MyChild Hamilton Car Seat

MyChild Hamilton Car Seat
Hamilton Car Seat
Group 0,1 child car seat
This product conforms to ECE R44.04
Group 0,1 child car seat.
Suitable for children from 0kg to 18kg (approx 0 to 4 years old)
Instructions: Please read carefully and keep for future reference.
Your child’s safety may be affected if you do not follow these
instructions.
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Safety
NOTICES
1. The child car seat must only be used in vehicles which are fitted
with a three point seatbelt system that has been approved by
regulation ECE-16 or similar.
2. A correct fit is likely if the vehicle manufacturer has declared in
the vehicle hand book that the vehicle is capable of accepting a
‘Universal ’child restraint for this group.
3. The child car seat is a ‘Universal’ child restraint; it conforms to
regulation ECE-R44/04 for general use in vehicles. It will fit most, but
not all vehicle seats.
4. This child car seat has been declared ‘Universal’ under more
stringent conditions than those applied to earlier designs, which do
not carry the ‘Universal’ mark.
5. Child car seats can mark vehicle seat upholstery. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for damage or marking to vehicle seats.
6. The following situations could be illegal and will invalidate the
warranty:
a) Any modifications or change of use of the child car seat that
have not been authorised or advised by the manufacturer.
b) Any failure to fit the child car seat in strict accordance with the
instructions.
The manufacturer accepts no liability for issues arising from
unauthorised modifications, uses or fitting.
7. Please keep this manual safe for any possible queries you may
have in the future.
8. You will need to keep your proof of purchase. We recommend you
keep them together.
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Getting started
Read Carefully Before Attempting to Fit the Child Car Seat
Warning: NEVER leave your child unattended – your child’s safety is
your responsibility.
Warning: The child car seat must be fitted in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. Incorrect installation could be dangerous.
Warning: This installation must only be performed by a competent
adult. Don’t try to install the seat when intoxicated or drowsy.
Warning: Always ensure that new or occasional users [e.g.
grandparents] have read the instructions or been taught the
correct installation by someone who has read and understood the
instructions.
Warning: Always keep this instruction manual with the child car seat,
or in the vehicle in which you are carrying the child car seat. Some
models of child car seat have a pocket to store the instructions.
Before starting
Warning: Do not fit the child car seat on a side or rear facing
vehicle seat.
Warning: Before installing the child car seat ensure that the
passenger seat you are using is locked in the upright position.
Warning: Do not use the child car seat in the home - it has
only been designed to be used in the car.
Warning: Do not leave loose/unsecured objects on the back
seat of your car or the parcel shelf. They may be dangerous
to your child if you are forced to brake suddenly.
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EXTREME HAZARD
NEVER USE IN FRONT PASSENGER SEATS EQUIPPED WITH
AIRBAGS (SRS)
THIS CAN INCLUDE REAR PASSENGER SEATS THAT ARE
EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS*
*Consult car manufacturer for suitability. Children’s bodies are not
able to withstand the forces exerted on them by a deploying air-bag
When using the child car seat
Warning: Make sure that the child car seat is placed somewhere so
that rigid items and plastic parts do not become trapped in doors or
movable seat units when the seat is in everyday use.
Warning: Always use the vehicle’s door child safety lock system, if one
is available, to make it impossible for the child to open the car doors
from inside.
Warning: Allow the child a break during long car journeys and make
sure they don’t get out of the car unaided and without supervision.
Warning: The child car seat must be fitted securely to the passenger
seat. Ensure that it is not loose or wobbly after you have fitted it. If it is
loose, re-fit it.
Warning! Do not use any load bearing contact points other than those
specified in these instructions and marked on the child restraint.
Warning: The child car seat must not be used without its original cover.
The original cover is essential for the safe operation of the child car
seat.
Warning: Stop the car at regular intervals to check that the child car
seat is in the correct position and that both the car seatbelt AND the
child car seat harness are still taut and latched.
Warning: In the event of an emergency it is important to be able to
release the child quickly (as defined by British Standards). This means
that the seat buckle cannot be fully tamper proof and you should
actively discourage your child from playing with or using the buckle.
Warning: If you travel with passengers using both the front and the
rear passenger seats, the lighter occupants should be in the rear and
the heavier occupants in the front.
Warning: If you have no option other than to put your child car seat
on a rear passenger seat next to side airbags:
- Consult with your vehicle manufacturer for side airbag details. It may
not be safe.
- Make sure your child does not lean into the area immediately
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around the airbag.
Warning: Do not place anything under the child car seat (e.g. a towel
or cushion) as this could affect the performance of the seat in an
accident.
Warning: Avoid winter clothing bundling - Bulky clothing can lead to
incorrect harness tightening. In an accident, the child can slip right
out of the extra padding - and thus out of the seat. Let the car warm
up or cool down prior to placing your child in there if possible. If your
child is cold, place a blanket over the top of the harness.
Seatbelt
Warning: NEVER use any load bearing contact points other than those
described in these instructions or marked on the child car seat.
Warning: Ensure that the lap section of the harness is worn low down,
so that the pelvis is firmly engaged.
Warning: Make sure that ALL the passengers in your vehicle have their
seatbelts fastened, as unrestrained people can be very dangerous to
the child in an accident.
Warning: NEVER use a seatbelt routing scheme that differs from these
instructions.
Warning: The harness must be used at all times when your child is in
the child car seat.
Warning: If you are installing the child car seat using a seatbelt ensure
there are no twists in the seatbelt.
Back of the seat/headrest
Warning: Ensure that the child car seat is as close as possible to the
backrest of the car seat.
Warning: REMOVE the headrest of the passenger seat being used if
it obstructs the proper installation of the child car seat. REMEMBER to
refit the headrest when the child car seat has been removed.
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Sunlight/hot days
Warning: Don’t leave your child in the child car seat while parked in
direct sunlight or on a hot day.
Warning: Do not subject the child car seat to prolonged direct sunlight
as this may be dangerous for your child (the metal and plastic fittings
could become hot) and may cause the fabric to fade. You can
reduce this problem by covering the child car seat with a sheet when
not in use.
Second hand or damaged child car seats & seatbelts
Warning: Never buy a second hand child car seat. It may have
unseen damage.
Warning: The manufacturer only guarantees this product when the
original owner uses it.
Warning: You MUST replace the child car seat and your vehicles
seatbelts if they becomes badly worn or damaged.
Warning: You MUST replace the child car seat if it is involved in an
accident – it may have unseen damage and may not protect your
child as well as they should. At the very least send the child car seat to
the manufacturers for inspection, together with the accident report.
Contents
General safety information - READ FIRST
Welcome
Parts checklist
Positioning the child car seat
2-6
7
8-9
10
Installing the seat - rearward facing for use with group 0 [0-10kg]
Installing the seat - forward facing for use with group 1 [9-18kg]
Placing your child in the seat
Adjusting the harness height
Removing the seat cover
Replacing the seat cover
Maintenance and cleaning
11-14
15-18
19-20
21-23
23-24
25-26
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Your 3 year warranty
Whilst we make and test our products to the highest standards of
durability there’s always a small chance of a hiccup! Our promise is
to repair, replace or refund a MyChild product that has an identified
manufacturing defect from the date of purchase for a full 3 years
thereafter at no extra cost.
However, you must register within 28 days of the date of purchase to
receive the full 3 years guarantee!
To receive your full guarantee you can register your product by:
visiting www.mychildonline.co.uk/warranty.html and complete the
warranty form,
or by telephone on 0161 335 2508.
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Hamilton Car Seat.
Please read these instructions carefully before use to ensure safe and
satisfactory operation of this product.
Your child’s safety is your responsibility. If you have a query with this
product or require replacement parts, please contact your nearest
MyChild retailer.
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Parts checklist
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1
2
3
11
4
5
6
7
8
12
9
1
Head cushion
7
Harness adjuster button
(under seat cover)
2
Seat cover
8
Harness adjuster strap
3
Shoulder pads & straps
9
Seat recline adjuster
4
Harness release button
10
Shoulder belt guides
5
Harness buckle
11
Instruction manual pocket
6
Buckle pad
12
Cushion insert
8
Parts checklist
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14
17
18
15
19
16
20
13
Shoulder belt guides
17
Head cushion ties
14
Shoulder strap height settings
18
Shoulder straps
15
Seatbelt channel opening
19
Shoulder strap yoke
16
Angle block
20
Red safety clip
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Positioning the child car seat
The child car seat can only be used with an automatic 3-point safety belt
(A) and NOT with a 2-point lap belt (B).
If your centre rear passenger seat is fitted with a three point seatbelt
system (A) then you should use it.
If your centre rear passenger seat does not have a three point seatbelt
system (i.e. no seatbelt at all, or only a lap belt (B)) - then you should use
the rear left passenger seat or the rear right passenger seat.
The front passenger seat can only be used if it DOES NOT have an airbag
and IS fitted with a three point seatbelt system.
WARNING: Never use on rearward or side facing vehicle seats
A
B
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Front passenger
seat (no active
airbag)
Yes
Front passenger
seat (active
airbag)
NO
2-point seatbelt
NO
3-point seatbelt
Yes
Back left & right
seats
Yes
Back centre seat
(3-point seatbelt)
Yes
Back centre seat
(2-point seatbelt)
NO
Side facing seats
NO
Rear facing seats
NO
Installing the seat - rearward facing
For use with group 0 [0-10kg]
WARNING! Do not try to fit the child seat using any part of the child
seat that is not specifically designed to hold it in place. The instructions
and the fitting picture (on the side of the child seat) specify the correct
parts of the child seat to attach fitting devices (e.g car seats and ISOFIX
points). Do not attempt to use any other part of the child seat to hold it
in place, and always ensure that you use the exact fitting method that is
specified.
ATTENTION! Rear facing car seats are 300% safer than forward facing car
seats. Only consider changing the child seat to a forward facing child
seat when the child has completely outgrown the rear facing mode.
Your child has outgrown the rear facing mode when they are over 10kg
or too big to fit in the seat when it is rear facing.
It will soon be a legal requirement for all children to be kept in a rear
facing child seat until they are 15months old. We strongly advise that you
keep your child in a rear facing child seat until they are at least 15months
old.
For use with group 0 [0-10kg]
A
B
Rotate the angle block (A) on the
underside of the child car seat to
the front. You may need to pull
quite firmly to release the block
from its locked position.
Adjust the seat to its most reclined
position by squeezing the red
recline adjuster handle(B) and
pulling the child car seat forward
as far as possible.
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Installing the seat - rearward facing (continued)
For use with group 0 [0-10kg]
Attention: The child car seat must be in its most reclined position (4) when
rearward facing.
Note: If seat will not recline to position (4) check that block (A) is fully
forward.
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Installing the seat - rearward facing (continued)
For use with group 0 [0-10kg]
Place the child car
seat in the vehicle on a
suitable forward facing
passenger seat. Pull out
approximately a metre
of seatbelt and route the
lap belt section across
the seat and buckle up
the seatbelt (C).
Note: Ensure the lap
section is routed under
the cushion insert if it is
being used.
D
E
C
click
Pull the diagonal section
of seatbelt through the
shoulder belt guide slot (D) nearest to the shoulder belt anchor point (E)
and wrap the shoulder belt around the back of the seat.
Push the child seat tight into the
vehicle seat and at the same time
pull the lap and diagonal belts
tightly towards the shoulder belt
anchor point (E), ensuring all slack
is removed.
E
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Installing the seat - rearward facing (continued)
For use with group 0 [0-10kg]
Attach the belt clip (F) to the
diagonal shoulder belt as close as
you can to the seat buckle without
the clip actually touching the
buckle.
F
NOTE: Do not attempt to attach the
clip to both belts, it should only be
attached to the diagonal shoulder
belt.
1. Check! The vehicle seatbelt has
been pulled tight and is not twisted.
2. Check! The child car seat is firmly
fitted on the vehicle seat and
that the two are pushed tightly
together.
1
2
3
3. Check! The belt clip has been
closed properly.
4. Check! The seatbelt tongue has
been correctly inserted into the
seat buckle.
5 . Check! The child car seat is in its
fully reclined position.
4
5
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Installing the seat - forward facing
For use with group 1 [9-18kg]
WARNING! Do not try to fit the child seat using any part of the child
seat that is not specifically designed to hold it in place. The instructions
and the fitting picture (on the side of the child seat) specify the correct
parts of the child seat to attach fitting devices (e.g car seats and ISOFIX
points). Do not attempt to use any other part of the child seat to hold it
in place, and always ensure that you use the exact fitting method that is
specified.
ATTENTION! Rear facing car seats are 300% safer than forward-facing car
seats. Only consider changing the child seat to a forward facing child
seat when the child has completely outgrown the rear facing mode.
Your child has outgrown the rear facing mode when they are over 10kg
or too big to fit in the seat when it is rear facing.
It will soon be a legal requirement for all children to be kept in a rear
facing child seat until they are 15months old. We strongly advise that you
keep your child in a rear facing child seat until they are at least 15months
old.
A
Adjust the seat to its most upright position by squeezing the red recline
adjuster handle (A) and pushing the child car seat backward.
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Installing the seat - forward facing (continued)
For use with group 1 [9-18kg]
Rotate the angle block (B) on the
underside of the child car seat to
the back and click it into place.
IMPORTANT: If you cannot easily
click the block into place, check
that the seat is NOT still in position 4.
B
B
Check that the angle block (B) is folded back under the child car seat
and that the seat is in its most upright position 1
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Installing the seat - forward facing (continued)
For use with group 1 [9-18kg]
click
C
Rear view of child car seat and belt routing.
Place the child car seat in the
vehicle on a suitable forward
facing passenger seat.
Thread the seatbelt tongue
through the opening on the side of
the child car seat, out the opposite
side and fasten the seatbelt into
the seatbelt buckle (C).
Push the child seat tight into the
vehicle seat* and at the same time
pull the lap and diagonal belts
tightly ensuring all slack is removed.
*If possible kneel on the child seat
and push it tight into the vehicle
seat.
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Installing the seat - forward facing (continued)
For use with group 1 [9-18kg]
Attach the belt clip (D) to the
diagonal shoulder belt as close as
you can to the seat buckle without
the clip actually touching the
buckle.
D
NOTE: Do not attempt to attach the
clip to both belts, it should only be
attached to the diagonal shoulder
belt.
1. Check! The vehicle seatbelt has
been pulled tight and is not twisted.
2. Check! The vehicle seatbelt has
been fed through the openings on
each side of the child car seat.
1
2
3. Check! The belt clip has been
closed properly.
4. Check! The seatbelt tongue has
been correctly inserted into the
seat buckle.
3
5. Check! The child car seat is
pulled back into the vehicle seat
and that the two are pushed tightly
together.
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4
Placing your child in the child seat
A
B
Press the harness adjuster button
(A) and pull forward on the
shoulder straps (not the shoulder
pads) to completely loosen the
harness.
Press the red button (B) on the
buckle and unfasten the harness.
With the harness straps over the
sides of the child car seat place
your child in the seat.
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Placing your child in the child seat
With your child in the seat, match the two halves of the harness buckles
together and insert them into the crotch buckle until you hear a click.
Make sure the shoulder straps fit
your child snugly by pulling the
adjuster belt (C).
C
The harness should allow 1 finger
width (1cm) of space at the top
of the shoulders. This is the ideal
tightness. If the harness is too loose
or too tight then adjust the height
or tightness accordingly.
WARNING: The child car seat
should always be strapped in using
the vehicle’s seatbelt whether a
child is seated in the child seat or
not.
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Adjusting the harness height
The harness should exit the child car seat at the same height as the
child’s shoulder and should not exit higher or lower than the child’s
shoulder.
WARNING: You should not attempt to adjust the harness height with a
child seated in the child car seat.
Untie the head cushion (A) and
remove.
Press the harness adjuster button (B)
and pull forward on the shoulder
straps (not the shoulder pads) to
completely loosen the harness.
A
B
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Adjusting the harness height (continued)
C
Unhook the shoulder straps at the
rear of the seat shell by sliding the
straps through the slits in yoke (C).
Remove the straps, pulling them
out from the front of the seat.
Thread both shoulder pads through
the slots in the back of the seat
and remove them.
Push the shoulder pads back
through the seat at your desired
slot height.
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Adjusting the harness height (continued)
Thread the shoulder straps through
each shoulder pad and pass the
shoulder straps through the same
slots as the shoulder pads.
Reconnect the shoulder straps to
the yoke and check all straps are
passing through at the same slot
height, then reattach the head
cushion.
Removing the seat cover
WARNING: The cover is a safety
feature. Never use the child car
seat without it.
A
The seat cover can be removed for
hand washing (see “maintenance
and cleaning” page 27).
Untie the head cushion (A) and
remove.
Press the harness adjuster button (B)
and pull forward on the shoulder
straps (not the shoulder pads) to
completely loosen the harness.
Unfasten the buckle and remove
the buckle pad and cushion insert.
B
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Removing the seat cover (continued)
C
Unhook the shoulder straps at the
rear of the seat shell by sliding the
straps through the slits in yoke (C).
Remove the straps, pulling them
out from the front of the seat.
D
Unfasten the Velcro tabs (D) on
both sides of the seat.
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Carefully loosen the cover from
the shell starting at the bottom of
the seat.
Pass all buckles and straps through
the cover and remove the cover.
Replacing the seat cover
Pass both shoulder straps through
the two side slots (A) in the seat
cover. Thread the crotch strap
through the slot (B) in the centre
of the seat cover base and pass
the harness adjuster strap through
the hole (C) at the front of the seat
cover base.
A
B
C
D
Place the cover around the shell
and fasten Velcro tabs (D) on both
sides of the seat.
Push the shoulder pads back
through the seat at your desired
slot height.
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Replacing the seat cover (continued)
Place the crotch pad (E) over the
buckle.
F
Fasten the buckle (this will help
prevent the straps twisting).
G
Thread the shoulder straps (F)
through the shoulder pads (G)
(keeping the seams on the
shoulder pads outwards.
Thread the shoulder straps through
the child seat at the same height
as the shoulder pads.
E
Reconnect the shoulder straps to
the yoke (H) on the rear of the seat
ensuring the straps are not twisted.
H
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Maintenance and cleaning
Storage
1) Store this child car seat in a safe place when not in use.
2) DO NOT place heavy objects on top of it.
3) Always store the child car seat in a dry environment.
4) DO NOT store the child car seat near a direct heat source such as a
radiator.
Cover
1) The seat cover is easily removable and should be hand washed with a
pH neutral soap and cold water.
2) Do not press, iron, dry clean, tumble dry or wring the covers.
3) Do not use solvents, caustic or abrasive cleaning materials.
4) Dry flat, away from direct heat and sunlight.
5) If the seat covers need to be replaced only use parts certified by the
manufacturer. They are the only ones that are guaranteed to have been
safety tested and designed to fit this seat.
Plastic/Metal Parts
1) Wipe clean using a mild soap and warm water.
2) You must not remove, dismantle or alter any part of the seat shell.
3) You must not oil or lubricate any part of the seat shell.
Inspection
1) Check your child car seat regularly for wear and tear.
2) The child car seat may have a slight rattle when not in use, this is
normal. If in any doubt, contact MyChild immediately.
3) Check the adjustable parts of your child seat at intervals of about 6
months to ensure it is still fits correctly for your growing child.
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