Maxi-Cosi are really pushing the technological boundaries with their latest innovative product, the AxissFix Air. Using their already popular AxissFix and AxissFix Plus car seats as a starting point, they are the first company in the world to integrate airbags into a car seat!
The video below is great at explaining exactly how it works.
The AxissFix Air offers extended rear facing from 4 months, up to around 2 years old, or around 87cm in height. When swivelled round and forward facing, the Air provides a dramatic step change in safety (compared to non-airbag forward facing seats). In this position, it will last up until your child is around 4 years old.
This, is the amazing bit...
In the event of a collision, two airbags located in the shoulder pads of the harness inflate within 0.05 seconds. This reduces the forces on a child's neck up to 55%, compared to other forward-facing Maxi-Cosi car seats. And, if you're worried about the dangers of airbags and young children, then you needn't. The airbags are inflated with cold air and unlike regular airbags they are deployed in the direction of travel, softly cushioning the child's head and neck. The airbags automatically deflate just 1 second after the collision.
The Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology® that is nestled inside the AxissFix Air works with an airbag trigger system built into the ISOFIX anchorage points at the back of the car seat. The system detects a collision within the blink of an eye and the airbags inflate to cushion the head softly.
A clever 360° swivel feature allows the AxissFix Air to be used for rearward or forward-facing and is suitable for children whose height is between 61 and 105 centimetres. Being able to spin the seat makes things so much easier when it comes to placing a child in the car seat, or removing them at the end of your journey. Especially if you're in a tight spot at the shops!
Should the unthinkable happen, and your Maxi-Cosi seat is put to the test in a real life situation, Maxi-Cosi will replace it under their brilliant SWAP service.
We think that the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is a major revelation. It offers parents something even safer when their child is traveling in the car. Not only do you have a car seat that is i-Size tested and rear facing from 4 months to 2 years, but it offers something no other car seat brand can currently compete with in the event of an accident when forward facing - a child friendly airbag.
Please let us know what you think to this brand new car seat and the fascinating features that none of us have seen before! You don't need to wait long either to see it in the flesh, as the AxissFix Air will be available in stores from October 17th.
Finally make sure you enter our competition to win a Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air car seat before it closes on November the 17th.