Dorel Juvenile launches the world's first car seat with integrated airbags

Ground-breaking innovation sets new standard in forward-facing child car seats


Over 1.25 million people worldwide die each year on the road. Every day, more than 5,500 children are seriously injured on the road*. This is why the use of car seats is so essential. Thanks to new technologies, the standard safety measure for adults now also became available for toddlers with the new Maxi-Cosi car seat AxissFix Air.





The world’s first child car seat with built-in airbags reduces the forces on a child’s neck and head significantly in the unfortunate event of a collision. The new Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology®  keeps toddlers in a forward-facing position up to 55% safer** than children who are transported in a ‘regular’ forward-facing child car seat. 


“Parents all want the best for their child, especially when it comes to safe transport. But cars are designed to transport adults and while they did get safer through the decades, child safety is mostly depending on car seat legislation and experts”, says Charles de Kervénoaël, President & CEO Dorel Juvenile Europe. “This is why, as a trusted brand for many parents, we’re constantly searching for innovations that improve the safety of children in cars even more. For this we always look beyond our own scope to new ideas in other markets”.




Successful applications in the technology of airbag jackets for motorcyclists and airbag seatbelts in ultralight aircraft gave inspiration for the Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology®. Thorough development and testing led to this innovation that will become the new standard for forward-facing child car seats. The Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology® is a revolutionary step forward in  child safety, giving parents greater peace of mind.


How Maxi-Cosi’s airbags work
The new child car seat works with a crash detection system that detects a collision in 0.015 seconds. The system then inflates the airbags located in the two shoulder pads of the harness with cold air in the blink of an eye to cushion the head and neck. In the next second, the airbags automatically deflate. 


For more info on the Maxi-Cosi Air Safety technology® and the AxissFix Air, check


  * Source: WHO, World Bank, FIA

** Compared to any other forward-facing child car seat of Maxi-Cosi

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