Commitment to Safety
The Doona™ is the world’s first car seat to pass three safety standards; Car Seat, Stroller & Infant Carrier. We also include a newborn infant insert with every Doona™ free of charge. This insert is designed to keep your little one’s spine in an ergonomic position when using the Doona™.
Standards & Certifications
Doona™ has been tested to meet the stringent US and European standards for Car Seats and Strollers.
It meets the quality and safety requirements of all the following standards: FMVSS 213, FMVSS 302, FMVSS 209, California Prop 65, FAA Certification
Doona successfully passed all legally required compliance tests as well as additional tests above and beyond the requirements.
Doona complies with the highest EU and US standards*. Simple Parenting conducted more than one hundred crash tests to ensure the baby’s safety and protection in a wide range of crash scenarios. On top of the compliance testing, Simple Parenting conducted numerous tests, in extreme conditions, to assure that Doona does not just meet the standards, but exceeds them. The additional tests included collision at very high speeds, collision in freezing conditions, and collision using a 3 year old dummy, and/or additional weights, etc.
Doona successfully passed all legally required compliance tests, as well as the beyond-compliance tests. In frontal collision tests (the most frequent type of car accident), Doona scored a high 5-star rating.
In addition to tests conducted in the leading labs in the US, Europe, and Asia, Simple Parenting established a fully automated, high-tech, in-house testing facility. In this facility, Simple Parenting continuously conducts more than 20 different tests, which are not part of the standard tests, to ensure durability over time and help prevent consumer misuse.
*There are slight differences between the products to match the local standards.
Doona achieved excellent ratings in reviews done by Stifting Warentest, ADAC, OAMTC and NHTSA.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – part of the U.S. Department of Transportation)
On October 2016 NHTSA evaluated and ranked Doona with 5 stars in their overall Ease of Use Rating.
More information about Doona Infant Car Seat rating by NHTSA
Air travel with children is a common and growing practice these days, and experts agree that young children, restrained to their seat with a lap belt only or held in their parents’ arms, are the most unsafe passengers on the plane. In case of turbulence, flight through air pockets or emergency landings it is unlikely that a parent will be able to safely and effectively restrain the child. Flight safety experts encourage parents to take the highest safety measures and use an approved car seat to restrain the child throughout the flight.
DoonaTM is the ideal solution for air travel and it has been certified by the US and European authorities for air travel.
Simple Parenting recommends contacting the airline in advance to ensure car seats are permitted on your flight and confirm the appropriate seat assignment.
For more information on how to install Doona™ Infant Car Seat on an aircraft, see Installation on Aircraft user guide.
Unlike typical car seats, Doona’s unique structure enables positioning the handle against the back of the seat of the car, thus providing the baby with exceptional Anti-Rebound protection. In case of a collision, the Anti-Rebound handle will absorb the impact and prevent the Doona™ from rotating quickly towards the back of the seat, thus dramatically reducing rebound injuries.
Two of the most common injury causes relating to Car Seats and Strollers are misuse and improper installation. With this in mind, the Doona™ Design and Engineering teams developed multiple fail-safe mechanisms to prevent misuse and assure safe operations. Among others, these mechanisms prevent the following:
- Unintentional folding of the Doona
- Sudden extension of the Doona handle while in carry mode
- Rotation of the extended handle while Doona is in “on-the-go” mode
Doona offers your baby 3 layers of side-impact protection. The first is from Doona’s unique double wall structure, which enables the folding of its wheels into the Doona™ body. This delivers an additional significant safety benefit in case of a crash. The two layers of durable, impact-absorbing plastic give way to a layer of EPS foam which is the second layer of protection for your baby. The Head support with memory foam interior offers an additional 3rd layer of side-impact protection.
All materials used by Simple Parenting are carefully tested and approved under the strictest US federal and state standards. Materials are tested for their durability and quality to assure the safe and continuous use of the products.