What is AirProtect®?

AirProtect®:revolutionary side impact protection for your child

No one likes to think about the possibility of having a car accident, but at the same time you want to do all you can to protect your child in case of any eventuality.

The safety of your child is also our top priority and that’s why we’ve developed revolutionary new technology to minimise the risk of injury to your child in a side-impact collision.

Did you know 
Side-impact collisions are especially dangerous for children and cause a third of all child crash fatalities, nearly all of which are due to head injuries.

Why is a side-impact crash more dangerous for your child?

Your child’s head and chest are extremely vulnerable to injury. In a side-impact collision, the shoulders take the impact, jolting the chest and head. It’s particularly dangerous if the child is on the side of the impact as the door may be pushed into them.

Did you know 
Airbags are designed and positioned to protect adult heads, not those of children.

The best side protection for your child’s head

AirProtect® technology is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between Dorel and the renowned Crash Test Center at Kettering University, Michigan USA. Unique and innovative, it provides your child with the greatest side-impact protection available on the market today.

Did you know 
One in four car accidents is a side-impact crash.

How does AirProtect® work?

AirProtect® is specifically designed to protect your child’s head in a side-impact crash and this is what makes it unique. AirProtect® instantaneously reduces the impact forces of a crash – most critically, around your child’s head – by diverting them away from your child and absorbing them into the headrest.

Its state-of-the-art air-release system works by increasing ‘ride-down’ time. This is the time it takes for a person to come to a complete stop after an accident.

Did you know 
Extending ride-down time can considerably reduce the risk of injury to your child.

Dorel: leading the way in child safety

Dorel is leading the way internationally, spearheading innovative side-impact testing methods that accurately mimic what happens in an actual crash.

The stringent testing methods it has developed have now been adopted as a Europe-wide standard in new regulations due to come into effect in January 2013. This is a major step forward for child travel safety, thanks to the joint work carried out at Dorel’s Europe Safety Centre and Kettering University’s state-of-the-art facilities at its Crash Test Center in the US.

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