Child Safety Seats

Child Safety Seats (also known as CRS, Child Restraint System) are seats designed specifically to protect children from injury or death during collisions.

Considering its regulatory framework for vehicles is identical to that of Europe, China chooses Economic Commission of Europe Regulation 44 (also known as ECE R44) as the major reference in order to harmonise with other standards. GB 27887 Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles specifies terms and definitions of Child Restraint System (CRS), its installation and fixation, restraint system structure, performance requirements and test methods on CRS assembly and parts thereof. Pursuant to GB 27887, CRS is categorised as the following groups according to children’s weights:

  • Group 0: children under 10 kg of weight;
  • Group 0+: children under 13 kg of weight;
  • Group I: children between 9 kg to 18 kg of weight;
  • Group II: children between 15 kg to 25 kg of weight;
  • Group III: children between 22 kg to 36 kg of weight.

Here is our summary for GB Testing for CRS:

GB Testing of Child Restraint System

Item

Notes

Standard

Static test

Mechanical strength:
Strength of safety belts, energy absorption of seats and safety belts, service life test of safety belts’ buckles and restraining devices

GB 27887 Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles

Salt spray test:
Anticorrosion test (for safety belts)

Dynamic test

Crash test:
The most important test

GB 27887 Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles

Burning test

Burning velocity of plastic and fabric per unit time

GB 8410 Flammability of Automotive Interior Materials

Toxicity test

Contents of heavy metals and toxic organic compounds

GB 6675 Safety of Toys- Part 4: Migration of Certain Elements, MOD

Tip: It should be noted that no use of car safety seats in exit-factory, sales, import or other operation activities is allowed since 1 September 2015 in case that child safety seats fail to obtain 3C or no such certification logo is marked. The imported child safety seats shall also comply with regulations under 3C Management on Child Safety Seats. However, such certification cannot be obtained without the above tests listed in the Table.

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