Unity Neos
UNITY NEOS™
INFANT CARRIER
Birth to 12 months (approx.)
Instructions for Installation & Use
Series No. 40/B/2013
Birth to
12 months
(approx.)
NOTE: Style may vary from image shown.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE
PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT BASE
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QUICK SETUP WITH SEATBELT
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QUICK SETUP WITH SEATBELT
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INTRODUCTION
To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the infant’s shoulders reach the
shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until the child reaches this limit.
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
‫ىلإ عيضرلا يفتك لصي ىتح فلخلا ىلإ ةهجاوملا ةيعضولا يف طقف همادختسا متي‬
‫ رمع يف اًبيرقت( فاتكألا عافترا ةمالع‬12 ‫)رهش‬.
‫ّدحلا اذه ىلإ لفطلا لوصو نيحل اذه عضرلا زجاح مادختسا يف رمتسا‬.
‫مامألا ىلإ مههيجوت مت اذإ ةريطخلا تاباصإلا ىلإ ضرعتلل ةرطاخم يف عّضرلا نوكي‬
‫مزاللا نم رثكأ ةركبم ةروصب‬.
只采用后向式安装,直到婴儿的肩膀达到肩高标记(大约12个月的宝宝)
在儿童达到该座椅上限以前必须不断使用这一婴儿汽车座椅。
婴儿过早乘坐前向式座椅则可能受到严重的伤害。
Να χρησιμοποιείται μόνο σε θέση στραμμένο προς τα πίσω μέχρι οι ώμοι του
βρέφους να φτάσουν τον δείκτη ύψους του ώμου (περίπου 12 μηνών).
Συνεχίστε να χρησιμοποιείτε αυτό το σύστημα συγκράτησης νηπίων μέχρι το παιδί
να φτάσει σε αυτό το όριο.
Τα νήπια κινδυνεύουν με σοβαρό τραυματισμό αν κοιτάζουν προς τα εμπρός πολύ
νωρίς.
Magagamit lamang sa isang nakaharap sa likuran na posisyon hanggang sa
maabot ng balikat ng sanggol ang marka ng taas ng balikat (humigit-kumulang 12
na buwang edad).
Ipagpatuloy ang paggamit ng pampigil ng sanggol na ito hanggang sa maabot ng
bata ang limitasyong ito.
Ang mga sanggol ay nasa seryosong peligro ng pagkapinsala kung sila ay haharap
ng masyadong maaga.
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INTRODUCTION
Chỉ được sử dụng ở vị trí hướng mặt về phía sau cho đến khi vai em bé cao tới
vạch ghi độ cao của vai (khoảng 12 tháng tuổi).
Hãy tiếp tục sử dụng ghế em bé này cho đến khi em cao tới giới hạn này.
Bé sơ sinh có nguy cơ bị chấn thương nghiêm trọng nếu hướng mặt về phía trước
quá sớm.
केवल पीछे की तरफ मुँह किये हुये स्थिति में तब तक प्रयोग करें जबतक शिशु का कन्धा कन्धे के चिन्ह तक न
पहुँच जाए (लगभग 12 महीने की आयु पर)।
शिशु के इस सीमा तक पहुँचने तक इस शिशु प्रतिबन्ध का प्रयोग जारी रखें।
शिशुओं को समय से पहले सामने की ओर बैठाए जाने पर उन्हें गम्भीर चोट का खतरा होता है।
Sólo debe utilizarse orientado hacia atrás hasta que los hombros del niño
alcancen el marcador de altura (aproximadamente a los 12 meses de edad).
Utilice este sistema de seguridad infantil hasta que el niño alcance ese límite.
El niño corre el riesgo de sufrir lesiones graves si se utiliza la silla orientada hacia
adelante antes de tiempo.
僅可後向安裝使用,直至嬰兒肩膀達到肩高標記(大約12個月大)。
孩子應一直采用後向式坐姿,直至其達到後向式坐姿的上限。
孩子若過早乘坐前向式汽車座椅,可能會對其造成嚴重的傷害。
Da utilizzare solo in posizione rivolta all'indietro fino a quando le spalle del bambino
raggiungono il marcatore di altezza (circa 12 mesi di età).
Continuare a utilizzare questo sistema di ritenuta per neonati fino a quando il
bambino raggiunge questo limite.
I neonati sono a rischio di lesioni gravi se messi in posizione frontale troppo presto.
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INTRODUCTION
The Infant Carrier and base is installed so that the infant is facing rearwards. This
provides best position in a crash for infants.
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
recommended parts and accessories.
Carefully read all the instructions for installation in this book. If in doubt about the method
of installation, consult Britax childcare or agent or a child restraint fitter or, in New
Zealand, to consult the agent for the vehicle.
Regional Road Rules restrict the use of child restraints, like this Infant Carrier, in the
front seat of the car. Check your local Road Rules.
Always store the instruction book in the place provided in the base when the Infant
Carrier is removed.
The Infant Carrier is suitable for fitting to a variety of Britax, Steelcraft and BOB Strollers
using one of the adaptor systems. For compatible Strollers refer to www.britax.com.au.
Britax Click & Go™ Adaptor is required for some strollers.
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. continues to provide care for your children when travelling in
motor cars with a range of child restraints suitable throughout their childhood.
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INDEX
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WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT MESSAGES
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND THE NEXT STEP
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SPECIAL FEATURES
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SUITABLE FOR USE
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USING THE INFANT CARRIER
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INSTALLING THE BASE
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HOW TO INSTALL - TOP TETHER STRAP
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
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HOW TO USE
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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ACCESSORIES
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT LOOSENS
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
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TRAVEL SYSTEM - INTEGRAL LATCH
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TRAVEL SYSTEM - BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
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TRAVELLING TIPS
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IN CASE OF CRASH
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• Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
• Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo the 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 manufacturers or agent.
• Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
• Fit the harness firmly to the child.
• A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
• DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS
FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION. For other airbags, refer to the car
owner’s handbook for warnings and instructions.
• To ensure infant’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 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 harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled. Any blanket or wrap
must only be placed over the harness and infant.
• Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap. Do not use the child restraint
where this strap may fall into the seat back or off the side of the seat.
• ALWAYS ATTACH HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK.
• DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
• This infant carrier is only approved for use with the included base or an accessory
base (additional purchase) of the same series number - 40/B/2013. It is not approved
for use with a base that utilises ISOFIX compatible anchorages. Series injury may
result from use of this infant carrier with a non-approved base.
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IMPORTANT :
• TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP ONLY SEATBELT IN THE BACK OF
MOST CARS WITH FORWARD FACING SEATS.
• Do not use the child restraint facing forwards. Do not use excessively upright or
reclined.
• This restraint must be used in conjunction with a lap or lap-sash seat belt.
• Seatbelt extenders are not recommended to be used if the seatbelt is not long
enough to secure the child restraint. If seatbelts are too short then seek advice from
a child restraint fitter and consider their recommendations before using a seatbelt
extender, If you use a seatbelt extender then ensure that the seatbelt buckle does not
sit above the base moulding or prevent the carrier locking onto the base.
• THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE TOP TETHER
STRAP MAY FALL INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK OR OFF THE SIDE OF THE
SEAT.
• THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE ATTACHED TO A CHILD RESTRAINT UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT IN THE CAR. REFER TO CAR OWNER'S HANDBOOK FOR
LOCATION OF UPPER ANCHORAGE POINTS. REFER TO A CHILD RESTRAINT
FITTING STATION IF NO UPPER ANCHORAGE POINTS ARE IN THE MOTOR
CAR.
• The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is
recommended not to use child restraints older than 10 years as the protection in an
accident may be reduced.
• This child restraint is not approved for use with any connectors that connect to the
car's ISOFIX low anchorages.
• Make sure the handle is latched properly every time you pick up the Infant Carrier.
• The restraint is not intended to be a substitute baby cot or bed. It is only designed to
enable safe transportation of children in motor vehicles. Do not leave a baby in the
restraint for long periods of time.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
NEW BABY
OLDER BABY
Maximum Shoulder Height Marker.
Maximum Shoulder Height Marker.
Shoulders below the Shoulder
Height Marker.
Shoulders in-line with the Shoulder
Height Marker- then you will need to
move to the next child restraint.
FRONT OF VEHICLE
The Infant Carrier is not suitable for your child when
their shoulders are above the shoulder height marker.
If the babies neck muscles are unable to support
their head then the child should remain rear facing,
choose a child restraint that will take larger babies in
rear facing.
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL
SHOULDERS REACH THE SHOULDER HEIGHT
MARKER.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND A GROWING CHILD
Shoulder height markers are provided on this restraint for a visual indication that the
child is safe to ride in this restraint.
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
DO NOT MOVE TO THE NEXT RESTRAINT UNTIL THE BABY'S SHOULDERS
REACH THE SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER.
When the baby's shoulders reach this marker, the child is now too big for the Infant
Carrier. It is now time to move to the next child restraint, see next page.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS AND THE NEXT STEP
Next type of restraint that can be used in the car for your
child.
When your child has outgrown the seat, you can then either use:
• Convertible Child Seat: Suitable for approximately
12 months, continue to keep your child rear
facing until the shoulders reach the lower
shoulder height marker. Then turn to forward
facing until the child reaches the upper shoulder
height marker - approximately 4 years of age.
Some convertible child seats may allow for the
child to remain rearward facing until 2 to 3 years
of age.
OR
• Dedicated Forward Facing Seat with in-built
harness: Suitable for children who have outgrown
their infant carrier (approximately 6 months old),
up to approximately 4 years of age, or 8 years of
age depending on the restraint.
Convertible
Child Seat
Forward-Facing
Seat with
in-built harness
OR
• Convertible Booster Seat with in-built harness
that faces forward: Suitable for children who have
out grown their rear facing seat (approximately
6 months old). This seat can be used up to
approximately 4 years of age with built-in harness
and then be converted to a booster seat and
used up to approximately 8 years of age.
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Convertible
Booster Seat
SPECIAL FEATURES
INFANT CARRIER
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2
Harness Tongues
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Harness
Buckle
1. Padded Insert (style may vary)
2. Shoulder Height marker
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3
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3. Buckle Tongue Holders (if fitted) (holders
are on both sides of the Padded Insert or
the sides of the cover)
4. Harness Adjuster (under cover)
5. Harness adjustment strap hook (disconnected)
6. Harness adjustment strap
7. Cover
8. Harness Tongues and Buckle (Red button)
9. Shoulder Pads (if fitted)
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24
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10. Car's Upper Anchorage fitting
11. Attachment Clip
12. Stabilising Bar
13. Car Seat belt
14. Britax Click & Go™ Adaptor
15. Infant Carrier
16. Base
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17. Top Tether Strap guides
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18. Infant Carrier Release Handle
(Located at the back of the Infant Carrier)
19. Carry Handle release latch
20. Canopy
21. Carry Handle
22. Top Tether Storage Pocket
23. Top Tether Adjuster
24. Top Tether strap
SPECIAL FEATURES
BASE
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25
28
27
26
26
25. Belt Guide Hooks
26. Carrier Latching Points
27. Rearward-Facing Belt Path Label (shown in blue)
28. Levelling Knob
Top Tether not shown for illustration purposes.
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SUITABLE FOR USE
If the baby’s neck muscles are unable
to support their head, then the child
should remain rear-facing, choose a
restraint that will suit larger babies in a
rear-facing mode.
595mm
420mm
To ensure that the space is sufficient, the purchaser should check the measurements
between the vehicle’s rear and front seats in which the child restraint is intended to be used.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side or rear
windows.
Check the car is ventilated by opening windows or using the car's ventilation system taking in
external air. Recirculation setting is not suitable for providing ventilation.
THE TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE CHILD RESTRAINT IS
USED IN A VEHICLE.
Do not use the restraint without the top tether strap correctly attached.
The top tether strap must be attached to an anchorage point using an extension strap if
necessary.
The Infant Carrier may just touch the front seat, but must not in such a way that the
installation angle is affected.
Do not allow the front seat to alter the installed
position of the restraint, It is permissible to allow
the restraint to touch the seat in front of it.
Do not recline the seat excessively, it must be
installed at the correct angle (see page 21 - 22).
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces
sideways or rearwards.
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USING THE INFANT CARRIER
REMOVING INFANT CARRIER FROM BASE
A. Grasp the handle with one hand. With the other
hand, lift the catch located at the front of the Infant
Carrier.
B. With the catch still lifted raise the Infant Carrier
clear of the base.
Lift
Pull
Catch
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USING THE INFANT CARRIER
ADJUSTMENT OF HANDLE POSITION WITH BRITAX CLICK
& GO™ ADAPTOR
A
A. Squeeze the carry handle release latches on both
sides of the handle and rotate handle to the first
position -“rocking position” 2 .
B. Squeeze the latch again and start to rotate the
handle then remove both hands from the latches
and use one hand at the top of the handle to rotate
down further until the handle latches in the second or
“non-rocking position” 3 . The carrier is now locked to
the stroller.
B
3
2
3
Push down until it clicks into place.
To avoid pinching your fingers follow the steps
above.
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USING THE INFANT CARRIER
ADJUSTMENT OF HANDLE POSITION
The Infant Carrier features a sturdy carry handle which can be used in conjunction with
the curved base to convert it to a rocker. At the base of the handle there are two large
buttons which control the three positions of the handle. These positions are the "carry (or
travel) position" 1 , the "rocking position" 2 , and the "non-rocking position" 3 .
Carry Position
A. To convert from carry to "rocking position" 2 ,
depress the large buttons on each side and rotate
the handle towards the front of the Infant Carrier.
When you have started rotating the handle release
the buttons and continue rotating the handle round
until it locks into position.
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B. Ensure the handle is locked in position securely.
The "rocking position" 2 enables the Infant Carrier
to rock without the possibility of the Infant Carrier
tipping over.
2 Rocking Position
C. To convert to a "non-rocking" 3 position depress
both buttons and rotate the handle to the fixed
position. Ensure the handle is locked in position
securely.
3 Non-rocking
Position
IMPORTANT :
Do not place the Infant Carrier on a table or a
work-top where it could fall off.
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USING THE INFANT CARRIER
TO FIT AND USE THE
CANOPY
A. Fit Canopy over infant carrier with
elastic at the end.
B. Loop elastic around carry handle and
clip in press studs. Check the elastic
around the back of the carrier has
not lifted.
D. The Canopy can be rotated to cover
the baby or folded by rotating to
the desired position using the carry
handle.
TO REMOVE CANOPY
A. Unclip the press studs from carry
handle and remove canopy.
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Elastic around
infant carrier
Unclip press
studs on
carry handle
to remove
canopy
INSTALLING THE BASE
INSTALL INTO VEHICLE
Remove all packaging from the Infant Carrier.
Consult the car owner’s handbook for location of top tether anchorage points.
If there is no child restraint anchor fitting or child restraint anchor point refer to pages 49
to 53 for the installation of the anchor fitting as well as the use of extension straps.
An anchor fitting is required to attach the top tether strap to fully install the Carrier to the
car. The top tether strap must be used with this infant carrier when used in the car.
For installing the Base to the car, select a seating position with a child restraint anchor
fitting directly behind the seating position.
ADJUSTING THE BASE ANGLE
A. Place the base and Infant Carrier on vehicle seat
in a seating position where a child restraint anchor
fitting is installed. The Level Indicator Line should
be level with the road, (i.e. parallel with the road
surface). Check and adjust the Levelling knob of
the base if necessary.
B. If your car’s seat is contoured then you may need
to adjust the angle of the base so your baby is not
too upright.
The angle may be altered by turning the base
levelling knob located at the rebound bar end
which will cause the levelling foot to extend from
the underside of the base.
Front of
Vehicle
Adjust
bas
is leve e so this red
l with the
line
ground
.
Level Indicator Line on
both sides of base.
Levelling Knob
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INSTALLING THE BASE
Always leave a
rearward slope angle of
approximately 10° to 15°
10° to 15°
MANUAL PACKING
ROAD
The angle may also be altered by placing a firm packing between the seat and the
underside of the base (packing can be a firmly rolled up towel)
For some vehicles with flat seats, packing may be required at the front edge of the base
to get some recline. The stabilising bar does not need to touch the car's seat back but
should be close.
Always leave a rearward slope angle of approximately 10° to 15°
Packing
10° to 15°
ROAD
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HOW TO INSTALL BASE
USING LAP SASH SEATBELT
A. Place the base into the car in the
selected seating position with the
Stabilising bar against the vehicle
seatback as shown.
Confirm the base angle as
desired, otherwise adjust as
shown on page 25 to 26.
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL THE BASE
REARWARDFACING
BELT PATH label
Blue
B. Extend the seat belt to maximum
length. For a lap-sash seat belt,
position the tongue in the middle
of the fully extended belt. Feed
the seatbelt through the blue
REAR-FACING SEATBELT PATH
labels on each side and under
Belt Guide Hooks.
Belt Guide
Hooks
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL THE BASE
C. Engage the seat belt tongue to
the buckle. Push downwards and
rearward on the restraint base to
compress it into the vehicle seat.
Whilst compressed in the seat, pull
on the lap belt to remove slack.
Belt Guide Hooks
Pull Sash portion
of seatbelt to
remove slack
D. If a lap-sash seat belt is used then
allow the excess sash belt to feed
back in to the retractor.
If the seat belt will not stay tight in every day use, then fit a
gated 3-bar slide (not supplied with seat) to the lap-sash belt
to prevent loosening. See pages 54 and 55. Ensure the 3-bar
slide is removed when the Infant carrier base is not installed to
allow other uses to use the seatbelt as a lap-sash seatbelt.
E. Locate the child restraint upper anchorage
fitting in the vehicle that is directly behind
the rear seat location chosen. Refer to
the car owner’s manual for the location (If
there is no upper anchorage fitting then
refer to pages 49 to 53 for instructions in
adding an anchor fitting).
F. Connect the top tether strap attachment
clip to the anchor fitting in the car as
detailed on page 25. Install top tether strap
to the Infant Carrier as shown on page 25.
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Car's Upper
Anchorage
Fitting
Top tether strap
Attachment Clip
Once the carrier is fitted to the base, refer to
page 32.
A. Lengthen the strap fully by pressing the
adjuster button (1) and pull the strap (2) so
that the strap is ready to attach to the Carrier.
THIS TOP TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS
BE FITTED WHEN THE INFANT CARRIER
IS USED IN THE CAR.
B. Feed the Top tether strap through the inside
of the handle, around the front of the carrier
and through the Top Tether Strap guides in the
front of the Infant Carrier.
Top Tether Strap guides
3
1
Pull to
remove slack
2
Press button
to lengthen
Adjuster
TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL - TOP TETHER STRAP
Fig.1.
Attachment Clip
Car's Upper
Anchorage Fitting
Top tether strap
Top tether strap
C. Adjust the top tether strap by pulling (3) as
shown in Fig. 1 to remove all slack in the straps.
Do not over tighten.
D. Roll up excess strap and place into the storage
pocket attached to the top tether.
Top tether strap placed
in storage pocket
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TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL - TOP TETHER STRAP
IMPORTANT :
The Top tether strap must be fitted at all times when the baby is in the car.
Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap to prevent it hanging out of the
car or being accessible by the child.
THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE TOP TETHER
STRAP MAY FALL INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK OR OFF THE SIDE OF
THE SEAT.
ALWAYS ATTACH TOP TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK IN THE TOP
TETHER STRAP.
CAUTION:
CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED OR RESTRAINTS AND TOP TETHER STRAP
DAMAGED BY UNSECURED CARGO IN A COLLISION. SECURE OR REMOVE
HAZARDOUS CARGO BEFORE USING THIS CHILD RESTRAINT.
REMOVING THE BASE FROM THE CAR
When removing the base, release the attachment clip from the car's upper anchor fitting
then remove the vehicle seatbelt.
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
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6 7 8
10
8
7
Harness Tongues
4
5
1 2
2
HARNESS FEATURES
3
4
3
4
3
Harness
Buckle
5
5
6
1
11
1. Outer crotch strap slot
2. Middle crotch strap slot
3. Inner crotch strap slot
4. Lap strap slot
5. Harness tongues & buckle
6. Shoulder harness strap
7. Lower shoulder strap slots
8. Middle shoulder strap slots
9. Upper shoulder strap slots
10. Maximum shoulder height marker.
11. Harness Adjuster (under cover flap)
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
CROTCH STRAP
The Infant Carrier is fitted with three crotch strap
positions. Correct location of crotch strap will assist to
correctly and securely position the infant and will help
prevent the infant from slipping further down the Infant
Carrier or slumping.
NOTE: The inner crotch strap slot location is shorter
than other positions. This can be used to position the
buckle lower on the baby.
As baby grows the crotch strap must be moved
towards the outer slot.
ADJUSTMENT OF CROTCH STRAP
INNER CROTCH
STRAP SLOT
Crotch
buckle
Fabric
Cover
Infant
Carrier
Body
Crotch 3-bar Slide
MIDDLE CROTCH
STRAP SLOT
Remove infant from the infant carrier prior to making
Crotch
adjustments.
buckle
A. Remove the Infant Carrier from base as instructed
Infant
Fabric
on page 17.
Carrier
Cover
B. Lift Infant Carrier cover to reveal crotch strap slot.
Body
Crotch
C. From the top side of Infant Carrier turn the crotch
3-bar slide and push it through each slot as shown 3-bar
right until the Crotch strap assembly is free from the Slide
Infant Carrier.
OUTER CROTCH
D. Locate desired slot in shell, cover and padded insert
STRAP SLOT
(if fitted)
Crotch buckle Fabric Cover
E. Insert Crotch strap through desired slot and feed
back through other slot as shown right.
F. Ensure crotch strap is not twisted and positions the
red button outwards.
Crotch
3-bar
Slide
Infant Carrier Body
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
ADJUSTING THE
SHOULDER STRAPS
Remove infant from the infant carrier prior to making
adjustments.
A. At the rear of the Infant Carrier, remove one of the
harness shoulder straps from metal strap connector
by slipping strap through open slot. The metal strap
connector is shown in diagram right.
B. Pull the shoulder strap through slot to the front of the
Infant Carrier, through all the trims.
A
Metal Strap Connector
C. Pass shoulder strap back through desired slot in
padded insert cover and corresponding slot in the
shell. The slot MUST position the shoulder strap
level with or the next slot above the baby’s shoulder.
If a Padded Insert is used, that will need to be repositioned and the strap re-inserted when changing
the slot position.
C
D. Refit the shoulder strap to the metal strap connector.
Repeat straps A,B and C for the other strap.
Ensure both shoulder straps use the same height
slot pairs.
IMPORTANT :
When replacing straps, cover and padded
insert, ensure none of the straps are twisted
and that all straps are secure by pulling each
harness strap.
D
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
SETTING UP THE HARNESS
This section covers the setting up of the harness to fit the infant. Fitting the harness is
not required. Securing of the infant is covered later in the instructions.
The Infant Carrier is fitted with three shoulder strap positions. As the baby grows the
shoulder straps must be moved to higher slots.
Press the
A. Sit the Infant Carrier on flat ground with
harness adjuster
the handle rotated fully back to prevent
and pull the
rocking.
harness straps
B. Lengthen the harness straps by pressing
to slacken.
the harness adjuster (under the flap)
and pulling both shoulder harness straps
evenly. Release the buckle.
C. Move the two harness tongues to the
Buckle Tongue
sides of the infant carrier and store in the
Holder (if fitted)
buckle tongue holder (if fitted) (holders
are on both sides of the padded insert
or the sides of the cover). Move the
harness buckle towards the harness
adjuster.
D. Place baby into infant carrier lying on its
back so that the buckle is between the legs.
E. Determine which Infant Carrier straps require adjustment to fit
the harness correctly:
Confirm crotch strap position required, followed by shoulder
straps position. Adjust as required following the instructions:
Crotch Strap - page 28
Shoulder Strap - page 29
Always remove baby from Infant Carrier prior to making
adjustments.
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INFANT CARRIER SETUP
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which
are nearest to the child's shoulders, but not lower
than the child's shoulders.
F. Adjusting the shoulder harness, it is better to change one strap at a time so that the
other strap will be a guide for re-assembly.
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are nearest to the child’s shoulders,
but not lower than the child’s shoulders.
AVERAGE SIZE
BABY
GROWING
BABY
LARGER
BABY
IMPORTANT :
• Always adjust the height of the shoulder straps as the child grows
• Do not use the carrier with the harness shoulder straps set at different heights
or fed through mismatching slots.
• Ensure the harness straps are not twisted and that all straps are secured by
pulling each harness strap.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING INFANT IN CARRIER
When positioning baby into Infant Carrier make
sure baby's back is fully supported onto the flat
section and the baby's nappy area (bottom) is
resting in the bottom curvature as shown. It is
recommended that bulky nappies are not used
when baby is travelling in the Infant Carrier
as they can cause incorrect positioning of the
baby's back in the Infant Carrier.
Bottom curvature of Infant
Carrier
A. Loosen shoulder straps by pressing the
harness adjuster and pull both shoulder straps
evenly. Pull out the desired amount of slack.
Press the harness adjuster
and pull both harness
straps evenly to loosen.
B. Place the two harness tongues
into the Buckle Tongue Holder
(if fitted).
Move the harness buckle
towards the harness adjuster for
easier fitment next time you put
the infant in the carrier.
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Buckle Tongue
Holder (if fitted)
HOW TO USE
C. Place baby into Infant Carrier lying on its back so that the
buckle is between the baby’s legs. Ensure that baby’s arms
and legs are free. Make sure baby is dressed to allow the
Harness Buckle to be pulled up between baby’s legs e.g.
a jump suit.
NOTE:
1. Discontinue using the Padded Insert when shoulder straps
are in the top slots or if the Pad causes over heating,
discomfort or you need more room for baby to grow.
2. Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it
restrains the baby in the Infant Carrier. The harness must
fit firmly around upper torso of the baby and be positioned
to leave the baby’s arms and legs free.
CAUTION:
Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled as this increases the risk
of ejection and injury or death in a crash. The harness needs to fit firmly to the baby,
any blanket or other covering may be placed over the harness after the harness is
adjusted. Arms and legs must be free and not bound. The legs must sit on each side
of the crotch strap.
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HOW TO USE
D. Place each arm through each shoulder strap of the harness.
Position the buckle of the crotch strap as shown right.
E. Fit either harness buckle tongues into the harness buckle
followed by the other tongue. A click is heard when the last
tongue is fully engaged.
Should the second tongue not insert - press the red button
and reinsert the tongues. Ensure secure engagement by
pulling harness straps. If the harness buckle does not engage
correctly then it may require cleaning or need replacement
- refer to page 43. The buckle tongues are fully engaged
when both tongues are inserted and 'click' is heard.
Tongue
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Instructions for Installation & Use
Click
HOW TO USE
F. Ensure slack is removed from the lap straps by
pulling the shoulder harness straps through the
buckle tongues, then pull the Harness Adjustment
Strap to take up the slack in the harness, adjusting
to a firm but comfortable fit. Make
sure that the baby’s arms and
legs are free and the crotch
Pull Harness Straps
strap is between the legs.
through the buckle in
Check that slack in the straps
direction of arrows
is minimal.
Do not use the restraint if
straps do not tighten. Contact
Customer Service.
Pull harness adjustment
strap to remove slack.
Hook the harness adjuster strap on to the
loop to prevent tripping over the strap.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS
The end of the harness adjustment strap is connected to the cover to avoid tripping
over the end when carrying the Carrier. Ensure the harness adjustment strap hook
is attached when carrying the carrier.
The infant should be harnessed correctly whenever placed in the infant carrier.
Do not carry an unrestrained infant in the infant carrier.
WARNING: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN
UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY & INFANT CARRIER ONTO BASE
A. Position the Infant Carrier over the top of the
installed base. Make sure the Harness Adjustment
Strap is not caught between Infant Carrier and
Base then lower the Infant Carrier into position.
B. Push down on the Infant Carrier until an audible
click is heard. Pull upwards on the Infant Carrier to
check it is correctly locked into position.
IMPORTANT:
Lift again to check engagement.
Click
C. Attach the top tether strap around the infant carrier
by feeding through the handle and onto the top
tether strap guides as shown.
Top Tether Strap guides
D. The handle may be rotated into other
positions if desired, although this may be
difficult due to the front seat position.
E. Always secure the loose end of the top
tether strap in the pocket on the top
tether strap to prevent it hanging out of
the car or being accessible by the child.
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Top tether strap
HOW TO USE
REMOVING BABY & INFANT CARRIER FROM BASE
A. Loosen the top tether strap. Ensure that the adjuster and/or harness straps do not
fall on the baby.
B. Remove the top tether strap from the tether strap guides on the Infant Carrier.
C. Place top tether strap between the stabilising bar and the car seat back so that it will
not fall behind the seat or get trapped in the door.
Lift
This will keep the top tether strap visible and ready
for use when the Infant Carrier is put back in the car.
Pull
Catch
D. Rotate the Carry Handle to the “carry position” as
shown. Ensure the handle is locked.
E. Grasp the handle with one hand then pull the Infant
Carrier release catch with the other hand. With the
catch lifted raise the Infant Carrier clear of the base.
Always ensure the handle is locked in position
before lifting.
F. When the Infant Carrier is clear of the base, carefully
remove it from the car.
Ensure the harness adjustment strap hook is connected
to the loop.
CAUTION:
The end of the harness adjustment strap is
connected to the cover to avoid tripping over
the end when carrying the Carrier. Ensure the
harness adjustment strap hook is attached
when carrying the carrier.
Hook the harness adjuster strap
on to the loop to prevent tripping
over the strap.
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HOW TO USE
REMOVING BABY FROM INFANT CARRIER
A. Rotate the carry handle to the "non-rocking position"
and ensure the Canopy is fully open.
B. Press the Harness Adjuster while pulling both shoulder
straps evenly to loosen the harness.
C. Press the red button on Harness Buckle to release both
harness tongues. Place buckle tongues through buckle
tongue holder's (if fitted) on each side of the cover or
padded insert otherwise place straps on each side of the
carrier clear of the infant.
D. Feed the infants’s arms through each side of the harness.
Lift the baby out of the carrier.
Buckle Tongue
Holder (if fitted)
NOTE: Once the baby gets heavier you may wish to leave the carrier in the car. In
this case you will need to disconnect or loosen the top tether strap before removing
the baby.
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
HOW TO INSTALL USING AIRCRAFT LAP BELT
AIRCRAFT USE
The Infant Carrier without base is suitable for use on aircraft.
The Infant Carrier must be used in accordance with the aircraft operators procedures,
and any directions from the aircraft operator, pilot or crew.
The Infant Carrier may not fit in smaller aircraft and cannot be used with aircraft seatbelts
that contain airbags unless they can be disabled.
Inform the aircraft operator that a child restraint is intended to be used on the aircraft
when booking the flight as the child restraint may not be suitable for use in that
operator’s specific aircraft.
Follow the instructions of the flight crew or pilot.
For use of the child restraint in cars in countries other than Australia and New Zealand,
The user should consult the country’s local authorities, car hire companies, car insurance
companies, etc. for advice. The child restraint may not be acceptable for use in all cars.
FIT THE INFANT CARRIER TO THE
AIRCRAFT SEAT
The top tether strap is not required to be used to fit
the child restraint in aircraft. You do not need the base
onboard the aircraft. We recommend that you store the
excess strap in the pocket provided and check-in the
base with your luggage for use at the destination.
A. Position the infant carrier rearward facing, align
it centrally within the allocated seating position. If
possible, lift the armrests out of the way to improve
access to installing the aircraft lap belt and to suit the
width of the carrier.
B. Carefully remove cover on the side to reveal
AIRCRAFT
REARWARD-FACING
BELT PATH
marked in green.
B
AIRCRAFT REARWARD-FACING BELT
PATH label marked in green.
NOTE: Never use this path in a car.
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
AIRCRAFT USE
C. Place handle in "non-rocking" position,
that is, fully backwards. Fully lengthen lap
belt. Thread the lap belt into AIRCRAFT
REARWARD-FACING BELT
PATH lap belt path (green marker) as
shown, ensuring that lap part is below the
hook as shown, on each side. Engage lap
belt buckle and tongue.
D. Push down on the infant carrier and remove
all slack from the lap belt. Pull belt strap to
tighten, ensure a firm fit of the infant carrier
to the seat.
C
Ensure lap
belt is under
the hook on
each side
Do not use this restraint with aircraft seatbelt
that contain airbags unless they can be
disabled.
D
Remove slack
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
The infant carrier base may be included with 'checked in' luggage (for use after flight).
Aircraft label is located on the underneath of the infant carrier. It demonstrates suitability
for use on aircraft.
AIRCRAFT USE
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing straps for fraying,
B. Check there are no cracks in moulding,
C. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping the webbing,
D. Ensure the buckle is free of fluff, liquid or other matter that may enter the buckle slots.
Clean the buckle if it is sluggish to engage. See next page.
E. If any part of the restraint is cracked, broken or not operating seek repair immediately
- contact Britax Customer Service 1300 303 330
CLEANING CAR SEAT
Use only mild soap and water to clean all metal and plastic parts of the restraint. Do not
use chemicals or cleaning agents.
HARDWARE: U
se only mild soap and water to clean all webbing, metal and plastic parts
of your child’s restraint, using a damp cloth.
Do not use chemicals or cleaning agents. Do not try and place any hardware into a
washing machine.
STRAPS AND HARNESS: We only recommend that you spot clean the straps/harness
with a damp sponge. The harness straps can be soaked, however they must be
thoroughly dried without excessive heat (never tumble dry). The harness straps should
not be placed in a washing machine as this may cause damage to the stitching or even
damage your washing machine.
COVER: The restraint has a flame retardant cover which is removable for cleaning,
please clip the hook and loop together on the cover and seat pad (if supplied) to prevent
any damage to the cover when washing. Cleaning instructions are on the care label
attached to the cover. For machine washable covers, use gentle cycle, cold water only,
rinse well and dry on a flat surface. Do not tumble dry,do not bleach or dry-clean. May
be hand washed. Follow the care label on the cover.
To keep your product looking its best, take care when using while wearing jewelry or
other items that could snag.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
BUCKLE OPERATION
To ensure the buckle remains operational the inside must be kept free of liquids, sand,
dirt, fluff, food or similar substances. If the buckle is not operating or you do not hear a
strong audible click when the second tongue is inserted, the buckle needs to be washed
or replaced. The buckle is fully engaged when both tongues are inserted. Contact
Customer Service for assistance.
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 final harness tongue. To
restore the harness buckle to good working order it needs to
be cleaned as follows:
Cover
Body
A
3-bar
slide
A. Remove the harness buckle from the restraint: From the
underside of the restraint pull each crotch strap 3-bar
slide, turn the 3-bar slide on its side and push back
through the slot.
B. Place the harness buckle under warm (max. 40 degrees
Celsius) running water as shown below. Let the water run
through the mouth of the buckle for five minutes. Check
the harness buckle is clean by engaging the harness
tongues and buckle several times until you hear a click.
C. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click then repeat
the cleaning process several times.
D. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint ensuring the red
button facing outwards and the 3-bar slide is fed through
the same slots.
B
Click
C
If the Harness Buckle cannot be returned to its
original working condition then contact BRITAX
Customer Service for assistance.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
The restraint has a flame retardant cover which is removable for cleaning. Cleaning
instructions are on the care label attached to the cover. If a fluffy cover is fitted then
washing the cover prior to use will remove excess fluff.
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. Wash or clean immediately.
Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be damaged - soak in water and
gently remove.
VERY IMPORTANT:
Only replace the cover with a Safe-n-Sound
supplied replacement cover with identical
shoulder height markers or a replacement
cover meeting AS/NZS 8005.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REMOVE THE COVER
A. Remove the Canopy by unclipping the
press studs from the carry handle (see
page 20). Remove any baby insert
pad and head pillows (if supplied) as
described on page 48 to 49.
Unclip press
studs on
carry handle
to remove
canopy
B. Disconnect the shoulder harness
straps from the Metal Strap Connector
and feed through shoulder slots in
both infant carrier and cover. Refer to
page 38.
C. Feed the shoulder harness straps
and tongues through lap strap slots
in the cover only. There is no need to
remove the harness straps from the
Infant Carrier.
Metal Strap Connector
D. Lift the cover around the rim of the
infant carrier at the harness adjuster
end, feed the crotch buckle through
the slot in cover and pull the harness
adjuster strap out of the slots.
E. Remove the cover for cleaning.
Pull elastic cover over
Infant Carrier
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REPLACE THE COVER
A. Place the cover over the infant carrier
ensuring all slots in cover line up with slots
in infant carrier.
B. Ensure that there are no twists in all straps
underneath the Infant Carrier.
C. Feed the shoulder harness straps through
lap strap slots in cover.
D. Feed the shoulder harness straps through
the shoulder strap slots in cover and then
through the Infant Carrier. Re-attach the
straps to metal strap connector at the
back of the seat. Refer to page 30 to 31
for harness setup for your baby. Attach
the shoulder harness straps to the strap
connector.
E. Feed the crotch buckle through the slot
in trim and then through the crotch pad
attached to the cover.
Feed the harness adjuster strap through the
slots in the cover.
Pull elastic cover over Infant Carrier
Metal Strap Connector
Feed crotch
buckle
through slot
F. Refit and clips around the cover to the infant
carrier.
G. Engage shoulder harness tongues and
crotch buckle. Pull to check harness is
attached. Ensure the straps are not twisted.
H. Replace any baby insert pad and head
pillows (if supplied). To Replace Canopy
refer to page 20.
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Feed though crotch
pad attached to cover
ACCESSORIES
Only use accessories designed and recommended by Britax Childcare Pty Ltd for this
product series number - 40/B/2013.
Use of aftermarket accessories, that is, accessories not provided with this child restraint
can reduce the safety of the child restraint and may cause injury or death. Always
follow the instructions covering the use of accessories in this section or the instructions
provided with accessory. If an aftermarket accessory is used that is not recommended
by Britax then ensure that the accessory is for this restraint, compliant with AS/NZS 8005
and stated as suitable for use with this child restraint.
The following instructions apply to accessories that may be supplied with this restraint
at point of purchase. If not, a variety of Safe-n-Sound accessories are available from
various retailers of Safe-n-Sound products.
PADDED INSERT - Style may vary
Some models have a separate Padded Insert
inside the Carrier for additional comfort.
CAUTION:
Shoulder straps and/or lap straps must pass
through any harness slots in the insert.
Depending on the style of insert, it may need
to be fitted by removing the shoulder straps,
refer to page 29.
Head
Pillow
Shoulder
Pads
Padded
Insert
Failure to do this might result in the harness
not holding the child securely.
SHOULDER PADS - Style may vary
The shoulder pads may require release by press studs. If fully fitted to the shoulder strap
then you will need to disconnect the shoulder strap as described on page 30 to 31.
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ACCESSORIES
HEAD PILLOW - Style may vary
The head pillow is only required for supporting the
smaller baby and can no longer be used once the
Head
harness shoulder straps are in the top pair of slots. Pillow
The pillow is fitted to the carrier by elastic and clips
on the back of the pillow being threaded through the
slots above the harness shoulder strap. Ensure the
elastic and clips are threaded through slots in the
backrest of the main moulding.
Elastic with clips
over infant carrier
and through slots
CANOPY
Refer to page 20.
Shoulder harness
EXTRA BASE
An Extra Base is available as a separate
purchase for a second car. This allows the Carrier
to be easily and quickly switched between cars.
The top tether strap is supplied with the Base.
An ISOFIX compatible base must not be used
with this carrier. Use a base with the series
number 40/B/2013 marking only.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
Consult the vehicle owner’s handbook for location of anchorage fittings or anchorage
points and the possible use of spacers. Some vehicles may have an anchor fitting
fitted by the vehicle manufacturer. If anchorage points cannot be found refer to car
manufacturer or local child restraint fitting station or traffic authority for optimum position
of upper anchorage point and the use of spacers.
UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
IMPORTANT:
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP COVER MUST ALWAYS BE USED
AS IT PREVENTS THE RISK OF INCORRECT FITMENT OF
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP TO THE UPPER ANCHORAGE
POINT. ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE ATTACHMENT CLIP IS
CORRECTLY ENGAGED TO THE UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT
AND NOT HOOKED OR FITTED TO ANY OTHER OBJECT
BEFORE EACH USE OF THE RESTRAINT. THIS IS ESPECIALLY
IMPORTANT IN VEHICLES SUCH AS STATION WAGONS, VANS,
HATCH BACKS OR VEHICLES WITHOUT A FIXED PARCEL
SHELF, SINCE THE ANCHOR POINT IS USUALLY NOT VISIBLE.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the upper anchorage point 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.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
Extension Strap distance to be measured.
Length 300mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0035 or equivalent).
Length 600mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0036 or equivalent).
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
Distance to measure to
the upper anchorage
point
Adjustable upper
Anchorage strap.
FRONT OF VEHICLE
The shaded areas of this diagram illustrate the possible locations of the upper
anchorage point. Within each shaded area is an upper anchorage point showing
the correct way to install the fitting. Ensure the upper anchorage point is aligned as
illustrated unless stated otherwise in the vehicle owner’s handbook.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
IF THE CAR IS FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE
POINT
Locate the upper anchorage point behind
the rear seating position. (Consult the car
owners handbook for the location of the upper
anchorage point). The upper anchorage point
should be directly behind and central to the
restraint. Remove thread plug from the parcel
shelf/floor/roof, etc. and install attachment bolt
and fitting as shown in Fig 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN
ATTACHMENT BOLT. OVERTIGHTENING
MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK BOLT.
MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 Nm(14.75 ft.lb.)
Note: Minimum of five full turns of attachment
bolt is required before tightening force is
applied.
UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTING
Fig.1.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Front of Vehicle
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
IF THE CAR IS NOT FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE
POINTS
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole
in the parcel shelf on the centre line of the
seating position as shown in Fig 3. Before
drilling the hole, check the underside for
accessibility. Install the attachment bolt as
shown in Fig 2. It is recommended that this
installation be carried out by a child restraint
fitting station or licenced motor mechanic.
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
upper anchorage point, and for the correct
attachment bolt length and use of spacers.
In New Zealand, consult the agent for the
vehicle. Note to Queensland purchasers:
The installation of anchorage points must be
approved by authorised officers appointed
by Queensland Transport. Authorised
officers can be sourced from all Queensland
Transport Customer Service and
Queensland Ambulance Service Centres.
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UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTINGS FOR SEDANS ONLY
Fig.2.
Attachment Bolt
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer (cone
downwards).
Lock washer
Secure nut
Front of Vehicle
INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
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.
NOTE: Marking on
the top of a Grade 5
Bolt. Do not use any bolt
without these marks.
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.
Front of Vehicle
200mm
min.
Fig.3.
Centre line of
seating position
CAR INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
(From retailers of Safe-n-Sound products)
EXTRA ANCHOR KITS: Available for using the restraint in additional cars.
Re-order no: 0038
EXTENSION STRAPS: May be required for cars without a fixed parcel shelf.
Re-order no: 0035 (length 300mm) or
0036 (length 600mm)
GATED 3-BAR SLIDE (Locking clip): For converting lap-sash seat belt to lap belt, and
to obtain a better fit to the car where the fitted lock-off may not be suitable. Most cars will
not need this. Re-order no: 0215.
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT
LOOSENS
LAP-SASH SEAT BELT
If a seat belt will not stay tight, then a
Gated 3-Bar Slide may be used to prevent
loosening.
Obtain this part from most retailers of Safe-n
Sound products.
There may be two types of Gated Slides
available, Curved and Flat.
Curved
Flat
Before using the restraint, convert the lapsash seat belt by using the Gated 3-Bar Slide.
A. Hold the lap and sash straps together and fold as
shown. Slide the inner strap into the Gated 3-Bar
Slide followed by the outer strap.
Inner
strap
Hollow side
Faces
towards
restraint
B. The two straps should slide freely in the Gated 3-Bar
Slide slot.
C. Repeat previous step A for the other
slot in the Gated 3-Bar Slide.
Ensure the Lap portion of seat
belt is nearest to the restraint
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ALTERNATIVE INSTALLATION IF SEATBELT
LOOSENS
D. Feed the straps through the Gated 3-Bar Slide to
remove any slack.
When fitting the Curved Gated Slide, the seat belt route
can only go one way, as shown above.
Use this seat belt configuration to install the child restraint
according to the instructions on pages 27 to 28.
Remove all slack in the lap belt to ensure the base is held
firmly against the seat back. This may require adjustment of
the strap through the gated 3-bar slide.
Sash belt
portion
Lap belt
portion
IMPORTANT:
Remove the gated 3 bar
slide from the seat belt as
soon as the child restraint
is removed so that an adult
can use the seat belt as a
lap-sash seatbelt.
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
This Infant Carrier is designed to be connected to compatible strollers. The following
pages provide general instructions about using the Infant Carrier with a stroller which
may differ slightly for some strollers. Refer to the attachment instructions provided
with your stroller. Use the stroller in accordance with the instructions supplied with the
stroller. This Infant Carrier will not fit all strollers.
There are two methods of connecting the Infant Carrier to the stroller. Check with the
stroller instructions or promotional literature to see which system applies.
•
Integral latch which fits to the arm bar or tray, or
•
Britax CLICK & GO™ Adaptor that fits to the receivers on the stroller side
armrests.
The stroller instruction manual will provide full instructions on use of the stroller.
DO NOT LEAVE THE CHILD IN THE INFANT CARRIER FOR EXTENDED PERIODS.
THE TRAVEL SYSTEM INFANT CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MOBILITY
OUTSIDE OF THE CAR BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF AN
APPROPRIATE COT.
THE INFANT CARRIER MUST ONLY BE USED WITH STROLLERS WITH
COMPATIBLE ATTACHMENTS. WE RECOMMEND SAFE-N-SOUND AND
STEELCRAFT STROLLERS.
IF IN DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONTACT BRITAX
CHILDCARE CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 303 330 AU/ 0508 688 822 NZ.
Always ensure the baby is secured in the Carrier with the harness at all times.
Do not carry an unrestrained baby in the infant carrier.
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
INTEGRAL LATCH
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PREPARING THE INFANT
CARRIER - LATCH METHOD
You may need to remove the Britax Click & Go™ Adaptors (see page 62 to 62) to enable
fitment on some strollers when using the integral latch system.
A. Remove baby from Infant Carrier.
B. Rotate handle into "carry position", then lift the release catch with the other hand.
C. With the release catch depressed lift the Infant Carrier clear of the base hooks, and
remove from the car.
PREPARING THE STROLLER
A. Ensure the Stroller has been assembled correctly.
B. Open the Stroller, apply the brakes.
C. Before fitting the Infant Carrier check and ensure all latches are engaged to prevent
the stroller folding inadvertantly.
D. Lower the backrest to the fully reclined position.
E. Remove the arm bar cover and store in the basket pocket.
Arm Bar cover removed
* Refer to page 19 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
INTEGRAL LATCH
INSTALLING THE INFANT CARRIER INTO THE STROLLER LATCH METHOD
A. Ensure that the arm bar (or tray) is fully locked in position on both sides of the
armrests.
B. Position the Infant Carrier over the Stroller with the baby’s head end of the Infant
Carrier over the Stroller arm bar (or tray).
C. Lower the Infant Carrier and ensure that it locates onto the Arm Bar, (or tray) and the
latches engage.
Arm Bar
Latch
Latches
Arm Bar
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Tray
TRAVEL SYSTEM
INTEGRAL LATCH
D. Then lower the foot end of the Infant Carrier until it rests on the seating surface of the
stroller.
E. Check the carrier is securely attached to
the stroller arm bar by lifting the carrier
before use.
F. Fold the infant carrier handle down if
required.
NOTE: Do not lift the stroller by the carrier
as it may disengage.
Refer to the Stroller instruction book for all
other instructions.
Stroller seating surface
REMOVING THE INFANT CARRIER FROM THE STROLLER
A. Rotate the Infant Carrier handle to the "carry position" and grip firmly in one hand.
B. Raise the Infant Carrier release catch located on the rear of the Infant Carrier.
C. Lift the Infant Carrier clear of the stroller.
ENSURE THE BABY IS SECURED IN THE INFANT CARRIER WITH THE HARNESS
AT ALL TIMES. THE INFANT CARRIER IS FITTED WITH A CANOPY WHICH CAN BE
USED WHEN THE CARRIER IS CONNECTED TO THE STROLLER. THE CANOPY
CAN ALSO BE USED IN THE CAR.
* Refer to page 19 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
ATTACHING THE INFANT CARRIER TO THE STROLLER
FRAME
If the Infant Carrier is fitted with Britax Click & Go™Adaptor, then fit as follows:
A. Remove Stroller seat or Carry cot from stroller frame
(refer to your stroller instructions).
B. The Infant Carrier will only fit the stroller in one direction.
The infant carrier must face the Stroller handle. With the
Infant Carrier handle in the upright position, just place
the Click & Go™adapters over the stroller frame sockets
and push the Infant Carrier into the socket. The adapters
will lock the carrier to the stroller.
Secure your baby into the Infant Carrier with the harness
provided on the infant carrier.
IMPORTANT :
Only use Infant Carrier with compatible Britax/Steelcraft Stroller or with other
brand strollers that have an approved Britax Click & Go™receiver.
Pull upwards on both sides of the Infant Carrier to confirm it is locked into the
frame. If not locked on both sides, repeat above steps.
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B
TRAVEL SYSTEM
BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
RELEASING THE INFANT CARRIER FROM
THE STROLLER FRAME
A. Squeeze both carry handle release latches
and rotate the handle upwards, into the “carry
position”.
B. Squeeze the left and right triggers of the Click
& Go™adaptors on your Infant Carrier with
both hands. De-latch the Infant Carrier from
the stroller frame.
Squeeze
Rotate
handle
upwards
A
A
B
C. Lift and remove the Infant Carrier away from the frame.
CAUTION:
Never fold the stroller frame with an infant carrier attached.
Remove the Infant Carrier before folding the stroller frame.
* Refer to page 19 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
HOW TO REMOVE THE BRITAX
CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
To remove the Britax Click & Go™ Adaptor,
ensure handle is in “rocking position” 2 .
Cover removal is not necessary.
A. Lift out the plastic flaps on both sides of the
infant carrier cover next to the handle pivot.
B. Carefully remove the screw with a screw
driver. Remove the Locking Pin. Pull out
the adaptor from carry handle.
Pull out Locking Pin
Pull down away
from under handle
C. Store for future use with these instructions.
* Refer to page 19 for handle position
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Plastic flaps
TRAVEL SYSTEM
BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
HOW TO REPLACE THE BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
A. To attach the Britax Click & Go™ Adaptor to the Infant Carrier ensure the Carrier
Handle is in “Rocking position” 2 , disconnect the elastic under the handle and pull
the trim away from the side of the carrier to align the holes.
Handle pivot
2
B. Align the Adaptor in the recess under the handle
pivot, push up and click into place.
B
Push in under handle
C. Insert Locking Pin into hole. Align both top and
bottom holes.
Push in Locking Pin
C
D. Locate screw into the bottom hole and tighten
with screw driver. Do not overtighten.
* Refer to page 19 for handle position
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TRAVEL SYSTEM
BRITAX CLICK & GO™ADAPTOR
E. Replace the trim by tucking the plastic flaps back
underneath the shell edge.
Plastic flaps
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TRAVELLING TIPS
SAFETY
Never hold a baby in arms when riding in a motor vehicle. In this position the baby could
be thrown against the dashboard, windscreen or other occupant and suffer serious injury
or death.
When riding in a motor vehicle never nurse a baby and use the same seat belt for both
of you. In this position the baby or child could be crushed.
Never breast feed a baby while car is in motion.
Children must be secured in appropriate restraints at all times when the car is in motion.
Children travelling unrestrained and standing up in the car are in danger of serious injury
or death. Traffic regulations in all states require children to be secured in child restraints
or adult seat belts where available.
Plan your trip with frequent comfort stops to reduce stress on babies, young children and
driver. Keep the car well ventilated to reduce heat stress. Car windows should be kept
open to maintain a good flow of fresh air.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side or
rear windows.
Check the car is ventilated by use of open windows or using the car's ventilation system
taking in external air. Recirculation setting is not suitable for providing ventilation.
Be on guard against carbon monoxide poisoning which can occur through only a slight
leak in the exhaust system while travelling in a closed car.
Securely stow all heavy objects, feeding bottles, etc. that could become missiles during
an accident and cause injury to any occupant.
CLOTHING/BATHING
Since it is often warmer in the car, dress the baby in light clothing.
Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled. Any blanket or wrap must
only be placed over the harness and infant.
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IN CASE OF CRASH
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
This Safe-n-Sound child restraint is manufactured to Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/
NZS1754-2013 which requires us to advise users of child restraints to "Destroy the entire
restraint if it has been in use in a severe crash, even if no damage is obvious". The joint
Australian/New Zealand Standards committee CS/85, advise that this statement applies
whether a child was in the child restraint or not. We consider a "severe crash" 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 Childcare Pty. Ltd.
(Incorporated in Victoria)
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address:
99 Derby Road Sunshine Victoria 3020
PO Box 147 Sunshine Victoria 3020
Telephone: 1300 303 330
www.britax.com.au
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New Zealand Office
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
Telephone: 0508 688 822
www.britax.co.nz
IN CASE OF CRASH
CRASH EXCHANGE
We would never want you to experience an accident, but unfortunately accidents do
happen.
If you experience an accident you may be eligible for a free replacement.
The Safe-n-Sound Crash Exchange Program is a voluntary program designed to ensure
that our children are safe and that any seat that may have experienced a severe crash is
taken out of the market.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been damaged in a severe crash,
so the restraint should be destroyed as the crash may reduce the child restraints ability
to perform.
Since its inception in 2006, the Crash Exchange program has helped 100’s of families
ensure that their children have new restraints and that the restraints are not sold second
hand placing others at risk.
Our Crash Exchange Terms and Application form are accessible on our website. Please
visit www.britax.com.au for further information.
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The Safe-n-Sound, Unity trademark is the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
The BRITAX and Click & Go trademark are the property of Britax Childcare Holdings Ltd, UK.
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 2002-2015 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. Patent Pending.
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