Encore 10™
Child Booster Seat
Series Number: 4900/A/2010
IMPORTANT:
KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE POCKET UNDER THE BASE OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT
Instructions for Installation & Use - Series No. 4900/A/2010
INDEX
Page
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3
INTRODUCTION
4
WARNINGS
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND THE NEXT SEAT
8
SPECIAL FEATURES
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SUITABLE FOR USE
11
HOW TO SETUP
15
HOW TO INSTALL
16
HOW TO USE
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
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TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
36
ACCESSORIES
38
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
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INTRODUCTION
This Booster Seat is designed for use by children from approximately 4 years of age up to
approximately 8 to 10 years of age in vehicles using a lap-sash seatbelt or with a seatbelt
and Child Harness. It must not be used with just a lap only seatbelt as the upper body of
the child is not protected. This Booster Seat is fitted with the VERSATETHER™ catch that
allows it to be used with a child harness.
Only the Safe-n-Sound™Protecta PLUS™Harness Series 220/2010 or Babylove EzyGo
Harness™Series BL220/2010 child harnesses are suitable for use with this product.
No other Harness is suitable with this booster seat unless advised by Safe-n-Sound.
A child who is not tall enough to reach the upper shoulder height marker in their seat with
in-built harness will be too small for this booster seat. This booster seat should be used
until the child no longer fits in this seat or the child can sit in the car’s seat with their lower
leg able to hang over the car's seat cushion.
This booster seat is not designed to be reclined.
You purchased a model with the added protection of a Side Impact Cushion Technology™
headrest you can see the Side Impact Cushion fitted on the sides of the headrest. There is
no installation or assembly required to activate the Side Impact Cushion, it only functions in
a side crash to provide additional protection to the occupant.
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.
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION.
IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONSULT
SAFE-N-SOUND OR A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION AUTHORISED BY A
RELEVANT TRANSPORT AUTHORITY. IN NEW ZEALAND, CONTACT THE AGENT FOR
THE VEHICLE.
THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE USED IN CARS WITH FORWARD FACING SEATS WITH A
LAP-SASH SEATBELT OR WITH A SEATBELT AND CHILD HARNESS.
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.
The instruction manual is to be stored in a pocket under booster seat see page 8 for details.
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• Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
• Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo buckles and
adjusters.
• DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
• Do not alter or modify this restraint. Use only recommended parts and accessories.
• Repairs must only be done by the manufacturer or agent.
• Do not allow the restraint to come into contact with polishes, oils, bleach and other
chemicals.
• Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no damage is visible.
• DO NOT USE WITH JUST A LAP BELT. You must use with lap-sash seatbelt, or with a
seatbelt and child harness.
• The lap part of the seatbelt must be firmly across the thighs and the sash straps fitted
diagonally across the chest and on the shoulder.
• If used with a child harness, the lap strap of the seatbelt must be adjusted firmly first,
and then the harness, so that the lap-strap is not lifted off the child’s lap when the
harness is adjusted.
• DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
• IF AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN THE SEATING POSITION WHERE THE CHILD RESTRAINT
IS TO BE FITTED, FOLLOW THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER’S WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS.
• Regularly check the restraint components, straps and other fitments for correct function,
cracking & condition. Seek prompt repair.
• 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. Always attach hook and remove slack.
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• Securely stow all heavy objects, feeding bottles, cup holders, etc that could become
missiles during an accident and cause injury to any occupant.
• The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is recommended
not to use child restraints older than 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).
• Do not lift the seat by the headrest or the Side Wings.
• 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.
:
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND
A GROWING CHILD
Label B
Label A
upper Height label will be behind the child’s neck.
SMALLER CHILD
TALLER CHILD
From approximately 4 years of age.
To approximately 8 to 10 years of age.
Shoulders must not be below the Lower
Shoulder Height Marker when the
headrest is the lowest position.
Shoulders must not be above the Upper
Shoulder Height Marker when the headrest
is in the highest position.
Label B
Label A
NOTE: These heights also apply if you are
using a Child Harness with the booster seat.
Front of Vehicle
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
AND THE NEXT SEAT
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
Label A
Smaller Child - Lower Marker
Label B
Larger Child - Upper Marker
A Child who has outgrown their child restraint with in-built harness will have their shoulders
in line or above the lowest shoulder height marker (label A) of this booster seat with the
headrest in the lowest
position. If the child’s
shoulders are below
this marker the child
needs to stay in their
child restraint with an
in-built harness.
The seat can be used until the child’s shoulders reach the Upper Marker (label B) with the
headrest fully raised. Usually the shoulders will contact the bottom of the headrest, it is
then time to move
to the next form of
restraint.
For maximum safety
continue to use this
seat as long as the
child fits in the seat.
Next type of restraint that can be used in the car for your child.
When your child has outgrown the seat, you can then either use:
Just the car's lap-sash
seatbelt.
Or you can use a
Child Harness and lap
seatbelt. Lap seatbelts
can be dangerous
without a Child
Harness.
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SPECIAL FEATURES
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Front of Vehicle
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Encore 10™
Child Booster
Series Number:
Seat
4900/A/2010
11
12
Instruction book located under
booster in pocket
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Rear View of Booster Seat
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SPECIAL FEATURES
1. Car's Anchor Fitting
2. Side Impact Cushion (one each side)
3. Adjustable Height Headrest
4. Car's Seatbelt
5. Adjustable Side Wings
6. Padded cover for comfort
7. Booster Seatbelt path indicator
8. Pocket
9. Cup holder (if supplied)
10. Headrest Adjustment handle
11. Sash Guide (one each side of headrest)
12. Shoulder slots for use with Child Harness
13. Instruction Book location
14. Adjustment knob for base adjusting
15. SLIDEGUARD™ Lap belt positioning Clip
16. Shoulder Height Markers
17. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
18. Upper Anchorage Storage Band
19. Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap
20. Attachment Clip
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SUITABLE FOR USE
To be used with either a lap-sash seatbelt or an add-on accessory Child Harness by
children whose shoulders are above the Lower Shoulder Height Marker with head restraint
in the lowest position (approximately 4 years of age) until their shoulders reach the Upper
Shoulder Height Marker with head restraint in the highest position (approximately 8 to 10
years of age).
Continue to use this booster seat until the child reaches this limit. Children are safest in a
booster seat until their shoulders reach the Upper Shoulder Height Marker of the booster
seat. Do not use this restraint until child’s shoulders are above the Lower Shoulder Height
Marker with the head restraint in the lowest position.
THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE USED IN CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS WITH A LAPSASH SEATBELT OR WITH A SEATBELT AND CHILD HARNESS.
• 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 WITH JUST A LAP BELT. You must use with lap-sash seatbelt, or with a
seatbelt and Child Harness.
• Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap attached.
• Do not use in a front seat, unless it has a child restraint anchorage point and your child
is over 4 years of age or in accordance with the applicable Road Rules in your region.
• Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
• Only use Safe-n-Sound™replacement covers for this Booster seat to ensure all safety
information is provided.
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HOW TO SETUP
UNFOLDING THE BOOSTER SEAT
If the seat is in a folded position, grip the Booster seat
back and seat base and unfold till you hear it lock into
position. Check that the seat has locked into position.
Seat
back
CAUTION:
DO NOT PLACE FINGERS IN BETWEEN SEAT BACK
& SEAT BASE WHEN FOLDING OR UNFOLDING.
Seat
base
FOLDING THE BOOSTER SEAT
To store the Booster seat, push to fold the seat
forward.
ADJUSTING THE CAR'S SEAT BACKREST
The backrest pivots freely so as to match the car seat back angle. Move the restraint back
until it is touching the car’s seat back. If the vehicle seat back angle is adjustable put it in
the normal upright mode.
Normal
backrest
angle
Backrest angle
too reclined
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HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING THE HEADREST
A. The headrest can be adjusted to lock into different height
locations. This can be done with the child in the seat.
B. Hold backrest as shown and squeeze the headrest
adjustment handle at the back of the headrest with the
other hand, to move the headrest up or down.
A
CAUTION:
Keep hands away from gap at the back of the lower
backrest whilst adjusting.
C. Adjust the headrest height so that the bottom of the sash
guide is level with or just above your child’s shoulder
(but not more than 30mm above).
Less than 30mm
Greater than 30mm
B
C
D. When the headrest is in the correct position let go of the headrest adjustment handle and
ensure it has locked into place.
Do not adjust the headrest by pulling on the Side Impact Cushion.
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HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING BASE
EXTENSION
This booster seat has a base extension which can
be easily adjusted by rotating the knob. This is to
accommodate the leg length of larger children.
Rotate to lengthen base
When should the base be extended?
Extend the base so that the front edge of the
base is close to the back of your child’s knees.
The upper thigh section of their legs will be
supported and the seating position is made more
comfortable by reducing pressure points.
ADJUSTING THE SIDE WINGS
The Adjustable Side Wings provide more
width for a Larger child or can be kept
narrow to reduce the width of the Booster
seat.
To adjust, hold seat or headrest with one
hand and use the other hand to lift up
side wing and rotate, let it click down
into place, then do the same for the other
side wing.
When should the wings be
adjusted?
2. Push back
1. Lift
When your childs arms and shoulders
require more room within the seat, adjust the expandable side wings to the widest position
to create more space for your child. Alternatively keep narrow if there are width restrictions
in the car.
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HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING THE SLIDEGUARD™CLIP
POSITION
Adjuster
The crotch strap length adjuster can be found under the seat
located by opening the instruction book flap.
A. Adjust the crotch straps for the SLIDEGUARD™clip to
the correct length for your child. It should be kept as low
as possible to keep the lap portion of the seatbelt engaged
low-over the hips. Ensure the SLIDEGUARD™clip does not
push into your child's thighs as this may cause discomfort.
Under booster seat
ALWAYS USE THIS DEVICE.
B. To change the length of the
crotch strap, thread through the
adjuster in the direction of the
arrows shown below.
TO SHORTEN
TO LENGTHEN
Lower edge of
SLIDEGUARD™ Clip,
level with top of thighs.
IMPORTANT :
You must adjust the crotch strap to the correct length for your child before installing the
restraint as it cannot be adjusted in the car.
Always return the crotch strap to its original shorter length when using the seat with
a smaller child. The SLIDEGUARD™clip must always be positioned low down on your
child's body - it will not connect correctly with the seatbelt if it is too high. DO NOT
attempt to remove or dismantle the crotch strap.
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HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE
A. Position the restraint in the car forward facing in the
chosen seating position. Adjust the headrest to the
correct height for your child (refer to page 11). Ensure
the seating position has a child restraint anchorage
fitting. Refer to the car owner's handbook. If no fitting is
provided refer to anchor fitting information on pages 38
to 40.
B. Lengthen the upper anchorage strap by removing the
excess strap from the storage band, then press the
adjuster button (1) and pull the strap with the attachment
clip (2). Hook the attachment clip to the anchor fitting.
Make sure to remove any twists from the Upper
Anchorage Strap.
1
2
Storage
Band
3
A
Attachment Clip
Anchor
Fitting
B
Pull to remove slack
C. Tighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by pulling
adjusting strap (3) to remove slack. Do not tighten
causing the restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat.
C
Always attach hook and remove slack.
D. Fold up excess strap and use storage band to neatly store
away from child's reach and secure with the hook and
loop storage strap.
Storage
Band
Fold up excess
strap and store with
the storage band.
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HOW TO USE
USING LAP-SASH SEATBELT WITHOUT CHILD HARNESS
A. Place the restraint Forward Facing in your
car, ensuring it is pushed firmly into the car
seat and the backrest touches the backrest
of the car seat. Sit your child on the seat.
Ensure the headrest is set to the correct
height for your child (See page 12).
A
B. Position the lap-sash belt over the child following
the red BOOSTER SEATBELT PATH labels,
ensuring the lap portion is positioned over the lap
belt guides and into the lap recess area on both
sides. Fit the sash portion of the belt through the
sash guide on the headrest as shown.
Lap part
of seat
belt in
recess
area.
Sash
guide
ALWAYS USE THIS SASH GUIDE
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B
HOW TO USE
C. Engage seatbelt buckle and tongue
ensuring there are no twists in
the belt. If the seatbelt buckle is
adjustable, adjust the buckle as low
as possible away from the child.
Note: In some vehicles, the vehicle
headrest may need to be raised or
even removed to allow the booster
seat to sit correctly, the vehicle
headrest may also interfere with
the routing of the upper anchorage
strap. If removed, store the vehicle
headrest in a safe place.
Sash belt
across the
chest and
through the
sash guide
Ensure both
lap and sash
belts are in
recess area
Ensure lap
portion is
in recess
area
Engage buckle
D. Adjust lap and sash portion of
seatbelt firmly but comfortably
across the child’s lap and chest.
E. Fit the SLIDEGUARD™clip to the lap
belt. Ensure the bottom edge of the
clip is in line with the thighs (see
page 14 for adjustment steps).
F. If using an Inertia Reel Retractor
seatbelt, adjust the lap portion of
the seatbelt firmly around the child
and restraint, then let the slack sash
portion retract up into the sash
retractor.
G. Fit the SLIDEGUARD™clip with the
logo facing forward to the Lap Belt.
ALWAYS USE THIS DEVICE
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HOW TO USE
IMPORTANT :
Always ensure the seatbelt is firmly fitted to the hips and thighs and the sash belt is
diagonally across the chest.
The SLIDEGUARD™clip MUST always be used when the child is using the booster
seat as it ensures the lap belt is correctly positioned on the child's thighs and
hips. A loose or poorly positioned lap belt can allow the lap belt to ride up into the
abdomen and can cause serious injuries in a crash.
Do not place seatbelt sash under the arm or behind the back.
WARNING:
A sash belt under the arm or behind the back is dangerous.
SEATBELT UNDER
THE ARM
IS DANGEROUS
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SEATBELT BEHIND
THE BACK
IS DANGEROUS
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HOW TO USE
Adjust headrest so it is close to the shoulders.
Seatbelt across the chest and through the sash guides.
Lap belt must always be firm on the thighs.
The SLIDEGUARD™clip must be positioned on
the lap belt so that the child cannot slump or
slouch.
NOTE: Seatbelt extenders should not be
used if the seatbelt is not long enough to
fit around the child. If a seatbelt extender
is used then the seatbelt buckle must not
be in contact with the child.
TO REMOVE CHILD
Disengage seatbelt tongue and buckle. Remove the
lap portion of seatbelt from the SLIDEGUARD™clip,
and remove belt from child. When Booster is not
being used, secure in position, by engaging seatbelt
over the booster seat or store in a safe place.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
USING WITH A CHILD HARNESS (PURCHASED SEPARATELY)
This booster seat is only suitable for use with Safe-n-Sound™Protecta PLUS™Harness
Series 220/2010 or Babylove EzyGo Harness™ Series BL220/2010. Refer to the instruction
book supplied with the Child Harness for full details of using and installing the Child
Harness. When installing the Child Harness into the vehicle and booster seat, connect the
upper anchorage strap to the VERSATETHER™ Catch on the Booster Seat’s upper tether
strap (as shown below).
If required, use the extension strap supplied with the child harness for all other instances to
attach the harness to anchor points in the luggage area such as the vehicle floor or ceiling.
Not suitable for most other styles of child safety harnesses.
INSTALLING SAFE-N-SOUND PROTECTA PLUS™CHILD
HARNESS INTO VEHICLE WITHOUT EXTENSION STRAP
Hook the Child Harness attachment
clip (1) onto VERSATETHER™
Catch (2). Then hook attachment
clip (3) onto anchor fitting. Ensure
that none of the straps are twisted
and not passing over any sharp
edges.
1. Attachment Clip from Child Harness.
2. VERSATETHER™ Catch.
3. Booster seat Attachment Clip.
4. Anchor Fitting in the car.
1
3
1
2
Child Harness Attachment Clip attaches to the
VERSATETHER™ Catch
NOTE: Do not use the VERSATETHER™catch on the Child Harness Clip (1).
VERSATETHER™catch (2) is only for use with a Child Harness.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
INSTALLING SAFE-N-SOUND PROTECTA PLUS™ HARNESS
WITH EXTENSION STRAP INTO VEHICLE
An adjustable extension strap is supplied with the Child Harness. Hook the Safe-n-Sound
Protecta PLUS™ Harness clip first onto the extension strap catch, then hook the extension
strap hook onto the VERSATETHER™ Catch on the Booster Seat’s upper anchorage strap
as shown below. Ensure that none of the straps are twisted or catching on sharp edges.
Tighten the Booster Seat’s upper anchorage strap (refer to page 15) then remove excess
slack from the extension strap by pulling the adjuster strap as illustrated below.
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1
Pull to remove
slack
2
7
3
6
5
Pull to remove
slack
4
Rotate the
Adjuster to
lengthen
Attachment Clip
attaches to the
VERSATETHER™
Catch
Pull to
lengthen
To lengthen the Adjustable Extension strap
rotate the adjuster and pull the main strap.
Always attach the hook and remove the slack.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
CHOOSING METHOD OF INSTALLATION
The Child Harness can be installed using either of the following methods.
METHOD 1 : Using a lap sash seatbelt in conjunction with Gated 3-bar Slide (provided with
the Child Harness) to convert to lap belt plus upper anchorage strap.
METHOD 2 : Using lap seatbelt plus upper anchorage strap.
Before installing the Child Harness determine which method of installation is required and
follow instructions carefully.
REFER TO THE Safe-n-Sound™Protecta PLUS™Harness Series 220/2010 or Babylove™
EzyGo Harness™ Series BL220/2010 INSTRUCTIONS FOR FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO
USE AND INSTALL THE CHILD HARNESS.
IMPORTANT :
The SLIDEGUARD™clip MUST always be used when the child is using the booster
seat with the child harness as it ensures the lap belt is correctly positioned on the
child's thighs and hips. A loose or poorly positioned lap belt can allow the lap belt to
ride up into the abdomen and can cause serious injures in a crash.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
INSTALLING CHILD HARNESS INTO SEAT
A. If the seat is fitted to the car, remove it as
it will be easier to fit the child's harness.
Cross Strap
Left hand Strap
Attachment Clip
Adjuster under
cover
B. Prepare the child harness by lengthening the child
harness by pressing the adjuster button (1) and
pulling the shoulder strap (2).
C. Feed the left hand harness strap
and attachment clip through the
right hand slot of the booster seat.
2
1
Pass the left
hand Strap and
Attachment
Clip through
the right hand
slot
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D. Pull the left hand Harness Strap &
Hook the Attachment Clip
Cross Strap through the opposite
onto VERSATETHER™
shoulder slot. Make sure that the
Catch
Anchor Clip also feeds through to
the back of the restraint. Hook the
Attachment Clip onto the Harness
VERSATETHER™ Catch and ensure
that the straps line up to an equal
length.
Feed left hand Child
Harness Strap &
Cross Strap through
left hand slot of
booster seat.
NOTE: The straps must be in the slots
provided in the headrest. The shoulder
straps must be nearest to the child’s
shoulder’s but not be lower than the
child’s shoulders.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
METHOD 1. USING LAP-SASH SEATBELT WITH THE CHILD
HARNESS
(Using Gated Slide provided with Child Harness.)
Refer to the Child Harness instructions to fit
Gated Slide and adjusting the car seatbelt.
Fit the Harness as detailed on page 18. Fit
Gated Slide to both lap and sash belt as
shown on pages 24 & 25. Ensure the Gated
Slide is positioned into the lap recess area
and close to the child, but not touching
the child. Thread the converted lap-sash
seatbelt through the harness strap loops as
shown left. Ensure there are no twists in the
harness, cross strap and seatbelt.
Where provided, fit the SLIDEGUARD™clip
to the lap part of the seatbelt with
the logo facing forward. The Lap Belt
SLIDEGUARD™clip should be used to
reduce the risk of your child submarining
(sliding forward on the base of seat).
Converted
lap-sash
seatbelt.
Position the
Gated Slide
next to the
child but not
touching the
child.
IMPORTANT :
The Gated Slide must be removed
from the seatbelt if the booster seat
and Child Harness are no longer used
in the car to allow other users to use
the seatbelt as a lap-sash seatbelt.
NOTE: Seatbelt extenders should not be used if the
seatbelt is not long enough to fit around the child.
If a seatbelt extender is used then the seatbelt
buckle must not be in contact with the child.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
FITTING THE GATED SLIDE TO THE LAP-SASH SEATBELT
There may be one of two types of Gated Slides available
as shown below provided with the Child Harness. Only
use the Gated Slide provided with the Child Harness. If
curved Gated Slide, then the belt route through this can
only go one way as shown.
Before using the Protecta PLUS™ Harness with a LapSash Seatbelt, you need to convert the seatbelt to a Lap
Seatbelt by using the Gated Slide provided.
IMPORTANT: Face the hollow side of the Gated Slide
towards the child. Do not use Gated Slide for any other
purpose.
A. Hold the lap and sash straps together and fold as
shown below. Slide the inner strap into the Gated Slide
followed by the outer strap.
Flat
Always ensure the Hollow
side is towards child
Outer
Strap
A
B. The two straps should slide freely in the Gated Slide
slot.
B
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Curved
Inner
Strap Faces
towards
Child
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C. Repeat previous step A for the other slot in the Gated
Slide.
D. Feed the straps through the Gated Slide to remove any
slack. This has now converted the lap-sash seatbelt
so it will act like a lap only seatbelt.
C
Loop on top
Hollow side
towards child.
Sash portion
Hollow side towards the child
Lap portion
D
TO ENSURE CORRECT CONVERSION OF LAP-SASH SEATBELT TO LAP SEATBELT FOLLOW
THESE STEPS.
IMPORTANT:
The Gated Slide must be removed from the seat belt if the booster seat and child
harness are no longer used in the car so that other users can use the seat belt as a
lap sash seat belt.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some vehicle seatbelts are too short and you may experience some
difficulty fitting the converted lap-sash around your child. If so, adjust the Gated Slide
nearer to your child, ideally into the lap belt recess area, (ensure the Gated Slide does
not touch your child). This should provide more belt length to fit your child, but if the belt
still will not fit, try another location in the vehicle, e.g. side seat. If the vehicle belts are
still too short, then contact the vehicle manufacturer for advice on longer seatbelts.
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
USING LAP SEATBELT WITH THE CHILD HARNESS
Fit the Child Harness as detailed on page 20. Thread the lap seatbelt through the Child
Harness strap loops as shown right. Ensure there are no twists in the Child Harness, cross
strap and seatbelt.
Connect the Harness to the VERSATETHER™
Catch as detailed on page 18.
A. With the child seated, place each of the Child
Harness straps over each shoulder.
B. Feed the right hand strap (loop end) into the
cross strap loop to connect the two sides.
C. Feed the adult belt (lap belt or converted
lap/sash) through the harness loops,
ensuring that the cross strap loop does not
disconnect. Also ensure there are no twists in
the Child Harness, cross strap and seatbelt.
1. Left Hand Harness Strap
2. Right Hand Harness Strap
3. Storage strap
4. Cover Pad
5. Right Hand Harness Strap Loop
6. Cross Strap Loop
7. Cross Strap
8. Attachment Clip
Child Harness
strap loops
SLIDEGUARD™
Clip
8
Pull to remove
slack
4
3
5
6
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
D. Engage the seatbelt tongue to the buckle and
adjust the seatbelt to sit firmly but comfortably
around the child's pelvis. The seatbelt buckle
should be located as low as possible below the
child's hip.
E. With the lap belt (or converted lap/sash)
adjusted to be a firm fit on the child's thighs,
then adjust the Child Harness to remove slack
in the shoulder straps. Pull the Adjuster Strap
(C) to remove slack.
Once adjusted correctly, further adjustments
to the harness or extension strap may only be
necessary only to the upper extension straps
and to accommodate the growth of the child.
Press (A) and pull the shoulder strap (B) to
lengthen.
C
Pull Adjuster
strap to
remove
slack
B
A
Adjuster
E
Fully press adjuster button
(A) while pulling the Upper
Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
NOTE: The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are nearest to the child’s
shoulders but not lower than the child’s shoulders. This is achieved with the headrest
slightly above the child’s shoulders.
CAUTION:
The lap portion of the belt must be adjusted firmly first, and then the harness, so that
the belt is not lifted off the child's lap when the harness is adjusted.
G. Finally, roll up the free end of the adjuster strap,
secure using the storage strap, then place it into Fold the
adjuster strap
the top of the adjuster cover as shown right.
and secure
with Storage
Strap.
Adjuster
Cover
Storage Strap
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HOW TO INSTALL WITH A CHILD HARNESS
TO REMOVE CHILD FROM
HARNESS AND SEAT
Disengage seatbelt tongue and buckle,
remove the lap portion of seatbelt from the
SLIDEGUARD™clip (where provided) and remove
Child Harness and belt from child. When Booster
is not being used, secure in position, by engaging
seatbelt over the booster seat or store in a safe
place.
Lift child harness strap
over child’s head.
NOTE: It maybe easier to unthread the car
seatbelt out of the loops before lifting the
child harness over the child’s head.
Once the child is too large for the booster seat,
the child harness can still be used and is a
significant safety device for children in a lap only
seatbelt. Refer to the child harness instruction
book.
IMPORTANT:
Use seatbelt to hold the child
restraint when not in use.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS USE THE SLIDEGUARD™ CONVERTER
When Booster is not being used, secure in position, by engaging seatbelt over the booster
seat or store in a safe place.
:
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
A. If a Child Harness is used, feed seatbelt out through
Child Harness.
B. Disconnect the attachment clip from the car whilst lifting
the seat slightly to slacken the upper anchorage strap.
This leaves the Child Harness fitted to the booster seat
and allows the seat to be put back with no adjustment to the Child Harness if it is in the same vehicle).
Attachment Clip
Anchor Fitting
IMPORTANT :
The Gated Slide must be removed from the seatbelt if the booster seat
and Child Harness are no longer used in the car to allow other users
to use the seatbelt as a lap-sash seatbelt.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the seatbelt for fraying.
B. Ensure there are no cracks in the plastic moulding.
C. If any part of the restraint is cracked or broken, seek repair immediately or replace the
child restraint.
D. Clean the cover and the seat regularly.
HOW TO CLEAN
Use only mild soap and water with a moist cloth to clean all metal and plastic parts of the
booster seat.
Do not use harsh cleaners, polishes, oils, bleach or other chemicals.
COVER
The booster seat has a cover made from flame retardant fabric and is removable for
cleaning. Washing and care instructions are on the care label attached to the cover. Refer to
the following pages for instructions on how to remove and replace the cover.
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
TO REMOVE COVER
Remove
Plastic Flaps
A. Remove middle cover first
by pulling out plastic flaps
from both the ends of the
wings (see illustration).
Pull out the cover from the
channel running along the
edge of the wings.
A
Remove
Plastic Flaps
A
Pull out cover
from channel
Remove elastic from
behind air cushion
B. To remove headrest, pull elastic from behind the
air cushions and unhook the elastic from behind
the red sash guides (see illustration). Peel away
from headrest.
C. To remove base cover, if fitted first unclip the
cup holder. Feed through the SLIDEGUARD™clip
and the knob then pull elastic away from bottom
back of booster and slide off cover.
B
Unhook elastic from behind headrest
C
Slide cover
off base
C
Unhook elastic from underneath booster
IMPORTANT :
Remove the Instruction Book from the pocket in the base cover before washing.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REPLACE COVER
A. To replace base cover, Slide on base cover and
feed through SLIDEGUARD™clip and the knob
then loop elastic over the back of the base.
Feed the
SLIDEGUARD™clip
through slot
Feed the knob
through slot
A
Hook elastic from underneath booster
Replace elastic from
behind air cushion
A
B. To replace headrest, adjust the headrest height
to the highest position. Pull elastic over the air
cushions and tuck behind. Attach the elastic
loops to the hooks at the back of the red sash
guides. Refit cover around headrest. Ensure that
the headrest is tucked in the channel around the
red sash guides, so that the sash guide text is
clearly visible.
C. Replace middle cover, tuck in
plastic flaps from both ends
of the booster wings (see
illustration). Do not loop elastic
at the bottom of the middle cover
over the booster seat, this is
placed at the front of the middle
cover. Feed elastic through the
wings (see illustration). Insert
cover into the channel running
along the edge of the wings.
D. Replace cup holder if needed.
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B
Hook elastic behind headrest
Tuck Plastic
Flaps in slots
C
Tuck Plastic
Flaps in slots
C
Feed cover
into channel
Precautions to prevent reducing
the safety offered by this booster seat.
1. Ensure the seatbelt is used and fitted correctly. The lap belt must be on the hips and
thighs and not the abdomen and the sash belt must be diagonally across the chest and
over the shoulder at all times.
2. If you are using a child harness ensure that the lap belt is firm on the child’s thighs and
not on the abdomen. Do not tighten the Child Harness tether strap, just remove slack so
that the lap belt is not lifted.
3. Ensure the child does not slouch or slump. Always use the SLIDEGUARD™ Clip to
secure the lap belt is correctly positioned to prevent slumping.
4. Ensure the child does not put the sash behind their back or under their arm- it is
dangerous.
5. Do not use the seatbelt in any other way other than following the seatbelt path labels.
6. Ensure you advise the child not to undo the seatbelt buckle unless told to do so.
7. Do not cause the seat to be reclined in any way.
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ACCESSORIES
MESSY MAT SEAT PROTECTOR (IF SUPPLIED)
Place ribbed or pocket end of the Messy Mat seat
protector on edge of car seat, smooth back toward
seat join (’A’) and fit in any excess Messy Mat into the
join of the car seat (’A’).
Short
Messy
Mat
Hook and loop attachment referred in some instruction
books, are no longer required to fit this model of Messy
Mat seat protector.
CAUTION:
The 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.
CUP HOLDER (IF SUPPLIED)
To use the cup holder, Slide the cup holder through the slot
in the cover then into the slot on the side of the booster seat
base and click into place.
IMPORTANT:
Only use for holding cups, bottles and drink cartons.
Do not use for hot drinks.
Ensure the cup holder contents cannot be crushed by
the car door. Use of the cup holder may limit the seat
space next to this restraint.
Slot for cup holder
Slide the cup
holder into slot
Side of booster seat, trim removed
for illustration
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'A'
ACCESSORIES
STEREO SPEAKERS (IF FITTED)
Speakers are fitted to the headrest to provide
enjoyment for your child. The speaker cable is fitted
with a stereo plug that is compatible with most
Mp3 players and other audio devices (devices not
included). Recommended storage locations for
the music player are in the storage pocket located
on the side of the booster seat. The cable is fitted
through the headrest and along the inside of the
booster seat.
Technical Details, Speaker System : Stereo-32 ohm
The cable should be stored in the pocket
located on the side of the booster seat
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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 WARNING:
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.
Refer to vehicle owner’s handbook or a child restraint fitting station for the correct method.
45°
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 attachment bolt and fitting as shown
in Fig.1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ATTACHMENT
BOLT. OVERTIGHTENING MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK
BOLT. MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 Nm (14.75 ft.lb.)
UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTING
Fig.1.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
Vehicle
trim
Anchor
fitting
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Note: Minimum of five full turns of attachment 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 attachment bolt
as shown in Fig.2.
Front of Vehicle
UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTINGS FOR SEDANS
ONLY
Fig.2.
Attachment Bolt
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
Vehicle
position for the placement of the anchorage point,
trim
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.
Anchor fitting
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer (cone
downwards)
Lock washer
Secure nut
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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.
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.
Note: Marking on
the top of a Grade 5
Bolt.
Front of Vehicle
200mm
min.
Fig.3.
Centre line of
seating position
CAR INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
(From retailers of Safe-n-Sound products)
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 seatbelt to lap belt, for use
with a Child Harness. May be required for a second car. Re-order no: 0215.
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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 require 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. A severe crash, we consider 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.
AUSTRALIA
NEW ZEALAND
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address
99 Derby Road, Sunshine, Victoria 3020.
PO Box 147 Sunshine, Victoria 3020.
Customer Service 1300 303 330
Email au-custserv@britax.com
www.britax.com.au
Britax Childcare (NZ) Ltd.
Customer Service 0508 688 822
Email nz-custserv@britax.com
www.britax.co.nz
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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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The Safe-n-Sound, SLIDEGUARD, Encore 10 & Protecta PLUS trademarks are the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
The Britax trademark is the property of Britax Excelsior Limited (UK).
The Babylove & EzyGo Harness trademarks are the property of Nursery Elegance Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 2012 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. This product is covered by Australian and overseas patent applications and registered designs.
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