RECARO Tian Elite in the German Stiftung Warentest / ADAC child car seat test 05/2021
Grandate (Italy) / Bayreuth (Germany), 27.05.2021 - In the current ADAC test and Stiftung Warentest, the most important European child seat tests, our RECARO child seat Tian Elite was tested and awarded the overall rating of 2.6. This made it the best in its rating class. In terms of safety, the seat impresses with its stable position in the vehicle as well as its good crash performances. In addition to the excellent ergonomics and the “growing with the child”, the Tian Elite is also positively highlighted for its toxic-free materials used (1.0).
In addition to the high safety standard that the child seat offers through the stable stand, ISOFIX connectors, the smooth belt routing and the advanced side protection, the good ergonomic characteristics are also complimented. The adjustable leg rest and the cushioning of the child seat are described as very good. The great amount of space, the convenient seating position and the small volume required in the car are also mentioned very positively. The Tian Elite additionally impresses with its good manufacturing and overall quality.
Tian Elite is a child seat that combines ergonomic design, intelligent functions and a safety concept, which only RECARO can provide. It can be installed simply and quickly in cars without ISOFIX using the vehicle seat belt. It’s universal which means the child seat can be attached in any car out there. The child seat can be used for kids from 9 to 36 kg. The height-adjustable backrest and headrest adapt to suit the height of your children and automatically grow as they do. In the 9 to 18 kg configuration, children can be easily and quickly strapped in with the patented HERO safety system. A single unit comprising shoulder pads, shoulder straps and headrest prevents the harness from twisting and slipping. From about four years, the child is comfortably strapped by the three-point car seat belt. The side wing protectors absorb energy in the event of a side collision. The loudspeakers are built into the head area of the child seat and the audio connection and device pouch means your children can be entertained. The kids can lean back and relax while their head remains protected by the headrest. In fact the air ventilation system makes sitting over long periods particularly comfortable, and this is ensured by openings in the outer shell and mesh inserts in the seat cover, which allow continuous air flow. Weighing just 8.6 kg, the Tian Elite child seat can be quickly lifted and carried from one car to another without any problem. The Tian Elite also received the German Design Award 2021 in the “Excellent Product Design” category.
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About the Stiftung Warentest and the ADAC
The Stiftung Warentest and the ADAC belong to one of the most important consumer test organizations within Europe. Twice a year (May and October), they are testing together with some other consumer organizations child car seats in the categories “safety”, “handling”, “ergonomic” and “pollutant contents”. While the official approval of a child car seat to the market is a minimum requirement regarding safety, the Stiftung Warentest and ADAC tests have been subject to significantly higher requirements concerning crash tests and handling for years. Their target is also to increase the awareness of the end consumers in topics like the correct installation of the child car seats and correct belting of their children as well as the essential need of a child car seat by publishing lots of crash tests showing the negative consequences.
About RECARO Kids
RECARO Kids is synergically managed through two dedicated companies: RECARO Kids GmbH, based in Germany, which deals with the development of premium-top range products and RECARO Kids srl, located in Italy, responsible for all partnerships and logistic and commercial processes. RECARO Kids srl is the new company of Artsana Group which holds the exclusive worldwide license for the development, production and distribution of high-end child seats and strollers under the RECARO brand.
RECARO Kids is part of the Artsana Group portfolio as a premium brand by exploiting the synergies in the group in sales, production, supply chain and product development.
About RECARO Group
The RECARO Group comprises the independently operating divisions RECARO Aircraft Seating in Schwäbisch Hall and RECARO Gaming in Stuttgart as well as the RECARO Holding located in Stuttgart. The Group’s consolidated sales amounted to more than 600 million euros in 2018. Currently the Group employs more than 2,700 employees at its locations around the world. The automotive seating business as well as the child seat and stroller business are operated by licenses.
About Artsana Group
Artsana Group is a leader in the baby care sector with brands such as Chicco, Neo Baby, Boppy, Fiocchi di Riso, Fisiolact and RECARO, for the health care sector with Control and Goovi. Since 2017, Artsana also owns 100% of Prenatal Retail Group, which is active in the baby and children’s products sector through the brands Prénatal, Toys Center, Bimbo Store and, in France and Switzerland, King Jouet. The Group markets its brands in over 150 countries. Artsana Group has more than 8,200 employees at its 23 subsidiaries worldwide and at its 4 production units in Europe, two of which are in Italy - Verola Nuova (BS) and Gessate (MI). Consolidated annual turnover in 2018 exceeded 1.500 million euros.