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About Air Protect® Technology

What is Air Protect® Technology?

Air Protect® Side Impact Protection is a ground-breaking technology that protects our children at their most vulnerable – the head.

How does Air Protect® work?

Through the precise release of air, Air Protect® shields children from side impact intrusion and immediately reduces crash forces at the most critical spot: around a child’s head. Air Protect® does this by extending ride-down, the amount of time it takes to slow a child’s movement in a crash.

Air Protect® Technology is the most innovative safety feature ever offered in a car seat. The technology protects our children at their most vulnerable -- the head.


How is Air Protect® different?

1. Primary Focus on Head Protection

Air Protect® Technology has been designed to defend against the biggest threat to children on the road today; side impact collisions. Side impacts are by far the deadliest type of collision for children, accounting for one in three child fatalities; nearly all of which are caused by head trauma. The placement of Air Protect® Technology on the car seat diverts crash forces away from a child’s head, the most vulnerable place in a side impact crash.

2. Superior Testing Methodology

The Complete AirTM Convertible Car Seat is tested with an intruding door technique, which best replicates an actual side impact crash. Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) collaborated with Kettering University’s renowned Crash Safety Center to develop a new standard for side impact testing. This new testing method is so significant that DJG and Kettering University have shared their findings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), supporting NHTSA’s efforts to provide more comprehensive regulations for side impact crash testing.