Isofix Car Seats – Everything you need to know

ISOGO is an ISOFIX compatible system for Maxi-Cosi child restraints.

As experts in child mobility, Dorel is an international leader in the production and testing of products featuring ISOFIX compatibility. Dorel’s ISOGO is a simple and user friendly latch system that enables parents and care givers to safely connect their Maxi-Cosi child restraints to their vehicle’s ISOFIX lower anchorages.

The ISOGO system takes the guess work out of the installation process and aids parents to easily install the child restraint giving peace of mind that the installation has been done correctly with the green indicators.

ISOGO peace of mind:

  • Ease of use
  • The confidence to move Maxi-Cosi restraints from car to car or to relocate the restraint in a single vehicle
  • Greatly reduced possibility of installation error and incorrect fitting
  • ISOGO colour indicator that confirms correct installation
  • Flexible lower ISOFIX compatible connectors to fit most vehicles

Maxi-Cosi is the first provider of ISOFIX compatible car seats to the Australian market. ISOGO is a simple 3 step process to secure the car seat in your vehicle. Select, Connect, Correct.

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Why is our ISOFIX System different from Overseas?

ISOFIX compatible systems must comply with the Australian/ New Zealand 1754 Standard. Seats that comply must be fitted with rigid or flexible lower attachment connectors as well as top tether straps. The dynamic testing required varies from country to country and therefore a child restraint that is purchased overseas is illegal and any insurance will be null and void in the event of an accident. The Australian/ New Zealand 1754 Standard is known to be the most stringent in the world

Can I install an ISOGO Car Seat in a Non ISOFIX CAR?

Yes, ISOFIX compatible child restraints must be able to be installed using the traditional lap sash belt method.  ISOGO Car seats have the option of both the traditional installation with lap-sash belt and the new ISOGO system

What’s the Difference between Rigid and Flexible ISOFIX systems?

The Rigid ISOFIX compatible system is a retractable pair of lower connectors found in the base of a child restraint. It is much heavier than the flexible system and the connectors are designed to be a fixed distance apart from one another. The lower connectors are not designed to move independently and can only be tightened via a ratchet locking system.

The Flexible ISOFIX compatible system is a pair of light weight lower connectors designed to attach individually. Each side of the lower connectors is fitted with a tension indicator that, when pulled to the optimal tension, turns green for validation of a correct installation.

Why Did Dorel Choose the Flexible System?

Dorel chose a flexible compatible system to have the ability to suit a greater variety of vehicles.  Not all ISOFIX lower anchorage points are exactly the same width apart from each other, this may vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. The ISOGO flexible system is a lighter and more affordable solution that ensures easy installation in most cars.

How can I find out if my car is ISOFIX Compatible?

Check for the international icon along the back seats in your vehicle. The lower connectors can be visible or hidden depending on the make and model of your car.

isofix connections

Is ISOFIX Available for Booster Seats and Convertible Booster Seats?

No, Australian/ New Zealand Standard 1754 has limited the use of ISOFIX lower anchorage systems to specific category of child restraints which does not include convertible boosters and booster seats.

Can I use an overseas ISOFIX car Seat in Australia?

No. It is illegal to use privately imported ISOFIX compatible infant carriers, car seats and booster seats from overseas.  Only Australian designed and tested AS/NZS 1754 ISOFIX compatible car seats are legal.
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