INFANT CARRIER
Series No. 60/A/2010
FOR BABIES UP TO APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS OR WHO HAVE
NOT YET REACHED THE SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER.
THIS INFANT RESTRAINT MUST BE INSTALLED SO THAT THE
BABY IS REARWARD-FACING AT ALL TIMES.
IMPORTANT:
KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON
THE CHILD RESTRAINT.
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INDEX
INTRODUCTION
Page
3. INTRODUCTION 4. WARNINGS
6. SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS & A
GROWING CHILD
8. THE NEXT STEP 9. FEATURES
11. SUITABLE FOR USE
13. HOW TO SET-UP
20. HOW TO INSTALL
25. HOW TO USE
33. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
38. ACCESSORIES 40. TRAVELLING TIPS
42. TRAVEL SYSTEM - USE WITH A STROLLER
46. INSTALLATION OF ANCHOR FITTING
51. INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
52. ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT
LOOSENS
54. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant until their
shoulders reach the shoulder height marker (approximately 6 months
of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until the child reaches this limit.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP-ONLY SEATBELT IN THE
BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD FACING SEATS.
THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE UPPER
ANCHORAGE STRAP MAY FALL INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK.
(E.G. HATCHBACK OR WAGON).
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION.
IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION,
CONSULT BRITAX CHILDCARE OR AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT
FITTING STATION AUTHORISED BY A RELEVANT TRANSPORT
AUTHORITY OR, IN NEW ZEALAND, THE AGENT FOR THE CAR.
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection from injury in
every crash. However, to ensure that your child gets all the protection
designed into the restraint, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and use only Safe-n-Sound or Steelcraft
(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.
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. continues to provide care for your children
when travelling in motor cars with a range of child restraints suitable
throughout their childhood.
This instruction book can be stored under the Infant Carrier for future
reference.
56. CONTACT DETAILS
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Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
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Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
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Fit the harness firmly to the child.
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A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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Straps may be damaged by unsecured cargo in a collision.
Secure or remove hazardous cargo before using this strap.
Hatch-back or wagon: Do not use the child restraint where this
strap may fall into a split in the seat back.
•
Regularly check the restraint components, straps and other
fitments for correct function & condition. Seek prompt repair.
Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to
undo buckles.
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Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners
and edges.
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DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN
AIRBAG IS FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION. For
other airbags, refer to the car owner’s handbook for warnings
and instructions.
•
Upper Anchorage Straps and extension straps may be damaged
by unsecured cargo in a collision. Secure or remove hazardous
cargo before using this restraint.
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To ensure baby’s back is evenly supported do not put more
than one nappy on the baby and make sure the nappy is not
thickly folded at the back.
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The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand
item. It is recommended not to use child restraints older that 10
years as the protection in an accident may be reduced.
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Do not alter or modify this restraint.
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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.
Do not store in areas that may get hot, like in car boots, roof
space, beside shed walls which get hot in summer. Do not
place heavy items on top of the seat as this may distort the
plastic.
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Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no
damage is visible.
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DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
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Make sure the handle is latched properly every time you pick up
the Infant Carrier.
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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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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS &
A GROWING CHILD
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS &
A GROWING CHILD
NEW BORN
Maximum shoulder
height marker
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
MAXIMUM SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER
OLDER BABY
Maximum shoulder
height marker
FRONT OF VEHICLE
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL THE CHILD’S
SHOULDER REACH THE SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER.
When the child’s shoulder reaches this marker, the child is now too
big for the child restraint. It is now time to move to the next child
restraint. See next page.
The Infant Carrier is not suitable for your child when their shoulders
are above the shoulder height marker.
If the babies neck muscles are unable to support their head, then the
child should remain rear-facing. Choose a child restraint that will take
larger babies in rear-facing.
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL THE CHILD’S
SHOULDER REACHES THE SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER.
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THE NEXT STEP
FEATURES
Choose from:
• Convertible Child Seat, If the
convertible seat is suitable for
approximately 12 months then
continue to keep your child rearfacing until their shoulders reach
the lowest marker. Then turn to
forward-facing until the child
reaches the upper shoulder height
marker - approximately 4 years
of age.
OR
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Forward-Facing
Seat
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•Dedicated forward-facing seat
with in-built harness for children
who have outgrown their baby
carrier up to approximately 4
years of age.
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1. Shoulder Height Marker
OR
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2. Baby Insert Pad (if fitted)
3. Harness
• Convertible Booster seat with
in-built harness that faces forward
for children who have out grown
their rear-facing seat. This can
be used up to approximately 4
years of age which can then be
converted to a booster seat up to
approximately 6 to 8 years of age.
4. Shoulder Pad (if fitted)
Convertible
Booster Seat
5. Harness Buckle
6. Buckle Pad (if fitted)
7. Harness Adjuster (under flap)
8. Harness Adjustment Strap
9. Harness Adjustment Strap Hook (disconnected)
10. 3 Bar Gated Slide (underneath the carrier)
11. Cover
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FEATURES
SUITABLE FOR USE
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TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE
BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
To be used in a rearward-facing position until the infant’s shoulder’s
reach the shoulder height marker (approximately 6 months of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until child reaches this limit.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
If the baby’s neck muscles are unable to support their head, then the
child should remain rear-facing in a restraint that is larger, possibly a
Convertible child restraint.
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440mm
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Stabilising Bar
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Car’s Seat Belt
Angle Adjustment Foot
Base
Carry Handle Release Button
Base Release Catch
Carry Handle
Canopy
Infant Carrier
Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
Upper Anchorage Strap
Attachment Clip
Car’s Anchor Fitting
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570mm
Seat Width 430mm
To ensure that the space is sufficient, the purchaser should check the
measurements between the vehicle’s rear and front seats in which the
child restraint is intended to be used.
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HOW TO SET-UP
SUITABLE FOR USE
REMOVING INFANT CARRIER FROM BASE
THE UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN
THE CHILD RESTRAINT IS USED IN A VEHICLE.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap correctly
attached.
The upper anchorage strap must be attached to an anchorage point
using an extension strap if necessary.
The Baby Carrier can just touch the front seat, but must not in such a
way that the installation angle is affected.
Do not recline the seat excessively, it must be installed at the correct
angle (see page 21).
Do not allow the front seat to
alter the installed position of
the restraint, It is permissible
to allow the restraint to touch
the seat on front of it.
A. Squeeze the Release handle button
(on both sides) and rotate the
handle to upright carry position
until the indicator is green.
Release handle Red/Green
Indicator
button
B. Pull out the infant carrier release
catch, and then lift the carrier from
the base.
Lift
Pull release catch
Regional Road Rules may restrict the use of child restraints like this
Infant Carrier in the front seat of the car. Check your local Road Rules.
Do not use on any car seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN A SEATING
POSITION WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED. For other airbags, refer to
the car owner’s handbook for warnings and instructions.
Seat belt extenders should not be used if the seat belt is not long
enough to fit around the child restraint base.
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HOW TO SET-UP
HOW TO SET-UP
ADJUSTMENT OF HANDLE POSITION
A. The Infant Carrier features a sturdy carry
handle. At the base of the handle there are Carry Position
handle release buttons on each side which
Handle
control the three positions of the handle.
Indicator
The carry position is upright and suitable
to carry the baby. Ensure the indicator at
the side of the handle is green, which will
indicate the handle is locked, and it is safe
to lift the Carrier. If the indicator is red then
it is not locked and unsafe to lift the baby. Handle release button
B. To convert from carry to access position,
Access Position
press the handle release button on each
side and rotate the handle towards the
front of the Infant Carrier. Rotate until
the handle locks into the next position.
The handle indicator will turn from Red
(unlocked) to Green when the handle is
locked.
This position ensures the handle does not
interfere with the attachment of the upper
anchorage strap or removal of the baby.
Non-rocking Position
C. To convert to a non-rocking position
press both handle release buttons and
rotate the handle to the next position.
Ensure the handle is locked in position
securely. The handle can also be in any
position when the infant carrier is installed
in the car.
D. Press the handle release buttons to
reposition the handle to suit your needs.
IMPORTANT:
Make sure the handle is engaged properly and the handle indicator is
Green every time you pick up the Infant Carrier.
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TO REMOVE/FIT CANOPY
A. To remove the Canopy, unclip the
elastic Canopy loops from the cover
strap clips at the handle pivot point.
B. Then pull the plastic canopy frame
out of the mouldings at both sides of
the infant carrier.
C. Fitting the Canopy is the reverse of
the removal procedure.
A.
Elastic Canopy loops
Elastic Canopy loops must always
be fitted when Canopy is in use.
D. The Canopy can be rotated to cover
the baby or opened by rotating to the
desired position.
B.
SETTING UP THE HARNESS
A. Sit the Infant Carrier on a flat ground
with the handle rotated fully back to
prevent rocking.
B. Release the buckle and lengthen the
Harness Straps by pressing Harness
Adjuster (under the flap) while grasping
both Shoulder Harness Straps and
pulling out desired amount of slack.
Lift the Harness Adjuster
up and pull the Harness
Straps to slacken.
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HOW TO SET-UP
HOW TO SET-UP
C. Move the two harness tongues to the
outer extents of the infant carrier.
Move the harness buckle towards the
Harness Adjuster.
E. The Infant Carrier is fitted with three shoulder strap positions. As
the baby grows, the shoulder straps must be moved to higher
slots.
D. Place baby into Infant Carrier lying on
its back so that the buckle is between
the baby’s legs.
1. Upper shoulder strap slots
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2. Medium shoulder strap slots
3. Lower shoulder strap slots
4. Shoulder harness strap
5. Harness tongues & buckle
6. Lap strap slot
7. Crotch strap slot
8. Maximum Shoulder Height Marker
9. Harness Adjuster (under cover flap)
10. Adjuster Strap
The shoulder straps must be
in the slots which are nearest
to the child’s shoulders, but
not lower than the child’s
shoulders.
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Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the
baby in the Infant Carrier. The harness must fit firmly around upper
torso of the baby and be positioned so as to leave the baby’s arms
and legs free.
This Infant Carrier needs to be used until the baby reaches the
shoulder height marker. It is acceptable for the legs to be bent to fit.
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If the baby is new born you will need to use either slot 2 or 3. With
the baby in the carrier, check that the slot is just above the baby’s
shoulder. If the strap is not in that slot then change the slot as
described on the next page. If the slot is just above the shoulders
then go to page 20.
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HOW TO SET-UP
HOW TO SET-UP
F. At the rear of the Infant Carrier,
remove one of the harness shoulder
straps from metal Strap Connector
by slipping strap through open slot.
The Metal Strap Connector is shown
in diagram right.
Cross bar
J. Thread the shoulder strap over
the bar and connect it to the Metal
Strap Connector at rear of Infant
Carrier.
Metal Strap Connector
G. Pull the shoulder strap through slot.
FOR SMALL BABY
I. Ensure there are no twists in the
straps.
K. Repeat for the other shoulder
strap. It is better to change one
strap at a time so that the other
strap will be a guide for re-assembly.
FOR GROWING
BABY
NOTE: Both straps must be over the
cross bar to ensure that the straps
will tighten fully on the baby.
H. Insert the shoulder strap through
the Infant Carrier slot which will
position the shoulder strap level with
or above the baby’s shoulder (see
page 17). Ensure that the shoulder
strap passes through matching slots
in the cover and seat shell.
FOR LARGER
BABY
Cross
bar
If a Padded Insert is used then that
will need to be re-positioned and the
strap re-inserted when changing the
slot position.
IMPORTANT:
Do not use the carrier with the harness shoulder straps set at different
heights or fed through mismatching slots. Ensure the harness straps
are not twisted and that all straps are secured by pulling each harness
strap.
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HOW TO INSTALL
Consult the car owner’s handbook for location of anchor fittings or
anchorage points. Some vehicle manufacturers recently have an
anchor fitting fitted in the car.
If there is no child restraint anchor fitting or child restraint anchor
point refer to page 49 for the installation of the anchor fitting as well
as the use of extension straps.
An anchor fitting is required to attach the upper anchorage strap to
fully install the Carrier to the car. The upper anchorage strap must be
used with this infant carrier when used in the car.
For installing the Base to the car, select a seating position with a child
restraint anchor fitting directly behind the seating position.
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING THE BASE TO THE CAR
A. Place the base and Infant Carrier
on vehicle seat in a seating
position where a child restraint
anchor fitting is installed. The Level
Indicator Line needs to be level
with the road, (ie parallel with the
road surface). Check and adjust
the recline angle of the base if
necessary.
Level Indicator Line on
both sides of base.
B. If your car’s seat is contoured then you
may need to adjust the angle of the base
so your baby is not too upright.
The recline angle may be altered using
the three position adjustment foot located
at the stabilising bar end of the base.
To adjust, pull out on angle adjustment
foot adjuster and lower or raise the angle
adjustment foot to the desired position.
Place back in the seating position and
check the Level Indicator Line.
Minimum
compensation
Maximum
compensation
Road
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Road
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HOW TO INSTALL
C. For car’s with flat seats, some
packing (such as firmly rolled up
nappy or towel) may be required
to get a better angle and to have
the stabilising bar contact the car’s
seat back or close to the seat.
Packing
D. Place the base into the car in the
selected seating position with the
Stabilising bar beside the car’s seat
back as shown.
E. Open the belt cover. Extend the seat
belt to maximum length. For a lapsash seat belt, position the tongue
in the middle of the fully extended
belt. Feed the seat belt through the
opening and the guides on each
side of the base, following the blue
REAR-FACING SEATBELT PATH
labels on each side.
F. Engage the seat belt tongue to
the buckle.
Feed the Belt through the
guide hooks
G. Pull the slack out of the seat
belt and ensure the base is held
firm against the seat back. If a
lap-sash seat belt is used then
allow the excess sash belt to
feed back in to the retractor.
Then close the Belt cover.
Belt Guide Slots
Pull sash
portion of seat
belt to remove
slack.
Close belt cover
Belt Cover Open
NOTE: If seatbelt loosens refer to page 52 for use of alternative Gated
3-Bar Slide.
To remove the base from the car, release the seat belt, lift the belt
cover and pull the seat belt out.
Blue REARWARD-FACING
BELT PATH label
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO USE
INSTALLING UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
PLACING BABY IN INFANT CARRIER
A. Locate the child restraint anchor
Attachment Clip
fitting in the car that is directly
behind the seat location in the
rear seat you have chosen.
Refer to the car owner’s manual
Car's Anchor Fitting
for the location (If there is no
anchorage fitting then refer to page
49 for instructions in adding an
anchor fitting.) Connect the Upper
Anchorage Strap Attachment Clip Fully press Adjuster Button (1)
to the Anchor Fitting.
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (2) to lengthen.
Lengthen the strap by pressing
the adjuster button (1) and pull
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the strap (2) so that the strap is
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ready to attach to the Carrier.
THIS UPPER ANCHORAGE
STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE
FITTED WHEN THE INFANT
CARRIER IS USED IN THE CAR.
When positioning baby into Infant Carrier make sure baby’s back
is fully supported onto the flat section and the baby’s nappy
area (bottom) is resting in the bottom curvature as shown. It is
recommended that bulky nappies are not used when baby is travelling
in the Infant Carrier as they can cause incorrect positioning of the
baby’s back in the Infant Carrier.
Bottom curvature
of Infant Carrier
Flat section
of Infant
Carrier
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B. While the Infant Carrier is out of the car, store the upper anchorage
strap between the stabilising bar and the car seat back so that it will
be ready for use when the Infant Carrier is put back in the car.
Always attach hook
and remove slack.
C. If the seat belt will not stay tight, then fit the 3-bar gated buckle to
the lap-sash belt to prevent loosening. See pages 52 to 53.
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HOW TO USE
A. Loosen Harness Straps by pressing
the Harness Adjuster while grasping
both the Shoulder Harness Straps
and pulling out the desired amount
of slack.
Press the Harness
Adjuster and pull Harness
Straps to loosen.
B. Move the two harness tongues to the
outer extents of the infant carrier.
Move the harness buckle towards the
Harness Adjuster.
HOW TO USE
SECURING BABY IN INFANT CARRIER
A. Place each arm through each shoulder
strap of the harness. Position the buckle of
the crotch strap as shown right.
B. Fit either harness tongue into the Harness
buckle followed by the other tongue until a
click is heard. If the second tongue does not
engage - press the red button and re-insert
the tongues. Check secure engagement by
pulling harness straps.
Tongue
C. Place baby into Infant Carrier lying on its
back so that the buckle is between the
baby’s legs. Ensure that baby’s arms and
legs are free. Make sure baby is dressed
to allow the Harness Buckle to be pulled
up between baby’s legs e.g. a jump suit.
Never wrap the baby in a blanket before
placing in the Infant Carrier.
Buckle
Click
CAUTION:
The end of the harness adjustment
strap is connected to the cover to
avoid tripping over the end. Ensure
the harness adjustment strap hook
is attached when carrying the carrier
(see page 28).
NOTE: Discontinue using the Padded Insert if the Pad cause over
heating, discomfort or you need more room for the child to grow.
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HOW TO USE
C. Ensure slack is removed from the lap straps by pulling the shoulder
harness straps through the buckle tongues, then pull the Harness
Adjustment Strap to take up the slack in the harness, adjusting to a
firm but comfortable fit. Make sure that the baby’s arms and legs
are free and the crotch strap is between the legs. Check that the
slack in straps is minimal.
Do not use the restraint if straps do not tighten and contact your
local authorised service agent for repair.
Pull Harness Straps
through the buckle in
direction of arrows
PLACING BABY & INFANT CARRIER IN BASE
A. Position the Infant Carrier over
the top of the base. Make sure the
Harness Adjustment Strap is not
caught between Infant Carrier and
Base then lower the Infant Carrier
into position.
CLICK
B. Push down on the Infant Carrier
until an audible click is heard. Pull
on the Infant Carrier to ensure it is
correctly locked into position.
IMPORTANT:
Lift again to check engagement.
Hook Adjuster Strap on to the loop
to prevent tripping over the strap.
Pull Harness Adjustment
Strap to remove slack.
IMPORTANT:
C. The handle may be rotated into other positions if needed.
OK
Do not place the Baby Carrier on a table or a work-top, where it could
fall off or be knocked on to the floor.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS
The end of the harness is connected to the cover to avoid tripping on
the end. Ensure the Harness adjustment strap hook is attached when
carrying the carrier (see above).
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Upper Infant Carrier
strap ready to be fitted
to Infant Carrier.
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HOW TO USE
REMOVING BABY & INFANT CARRIER
FROM BASE
D. Engage the upper anchorage strap
attachment clip to the car’s anchor
fitting, if not already connected.
E. Feed the Upper Infant Carrier strap on
the inside of the handle and through the
locating slots in the front of the Infant
Carrier.
A. Loosen the upper anchorage strap by fully pressing the adjuster
button while pulling the upper anchorage strap. Ensure that the
adjuster does not fall on the baby.
3 Locating Slots
B. Remove the upper anchorage strap from the locating slots in
the Infant Carrier. Store the upper anchorage strap behind the
stabilising bar.
C. Rotate the Carry Handle to the “carry” position and ensure it is
locked correctly before lifting.
D. Grasp the handle with one hand, then release the Infant Carrier
release catch with the other hand. With the catch released, raise
the Infant Carrier away from the base, you may need two hands to
lift the carrier out of the car. Place feet apart and use bent legs to
lift the carrier to avoid back injury.
Upper anchorage
strap
Lift
F. Adjust the Upper Anchorage Strap by
pulling as shown below to remove any
slack in the straps. Do not over tighten.
Press button to
lengthen
Pull to
remove slack
Adjuster
IMPORTANT:
Upper Anchorage
Strap.
Pull release
handle
E. When the Infant Carrier is clear of the base, carefully remove it
from the car.
F. Always keep baby secure in the integral harness when carrying.
Ensure the adjustment strap hook is connected to the cover, see
page 28.
The Upper anchorage strap must be fitted at all
times when the baby is in the car.
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HOW TO USE
REMOVAL OF BABY FROM INFANT CARRIER
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
A. Rotate the carry handle to either the access or non-rocking position
and ensure the Canopy is fully open.
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your
child:
B. Press the Harness Adjuster while pulling shoulder straps to loosen
the harness.
A. Check the webbing for fraying.
C. Press the red button on Harness Buckle then both Harness
Tongues will be released.
D. Feed the baby’s arms through each side of the Harness and place
the straps on each side of the carrier clear of the baby. Lift the baby
out of the carrier.
NOTE: Once the baby gets heavier you may wish to leave the carrier
in the car. In this case you will need to disconnect or loosen the
upper anchorage strap before removing the baby.
B. Ensure the inside of the buckle is free of foreign matter, food or
feeding liquids. Check that the buckle clicks and is not sluggish
or sticky in operation. If sluggish, wash the buckle as shown on
page 38.
C. Ensure there are no cracks in moulding or the plastic moulding.
D. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping the
webbing.
E. If any part of the Infant Carrier is cracked or broken, seek repair
immediately or replace the Infant Carrier.
F. Check that the Infant Carrier catch retains the Infant Carrier to the
base. Check screws and rivets are firmly in place. If not seek repair.
CLEANING
Use only mild soap and water with a damp cloth to clean all straps,
metal and plastic parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or
cleaning agents.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
COVER
TO REPLACE THE COVER
For baby’s comfort and health the Infant Carrier cover is removable
for cleaning. Cleaning instructions are on the care label attached to
the liner. Washing the cover prior to use will remove excess fluff and
dye’s.
A. Place the cover over the infant carrier
ensuring all slots in cover line up with
slots in infant carrier.
TO REMOVE THE COVER
B. Ensure that there are no twists in all
straps underneath the Infant Carrier.
A. Remove the Canopy and Baby insert
pad (if supplied) as described on page
15. Unclip the two infant carrier cover
straps which are secured by plastic
hooks under the handle attachment
point.
B. Disconnect the shoulder harness
straps from the Metal Strap Connector
and feed through shoulder slots in
both infant carrier and cover. Refer to
page 18.
Unhook clips on either
C. Feed the shoulder harness straps and side of cover under the
tongues through lap strap slots in the
handle then remove cover
Cover only. There is no need to remove
the harness straps from the Infant
Carrier.
Pull cover off
from the corners
D. Lift the cover around the rim of the
infant carrier at the harness adjuster
end, feed the crotch buckle through
the slot in cover and pull the harness
adjuster strap out of the slots.
E. Remove the cover for cleaning.
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C. Feed the shoulder harness straps
through lap strap slots in cover.
Pull elastic cover
over Infant Carrier
Cross bar
D. Feed the shoulder harness straps
through the shoulder strap slots in
cover and then in through the Infant
Carrier (ensure it is over the cross
bar). Refer to page 17 for correct
shoulder harness position for your
baby. Attach the shoulder harness
straps to the strap connector.
E. Feed the crotch buckle as well as the
harness adjuster strap through the
slots in the cover.
Strap Connector
F. Refit plastic hooks on cover to Infant
Carrier as shown right.
G. Engage shoulder harness tongues and
crotch buckle. Pull to check harness
is attached.
H. Ensure the straps are not twisted.
Plastic Hooks
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
COVER (style may vary)
TO CLEAN HARNESS BUCKLE:
The cover has been designed to protect your child when seated in the
Infant Carrier. Care should be taken if children either eat or drink while
in the Infant Carrier as some products may cause damage or marking
to the cover.
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:
IMPORTANT:
Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged soak in water and gently remove.
The seat cover and accessories must not be replaced with any other
than the one recommended by Steelcraft, because the cover is an
integral part of the child Infant Carrier and how it performs. The child
Infant Carrier must not be used without the cover and the padding
provided.
A. Remove the Harness Buckle from
the Infant Carrier by disengaging
the 3-bar slide.
Cover
Body
B. Place the Harness Buckle under
warm (approx. 40° Celsius) running
water as shown below. Let the
water run through the mouth of the
buckle for five minutes.
3- bar
slide
C. Engage and disengage the Harness
Tongues and Buckles several times
until a strong audible click is heard.
D. Refit the harness buckle to the
Infant Carrier with the red button
facing out and clip the 3-bar slide
into the moulded housing.
E. If you still cannot hear a strong
audible click after engaging the
Harness Tongues & Buckle, then
repeat cleaning several times. If the
Harness Buckle cannot be returned
to its original working condition then
contact Britax Childcare.
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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
BOOT COVER (where fitted)
A Boot Cover (where fitted) provides shade
from the sun and protection from wind
whilst the Infant Carrier is installed on the
Travel System Stroller.
DO NOT USE the boot cover on the carrier
whilst installed in the car as it will prevent
the quick release of a baby in a crash.
BUCKLE PAD (where fitted)
EXTRA BASE
Boot Cover
There are Steelcraft Extra Bases available as a separate purchase for
a second car. These bases can mean that the Carrier can be easily
and quickly switched between cars. The Extra Base has the same
installation requirements as the Base in these instructions.
OTHER ACCESSORIES
Only use accessories designed for this product and recommended by
Britax Childcare Pty Ltd.
A. To fit the buckle pad, grasp the loop at the
base of the buckle pad and pull over the
harness buckle as shown right.
B. To remove, simply slide the buckle pad
off the harness buckle.
SHOULDER PADS (where fitted)
A. The shoulder pads may require release by press
studs. If fully fitted to the shoulder strap then you will
need to disconnect the shoulder strap as described
on page 18.
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TRAVELLING TIPS
TRAVELLING TIPS
SAFETY
CLOTHING/BATHING
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.
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.
When riding in a motor vehicle never nurse a baby and use the same
seat belt for both of you. In this position the baby or child could be
crushed.
Children must be secured in appropriate restraints at all times when
the car is in motion. Children travelling unrestrained and standing up
in the car are in danger of serious injury or death. Traffic regulations
in all states require children to be secured in child restraints or adult
seat belts where available.
Plan your trip with frequent comfort stops to reduce stress on babies,
young children and driver. Keep the car well ventilated to reduce heat
stress. Two car windows should be kept open to maintain a good flow
of fresh air if air conditioning is not used.
Take a pack containing baby soap, oil, powder, cotton wool, small
towel and wet washer in a plastic bag.
FEEDING
Never breast feed a baby while car is in motion. Babies will require
extra feeding if travelling in the heat. For bottle fed babies, make up
the bottles and refrigerate before leaving home for a day trip. Place in
a cool bag and reheat as needed with hot water from a thermos.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because
of the risk of heat exhaustion.
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.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct
sunlight through side or rear windows.
Do not attempt to carry warm milk because germs multiply rapidly in
warm milk.
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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TRAVEL SYSTEM-USE WITH STROLLER
This Infant Carrier is designed to be connected to compatible
Steelcraft strollers. The following pages provide a general instructions
about using the Infant Carrier with a stroller which may differ slightly
for some strollers. Preferably use the attachment instructions
provided with your stroller. Use the stroller in accordance with the
instructions supplied with the stroller.
DO NOT LEAVE THE CHILD IN THE INFANT CARRIER FOR EXTENDED
PERIODS.
THE INFANT CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MOBILITY
OUTSIDE OF THE CAR BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF
AN APPROPRIATE COT.
THE INFANT CARRIER MUST ONLY BE USED WITH A STEELCRAFT
STROLLER WITH COMPATIBLE ATTACHMENTS. DO NOT USE WITH
ANY OTHER STROLLER.
IF IN DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION OR SUITABLE
COMPATIBLE STROLLERS, CONTACT BRITAX CHILDCARE
CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 303 330.
TRAVEL SYSTEM-USE WITH STROLLER
TO INSTALL INFANT CARRIER
INTO STROLLER
IMPORTANT:
Only use Infant Carrier with compatible
Steelcraft Stroller.
A. Where applicable, remove the
stroller seat or bassinet from the
stroller frame (refer to stroller
instructions). With the Infant Carrier
handle in the carry position, engage
the Infant Carrier tongue mouldings
on each side directly over the
stroller frame mouldings.
A.
B. Push down on the Infant Carrier
and make sure it is located into
the stroller frame mouldings. The
Carrier is not yet fixed to the stroller.
B.
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TRAVEL SYSTEM-USE WITH STROLLER
TO RELEASE INFANT CARRIER FROM
STROLLER
C. By pushing in and holding the
release buttons on either side of the
handle, rotate the handle backwards
to the install position. The GREEN
indicator will now turn RED.
D. Release the handle latches. Then
with one hand holding the front of
the Infant Carrier, push the Infant
Carrier handle all the way down
until you hear it lock into the frame.
TRAVEL SYSTEM-USE WITH STROLLER
A. Squeeze both handle latches in to
release the locks.
C.
A.
B. Rotate the handle forward, towards
the carry position.
The indicator will now be RED.
E. The handle indicator will now
be GREEN and the Infant Carrier
should be locked into the frame.
IMPORTANT:
F. Pull up on both sides of the Infant
Carrier to confirm it is locked into
the frame. If not locked in on both
sides, repeat steps A to E.
G. If the baby is not already in the
Infant Carrier then secure your
baby into the Infant Carrier by the
harness (see page 27).
B.
E.
F.
C. Once in the carry position the
indicator will be GREEN. Lift and
remove the Infant Carrier away
from the stroller frame.
B.
VERY IMPORTANT:
Always lock the Infant Carrier to the
stroller frame by rotating the handle.
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Use the harness at all times.
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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 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.
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the anchor fitting in the rear vertical panel can only
be installed in one way. Please refer to vehicle owner’s handbook or a
child restraint fitting station for correct method.
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.
UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
IMPORTANT:
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP COVER MUST ALWAYS BE USED AS
IT PREVENTS THE RISK OF INCORRECT FITMENT OF THE
ATTACHMENT CLIP TO THE ANCHOR FITTING. ALWAYS ENSURE
THAT THE ATTACHMENT CLIP IS CORRECTLY ENGAGED TO
THE ANCHOR FITTING AND NOT HOOKED OR FITTED TO ANY
OTHER OBJECT BEFORE EACH USE OF THE RESTRAINT. THIS IS
ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN VEHICLES SUCH AS STATION WAGONS,
VANS, HATCH BACKS OR VEHICLES WITHOUT A FIXED PARCEL
SHELF, SINCE THE ANCHOR POINT IS USUALLY NOT VISIBLE.
FRONT OF VEHICLE
DISTANCE TO MEASURE
TO THE ANCHOR POINT
Adjustable upper
anchorage strap.
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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 below. CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ATTACHMENT BOLT.
OVERTIGHTENING MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK BOLT. MAXIMUM
TORQUE IS 20 Nm (14.75 ft.lb.)
Note: Minimum of five full turns of attachment bolt is required
before tightening force is applied.
UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTING
Attachment
Fig.1.
Bolt
Lock washer
Front of Vehicle
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
IF THE CAR IS NOT FITTED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE
POINTS
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole in the parcel shelf on the
centre line of the seating position as shown below. Before drilling the
hole, check the underside for accessibility. Install the attachment bolt
as shown below.
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.
UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTINGS
FOR SEDANS ONLY
Front of Vehicle
Fig.2.
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Attachment Bolt
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
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.
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Note: Marking on
the top of a Grade 5 Bolt.
INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
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)
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. Most cars will not need
this - Re-order no: 0215.
Front of Vehicle
200mm
min.
Fig.3.
Centre line of
seating position
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF
SEATBELT LOOSENS
ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF
SEATBELT LOOSENS
LAP-SASH SEAT BELT
C. Repeat previous step A for
the other slot in the Gated
3-Bar Slide.
If a seat belt will not stay tight, then
a Gated 3-Bar Slide may be used to
prevent loosening.
Before installing the restraint, join the
lap-sash seat belt by using the Gated
3-Bar Slide stored under the carrier.
Gated 3-Bar Slide
under the carrier
A. Hold the lap and sash straps
together and fold as shown.
Slide the inner strap into the
Gated 3-Bar Slide followed by
the outer strap.
Inner
strap.
Hollow side
Faces
towards
restraint.
D. Feed the straps through the
Gated 3-Bar Slide to remove
any slack.
Ensure the Lap
portion of seat
belt is nearest to
the restraint.
Use this seat belt configuration to install the child restraint according
to the instructions on pages 21 to 23.
B. The two straps should slide
freely in the Gated 3-Bar Slide
slot.
IMPORTANT:
Remove the gated 3 bar slide from the seat belt as soon as the
child restraint is removed so that an adult can use the seat belt as a
lap-sash seatbelt.
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
If your restraint has been involved in a severe crash, you should
destroy the restraint even if no damage is obvious. Some insurance
companies offer car 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 out the following statement and include it with your claim.
NOTICE TO INSURANCE COMPANY
CHILD RESTRAINT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
All Steelcraft child restraints are manufactured to Australian/New
Zealand Standard 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. A severe crash, we consider as being one where
the main body structure of the car is distorted.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been
damaged and we concur with the Australian/New Zealand
Standard in recommending destruction of the child restraint.
This notice is to advise you of the requirements of the Australian/
New Zealand Standard 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
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CONTACT DETAILS
CUSTOMER SERVICE
1300 303 330 - Australia 0508 688 822 - New Zealand
Distributed by:
AUSTRALIA
BRITAX CHILDCARE PTY. LTD. A Britax International company.
(Incorporated in Victoria) A.B.N. 55 006 773 600
99 Derby Road Sunshine, Victoria 3020, Australia
Phone: 1300 303 330
NEW ZEALAND
BRITAX CHILDCARE NZ. Limited. A Britax International company.
Phone: 0508 688 822
Due to our continuing program of development, Britax reserves the right to alter the
specifications, colour or design without any further notice.
The Steelcraft, Safe-n-Sound, Strider and Strider PLUS trademarks are the property of
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd Australia.
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