A few hundred euros cost stroller today. And yet not one in the test is not one without pollutants ‘good’. 10 of the 14 cars cut off even “poor”.
What was invented nearly 160 years ago as a simple means of transport for babies, is high-tech and sometimes also status symbol today. The wicker basket on wheels has to design coach called “Sports car Rimini” or “Chicago air” with various folding and adjustment mechanisms developed. No art is to spend more than $500. But what is all worth when the stroller is the risk for children? In the test of 14 baby strollers, none is free of harmful substances.
Only three are “satisfactory”
Toddlers take everything is within reach in the mouth – straight through sweat and saliva can but stronger resolve out the found contaminants such as PAHs and plasticizers and become the burden.
Not a pushchair deserves the test quality rating “good”, only three are at least “satisfactory”: the bugaboo Cameleon, the Teutonia Mistral S and Zekiwa ALU cross. But just stuck in ten stroller, so many pollutants that they cut off a total ‘poor’. Again, there are the usual suspects, which we found in handles, belts, upholstery and rain hoods: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and phthalates (plasticizers). These reproductive toxicity, critical and frequently carcinogenic substances we have proven already in many other products – including those specifically intended for children, such as high chairs, wheels and pins.
More “poor” as in the buggy test
Moreover we were looking for at other poisons: chlorinated paraffins, flame retardants, formaldehyde, organotin – and phenolic compounds. The result is even worse than in our buggy test three years ago – there were at least 5 ‘good’ in terms of pollutants from 15 sports cart. No harmful substances seems necessary from a technical point of view. It speaks quite simply: no one was found in all strollers alike. But the alarming results of the buggy test in 2006 and following criticism from media and consumers do not seem to have shaken the industry. Is the party always still unaware what “their” baby stroller? Not enough to check their often in far East suppliers? Parents expect flawless car. The proven substances are not acutely dangerous, with a load over time threaten damage to health. Finally, the provider must repair.
Often already too large with three years
Pollutants but are not the only criticism: many manufacturers make it not suitable for children to make stroller. No one is ‘good’, let alone ‘very good’ in this checkpoint. Should fit into cars that are as multifunctional as the tested children up to about three years: around six months lying in the bag or bath and later in the seat, which is to sleep horizontally can be. Ten cars are designed only for children up to 15 kg. It stands as the minimum value in the standard, but already two can reach this weight. The seats are also often very narrow and the backs too low. Only the Brio, Bugaboo, Emmaljunga and I are suitable even for a three-year child ‘ coo. Investigated we have that using the “children” — developed by anthropologists Dummies..
If it is too narrow for babies
Too short and too narrow bags or sinks are another problem. For babies, it will be as tight. The footrests are often too long for six-month-old child in the seat and the seat depth too big. Tip: Use a seat when your child sits not far enough forward to be able to up the feet. Only Quinny, Teutonia and Emmaljunga offer in addition, for about 35 to 50 euros. A pad in the back may also help if the seat belt still fits.
How does the Bugaboo Frog Stroller rank?
It is uncomfortable for the young in many cars in bad weather: for baby, there’s no rain protection and it’s raining in through the ventilation hole in the hood by Bugaboo. Strong wind from the front is to create children in the Bugaboo: he is the only car, look where the seated child always in direction of travel. For any other seat in the other direction can be either mount, tilt the slide or both, it is possible for the Frog Stroller. A reversible handle is convenient because the direction of travel can be easily change also with child in the car.
Also cult stroller has quirks
Front is in the test with a “satisfactory” quality judgment of the Cameleon from Bugaboo. The expensive brand with the reduced design has become especially when most townsfolk of cult status. The Pan slide is innovative but not entirely successful. So the car is so egg