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    Default Maxi Cosi with ISOFIX- from Europe online

    Can anyone recommend a European or Asian online store that sells Maxi Cosi seats / capsules ?

    i understand Australia has just approved the ISOFIX system (15 years behind Europe !) but availability of Australian approved seats not until end of year or next year !!!!

    Thanks for any advice and I understand the legal advice in regard using a non approved seat.

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    Try www.kidsroom.de

    I think Isofix has been approved in Australia now but you need to use the tether as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bbthefe View Post
    Can anyone recommend a European or Asian online store that sells Maxi Cosi seats / capsules ?

    i understand Australia has just approved the ISOFIX system (15 years behind Europe !) but availability of Australian approved seats not until end of year or next year !!!!

    Thanks for any advice and I understand the legal advice in regard using a non approved seat.
    Even if you but from overseas they won't be aus standards. The aus isofix has the top tether as well.

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    OP what are the legal implications for not using an Australian standards seat in Australia?

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    I am wondering this too. We have a European Isofix Maxi Cosi which I am comfortable with safety-wise, but without the tether it doesn't meet the standard. Does anyone know if you can add the tether straps to a European seat?

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    Legally I think it affects what you can claim on things like TAC and various insurances because you aren't restraining your child as stated in the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renochic View Post
    I am wondering this too. We have a European Isofix Maxi Cosi which I am comfortable with safety-wise, but without the tether it doesn't meet the standard. Does anyone know if you can add the tether straps to a European seat?
    The seat would still require an australian standards sticker and being that the strap is built in to the design it would probably be more expensive to retro fit if it was possible to do that. There is no difference in the safety of a current australian seat compared to an isofix if installed correctly. A few years ago a mother was charged for not putting the tether strap on her infants capsule ( the baby was thrown from the car as a result of an accident) which leads me to believe it is more than just a fine or not being able to claim insurance.I have also read that sedans only have 2 isofix seat anchors ,if this is true then many would not be able to use it anyway, I have 3 seats that require anchors.
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