From race car seats to child safety restraints, RECARO

From race car seats to child safety restraints,
RECARO is the choice for safety.
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What makes a RECARO so
special?
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HERITAGE
Over 100 years ago, in 1906, RECARO began its history in the automotive industry. For decades RECARO has been a leader and
pioneer in seat technology and is a recognized symbol of safety, style and comfort.
RECARO earned its reputation for excellence by bringing ground breaking seating safety technologies to consumers over the
past 4 decades including; side impact protection, integrated seat belts, head support and many others.
The founder of RECARO, Wilhelm Reutter said “RECARO’s goal is to do it better”. He believed RECARO should be continuously
improving. Over the years RECARO has kept true to that philosophy. After 100 years of producing beautiful quality products
and inventing new safety technologies our accomplishments were honored in 2009 when RECARO was named one of the
“Brands of the Century.”
SEATING EXPERTISE
Beginning in 1963 RECARO began specializing exclusively in making premium seating for automobiles. The top performance
automobiles in the world are equipped with RECARO seats including Cadillac, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ford, BMW and
many others.
In the years to follow, RECARO added world class race car seats (1965), first class aircraft seating (1971), premium child car seats
(1998) and luxury office chairs (2008) to our portfolio of premium seating.
All RECARO seating products are premium in their class, promote healthy sitting through ergonomic principles and are the
world’s benchmark for seating style and design.
In 2009, RECARO was honored as one of the
“Brands of the Century”
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What makes RECARO unique
from other child car seat makers?
Safety | Comfort | Quality
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RECARO Knowledge
When we design a new child seat it is with the full understanding of how
the child seat needs to interact with the safety technology of the full
vehicle interior.
RECARO Engineering
When RECARO engineers sit down to develop child seats they rely on
their knowledge of what future vehicle interior’s , or as engineers like to
call them “cockpits” will include. Each part of the interior, including the
seats, is developed to work together to provide the safety and comfort
a driver needs. Our child seats are no different. That is why we believe
RECARO child seats offer the best in safety and comfort for the children
who sit in them.
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What makes RECARO child seats
so safe?
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As no other child car seat company can, RECARO
drew inspiration for the ProSERIES from its race
track proven safety technology for race car seats.
What does race car seat technology have to do with child car seat safety?
The 5-Point harness is arguably the safest seat belt configuration
for all vehicle occupants. Race car drivers use 4 and 5 point
harnesses because they understand the importance of full
body protection.
With that in mind RECARO set out to maximize the weight limits
of the 5-Point harness systems in each ProSERIES car seat. We
believe in the safety of the 5-Point harness. With ProSERIES car
seats parents have the option to keep their child in a 5-Point
harness as long as possible.
ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat
70 lb 5-Point Harness System – highest available in a
convertible car seat.
ProSPORT Harness to Booster Car Seat
90 lb 5-Point Harness System – highest available in any
child car seat sold today.
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What makes RECARO child car
seats so safe?
Did you know...
•
1 in 4 car accidents resulting in the death or serious injury of a child are side impact crashes.
•
RECARO first introduced side impact protection for race car seats in 1996, then added the
technology to our child car seats in 1998.
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Around the world, race car drivers trust RECARO’s side impact protection.
•
Parents can trust RECARO’s side impact technology to protect their children too.
HEAD
FACE
NECK
TORSO
PELVIS
RECARO Side Impact Protection
RECARO Side Impact Protection is standard in all ProSERIES
car seats. RECARO’s innovative Side Impact Protection
technology is designed to protect a child where they are
most vulnerable to serious injury during a side impact crash.
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As no other child car seat company can, RECARO
drew inspiration for the ProSERIES from its race
track proven safety technology for race car seats.
What does race car seat technology have to do with child car seat safety?
RECARO’s world class Side Impact Protection System.
You may see child car seat manufactures state that their car seats are “Side Impact Tested”.
Of course, testing is important. However, a parent needs to know what tests are performed
and most importantly how well the car seat performed during testing.
RECARO voluntarily submits each of our child car seats for side impact testing to
an independent, globally respected crash test organization called the Allgemeiner
Deutscher Automobil Club (ADAC).
The ADAC certifies child seats as passing or failing their standards for Side Impact
Protection. The test measures the car seats ability to protect against serious or even
deadly injury to a child’s head, neck, face, torso / chest, and pelvic areas.
Each ProSERIES child seat is tested by the ADAC. The ProRIDE,
ProSPORT, and ProBOOSTER all pass the ADAC’s testing
requirements for side impact crash performance.
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What makes RECARO child car
seats so safe?
Understanding Testing
While every car seat sold in the U.S.A. must pass the minimum crash test standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), some car seats pass with better results than others.
ProRIDE
ProSPORT
ProBOOSTER
EXCEEDS FMVSS213 crash
performance requirements
EXCEEDS FMVSS213 crash
performance requirements
EXCEEDS FMVSS213 crash
performance requirements
HIC - 13% or better than
NHTSA testing requirements HIC - 30% or better than
NHTSA testing requirements HIC - 15% or better than
NHTSA testing requirements HIC or “Head Injury Criteria” is a standard test required by NHTSA that measures the threshold for life threatening injuries to
the head.
FMVSS213 is a crash test regulated by NHTSA that all car
seats in the U.S.A. must pass to enter the market. For more
information visit: www.NHTSA.gov
All RECARO child car seats are designed to exceed the U.S. Federal minimum standards for crash performance.
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Not all car seats perform the
same under standardized crash
testing...
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How do you know how good
RECARO car seats really are?
For the second year in a row all RECARO booster seats
received the “BEST BET” rating from the Insurance
Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)...
“A well fitting booster should put the lap portion of the seat belt flat across
a child’s upper thigh and the shoulder belt at mid-shoulder.” - IIHS, 2010
ProSPORT
ProBOOSTER
Best Bet Booster - IIHS (2010)
Best Bet Booster - IIHS (2010)
The IIHS test is based on fit to a dummy that represents an average-size
six year old child, but as we know, children and cars come in all shapes
and sizes so it’s important to do your own assessment to make sure the
belt properly fits your child in their booster in your own vehicle.
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Not all booster seats are the same...
IIHS recommends when assessing booster fit, ask these key questions:
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Does the booster seat position the shoulder belt across the clavicle/collar bone, approximately mid-way between the
neck and shoulder?
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Does the booster seat position the lap belt low and flat across the hips/top of the thighs?
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Does either the booster seat or vehicle head restraint provide some support behind the child’s head?
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Is your child comfortable and not tempted to move the belts or themselves out of position after a period of time?
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How do you know you can trust in
the quality of RECARO car seats?
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Quality ends with how well a car
seat is manufactured.
At RECARO quality manufacturing is a key part of our ability to make the safest child car seats we know how.
Each ProSERIES car seat is assembled by professional manufacturing personnel in the U.S.A. Each component is inspected to
our quality standards throughout the manufacturing process.
Each RECARO car seat in the ProSERIES is manufactured in the U.S.A.
Manufacturing facility – Auburn Hills, MI
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RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat
The ProRIDE offers the safety, ease of use, quality, and longevity that parents should expect from a
premium child safety restraint. The ProRIDE Convertible car seat is the best choice for your growing
baby. Known throughout the world for our premium designs we’ve included the sumptuous
“RECARO” feel in the ProRIDE. Real automotive PUR comfort foam in the seat, soft wear resistant
fabric, CoolMesh Air Ventilation System and an ergonomic shell design provide luxury comfort
qualities in the ProRIDE that are equal to the RECARO name.
RECARO’s Side Impact Protection: Designed to protect each of the 5
vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their head,
neck, face, torso and pelvis.
High 5 Pt. Harness Capacity: At 70 pounds the ProRIDE has the highest
weight capacity available for a convertible car seat.
(EPS) Energy Absorbing Foam: Expanded Polyestyrene “EPS” foam
absorbs crash force energy through the ProRIDE for added protection.
EasyAdjust: Head Restraint: Just the turn of a knob positions the head
restraint to properly fit your child, ensuring optimum safety and comfort.
EasyAdjust: 5-Point Harness: The harness adjusts with the head
restraint. No re-threading is necessary to properly position the harness
shoulder straps to your child.
SoftTouch: Head Restraint: The head restraint is padded with real “PUR”
automotive comfort foam for maximum comfort.
CoolMesh: Air Ventilation System: Mesh insert allows air to flow
through the ProRIDE for added comfort.
QuickPull: Front Adjust Harness: Convenient frontally located harness
adjuster for no hassle harness adjustment.
TrueLock: Belt Lock-Off System: Locks the vehicle seat belt in the
ProRIDE belt path in the forward-facing position for optimum safety.
Other Premium Features: Push button LATCH system, Built-in LATCH
storage system, Convenient harness storage pockets, Premium rearfacing recline lever, Universal Top Tether system
ProRIDE Fit Chart
(in) = inches
(lbs) = pounds
Weight
Standing Height
Seated Height
REAR FACING
5 to 35 (lbs)
BOTH REAR AND
FORWARD FACING
Less than 22.5 (in)
FORWARD FACING
Less than 50 (in)
20 to 70 (lbs)
REAR FACING
FORWARD FACING
Less than 50 (in)
A child’s standing height measures the distance from the top of their head to the bottom of their
feet when they are standing.
A child’s seated height measures the distance from the top of their head to the bottom of their
tailbone when they are sitting.
ProRIDE may be used both rear and for ward-facing
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ProRIDE Misty
UPC: 882854990368
Model # 332.01.QQ95
ProRIDE Hanna
UPC: 882854990863
Model # 332.01.KAEC
EasyAdjust
5-Point Harness
ProRIDE Envy
UPC: 882854990849
Model # 332.01.KAEG
QuickPull
Front Adjust Harness
EasyAdjust
Head Restraint
CoolMesh
Air Ventilation
ProRIDE Midnight
UPC: 882854990351
Model # 332.01.MC11
FABRIC COLOR CHOICES
ProRIDE Blue Opal
UPC: 882854990344
Model # 332.01.AK21
TrueLock
Belt Lock-Off System
Blue Opal
Misty
Midnight
Hanna
Envy
SoftTouch
Head Restraint
It is important for parents to understand that not all children will “fit” properly in every child car seat. The FIT chart to the left will help you determine if your child can use the ProRIDE.
Make sure to properly fit the seat in your vehicle.
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RECARO ProSPORT Combination Harness to Booster Car Seat
The ProSPORT Harness to Booster Car Seat is the best choice for your growing toddler. The
ProSPORT includes a 5-Point Harness System that accommodates children up to 90 lbs. Later the
5-Point harness can be removed and the seat can be used as a belt positioning booster seat for a
child up to 120 lbs. The ProSPORT wouldn’t be equal to the RECARO name without the sumptuous
feel our car seats are known for. Generous padding, soft ware resistant fabric and an ergonomic shell
design ensure the ProSPORT’s place amongst RECARO’s premium seats. The ProSPORT offers safety,
comfort and longevity that parents and children deserve from a premium child car seat.
RECARO’s Side Impact Protection: Designed to protect each of the 5
vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their head,
neck, face, torso and pelvis.
Highest 5 – Pt. Harness Capacity: At 90 pounds the ProSPORT has the
highest weight capacity available for a 5-Point harness seat.
Highest Weight Capacity Booster Seat: At 120 lbs in booster mode, the
ProSPORT has the highest weight capacity available for a booster seat.
(EPS) Energy Absorbing Foam: Expanded Polyestyrene “EPS” foam
absorbs crash force energy through the ProRIDE for added protection.
QuickLift: Head Restraint: Convenient lift lever allows easy positioning
of the head restraint to properly fit your child.
EasyAdjust: 5-Point Harness: The harness adjusts with the head
restraint. No re-threading is necessary to properly position the harness
shoulder straps to your child.
QuickPull: Front Adjust Harness: Convenient frontally located harness
adjuster for no hassle harness adjustment.
EasyGuide: Belt Guides: Whether in Harness or Booster mode each belt
guide is color coded so you can easily identify the proper belt path and
positioning of either the LATCH strap or vehicle seat belt.
Adjustable Thigh Positioning of Harness: Three slots in the seat allows
you to reposition the 5 Pt. Harness at your child’s thighs to keep them
safe and comfortable.
Other Premium Features: Two storage pouches, Supportive comfort
padding, Premium push button LATCH system, Built-in LATCH storage
system, Recline mechanism for optimized fit in your vehicle, Universal
Top Tether system.
(in) = inches
(lbs) = pounds
ProSPORT Fit Chart
Weight
Standing Height
HARNESS MODE
BOOSTER MODE
HARNESS MODE
BOOSTER MODE
20 to 90 (lbs)
30 to 120 (lbs)
27 to 50 (in)
37 to 59 (in)
A child’s standing height measures the distance from the top of their head to the bottom of their
feet when they are standing.
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ProSPORT Misty
UPC: 882854990450
Model # 385.01.QQ95
ProSPORT Hanna
UPC: 882854990924
Model # 362.01.KAEC
EasyAdjust
5-Point Harness
ProSPORT Envy
UPC: 882854990900
Model # 362.01.KAEG
EasyGuide
Belt Guides
EPS
Foam
ErgoShell
Structure
ProSPORT Midnight
UPC: 882854990443
Model # 385.01.MC11
FABRIC COLOR CHOICES
ProSPORT Blue Opal
UPC: 882854990436
Model # 385.01.AK21
QuickFlip
Recline System
Blue Opal
Misty
Midnight
Hanna
Envy
SoftTouch
Seat Cushion
It is important for parents to understand that not all children will “fit”properly in every child car seat. The FIT chart to the left will help you determine if your child can use the ProSPORT.
Make sure to properly fit the seat in your vehicle.
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RECARO ProBOOSTER High Back Booster Car Seat
The ProBOOSTER is the best choice for your growing child. The ProBOOSTER doesn’t compromise on
safety or comfort. As only a high back booster can, the ProBOOSTER offers side impact protection.
Additionally the ProBOOSTER allows you to properly position your vehicles seat belt around your
child for optimum safety. The ProBOOSTER offers the signature sumptuous “RECARO” feel for your
child. Real automotive “PUR” foam, soft ware resistant fabric CoolMesh air ventilation system and
ergonomic shell design provide the luxury and comfort qualities synonymous with the RECARO.
The ProBOOSTER delivers the safety, comfort and quality that parents and children deserve from a
premium child car seat.
RECARO’s Side Impact Protection: Designed to protect each of the 5
vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their head,
neck, face, torso and pelvis.
Long Lasting Safety: At 120 pounds the ProBOOSTER has the highest
weight capacity available for a High back belt positioning booster.
(EPS) Energy Absorbing Foam: Expanded Polyestyrene “EPS” foam
absorbs crash force energy through the ProBOOSTER for added
protection.
CoolMesh: Air Ventilation System: Mesh insert allows air to flow
through the ProBOOSTER for added comfort.
EasyGuide: Color-Coded Seat Belt Guides: Color coded plastic belt
guides indicate the proper path and positioning of the vehicle seat belt
for comfort and optimized safety.
QuickLift: Head Restraint: Simple adjustment lever allows for easy
head restraint adjustment. Eleven head restraint positions ensure
proper positioning of the child for optimized safety and comfort.
SoftTouch: Seat Cushion: Seat cushion is made of real “PUR” automotive
comfort foam for maximum comfort.
QuickFlip: Recline Bar: Recline adjustment bar allows for easy adjustment
and ensures proper positioning of the ProBOOSTER in your vehicle.
ProBOOSTER Fit Chart
(in) = inches
(lbs) = pounds
Weight
Height
Seated Height
30 to 120 (lbs)
37 to 61 (in)
31.5 (in) or less
A child’s standing height measures the distance from the top of their head to the bottom of their
feet when they are standing.
A child’s seated height measures the distance from the top of their head to the bottom of their
tailbone when they are sitting.
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ProBOOSTER Hanna
UPC: 882854990986
Model # 385.01.KAEC
CoolMesh
Air Ventilation
ProBOOSTER Misty
UPC: 882854990399
Model # 362.01.QQ95
ProBOOSTER Midnight
UPC: 882854990382
Model # 362.01.MC11
FABRIC COLOR CHOICES
ProBOOSTER Blue Opal
UPC: 882854990375
Model # 362.01.AK21
ProBOOSTER Envy
UPC: 882854990962
Model # 385.01.KAEG
EasyAdjust
Head Restraint
EasyGuide
Belt Guides
EPS
Foam
QuickFlip
Recline Bar
Blue Opal
Misty
Midnight
Hanna
Envy
QuickLift
Head Restraint
It is important for parents to understand that not all children will “fit” properly in every child car seat. The FIT chart to the left will help you determine if your child can use the
ProBOOSTER. Make sure to properly fit the seat in your vehicle.
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RECARO ProRIDE FAQs
What child can use the ProRIDE in the rear-facing position?
• The child’s weight is between 5 and 35 pounds (2.3 kg and 15.9 kg).
• The harness CAN be positioned AT or BELOW the child’s shoulders, when
the child is seated in the ProRIDE.
• The child’s seated height is LESS than 22.5 inches (57 cm).
• When sitting in the ProRIDE the top of the child’s head is NOT closer than
1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top edge of the ProRIDE seat back.
• The child is LESS than 36 months of age.
What child can use the ProRIDE in the forward-facing position?
• The child’s weight is between 20 and 70 pounds (9.1 kg and 31.7 kg)
• The harness CAN be positioned AT or ABOVE the child’s shoulders, when the
child is seated in the ProRIDE.
• The child’s standing height is LESS than 50 inches (127 cm).
• When sitting in the ProRIDE and the head restraint is in the highest position, the
top of the child’s ears must be BELOW the top of the head restraint.
• If ANY portion of the child’s head exceeds the top edge of the ProRIDE, there
must be a vehicle headrest support in your vehicle.
RECARO ProSPORT FAQs
What child can use the ProSPORT 5-Point Harness System
• The child’s weight is between 20 and 90 pounds (9.1 and 40.8 kg.)
• The child’s standing height is between 27 and 50 inches (69 and 127 cm).
What child can use the ProSPORT as a belt positioning booster?
• The child’s weight is between 30 and 120 pounds (13.6 and 54.4 kg.)
• The child’s standing height is between 37 and 59 inches (94 and 150 cm).
RECARO ProBOOSTER FAQs
What child can use the ProBOOSTER?
• Your child’s weight is between 30 and 120 pounds (13.6 and 54.4 kg).
• Your child’s standing height is between 37 and 61 inches (94 and 154 cm).
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Do you have a question?
Which ProSERIES car seat is best
for my child?
In order to determine which ProSERIES car seat is most
appropriate for your child you must check your child’s height
and weight. After you know both your child’s current height
and weight, check the specifications for the ProSERIES seat
you are interested in for best fit for your child. Each RECARO
child seat is designed to accommodate children of different
height and weight. RECARO recommends checking the
specifications for the seat prior to making your purchase.
Will every RECARO car seat fit in
my vehicle?
While RECARO works diligently to design car seats that fit
in most vehicles, there may be some vehicles RECARO car
seats do not fit.