ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate
ECE R44 Certificate shows that baby and child seats used in vehicles meet the safety requirements. Car seats produced in accordance with ECE R44, a safety standard accepted by the European Union (EU), can obtain ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate. This safety standard, the latest version of which is published as ECE R44/04, explains which tests baby and child car seats must pass, the seat belt design, mounting information, age and weight classes of children according to the seat, etc. After the ECE R44/04 regulation came into force, the ECE R44/03 version was repealed and it was decided to give ECE R44/04 Certificate to new products. But this standard is gradually replaced by the most up-to-date security standard; It will release it to a new regulation known as UN R129 or i-Size.
What is ECE R44 Certificate?
Today, many traffic accidents occur every day all over the world. In many of these accidents, while the seat belts in the vehicles can protect adults to a certain extent, unfortunately, a large number of infant and child deaths can occur. The safe design of car seats is of great importance so that babies and children do not experience life-threatening risks in possible accidents, even in normal vehicle use. Design and manufacture of these products to meet universal safety requirements; it is also critical to develop an international type approval procedure in this regard. ECE R44, a European Union regulation, meets this need; explains the safety criteria required for the design and manufacture of safe baby and car seat products. ECE R44 Certificate is given to the car seats produced in accordance with this regulation.
Scope of ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate
A car seat that will receive ECE R44 Certificate must pass certain safety tests and meet certain product design criteria. The most important of these are crash tests. A product to be given an ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate is tested in a way that simulates collision situations of 50 km/h from the front and 30 km/h from the rear. In addition, according to the standard, the seats must be categorized according to the weight classes of the children. The robustness of the seat belts and the apparatus to which the belts are attached, and the guidance information placed on the product and the correct information of the user about the product assembly are also among the conditions of the ECE R44 Certificate.
Today, ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate is required for many car seat products. However, we can say that UN R129 (i-Size), which is the new EU safety standard and further expands the scope of ECE R44, has been put into use gradually and this standard will be taken into account in the certification process in the coming periods.
How to Get ECE R44 Certificate?
We can say that this certificate is only given to products that have been tested in accredited laboratory organizations (Swedish Plus Test, ADAC Stiftungen Warentest, The Touring Club Switzerland etc.) and have successfully passed the tests. An orange label is attached to the products that pass the tests. The following information should be included on the label:
• Information that the seat is certified as universal, semi-universal or vehicle-specific according to the standard
• Maximum load carrying capacity of the seat
• European Union approval
• Information by which country the approval was given
• Double-digit number showing which version the seat is approved for (last version of ECE R44 is 04)
ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate Benefits
Baby and child car seats with ECE R44 Certificate can be introduced to the European market, just like other EU approved products. This document, which certifies that car seats are designed to be safe, can also increase the competitiveness of manufacturers in the market. In parallel with the continuous increase in new vehicle production, the need for such products is also increasing. In this context, companies that produce products with EU approval can make more sales and increase their market share. Companies that meet ECE R44, the most important safety standard for car seats, can also increase their corporate reputation.
ECE R44 Certificate Consultancy Service
Aşan Consulting supports companies that want to obtain ECE R44 Child Car Seat Vehicle Type Approval Certificate at every stage of the certification process. Auto seat manufacturers can get support from Aşan Danışmanlık in each of the stages such as product tests, preparation of necessary documents and application to accredited certification bodies.