CONVERTIBLE
RESTR AINTRestraint
Convertible
Instructions for Installation & Use
P l a t i n u m , R o y a l e , P r e m i e r,
Guardian, Meridian.
Manual Adjuster & Retractor Models.
Series number: 7000/G/2000, 7000/H/2000, 7000/K/2000, 7000/L/2000
Convertible Child restraint for vehicle use.
INFORMATION FOR BUYERS:
FOR USE WITH CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO 18KG.
CHECK THAT THIS CHILD RESTRAINT WILL FIT IN YOUR CAR.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT.
Rearward Facing.
For use with children
up to 12kg.
Forward Facing.
For use with children
from 8kg up to 18kg.
NOTE: THESE INSTRUCTIONS APPLY TO CHILD RESTRAINTS WITH DIFFERING BASE SHAPES.
INDEX
FOR BABY AND CHILD USE
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
WARNINGS
INTRODUCTION
2.
3.
FOR BABY USE
WHO TO CONTACT
HOW TO INSTALL
3.
4.
FOR CHILD USE
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR BABY USE 8.
SUITABLE FOR USE
9.
WARNINGS
9.
HOW TO INSTALL
10.
HOW TO USE
12.
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR CHILD USE
SUITABLE FOR USE
WARNINGS
HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO USE
15.
16.
16.
17.
19.
FOR BABY AND CHILD USE
HOW TO CLEAN
CARE & MAINTENANCE
ACCESSORIES
22.
24.
25.
TRAVELLING TIPS
CHECKLIST
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
28.
29.
30.
WARNINGS
Use the restraint exactly as shown in the
instructions.
Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
Fit the harness firmly to the child.
A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
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.
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 THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT A COVER.
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Regularly check the restraint components, straps &
other fitments for correct function and condition.
Seek prompt repair.
To ensure baby’s back is evenly supported do
not put more than one nappy on the baby and
make sure the nappy is not thickly folded at the
back.
DO NOT USE CHILD RESTRAINTS IN A
SEATING POSITION WHERE AN AIRBAG IS
FITTED. FOLLOW THE CAR MANUFACTURER’S
RECOMMENDATIONS.
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.
The restraint is not intended to be a substitute
baby cot or bed. It is designed to enable safe
transportation of children in motor vehicles.
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.
Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting
by sharp corners and edges.
INTRODUCTION
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT
ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONSULT BRITAX CHILD-CARE PRODUCTS OR
AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION AUTHORIZED BY A RELEVANT
TRANSPORT AUTHORITY OR, IN NEW ZEALAND, THE AGENT FOR THE VEHICLE.
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection from injury in every crash. However,
to ensure that your child gets all the protection designed into the restraint PLEASE READ
AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and use only Safe-n-Sound (Britax)
recommended parts and accessories.
This instruction manual is for both manual and retractor harness adjustment models. Specific
instructions for Retractor Harness Models (retractor harness adjustment) are within the light
green boxes with a green band at the top labeled "Retractor Harness Models".
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
A variety of accessories are available for use with this restraint and are available from retailers of
Safe-n-Sound and Britax products. Refer to page 25 for accessories instructions.
....think of what you’re saving
AUSTRALIA
Britax Child-Care Products Pty. Limited. A Britax International company. (Incorporated in Victoria) A.C.N. 006 773 600.
Head office:
99 Derby Road Sunshine, Victoria 3020 Phone: (03) 9288 7288 Fax: (03) 9311 5798
For interstate and country enquiries, Service & Spare Parts (9:30am to 5:00pm E.S.T.) Phone: 1300 303 330
NEW ZEALAND
Britax Child-Care Products NZ Limited. A Britax International company.
PO Box 100-247 Auckland 9 Phone: (09) 443 0102
Fax: (09) 443 0120 Phone toll free: 0508 688 822.
INTERNATIONAL ENQUIRIES
Contact your Local Distributor.
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HOW TO INSTALL
WARNINGS
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
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 VEHICLE.
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.
This restraint must be used in conjunction with a lap or lap-sash seat belt.
Do not alter or modify this restraint, use only recommended parts and accessories.
Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
Consult the vehicle owner's handbook for location of 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.
Caution: Do not overtighten anchor bolt. Overtightening may fracture or break bolt.
Maximum torque is 20 N.m. (14.75 ft.lb.) Note: Minimum of five full turns of anchor bolt is
required before tightening force is applied. Do not overtighten.
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.
Vehicle Parcel Shelf
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.
Low
Front of
vehicle
If anchor point is less than 80 mm
from seat, install in this position to
allow access.
Vehicle Floor
Anchor Point
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Vehicle Vertical Mount
High
Vehicle Ceiling
HOW TO INSTALL
ANCHOR FITTING:
If the car is fitted with child restraint anchorage point...
Locate the anchorage point behind the rear seating position to
be used. Consult the car owners handbook for the location of the
anchorage points. The anchorage point should be directly behind
and central to the restraint. Remove thread plug from the parcel
shelf, floor/roof, etc. and install anchor bolt and fitting as shown
right, ensuring correct direction of anchor fitting as previously
illustrated. The spacers provided may need to be used for
vehicles with recessed anchorage points.
Front of vehicle
Anchor bolt
Lock washer
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
Anchor fitting
Spacers (if required)
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE ATTACHMENT BOLT
MAXIMUM TORQUE 20 N.m.
Trim
Metal
panel
If the car is not fitted with child restraint anchorage points...
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole in the parcel shelf on the centreline of the seating
position as shown right. Before drilling the hole,
check the underside for accessibility.
200 mm
min.
Install the anchor bolt as shown below right
ensuring the correct direction as shown
on page 4. Make sure to use the
reinforcing washer and lock washer on the
underside of the panel.
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
Centre line of
correct attachment bolt length and use of spacers. In seating position
New Zealand, consult the agent for the vehicle.
WARNING: 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 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.
Drill 9 mm
diameter hole.
Do not drill
through fuel
lines, fuel tanks,
electrical wiring
or radio speakers.
Front of vehicle
Anchor bolt
Anchor fitting
Spacers (if required)
Trim
Metal
panel
Securing nut
Reinforcing washer
Lock washer
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HOW TO INSTALL
UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
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.
The restraint strap & Attachment Clip may be damaged or disconnected by unsecured vehicle
contents. To ensure a secure engagement, before each use of the restraint follow this procedure:
A. Secure or remove any vehicle contents.
B. Tighten the Upper Anchorage Strap and ensure that strap is not twisted.
C. Make sure the Attachment Clip is correctly engaged.
The following diagram shows the correct the method of engaging Attachment Clip to Anchor Fitting.
CORRECT
Note: Fittings have been enlarged and straps have been
lengthened/shortened to improve clarity of the diagram.
Front of vehicle
CORRECT ENGAGEMENT OF
ATTACHMENT CLIP TO ANCHOR
FITTING WHEN THE ATTACHMENT
CLIP COVER IS USED.
VEHICLE INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
(Available from retailers of Safe-n-Sound products)
EXTRA ANCHOR KITS: are available if using the restraint in additional vehicles.
Re-order numbers: 0038.
EXTENSION STRAPS: may be required for vehicles without a fixed parcel shelf.
Re-order numbers: 0035 (length 300 mm) 0036 (length 600 mm)
GATED 3-BAR SLIDE: for installation where the seat belt configuration does not
firmly hold the child restraint.
Re-order number: 0215.
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HOW TO INSTALL
Important: If using an Extension Strap, positioning the
Attachment Clip above the baby may lead to injury in an
accident therefore make sure that the Attachment Clip is
not positioned in front of the vehicle seat.
Attachment Clip must
not be in front of the
vehicle seat front.
Attachment Clip must
be behind the front of
the vehicle seat.
Extension
Strap
Attachment
Clip
Front of
vehicle
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
INSTALL
RESTRAINT
For Baby Use Pages 9-11.
For Child Use Pages 16-18.
ANGULAR ADJUSTMENT OF RESTRAINT
Some vehicle seats have more rearward slope than
others. If the angle of the seat causes the baby to
be too upright for comfort, the angle may be
altered by placing a firm packing between the
seat and the underside of the base. Packing
can be a firmly rolled up towel or nappy.
10°
Do not remove all of the rearward slope by
over packing. Always leave a rearward
slope angle of approximately 10 degrees.
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
A. Disengage seat belt tongue from buckle and remove from restraint.
B. Fully press Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to slacken as
shown right. In some vehicles loosening of the Upper
Anchorage Strap may be difficult. If so, try pushing the
restraint against the vehicle seat back or slightly lifting the
restraint to release the tension.
C. Disengage Attachment Clip from Anchor Fitting. The child
restraint is now disconnected.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
Storage
Strap
B
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
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SPECIAL FEATURES
FOR BABY USE
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for a child weighing up to 12 kg.
FOR
BABY
USE
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PUSH BUTTON MANUAL &
RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
RETRACTOR HARNESS
MODELS
Front of vehicle
Adjustable Upper Anchorage
Strap. Length 1185 mm
from back of restraint.
Padded insert
for extra comfort.
(if fitted)
Baby Head Support.
(if fitted)
Padded cover for
baby's comfort.
(may vary in style)
Blue
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Adjuster Strap
(Where Fitted)
Quick release
Harness Buckle.
(red button)
Attachment Clip & Cover.
Harness
Adjuster Lock.
Stabilising Bar
for baby use.
Anchor
Fitting.
Harness
Adjustment
Strap.
Upper
Anchorage
Strap
Adjuster.
Blue
Recline
Latch.
Backing
Plate.
(If Fitted)
Vehicle
seat belt.
Upper Anchorage
Storage Strap.
Messy Mat
(if supplied
must be
used).
8
Fully
adjustable
6 point harness.
Rear facing
Lock-off
(if fitted).
BASE STYLES COVERED BY THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Pocket.
(if fitted)
Harness
Tongues
Harness
Buckle
SUITABLE FOR USE
TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP
ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE FRONT OR BACK
OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING
SEATS.
To be used only in a rearward-facing
position for a child weighing up to 12 kg.
Up to 12 kg maximum
Rearward Facing
FOR
BABY
USE
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The purchaser should check the measurements between the
front of the seat back of the rear seat and all front seats in
the car in which the child restraint is intended to be used, to
ensure that the space is sufficient.
In certain vehicles, where the rear seat is too small, the only
position possible for the restraint is the front seat adjusted as
rearward as possible.
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455 mm
615 mm
WARNINGS
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD
FACING MODE WITHOUT STABILISING BAR
FULLY EXTENDED.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper
Anchorage Strap correctly attached.
DO NOT USE CHILD RESTRAINTS IN A
SEATING POSITION WHERE AN AIR BAG IS
FITTED. FOLLOW THE CAR
MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS.
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.
When using the restraint in the front seat, do
not use the rear seat. The upper anchorage
strap will need to pass the rear seating
position to attach to an anchorage point.
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces
sideways or rearwards.
Do not allow the front seat to alter
the installed position of the restraint.
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HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE
FOR
BABY
USE
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A. If Upper Anchorage Strap is folded up for
storage undo Storage Strap then lengthen as
illustrated right.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
B
B. The restraint is normally packaged in the fully
Storage
upright child use mode so if you need to use
Strap
it for baby use you must first fully recline the
restraint, to convert the restraint to baby use mode as shown below.
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
Blue Recline Latch
Blue Recline Latch
Yellow Latch
FULLY RECLINE IN CHILD USE MODE:
Place one hand on the front corner of the base
firmly while with the other hand push the blue
recline latch up to unlock, continue pulling
restraint forward until fully reclined.
C. Unhook hook & loop attachments & gently
lift the cover, fully extend out stabilising bar
and gently push bar forward until a click is
heard. Stabilising Bar is now in place.
Note: Do not re-attach cover hook & loop
until you have installed seat belt.
Push bar
forward.
Click
Pull out
Stabilising
Bar.
F. Engage seat belt buckle & tongue.
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(REARWARD FACING)
Yellow Latch
CONVERT TO BABY USE MODE:
Once fully reclined, press the yellow latch
located under the restraint body while with
the other hand push the blue recline latch up
to unlock, continue pulling restraint forward
until fully reclined into baby use mode.
D. Position restraint rearward facing in the
chosen seating position.
E. Fully lengthen seat belt and feed the seat
belt between the restraint cover and the
restraint body through seat belt slots in
restraint. Place the seatbelt under any
comfort foam.
HOW TO INSTALL
G. Re-attach hook and loop attachments.
Note: Seat belt buckle and tongue must not rest between restraint cover and restraint. If
seat belt buckle is adjustable, adjust buckle as low as possible away from the restraint.
Hook and Loop
attachments
Hook and Loop
attachments
Lower lock-off
(where fitted)
Pass both the
lap and the sash
seatbelt through
the lock-off and
lock in place.
H. Align restraint centrally to the chosen seating position as shown below. Pull sash portion of
seatbelt until all slack is removed from Lap portion of seatbelt. Adjust seat belt to hold the
restraint firmly against the vehicle seat back. For retractor seat belts, allow excess belt to feed
back into retractor.
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BABY
USE
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Front of vehicle
Ensure Upper Anchorage
Strap is tightened, attached
to the Anchor Fitting and that
straps are the same length on
both sides of Attachment Clip.
Pull sash portion of
seat belt to remove slack.
A single twist
is required for
easy access to the
Upper Anchorage
Adjuster.
Do not use this slot for
baby use installation
Feed seat belt between restraint
cover and restraint body.
( See previous page.)
Attachment
Clip & Cover
Engage Lock-offs if provided.
Do not use the Lock-off if the
seat buckle interferes.
I. Fit the attachment clip to the anchor fitting as shown
above right. Make sure to remove as many twists as
possible from the upper anchorage strap.
J. Tighten adjustable upper anchorage strap by pulling
adjustment strap to remove slack, but do not over-tighten
causing the restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat.
Anchor
fitting
Fully press Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
Storage
Strap
B
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
WARNING: DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE WITHOUT
STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY INTO RESTRAINT
FOR
BABY
USE
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A. The harness shoulder straps should
be in the lowest or medium
position. Refer to page 13 for
correct shoulder harness strap
height. The restraint can be
used with or without the
Padded Insert.
Padded Insert,
if supplied, snugly
supports the baby
for extra comfort.
Harness
shoulder
straps
Slackened Upper
Anchorage Strap
Lift up
Adjuster
(under Flap)
B. Ensure Upper Anchorage
Strap is attached to Anchor
Fitting, then slacken Upper
Anchorage Strap and allow to
fall to the sides of the restraint
for easy access to the baby.
C. Slacken Harness Straps by pushing
Harness Adjuster up, grasping both
shoulder harness straps and pulling out
desired amount of slack. Release Harness
Adjuster lock when there is enough slack
and place harness to each side of restraint.
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Adjuster Strap
(Where Fitted)
Front of vehicle
Note: Manual harness
model is illustrated.
…or PUSH BUTTON MANUAL HARNESS MODELS
C. Slacken Harness Straps by pushing and holding in the Harness Adjustment Button, grasping
both shoulder harness straps and pulling out the desired amount of slack. Release harness
adjustment button when there is enough slack and place harness to each side of the restraint.
…or RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
C. Slacken Harness Straps by presssing the Harness Adjustment Button, grasp both shoulder
harness straps and pulling out the desired amount of slack. Release harness adjustment button
when there is enough slack and place harness to each side of the restraint.
D. Lay baby on its back into restraint and fit harness as shown above. Make sure baby is dressed
to allow harness buckle to be pulled up between baby's legs e.g. a jump suit. Make sure
baby's arms and legs are free. Never wrap baby in a blanket before placing in restraint.
E. Fit either harness tongue into the harness buckle
followed by the other tongue until a click is heard.
Should the second tongue not insert, press the red
button and reinsert the tongues. Ensure secure
engagement by pulling harness straps.
F. Remove slack from harness lap
straps by pulling shoulder straps.
Pull to remove slack
from Harness Lap Straps
Shoulder
Straps
Click
Harness
Lap Straps
Crotch Straps
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G. Pull harness adjustment strap to take up slack in harness adjusting to a comfortable but firm fit.
HOW TO USE
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…or RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS YOU MAY NEED TO ...
G. Friction on clothing may cause some slack. To overcome this
press the Harness Adjustment Button, while holding baby
against restraint to adjust harness to a comfortable but firm
fit. If necessary from behind the restraint, pull down backing
plate (if fitted) and pull shoulder harness straps through
shoulder slots to remove slack from harness. Return backing
plate ensuring it clips back into position.
H. Tighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by
pulling Adjustment Strap to remove
slack as shown right.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
Storage
Strap
A
B
FOR
BABY
USE
Pull harness in the direction of
arrow to remove slack from
shoulder harness straps.
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness straps and that baby’s arms and legs are free.
Minimise slack in straps as instructed in item F above. Do not use restraint if straps do not
tighten and contact your local authorised service agent for repair.
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REMOVING BABY FROM RESTRAINT
A. Press Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button (A) while pulling Upper Anchorage Straps (B) to
slacken. Allow Upper Anchorage Straps (B) to fall to the sides for easy access into restraint.
B. Push Harness Strap Lock up under flap while pulling each Shoulder Harness Strap to slacken
harness to the desired amount.
…or PUSH BUTTON MANUAL HARNESS MODELS
B. Push and hold the Harness Adjustment Button while pulling both Shoulder Harness Straps
to slacken harness to the desired amount.
…or RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
B. Press the Harness Adjustment Button while pulling both Shoulder Harness Straps to slacken
harness to the desired amount.
C. Press red button on Harness Buckle then both Harness Tongues will be released. Move each
shoulder strap to baby's side then pick up baby.
ADJUSTING SHOULDER HARNESS STRAPS HEIGHT
FOR BABY USE REARWARD-FACING
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it
restrains the baby in the restraint. 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.
For baby up to 12 kg the shoulder straps must be in the
slots which are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not
lower than the child’s shoulders. If your baby weighs
more than 12 kg then the restraint should be converted
for child use. (Refer to Forward Facing section.)
Under 12kg
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HOW TO USE
A. Pull Padded Insert forward
until straps are free from the
shoulder harness strap slots.
B. Adjust shoulder harness straps
height as instructed below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Upper shoulder strap slots.
Medium shoulder strap slots.
Lower shoulder strap slots.
Shoulder harness straps.
Harness tongues & buckle.
Lap strap slots.
Crotch strap slots.
If you do not intend to use the Padded Insert, remove it while
adjusting harness. If using medium shoulder strap slots for a
baby less than 12 kg you can continue to use the Padded Insert.
The padded insert should not be used if it creates discomfort. If
an older baby’s legs do not have enough room, convert to
child use mode.
DISCONNECTING HARNESS STRAPS:
- STEPS IN CHANGING SHOULDER STRAP SLOTS
1
2
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4
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7
7
6
Strap Connector
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle as instructed on page 7.
B. At the rear of the restraint, pull down backing plate (if fitted)
and 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 (the connection
may be one or two metal parts). If the metal Strap Connector
consists of two metal parts, a shoulder strap should be
attached to each metal connector.
RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
C. Pull the shoulder strap through slot.
REARWARD FACING MODE
D. Insert shoulder strap through restraint
Thread straps as instructed below.
slot which will position shoulder strap
Harness Shoulder Straps
level with or above the child’s shoulder,
shown right. Ensure that the Shoulder
strap passes through matching slots in
cover and restraint body.
NOTE:
E. Ensure there are no twists in the
harness strap and the buckle tongues
face the correct way.
Shoulder Harness
threaded OVER Bar.
F. Connect shoulder strap to metal strap
connector at rear of restraint, as shown
above right.
Shoulder straps must be
threaded through
appropriate shoulder
strap slots over the
top of bar at rear of
restraint.
Bar
G. Repeat for 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. Return backing plate
Strap Connector
ensuring it clips back in position.
Ensure the shoulder strap is threaded through the slot, then
WARNING: Do not use the restraint
over the top of the bar & connected to the strap connector.
with harness shoulder straps set at
different heights or fed through mismatching slots. Ensure harness straps are
not twisted and that all straps are secure by pulling each harness strap.
SPECIAL FEATURES
FOR CHILD USE
To be used only in a forward-facing position for a child weighing from 8 kg to 18 kg.
RETRACTOR HARNESS
MODELS
PUSH BUTTON MANUAL &
RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
Attachment
Clip & Cover.
Front of vehicle
Blue
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Upper Anchorage
Storage Strap.
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Anchor
Fitting.
Adjuster Strap
(Where Fitted)
Adjustable Upper
Anchorage Strap
Length 1210 mm
from back of
restraint.
Upper Anchorage
Strap Adjuster.
Hood (if fitted).
Backing
plate.
(if fitted)
Two heights for
shoulder straps.
Fully adjustable
6 point harness.
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CHILD
USE
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Lock off.
(if fitted)
Padded cover
for comfort.
Vehicle
seat belt.
Easy fitting of
lap or lap-sash
seat belts.
Harness
Adjuster Lock.
(under flap)
Base in child
use mode.
BASE STYLES
COVERED
BY THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Harness
Adjustment
Strap.
Blue Recline
Latch.
Harness
Tongues
Messy Mat
(if supplied must
be used).
Harness
Buckle
Quick release
Harness Buckle.
(Red button)
Pocket
(if fitted)
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SUITABLE FOR USE
FOR
CHILD
USE
TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP ONLY
SEAT BELT IN THE FRONT OR BACK OF MOST
CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
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To be used only in a forward facing
position for a child weighing from
8 kg to 18 kg.
8 kg minimum.
18 kg maximum.
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WARNINGS
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARDFACING POSITION WITH THE STABILISING
BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper
Anchorage Strap correctly attached.
If your vehicle is not fitted with an anchor
point, please contact a Safety Restraint
Fitting Station authorised by the relevant
State Government Body for correct fitment of
the restraint. In New Zealand contact the
agent for the vehicle. The upper anchorage
strap must be attached to an anchorage point
using an extension strap if necessary.
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When using the restraint in the front seat, do
not use the rear seat. The upper anchorage
strap will need to pass the rear seating
position to attach to an anchorage point.
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces
sideways or rearwards.
DO NOT USE A CHILD RESTRAINT IN A
SEATING POSITION WHERE AN AIRBAG IS
FITTED. FOLLOW CAR MANUFACTURER’S
RECOMMENDATIONS.
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE
(FORWARD FACING)
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
WARNING: DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD- FACING POSITION WITH THE
STABILISING BAR PULLED OUT.
A. If the Stabilising Bar is extended, unhook
hook & loop attachments and push trim away
from restraint.
Stabilising
Bar.
B. Press blue button on left side (facing
seat) and gently push stabilising bar all
the way into recessed area.
Push Stabilising Bar
Hook & Loop
attachments
C. Re-attach hook & loop attachments on trim.
D. Convert the restraint to child use mode by
placing one hand over rear corner of the
base and lift the top end of restraint with the
other hand until audible click is heard.
F. Place one hand on the front corner of base
firmly, while with the other hand push the blue
recline latch up to unlock and push back until
the restraint is at the desired position. Ensure
the blue recline latch is engaged into position
by pushing on the restraint.
Do not recline into baby position when using
restraint in forward facing child use mode.
Push blue
recline
latch up
while
pushing
restraint
back.
Press Blue
Button
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CHILD
USE
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E. Determine whether an upright or reclined
position is preferred. If the fully reclined
position is preferred proceed to item G.
If you wish to use the fully upright
position or one of three intermediate
positions proceed to item F. The restraint
has 4 positions for child use.
FULLY UPRIGHT
CHILD USE MODE
FULLY RECLINED
CHILD USE MODE
G. Position restraint in forward facing mode
and align restraint centrally to the chosen
seating position as shown on page 18.
Some vehicle seat fabrics (particularly
velours) may be damaged by a child
restraint used continuously. We
recommend the need of a thick towel or
other protection to keep the vehicle seat
in good condition.
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HOW TO INSTALL
FOR
CHILD
USE
H. Fully lengthen seat belt. Insert seat belt
into child use seat belt path as shown
right, ensuring that the seat belt is
behind the harness straps and that
the lap part of the seat belt is below
the hooks as shown right.
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I. Engage seat belt buckle and tongue,
Pull sash portion of seat belt
to remove slack.
ensure to remove all slack from lap
Lap seat belt
Ensure lap part of seat belt is below
part of seat belt by pulling sash belt.
the Hooks.
Adjust the seat belt to hold the
restraint firmly against the vehicle seat. For inertia/retractable seat
belts, allow excess belt to feed back into retractor.
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J. Fit the attachment clip to the anchor
fitting as shown. Make sure to remove
as many twists as possible from the
upper anchorage strap.
Attachment
Clip & Cover
K. Tighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by pulling adjustment strap to remove slack as
shown below, but do not over-tighten causing the restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat. Fold
up excess strap and use storage strap to neatly store excess strap away from child's reach.
SEAT BELT ‘LOCK OFF’ (WHERE FITTED)
Upper Anchorage
If seat belt ‘lock-off’ is fitted, follow
Adjustment Strap
steps above, through to point K.
Press the seat belt ‘lock off’
Storage Strap
while threading the sash
part of the seat belt
Fully press & push Adjuster
Button (A) while pulling Upper
through the slot in the
Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
‘lock off’, then release
A
the ‘lock off’ (refer to
B
illustration below).
Push restraint firmly
downward, while pulling
sash part of seat belt to
tighten through ‘lock off’.
This will prevent the seat
belt loosening.
Press to engage
lock fully.
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Anchor
fitting
Front of vehicle
Upper Anchorage
Strap
Attachment
Clip & Cover
Pull to
remove
slack
Anchor
Fitting
Seat Belt
‘Lock Off’
Child use
seat belt path
Note: Manual
harness model is illustrated.
HOW TO USE
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PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
- MANUAL HARNESS MODELS
A. Lengthen harness by lifting Harness
Adjuster Lock up while pulling on either
shoulder strap until the harness will
accomodate the child.
Lift & hold
Harness Adjuster
Lock up
(under flap)
Pull to
lengthen
FOR
CHILD
USE
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…or PUSH BUTTON MANUAL HARNESS MODELS
A. Lengthen harness by pushing and holding
the Harness Adjustment button while
pulling on either shoulder strap until the
harness will accommodate the child.
B. Place child in the restraint and feed
each arm through shoulder straps. Pull
harness buckle up between child’s legs.
Front of vehicle
Harness
Adjustment
Button Adjuster Strap
(Where Fitted)
C. Fit either harness tongue into the harness
buckle followed by the other tongue until a
click is heard. Should the second tongue
not insert press the red button and reinsert
the tongues.Ensure secure engagement by
pulling harness straps.
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B.
Click
Pull to
tighten
D. Ensure slack is removed from harness lap strap by pulling
shoulder straps then pull harness adjustment strap to adjust
harness to a comfortable but firm fit. Check that slack in
straps is minimal. Shoulder Harness Straps must fit firmly to
the child. A loose harness could result in serious injury in an
accident. Do not use restraint if straps do not tighten and
contact your local authorised service agent for repair.
Pull to remove slack
from Harness Lap Strap
Shoulder
Strap
Harness
Lap Strap
TO REMOVE CHILD
Press red button on harness buckle then both harness tongues will
be released. Lift the shoulder straps from the child’s shoulders.
Crotch Straps
TO RECLINE RESTRAINT
The child restraint may be reclined or positioned upright without removing the child from the
restraint. You will be able to gain partial recline from upright position by just pushing the blue recline
latch up. The extent of the recline will be limited by the location of the anchorage point. Loosening
of the upper anchorage strap may be required when positioning the restraint to either an upright or
reclined position. Once the required position has been determined ensure to tighten the upper
anchorage strap.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
- RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
FOR
CHILD
USE
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RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
A. Lengthen harness by pressing
harness adjustment button while
pulling on both shoulder straps
until the harness will accommodate
the child.
B. Place child in the restraint and feed
each arm through shoulder straps.
Pull harness buckle up between
child’s legs.
Front of vehicle
Blue Harness
Adjustment
Button
Press
B.
Press to
tighten
C. Fit either harness tongue into the harness buckle followed by the other tongue until a
click is heard. Should the second tongue not insert, press the red button and reinsert
the tongues. Ensure secure engagement by pulling harness straps.
Click
If using Head Rest, ensure it is correctly positioned by sliding it up or down to rest
above the shoulder strap slots being used for the harness straps.
D. Pull lap and crotch straps firmly. Pull shoulder harness
straps to remove slack from harness lap straps.
Pull to remove slack
from Harness Lap Strap
E. To remove slack from harness straps press harness
adjustment button while holding child against restraint
adjusting to a comfortable but firm fit. Check that the slack in
straps is minimal. Do not use restraint if straps do not
tighten and contact your local authorised service agent for
repair.
TO REMOVE CHILD
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Shoulder
Strap
Harness
Lap Strap
Crotch Straps
Press red button on harness buckle then both harness tongues will be released.
HOW TO USE
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ADJUSTING SHOULDER HARNESS STRAPS HEIGHT
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the child in the restraint. The
harness must fit firmly around the upper torso of the child and be positioned so as to leave the
child's arms and legs free.
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are nearest to
the child’s shoulders, but not more than 25mm below the
child’s shoulders. If the harness straps are more than 25 mm
below the level of the child's shoulders then the child is too large
for the restraint and the restraint
should not be used.
The shoulder straps must be
in the slots which are
nearest to the child’s
shoulders, but not more
than 25mm below the
child’s shoulders.
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3
4
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6
7
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6
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
25mm
Front of vehicle
Upper shoulder strap slots.
Medium shoulder strap slots.
Lower shoulder strap slots.
Shoulder harness straps.
Harness tongues & buckle.
Lap strap slots.
Crotch strap slots.
Adjuster Button
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USE
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DISCONNECTING HARNESS STRAPS:
-STEPS IN CHANGING SHOULDER STRAP SLOTS
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle as instructed
on page 7.
B. At the rear of the restraint, pull down the backing
plate (if Fitted) and 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.
Strap
Connector
C. Pull the shoulder strap through slot.
D. Insert shoulder strap through restraint slot, which will position shoulder strap level with or
above the child’s shoulder, as shown above. For Retractor Harness models refer to next
page. Ensure that the Shoulder strap passes through matching slots in cover and restraint
body.
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap and the buckle tongues face the correct way.
F. Connect shoulder strap to metal strap connector at rear of restraint.
G. Repeat for 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. Return backing plate ensuring it clips back into position.
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HOW TO USE
RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
FOR
CHILD
USE
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FORWARD FACING MODE
NOTE: Shoulder Harness
threaded under Bar.
Harness Shoulder
Straps
Bar
Shoulder straps must
be threaded through
appropriate shoulder
strap slots, then under
the bar at rear of
restraint.
Strap Connector
Ensure the shoulder strap is threaded through the slot, then under the bar & connected to the strap connector.
WARNING: Do not use the restraint with harness shoulder straps set at different heights or
fed through mis-matching slots. Ensure harness straps are not twisted and that all
straps are secure by pulling each harness strap.
HOW TO CLEAN
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
The restraint has a flame retardant cover which is removable for cleaning. Cleaning instructions
are on the care label attached to the cover. If fluffy cover is fitted then washing cover prior to use
will remove excess fluff. Ensure that the inside of the buckle is free of foreign matter. Cleaning
instructions for the buckle are on page 24. Use only mild soap and water to clean all metal and
plastic parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or cleaning agent.
TO REMOVE COVER:
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle as instructed on page 7.
B. Disengage harness tongues from harness buckle.
C. Remove harness shoulder straps from metal strap connector as instructed on page 21, item B.
D. Remove any accessories, if fitted as instructed on pages 25, 26 and 27.
E. Unhook the cover at the top and bottom of the restraint. Peel cover from outer rim of the body
starting from
on both sides and at
, at the top. Refer to drawing on page 23.
F. Remove the cover while feeding Crotch Buckle, Harness Tongues and strap through the lap and
crotch strap slots in the cover.
Manual models: Do not remove Harness Adjustment Strap from Harness Adjuster.
Push Button models: Ensure to remove trim from Push Button Housing 3 .
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HOW TO CLEAN
TO REPLACE COVER:
A. Feed the Harness Tongues & shoulder straps
through Lap strap slots and matching shoulder
strap slots in the cover and Padded Insert (if fitted).
B. Stretch cover over the top of the restraint first at
then the sides at
and then stretch the cover
around the rim of the restraint.
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
Shoulder
Strap Slots
,
C. Re-fit the Seat Cover attachments.
D. Feed Crotch Buckle through slots in cover and body.
E. Re-engage Harness Straps to Harness Strap
Connector as instructed on page 21 item D to G.
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Push Button Models: Ensure trim is stretched over
Push Button housing 3 .
RETRACTOR HARNESS MODELS
Make sure the Padded Insert is fitted as instructed on page 26.
IMPORTANT: When replacing cover, ensure none of the harness straps are twisted and that all
straps are secure by pulling each harness strap.
COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
The cover has been designed to protect your child when seated in the restraint. Care should be
taken if children either eat or drink while in the restraint as some food or drink products may
cause damage or marking to the cover.
IMPORTANT: Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged - soak in water
and gently remove.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing for fraying.
B. Check that the buckle clicks and is not sluggish or sticky in operation.
C. Ensure there are no cracks in moulding or the plastic moulding.
D. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping the webbing.
E. If any part of the restraint is cracked or broken, seek repair immediately or replace the
child restraint.
TO CLEAN HARNESS BUCKLE:
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:
Cover
A. From the underside of the restraint
pull each crotch 3-bar slide then
turn 3-bar slide and push through
each slot to remove the Harness
Buckle from the restraint.
B. Place the Harness Buckle under warm
(approx. 40 degrees Celsius) running
water as shown below. Let the water run
through the mouth of the buckle for five
minutes.
Body
3-bar
slide
C. Engage and disengage the Harness
Tongues and Buckles several times until
a strong audible click is heard.
Click
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E. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint
with the red button facing out & feeding
each 3-bar slide through appropriate slot.
D. 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 Child-Care Products.
ACCESSORIES
WARNING
NEVER USE ANY SEAT COVERS OR ACCESSORIES THAT CAUSE THE SHOULDER HARNESS STRAPS TO
WIDEN SIDEWAYS WHEN FITTED, AS THE HARNESS WILL NOT RESTRAIN THE CHILD CORRECTLY.
The following instructions apply to accessories that may be supplied with this restraint at point of
purchase. If not, a variety of accessories are available from various retailers of Safe-n-Sound
products.
HEAD REST
(IF FITTED - STYLE MAY VARY)
The Head Rest is designed to snugly support the baby or child
for extra comfort. Do not use the Head Rest and Padded insert
together if they create discomfort.
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
Head Rest straps should be over the
top of the Restraint and through top slots.
Head Rest ties
Hook
If fitting Head Rest for baby or child use, fit elastic ties or strap
through Upper Shoulder Strap Slots and over the top of the
restraint and fasten with the hook or buckle as shown right.
Slide Head Rest up or down to rest above the shoulder strap
slots being used.
Alternative
Buckle
Hooks
HOOD (IF FITTED)
The hood has been designed to protect your child from
direct sunlight when fitted in the forward-facing position.
A. Attach the elastic straps at the back of the hood to the
hooks at the rear of the restraint.
B. Attach together the hook & loop sewn on the ends of
the hood & on the sides of the trim.
Hook
& Loop
Hood
POCKETS (IF FITTED)
The pockets sewn on the trim are designed for your
convenience. They can hold those necessary items that you
need at a moments notice. e.g Bottle, face washer, toy etc.
Head Rest
Caution: If using the pocket to store filled bottles,
please ensure contents are not contaminated
due to prolonged storage.
Pockets
CROTCH PAD (IF FITTED)
Crotch Pad
The Crotch Pad is designed to provide extra comfort for
baby or child and is fitted to the restraint as follows: Feed
Crotch Buckle through the slot in crotch pad as shown.
MESSY MAT (IF SUPPLIED)
Hook
& Loop
Attachment
Messy Mat
The messy mat has been specifically designed to protect your
vehicle seat from children’s shoes rubbing against it.
Simply attach together the hook & loop sewn on the messy mat and attach underneath the
restraint. If the Messy Mat has been supplied it must be used to protect the car upholstery.
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ACCESSORIES
SHOULDER PADS (WITHOUT FASTENERS, IF FITTED)
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
Shoulder Pads are designed to provide extra comfort for baby or
child and are easily fitted to the shoulder harness straps by:
A. At the rear of restraint pull down backing plate (if fitted)
remove harness shoulder straps from metal strap connector
by slipping straps through open slot as shown right.
B. Pull the shoulder straps through slots & feed through
shoulder pads.
C. Refit the shoulder strap to the strap connector
following the instructions on page 21 points D to G.
Strap
Connector
Important: Shoulder Pads must not be used on Retractor
models as the pads will restrict the tightening of the straps.
PADDED INSERT (IF FITTED, STYLE MAY VARY)
The Padded Insert is designed to snugly support the baby for extra comfort. Simply place the
padded insert on the restraint between Harness straps and the restraint back. Ensure padded
insert is lined up with or below the shoulder straps.
A. At the rear of the restraint, remove harness shoulder straps from metal strap connector, by
slipping straps through open slot as shown above.
B. Pull the shoulder straps through slots.
C. Feed the shoulder strap through the slot in Padded Insert & restraint.
Or alternatively, some padded inserts will be fitted with hook and loop attachments at the rear.
For fitment, ensure strap slots line up and that the webbing passes through slots in padded
insert, cover and body freely. If fitted, feed the hook and loop attachments on padded insert
through the matching slots on the cover.
Padded Insert
Cover
Body
Hook and Loop
attachments
WARNING: Only use a Safe-n-Sound Padded Insert which has hook & loop attachments, do not
use any other Padded Insert. Make sure that the hook & loop attachments and the Harness
Shoulder Straps pass through the same slots in the Cover and the Body otherwise harness straps will not
retract completely to secure the child.
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D. Refit shoulder strap to the strap connector following the instructions on page 21 points D to G.
ACCESSORIES
BABY HEAD SUPPORT (IF FITTED)
Pull down backing plate (if fitted)
feed the hook and loop
attachments on the Baby Head
support through the upper
shoulder strap slots. Engage
the hook and loop
attachments securely.
Baby Head Support
Body
Alternative
Baby Support
Hook and Loop
attachments
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
TOY LOOP (IF FITTED)
The toy loop has been designed & located within easy
reach for your child. Toys can be attached to the toy loop,
which will enable your child to reach the toys without
disturbing you or getting upset because the toy has fallen on
the vehicle floor.
Caution: Only attach soft toys. Do not use a tie longer than
250mm to avoid strangulation. Toy must only be suitable for the
child’s age. Follow warnings supplied with the toy.
Toy Loop
COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
The cover has been designed to protect your child when seated in the restraint. Care should be
taken if children either eat or drink while in the restraint as some food or drink products may
cause damage or marking to the cover.
IMPORTANT: Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged - soak in water
and gently remove.
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TRAVELLING TIPS
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
SAFETY
CLOTHING
Never hold a baby or a child in arms when
riding in a motor vehicle. In this position
the baby or child could be thrown against
the dashboard, windscreen or other
occupant and suffer serious injury or death.
Children can get hot in child restraints.
Children should be fitted with enough
clothes to ensure they are warm and
comfortable, but not too warm. Additional
clothing worn outside the vehicle such as
scarves and jackets may not be
necessary inside the vehicle once the
vehicle's interior becomes warm.
When riding in a motor vehicle never nurse
a baby or a child 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 Standards approved
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.
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.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a
stationary car in the sun because of the
risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately
shaded from direct sunlight through side
or rear windows.
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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CHECKLIST
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE
STARTING YOUR JOURNEY...
PAGE NUMBER
Have you chosen the correct restraint to fit your
vehicle? E.g Will it fit your vehicle seat?
9 Rearward Facing.
Is the Anchor Fitting installed correctly?
4 & 5.
Do you need an extension Strap?
6.
Is the restraint installed in the right position
for your child?
9 Rearward Facing.
16 Forward Facing.
If using a Convertible restraint in rearward-facing
position, have you pulled out the Stabilizing Bar?
10.
If using a Convertible restraint in forward-facing
position, have you pushed the Stabilizing Bar all
the way back into the restraint?
17.
If using a Convertible Retractor restraint in rearwardfacing position, are the harness straps threaded over
the top of the bar at the back of the restraint?
14.
If using a Convertible Retractor restraint in forwardfacing position, are the harness straps threaded under
the bar at the back of the restraint?
21 & 22.
Have you attached the Upper Anchorage Strap to
the Anchor fitting, removed any twists and
tightened the strap? (Do not overtighten).
6 & 7.
Have you installed the seat belt through the correct seat
belt slot, removed any twists and tightened the belt?
10 & 11Rearward Facing.
18 Forward Facing.
Is the harness threaded through the correct
shoulder slot position for your child’s size?
13 Rearward Facing.
21 Forward Facing.
Have you re-connected the harness straps to the
strap connector on the restraint correctly?
14 Rearward Facing.
21 Forward Facing.
Is the Harness adjusted firmly around the child?
12 Rearward Facing.
19 Forward Facing.
When can I turn the restraint around to forward facing?
13.
What should I do if my buckle does not work?
24.
Where can I purchase accessories for my restraint?
6.
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT
ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONSULT BRITAX CHILD-CARE PRODUCTS OR
AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION AUTHORIZED BY A RELEVANT
TRANSPORT AUTHORITY OR, IN NEW ZEALAND, THE AGENT FOR THE VEHICLE.
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
FOR
BABY
AND
CHILD
USE
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/NZS1754-1995 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.
Britax Child-Care Products Pty. Ltd.
A.C.N. 006 773 600 (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: (03) 9288 7288
Facsimile: (03) 9311 5798
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The Safe-n-Sound trade mark is the property of Britax Child-Care Products Pty. Limited-Australia.
The Britax trade mark is the property of Britax Excelsior Limited-UK.
Visit the Britax Web Site at http://www.britax.com.au or Email us at: custserv@britax.com.au
Series Number: 7000/G/2000, 7000/H/2000, 7000/K/2000, 7000/L/2000
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice in our constant endeavour for improvement.
1995/2002 Britax Child-Care Products Pty. Ltd. This product is covered by Australian and overseas patent applications.
Patents Pending.
Instruction Book Part number: 2106181/B
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