Convertible Child Restraint
Series No.7300/A/2010, 7300/D/2010
Rearward Facing
For use with children
up to approximately 12 months.
Forward Facing.
For use with children from approximately
12 months to approximately 4 years of age.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INDEX
INTRODUCTION
Page
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INTRODUCTION
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WARNINGS
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS & THE NEXT STEP
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant until their shoulders reach the lower
shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age). Then to be used in forward-facing position
until their shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker (approximately 4 years of age).
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SUITABLE FOR USE - REARWARD-FACING
Continue to use this child restraint until the child reaches this limit.
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SPECIAL FEATURES - REARWARD-FACING
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HOW TO SETUP - REARWARD-FACING
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HOW TO INSTALL - REARWARD-FACING
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HOW TO USE - REARWARD-FACING
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SPECIAL FEATURES - FORWARD-FACING
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SUITABLE FOR USE - FORWARD-FACING
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HOW TO SETUP - FORWARD-FACING
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HOW TO INSTALL - FORWARD-FACING
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HOW TO USE - FORWARD-FACING
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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ACCESSORIES
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TRAVELLING TIPS
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
This instruction book covers various models under the series number 7300/A/2010, 7300/D/2010
design. These child restraints are installed in the rear of the car and can be used either rearward-facing
for infants or forward facing for older children. They are installed in the car using the car seatbelt and
the tether strap attached to the car's child restraint anchor fitting.
Do not use forward facing until child's shoulders are above the lower shoulder height marker.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
Children are at risk of serious injury if they move to booster seats too early.
Children that have outgrown this restraint are safest in a booster seat until their shoulders reach the
upper shoulder height marker of the booster seat.
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 VEHICLE.
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 (Britax) 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.
TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP-ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH
FORWARD FACING SEATS.
Always store the instruction book in the pocket provided on the side or back of the cover.
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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.
•
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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Fit the harness firmly to the child.
•
A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
•
Straps may be damaged by unsecured cargo in a collision. Secure or remove hazardous cargo
before using this strap. Hatchback or wagon: Do not use the child restraint where the upper
anchorage strap may fall into a split in the seat back.
•
Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo buckles and adjusters.
•
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
Do not alter or modify this restraint.
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Do not lift the seat by the Headrest.
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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.
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.
•
Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no damage is visible.
•
DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT A COVER.
•
Regularly check the restraint components, straps & other fitments for correct function and
condition. Seek prompt repair.
•
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.
•
DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN THE FRONT
OF THE SEATING POSITION.
•
If an airbag is fitted in the desired seating position where the child restraint is to be fitted, follow
the vehicle manufacturer's warnings and instructions.
•
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.
•
THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE ANCHORAGE STRAP MAY FALL INTO
A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK (E.G. HATCHBACK OR WAGON).
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
A GROWING CHILD
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
Newborn (Rearward facing)
Shoulder height
label (hidden)
Rearward Facing
Shoulder height markers are provided on this restraint for a visual indication that the child is safe to
ride in this restraint. Do not turn to forward-facing until the child's shoulder's reach the lower marker.
Do not continue to use the restraint if the child's shoulders are above the top marker.
Label A
Older baby (Rearward facing)
Shoulder
height label
Child Use (Forward Facing)
Shoulder Height Labels
Label A
Turn to forward-facing when the child's
shoulders reach the lower shoulder height
marker.
IMPORTANT: FOLLOW THIS ADVICE.
LOWER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER : Label A
When the child's shoulders reach the lower marker, the child restraint must be turned to face towards
the front of the vehicle or move the child to another Forward Facing seat with in built harness.
Approximately 12 months of age.
UPPER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER : Label B
When the child's shoulders reach this upper marker, the child is now too big for the child restraint. It is
now time to move too the next child restraint. Approximately 4 years of age.
Label B
Label A
Forward Facing
Move to the next form of child restraint when
the child's shoulders reach the upper shoulder
height marker.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS &
THE NEXT STEP
For the next child restraint choose
from:
• Convertible Booster Seat ( Note: you can
move to a convertible booster seat once the
child's shoulders reach the lower shoulder
height marker), this will be a little lower than
the Lower Shoulder Height Marker on the
child restraint covered on the previous page.
OR
• Booster Seat and an accessory Child Harness
SUITABLE FOR USE - REARWARD-FACING
Convertible Booster
seat used with
internal harness
until approximately
4 years and then as
a booster seat.
Booster seat and
accessory Child
Harness.
(A Child Harness must be used if the car is
fitted with a lap only seat belt in the desired
seating position),
NOTE: These options are from approximately
6-8 years and 8-10 years.
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To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant
until their shoulders reach the lower shoulder height marker
(approximately 12 months of age). Then to be used in
forward-facing position until their shoulders reach the upper
shoulder height marker (approximately 4 years of age).
600mm
Seat width 450mm
520mm
Continue to use this restraint in this rear facing mode until the child's shoulders reach the limit of the
lower shoulder height marker before turning the seat to face forward. A baby's neck muscles may be
unable to support their head thus the baby should remain rear facing until the neck muscles become
stronger.
The purchaser should check the measurements between the front of the seat back of the rear seat and
all front seats in the car in which the child restraint is intended to be used, to ensure that the space is
sufficient. If you have the restraint check it fits in your car.
Regional Road Rules may prohibit the use of this restraint in the front seat until the child is 4 years of
age. Check your Regional Road Rules for exemptions.
OR
• Booster seat and lap-sash seat belt.
TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN
THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
Booster seat
with lap-sash
seat belt.
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE
WITHOUT STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap
Do not allow the front seat to
correctly attached.
alter the installed position of
DO NOT USE A REAR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN
the restraint. It is permissible to
AIRBAG IS FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION.
allow the restraint to touch the
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or
seat on front of it.
rearwards.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers have adequate ventilation and are shaded from direct sunlight through side
or rear windows.
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SPECIAL FEATURES - REARWARD-FACING
SPECIAL FEATURES - REARWARD-FACING
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To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the infant's shoulders reach the lower shoulder
height marker (approximately 12 months of age).
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Shoulder Height Markers may be hidden
under headrest in lowest position.
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2. Fully adjustable 6 point harness
3. Insert Pad (if fitted)
(may vary in style)
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Baby Recline Latch
For rearward-facing mode only
4. Shoulder Pads (if fitted)
5. Padded cover for comfort
6. Quick Release Buckle (Red button)
7. Stabilising Bar for Baby use
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8. Harness Adjustment Strap
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9. Headrest adjuster latch
11. Recline Latch
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1. Adjustable Headrest with
HASSLE FREE HARNESS™
10. Shoulder Height Markers
(May be hidden behind headrest)
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Recline Latch
(Harness strap not shown)
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
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Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap
Attachment Clip
Car's Anchor Fitting
Harness Adjustment Button
Car's seat belt
Blue REARWARD FACING BELT PATH label
Base (shown in baby use mode)
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Front of Vehicle
19. Messy Mat™
20. Baby Recline Latch (back of seat
for rear-facing mode only)
21. Upper Lock-off
22. Upper Anchorage Storage Band
23. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING HASSLE FREE HARNESS™ STRAP HEIGHT & HEADREST:
FOR BABY USE REARWARD-FACING
CONVERT TO BABY USE MODE
A. To fully recline the restraint into Child use mode, place one hand
on the front corner of the base firmly, lift recline latch up to unlock,
continue pulling restraint forward until fully reclined or unable to
recline further.
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the baby in the restraint. The Headrest
must be in the correct position & 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.
Lift Recline Latch
B. Once fully reclined in Child use mode, pull the baby recline latch
located behind the restraint body, continue pulling the restraint
forward until fully reclined into baby use mode.
For babies in rear facing mode the headrest must be in the position where the top of the shoulder strap
slots are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not lower than the child’s shoulders. Instructions for
adjusting the headrest is on the next page. If your baby has reached the lower shoulder height marker
then the restraint may be converted for forward-facing “child use”. (Refer to Forward Facing section
from page 28.)
Lower shoulder height marker
1. The shoulder straps must be in the
slots which are nearest to the child's
shoulders, but not lower than the child's
shoulders. There is only one set of slots
so the seat will always have the shoulder
Harness Shoulder slots
straps in place once the headrest is
positioned correctly.
Shoulder harness straps
2. The Insert pad may be used for rearward
facing or in baby mode for small babies.
Harness tongues
and buckle
3. Discontinue the use of the insert pad if
there is insufficient room for the baby
Lap strap slots
or shoulders have reached the lower
Crotch strap slots
shoulder height marker.
Harness adjuster button
Harness adjuster strap
REARWARD-FACING
BELT PATH;
shown as blue.
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO ADJUST HEADREST & HASSLE FREE HARNESS™
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE (REARWARD FACING)
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the Headrest.
The restraint is normally packaged in the fully upright child use
mode so if you need to use it for baby use you must first fully
recline the restraint, and then convert the restraint to baby use
mode as shown below.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from the vehicle to adjust the harness or Headrest
positions. Small adjustments maybe possible with the baby still in the seat.
C. To adjust the Headrest, pull on the latch on the back of the restraint and pull up or down to position
the top of the shoulder strap slot above the baby's shoulders. Release the latch to lock the headrest
in position. Pull headrest upwards to check it is locked in position.
If Upper Anchorage Strap is folded up for storage undo
Storage Strap then lengthen. Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
B
Storage
Band
CONVERT TO BABY USE MODE
Latch
A. To fully recline the restraint in Child use mode, place one
hand on the front corner of the base firmly, push recline
latch up to unlock, continue pulling restraint forward
until fully reclined.
Lift Recline Latch
Pull
(Harness straps not shown for image clarity)
B. Once fully reclined in Child use mode, pull the latch
located behind the restraint body, continue pulling the
restraint forward until fully reclined into baby use mode.
IMPORTANT:
Ensure harness and Headrest are positioned so that the shoulder straps are just above the
baby's shoulders but no lower.
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE (REARWARD FACING) Continued
D. Remove Insert Pad (if fitted), and
gently lift Headrest trim end, then pull
backwards the centre panel flap, with the
comfort pad from the inner seat of trim.
See Fig 2.
A. Position restraint rearward facing in the
chosen seating position.
B. Lift the flap at the end of the seat
sufficiently to access the stabilising bar,
pull out stabilising bar and then gently
push bar forward until a click is heard.
Stabilising bar is now latched in place.
Refit the cover. See Fig 1.
D
Lift trim enough
to access the
stabilising bar
B
C. Undo the buckle and place the straps to
each side.
Then push bar
forward
Click
Padded Insert
E. Fully lengthen seat belt and feed the seat
belt between the restraint cover and the
restraint body through seat belt slots in
restraint. See Fig 2.
Fig 2. Backrest trim end Centre
panel flap
Pull out
Stabilising
bar
E
B
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Pass buckle tongue through slot here
Fig 1.
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
F. Engage seat belt buckle & tongue and
tighten the seat belt allowing the sash to
fully retract.
NOTE: Seat belt buckle and tongue must
not rest between restraint cover and
restraint. If seat belt buckle is adjustable,
adjust buckle as low as possible away
from the restraint.
G. Replace the centre panel properly,
ensure the harness buckle is through the
panel, and connect the hook and loop
to retain the cover. Then place back the
Headrest trim end along the Headrest.
For smaller babies replace the Insert
Pad (if fitted). Do not use if the child's
shoulders reach the lower Shoulder
Height Marker. See page 13 for advice
on positioning the shoulder straps.
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 enter the
seating zone.
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Pass buckle tongue through slot here
H. Align restraint centrally to the chosen
seating position as shown right. Pull
sash portion of seat belt until all
slack is removed from Lap portion of
seat belt. Adjust seat belt to hold the
restraint firmly against the vehicle seat
back. For retractor seat belts, allow
excess belt to feed back into retractor.
Lock the rear facing seat belt lock-off
(if fitted) to prevent the seat belt
slackening.
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HOW TO INSTALL
I. Fit the attachment clip to the anchor fitting as shown
right. Make sure to remove as many twists as
possible from the upper anchorage strap.
J. Tighten adjustable upper anchorage strap by
pulling adjustment strap to remove slack, but do
not over-tighten causing the restraint base to lift off
the vehicle seat. This will usually be done once the
baby has been harnessed into the seat.
K. Roll up excess strap tightly so the webbing is thick
enough to be held in the storage band.
HOW TO INSTALL
Fitting Summary
Attachment Clip
Car's Anchor Fitting
A single
twist is
required in
baby use.
Fully press Adjuster Button (1)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (2) to lengthen.
1
Storage
Band
2
Ensure Upper Anchorage Strap
is tightened, attached to the
Anchor Fitting and that straps
are the same length on both
sides of Attachment Clip.
Pull sash portion of seat belt to
remove slack.
Feed seat belt between restraint
cover and restraint body. (See
pages 16-19.)
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
Roll up excess
strap tightly so the
webbing is thick
enough to be held
in the storage band.
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Pull to remove slack
- do not over tighten.
Hook Attachment Clip to
the car's anchor fitting.
DO NOT USE THE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE WITHOUT
STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
THE UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE CHILD
RESTRAINT IS USED IN A VEHICLE.
ALWAYS ATTACH THE HOOK AND REMOVE THE SLACK.
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
IMPORTANT:
If using an Extension Strap, positioning the Attachment Clip above the baby may lead to injury in an
accident therefore make sure that the Attachment Clip is not positioned in front of the vehicle seat.
ANGULAR ADJUSTMENT OF RESTRAINT
Some vehicle seats have more rearward slope than others. If the angle of the seat causes the baby to
be too upright for comfort, the angle may 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.
If the car's seat is flat then some packing may be required at the front edge of the Base to achieve the
recline angle.
Attachment Clip
should be behind
the front of the
vehicle seat.
Attachment Clip should
not be in front of the
vehicle seat front.
Do not remove all of the rearward slope by over packing. Always leave a rearward slope angle of
approximately 10 to 15 degrees as shown
Extension
Strap
10° to 15°
Attachment Clip
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HOW TO USE
HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY INTO RESTRAINT
A. Ensure the Headrest and shoulder straps are adjusted to the correct height for your child (see page
13).
B. Slacken the Upper Anchorage Strap and allow the straps to fall to the sides of the restraint for easy
access to the baby.
C. Slacken Harness Straps by pushing and holding the Harness Adjustment Button, grasping BOTH
shoulder harness straps and pulling out the desired amount of slack. Release harness adjustment
button when there is enough slack and place the buckle tongues over the side of the seat so that
the baby does not lay on them.
D. Lay baby on their back into restraint and fit harness as shown. Make sure the baby is dressed to
allow harness buckle to be pulled up between baby’s legs e.g. a jump suit.
D. Fit either harness tongue into the
harness buckle followed by the
other tongue until a click is heard.
Should the second tongue not
insert, press the red button and reinsert the tongues. Ensure secure
engagement by pulling harness
straps.
E. Remove slack from harness lap
straps by pulling shoulder straps.
F. Adjust the harness to a firm but
comfortable fit by pulling the
harness adjustment strap.
Slackened Upper
Anchorage Strap
Car's
Anchor
fitting
Adjustable
Headrest
Adjuster Strap
Harness Adjustment Button
Adjuster for the Upper
Anchorage Strap
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Buckle
D
Click
Pull to remove
slack from
harness lap
straps
IMPORTANT: Always ensure the baby’s arms and legs are free. Never wrap baby in a blanket
before placing in restraint.
Lower shoulder height marker
hidden when Headrest is the Harness
lowest position.
shoulder straps
Tongue
G. Re-tighten the Adjustable Upper
Anchorage Strap by pulling the
Adjustment Strap to remove slack
as shown. Roll up the excess strap
tightly so the webbing is thick
enough to be held in the storage
band.
Shoulder Straps
Harness Lap Straps
F
Crotch Straps
Press
Storage
Band
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
Roll up excess
strap tightly so the
webbing is thick
enough to be held
in the storage band.
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HOW TO USE
HOW TO USE
Pull to remove slack
from harness straps
REMOVING BABY FROM RESTRAINT
A. Press the Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button while pulling Upper Anchorage Straps to slacken.
Allow the Upper Anchorage Straps to fall to the sides for easy access into restraint.
B. Lift and hold the harness adjustment lever or push and hold the Harness Adjustment Button
(whichever is fitted) while pulling both Shoulder Harness Straps to slacken harness to the desired
amount.
C. Press the red button on Harness Buckle. Then both Harness tongues will be released. Move each
shoulder strap to baby’s side then pick up the baby.
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
A. Disengage seat belt tongue from buckle and remove from
the restraint.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS.
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness straps and that
baby’s arms and legs are free with the straps in the correct
location as shown right. Do not wrap the baby in a blanket or any
other wrap.
Do not use restraint if straps do not tighten and contact Britax
Childcare Customer Service. Refer to back cover for details.
IMPORTANT: The Insert Pad is designed to snugly
support baby for extra support and comfort and must be used for
smaller babies. Discontinue use when Baby Insert Pad is a tight
fit, creates discomfort for larger babies, or the baby's shoulder
reach the Lower Shoulder Height Marker or the baby is over 6
months of age.
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B. Fully press the Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button (1)
while pulling the Upper Anchorage Strap (2) to slacken
as shown right. In some vehicles loosening of the Upper
Anchorage Strap may be difficult. If so, try pushing the
restraint against the vehicle seat back or slightly lifting the
restraint to release the tension.
C. Disengage Attachment Clip from the Anchor Fitting. The
child restraint is now disconnected.
Fully press Adjuster Button (1)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (2) to lengthen.
1
2
Storage
Band
3
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
See page 34 for storage of the stabilising bar and the
return to the upright position if required.
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SPECIAL FEATURES - FORWARD-FACING
SPECIAL FEATURES - FORWARD-FACING
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To be used only in a forward- facing position by children whose shoulder's have reached the lower
shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age) until the shoulders reach the upper shoulder
height marker (approximately 4 years of age.)
12. Car's Anchor Fitting
13. Car's seat belt
14. Upper Lock-off
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15. Messy Mat™
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16. Yellow FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH labels
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17. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
18. Upper Anchorage Storage Band
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19. Upper Anchorage Adjustment Strap
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20. Attachment Clip
3
1. Adjustable Headrest with
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HASSLE FREE HARNESS™
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2. Shoulder Harness Slots
3. Shoulder Pads (if fitted)
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4. Fully adjustable 6 point harness
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5. Quick Release Buckle (Red button)
6. Harness Adjustment Button
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7. Harness Adjustment Strap
8.
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Base (shown in child use mode)
9. Recline Latch (front of seat)
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Front of Vehicle
10. Shoulder Height Markers (may be hidden behind headrest)
11. Padded Cover for Child's comfort (may vary in style)
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Recline Latch
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SUITABLE FOR USE - FORWARD-FACING
TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH
FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
Once the child's shoulders reach the lower shoulder height marker then the seat can be changed to the
forward-facing position and used until the child's shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker.
Continue to use this restraint in this forward-facing mode until the child's shoulders reaches the limit of
the lower shoulder height marker. The child should not sit forward-facing until the baby's neck muscles
are able to support their head. Do not move to a Booster Seat until the child has outgrown this child
restraint.
HOW TO SETUP
CONVERT THE RESTRAINT TO CHILD USE MODE
A. Convert the restraint to child use mode by placing one hand on
the top of the restraint and using the other hand pulling the recline
latch at the back of the restraint outwards. Then lift the restraint
forward until audible click is heard.
Regional Road Rules may prohibit the use of this restraint in the front seat of the vehicle until the child
is 4 years of age. Check your Regional Road Rules for exemptions.
Lift forward
Pull out
B. Determine whether an upright or reclined position is preferred and adjust if necessary (see below).
C. Place one hand on the front corner of base firmly, while with the other hand lift the recline latch
up to unlock and push back until the restraint is at the desired position. Ensure the recline latch is
engaged into position by pushing on the restraint.
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD- FACING MODE WITH THE REAR FACING MODE
STABILISING BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap correctly attached.
If your vehicle is not fitted with an anchor point, please contact a Safety Restraint Fitting Station
authorised by the relevant State Government Body for correct fitment of the restraint. In New Zealand
contact the agent for the vehicle. The upper anchorage strap must be attached to an anchorage point
using an extension strap if necessary.
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
Do not use the Insert Pad (if fitted) in Forward Facing ‘Child Use’.
Lift Recline Latch
FULLY UPRIGHT
CHILD USE MODE
FULLY RECLINED
CHILD USE MODE
If an airbag is fitted in the desired seating position where the child restraint is fitted, follow the vehicle
manufacturer's warnings and instructions.
Children are of risk of serious injury if they move to a booster seat too early.
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING HASSLE FREE HARNESS™ STRAP HEIGHT & HEADREST:
FOR CHILD USE FORWARD-FACING
HOW TO ADJUST THE HEADREST & HASSLE FREE HARNESS™
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the child in the restraint. The harness
must fit firmly around the upper torso of the child and be positioned so as to leave the child's arms and
legs free.
B. To make adjustments you will need to remove the child and the restraint from the vehicle or loosen
the seat belt.
With the headrest adjusted so that the bottom edges are just above the child's shoulders the harness
will then fit closely to the child's shoulders. If the Headrest is in the top position and the shoulders
are above the upper shoulder height marker then the child is too tall for the restraint and the restraint
should not be used; move to next type of restraint (see pages 6 to 8).
Lower shoulder height marker
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the Headrest.
C. To adjust the Headrest, pull on the latch on the back of the restraint and pull up or down to position
the bottom of the headrest to be just above the child's shoulders. Release the latch to lock the
headrest in position. Pull headrest upwards to check it is locked in position.
Harness Shoulder slots
Shoulder harness straps
Latch
Harness tongues
and buckle
Lap strap slots
Crotch strap slots
25mm
Harness adjuster button
Harness adjuster strap
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are nearest to the child's shoulders, but not more than
25mm below the child's shoulders. There is only one set of slots so the seat will always have the
shoulder straps in place once the headrest is positioned correctly, just above the child's shoulders.
Note: This child restraint does not require the strap to be disconnected to adjust their height, only the
headrest needs to be moved to adjust the shoulder strap position.
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Pull
(Harness straps not shown for image clarity)
IMPORTANT:
Ensure harness and Headrest are positioned so that the shoulder straps are just above the
child's shoulders or the headrest is just above the child's shoulders.
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE FORWARD-FACING
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
A. Remove the seat from the vehicle by
disengaging the seat belt and upper
anchorage strap.
Hook and Loop
attachment
Stabilising
bar
G. Fully lengthen seat belt. Insert seat belt
tongue through the child use seat belt path
(yellow path), ensuring that the seat belt is
behind the harness straps and that the lap
part of the seat belt is below the hooks as
shown.
B. Remove the Insert Pad (if fitted) as
this is no longer required.
C. To store the Stabilising Bar, lift the
cover at the end of the seat which
uncovers the stabilising bar storage
recess.
D. Press the button on the left side
(facing seat) and gently push
stabilising bar back and then down
into the recessed area.
Rotate
backwards
E. Re-attach the cover at the end of
the seat.
Then push
inwards
Button under trim
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD-FACING POSITION WITH THE STABILISING
BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not recline into baby position when using restraint in forward-facing child use mode.
Ensure the harness is in the correct position (Refer to pages 32).
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F. Position the restraint in forward-facing
mode and align restraint centrally within the
chosen seating position.
Some vehicle seat fabrics (particularly
velours) may be damaged by a child
restraint used continuously. We recommend
the use of a full Messy Mat™or thick towel
to keep the vehicle seat in good condition.
H. Engage the seat belt buckle and tongue,
ensure to remove all slack from the lap part
of the seat belt 1 by pulling sash belt 2.
I. Grasp the sash belt 2 between thumb and
fingers in each hand and allow some slack
in the belt. Now slide the slack belt up into
the lock-off slot, up to the top of the slot.
If the belt is not slack it will not enter the
lock-off slot.
2
1 Lap Seat Belt
H
Slacken the sash
belt and feed into the
lock-off
Ensure lap part of
seat belt is below
the hooks
I
Pull the sash belt
through the lock-off
to fully tighten the
seat belt
J. Pull the sash belt 2 through the lock-off to
fully tighten the seat belt. The sash belt 2
must not be tight when feeding it into the
lock-off slot. The child restraint should now
be firmly fitted to the vehicle seat.
Allow the excess sash belt to feed back into
retractor.
Pull sash portion
of seat belt to
remove slack
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
K. Fit the attachment clip on the upper anchorage strap to the
anchor fitting as shown. Make sure to remove as many
twists as possible from the upper anchorage strap.
Attachment Clip
Upper Anchorage
Adjustment Strap
Car's Anchor Fitting
Always attach the hook and remove slack
L. Tighten the Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by
pulling the adjustment strap to remove slack as
shown below, but do not over-tighten causing the
restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat.
M. Roll up the excess strap tightly so the webbing is
thick enough to be held in the storage band.
FITTING SUMMARY
Press
Storage
Band
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
IMPORTANT:
Pull to
Always roll up the
remove
excess Upper Anchorage slack
Strap.
Storage band
Upper Anchorage
Strap
Attachment Clip
& Cover
Car's Anchor
Fitting
FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH;
marked in yellow.
Seat belt
'Lock-off'
ForwardFacing seat
belt path
Roll up excess strap
tightly so the webbing is
thick enough to be held
in the storage band.
Car's seatbelt
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 tongue must not enter the seat belt path.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
A. Lengthen the harness by pushing and holding
the Harness Adjustment Button (if fitted)
while pulling on both shoulder straps until the
harness is fully lengthened. Release the harness
adjustment button when there is enough slack.
HOW TO USE
Pull to
lengthen
Push Harness
Adjustment
Button
Adjuster Strap
B. Place child in the restraint and feed each arm through
shoulder straps. Pull harness buckle up between child’s legs.
C. Fit either harness tongue into
the harness buckle followed by
the other tongue until a click is
heard. Should the second tongue
not insert, press the red button
and reinsert the tongues. Ensure
secure engagement by pulling the
harness straps.
D. Remove all of the slack from
the harness lap straps by pulling
shoulder straps, then pull the
harness adjustment strap to adjust
harness to a comfortable but firm fit.
Check that the slack in straps is
removed. The Shoulder Harness
Straps must fit firmly to the child. A
loose harness could result in serious
injury in an accident.
Tongue
Buckle
C
Pull to remove
slack from
harness lap
straps
Click
Shoulder Straps
Harness Lap Straps
D
Crotch Straps
Do not use restraint if straps do
not tighten and contact your local
authorised service agent for repair.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS.
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HOW TO USE
TO RECLINE RESTRAINT
The child restraint may be reclined or positioned upright without
removing the child from the restraint but it is easier without the
child. Lift the recline latch and push or pull to get the desired
recline. There are 3 recline positions. You will be able to gain
partial recline from upright position by just pushing the recline
latch up and pulling the seat forward. The extent of the recline
will be limited by the location of the anchorage point. Loosening
of the upper anchorage strap may be required when positioning
the restraint to either an upright or reclined position. Once the
required position has been determined ensure to tighten the
upper anchorage strap and re-check the car seat belt tension
i.e., all slack to be removed.
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Push recline latch up while
moving restraint into desired
recline position.
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing for fraying,
B. Check that the buckle clicks and is not sluggish or sticky in operation,
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 restraint is cracked or broken, seek repair immediately or replace the child restraint,
F. Ensure the buckle is free of fluff, liquid or other matter that may enter the buckle slots. Clean the
buckle if it is sluggish to engage.
CLEANING THE SEAT
TO REMOVE CHILD
Use only mild soap and water to clean all webbing, metal and plastic parts of the restraint using a
damp cloth. Do not use chemicals or cleaning agents.
Press the red button on Harness Buckle and then both Harness tongues will be released. Lift the
shoulder straps from the child’s shoulders, the child can then get out.
TO CLEAN HARNESS BUCKLE:
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
A. Disengage the seat belt tongue from the buckle and remove
from the restraint. Pull the sash belt downwards to pull it out
of the Upper lock-off.
B. Release the stored strap and fully press Upper Anchorage
Strap Adjuster Button (1) while pulling the Upper Anchorage
Strap (2) to slacken as shown right. In some vehicles
loosening of the Upper Anchorage Strap may be difficult. If
so, try pushing the restraint against the vehicle seat back or
slightly lifting the restraint to release the tension.
C. Disengage Attachment Clip from Anchor Fitting. The child
restraint is now disconnected.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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 follows:
Fully press Adjuster Button (1)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (2) to lengthen.
1
2
Storage
Band
Cover
Body
3- bar slide
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.
B. Place the Harness Buckle under warm (max. 40 degrees
Celsius) running water as shown below. Let the water run
through the mouth of the buckle for five minutes. Do not
immerse the harness in water.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
C. Engage and disengage the Harness Tongues and Buckles several
times until a strong audible click is heard when inserting the last
tongue.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Click
D. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click after engaging the
Harness Tongues and Buckle, then repeat cleaning several times.
If the Harness Buckle cannot be returned to its original working
condition then contact Britax Childcare Customer Service.
TO REMOVE COVER:
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle.
B. Disengage the harness tongues from the harness buckle.
D. Remove any accessories, pillow, Insert Pad, shoulder pads
(if fitted).
E. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint with the red button facing
out and feeding each 3-bar slide through appropriate slot.
COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
The restraint has a flame retardant cover which is removable for cleaning. Cleaning instructions are on
the care label attached to the cover. If fluffy cover is fitted then washing cover prior to use will remove
excess fluff.
Drying the Insert Pad will take additional time as the impact foam will absorb moisture. Before washing
re-engage the hook and loop on the cover and Seat Pad to prevent the 'hook'
damaging the fabric.
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 food or drink products may cause damage or
marking to the cover. Wash or clean immediately.
Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged - soak in water and gently remove.
E. Remove headrest cover by unclipping the
press studs on the Headrest hardware,
and then unhooking the elastic loop
attached to the headrest cover.
Pull the headrest cover off the Headrest.
E
Pull to unclip press stud
E
Lift lower part of the
headrest cover and
unhook elastic loop
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
F. Unhook the elastic loops at the top of the
cover located at the back of the restraint and
the elastic loops at the bottom of the restraint
located under the front of the restraint.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REPLACE COVER:
unhook elastic
loop at the back
of the restraint
F
G. Remove the cover while feeding the Crotch
Buckle, Harness Tongues and strap through
the lap and crotch strap slots in the cover. If
fitted with a Harness Adjuster Button, peel the
cover from the button housing starting at one
corner.
Hook elastic loop at the back of the restraint
A. Feed the Harness Tongues and shoulder straps
through the side slots in the cover.
B. Stretch the cover over the top of the restraint
first, then the sides, then stretch the cover
around the rim of the restraint. Attach the
elastic loops to the hooks on the restraint.
B
C. Re-fit the Seat Cover attachments.
D. Reattach the hook and loop at each side, feed
the Crotch Buckle through slots in cover
E. If fitted with a Push Button Adjuster, stretch
cover over Push Button housing. Pull the
adjuster strap through the cover. Ensure none
of the harness straps are twisted.
Crotch
slots
Reattach the
hook and loop
on the cover
D
F. Fit the Headrest cover over Headrest and slide
harness through slots in the seat and the cover.
G. Refit the Insert Pad (if fitted) or other
accessories if required. If the headrest has
moved then reset the headrest so the shoulder
straps are near the shoulder. See pages 13
Rearward-facing and 32 Forward-facing.
H. Refit to the vehicle.
E
clip press stud
E
Hook elastic loop
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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
IMPORTANT:
INSERT PAD - STYLE MAY VARY
ONLY USE SAFE-N-SOUND SEAT COVERS AND ACCESSORIES THAT ARE DESIGNED AND TESTED
FOR USE WITH THIS PRODUCT.
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.
SHOULDER PADS (IF FITTED)
Shoulder Pads are designed to provide extra comfort for baby or
child and are easily fitted to the shoulder harness straps by:
CROTCH PAD (IF FITTED)
The Crotch Pad is designed to provide extra comfort
for baby or child and is fitted to the restraint as follows:
Feed the Crotch Buckle through the slot in crotch pad.
POCKETS (IF FITTED)
The pockets sewn on the trim are designed for your
convenience. They can hold those necessary items that you
need at a moments notice. e.g. Bottle, face washer, toy etc. They
can also hold a CD or MP3 player.
CAUTION:
If using the pocket to store filled bottles, please ensure contents
are not contaminated due to prolonged storage. Ensure contents
are not crushed by car door when closing.
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Insert
Pad
A. Disconnect buckle and place insert under shoulder and lap straps.
B. Feed the crotch strap through the flap in the Insert Pad and
re-connect buckle.
A. Pull apart fasteners and remove shoulder pads from harness.
B. Re-fit shoulder pads to harness and attach fasteners for use.
The Insert Pad is designed to snugly support baby for extra support
and comfort and should be used for small babies when rearwardfacing. Discontinue use when the baby insert pad is tight fit or creates
discomfort for larger babies or when the baby's shoulder's reach the
lower shoulder height marker. Do not use baby insert pad for babies
over 6 months of age. Do not use when in Forward Facing mode. Fit
as follows:-
Shoulder
Pads
Crotch Pad
(If fitted)
Pull crotch strap through
flap in Insert Pad.
CUP HOLDER (IF SUPPLIED)
To fit the cup holder to the restraint, insert
the locating tabs through the pair of holes
on either side of the restraint. Slide the cup
holder down until it locks into position. To
remove, press the release trigger on the
bottom of the cup holder, then slide up and
out of the holes in the restraint. Ensure
the cup holder and its contents can not
be crushed by the car door. Store the cup
holder when not in use.
Slide cup holder into the
slots and then down, until
it locks into position
WARNING:
Only use for holding cups, bottles and
drink cartons. Do not use for hot drinks.
Release trigger
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TRAVELLING TIPS
ACCESSORIES
MESSY MAT™ (IF SUPPLIED)
The Messy Mat's has been specifically designed to protect your
vehicle seat from damage by the child restraint and children’s
shoes rubbing against it. If the Messy Mat has been supplied it
must be used to protect the car upholstery.
Place pocket on edge of seat, smooth back toward seat join ('A')
and fit in any excess Messy Mat into the join of the car seat ('A').
Long Messy Mat
(If fitted)
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.
A
Pocket
CAUTION:
The Messy Mat pocket is only for small, light items. DO NOT
overload the pocket with heavy, bulky items as this may damage
the pocket or cause passengers to trip over them.
SAFETY
Short Messy Mat
(If fitted)
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.
A
Pocket
Note: Some Messy Mats
may not have pockets.
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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.
FEEDING
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:
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.
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.
Do not attempt to carry warm milk because germs multiply rapidly in warm milk.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
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.
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).
Length 600mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0036).
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
45°
DISTANCE TO MEASURE TO THE
ANCHOR POINT
Anchorage Clip Cover
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.)
UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTING
Fig.1.
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Note: Minimum of five full turns of anchor bolt is required
before tightening force is applied.
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.
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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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.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Front of Vehicle
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
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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.
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.
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.
Front of Vehicle
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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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
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
New Zealand Office
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
Telephone: 0508 688 822
www.britax.co.nz
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
NOTES
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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The Safe-n-Sound trademark is the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
The Britax trademark is the property of Britax Excelsior Limited (UK).
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 1995-2011 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. This product is covered by Australian and overseas
Patent applications. Patents pending.
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