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Columbia THERAPEDIC 2500 Owner`s manual
Therapedic™ Positioning Restraint System
Model #2000 and Model #2500
Instructions for Use
MODEL #2000: Use only with individuals who weigh
between 20 and 102 pounds (9.1 - 46.3 kg) and whose
height is less than 60 inches (152.4 cm).
MODEL #2500: Use only with individuals who weigh
between 40 and 130 pounds (18.1 - 59.0 kg) and whose
height is 54 – 66 inches (137.2 – 167.6 cm).
Table of Contents
Important Safety Information ................................................... Page 3
Vehicle Seat Belt Compatibility................................................ Page 6
Vehicle Seat Positions .............................................................. Page 7
Therapedic™ Features .............................................................. Page 8
Installation Instructions .......................................................... Page 10
Vehicle Lap and Shoulder Belt (Recommended) ............... Page 10
Vehicle Lap and Shoulder Belt—Requires Locking Clip ..... Page 11
Vehicle Lap Belt Only ......................................................... Page 13
Aircraft Installation (#2000 IPS only) .................................. Page 14
Installing the Tether Strap ...................................................... Page 15
Latch Vehicle Installation .................................................... Page 16
Non-Latch Vehicle Installation ............................................ Page 18
Components and Adjustments .............................................. Page 19
Operating the Harness Buckle ............................................ Page 19
Checking the Harness Height ............................................. Page 20
Adjusting the Harness Height ............................................. Page 20
Adjusting the Harness Fit ................................................... Page 20
Adjusting the Chest Clip ..................................................... Page 21
Adjusting the Head Pads .................................................... Page 21
Adjusting Lateral Positioning Pads ..................................... Page 21
Optional Accessories .............................................................. Page 22
Seat Depth Extender .......................................................... Page 22
Extensor Thrust Wedge ...................................................... Page 22
Swing-Away Abductor ........................................................ Page 22
ShurShape™ Custom Inserts ............................................. Page 23
Block Style Positioning Pads .............................................. Page 23
BuckleGuard ....................................................................... Page 23
Therapedic Explorer Mobility Base ..................................... Page 23
Securing the User in the Restraint ........................................ Page 24
Care and Maintenance ............................................................ Page 25
Removing the Cover ........................................................... Page 25
Refitting the Cover .............................................................. Page 25
Cleaning the Fabric ............................................................ Page 25
Cleaning the Harness and Buckle ...................................... Page 26
Copy of Registration Card ...................................................... Page 27
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WARNING!
DEATH OR SERIOUS
INJURY can occur:
MODEL #2000: Use only with individuals who weigh between 20 and
102 pounds (9.1— 46.3 kg) and whose height is less than 60
inches (152.4 cm).
MODEL #2500: Use only with individuals who weigh between 40 and
130 pounds (18.1 — 59.0 kg) and whose height is
54 – 66 inches (137.2 – 167.6 cm).
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Snugly adjust the belts provided with this Positioning Restraint
System around the user. A snug strap should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively straight line without sagging. It does not press
on the user’s flesh or push the user’s body into an unnatural
position.
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Secure the top anchorage strap (tether) provided with this
Positioning Restraint System.
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Secure this Positioning Restraint System with your vehicle's seat
belt.
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Read and follow all instructions on this Positioning Restraint
System and in the written instructions located on the side of the
restraint.
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Register your Positioning Restraint System by completing and
sending in the registration card. Although restraint systems
undergo testing and evaluation, it is possible that a restraint could
be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be
reached in the case of recall. Send your name, address, email
(optional), and the restraint’s model and serial number and
manufacturing date to Columbia Medical, 11724 Willake Street,
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 USA or call 800-454-6612. For recall
information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at
1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
http://www.NHTSA.gov.
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This Positioning Restraint System is designed to fit a wide range of
individuals. To ensure a proper fit for the user, it is important that
the restraint be correctly set up and installed before using it for the
first time.
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Use this Positioning Restraint System in the forward-facing position
only. This restraint is not designed for use in a rear-facing position.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends forward facing
only after one year old.
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Do not use this Positioning Restraint System with your vehicle's
lower anchor LATCH connector system. Use only the vehicle’s
seat belts for installation. Upper LATCH anchor points are used to
secure the tether.
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Do not use this Positioning Restraint System in the front seat
of a vehicle with a passenger air bag unless the air bag is
turned off. DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur. According
to accident statistics, individuals are safer when properly restrained
in the rear seat than in the front seat. Regardless of seating
position, the Federal government recommends that all children
under twelve years of age ride in the rear seat.
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When using this Positioning Restraint System in a vehicle with side
air bags, refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for child restraint
installation instructions and precautions.
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Do not use this Positioning Restraint System with vehicle seats that
face to the side or rear or with vehicle seats with backs that can fold
forward in a crash or sudden stop. Check your owner's manual or
with your dealer if you are not sure.
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Read the section on vehicle seat belt compatibility to determine
the type of seat belts that may be used with this Positioning
Restraint System.
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Do not route the vehicle seat belt over the user while using this
Positioning Restraint System.
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The harness assembly is for use only with the Therapedic
Positioning Restraint System. Do not use the harness
independently of the seat.
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If your Positioning Restraint System becomes badly worn or
damaged, or is involved in an accident, regardless of speed and
regardless how minor, your restraint system may no longer be
effective and should immediately be replaced.
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Secure this Positioning Restraint System even when it is not
occupied; in a crash, an unsecured restraint may injure vehicle
occupants.
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The metal parts on a restraint system can heat up if the vehicle is
parked in the sun. To avoid injury to the occupant, always check
that the metal parts are not too hot before putting the occupant in
the seat. We recommend if you park in the sun, covering your seat
with a blanket or towel to help keep the metal parts from heating up.
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Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, even if they are
secured in a restraint system. Children could be seriously or fatally
injured from excessive exposure to extreme heat or cold.
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Do not leave loose objects in the passenger compartment of your
vehicle. In the event of an accident, these objects can become
projectiles and cause serious injury or death.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
MODEL #2000: This restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal
motor vehicle safety standards. This restraint is certified for use in
motor vehicles and aircraft.
MODEL #2500: This restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal
motor vehicle safety standards. This restraint is certified for use in
motor vehicles. It is not certified for use in aircraft.
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Vehicle Seat Belt Compatibility
IMPORTANT: Vehicle seats and safety seat belts differ from vehicle to
vehicle. Always refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or call the vehicle
manufacturer for specific information about the use of child restraint
systems in your vehicle. Some vehicles may have seating positions or
seat belts which are not compatible with this Positioning Restraint
System, or any other restraint system.
VEHICLE SEAT BELTS THAT CAN BE USED:
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Continuous-loop lap-shoulder belts with a sliding latch plate.
This type of seat belt consists of continuous webbing that is bolted
to the vehicle on one end and has a retractor on the other end. The
latch plate (the “male” part of the seat belt buckle) slides freely
along the webbing to form a lap belt and a shoulder belt when
attached to the buckle.
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Combination lap-shoulder belts with a locking latch plate. This
type of seat belt has a latch plate (the “male” part of the seat belt
buckle) that locks into place for securing the restraint system.
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Lap belts with automatic locking retractors. These lap belts
automatically lock to whatever length they have been pulled to,
after which they can only be reset by retracting the belt completely.
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Lap belts with a locking latch plate. This type of seat belt stays
locked after the seat belt is tightened by pulling the free end.
VEHICLE SEAT BELTS THAT CANNOT BE USED:
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Seat belts with the top and/or bottom anchor attached to the vehicle
door.
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Lap belts with an emergency locking retractor (ELR), which means
that the lap belt will only lock in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
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Motorized seat belts that automatically surround the passenger
when the door is closed.
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Combination lap and shoulder belts with a “sewn lock plate”. The
lap belt is sewn to the side of the lock plate (the “male” part of the
seat belt buckle), while the shoulder belt is sewn to the top of the
lock plate. Each belt feeds into a separate emergency-locking
retractor prohibiting proper control of the seat belt tension.
Vehicle Seating Positions
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This Positioning Restraint System must ONLY be used in forwardfacing vehicle seats.
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This Positioning Restraint System is to be used ONLY in the
forward-facing position.
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This Positioning Restraint System CANNOT be used in the
following seating positions:
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Rear-facing vehicle seats, such as those in some vans or
buses.
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Side-facing vehicle seats, such as those in some vans and
pick-up trucks.
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Flip-down vehicle seats, often referred to as “jump-seats.”
NOTE: According to research sponsored by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are
significantly safer when properly restrained in the back seat,
compared to the front seat.
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Therapedic™ Features
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1. Adjustable Head Pads
2. Shoulder Harness Pads
3. Lateral Positioning Pads (under cover)
4. Crotch Strap Pad
5. Chest Clip
6. Buckle
7. Harness Straps and Clip
8. Metal Side Tubes
9. Buckle Adjustment Strap
10. Tether Strap
11. Instructional Video
12. Locking Clip for Seat Belt
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Installation
The Therapedic Positioning Restraint System must be installed
with a Tether Strap which is included. The tether strap must be
attached properly to a LATCH top tether anchor or must be bolted
into a structurally secure location in the vehicle. See “Installing
the Tether Strap.”
Use of the tether improves the safety of the Positioning Restraint
System and reduces the risk of injury.
Vehicle Lap and Shoulder Belt (Recommended Method)
This is the recommended method for installing the Therapedic
Positioning Restraint System and is used in vehicles equipped with an
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) function. The ALR allows the
user to lock the retractor at a set position (also called child restraint
mode) used for securing child seats. ALR mode is activated by
extending the retractor all the way out until a "click" is heard, next let
the seat belt (webbing) retract into the retractor to the desired length
and stop the belt at that point. The retractor locks and will not let the
belt lengthen at that point (only retract).
1. Place the Positioning Restraint System in a forward facing position
on the vehicle seat. If the front edge of the restraint extends
more that 1” (25mm) beyond the front edge of the seat, then
the vehicle seat is too shallow to properly support the restraint
system. If this is the case, do not install.
2. Attach the tension adjuster hooks of the tether to the upper anchor
points located on the sides of the Positioning Restraint System. See
Installing the Tether Strap.
3. Attach the tether loosely to an approved anchor
point in the vehicle. In cars built after 2002,
approved anchor points can be identified by this
symbol. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual if
needed.
4. Verify that the seat belt in the vehicle can be
used with the Positioning Restraint System. See Vehicle Seat Belt
Compatibility.
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5. Pull the seat belt out completely to engage
the retractor, then route the belt between the
back of the restraint and the metal tubes
which are located along the sides of the
Positioning Restraint System.
6. Make sure that the seat belt is not twisted,
then buckle in place.
7. Make sure the restraint system is flat against the vehicle seat’s
bottom and back. Use your hands to apply firm pressure to the
restraint, pushing it into the vehicle backrest—or place your knee on
the restraint and push down with all your weight—-while pulling on the
vehicle seat belt and removing all slack from it.
8. Check to make sure the tether strap is not twisted and then tighten to
secure the upper portion of the restraint. If the vehicle does not have
a top tether anchor point, it will be necessary to use a bolt-in anchor
mounting bracket. See Non-LATCH Vehicle Installation.
9. DO NOT USE this restraint without the tether strap properly installed.
10. Verify that the vehicle seat belt is tight and that the Positioning
Restraint System is secure. When properly installed, the restraint will
not move more that 1” (25mm) from side to side and or front to back.
If the restraint is not secure, repeat steps 5 – 8.
Vehicle Lap and Shoulder Belt – Requires Locking Clip
This method of installation is required when installing the Therapedic
Positioning Restraint System in a vehicle with an emergency locking
retractor (ELR) type of seat belt. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
function allows the occupant to have free movement while buckled up, but
in the event of an emergency situation, such as heavy braking or collision,
the retractor instantly locks securing the occupant. This type of seat belt
is "webbing sensitive," meaning that any sudden movement of the
webbing (the seat belt strap) causes the retractor to instantly lock. A
locking clip is required to achieve the proper tension when using
this belt type to secure a restraint.
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1. Place the Positioning Restraint System in a forward facing position on
the vehicle seat. If the front edge of the restraint extends more
that 1” (25mm) beyond the front edge of the seat, then the vehicle
seat is too shallow to properly support the restraint system. If
this is the case, do not install.
2. Attach the tension adjuster hooks of the tether to the upper anchor
points located on the sides of the Positioning Restraint System. See
Installing the Tether Strap.
3. Attach the tether loosely to an approved anchor
point in the vehicle. In cars built after 2002,
approved anchor points can be identified by this
symbol. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual if
needed.
4. Verify that the seat belt in the vehicle can be used
with the Positioning Restraint System. See Vehicle Seat Belt
Compatibility.
5.
Pull the seat belt out completely then route the belt between the back
of the restraint and the metal tubes which are located along the sides
of the Positioning Restraint System.
6. Make sure that the seat belt is not twisted, then buckle in place.
7. Make sure the restraint system is flat against the vehicle seat’s bottom
and back. Use your hands to apply firm pressure to the restraint,
pushing it into the vehicle backrest—or place your knee on the
restraint and push down with all your weight—-while pulling on the
vehicle seat belt and removing all slack from it.
8. With one hand, firmly hold the shoulder and lap portions of the seat
belt together immediately behind the latch, then release the seat belt
latch from the buckle.
9. Fold the webbing and thread it through the locking clip, one side at a
time keeping the locking clip as close as possible to vehicle belt latch –
no further than ½" (12mm) away. See Figure 3.
10. Buckle the seat belt to see that the clip has been correctly installed,
with all slack webbing gone and the restraint tightly in place.
11. Check to make sure the tether strap is not twisted and then tighten to
secure the upper portion of the restraint. If the vehicle does not have a
top tether anchor point, it will be necessary to use a bolt-in anchor
mounting bracket. See Installation Without LATCH Top Tether
Anchors.
12. DO NOT USE this restraint without the tether strap properly installed.
13. Verify that the vehicle seat belt is tight and that the Positioning
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Restraint System is secure. When properly installed, the restraint
will not move more that one inch (1”) from side to side and or front
to back. If the restraint is not secure, repeat steps 5 – 11.
Figure 3: Combination Lap/
Shoulder Belt with Locking Clip
Vehicle Lap Belt Only
1. Place the Positioning Restraint System
in a forward facing position on the
vehicle seat. If the front edge of the
restraint extends more that
1” (25mm) beyond the front edge of
the seat, then the vehicle seat is too
shallow to properly support the
restraint system. If this is the case,
do not install.
2. Attach the tension adjuster hooks of
the tether to the upper anchor points located
on the sides of the Positioning Restraint
System. See Installing the Tether Strap.
Figure 4: Lap Belt Only
3. Attach the tether loosely to an approved anchor point in the vehicle.
In cars built after 2002, approved points can be identified by this
symbol. Refer to your vehicle anchor owner’s manual if needed.
4. Check the seat belt in the vehicle to verify that it can be used with
the Positioning Restraint System. See Vehicle Seat Belt
Compatibility. This restraint cannot be used with lap belts with an
emergency locking retractor (ELR), which means that the lap belt
will only lock in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
5. Pull the lap belt out completely, then route the belt
between the back of the restraint and the metal tubes
which are located along the sides of the Positioning
Restraint System.
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6. Make sure that the seat belt in not twisted, then buckle in place.
7. Make sure the restraint system is flat against the vehicle seat’s
bottom and back. Use your hands to apply firm pressure to the
restraint, pushing it into the vehicle backrest—or better yet, place
your knee on the restraint and push down with all your weight—while pulling on the vehicle seat belt and removing all slack from it.
8. Check to make sure the tether strap is not twisted and then tighten
to secure the upper portion of the restraint. If the vehicle does not
have a top tether anchor point, it will be necessary to use a bolt-in
anchor mounting bracket. See Installation Without LATCH Top
Tether Anchors.
9. DO NOT USE this restraint without the tether strap properly
installed.
10.Verify that the vehicle seat belt is tight and that the Positioning
Restraint System is secure. When properly installed, the restraint
will not move more that 1” (25mm) from side to side and or front to
back. If the restraint is not secure, repeat steps 4 — 7.
Aircraft Installation
1. Place the Positioning Restraint System in a forward facing position
on the vehicle seat. If the front edge of the restraint extends
more that 1” (25mm) beyond the front edge of the seat, then
the vehicle seat is too shallow to properly support the restraint
system. If this is the case, do not install.
2. Pull the lap belt out completely, then route the belt between the
back of the restraint and the metal tubes which are located along
the sides of the Positioning Restraint System.
3. Make sure that the seat belt in not twisted, then buckle in place.
4. Make sure the restraint system is flat against the vehicle seat’s
bottom and back. Use your hands to apply firm pressure to the
restraint, pushing it into the vehicle backrest—or better yet, place
your knee on the restraint and push down with all your weight—while pulling on the vehicle seat belt and removing all slack from it.
5. Verify that the vehicle seat belt is tight and that the Positioning
Restraint System is secure. When properly installed, the restraint
will not move more that 1” (25mm) from side to side and or front to
back.
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Installing the Tether Strap
LATCH Vehicle Installation
The TheraPedic Positioning Restraint System includes a top anchorage
strap, known as a tether. The tether is engineered to make attachment
to the upper anchor points of the LATCH system easier.
LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren) anchors have been
required on all US passenger vehicles since 2002.
IMPORTANT: Read these instructions completely and check your
vehicle owner’s manual prior to installation to determine the proper
attachment method and locations to position this Positioning Restraint
System.
IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS:
The tether must be used when installing the Positioning Restraint
System. Use of the tether improves safety and reduces the risk of
injury.
Without tether strap
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The tether must only be attached to tether anchor points designated
as tether anchor points by the vehicle
manufacturer. This icon is used by vehicle
manufacturers to identify the LATCH
anchors. Use of other locations is not
approved or permitted.
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An incorrectly mounted restraint system may come loose during an
accident which could result in serious injury or death to the user.
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Damaged or impact damaged restraint systems should be replaced
immediately.
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For occupants over 80 lbs. (36 kg), BOTH tether hooks must be
used. Each hook must be attached to a separate tether
anchor. A single tether anchor is not strong enough to
support weights in excess of 80 lbs. (36 kg).
Installing the Tether with LATCH
1. The tether is not attached during shipping. Locate the tether and
remove it from its plastic bag.
2.
The tether has two (2) tension adjuster hooks (one located on
each end of the tether) and two (2) “free-floating” tether hooks.
See Figure 5.
Free-floating tether hooks to attach
to vehicle’s LATCH upper anchor
points
Figure 5: Illustration of tether
Tension adjuster hooks
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3. Attach one tension adjuster hook to the upper side anchor bracket
located on each side of the restraint.
See Figure 6.
Figure 6: Attaching tether to upper
side anchor bracket
4. Attach the tether hook(s) to the vehicle’s tether anchor(s). The
primary tether anchor to use will be located immediately behind the
restraint.
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For individuals less than 80 lbs. (36 kg): attach one (1)
tether hook to the tether anchor immediately behind the
restraint. See Figure 7.
Figure 7: Single hook
attachment for individuals
under 80 lbs. (36kg)
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For individuals greater than 80 lbs. (36 kg): use two (2)
tether hooks attaching one (1) tether hook to the tether
anchor immediately behind the restraint AND one (1) tether
hook to the closest adjacent tether anchor. See Figure 8.
Figure 8: Double hook
attachment for
individuals over 80 lbs.
(36kg)
5. Remove any slack in the tether by pulling the loose ends of the
tether through the tension adjuster hooks.
6. Verify that the tether is appropriately attached and tensioned as
noted above.
Figure 9: Tether
Anchoring Methods
Non-LATCH Vehicle Installation: If the desired seating position in the
vehicle does not have a LATCH top tether anchor (which may be the
case for vehicles that were made before 2002), it is necessary to use a
bolt-in anchor mounting bracket to secure the tether strap. Contact
Columbia Medical directly for more details on acquiring an anchor
mounting bracket (800) 454-6612.
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Components and Adjustments
The Therapedic Positioning
Restraint System includes the
following standard components:
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5-Point Safety Harness
Shoulder Harness Pads
Adjustable Head Pads
Crotch Strap Pad
Lateral Positioning Pads
Tether Strap Kit
Locking Clip
Operating the Harness Buckle
 To release, press the red button on the harness buckle.
 To close, insert one metal latch into the harness buckle until it clicks.
Repeat for the other metal latch.
 Always make sure both latches are properly fastened in the harness
buckle when securing a user.
 Never lubricate the harness buckle.
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Checking the Harness Height
1. Place the user in the Positioning Restraint System and properly
secure with the harness.
2. Note the position of the harness relative to the shoulder of the user.
 Harness straps should be inserted in the nearest slot at or above
the user’s shoulder.
 If the harness height is correct, the restraint can be used with no
further adjustment.
 If the height of the user’s shoulder is above the harness it will be
necessary to adjust the harness. See Adjusting the Harness
Height.
Adjusting the Harness Height
1. To adjust the harness, it is necessary to
remove the Positioning Restraint System
from the vehicle.
2. Place the user in the restraint and identify
the closest harness slot at or above the
height of the user’s shoulder.
3. Remove the user from the restraint prior to
making any adjustments to the harness.
4. Locate the metal bracket securing the top of the harness along the
back side of the restraint and pull it away to expose 3"- 4" (76.2 —
101.6 mm) of webbing.
5. Turn the metal bracket so the short side will fit through the slot in
the back of the restraint and push it through the slot as well as the
cover.
6. Reposition the harness to the correct slot and reverse the process
to reinstall the harness.
7. After repositioning the harness, make sure the metal bracket is flat
against the back of the restraint to prevent it from slipping out.
Adjusting the Harness Fit
1. With the user in the restraint, check the location of the buckle.
2. The buckle should be positioned at the level of the user’s hips, not
over the stomach area.
3. If necessary, the position of the buckle can be changed by adjusting
the metal bracket on the bottom of the restraint.
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4. The shoulder straps can be independently adjusted by pressing the
grey button on the tension adjuster then adding or removing slack
in the webbing as necessary to obtain a snug fit.
5. A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a relatively
straight line without sagging. It does not press on the user’s flesh
or push the user’s body into an unnatural position.
Adjusting the Chest Clip
Important: The correct height for the chest clip is at the middle of the
chest — level with the armpit.
1. The chest clip keeps the shoulder straps of the harness from sliding
down off the shoulders.
2. The chest clip if fastened by fitting the two halves together. The
chest clip is properly secured when a click is heard.
3. The chest clip is opened by squeezing the middle tab and pulling
the two pieces apart.
4. With the harness properly attached and the chest clip fastened, the
chest clip should be positioned at the middle of the chest, in line
with the armpits of the user.
Adjusting the Head Pads
1. The Positioning Restraint System has adjustable head pads.
2. Determine if the head pad(s) need to be adjusted.
3. Locate the plastic ball on the lanyard that is located behind and to
the side of each head pad.
4. Press the button on the plastic ball, sliding the head pad along the
lanyard to the desired height, then release the button to secure the
head pad into position.
Adjusting Lateral Positioning Pads
1. The Positioning Restraint System comes standard with four flat
positioning pads which are designed to be adjusted to offer the user
more or less support as needed. The pads are located under the
cover on the sides of the restraint.
2. The lateral positioning pads can be used to decrease the inside
width of the car seat if the seat is too wide.
3. Use only as many pads as needed for a correct fit. As a guideline,
you should have about one inch of space on either side of the user
and the restraint seat cover.
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4. To adjust pads, lift the upholstery cover from the sides of the
restraint shell. The pads are located between the inside of the
plastic shell and the cover.
5. Stretch the upholstery cover back over the pads and the edge of
the shell.
Optional Accessories
Seat Depth Extender
The seat depth extender provides extra
support for taller individuals. It is used
when a user’s legs have grown too long to
allow a comfortable seating position.
Extensor Thrust Wedge
Changes seat to back angle by increasing
the front height.
Swing-Away Abductor
The swing-away abductor is
used to improve hip
alignment and stabilize
seating posture.
Headwings
Height adjustable soft-padded headwings
Block Style Positioning Pads
Additional pads for special positioning needs.
Block style, two pads 2½” thick and two pads
1½” thick.
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Viscoelastic Foam Padding
Set of seat and back foam supports with
an added layer of memory foam to cradle
the body prominences for pressure
reduction and comfort.
Shurshape™ Custom Inserts
A unique way to provide custom molded seating.
The inserts are molded and retain a custom fit
shape.
BuckleGuard
Prevents a child from releasing the shoulder
harness.
Therapedic™ Explorer Mobility Base
Lightweight, folding frames. Ideal alternatives to traditional positioning
wheelchairs. Perfect for use while shopping at the mall, going to the
playground or traveling.
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Securing the User in the Restraint
Once the Therapedic™ Positioning Restraint System has been properly
fitted and installed in the vehicle, follow these instructions to secure the
user in the restraint.
1. Open the harness and move the harness straps to the side of the
restraint.
2. Place the user in the restraint with his/her back positioned against
the back rest in as upright a position as possible.
3. Verify that the harness straps are located in the slots above, but
closest to the top of the user’s shoulders.
4. If the harness straps are not in the appropriate position, move them
according to the instructions provided in Adjusting the Harness
Height.
5. Place the harness shoulder straps over each of the user’s
shoulders making sure that the straps are not twisted or binding on
any object.
6. Fasten the metal latch on each shoulder strap securely into the
buckle.
7. Fasten the plastic chest clip and position it in the middle of the
users chest — aligned with the armpits of the user.
8. Check to ensure the harness fit is snug. If needed, adjust the
harness fit as noted in Adjusting the Harness Fit.
9. To remove the user from the restraint system, reverse steps
outlined above.
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Care and Maintenance
Cleaning Instructions
Removing the Cover
 Remove the head pads and positioning pads (if present) by
releasing the lanyards from the back of the restraint system.
 Remove the foam blocks from the head pads.
 Remove the head pad lanyard, by pressing the button on the plastic
ball on the inside of the restraint and removing it from the lanyard.
Then remove the lanyard from the outside of the restraint shell.
 Remove the harness completely by locating the metal bracket
securing the top of the harness along the back side of the restraint.
Pull it away to expose 3"- 4" of webbing. Turn the metal bracket so
the short side will fit through the slot in the back of the restraint and
push it through the slot and the cover.
 Repeat procedure above for the two shoulder straps and two lap
straps.
 Remove the cover by lifting the edges of the cover over the shell of
the restraint.
Refitting the Cover
 The cover, harness and pads can be reinstalled by following the
instructions above in reverse order.
Cleaning the Fabric
 The cover, head pad covers, positioning pad covers (if present) and
shoulder pads may be washed. It is recommended that you do not
wash these items with other items.
 Hand wash or machine wash on the “gentle” cycle with a mild
detergent. Water temperature should be “cold”.
 Do not use bleach.
 Machine dry using the lowest-heat cycle (e.g. “fluff”). Make sure all
fabric components are dry before reinstalling them on the restraint.

Do not iron.
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Cleaning the Harness and Buckle

The harness straps may be cleaned by sponging them with warm
water and a mild detergent.
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The buckle may be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
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Towel dry — make sure the that harness and buckle are completely
dry before reinstalling.
DO NOT bleach, machine wash or machine dry.
DO NOT disassemble the harness.
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners.
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Please complete and return the owner registration card within 30 days of purchase. This registration card is attached to
the shoulder strap of the Positioning Restraint System. A
sample of the registration card is shown below.
IMPORTANT
In case of a recall, we can reach you only if we
have your name and address. You MUST send
in the attached card to be on our recall list.
The postage is paid.
Do it today!
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Copy of Registration Card
FOR YOUR CHILD’S CONTINUED SAFETY
Please promptly fill out and return the attached card.
Although child restraint systems undergo testing and evaluation, it
is possible that a child restraint could be recalled.
In case of recall, we can reach you only if we have your name
and address, so send in the attached card to be on our recall list.
In order to properly register your child restraint system, you will
need to provide the model number, serial number and date of
manufacture. This information is provided on the attached card.
Please fill out and mail this card NOW!
Tear off and mail this part.
Therapedic™ Registration Card
Please fill in your name and address.
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email: (optional)
Therapedic™ Positioning Restraint System
Sticker with model name, model
number and serial number.
Date of Manufacture:
/
Manufactured in Santa Fe Springs, CA USA
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COLUMBIA MEDICAL MFG. LLC warrants this product
to be free of defects in material and workmanship. Our
obligation under this warranty is limited to repair or
replacement of any part or entire unit at our option for a
period of one year from date of delivery to the original
purchaser. The warranty does not include cost of
inconvenience, property damage, misuse, abuse,
accident or similar incidents. The warranty will not apply
if product has been tampered with or repaired by
unauthorized individuals.
11724 Willake Street
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 282-0244 (800) 454-6612
Fax: (310) 305-1718
Email: info@columbiamedical.com
Website: www.columbiamedical.com
© 2013 Columbia Medical Mfg., LLC
C0200-20-12
09/13
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