Our model codes and model names, can tell you a lot about the seat that you have.
Our model codes can tell you both the model 'family' and which standard the seat is manufactured to. This can help when comparing the variety of similar models available.
The model codes can be broken down into 4 sections
The above model code is CS9213TO, meaning that is for a "Car Seat", model family 92, manufactured to the 2013 version of the standard, and TO is the abbreviation for the Treo range (5 colours with a Triangle Pattern)
Some codes/model families are used for a long time and the Australian Standard section of the code will change. E.g. the Vario's original code was CS54 (pre 2012 seats did not include the standards number and are to the 2004 version of the standard). When the 2010 standard came in, the Vario was updated to the new requirements and then became CS5410 and is now CS5413 after being updated again to the 2013 version of the standards.
Any model with the same first 6 digits is the exact same model, with minor feature changes/fabric design changes, but the safety and structure remain the same. E.g. with the above code, any seat with the model code beginning with CS9213 is the same seat just with different fabrics.
Model names, up until recently, mostly remained very similar to each other within a model family group. When designing seats or colour ranges for stores the 'First Name' would normally remain the same. e.g. Grandeur Treo, Grandeur Vera, Grandeur Element etc. This means that the seats are the same model. The 'Last Name' e.g. Treo, Vera, Element, refers to the fabric design, patterning and colours.
For information on where to find the model code on your restraint, please see here.