Floe Infant Carrier

Floe Infant Carrier
For the Floe Convertible Pushchair
INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY MAY BE
AFFECTED IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
This product conforms to ECE R44.04
This product is tested to BS EN 1888:2012
Group 0+ child car seat.
Suitable for children from birth to 13kg (approx. 12 months)
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Safety advice
WARNING: The correct fitting of the vehicle seatbelt (following the guide markings) is of vital
importance for the safety of your child. See the labels on the seat itself.
WARNING: Keep these instructions with the child car seat for future reference.
WARNING: Never leave your child unattended.
WARNING: NEVER use the child car seat on a passenger seat that is fitted with a front
airbag. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.
• The product is only safe if it is used in strict accordance with these instructions.
• The product must be replaced if it is involved in an accident as it may have unseen
damage.
• Do not use this product second hand as you do not know its history.
• Ensure that all other passengers, luggage and loose objects are properly secured.
• Do not lubricate any of the moving parts.
• It is recommended that the child car seat should not be used more than 5 years from
the date of production as the product may deteriorate due to, for example, ageing of
the plastic.
• Never use the child car seat without the covers. Only covers approved by the
manufacturer may be used.
• The child car seat must be secured with the vehicle seatbelt when not in use.
• Ensure that the child car seat is not damaged by heavy objects or being caught in the
car door.
• Never make unauthorised alterations to the product.
• Child car seat parts may become hot in direct sunlight. Cover with sheet to prevent this.
• Most accidents occur on short trips, so do not be tempted to avoid using the child car
seat simply because you are not travelling very far.
• Do not leave the child in the child car seat for long periods of time. Take regular breaks
on long journeys.
• Set a good example by always wearing a seatbelt yourself.
• Make sure that your child never plays with the buckle.
WARNING: Failure to follow each of the following instructions can result in your child striking
the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
WARNING: Take care that the straps holding the child car seat to the vehicle, are as tight as
possible. Make sure that the straps restraining the child are adjusted to the child’s body and
the straps are not twisted.
WARNING: The child restraint system MUST BE CHANGED after it has suffered from a violent
impact in an accident.
! Extreme Danger !
Do not use a rear facing child car seat on a front passenger seat
where an active passenger air bag is fitted. The air bag inflates
rapidly and can throw a rear-facing child car seat into the back of a
passenger seat with great force, which can injure or kill a child.
Vehicle seatbelt
The product must only be used with a 3-point vehicle seatbelt that has been approved to
ECE R16 or equivalent. NEVER use a 2-point seatbelt. Your child car seat can be fitted in
most cars. However, some cars are designed so that proper installation is not possible. In this
case, try another seat.
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Vehicle seat travelling advice
In order to maximise the protection that the child car seat can give your child, please adjust the
harness so that it fits snugly and make sure that the child car seat is fitted correctly.
Research shows that correct installation is the most important factor in child car seat safety.
Please take the time to read the instruction manual carefully.
Our product offers maximum protection when it is used in accordance with the instructions.
If you have any questions concerning the use of the product please do not hesitate to contact us.
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This child car seat is designed for use for children whose weight is 13kg or less and whose heights
are 66cm (26 inches) or less.
This child car seat must only be used in a rear facing position, and must NEVER be used forward
facing. For maximum protection, the centre rear seat position (if it is fitted with an adult 3-point
seatbelt) is recommended as the safest position in most vehicles for installing an child car seat.
(Only use the vehicle’s rear centre seat if the vehicle seat is fitted with a 3-point adult belt).
Do not use your child car seat on a vehicle seat with lap belts only.
Your child car seat should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item.
Remove child out of the car as first priority in an accident.
While travelling it is recommended that any luggage or other objects liable to cause injuries in the
event of a collision shall be properly secured.
Your child car seat should be securely belted to the vehicle, even when unoccupied because in a
crash an unsecured child car seat may injure other passengers.
Please take a rest every two hours if you are travelling with a baby in the child car seat.
Please check the child car seat condition if you are going to travel a long distance with a child.
Please put all excess luggage into the boot of your car if you are going to travel with a baby,
because loose items may hurt a baby when travelling on unstable roads or because they move
suddenly when braking.
Please always check the child car seat before you place a baby into it.
Please get in touch with the dealer if anything breaks on the child car seat. Only the manufacturer
or an authorised agent may do repairs. DO NOT try and fix the child car seat by yourself. It might
be damaged or cause more damage.
Always check the buckle hole before you buckle up as it may contain crumbs or obstructions that
prevent a secure lock.
Keep your child car seat out of reach of children when not in use.
Please keep the plastic packaging bag out of the reach of children when unpacking the child car
seat.
NEVER place the child car seat on a seat where an air bag is active.
Do not modify the child car seat.
Notices
1. The child car seat must only be used in vehicles which are fitted with a three point
seatbelt system that has been approved by regulation ECE-16 or similar.
2. A correct fit is likely if the vehicle manufacturer has declared in the vehicle hand book
that the vehicle is capable of accepting a ‘Universal ’child restraint for this group.
3. The child car seat is a ‘Universal’ child restraint; it conforms to regulation ECE-R44/04 for
general use in vehicles. It will fit most, but not all vehicle seats.
4. This child car seat has been declared ‘Universal’ under more stringent conditions than
those applied to earlier designs, which do not carry the ‘Universal’ mark.
5. Child car seats can mark vehicle seat upholstery. The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damage or marking to vehicle seats.
6. Never use rearward facing child car seat on a passenger seat with an active airbag.
7. If in doubt, consult manufacturer or the retailer.
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Safety advice for Floe Chassis & car seat
WARNING: To avoid injury ensure that your child is kept away when unfolding and folding
this product.
WARNING: Do not let your child play with this product.
WARNING: Never leave your child unattended.
WARNING: Ensure that all the locking devices are engaged before use.
WARNING: Always use the restraint system. Always use the crotch strap in combination
with the waist belt.
WARNING: Parcels, accessories and other items (e.g. hand bags, shopping bags, etc)
that are placed on the handles, back of the backrest or sides of the pushchair will affect
the stability of the pushchair.
WARNING: Always use the most reclined position for new born babies.
WARNING: Do not lift and carry the pushchair with a child in it.
WARNING: Do not use pushchair on steep slopes, stairs, escalators, beaches, mud, etc.
WARNING: Check that the pushchair body or seat unit attachment devices are correctly
engaged before use.
WARNING: Do not allow your child to climb unassisted into or out of the pushchair.
WARNING: Ensure that children are clear of moving parts before making adjustments.
WARNING: Never leave raincovers, hoods and aprons on indoors or in hot weather as
your child might overheat.
WARNING: Do not use replacement parts or accessories other than those approved by
the manufacturer as others may render the product unsafe.
WARNING: Do not load the basket with a weight in excess of 2kg.
WARNING: Always apply the brakes when the pushchair is stationary, and when placing
and removing children.
WARNING: Taking children up or down stairs, escalators, steps, steep slopes and muddy/
rough terrain could be dangerous and should not be attempted. Remove your child
from the pushchair for easy carrying to negotiate such hazards, or simply avoid them.
WARNING: Never assume a driver can see you or your child.
WARNING: If your pushchair is to be used by someone who is unfamiliar with it, e.g.
grandparents, then show them how it works before letting them use it.
WARNING: This pushchair is not suitable for running or skating.
WARNING: Hold onto your pushchair when close to moving vehicles and trains as the
draught from the vehicles may move the pushchair even with the brakes on.
WARNING: This product is designed to carry only one child at a time.
This product complies with BS EN 1888:2012
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Floe 0+ Car Seat.
Please read the instructions and warnings carefully before use to ensure safe and
satisfactory operation of this product.
Your child’s safety is your responsibility. If you have a query with this product or require
replacement parts, please contact your nearest MyChild retailer.
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Parts checklist
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Carry handle
Shoulder pads
Harness buckle
Harness adjuster button
(under seat cover)
Harness adjuster strap
Insert cushion
Shoulder strap slots
Crotch pad
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3
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4
5
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12
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14
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10
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Hood
Handle adjuster buttons (on left and right of shell)
Diagonal seatbelt guide (on rear of shell)
Lap belt guides
Shell
Pushchair adaptors
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Positioning the child car seat
The child car seat can only be used with an
automatic 3-point safety belt (A) and NOT
with a 2-point lap belt (B).
A
B
The child car seat can be secured on
forward-facing back seats of the vehicle by
using the existing seat belts. However, on
some seats, if the installation is not properly
secured, we suggest you try another seat in
your vehicle.
Although not recommended, the child car
seat can be used on a passenger side front
seat, so long as there is no active airbag in
place.
WARNING: Never use on a seat with an active
airbag.
WARNING: Never use on rearward or side
facing vehicle seats
The child car seat must not touch the front
passenger seat.
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Front passenger seat (no active
airbag)
Yes
Front passenger seat (active
airbag)
NO
2-point seatbelt
NO
3-point seatbelt
Yes
Back left & right seats
Yes
Back centre seat (3-point seatbelt)
Yes
Back centre seat (2-point seatbelt)
NO
Side facing seats
NO
Rear facing seats
NO
Adjusting the carry handle
The carry handle has 3 positions.
(1) Feeding/non-rocking position.
(2) Rocking position.
(3) Carrying position: Make sure handle is
locked before lifting.
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2
Press both buttons (A) and rotate the
handle to the desired position.
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WARNING: NEVER place the child car seat
on a soft surface e.g. cushion, mattress,
pillow etc, due to risk of suffocation if child
car seat tips over. Never leave a child
unattended.
Adjusting the shoulder harness height
The harness should exit the child car seat
at the same height as the child’s shoulder
and should not exit higher or lower than
the child’s shoulder.
WARNING: You should not attempt to
adjust the harness height with a child
seated in the child car seat.
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A
Adjusting the shoulder harness height (continued)
Press the belt adjuster button and pull
on the shoulder harness straps to create
slack.
Press the red release button (A), unbuckle
the harness, move the shoulder straps
apart and remove the shoulder pads.
A
click
B
C
Unhook the shoulder straps at the rear of the seat shell by sliding the straps through the slits
in yoke (B). Remove the straps, pulling them out from the front of the seat.
Pass the shoulder straps back through at one of the four desired heights (C) and
reconnect them to the yoke (B).
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Adjusting the shoulder harness height (continued)
Buckle up the harness. Connect the two
shoulder strap connectors (D) and insert
into the buckle (E). Ensure harness buckle
is firmly clicked into place.
D
D
click
E
Pull the harness adjuster strap tight and
check straps are not twisted.
Adjusting the crotch strap
The crotch strap can be repositioned for a
more comfortable fit as your child grows.
To reposition the crotch strap: pass the
strap retainer up through one of the 3
slots in the base of the child car seat and
thread it back down through the desired
slot.
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Fitting the harness
A
click
Press the belt adjuster button and pull
on the shoulder harness straps to create
slack.
Press the red release button (A), unbuckle
the harness and move the shoulder straps
apart.
Place the child in the child car seat and ensure there are no spaces under the child.
Note: a new born baby may need extra support around the head and body. Ensure
you use the supplied insert cushion if you are going to use it for a newborn or small baby
less than 7 months old (9kg or less). Also ensure that the shoulder harness is at the lowest
height setting.
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Fitting the harness (continued)
Place the shoulder harness over the
shoulders.
Note: Do not place your child in a
sleeping bag, blanket or other bulky
wrapping before putting the child in the
child car seat. The shoulder straps will not
fit snugly and the child will not be safe.
Buckle up the harness. Connect the two
shoulder strap connectors (B) and insert
into the buckle (C). Ensure harness buckle
is firmly clicked into place.
B
B
click
C
Pull the harness adjuster strap to secure
the harness around the child.
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Fitting the harness (continued)
The harness should allow 1 fingerwidth (1cm) of space at the top of the
shoulders. This is the ideal tightness.
1cm
Note: Check that the buckle is secured by
tugging the shoulder and waist straps.
Fitting the child seat in a vehicle
Choose a seat suitable for fitting the child
car seat to. See page 5, ‘Positioning the
child car seat’.
Place the child car seat rearward-facing
on the vehicle seat.
Ensure the handle is in the upright position
as shown.
A
A
B
click
Place the vehicle lap belt across the child car seat and slide the lap belt into the slots (A)
on both sides of the child car seat.
Buckle up the vehicle seat belt (B).
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Fitting the child seat in a vehicle (continued)
Take the diagonal belt around the back
of the child car seat and slot it into the
rear seat belt guide (C).
C
Thread the section of diaganol belt which
runs from the seat buckle to the rear seat
belt guide (C) between the shell and the
pushchair adaptor (D).
Once the seat belts are in their correct
mounting points make sure the seat belt
buckle is secure and there are no twists in
the belt and that all slack is removed from
the lap and diagonal sections.
D
Note: If the vehicle seatbelt buckle is
above the top edge of the child seat
then this car seat is not suitable for the
vehicle (this is called ‘buckle crunch’ and
can cause the vehicle seatbelt to come
undone in an accident).
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Removing and attaching the hood
To remove the hood: press the small tabs
(A) on each side of the child car seat and
slide the plastic stay out from the socket.
A
To re-attach the hood push each end of
the plastic stay into the sockets on each
side of the carrier, ensuring they click into
place.
Removing the seat cover
Press the belt adjuster button and pull
on the shoulder harness straps to create
slack.
Press the red release button (A), unbuckle
the harness and move the shoulder straps
apart.
A
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click
Removing the seat cover
Unhook the shoulder straps at the rear of
the seat shell by sliding the straps through
the slits in yoke (B). Remove the straps,
pulling them out from the front of the seat.
B
The seat cover is held in place with plastic
clips at points 1, 2 & 3 on each side of the
child car seat.
1
Slide the plastic clips down and out of the
keyhole slots (C).
Loosen the seat cover all around the
edges of the shell. Carefully pass all straps
and buckles through the slots in the cover
and remove the cover.
To replace: reverse the above steps.
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3
C
Attaching the seat to the chassis
Note: The car seat can only be fitted
parent facing (as shown).
Hold the car seat so that it is facing the
stroller handle. Position the car seat joints
(A) above the mounting points (B) and
push the seat downwards until it clicks
into place.
Attention: Lift the car seat to ensure it is
firmly attached to the stroller chassis.
A
click
B
click
Removing the seat from the chassis
A
Standing in front of the chassis, lift up the release catches (A) on each side of the car seat
and lift it from the chassis.
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Care and maintenance
1) Store this child car seat in a safe place when not in use.
2) DO NOT place heavy objects on top of it.
3) Always store the child car seat in a dry environment.
4) DO NOT store the child car seat near a direct heat source such as a radiator.
Covers
1) The seat cover is easily removable and should be hand washed with a pH neutral soap
and cold water.
2) Do not press, iron, dry clean, tumble dry or wring the covers.
3) Do not use solvents, caustic or abrasive cleaning materials.
4) Dry flat, away from direct heat and sunlight.
5) If the seat covers need to be replaced only use parts certified by the manufacturer.
They are the only ones that are guaranteed to have been safety tested and designed to fit
this seat.
Plastic/Metal Parts
1) Wipe clean using a mild soap and warm water.
2) You must not remove, dismantle or alter any part of the seat shell.
3) You must not oil or lubricate any part of the seat shell.
Inspection
1) Check your child car seat regularly for wear and tear.
2) The child car seat may have a slight rattle when not in use, this is normal. If in any doubt,
contact the retailer immediately.
3) Check the adjustable parts of your child seat at intervals of about 6 months to ensure it is
still fits correctly for your growing child.
Your 3 year warranty
Whilst we make and test our products to the highest standards of durability there’s
always a small chance of a hiccup! Our promise is to repair, replace or refund a MyChild
product that has an identified manufacturing defect from the date of purchase for a full
3 years thereafter at no extra cost.
However, you must register within 28 days of the date of purchase to receive the full 3
years guarantee!
To receive your full guarantee you can register your product by:
visiting www.mychild.co.uk/warranty.html and complete the warranty form,
or by telephone on 0161 335 2508.
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