We’ve now received a response from Stiftung Warentest in written form and based on their response and our independent test data, we respectfully still disagree with the observational test approach and its impact on the overall safety score for the seat.
For any concerned parents, we have developed an informative video:
Following the publication of the Stiftung Warentest results on 22nd May, and the Britax Römer DUALFIX “sufficient” (4.5) result, we have now confirmed after extensive tests, that we totally disagree with this assessment. Based on an objective analysis, the assessment and score appear to be without justification.
Looking at the information available in the publication we understand that this score was driven by an “insufficient” score in the belt routing, determined through a visual observation, which affected the score for the seat construction.Our disagreement is based on the numerous, objective tests including:
Based on the objective findings obtained in the above mentioned tests, which we have successfully completed numerous times, we do not see any issues, test results or facts that justify the score of 4.5 for seat construction and a total score for safety of 4.5 (“sufficient”).
We have invited the experts from Stiftung Warentest to urgently meet with us and go through the objective test results and data.