Unity™
Infant Carrier
Series No. 40/A/2010
NOTE: Style may vary
from image shown.
IMPORTANT:
KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT. INDEX
PAGE
2
3
INTRODUCTION
4
WARNINGS
6
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
8
SPECIAL FEATURES
10
SUITABLE FOR USE
12
HOW TO SET-UP
21
HOW TO INSTALL
26
HOW TO USE
34
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND THE NEXT STEP
35
CARE & MAINTENANCE
40
ACCESSORIES
42
TRAVELLING TIPS
44
TRAVEL SYSTEM - INTEGRAL LATCH
48
TRAVEL SYSTEM - BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
53
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
58
ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT LOOSENS
60
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
INTRODUCTION
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant until their shoulders reach
the shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until the child reaches this limit.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP-ONLY SEATBELT IN THE BACK OF MOST
CARS WITH FORWARD FACING SEATS.
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. IN THE EVENT OF
DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONSULT BRITAX CHILDCARE OR
AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION AUTHORISED BY A RELEVANT
TRANSPORT AUTHORITY OR, IN NEW ZEALAND, THE AGENT FOR THE CAR.
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection from injury in every crash.
However, to ensure that your child gets all the protection designed into the restraint,
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and use only
Safe-n-Sound recommended parts and accessories.
THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE ATTACHED TO A CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE
POINT IN THE CAR. REFER TO CAR OWNER’S HANDBOOK FOR LOCATION OF
ANCHORAGE POINTS. REFER TO A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION IF NO
ANCHORAGE POINTS ARE IN THE MOTOR CAR.
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. continues to provide care for your children when travelling
in motor cars with a range of child restraints suitable throughout their childhood.
This instruction book can be stored in the base of the Carrier for future reference.
The Carrier is suitable for fitting to a variety of Britax, Steelcraft and BOB
Strollers using one of the adaptor systems. For compatible Strollers refer to
www.britax.com.au.
Britax Stroller Click & Go™ Adaptor is required for some strollers and if not fitted
then it is available as a separate purchase.
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Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
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Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
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Fit the harness firmly to the child.
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A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo buckles.
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DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS
FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION. For other airbags, refer to the
car owner’s handbook for warnings and instructions.
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To ensure baby’s back is evenly supported do not put more than one nappy on
the baby and make sure the nappy is not thickly folded at the back.
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Do not alter or modify this restraint.
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Repairs must only be done by the manufacturer or agent.
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Do not allow the restraint to come into contact with polishes, oils, bleach and
other chemicals.
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Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no damage is
visible.
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DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
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Make sure the handle is latched properly every time you pick up the Infant
Carrier.
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THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE UPPER
ANCHORAGE STRAP MAY FALL INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK. (E.G.
HATCHBACK OR WAGON).
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The restraint is not intended to be a substitute baby cot or bed. It is only
designed to enable safe transportation of children in motor vehicles. Do not
leave a baby in the restraint for long periods of time.
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Straps may be damaged by unsecured cargo in a collision. Secure or remove
hazardous cargo before using this strap. Hatch-back or wagon: Do not use the
child restraint where this strap may fall into a split in the seat back.
•
Regularly check the restraint components, straps and other fitments for correct
function & condition. Seek prompt repair.
•
Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
•
Upper Anchorage Straps and extension straps may be damaged by unsecured
cargo in a collision. Secure or remove hazardous cargo before using this
restraint.
•
The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is
recommended not to use child restraints older that 10 years as the protection
in an accident may be reduced.
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Do not store in areas that may get hot, like in car boots, roof space, beside
shed walls which get hot in summer. Do not place heavy items on top of the
seat as this may distort the plastic.
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
New Baby
Older Baby
Shoulders below the Shoulder
Height Marker.
Maximum Shoulder Height Marker
Shoulders inline with the Shoulder
Height Marker- then you will need to
move to the next child restraint.
Maximum Shoulder Height Marker.
FRONT OF VEHICLE
The Infant Carrier is not suitable for your child when their shoulders are above the
shoulder height marker.
If the babies neck muscles are unable to support their head then the child should
remain rear facing, choose a child restraint that will take larger babies in rear facing.
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL SHOULDERS REACHES THE
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL SHOULDER REACHES THE
SHOULDER MARKER.
When the child's shoulders reach this marker, the child is now too big for the child
restraint. It is now time to move too the next child restraint, see page 34.
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SPECIAL FEATURES
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2
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3
4
8
5
7
1. Padded Insert
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2. Shoulder Height marker
3. Buckle Tongue Holders (if fitted) (holders
are on both sides of the Padded Insert or
the sides of the cover)
4. Harness Buckle
5. Harness Adjuster (under flap)
6. Harness adjustment strap hook (disconnected)
7. Harness adjustment strap
8. Cover
9. Harness
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SPECIAL FEATURES
21 22 23
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19
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13
18
14
17
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10. Anchor Fitting
11. Stabilising Bar
12. Car Seat belt
13. Britax Stroller Click & Go™
Adaptor (if fitted)
14. Infant Carrier
15. Base
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16. Locating Slots (for upper anchorage strap)
17. Release Handle
(Located at the back of the Infant Carrier)
18. Carry Handle
19. Canopy
20. Carry Handle release latch
21. Adjuster
22. Upper anchorage strap
23. Attachment Clip
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SUITABLE FOR USE
TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE BACK OF MOST
CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant until their shoulder’s reach
the shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until child reaches this limit.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
If the baby’s neck muscles are unable to support their head, then the child should
remain rear-facing, choose a restraint that will take larger babies in rear-facing.
545mm
530mm
Seat Width 465mm
To ensure that the space is sufficient, the purchaser should check the measurements
between the vehicle’s rear and front seats in which the child restraint is intended to
be used.
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SUITABLE FOR USE
THE TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE CHILD RESTRAINT IS
USED IN A VEHICLE.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap correctly attached.
The upper anchorage strap must be attached to an anchorage point using an
extension strap if necessary.
The Infant Carrier can just touch the front seat, but must not in such a way that the
installation angle is affected.
Do not recline the seat excessively, it must be installed at the correct angle (see
pages 21 and 22).
Do not allow the front seat to alter the installed position
of the restraint. It is permissible to allow the restraint to
touch the seat in front of it.
Regional Road Rules restrict the use of child restraints, like this Infant Carrier, in the
front seat of the car. Check your local Road Rules.
Do not use on any car seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED
IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION. For other airbags, refer to the car owner’s
handbook for warnings and instructions.
Seat belt extenders should not be used if the seat belt is not long enough to secure
the child restraint. If they are used then the buckle must sit above the Base moulding.
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HOW TO SET-UP
REMOVING INFANT CARRIER FROM BASE
A. Grasp the handle with one hand. With the other
hand, lift the catch located at the front of the
Infant Carrier.
B. With the catch still lifted raise the Infant Carrier
clear of the base.
Lift
Pull
Catch
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HOW TO SET-UP
ADJUSTMENT OF HANDLE POSITION
The Unity™ Travel System Infant Carrier features a sturdy carry handle which can be
used in conjunction with the curved base to convert it to a rocker. At the base of the
handle there are two large buttons which control the three positions of the handle.
These positions are the "carry (or travel) position" 1 , the "rocking position" 2 ,
and the "non-rocking position" 3 .
1 Carry Position
A. To convert from carry to "rocking position" 2 ,
depress the large buttons on each side and rotate
the handle towards the front of the Infant Carrier.
When you have started rotating the handle release
the buttons and continue rotating the handle round
until it locks into position.
B. Ensure the handle is locked in position securely.
The "rocking position" 2 enables the Infant Carrier
to rock without the possibility of the Infant Carrier
tipping over.
C. To convert to a "non-rocking" 3 position
depress both buttons and rotate the handle to
the fixed position. Ensure the handle is locked in
position securely.
2 Rocking Position
3 Non-rocking
Position
IMPORTANT :
Do not place the Infant Carrier on a table or
a work-top where it could fall off.
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HOW TO SET-UP
ADJUSTMENT OF HANDLE POSITION WITH BRITAX
STROLLER CLICK & GO™ ADAPTOR
A
A. Squeeze the carry handle release latch on
each side of the handle and rotate to the first
position-“rocking position” 2 .
B. Squeeze the latch again and start to rotate the
handle then remove both hands from the latches
and use one hand at the top of the handle to
rotate down further until the handle latches
in the second or “non-rocking position” 3 .
The carrier is now locked to the stroller.
B
3
2
3
Push down until it clicks into place.
To avoid pinching your fingers follow the
steps above.
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HOW TO SET-UP
TO FIT CANOPY
A. With the viewing window flap on the
outside, grasp the Canopy ensuring the
two plastic frame sections at both sides
are aligned.
B. Push the two plastic frame sections at
both sides onto the Infant Carrier at the
inside of the handle pivot point.
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C. Refit the elastic Canopy strap to the
dedicated elastic trim strap on each side of
the Infant Carrier.
NOTE: Elastic Canopy loops must always be
fitted when Canopy is in use.
D. The Canopy can be rotated to cover the
baby or opened by rotating to the desired
position.
TO REMOVE CANOPY
A. Ensure Canopy is in the collapsed
position. Unclip the elastic Canopy straps
which are secured by plastic hooks under
each handle attachment point.
B. Grasp the Canopy and pull it away from
the Infant Carrier ensuring the straps are
clear of catching any objects.
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HOW TO SET-UP
SETTING UP THE HARNESS
The Infant Carrier is fitted with three shoulder strap positions. As the baby grows the
shoulder straps must be moved to higher slots. Refer to page 17 - 20 for correct
fitment of the harness shoulder straps.
Lift the Harness
A. Sit the Infant Carrier on a flat ground
Adjuster and
with the handle rotated fully back to
pull the Harness
prevent rocking.
Straps to
B. Release the buckle and lengthen the
slacken.
Harness Straps by pressing Harness
Adjuster (under the flap) while grasping
both Shoulder Harness Straps and
pulling out desired amount of slack.
C. Move the two harness tongues to
the sides of the infant carrier and
store in the Buckle Tongue Holder
(if fitted) (holders are on both sides
of the Padded Insert or the sides of
the cover). Move the harness buckle
towards the Harness Adjuster.
D. Place baby into Infant Carrier lying on
its back so that the buckle is between
the baby’s legs.
E. This section covers the setting up
of the harness to fit the height of the
child and fitting of the harness is
not required. Securing of the child is
covered later in the instructions.
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Buckle Tongue
Holder (if fitted)
HOW TO SET-UP
F. The Infant Carrier is fitted with three shoulder strap positions.
As the baby grows, the shoulder straps must be moved to higher slots.
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are
nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not lower than
the child’s shoulders.
1. Outer crotch strap slot
2. Inner crotch strap slot
3. Lap strap slot
4. Harness tongues & buckle
5. Shoulder harness strap
6. Lower shoulder strap slots
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7. Medium shoulder strap slots
8. Upper shoulder strap slots
9. Maximum shoulder height marker.
10. Harness Adjuster (under cover flap)
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5
7 88
66 7
5
5
If the baby is newborn you will need to use either slot 6 or 7 and crotch strap
position 2. With the baby in the carrier, check that the slot is just above the baby’s
shoulder. If the strap is not in that slot then change the slot as described on pages 18
to 20. If the slot is just above the shoulders then go to page 21.
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HOW TO SET-UP
CROTCH STRAP
The Infant Carrier is fitted with two crotch strap positions. Correct location of crotch
strap will securely position the baby correctly in Infant Carrier and will prevent baby
from slipping further into Infant Carrier.
As baby grows the crotch strap must be moved to
SMALLER BABY
the outer slot.
Crotch
buckle
ADJUSTMENT OF CROTCH STRAP
Fabric
Infant
Cover
A. Remove the Infant Carrier from car as instructed
Carrier
on page 32.
Body
B. Lift Infant Carrier cover to reveal crotch strap slot.
C. From the top side of Infant Carrier turn the crotch
3-bar slide and push through each slot as shown
right until the Crotch strap assembly is free from
the Infant Carrier.
D. Insert Crotch strap through restraint slot which
will position Crotch strap level with the baby’s
crotch and feed back through other slot as shown
right.
Crotch
3-bar Slide
LARGER BABY
Crotch buckle
Crotch
3-bar
Slide
IMPORTANT :
When replacing cover, ensure none of the
harness straps are twisted and that all straps
are secure by pulling each harness strap.
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Fabric
Cover
Infant Carrier Body
HOW TO SET-UP
ADJUSTING THE
SHOULDER HARNESS
A. At the rear of the Infant Carrier, remove one of
the harness shoulder straps from metal Strap
Connector by slipping strap through open
slot. The Metal Strap Connector is shown in
diagram right.
Metal Strap Connector
B. Pull the shoulder strap through slot.
C. Insert the shoulder strap through the Infant
Carrier slot which will position the shoulder
strap level with or above the baby’s shoulder
(see page 17). Ensure that the shoulder strap
passes through matching slots in the cover
and seat shell.
If a Padded Insert is used then that will need
to be re-positioned and the strap re-inserted
when changing the slot position.
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HOW TO SET-UP
D. Ensure there are no twists in the straps.
FOR SMALL BABY
E. Connect it to the Metal Strap Connector at rear
of Infant Carrier.
F. Repeat for the other shoulder strap. It is better
to change one strap at a time so that the other
strap will be a guide for re-assembly.
FOR GROWING BABY
IMPORTANT :
Do not use the carrier with the harness
shoulder straps set at different heights or
fed through mismatching slots. Ensure
the harness straps are not twisted and
that all straps are secured by pulling
each harness strap.
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FOR LARGER BABY
HOW TO INSTALL
Consult the car owner’s handbook for location of anchor fittings or anchorage points.
Some vehicle manufacturers recently have an anchor fitting fitted in the car.
If there is no child restraint anchor fitting or child restraint anchor point refer to pages
53-57 for the installation of the anchor fitting as well as the use of extension straps.
An anchor fitting is required to attach the upper anchorage strap to fully install the
Carrier to the car. The upper anchorage strap must be used with this infant carrier
when used in the car.
For installing the Base to the car, select a seating position with a child restraint
anchor fitting directly behind the seating position.
INSTALLING THE BASE TO THE CAR
A. Place the base and Infant Carrier on vehicle
seat in a seating position where a child restraint
anchor fitting is installed. The Level Indicator Line
needs to be level with the road, (i.e. parallel with
the road surface). Check and adjust the Levelling
knob of the base if necessary.
B. If your car’s seat is contoured then you may
need to adjust the angle of the base so your baby
is not too upright.
Front of Vehicle
Adjust base so this red
line
is level with the ground.
Level Indicator Line on
both sides of base.
The angle may be altered by turning the base
levelling knob located at the rebound bar end
which will cause the levelling foot to extend from
the under side of the base.
Levelling Knob
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HOW TO INSTALL
Always leave a
rearward slope angle of
approximately 10° to 15°
10° to 15°
MANUAL PACKING
ROAD
The angle may also be altered by placing a firm packing between the seat and the
underside of the base (packing can be a firmly rolled up towel or nappy)
For some vehicles with flat seats some packaging may be required at the front edge
of the base to get some recline. The stabilising bar does not need to touch the car's
seat back but should be close.
Always leave a rearward slope angle of approximately 10° to 15°
Packing
10° to 15°
ROAD
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HOW TO INSTALL
C. Place the base into the car in the selected
seating position with the Stabilising bar
beside the car’s seat back as shown.
D. Extend the seat belt to maximum length.
For a lap-sash seat belt, position the
tongue in the middle of the fully extended
belt. Feed the seat belt through the blue
REAR-FACING SEATBELT PATH labels on
each side through the Belt Guide Hooks.
Blue REARWARD-FACING
BELT PATH label
Belt Guide
Hooks
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HOW TO INSTALL
D. Engage the seat belt tongue to
the buckle.
Belt Guide Hooks
E. Pull the slack out of the seat
belt and ensure the base is held
firm against the seat back. If a
lap-sash seat belt is used then
allow the excess sash belt to
feed back in to the retractor.
Pull Sash portion
of seatbelt to
remove slack
To remove the base from the car, release the seat
belt, pull the seat belt out.
NOTE: Seat belt extenders should not be used if the seat
belt is not long enough to secure the child restraint. If
they are used then the buckle must not contact the Belt
Guide Hooks.
If the seat belt will not stay tight in every day use, then fit a 3-bar gated buckle to the
lap-sash belt to prevent loosening. See pages 58 to 59. (Not supplied with seat).
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HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
A. Locate the child restraint anchor fitting
in the car that is directly behind the
seat location in the rear seat you have
chosen. Refer to the car owner’s
manual for the location (If there is no
anchorage fitting then refer to pages
53 - 57 for instructions in adding
an anchor fitting). Connect the Upper
Anchorage Strap Attachment Clip to the
Anchor Fitting.
Lengthen the strap by pressing the
adjuster button (1) and pull the strap (2)
so that the strap is ready to attach to the
Carrier.
Attachment Clip
Car's Anchor Fitting
Fully press Adjuster Button (1) while
pulling Upper Anchorage Strap (2) to
lengthen.
THIS UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP MUST
ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE INFANT
CARRIER IS USED IN THE CAR.
1
2
B. While the Infant Carrier is out of the car, store the upper anchorage strap between
the stabilising bar and the car seat back so that it will be ready for use when the
Infant Carrier is put back in the car.
Always attach hook and remove slack.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY IN INFANT CARRIER
When positioning baby into Infant Carrier make sure baby's back is fully supported
onto the flat section and the baby's nappy area (bottom) is resting in the bottom
curvature as shown. It is recommended that bulky nappies are not used when baby
is travelling in the Infant Carrier as they can cause incorrect positioning of the baby's
back in the Infant Carrier.
Flat section of
Infant Carrier
Bottom curvature of
Infant Carrier
A. Loosen Harness Straps by pressing the Harness
Adjuster while grasping both the Shoulder Harness
Straps and pulling out the desired amount of slack.
Press the Harness
Adjuster and pull Harness
Straps to loosen.
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HOW TO USE
B. Move the two harness tongues
to the outer extents of the infant
carrier, into the Buckle Tongue
Holder (if fitted).
Move the harness buckle
towards the Harness Adjuster.
Buckle Tongue Holder (if fitted)
C. Place baby into Infant Carrier lying on its back so that
the buckle is between the baby’s legs. Ensure that baby’s
arms and legs are free. Make sure baby is dressed to
allow the Harness Buckle to be pulled up between baby’s
legs e.g. a jump suit. Never wrap the baby in a blanket
before placing in the Infant Carrier, fit the blanket after the
harness is fitted.
NOTE:
1. Discontinue using the Padded Insert if the Pad causes
over heating, discomfort or you need more room for
baby to grow.
2. Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it
restrains the baby in the Infant Carrier. The harness
must fit firmly around upper torso of the baby and be
positioned so as to leave the baby’s arms and legs free.
3. This Infant Carrier needs to be used until the baby
reaches the shoulder height marker. It is acceptable for
the legs to be bent to fit.
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HOW TO USE
SECURING BABY IN INFANT CARRIER
A. Place each arm through each shoulder
strap of the harness. Position the buckle of
the crotch strap as shown right.
B. Fit either harness tongue into the Harness buckle
followed by the other tongue until a click is heard. If the
second tongue does not engage - press the red button
and re-insert the tongues. Check secure engagement by
pulling harness straps.
Tongue
Buckle
Click
CAUTION:
The end of the harness adjustment
strap is connected to the cover to avoid
tripping over the end. Ensure the harness
adjustment strap hook is attached when
carrying the carrier (see page 29).
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HOW TO USE
C. Ensure slack is removed from the lap straps
by pulling the shoulder harness straps through
the buckle tongues, then pull the Harness
Adjustment Strap to take up the slack in the
harness, adjusting to a firm but
comfortable fit. Make sure that
Pull Harness Straps
the baby’s arms and legs are
through the buckle in
free and the crotch strap is
direction of arrows
between the legs. Check that
the slack in straps is minimal.
Do not use the restraint if
straps do not tighten and
contact your local authorised
service agent for repair.
Pull Harness Adjustment
Strap to remove slack.
Hook the Adjuster Strap on to the loop
to prevent tripping over the strap.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS
Ensure the end of the harness Adjustment Strap is connected to the cover
to avoid tripping on the end. Ensure the Harness adjustment strap hook is
attached when carrying the carrier (see above).
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HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY & INFANT CARRIER IN BASE
A. Position the Infant Carrier over the top of the
base. Make sure the Harness Adjustment Strap is
not caught between Infant Carrier and Base then
lower the Infant Carrier into position.
B. Push down on the Infant Carrier until an
audible click is heard. Pull on the Infant Carrier
to ensure it is correctly locked into position.
Click
IMPORTANT:
Lift again to check engagement.
C. The handle may be rotated into other positions if
needed although this may be difficult with the seat
in front.
CAUTION:
If fitted with the Britax Stroller
Click & Go™Adaptor, ensure to
operate the handle as per pages 13
and 14 to prevent pinching fingers.
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HOW TO USE
D. Ensure the upper anchorage strap attachment clip
have been fitted to the car’s anchor fitting. If not
already connected, refer to page 25.
E. Feed the Upper Infant Carrier strap on the inside
of the handle and through the locating slots in
the front of the Infant Carrier.
F. Adjust the Upper Anchorage Strap by pulling as
shown below to remove any slack in the straps.
Do not over tighten.
Pull to
remove slack
Press button to
lengthen
Locating Slots
Upper anchorage strap
Upper Anchorage Strap.
Adjuster
IMPORTANT :
The Upper anchorage strap must be fitted at all times when the baby is in the car.
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HOW TO USE
REMOVING BABY & INFANT CARRIER FROM BASE
A. Loosen the upper anchorage strap. Ensure that the adjuster does not fall on the
baby.
B. Remove the upper anchorage strap from the locating slots in the Infant Carrier.
C. Store the anchorage strap between the rebound bar and the car seat back so
that it will not fall behind the seat or get trapped in
the door. This will keep the upper anchorage strap
Lift
visible and ready for use when the Infant Carrier is
put back in the car.
Pull Catch
D. Rotate the Carry Handle to the “carry position” 1
location (page 13).
E. Grasp the handle with one hand lifting the Infant
Carrier release catch with the other hand. With the
catch lifted raise the Infant Carrier clear of the base.
Always ensure the handle is locked in position
before lifting.
F. When the Infant Carrier is clear of the base, carefully
remove it from the car.
Ensure the Adjustment Strap hook is connected to the
cover, See page 29.
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HOW TO USE
REMOVAL OF BABY FROM INFANT
CARRIER
A. Rotate the carry handle to either the access or
"non-rocking position" 3 and ensure the Canopy is fully
open.
B. Press the Harness Adjuster while pulling shoulder straps
to loosen the harness.
C. Press the red button on Harness Buckle then both Harness
Tongues will be released. Place Buckle tongues through
Buckle Tongue Holder's (if fitted) on each side of the cover
or Padded Insert.
Buckle Tongue
Holder (if fitted)
D. Feed the baby’s arms through each side of the Harness and
place the straps on each side of the carrier clear of the baby.
Lift the baby out of the carrier.
NOTE: Once the baby gets heavier you may wish to leave the carrier in the car. In
this case you will need to disconnect or loosen the upper anchorage strap before
removing the baby.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND THE NEXT STEP
FOR THE NEXT CHILD RESTRAINT
CHOOSE FROM:
• Convertible Child Seat, If the convertible seat
is suitable for approximately 12 months then
continue to keep your child rear facing until they
reach the shoulders reach the lowest marker.
Then turn to forward facing until the child reaches
the top marker - approximately 4 years of age.
OR
Convertible
Child Seat
Forward-Facing
Seat
•Dedicated forward facing seat with in-built
harness- for children who have outgrown their
baby carrier up to approximately 4 years of age.
OR
• Convertible booster seat with in-built harness
that faces forward- for children who have out
grown their rear facing seat. This can be used
up to approximately 4 years of age which
can then be converted to a booster seat up to
approximately 8 years of age.
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Convertible
Booster Seat
CARE & MAINTENANCE
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing for fraying.
B. Ensure the inside of the buckle is free of foreign matter, food or feeding liquids.
Check that the buckle clicks and is not sluggish or sticky in operation. If sluggish,
wash the buckle as shown on page 39.
C. Ensure there are no cracks in moulding or the plastic moulding.
D. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping the webbing.
E. If any part of the Infant Carrier is cracked or broken, seek repair immediately or
replace the Infant Carrier.
F. Check that the Infant Carrier catch retains the Infant Carrier to the base. Check
screws and rivets are firmly in place. If not seek repair.
CLEANING
Use only mild soap and water with a damp cloth to clean all straps, metal and plastic
parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or cleaning agents.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
COVER
For baby’s comfort and health the Infant Carrier cover is removable for cleaning.
Cleaning instructions are on the care label attached to the liner. Washing the cover
prior to use will remove excess fluff and dye’s.
TO REMOVE THE COVER
A. Remove the Canopy and Baby insert pad (if
supplied) as described on page 15. Unclip the
two infant carrier cover straps which are secured
by plastic hooks under the handle attachment
point.
B. Disconnect the shoulder harness straps from the
Metal Strap Connector and feed through shoulder
slots in both infant carrier and cover. Refer to
page 19.
C. Feed the shoulder harness straps and tongues
through lap strap slots in the Cover only. There is
no need to remove the harness straps from the
Infant Carrier.
D. Lift the cover around the rim of the infant carrier
at the harness adjuster end, feed the crotch
buckle through the slot in cover and pull the
harness adjuster strap out of the slots.
E. Remove the cover for cleaning.
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Unhook clips on either
side of cover under the
handle then remove cover
Pull cover off
from the corners
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REPLACE THE COVER
A. Place the cover over the infant carrier
ensuring all slots in cover line up with slots in
infant carrier.
B. Ensure that there are no twists in all straps
underneath the Infant Carrier.
C. Feed the shoulder harness straps through lap
strap slots in cover.
Pull elastic cover over
Infant Carrier
D. Feed the shoulder harness straps through
the shoulder strap slots in cover and then in
through the Infant Carrier. Refer to page 17
for correct shoulder harness position for your
baby. Attach the shoulder harness straps to
the strap connector.
E. Feed the crotch buckle as well as the harness
adjuster strap through the slots in the cover.
Metal Strap Connector
F. Refit plastic hooks on cover to Infant Carrier as
shown right.
G. Engage shoulder harness tongues and crotch
buckle. Pull to check harness is attached.
H. Ensure the straps are not twisted.
Plastic Hooks
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
COVER (style may vary)
The cover has been designed to protect your child when seated in the restraint. Care
should be taken if children either eat or drink while in the restraint as some products
may cause damage or marking to the cover.
IMPORTANT:
Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged - soak in
water and gently remove. The seat cover and accessories must not be replaced
with any other than the one recommended by Safe-n-Sound, because the cover
is an integral part of the child restraint and how it performs. The child restraint
must not be used without the cover and the padding provided.
VERY IMPORTANT:
Only use this child restraint with the cover supplied
or a manufacturer-authorised replacement cover
with identical shoulder height markers.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
BUCKLE OPERATION
To ensure the buckle remains operational the inside of the buckle must be kept free
of liquids, sand, dirt, fluff, food or similar substances. If the buckle is not operating
or does not have the click when second tongue is inserted then the buckle needs to
be washed or replaced. Contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.
TO CLEAN HARNESS BUCKLE:
If sticky liquids such as baby formula, fruit juice, etc. get inside your Harness
Buckle, it may become sluggish. An indication of a sluggish Harness Buckle is that
you cannot hear a click when engaging the Harness Tongues. To restore the Harness
Buckle to good working order it needs to be cleaned as
Cover
follows:
Body
A. From the underside of the restraint pull each crotch 3-bar
slide then turn 3-bar slide and push through each slot to
remove the Harness Buckle from the restraint.
3- bar
B. Place the Harness Buckle under warm (max. 40 degrees
slide
Celsius) running water as shown below. Let the water run
through the mouth of the buckle for five minutes.
C. Engage and disengage the Harness Tongues and Buckles
several times until a strong audible click is heard.
D. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click after
engaging the last Harness Tongues into Buckle,then repeat
cleaning several times. If the Harness Buckle cannot be
Click
returned to its original working condition then contact
Britax Childcare Customer Service.
E. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint with the red button
facing out & feeding each 3-bar slide through appropriate
slot (see page 18).
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ACCESSORIES
The following instructions apply to accessories that may be supplied with this
restraint at point of purchase. If not, a variety of accessories are available from
various retailers of Safe-n-Sound products.
TO REMOVE PADDED INSERT - Style may vary
The Padded insert is only required for
supporting the smaller baby and must be
removed once baby's shoulders reach the
upper shoulder height marker to allow longer
use of the Carrier.
A. Disengage the harness buckle and feed the
buckle out through buckle slot in the Padded
insert.
B. Remove the insert pad from the shoulder
harness straps. Installation is the reverse of
removal procedure.
C. Discontinue use of the Padded insert if it
causes discomfort or cramps the space
available for baby within the Infant Carrier.
Padded
Insert
Shoulder
Pads
SHOULDER PADS
The shoulder pads may require release by press studs. If fully fitted to the shoulder
strap then you will need to disconnect the shoulder strap as described on page 18.
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ACCESSORIES
EXTRA BASE
An Extra Base is available as a separate
purchase for a second car. These bases
can mean that the Carrier can be easily and
quickly switched between cars. An extra upper
anchorage strap is supplied with the Base.
OTHER ACCESSORIES
Only use accessories designed and recommended by Britax Childcare Pty Ltd for
this product.
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TRAVELLING TIPS
SAFETY
Never hold a baby in arms when riding in a motor vehicle. In this position the baby
could be thrown against the dashboard, windscreen or other occupant and suffer
serious injury or death.
When riding in a motor vehicle never nurse a baby and use the same seat belt for
both of you. In this position the baby or child could be crushed.
Children must be secured in appropriate restraints at all times when the car is in
motion. Children travelling unrestrained and standing up in the car are in danger of
serious injury or death. Traffic regulations in all states require children to be secured
in child restraints or adult seat belts where available.
Plan your trip with frequent comfort stops to reduce stress on babies, young children
and driver. Keep the car well ventilated to reduce heat stress. Two car windows
should be kept open to maintain a good flow of fresh air if air conditioning is not
used.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the risk of
heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side
or rear windows.
Be on guard against carbon monoxide poisoning which can occur through only a
slight leak in the exhaust system while travelling in a closed car.
Securely stow all heavy objects, feeding bottles, etc. that could become missiles
during an accident and cause injury to any occupant.
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TRAVELLING TIPS
CLOTHING/BATHING
Take several changes of clothing and bibs for possible car sickness. Disposable
nappies and liners are very handy while travelling. Since it is often warmer in the car,
dress the baby in light clothing. When cooler, it is easier to place a blanket over the
baby than it is to remove the baby from the restraint and change clothes.
Take a pack containing baby soap, oil, powder, cotton wool, small towel and wet
washer in a plastic bag.
FEEDING
Never breast feed a baby while car is in motion. Babies will require extra feeding if
travelling in the heat. For bottle fed babies, make up the bottles and refrigerate before
leaving home for a day trip. Place in a cool bag and reheat as needed with hot water
from a thermos.
Alternatively, bring boiled water in a thermos and pre-measured amounts of baby
formula in small containers. Use the water from the thermos to mix with the formula
when required. Regardless which method is used, it is always a good plan to carry
some boiled water in a sterile container or bottle.
Do not attempt to carry warm milk because germs multiply rapidly in warm milk.
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
This Infant Carrier is designed to be connected to compatible strollers. The
following pages provide a general instructions about using the Infant Carrier with a
stroller which may differ slightly for some strollers. Preferably use the attachment
instructions provided with your stroller. Use the stroller in accordance with the
instructions supplied with the stroller. This Infant Carrier will not fit all strollers.
There are two systems to connect to the Infant Carrier to the stroller. Check with the
stroller instructions or promotional literature to see which system applies.
• Integral latch which fits to the arm bar or tray, or
• Britax Stroller CLICK & GO™ Adaptor that fits to the receivers on the stroller
side armrests.
DO NOT LEAVE THE CHILD IN THE INFANT CARRIER FOR EXTENDED PERIODS.
THE TRAVEL SYSTEM INFANT CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MOBILITY
OUTSIDE OF THE CAR BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF AN
APPROPRIATE COT.
THE INFANT CARRIER MUST ONLY BE USED WITH A SAFE-N-SOUND AND
STEELCRAFT STROLLERS WITH COMPATIBLE ATTACHMENTS. DO NOT USE WITH
ANY OTHER STROLLER.
IF IN DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONTACT BRITAX
CHILDCARE CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 303 330.
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TRAVEL SYSTEM - INTEGRAL LATCH
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PREPARING THE
INFANT CARRIER - LATCH METHOD
A. Remove Infant Carrier with the Baby from the Base by loosening the upper
anchorage strap and disengaging the upper restraint strap from the guides on the
back of the Infant Carrier.
B. Rotate handle into "carry position" 1 then lift the release catch with the other
hand.
C. With the release catch depressed lift the Infant Carrier.
D. When Infant Carrier clears the base hooks, raise Infant Carrier further and remove
from the car.
PREPARING THE STROLLER
A. Ensure the Stroller has been assembled correctly before fitting the Infant Carrier.
B. Open the Stroller, apply the brakes and lower the backrest to the fully reclined
position.
C. Remove the arm bar cover and store in
the basket pocket.
Arm Bar cover removed
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM - INTEGRAL LATCH
INSTALLING THE INFANT CARRIER INTO THE
STROLLER - LATCH METHOD
A. Ensure that the arm bar (or tray) is fully locked in position on both sides of the
armrests.
B. Position the Infant Carrier over the Stroller with the baby’s head end of the Infant
Carrier over the Stroller arm bar (or tray).
C. Lower the Infant Carrier and ensure that it locates onto the Arm Bar, (or tray) and
the latches engage.
Arm Bar
Latch
Latch
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Arm Bar
Tray
TRAVEL SYSTEM - INTEGRAL LATCH
D. Then lower the foot end of the Infant Carrier until it rests on the seating surface of
the stroller.
E. Fold the Infant Carrier handle down if
required, then check the Infant Carrier is
securely fixed to the stroller before use.
F. Refer to the Stroller instruction book for
other instructions.
Stroller seating surface
REMOVING THE INFANT CARRIER FROM THE
STROLLER
A. Fold the Infant Carrier handle up to the "carry position" 1 and grip firmly in one
hand.
B. Raise the Infant Carrier release catch located on the rear of the Infant Carrier.
C. Lift the Infant Carrier clear of the stroller.
ENSURE THE BABY IS SECURED IN THE INFANT CARRIER WITH THE HARNESS
AT ALL TIMES. THE INFANT CARRIER IS FITTED WITH A CANOPY WHICH CAN BE
USED WHEN THE CARRIER IS CONNECTED TO THE STROLLER. THE CANOPY CAN
ALSO BE USED IN THE CAR.
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
TO FIT INFANT CARRIER INTO STROLLER - BRITAX
STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR METHOD
If the Infant Carrier is fitted with Britax Stroller Click & Go™Adaptor, then fit as
follows:
IMPORTANT : Only use Infant Carrier with compatible Britax/Steelcraft Stroller.
A. Where applicable, remove the stroller seat or
bassinet from the stroller frame (refer to stroller
instructions). With the Infant Carrier handle in
the “carry position” 1 , place the Click & Go™
Stroller Adaptor on each side directly over the
stroller frame mouldings and push down.
A
B. To secure the Carrier to the stroller rotate the
handle to the third position the “non-rocking
position” 3 , To do this:
a. Squeeze the carry handle release latch on each side
of the handle and rotate to the first position-“rocking
position” 2 .
b. Squeeze the latch again and start to rotate the handle
then remove both hands from the latches and use
one hand at the top of the handle to rotate down
further until the handle latches in the second or
“non-rocking position” 3 . The carrier is now locked
to the stroller.
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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a
bC
3
TRAVEL SYSTEM BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
To avoid pinching your fingers follow the steps
on page 48.
2
3
Push down until it clicks into place.
VERY IMPORTANT:
Always lock the Infant Carrier to the stroller frame by rotating the handle.
IMPORTANT:
Pull up Carrier to ensure it is locked in position.
C. If the baby is not already in the Infant Carrier then secure your baby into the Infant
Carrier by the harness (see page 26)
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
TO RELEASE INFANT CARRIER FROM STROLLER
WITH BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
A. Squeeze both carry handle release latches to
release the handle and rotate upwards.
Squeeze
Unlock
B. Rotate the handle upwards, towards the “carry
from
position” 1 to unlock the carrier from the stroller. stroller
C. Once handle is locked in the “carry position” 1
lift and remove the Infant Carrier away from the
stroller frame.
FITTING OF THE BRITAX STROLLER
CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
If you wish to upgrade this Infant Carrier
to use the Britax Stroller Click & Go™
Adaptor system the you will need to fit the
adaptors .
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1
C
Press Pin
The Britax Stroller Click & Go™ Adaptors is
available at most Nursery Stores.
To attach the Britax Stroller Click &
Go™Adaptors to the Carrier ensure the
Carrier's Handle is in "Rocking position" 2
and trim is placed aside to align the holes.
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
AA
Left hand
Adaptor
Right hand Locking Pin
Adaptor
TRAVEL SYSTEM BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
A. To attach the Britax Stroller Click & Go™ Adaptor to the Infant Carrier ensure the
Carrier's Handle is in “Rocking position” 2 , disconnect the elastic under the
handle boss and pull the trim away from the side of the carrier and trim is placed
aside to align the holes.
B. Align the Adaptor in the recess under the
handle boss, push up and click into place.
2
B
Push in under handle
C. Insert Locking Pin into hole. Align both top
and bottom holes.
Push in Locking Pin
C
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM BRITAX STROLLER CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
D. Then push the Press Pin in the bottom hole
and push into place.
E. Now replace the trim pull elastic underneath
the adaptor and hook. Place elastic in groove
shown below.
Push in Press Pin
D
Hook elastic
behind the
adaptor and
place in groove
loop
hook
HOW TO REMOVE THE BRITAX STROLLER ADAPTOR
If you need to remove the Britax Stroller Click & Go™ Adaptor ensure cover is moved
aside and handle is in “rocking position” 2 . First unscrew the Press Pin half way
and then pull out. Pull out the locking pin and gently remove the adaptor away from
carry handle. Store for future use with these instructions.
The Stroller instruction book will also provide full instructions for use on a Stroller.
* Refer to page 13 for handle position
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
Consult the vehicle owner’s handbook for location of anchorage fittings or anchorage
points and the possible use of spacers. Some vehicles may have an anchor fitting
fitted by the vehicle manufacturer. If anchorage points cannot be found refer to car
manufacturer or local child restraint fitting station or traffic authority for optimum
position of anchorage point and the use of spacers.
UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
IMPORTANT:
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP COVER MUST ALWAYS BE USED AS IT PREVENTS
THE RISK OF INCORRECT FITMENT OF THE ATTACHMENT CLIP TO THE
ANCHOR FITTING. ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE ATTACHMENT CLIP IS
CORRECTLY ENGAGED TO THE ANCHOR FITTING AND NOT HOOKED OR
FITTED TO ANY OTHER OBJECT BEFORE EACH USE OF THE RESTRAINT. THIS
IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN VEHICLES SUCH AS STATION WAGONS, VANS,
HATCH BACKS OR VEHICLES WITHOUT A FIXED PARCEL SHELF, SINCE THE
ANCHOR POINT IS USUALLY NOT VISIBLE.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the anchor fitting in the rear vertical panel can only be installed in
one way. Please refer to vehicle owner’s handbook or a child restraint fitting station
for correct method.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
Extension Strap distance to be measured.
Length 300mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0035 or equivalent).
Length 600mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0036 or equivalent).
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
DISTANCE TO MEASURE TO
THE ANCHOR POINT
Adjustable upper
Anchorage strap.
FRONT OF VEHICLE
The shaded areas of this diagram illustrate the possible locations of the anchor
fitting. Within each shaded area is an anchor fitting showing the correct way to install
the fitting. Ensure the anchor fitting is aligned as illustrated unless stated otherwise in
the vehicle owner’s handbook.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
IF THE CAR IS FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE POINT
Locate the anchorage point behind the rear
seating position. (consult the car owners
handbook for the location of the anchorage
point). The anchorage point should be
directly behind and central to the restraint.
Remove thread plug from the parcel shelf/
floor/roof, etc. and install anchor bolt and
fitting as shown in Fig 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ANCHOR
BOLT. OVERTIGHTENING MAY FRACTURE OR
BREAK BOLT. MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 Nm
(14.75 ft.lb.)
Note: Minimum of five full turns of anchor
bolt is required before tightening force is
applied.
UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTING
Fig.1.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Front of Vehicle
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
IF THE CAR IS NOT FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE POINTS
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole
in the parcel shelf on the centre line of the
seating position as shown in Fig 3. Before
drilling the hole, check the underside for
accessibility. Install the anchor bolt as
shown in Fig 2.
For vehicles other than Sedans - In
Australia, consult your nearest child
restraint fitting station or traffic authority
for vehicle inspection to find the best,
correct position for the placement of
the anchorage point, and for the correct
attachment bolt length and use of spacers.
In New Zealand, consult the agent for the
vehicle.
Note to Queensland purchasers: The
installation of anchorage points must be
approved by authorised officers appointed
by Queensland Transport. Authorised
officers can be sourced from all
Queensland Transport Customer Service
and Queensland Ambulance Service
Centres.
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UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTINGS FOR SEDANS
ONLY
Fig.2.
Attachment Bolt
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer (cone
downwards)
Lock washer
Front of Vehicle
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
ONLY USE A 5/16 UNC GRADE 5 BOLT. IF THE
BOLT IS NOT THE CORRECT LENGTH THE CAR
MANUFACTURER’S HAND BOOK CAN PROVIDE
ADVICE ON THE CORRECT LENGTH BOLT.
Note: Marking on
the top of a Grade 5
Bolt.
Front of Vehicle
CHILD RESTRAINTS MUST NOT BE ATTACHED TO
UNSOUND METAL OR TO WOOD, OR SYNTHETIC
STRUCTURES. WHEN DRILLING 9 MM HOLE DO
NOT DRILL THROUGH FUEL LINES, FUEL TANKS,
ELECTRICAL WIRING, OR RADIO SPEAKERS.
WEBBING STRAPS MUST BE PROTECTED FROM
SHARP CORNERS AND EDGES. THE ANCHOR
FITTING MUST BE USED ONLY AS DESCRIBED
ABOVE. IT MUST NOT BE HOOKED ONTO ANY
OTHER OBJECT.
200mm
min.
Fig.3.
CAR INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
(From retailers of Safe-n-Sound products)
Centre line of
seating position
EXTRA ANCHOR KITS: Available for using the restraint in additional cars.
Re-order no: 0038
EXTENSION STRAPS: May be required for cars without a fixed parcel shelf.
Re-order no: 0035 (length 300mm) or
0036 (length 600mm)
GATED 3-BAR SLIDE (Locking clip): For converting lap-sash seat belt to lap belt,
and to obtain a better fit to the car where the fitted lock-off may not be suitable. Most
cars will not need this.
Re-order no: 0215.
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT LOOSENS
LAP-SASH SEAT BELT
If a seat belt will not stay tight, then a
Gated 3-Bar Slide may be used to prevent
loosening.
There may be two types of Gated Slides
available, Curved and Flat.
Before installing the restraint, join the
lap-sash seat belt by using the Gated 3-Bar
Slide stored under the carrier.
Flat
Curved
A. Hold the lap and sash straps together and fold
as shown. Slide the inner strap into the Gated
3-Bar Slide followed by the outer strap.
Inner
strap
Hollow side
Faces
towards
restraint
B. The two straps should slide freely in the Gated
3-Bar Slide slot.
C. Repeat previous step A for the other
slot in the Gated 3-Bar Slide.
Ensure the Lap portion of seat
belt is nearest to the restraint
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT LOOSENS
D. Feed the straps through the Gated 3-Bar Slide to
remove any slack.
When fitting the Curved Gated Slide, the seat belt route
can only go one way, as shown above.
Use this seat belt configuration to install the child restraint
according to the instructions on pages 23 to 24.
IMPORTANT:
Sash belt
portion
Lap belt
portion
Remove the gated 3 bar
slide from the seat belt as
soon as the child restraint
is removed so that an
adult can use the seat belt
as a lap-sash seatbelt.
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
If your restraint has been involved in a severe crash, you should destroy the restraint
even if no damage is obvious. Some insurance companies offer vehicle insurance
which covers or partially covers the replacement of your child restraint. Contact your
insurance company for further details. Your insurance company may require you
to keep the child restraint for assessment, but do not use the child restraint after a
severe crash. To assist you in making an accident insurance claim cut the following
statement and include it with your claim.
NOTICE TO INSURANCE COMPANY CHILD
RESTRAINT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
All Safe-n-Sound child restraints are manufactured to Australian/New Zealand Standards
AS/NZS1754-2010 which requires us to advise users of child restraints to "Destroy the
entire restraint if it has been in use in a severe crash, even if no damage is obvious". The
joint Australian/New Zealand Standards committee CS/85, advise that this statement
applies whether a child was in the child restraint or not. We consider a "server crash" as
being one where the main body structure of the vehicle is distorted.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been damaged and we concur with
the Australian/New Zealand Standards in recommending destruction of the child restraint.
This notice is to advise you of the requirements of the Australian/New Zealand Standards
and our obligation in complying with the standards.
Please assist the owner of this restraint in their claim.
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
(Incorporated in Victoria)
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address:
99 Derby Road Sunshine Victoria 3020
PO Box 147 Sunshine Victoria 3020
Telephone: 1300 303 330
www.britax.com.au
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New Zealand Office
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
Telephone: 0508 688 822
www.britax.co.nz
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
CRASH EXCHANGE
We would never want you to experience an accident, but unfortunately accidents do
happen.
If you experience an accident you may be eligible for a free replacement.
The Safe-n-Sound Crash Exchange Program is a voluntary program designed to
ensure that our children are safe and that any seat that may have experienced a
severe crash is taken out of the market.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been damaged in a severe
crash, so the restraint should be destroyed as the crash may reduce the child
restraints ability to perform.
Since its inception in 2006, the Crash Exchange program has helped 100’s of
families ensure that their children have new restraints and that the restraints are not
sold second hand placing others at risk.
Our Crash Exchange Terms and Application form are accessible on our website.
Please visit www.britax.com.au for further information.
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NOTES
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NOTES
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The Safe-n-Sound trademark is the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
The Britax and Click & Go trademark are the property of Britax Excelsior Limited (UK).
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 2002-2012 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. Patent Pending.
Part No.2201321/A