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    Default Waiting for ISOFIX?

    So I researched and thought that australia was bringing out isofix carseats early 2014....but I cant find any further info about it.

    I will need to upgrade from a capsule very soon.... and was hanging out for an Isofix one.

    Does anyone know about this?

    (I've checked out britax, infasecure etc websites and cant find any news on it).

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    There is some info on the Choice website about it. I'm no longer a member so can't look it up, but from memory it suggested that while the AUS/NZ standards now include Isofix, it will be a while before any manufacturers start producing compliant seats for our market - probably months to a year or more.

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    Cheers. I didn't know about the choice site.

    Think I'll be shopping for the regular kind of seat then!

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    Yep, they've been bringing in ISO for years now, I wouldn't hold your breath lol.

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    When they announced the change to include isofix I remember Britax put out a media release saying that they hoped to have seats manufactured to the new Australian standards by the end of last year.

    Humph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    When they announced the change to include isofix I remember Britax put out a media release saying that they hoped to have seats manufactured to the new Australian standards by the end of last year.

    Humph.
    Yep this is what I thought too.
    Then I read that they are allowed now but you can't actually buy them here.
    So then I wondered about purchasing one overseas.

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    The new 2013 standards are still waiting to me mandated. Once they are manufacturers can start producing isofix seats. Importing an overseas seat may be an option but just remember it won't be legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    The new 2013 standards are still waiting to me mandated. Once they are manufacturers can start producing isofix seats. Importing an overseas seat may be an option but just remember it won't be legal.
    Ahh. Ok. Thanks. Yeah I wouldn't do it if it's not legal.
    Our seats are still very safe anyway. Why is Australia so slow!!??

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    The new standard is in and you can use an isofix carseat in Australia, if it is sold in Australia. Since no manufacturer is currently selling them in Australia this might be a problem.

    The Australian standard also still requires a top tether strap. This is not required in overseas isofix standards, therefore no seat you import yourself will have the top tether and won't mete the standard.

    If you need a new seat anytime in the next few months (years) I wouldn't be waiting for isofix.

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    Ok.. Thanks for the info.

    Yeah.. my teeny dd is almost out of her capsule at nearly 14 months old!! Yes you read that right. I was hoping for a new seat with isofix.. she's probably has 3cm or 4cm to go before she is at the shoulder height.
    Now to research which seat is best for her since she's so little.


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