New Car Seat Rules

By 1 March 2017 new rules are being introduced across Europe that will change how backless booster seats (booster cushions) are made. The new rules mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg.

Existing seats not affected by new rules
The change doesn’t affect existing models of seats or cushions and doesn’t mean that they are unsafe or illegal - though parents are still being encouraged to make sure they know the rules for using child car seats. The change to the technical standards means that the range of products available on the market are better suited for younger children.

Revised information from Department for Transport published:
2 February 2017