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    Default Mamas and Papas car seat compatible with Australian safety standards?

    I could be wrong but I've read that when they allow isofix in Australia you will still need to have the top tether.
    Also not a lot of cars are compatible with isofix.
    Our last car was but our new lancer is not

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    I have a M&P sola pushchair (which I love!) and used a maxi cosi mico carseat which I bought in Australia. It uses the same adapters as the aton. I think you can also use a peg perego capsule with the right adapters too.

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    Thanks to everyone for the helpful comments.

    Yes I think I've concluded that it's not legal. I totally trust the UK safety standards and think isofix is a very good system. But don't want to risk not being insured or prosecuted for using the wrong seat just to save a couple of hundred dollars.

    I think I will buy a maxi-cosi capsule which fits onto my pram. Thanks for the advice ilovehats. I was hoping the Australian maxi-cosi varieties would fit as I know the UK ones do but they are different models so wasn't sure. I will invest in one.

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    Default Mamas and Papas car seat compatible with Australian safety standards?

    Call your car insurer & ask

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    Riiiiiiiiight.

    Anyway, back on topic - bear in mind that when the new standard comes out, all of the existing ISOFix seats aren't magically going to be legal to use. They will need to be certified to the Australian Standard first. Many of the seats from overseas still won't pass the standard, as there are many performance requirements our Standard mandates that other standards don't (demonstrating a certain level of energy attenuation in side impact, for example).

    ISOFix seats in Australia will have mandatory top tether straps, and will only be available in Type A (Rearward facing), Type B (Forward facing with in-built harness) and combination A/B seats. No booster seats (or convertible booster seats) will be ISOFix compatible.



 

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