Britax | FORWARD FACING CHILD RESTRAINT | Instructions for Installation & Use

Convertible Child Restraint with AHR Headrest.
TM
SERIES NO. 7200/A/2004
Rearward Facing
For use with children
up to 12kg.
Forward Facing.
Instructions for Installation & 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. For use with children from
8kg up to 18kg.
FOR BABY AND CHILD USE
WHO TO CONTACT
INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS
PRE-INSTALLATION
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FOR CHILD USE
FOR BABY USE
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR BABY USE
SUITABLE FOR USE
WARNINGS
HOW TO SETUP & USE HEADREST
HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO USE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
ACCESSORIES
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
NOTES
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SPECIAL FEATURES FOR CHILD USE
SUITABLE FOR USE
WARNINGS
HOW TO SET UP & USE HEADREST
HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO USE
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WHO TO CONTACT
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
Customer Serivce: 1300 303 330
New Zealand Office
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
PO Box 100-247 Auckland 9
Customer Serivce: 0800 688 822
The Safe-n-Sound, AHR and Cushion Technology trademarks are the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Limited. (Australia).
The Britax trade mark is the property of Britax Excelsior Limited (UK).
Visit the Britax Web Site at www.britax.com.au or email custserv@britax.com.au
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
©1997-2009 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
This product is covered by Australian and overseas patent applications. Patents Pending.
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INTRODUCTION
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT ABOUT THE METHOD OF
INSTALLATION, CONSULT BRITAX CHILDCARE OR AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION 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.
If you have purchased a model with the added protection of Side Imapct Cushion Technology™ you can see the Side Imact
Cushion fitted on pages 6 and 15. There is no installation or assembly required to activate the Side Imapct Cushion, it only
functions in a side crash to protect the occupant.
WARNINGS
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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 use seat belt extenders, even if the car seat belt is not long enough to secure the child restraint.
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.
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 only 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.
THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE IN A HATCHBACK OR WAGON WHERE THE ANCHORAGE STRAP MAY FALL
INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK.
Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE ATTACHED TO A CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE POINT IN THE CAR. REFER TO A CAR
OWNER’S HANDBOOK FOR LOCATION OF ANCHORAGE POINTS. REFER TO A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION IF NO
ANCHORAGE POINTS ARE IN THE MOTOR CAR.
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PRE-INSTALLATION
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 anchorage point and the use of
spacers.
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.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the anchor fitting in the rear vertical panel can only be installed in one way. Please refer to vehicle owner's
handbook or a child restraint fitting station for correct method.
Extension Strap distance to be measured.
Length 300mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0035 or equivalent)
Length 600mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0036 or equivalent)
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
Front of Vehicle
Distance to measure to
the anchor point
Correct engagement of attachment clip to
anchor fitting when attachment clip cover
is used.
Adjustable Upper
Anchorage Strap
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 Owners handbook.
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PRE-INSTALLATION
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.
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.
If the car is not fitted with child restraint anchorage points...
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole in the parcel shelf on the centre line of the
seating position as shown right. Before drilling the hole, check the underside for
accessibility.
For vehicles other than Sedans - In Australia, consult your nearest child restraint
fitting station or traffic authority for vehicle inspection to find the best, correct
position for the placement of the anchorage point, and for the correct attachment
bolt length and use of spacers. In New Zealand, consult the agent for the vehicle.
Anchor bolt
Lock washer
Anchor fitting
Spacer(s)
if required
Vehicle metal
structure
Vehicle trim
Front of Vehicle
200 mm
min.
WARNING: CHILD RESTRAINTS MUST NOT BE ATTACHED TO UNSOUND METAL
OR TO WOOD, OR SYNTHETIC STRUCTURES. WHEN DRILLING THE 9 MM HOLE
Centre line of
DO NOT DRILL THROUGH FUEL LINES, FUEL TANKS, ELECTRICAL WIRING, OR
seating position
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.
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.
Drill 9mm
diameter hole,
(see warning).
Anchor bolt
Anchor fitting
Spacer(s)
if required
Vehicle trim
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer
Lock washer
Securing nut
Note: Marking on the top
of a Grade 5 Bolt.
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FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
SPECIAL FEATURES
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for a child weighing up to 12kg.
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Front of Vehicle
1. Padded cover for baby’s comfort (may vary in style)
2. Adjustable Headrest (with speakers, if fitted)
3. Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap
4. Fully adjustable 6 point harness.
5. Quick Release Buckle (Red button)
6. Baby Insert
7. Harness Adjuster Button
8. Stabilising Bar for Baby use
9. Attachment Clip and Cover
10. Anchor Fitting
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11. Harness Adjustment Strap
12. Vehicle seat belt.
13. Blue Recline Latch
14. Pocket (if fitted)
15. Rear facing Lock off (if fitted)
16. Messy Mat (if supplied)
17. Forward facing sash belt lock off (if fitted)
18. Upper Anchorage Storage Strap
19. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
20. Yellow Release Latch
21. Side Impact Cushion Technology™ Protection (if fitted)
FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
SUITABLE FOR USE
TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT
IN THE FRONT OR BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARDFACING SEATS.
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for a child
weighing up to 12 kg.
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.
465 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 A REAR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION.
Do not use the baby insert after baby reaches 10kg and over.
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.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the
risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers have adequate ventlation and are shaded from
direct sunlight through side or rear windows.
Do not allow the front seat to alter
the installed position of the restraint
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FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT & HEADREST:
FOR BABY USE REARWARD-FACING
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the baby in the restraint. The headrest must be in the correct
position & 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 headrest must be in the position where the top of the shoulder strap slots 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 page 15.)
Harness Shoulder slots.
Shoulder harness straps.
Harness tongues and
buckle.
Lap strap slots
NOTE: Always use the insert pad when rearward facing or
in baby mode for small and premature babies.
Discontinue the use of the insert pad if there is insufficient
room for the baby.
Crotch strap slots
Adjuster button.
Harness adjuster strap.
ADJUSTING HEADREST HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the headrest.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from the vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions. Small adjustments
maybe possible with the baby still in the seat, the baby will need to be supported to allow the headrest to be rotated forward
for adjustment.
C. To adjust the headrest, gently pull the top of the headrest forward as shown, (see photo), and pull up or push down so that the
shoulder strap slot is level with or slightly above your child’s shoulder. ( If fitted, do not adjust the headrest by pulling on the
Side Impact Cushion).
D. Release headrest so that it moves back and locks into position, Ensure that it has locked in position by gently pushing down
on it.
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap and the buckle tongues face the correct way.
F. If the headrest is moved up, then down with the child in the seat, before use, check that the headrest cover has not bunched
up behind child’s back.
Pull forward to
unlock headrest
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While holding forward,
move up or down to
desired position.
Rotate back to
lock headrest.
FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO SETUP
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE (REARWARD FACING)
A. The restraint is normally packaged in the fully upright child use mode so if you need to use it for baby use
you must first fully recline the restraint, to convert the restraint
to baby use mode as shown below.
B. If Upper Anchorage Strap is folded up for storage undo
Storage Strap then lengthen. Fully press Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
FULLY RECLINE IN CHILD USE MODE:
A
B
Storage
Strap
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. The yellow latch
prevents over reclining when installed forward facing. The seat belt
may need to be slackened and retightened.
Lift Blue Recline Latch
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.
Lift Blue Recline Latch
Press yellow latch
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FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO INSTALL
Push bar
forward.
A. 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 latched in place.
Click
Pull out
Stabilising
Bar.
Note: Do not re-attach cover hook & loop until you have
installed seat belt.
B. Position restraint rearward facing in the chosen seating
position.
C. 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 seat belt under any comfort foam.
Place the seat belt under any
Do not use this slot for
foam padding that is supplied
baby use installation
D. Engage seat belt buckle & tongue.
with the restraint.
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.
E. Re-attach hook and loop attachments.
Hook and loop
attachments
Hook and loop
attachments
On the opposite
side to the seat belt
buckle, only pass
the lap portion of
the belt through the
lock-off and lock in
place.
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Rear facing seat
belt lock-off
(if fitted)
On the car seat belt
buckle side, pass
both lap and sash
seat belt through the
lock-off and lock in
place
FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO INSTALL
F. Align restraint centrally to the chosen seating position as shown below. Pull sash portion of seat belt until all
slack is removed from Lap portion of seat belt. 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.
Lock the rear facing seat belt lock-off (where fitted) to prevent the seat belt slackening.
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Fully press Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to lengthen.
B
Storage
Strap
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
G. 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.
H. 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.
This will usally be done once the baby has been harnessed into the seat.
Ensure Upper Anchorage Strap is
tightened, attached to the Anchor Fitting
and that straps are the same length on
both sides of
Attachment Clip.
A single twist is
required in baby
use.
Pull sash portion of seat belt to remove
slack.
Feed seat belt between restraint cover
and restraint body. (see previous page.)
Do not use this slot for
baby use installation
Engage the Lock-offs (if fitted) to
prevent the seat belt slacking.
Do not use the Lock-off if the seat buckle interferes.
Front of vehicle
WARNING:
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE WITHOUT STABILISING
BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
THE UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE CHILD RESTRAINT IS
USED IN A VEHICLE.
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FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
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 should not be in Attachment Clip should be
front of the vehicle seat front. behind the front of the vehicle
seat front.
Extension
Strap
Attachment
Clip
Front of
vehicle
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.
Do not remove all of the rearward slope by over packing. Always leave a rearward slope angle of approximately 10 to 15 degrees
as shown
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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.
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Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
Storage
Strap
B
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO USE
PLACING BABY INTO RESTRAINT
A. Ensure the headrest and shoulder straps are adjusted to the correct height for your child (see page 8).
B. Slacken the Upper Anchorage Strap and allow the straps to fall to the sides of the restraint for easy access
to the baby.
C. Slacken Harness Straps by pushing and holding 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.
D. Lay baby on their back into restraint and fit harness as shown above. Make sure the baby is dressed to
allow harness buckle to be pulled up between baby’s legs e.g. a jump suit. Make sure the baby’s arms and
legs are free. Never wrap baby in a blanket before placing in restraint.
Baby Insert Harness
shoulder
straps
Slackened Upper
Anchorage Strap
Adjustable
Headrest
Harness
Adjustment
Button
Adjuster Strap
(Where Fitted)
Adjuster for the Upper
Anchorage Strap
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.
Pull to remove slack
from Harness Lap Straps
Tongue
Shoulder
Straps
Buckle
Click
Harness Lap
Straps
Crotch Straps
F. Remove slack from harness lap straps by pulling shoulder straps.
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FOR BABY USE (BIRTH TO 12kg)
HOW TO USE
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness straps and that baby’s arms and legs are free.
Do not use restraint if straps do not tighten and contact Safe-n-Sound or Britax Childcare Customer Service.
H. Tighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by pulling
Adjustment Strap to remove slack as shown.
A
Storage
Strap
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove slack
IMPORTANT: The Baby Insert Pad is designed to snugly support baby for extra support and comfort and
must be used for smaller babies, less than 10kg. Discontinue use if Baby Insert Pad creates discomfort for larger
babies or once baby reaches 10kg.
REMOVING BABY FROM RESTRAINT
A. Press Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button while pulling Upper Anchorage Straps to slacken. Allow
Upper Anchorage Straps to fall to the sides for easy access into restraint.
B. Push and hold 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.
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR CHILD USE
To be used only in a forward-facing position for a child weighing from 8 kg to 18 kg.
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Front of Vehicle
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1. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
2. Upper Anchorage Storage Strap
3. Attachment Clip and Cover
4. Anchor Fitting
5. Adjuster Upper Anchorage Strap
6. Sash belt portion of a lap sash seat belt
7. Forward facing sash belt lock-off (if fitted)
8. Seat belt path (forward facing)
9. Lap belt portion of a lap sash seat belt
10. Pocket (if fitted)
11. Base (shown in child use mode)
12. Messy Mat (if fitted)
13. Blue Recline Latch
14. Harness Adjustment Strap
15. Harness Adjuster Button
16. Quick Release Harness Buckle (Red button)
17. Padded Cover for comfort
18. Shoulder pads (if fitted)
19. Fully Adjustable 6 point harness
20. Adjustable Headrest (with speakers, if fitted)
21. Side Impact Cushion Technology™ Protection (if fitted)
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
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 forward facing
position for a child weighing from
8 kg to 18 kg.
WARNING
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD- FACING MODE WITH THE REAR FACING MODE 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.
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 the Baby Insert in Forward Facing ‘Child Use’.
DO NOT USE A CHILD RESTRAINT IN A SEATING POSITION WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED. FOLLOW CAR MANUFACTURER’S
RECOMMENDATIONS.
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
HOW TO SETUP
ADJUSTING HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT & HEADREST: FOR CHILD USE
FORWARD-FACING
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 headrest must be in the position where the top of the shoulder slots are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not more than
25mm below the child’s shoulders. If the headrest is in the top position and the harness straps are still more than 25 mm below
the level of the child's shoulders then the child is too tall for the restraint and the restraint should not be used.
Harness Shoulder slots.
Shoulder harness straps.
Harness tongues and
buckle.
Front of vehicle
25mm
Lap strap slots
Crotch strap slots
ADJUSTING HEADREST HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT
Adjuster button.
Harness adjuster strap.
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the headrest.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from the vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions. Small adjustments maybe
done with the child the seat, the child will need to lean forward to allow the headrest to be pulled forward.
C. To adjust the headrest, gently pull the top of the headrest forward as shown, (see photo), and pull up or push down so that the
shoulder strap slot are level with or slightly above your child’s shoulder.
NOTE: For comfort ensure the bottom edges of the headrest are not contacting the child’s shoulders. (If fitted, do not adjust
the headrest by pulling on the Side Impact Cushion).
D. Release headrest so that it moves back and locks into position, Ensure that it has locked in position by gently pushing down
on it.
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap and the buckle tongues face the correct way.
F. If the headrest is moved up, then down with the child in the seat,
before use, check that the headrest cover
has not bunched up behind child’s back.
While holding forward,
move up or down to
desired position.
Pull forward to
unlock headrest
Rotate back to
lock headrest.
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
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.
Do not recline into baby position when using restraint in forward facing child use mode.
IMPORTANT: Ensure harness and headrest are in the correct position. (Refer to page 17)
A. If the Stabilising Bar is extended, unhook hook & loop
attachments and push trim away from restraint.
Stabilising
Bar.
Hook & Loop
attachments
Push Stabilising Bar
B. Press blue button on left side (facing seat) and gently
push stabilising bar down and then into the recessed
area.
Press Blue
Button
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.
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE (FORWARD FACING)
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
E. Determine whether an upright or reclined position is preferred and adjust if necessary (see below).
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.
Push blue recline latch up
while moving restraint into
desired recline position.
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 20. Some vehicle seat fabrics (particularly velours) may be damaged by a child restraint
used continuously. We recommend the need of a messy mat or thick towel to keep the vehicle seat in
good condition.
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.
I. Engage seat belt buckle and tongue, ensure to remove all slack from lap part of seat belt by pulling sash
belt. 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.
Push down on seat
Pull sash portion of seat
belt to remove slack
Ensure lap part of seat belt is
below the hooks
Lap seat belt
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FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE (FORWARD FACING)
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
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
Anchor
fitting
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)
If seat belt ‘lock-off’ is fitted, follow steps above, through to point K. Press the seat belt ‘lock off’ while threading the sash part of
the seat belt through the slot in the ‘lock off’, then release the ‘lock off’ (refer to illustration below).
Push restraint firmly downward, while pulling sash part of seat
Attachment
Upper Anchorage
Upper Anchorage
belt to tighten through ‘lock off’. This will prevent the seat belt
Clip & Cover
Strap
Adjustment Strap
loosening.
Storage Strap
Pull to
remove
slack
Anchor
Fitting
Press to engage
lock fully
Seat Belt
‘Lock Off’
Front of vehicle
IMPORTANT: Always roll up the excess Upper
anchorage Strap.
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Child use
seat belt path
FOR CHILD USE (8 to 18kg)
HOW TO USE
PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
A. Lengthen harness by pushing and holding the Harness Adjustment button while pulling on either shoulder
strap until the harness will accommodate the child.
Pull to lengthen
B. Place child in the restraint and feed each arm through
shoulder straps. Pull harness buckle up between child’s
legs.
Push Harness
Adjustment
Button
Adjuster Strap
B.
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.
Pull to
tighten
Front of vehicle
D. Ensure all slack is removed from harness lap straps by pulling shoulder straps the
pull harness adjustment strap to adjust harness to a comfortable but firm fit. Check
that the slack in straps is removed. 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.
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.
Click
Pull to remove slack
from Harness Lap Strap
Shoulder
Strap
Harness
Lap Strap
TO RECLINE RESTRAINT
The child restraint may be reclined or positioned upright without removing the child from the
Crotch Straps
restraint. You will be able to gain partial recline from upright position by just pushing the blue recline
latch up and pulling the seat forward (see page 19). 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 and recheck the car seat
belt tension i.e., all slack to be removed.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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 27. Use only mild soap and water to clean all metal and
plastic parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or cleaning agent. Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be
damaged - soak in water and gently remove.
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.
Shoulder Strap Slots
in Headrest Cover
Side Impact Cushion™
Protection
B
TO REMOVE COVER:
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle.
B. Disengage harness tongues from harness buckle.
D. Remove any accessories.
E. Remove headrest cover and seat cover as follows.
F. Unhook the cover at the top and bottom of the restraint. Peel cover from
outer rim of the body starting A from on both sides and at B, at the
top. Refer to drawing below and at Push button C.
G. Remove the cover while feeding Crotch Buckle, Harness Tongues and
strap through the lap and crotch strap slots in the cover.
A
A
C
Note: If the restraint is fitted with Side Impact Cushion, the headrest trim has elastic
which pulls over the Side Impact Cushion that can be easily removed and replaced.
TO REPLACE COVER:
A. Feed the Harness Tongues & shoulder straps through Lap strap
slots and matching shoulder strap slots in the cover.
B. Stretch cover over the top of the restraint first at B, then the sides
at A and then stretch the cover around the rim of the restraint.
C. Re-fit the Seat Cover attachments.
D. Feed Crotch Buckle through slots in cover
E. Ensure trim is stretched over Push Button housing C and ensure none of the harness straps are twisted.
F. Fit headrest cover over headrest and feed harness thru slots in cover.
G. Refit baby insert if required.
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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 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:
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 (max. 40 degrees Celsius) running water as shown below. Let the
water run through the mouth of the buckle for five minutes.
Cover
Body
3-bar
slide
Click
C. Engage and disengage the Harness
Tongues and Buckles several times
until a strong audible click is heard.
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 Safe-n-Sound or
Britax Childcare Customer Service.
E. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint with the red button
facing out & feeding each 3-bar slide through appropriate
slot.
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ACCESSORIES
WARNING
ONLY USE SAFE-N-SOUND SEAT COVERS AND ACCESSORIES THAT ARE DESIGNED AND TESTED FOR USE WITH THIS
PRODUCT.
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.
Hooks
HOOD (IF FITTED)
The hood has been designed to protect your child from direct sunlight.
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
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. They can
also hold a CD or MP3 player.
Caution: If using the pocket to store filled bottles, please ensure contents
are not contaminated due to prolonged storage. Ensure contents are not
crushed by car door when closing.
Pockets
CROTCH PAD (IF FITTED)
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
crotch pad as shown.
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.
MESSY MAT (IF SUPPLIED)
The messy mat has been specifically designed to protect your
vehicle seat from children’s shoes rubbing against it. If the
Messy Mat has been supplied it must be used to protect the car
upholstery.
Place pocket on edge of seat, smooth back toward seat join (’A’)
and fit in any excess messy mat into the join of the car seat (’A’).
CAUTION: The messy mat pocket is only for small, light items.
DO NOT overload the pocket with heavy, bulky items as this may
damage the pocket or cause passengers to trip over them.
Messy Mat
Short Messy Mat
Long Messy Mat
(where supplied)
(where supplied)
‘A’
Pocket
‘A’
Pocket
NOTE: Some messy mats may not have pockets.
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ACCESSORIES
SHOULDER PADS
Shoulder Pads are designed to provide extra comfort for baby or child and are easily fitted to the shoulder harness straps by:
A. Pull apart fasteners and remove shoulder pads from harness.
B. Re-fit shoulder pads to harness and attach fasteners for use.
BABY INSERT (IF FITTED)
Only use the insert when in Rearward Facing mode for babies. Discontinue use after baby reaches 10kg and over, Do not use
when in Forward Facing mode.
A. Disconnect buckle and place insert under shoulder and lap straps.
B. Attach velcro hook and loops on both sides of insert.
C. Feed the crotch strap through the flap in the baby insert and re-connect buckle.
D. Tuck the flap underneath the baby insert.
Pull crotch strap through flap
and tuck flap under Baby Insert.
Velcro
SIDE IMPACT CUSHION TECHNOLOGY™ (IF FITTED)
Side Impact Cushions are fitted to some models and are an optional safety feature only.
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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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
If your restraint has been involved in a severe crash, you should destroy the restraint even if no damage is obvious. Some
insurance companies offer 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/NZS1754-2004 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 Childcare Pty. Ltd.
(Incorporated in Victoria)
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address:
99 Derby Road Sunshine Victoria 3020
PO Box 147 Sunshine Victoria 3020
Telephone: 1300 303 330
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New Zealand Office
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
PO Box 100-247 Auckland 9
Telephone: 0800 688 822
NOTES
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AUSTRALIA 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
Customer Serivce: 1300 303 330
New Zealand Office Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
PO Box 100-247 Auckland 9
Customer Serivce: 0800 688 822
P/No.2200062
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