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2013 Revised Australian Standard for Child Restraints in Motor Vehicles

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

On 7 June 2013, the Revised Australian Standard  for Child Restraint Systems for use in Motor Vehicles (AS/NZS 1754:2013) was announced by Standards Australia. 

AS/NZS 1754:2013


** Please note that the 2013 Child Restraint Standard was mandated by the ACCC on 19 September 2014, allowing new categories of seats to be sold in Australia.**


Child restraint type designations under this new standard are as follows:


Type A1:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants up to 70cm in length and approximately 6 months of age.  (Dummies: 6 weeks, 9 months)


Type A1/0:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants of low birth weight up to 70cm in length and approximately 6 months of age.  (Dummies: Prem, 6 weeks, 9 months)


Type A2:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants up to 80cm in length and approximately 12 months of age.  (Dummies: 6 weeks, 18 months)


Type A2/0:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants of low birth weight up to 80cm in length and approximately 12 months of age.  (Dummies: Prem, 6 weeks, 18 months)


Type A3:


Sidewards installed restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants up to 70cm in length and approximately 6 months of age.  (Dummies: 6 weeks, 9 months)


Type A3/0:


Sidewards installed restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants of low birth weight up to 70cm in length and approximately 6 months of age.  (Dummies: Prem, 6 weeks, 9 months)


Type A4:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for a child of approximately 30 months of age. (Dummies: 6 weeks, 9 months, 18 months, 3 years)


Type A4/0:


Rearward-facing restraint with in-built harness suitable for infants of low birth weight for a child of approximately 30 months of age.  (Dummies: Prem, 6 weeks, 9 months, 18 months, 3 years)


Type B:


Forward-facing chair with in-built harness suitable for children approximately 6 months to 4 years of age. (Dummies: 9 months, 3 years, 6 years)


Type C1:


Forward-facing harness to be used in conjunction with a booster seat suitable for children approximately 4 to 10 years of age depending on whether the booster seat is Type E or Type F.  (Dummies: 6 years, 10 years plus extra weight)


Type C2:


Forward-facing harness with out chair suitable for children approximately 7 to 10 years of age used with just the vehicle seat and seatbelt but not suitable for use with a booster seat.  (Dummies: 6 years, 10 years plus extra weight)


Type D:


Rearward-facing chair with in-built harness suitable for children from approximately 6 months to 4 years of age.  (Dummies: 9 months, 3 years, 6 years)


Type E:


A booster seat used in conjunction with a lap-sash seatbelt suitable for children approximately 4 to 8 years of age whose height is less than 128cm. May also be used in conjunction with seatbelt and a Type C1 child harness.  (Dummies: 3 years, 6 years, 10 years)


Type F:


A booster seat used in conjunction with a lap-sash seatbelt suitable for children approximately 4 to 10 years of age whose height is less than 138cm. May also be used in conjunction with seatbelt and a Type C1 child harness.  (Dummies: 3 years, 6 years, 10 years plus extra weight)


Type G:


Forward-facing chair with in-built harness suitable for children approximately 6 months to approximately 8 to 10 years of age.  (Dummies: 9 months, 3 years, 6 years, 10 years plus extra weight)


Type H:


A converter used with a booster seat suitable for children approximately 4 to 7 years of age and/or used with a seatbelt without a booster seat approximately 7 to 10 years of age.  (Dummies: 3 years, 6 years, 10 years plus extra weight with booster, and 6 years and 10 years plus extra weight without booster)



CRASH TEST DUMMIES USED TO TEST AUSTRALIAN CHILD RESTRAINTS


Name Age Weight


LBW Low birth weight/Premature   2kg

TARU Theresa 6 weeks   4kg

TNO P3/4 9 months   9kg

TNO P1 1/2 18 months   11kg (extra weight to 12kg)

TNO P3 3 years 15kg

TNO P6 6 years 22kg

TNO P10 10 years 32kg (extra weight to 36kg)

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