The mifold range of grab-and-go backless boosters

General

A regular booster seat lifts the child to be in the position of an adult. mifold does the exact opposite, instead of lifting the child up it holds the seatbelt down. It does this at three points: there are belt guides on either side of the child's hips to hold the lap belt correctly against the bones and off the soft stomach. These belt guides are adjustable to three sizes to make sure that the belt is always held snugly in place. There is a third clip on a strap that pulls the seatbelt chest strap down correctly onto the bones of the shoulder; away from the face and neck. So like a regular booster, mifold holds the seat belt in exactly the correct position on the bones of the hips and the bones of the shoulder, without needing a big, bulky seat to lift the child. In a collision, the child is protected in the same way. mifold simply works to hold the adult seatbelt correctly on a child.

Both mifold Comfort and mifold Sport feature a more padded seat than mifold Original.

The mifold Comfort seat cushion is 3x thicker than that of mifold Original making it more suitable for long journeys and everyday use than the previous version of mifold. mifold Comfort is available in 3 colors, Royal Purple, Charcoal Grey and Ocean Blue. mifold Sport, the luxury grab-and-go booster, has a more sporty look including a leather-style cushioned seat and incorporates high end materials and artisan craftsmanship. mifold Sport is available in black/silver.

mifold is a revolutionary car safety solution which is great for everyday use, but thanks to its compact portability can also be used on those occasions when a traditional booster seat is not available. Research shows that the correct child restraint is not used in about 25% of all child journeys (and that 50% of kids in the US don't have the right booster when carpooling for the school run). This is often because a bulky booster is inconvenient or unavailable. We want to eliminate these risks completely.  With a compact and portable device, there are no excuses, a child can always be safe no matter whose car they are in.

In 1963, Dean C. Hunter filed a US patent for the “Safety Seat” … a box that lifted up a child and held a lap belt in place across the bones of the child’s hips. Today, half a century later, boosters are essentially the same ... blocks that lift a child up to meet the adult safety belt. mifold changes this. Instead of lifting the child up, mifold does the opposite and holds the seatbelt down to fit the child. Our patent "Apparatus for adapting a seatbelt for a child" is already granted in one country and pending in 45 others (http://j.mp/mifold-patent).

mifold Comfort is available in Charcoal Gray, Royal Purple and Ocean Blue.

mifold Original is available in Slate Gray.

mifold is manufactured in China. Our manufacturing partners are world renowned manufacturers that are ISO approved and operate at the highest level of manufacturing and quality control standards. They already manufacture child restraint products for several other well known companies.

Using mifold

The adult seat belt chest strap must lie on the child's clavicle (collar bone); not on the face or neck and not over the edge of the shoulder. The mifold shoulder belt positioning strap and clip is attached to the back of the mifold seat and goes behind the child’s back. The clip is then attached onto the adult seat belt chest strap and holds it down on the clavicle. The length of the belt positioning strap and clip is adjusted to the right position.

One of our priorities has been to design mifold to be comfortable as well as safe and easy to use. The new mifold Comfort features our new CompactComfort (TM) extra cushioned seat that is 3x thicker than a regular booster seat cushion and is our most comfortable backless booster. The mifold Original seat uses a unique EVA DenseFoam (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) to provide constant support at pressure points. 

We have designed mifold to be easy to clean by washing the surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water.  Remove the soap by wiping with clean water and then air dry. Alcoholic gels can also be used to clean any plastic parts.  Do not use bleach. We do not recommend putting mifold in the dishwasher.

Technical Specs


mifold is designed for children aged 4+ years. However, car seat regulations can be quite confusing and are different in each country; they can be based upon age, weight, height or a combination of all three. In the US and Canada, mifold is designed for children weighing from 40Ibs to 100lbs and between 40-59 inches tall for mifold Comfort and mifold Sport,and 40-57 inches tall for mifold Basic and mifold Original. 

mifold is constructed using aircraft grade aluminium 6061 and a super tough plastic polymer called Delrin® 100ST from Dupont™. It has been successfully crash tested and each component rigorously tested to ensure its longevity even under the most extreme use as a child car seat.

mifold is not regulated for adult use and therefore we do not recommend that it be used by adults. 

mifold has revised its recommendations based upon an analysis of vehicle seat belt system testing results. The current Ford Motor Company Inflatable seat belt system (available in Ford and Lincoln vehicles) is approved for use with US, Canadian and EU versions of the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seats with the following model numbers: 

• USA - MF01/US (the model number is on the fabric label sewn onto the Shoulder Belt Guide Strap) 
• Canada - MF01/CA (the model number is on the fabric label sewn onto the Shoulder Belt Guide Strap) 
• EU - MF01/EU (the model number is on the sticker attached to the back of the Shoulder Belt Guide)

The mifold grab-and-go booster seat complies with the booster seat flammability tests required under the NHTSA regulation FMVSS213 for the USA and under the UN regulations: UN ECE R44.04. This flame retardancy is achieved only using compounds that comply with California Proposition 65 and the European Community Regulation REACH (EC/1907/2006).

Safety and Certification

The mifold booster car seat conforms to the most universally accepted global booster car seat regulations. European Union ECE R44.4; FMVSS 213 in the United States, and the RSSR regulations in Canada. Please check the following link for more details: www.mifold.com/regulatory-approval

The mifold booster car seats conform to the most universally accepted global booster car seat regulations such as ECE R44.4 for the EU, and FMVSS 213 for the USA. 

mifold Comfort is globally regulated so can be used when travelling anywhere in the world (apart from Australia), however when purchasing mifold for domestic use mifold should be purchased from a local retailer. This ensures that the product has a warranty and that the safety instructions, which must be understood by all users, are in the local language.

The mifold Original that is sold in the US is slightly different from the version sold in the rest of the world and is only regulated for use in the US.

The "more than 10x smaller” size claim is based on the external dimensions of the mifold grab-and-go booster seat, and the volume it occupies. Compared to regular booster seats commonly available in the markets, mifold is less than one-tenth of the size, or as we say, "more than 10x smaller.” 
The “just as safe” claim is based on the mifold grab-and-go booster seat's compliance with booster seat safety regulations for child restraint systems in different territories. See our other FAQs for specific details of the territories where mifold is compliant with local booster seat safety regulations.

mifold carries an expiry date of 7-years from the date of manufacture as marked on the product.  Every car seat is different, so always read the user guide to find out the seat's expiration date and other important information. Most car seats last between five and nine years after they were manufactured (not necessarily after they were bought); that's why it is important to check the user guide.

Yes, mifold offers the industry standard warranty for car seats.

Outside the USA

The mifold booster car seats conform to the most universally accepted global booster car seat regulations such as ECE R44.4 for the EU, and FMVSS 213 for the USA. 

mifold Comfort and mifold Sport are globally regulated so can be used when travelling anywhere in the world (apart from Australia). 

The mifold Original that is sold in the US is slightly different from the version sold in the rest of the world and is only regulated for use in the US. Neither mifold Original or mifold Basic are regulated for global use so for these two products we cannot advise you to use a mifold seat in a country where it is not regulated as local law enforcement may not recognize your version of the mifold seat.

mifold is available in the US from a number of retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target and mifold.com. In other countries please contact the local distributor for details. Contact details can be found in the “mifold worldwide” section of the website.

We are not currently marketing mifold products for use in Australia due to Australian regulatory issues.