Buying a new child restraint
Child restraints sold in Australia must meet the strict requirements of Australian Standard AS 1754.
Look for these labels:
If you plan to use a second-hand child restraint check:
- it has the Standards Australia mark
- it is not more than 10 years old
- it has not been used in a crash or is damaged
- the straps don't show any signs of wear or damage
- the plastic shell and the buckle are not broken, cracked or split
- the buckle and the adjusters work correctly
- you can lock and unlock the buckle
- the adjuster grabs the webbing.
Last updated: 14 November 2018