strollers, children’s car safety seats, juvenile household products (e.g. cribs, safety gates, high chairs and infant seats), as well as juvenile toy vehicles (e.g. stationary activity centres, tricycles, e-cars and scooters).
Goodbaby International has over 13,000 employees worldwide. We own nine Research & Development centres globally including the Americas, Europe and Asia and manage sales, marketing and distribution offices in 11 countries. With this global presence, localised operations and strong capabilities in brand building, the Group has a leadership position in the juvenile goods industry. Every day, millions of parents count on the quality, reliability and performance of our products.