Multimac - Designed for safety
The main reason for a child seat is safety.
The Multimac has been approved to the European Safety Standard for child seats, ECE 44-04, and greatly exceeds all the crash test requirements.
This is remarkable because it has to cope with dramatically variable loads – from a single 9 month old to 4 x 12 year old test dummies - in fact to cover all the scenarios, 11 different child age/load combinations have to be crash tested!
Multimac achieves high standards of safety because of it’s unique energy absorbing design which includes:
- Special grade aluminium construction
- Patented support legs that deform to absorb energy in an accident
- The patented Adjustamac/chest pad design, which also absorbs energy
- The tether strap mountings
- The 5-point harness
Multimac has been developed and tested involving BSI, VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) , TRL (Transport Research Laboratory). The British Government and The European Government as well as VTI in Sweden. It has been granted international patents and cannot be copied.
It all adds up to a unique multiple child seat that is safe, secure and made to the highest possible standards.
When the Multimac is put on the test seat, it looks like a ‘sofa on a motorbike’, with the 2 outer children overhanging the test seat. And in any of the 4 seats, there can either be: no dummy, a 9 month old, an 18 month old, a 3 year old, a 6 year old or a 12 year old.
To simulate all possible worst case loadings, we have to do 11 crashes for each version of the seat. And this involves 28 dummies, which all have to be rebuilt after every crash. And we have to rent the test house for a week, rather than a half day, and it may not be available. And where we test [Sweden] they do not have 4 x12 year old dummies, so 2 have to be rented in.
So the logistics and cost of testing the Multimac are huge compared with regular child seats.
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THE MULTIMAC RANGE