Founded in Britain in 1939, Britax is one of the world’s most trusted brands, known for its commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, top-quality and intuitively designed products. With its line of car seats, Britax knows that safety absolutely must come first - which is why the company treats industry standards as the bare minimum. As of January 2013, Britax required all of its suppliers to eliminate certain chemical flame retardants containing bromine, chlorine or other halogens, from all components used in its car seats and all other products — while still ensuring their ability to pass federal government standards for flammability. In a recent report, the Ecology Center, tested the chemical composition of leading car seats to discover the presence of harmful chemicals. The Britax seats tested were by far the safest of any brand.