Updated 8 Aug 2016

Chicco

Mode 10878

Snapshot: The Chicco Mode 10878 portable baby seat has an adjustable seat height. Did it pass all our safety tests?

Mode 10878
Avg price

$100

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Good points

  • Adjustable and removable tray.
  • Adjustable seat height.
  • Foldable.

But

  • Failed one major safety test: the sides are too low to prevent a fall.

How we test

There is no Australian and New Zealand standard for portable seats, so we base our testing on some relevant parts of the AS/NZS 2195:1999 standard for high chairs, with a few other tests specific to portable seats.

Major failures include risk of a fall due to insufficient side and rear barriers, choking hazards from easily removed small pieces, insecure attachment to a chair or table and a harness that allows a child to stand up. Minor failures include less serious examples of major failure conditions, plus limb/finger entrapment hazards.

We also check the stability of the portable seat. If it fits to a table or chair, we check how securely it attaches and that it doesn’t move too much when pushed forwards or sideways. And if it can be used as a floor-seat, we check it doesn’t tip over.

We won’t recommend a portable seat if it has a major safety failure.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$100
Major failures
1
Minor failures
1
Standards claimed
EN 16120:2012

Specifications

Dimensions H x W x D (cm)
39 x 37 x 42
Weight (kg)
2.5
Tabletop (mm)
na
Use from
ns
Capacity
15kg/3yrs

Features

Harness type
3-point
Crotch barrier
×
Seat heights
3
Tray
adustable and removable
Foldable