FAQ

Here is a list of frequently asked questions with answers. If the information you are interested in is not here, feel free to e-mail us and we will answer it.

Should I buy a second-hand safety seat?

No, because we do not know its past, we do not know whether or not it was involved in an accident and if it is undamaged.

Which is the safest place in the car?

The safest place is the back seat.

What is the i-Size (R-129) certification of approval?

the latest standard for higher safety standards; first of all, we transport children in the rear-facing position longer (up to the age of 15 months), better protection of the section in side collisions. Car seats tested using more complex methods, even more accurate measurement of stress using more up-to-date Q-type mannequins. When choosing a safety seat, the new I-Size standard suggests using the child’s height and age in the first place, rather than weight only as was the case before.

Can a car be retrofitted with the ISOFIX system?

It is possible and is best to do this at an authorized service centre for full safety.

What's the difference between a safety seat fastened with a seat belt and one fastened using the IsoFIX system?

installation using the ISOFIX system is easier. There is less risk of making a mistake; besides; the assembly is quick as well as easy and convenient.

Is it possible to buy and re-install the ISOFIX system for the Avionaut Glider seat?

Avionaut Glider is available in a separate version with ISOFIX mounts, which can also be fixed using car belts. It is not possible to buy and install the ISOFIX system for the belt-only version.

Can the Avionaut 0-13 kg safety seats be mounted installed on the frames of all carriages?

There is no problem if the carriage manufacturer has universal adapters for safety seats, offered by most companies.

How long is the warranty period?

2 years.

Can Avionaut Pixel be fastened on car belts?

Yes, the seat can be fixed using straps as well as using the ISOFIX base.

Can a 0-13 kg seat be installed facing forward?

No, because of the infant’s delicate cervical spine could be permanently damaged by a sudden jerk. During a traffic incident or even braking, major stress acts on the child's cervical segment for reasons including the proportions of the weight of the head to the rest of the child's body (the head is about ¼ of the whole weight). The rear-facing position is much better and safer for the cervical segment because almost all the energy is absorbed by the child’s back, which reduces the risk of complications.

When can I use the 0-13 kg Avionaut (Kite+, Pixel) safety seat?

The seats in question can be used until the head starts protruding beyond the seat and the weight of the child exceeds 13 kg.

Are Avionaut safety seats tested?

Yes, Avionaut safety seats have a number of safety certificates, e.g. ECE R44 / 4, I-Size, TEST PLUS

Can the IQ ISOFIX base used with the Avionaut Pixel safety seat be used with other safety seats you make but for older children?

The IQ IsoFIX base will serve for the next larger Avionaut Aerofix seat up to 105 cm (up to approx. 4 years of age). This seat can be installed both rear and forward facing. Just like the Pixel model, it is tested in accordance with the rigorous I-Size standard, which confirms the high level of safety of both safety seats. In addition, the only rear-mounted version of the Aerofix RWF has a rigorous TEST PLUS certificate.

Was the Avionaut Glider safety seat in crash tests?

The Avionaut Glider safety seat meets the ECE R44/04 European safety standard, which is confirmed on each seat with an approval sticker. The seat has passed the ‘dynamic test’ test at the Polish PIMOT test unit, which simulates the stress on impact during a collision involving in a car stopping suddenly from a speed of 50 km/h. Test speeds are supposed to imitate conditions found in built-up areas, where the highest number of road incidents occur.

Does Avionaut provide a new replacement for a post-accident safety seat?

The manufacturer provides a one-time replacement of a post-accident safety seat with a new one up to 24 months from the date of purchase. The free replacement of an Avionaut safety seat applies to a collision or traffic incident only.

The following documents are required for a post-accident safety seat replacement:

1. A copy of the proof of purchase;

2. A copy of the traffic incident report from the police;

3. The seat involved in the accident;

4. Optionally, a photo from the scene of the accident with the safety seat visible or any other vehicle image after the collision at the scene of the traffic incident;

5. A document issued by the insurer that compensation for damages caused by the road incident does not include compensation for a damaged safety seat.
Safety seat replacement is free of charge under the above conditions.

What should I do after an accident or collision involving a safety seat?

After a traffic incident, the safety seat should not be re-used.

Can the Avionaut Dock base be used for the next larger safety seat after the Avionaut Kite+ model?

No, the Avionaut Dock base is designed exclusively for the Kite model.

Where can I buy Avionaut car seats?

The ‘Shops’ tab on the www.avionaut.com website features a map with stores where you can find Avionaut car seats.