The results for Stretch B in ADAC test
Published: 23rd May 2023
BeSafe Stretch B was tested in an international car seat test 2023 and got the highest possible safety rating, 5/5 stars. The German automotive association ADAC states in their summary that Stretch B is a “Very safe child seat, in which children up to about 7 years of age are secured purely rear facing.”*.
In their evaluation, they also said this about Stretch B:
- Good belt routing
- Easy-to-understand operating instructions and warnings
- Very good space for the child
- Machine wash of cover possible
- The cover is easy to remove
- Very good craftsmanship
With this, Stretch B and Stretch has shown excellent result in several tests and also won many awards:
- Test winner in both Norway and Sweden by “Best-i-test.nu”
- Passed the Swedish Plus Test, which is known as the world’s toughest crash test.
- Stretch has been awarded “Best Car Seat for Safety” by IndyBest in the UK.
- BeSafe Stretch B won the Baby Innovation GREEN AWARD 2023.
Going beyond just test scores
We’re happy to see BeSafe Stretch B perform so well in this test, but its safety goes beyond that – in real life. For example, accidents can appear at various speed levels, often have multiple impact points, and can be at very different impact angles. Rear facing seats like BeSafe Stretch B protect your child even better in real life than what you see in test results.
Various opinions on the handling evaluation; we register the difference between test and real life
Stiftung Warentest/ADAC evaluated BeSafe Stretch B’s handling negatively, which lead to an additional downgrade of the total score as well. This is as expected, because belt-installed seats with lower tethers always get similar poor ratings in this test. The reason for choosing belt-installation for Stretch was to enable long rear facing use until 36 kg, which is not possible with ISOfix-installation.
The feedback we have received from the markets and many parents since the launch of Stretch is that this seat is very straightforward to install and much easier than other belt-installed seats.
When the Scandinavian organisation “best-i-test” evaluated BeSafe Stretch, they in fact came to another conclusion:
“It is simply not possible to miss something in any of the important steps”. **
To further help parents with the installation though, we have introduced a new digital user guide on BeSafe Stretch, which can easily be accessed by a QR code that is permanently attached to the seat. This guide gives you the choice to watch the instruction video, access the user manual again, or also find your customer support contact should you still have questions.
Do you want to learn more about the test by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest? Read here! >>