Kids Embrace Friendship review£90.00
The Kids Embrace Group 1/2/3 car seat has passed the regulatory tests required by the ECE R44/04 standard to be sold as suitable for children from 9kg to 36kg, that's from around 12 months up to 12 years old.
However, in our own more stringent tests, which include a tough side-impact crash test (something not included in R44.04), it scored so poorly in Group 3 mode (backless booster seat) that the score is automatically downgraded to just 20% and it's therefore a Don't Buy car seat.
Removing the backrest in this mode offers virtually no side-impact protection at all, so a good score in any of our other tests can't compensate for this poor result.
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