Rearward-facing restraints
For babies up to approximately 6 or 12 months
Forward-facing restraints
For children approximately 6 months to 4 yrs
Booster seats
For older children 4 to 10 years
 

Key to CREP TEST RESULTS

1 star = Meets AS/NZ standards, 2 stars = Average, 3 stars = Above average, 4 stars = Good, 5 stars = Excellent

 
The more orange stars, the better a child restraint performed in protecting the occupant from injury in a crash - out of 5
ASC Anti-Submarining Clip
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:

  • measuring the distance the head and knees of the dummy move in forward facing seats and boosters during the frontal crash test;
  • determining how much the dummy's head moved upwards in rear facing restraints and forward facing seats during rebound in the frontal test;
  • detailed procedures for adjusting and testing each restraint;
  • detailed information with regard to seat belt and top tether strap anchorage arrangements.

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.