|The more orange stars, the better a child restraint performed in protecting the occupant from injury in a crash - out of 5|
|Type A2||Rearward-facing (RF) restraint for babies up to 12 months*|
|Type A2/B||Convertible forward-facing restraint for babies up to 12 months* in rearward-facing mode then for toddlers up to 4 years* in forward-facing mode|
|Type B/E||Convertible booster seat|
|Type E||Booster seat|
|The more grey stars, the easier a restraint is to use, meaning a child restraint is more likely to be used correctly - out of 5|
|Type A1||Rearward-facing (RF) restraint for babies up to 6 months*|
|Type A1/B||Convertible forward-facing restraint for babies up to 6 months* in rearward-facing mode then for toddlers up to 4 years* in forward-facing mode|
|Type B||Forward-facing (FF) restraint|
|Type A1/B/E||Convertible restraint for babies up to 6 months* in rearward-facing mode then for toddlers up to 4 years* in forward-facing mode and for older children up to 8 years* in booster seat mode|
How the results are calculated?
The CREP results include detailed crash protection and ease-of-use scoring for each restraint tested. You can look for child restraint test results under two sections. One lists products tested prior to 2012. The other section lists products tested 2012 onwards. You can look at both sections to choose the product right for you. The prior to 2012 child restraints are just as effective.
The crash protection and ease of use test methods were reviewed and updated in 2012 in which the changes include:
Because the testing methods used in 2012 and the previous years are different, it is not possible to directly compare these latest 2012 test results with earlier results.
The crash protection scoring data highlights the critical features that can result in a better outcome for the occupant in a real world crash. If a restraint scores zero in one of the critical features the restraint will automatically score an overall rating of 1 star.
Restraints are ranked using their overall score in crash protection as the first criterion, followed by ease-of-use. In ease-of-use assessment, five features for rearward and forward facing restraints and four features for booster seats are assessed.
* Approximate guide.