RECARO Mako Elite 2 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 Mako Elite 2 was tested and found to be "GOOD" (2.0) in the overall rating.
In terms of safety, the seat impresses with its stable position in the vehicle as well as its good front and side crash performance. In addition to the excellent ergonomics and the “growing with the child”, the Mako Elite 2 is also positively highlighted for its very easy installation and the toxic-free materials used.
In all four categories "safety", "handling", "ergonomics" and "pollutant content", the Mako Elite 2 is consistently rated with good results: In addition to the easy handling and the very 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 Mako Elite 2 also stands out for its very good craftsmanship. In addition, it is positively mentioned that it is machine washable and easily removable.
Mako Elite 2, the optimized version of its predecessor Mako Elite, continues to protect the little ones on all journeys from around 3½ up to 12 years of age. By adjusting the height of the headrest, the padded shoulder wings adapt to suit the child up to a height of 150 cm. 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. With i-Size, the child seat fulfils the rigorous safety standards in accordance with UN R129. These high requirements on side impact protection are not only met, they are exceeded! Parents benefit from simple and secure installation thanks to ISOFIX connectors. The child seat is compatible with all vehicle seats bearing the i-Size logo and virtually all other seating with ISOFIX connectors. The detachable protectors of ASP (Advanced Side Protection) can be fixed quickly and simply to the child seat. In the event of a side collision, the energy absorbers reduce the force that would act upon the child and provide maximum protection. The adjustable seating angle gives the child a relaxing sitting position to make every trip enjoyable. 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. Travel safely and happily with RECARO. Mako Elite 2 was also a winner of the iF Design Award 2020.
More information about our winner, please find on our product page.
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.