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How to raise the threshold of car child safety seat

child safety car seat usage rate is extremely low

According to the Voice of China's National News Network, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine recently revealed that at present, the usage rate of child safety seats in cars in China is less than 0.1%, resulting in a sudden increase in the mortality rate of children in traffic accidents. Statistics show that more than 18,500 children die in traffic accidents every year, most of which are related to this.

According to experts, the current safe and effective way to protect children in the car is child safety seats, which can reduce infant mortality by 70%, and reduce the mortality rate of children aged 4 to 7 by 59%. European and American countries have mandatory standards for child safety seats. For example, Sweden requires children under the age of 7 to ride in the car, and the car should be equipped with a child safety device; in the United States, the legal age is under 4 years old; in Canada, the legal The rule is under 5; in Australia it is under 8; Germany, the Netherlands and Japan have even raised the mandatory use of child safety seats to under 12. In my country, there were no mandatory national standards for children's car safety before.

Chinese people do not pay much attention to the safety of children in the car. According to the "Beijing Children's Accidental Injury Report" jointly issued by UNICEF and the China Working Committee on Women and Children, traffic accidents are the third most common injury to children between the ages of 0 and 17, after falls and animal bites. Relevant simulation tests show that 40% of parents believe that the insurance protection measure is to hold the child and sit in the back row when driving with their children. Protective effects. There are 12% of parents who choose to let their children sit freely in the back row. When the car encounters a frontal collision, the child has little chance of surviving. The proportion of choosing to let the child sit alone in the back row and fasten the seat belt is 6%. In fact, because the seat belt is designed for adults, the child may slide down, resulting in accidents such as shoulder straps strangling the neck.
Car child safety seat becomes the first choice for simple configuration

Last weekend, most parents celebrated Children's Day on June 1 for their children in advance. The reporter found in Chaoyang Park that many families came to play by car. The reporter's investigation of more than 20 vehicles found that it is rare for children under the age of 10 to ride in the passenger cab, but some children with a height of about 1.2 meters are vying to be the front passenger cab. The reporter found that although many children came with "baby strollers", 8 of the 10 "young" parents surveyed said that one of the big reasons for buying a car was for the convenience of their children. "In order to go out with children, I bought a small car." The owner of the car, Mr. Yang, said, "If there is no car, I would not bring a 1-year-old child out to play in such a hot day." The reporter couldn't help but feel that most parents buy cars It is for the children, but when it is convenient to take the children to travel, have you considered the safety of the children? You know, the premise of happiness is safety.

Among the 10 car owners interviewed by the reporter, only one parent who returned to Beijing to live from abroad had placed a child safety seat in the car. She said that child safety seats must be equipped abroad.

Other parents who did not place a child safety seat said that the child safety seat takes up a lot of space, and it is very difficult to buy it and put it in the car. In addition, according to the growth and development of children, car owners should buy at least two different types of child safety seats before using adult seat belts. Many parents feel that the cost is high and they are unwilling to buy them.

The car child safety seat market is a mixed bag

On the one hand, few car owners are willing to spend money on child safety seats. On the other hand, there is a lack of industry standards in the child safety seat market. Makes the owner at a loss when purchasing.

In several auto decoration markets in Chaoyang District, there are not many child safety seats to choose from, and the prices are ridiculously high. The price of domestic brands is more than 1,000 yuan, and the high price of imported brands is more than 5,000 yuan. In some boutique 4S stores, there are also child safety seats for sale, but the sales consultant told reporters that its role is more to enhance the brand image. Afterwards, the reporter searched for "child safety seat" on Taobao. Although there are many sellers of this type of product, the sales volume is generally not high, and the price ranges from tens of yuan to thousands of yuan, which makes reporters have some doubts about some low-priced products. The safety of the product has been questioned.

In addition, among the mainstream models sold on the market, models equipped with special locks for child safety seats are not mainstream, which also means that even if some car owners buy back child safety seats, they will still have no special locks on the car because of the lack of special locks. Unable to install. Some sales consultants said that since few consumers care about such issues, this has also become a reference for manufacturers in terms of configuration choices. Child safety configuration has eventually become the "preferred item" for many domestic car manufacturers to reduce configuration. The original safety configuration of the car was reduced after the domestic production. The lack of product quality and national standards for child safety seats also makes it impossible for consumers to identify the quality of the product.

A few days ago, Zhao Hang, director of China Automotive Technology and Research Center (hereinafter referred to as "China Automotive Research Institute"), revealed that the "National Mandatory Standard for Child Safety Seats and Other Related Products" (hereinafter referred to as "Mandatory National Standard"), which was formulated and submitted by China Automotive Research Institute, has passed the Approval by relevant departments will be officially implemented from July 1. This standard includes the technical requirements for the seat itself, and the mandatory installation of ISOFIX anchoring systems for all vehicles on sale. Once introduced, the entry threshold for manufacturers will be raised.

In this regard, Zhao Hang said that the introduction of the "Compulsory National Standard" will effectively improve the status quo. According to the research results of foreign authoritative institutions, the use of special safety devices for children in cars can effectively reduce the probability of children being injured by about 70%, and the proportion of casualties is reduced from 11.5% to 3.5%, of which child car seats are the key. safety gear. In addition, the industry believes that once it is introduced, the entry threshold for manufacturers will be raised, especially for some small cars of independent brands; domestic brands of car child safety seats that cannot meet the standards will be eliminated.

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