PRODUCT OVERVIEW CARE AND MAINTENANCE Care for the harness buckle It is vital for the safety of your child that the harness buckle works correctly. Malfunctions of the harness buckle are usually caused by accumulations of dirt or foreign bodies. Malfunctions are as follows: • The buckle latches are ejected only slowly when the red release button is pressed. • The buckle latches will no longer lock home (i.e. they are ejected again if you try to push them in). • The buckle latches engage without an audible „click“. • The buckle latches are difficult to insert (you feel resistance). • The buckle only opens if extreme force is applied. 15 05 06 07 08 Wash out the harness buckle so that it functions properly once again. 16 10 Cleaning the cover 17 18 11 01 02 13 14 12 19 01 02 03 04 05 ISOFIX attachement points (car) ISOFIX insert guides Cover Headrest Shoulder pads Britax RÖMER child safety seat DUALFIX 06 07 08 09 10 Shoulder straps Harness buckle Adjusting button Adjustment strap Recline button Body weight 0+ & 1 0 to 18 kg 12 13 14 15 *ECE = European Standard for Child safety Equipment EASY ACCESS FUNCTION The DUALFIX has a grey safety button 20 which must be pressed when changing between group 0+ and group 1. The grey safety button 20 prevents that the child seat is used by mistake in the wrong group for your child. When used in forward facing mode: Group 1 (9-18 kg) 1. Grasp the recline button 10 and put the child seat into the most upright position. 2. Press the grey rotation button 23 and turn the seat 90° into the Easy Access mode CAUTION! Before every journey: make sure that the rotating part of the child seat is fully engaged by trying to turn the seat around in both directions. Group 1 (9-18 kg) 1. Grasp the recline button 10 and put the child seat whilst pressing the grey safety button 20 into the most upright position. 2.Press the grey rotation button 23 and turn the seat 90° into the Easy Access mode CAUTION! Before every journey: make sure that the rotating part of the child seat is fully engaged by trying to turn the seat around in both directions. 16 17 18 19 DUALFIX base Support leg Adjustment buttons Support leg indicator USE IN THE VEHICLE The DUALFIX 360° seat rotation which makes it easier to get your child into or out of the child seat (Easy Access Function). When used in rearward facing mode: Group 0+ (0-13 kg) 1.Grasp the recline button 10 and put the child seat into the most reclined position. 2.Press the grey rotation button 23 and turn the seat 90° into the Easy Access mode CAUTION! Before every journey: make sure that the rotating part of the child seat is fully engaged by making sure the child seat is in a fixed position. Fabric loop Locking arms Release button ISOFIX indicators Storage compartment • The child safety seat has been designed, tested and certified according to the requirements of the European Standard for Child Safety Equipment (ECE R 44/04). The test mark E (in a circle) and the certification number are located on the orange certification sticker (sticker on the child safety seat). • This certification will be invalidated if you make any modifications to the child safety seat. • The DUALFIX child safety seat must only be used to secure your child in the vehicle. It must never be used as a seat or toy in the home. • Risk of injury due to unauthorised modifications! Unauthorised technical modifications may reduce or entirely void the seat´s protective properties. Do NOT make any technical modifications to the baby seat. • Use the baby seat only as described in the user instructions. Tested and certified according to ECE* R 44/04 Group 11 Please observe the instructions on the use of child restraint systems described in your vehicle owner’s manual. The seat may be used in all vehicles equipped with the ISOFIX anchoring systems. Please consult your vehicle owner’s manual for information the seats which are approved for child safety seats in the weight class 0-18 kg. The fastening with ISOFIX and support leg is based on semiuniversal approval. The seat may be used only in those vehicles cited in the enclosed vehicle type list. This type list is constantly updated. The latest version can be obtained from us or from www.britax.eu / www.roemer.eu. You can use your child car seat as follows: In the direction of travel Yes 1) Against the direction of travel Yes 1) With 2 point or 3 point vehicle belt On seats featuring: ISOFIX attachments (between seat surface and backrest) No Yes 2) (Please observe the applicable regulations in your country) 1) In the direction of travel 9-18 kg / Against the direction of travel 0-18 kg 2) If there is a front airbag: Slide the passenger seat a long way back and refer to any instructions in vehicle owner’s manual. 23 10 20 0–18 kg t: +44 (0) 1264 333343 f: +44 (0) 1264 334146 e: [email protected] www.britax.eu t: +49 (0) 731 9345-199/-299 f: +49 (0) 731 9345-210 e: [email protected] www.roemer.eu Britax RÖMER Child safety seats Rearward facing • The shoulder pads can be washed in lukewarm soapy water. CAUTION! Never remove the buckle latches 21 from the straps. CAUTION! The child seat must not be used without the seat cover. Removing the cover 04 26 07 21 been correctly inserted in the belt slots on the cover. Removing the shoulder pads: 28 32 05 29 31 30 06 1. Loosen the 5-point harness of the child seat as much as possible. Unhook the shoulder straps 06 on the backside of the childseat from the connecting piece 28 . 2. Pull below both, the shoulder pads 05 and the two shoulder straps 06 to the front through the slots 29 . (Frontside of the childseat) 3. Slide the belt loops 32 off of the plastic extensions 30 of the shoulder belt height adjuster 31 . 4. Pull the shoulder pads 05 through the slots 29 to the front. 5. Remove the shoulder pads 05 from the shoulder straps 06 . Refitting the shoulder pads: Simply follow the steps in the opposite order. 10 CAUTION! Never use the child seat without correct installed shoulder pads. 1.Grasp the recline button 10 and move the seat shell 26 downwards into the upright position. CARE INSTRUCTIONS To ensure the full protective effect of the child safety seat: • In the event of an accident with an impact speed above 10 km/h it is possible that the child safety seat may have been damaged, but that the damage may not be immediately obvi ous. In this case the child safety seat must be replaced. Please dispose of it properly. •Regularly check all important parts for damage. Make sure that the mechanical components in particular are all in perfect working order. •To prevent damage, ensure that the child safety seat does not become jammed between hard objects (car door, seat runners etc.). • Always have the child safety seat checked if it has been damaged (e.g. if it is dropped). • Never lubricate or oil parts of the child seat. •In order to properly protect your child, it is imperative that you install and use the DUALFIX exactly as described in this manual. 0 - 18 kg 9 - 18 kg 0~4y DUALFIX User instructions Please observe the waste disposal regulations in your country. 9–18 kg 3) Use is permitted on a rearward-facing vehicle seat (e.g. in a van or minibus) only if the vehicle seat is also approved for use by adults. The seat must not be positioned anywhere where it is in range of an airbag which is being deployed. NEXT CHILD SAFETY SEATS BRITAX EXCELSIOR LIMITED 1 Churchill Way West Andover Hampshire SP10 3UW United Kingdom BRITAX RÖMER Kindersicherheit GmbH Blaubeurer Straße 71 D-89077 Ulm Germany Please be sure to use only genuine BRITAX RÖMER replacement seat covers, as the seat cover is an integral part of the child safety seat which plays an important role in ensuring that the system works properly. Replacement seat covers are available from your retailer. • The child seat must not be used without its cover. • The cover can be removed and washed with a mild detergent using the washing machine‘s cycle for delicate items (30 °C). Please observe the instructions on the washing label of the cover. • The plastic parts can be cleaned using soapy water. Do not use harsh cleaning agents (such as solvents). • The harnesses can be washed in lukewarm soapy water. CAUTION! Check that the harness straps are not twisted and that they have Forward facing MAX-WAY MULTI-TECH 2 Testing and certification in accordance with ECE R 44/04 Group Body weight 1 – 2 9 – 25 kg 1 – 2 9 – 25 kg KIDFIX /KIDFIX SICT 2 – 3 15 – 36 kg KID / KID plus 2 – 3 15 – 36 kg Disposal of packaging Container for cardboard Cover Residual waste, thermal utilisation Plastic parts In accordance with the labelling in the designated container Metal parts Container for metals Harness straps Container for polyester Buckle &latch Residual waste www.britax.eu EDV-Nr. 2000009861 13/03 09 Refitting the Cover: Simply follow the steps in the opposite order. Remedy B 04 G 03 2. Loosen the harness straps as far as possible. 3. Open the harness buckle 07 (press the red button). 4. Slide the headrest 04 to its lowest position. 6. Remove the cover of the headrest 04 . 7. Open the poppers on the left and right of the rear part of the cover. 8. Unhook the elastic seam of the cover under the edge of the seat shell. TIP: Start at the handles on the side and at the upper edge of the seat shell. 9. Pull the cover up and over the bezel of the strap adjuster. 10.Feed out the harness buckle 07 and the end of the strap from the cover. 11.Pull the cover upwards a little and then put it with the cutout over the headrest 04 . Take the time to carefully read through these instructions, and always keep them ready to hand in the designated pocket on the child seat. For the protection of all vehicle occupants: In the case of an emergency stop or an accident, persons or objects which are not properly secured in the car can cause injury to other vehicle occupants. For this reason, please always check that... • the backrests of the vehicle seats are locked (e.g. that the latch on a folding rear seat bench is engaged). • all heavy or sharp-edged objects in the vehicle (e.g. on the parcel shelf) are secured. • all persons in the vehicle have their seatbelts fastened. • the child safety seat is always secured in the car via the ISOFIX anchoring, even when there is no child in the seat. For the protection of your child : • The more snugly the harness fits over your child‘s body, the safer your child will be. • Please do not ever leave your child unattended in the child safety seat in the vehicle. INSTALLATION • Use on the rear seat: Move the front seat forward far enough that your child‘s feet cannot hit the backrest of the front seat (to prevent risk of injury). • The child safety seat can get hot in direct sunshine. Caution: Children‘s skin is delicate and could be injured as a result. Protect the child seat against intensive direct sunlight when it is not currently in use. • Only allow your child to enter and exit the vehicle on the pavement side. • Make stops during longer journeys to give your child an opportunity to run about and play. To protect your vehicle: Some vehicle seat coverings made of more delicate materials (e.g. velour, leather, etc.) may develop wear marks when child seats are used. For optimum protection of your seat covers, we recommend using the BRITAX RÖMER Car Seat Protector, which is available from our range of accessories. 11 19 18 14 Preparatory work 01 02 16 1. If your vehicle is not equipped with the ISOFIX insert guides as standard, clip the two insert guides 02 which are included with the seat* with the cut-out facing upwards onto the two ISOFIX attachment points 01 of your vehicle. TIP: The ISOFIX attachment points are located between the surface and the backrest of the vehicle seat. 2. Move the head restraint on the vehicle seat to the upper position. 17 12 1. Pull the grey fabric loop 11 to pull out both locking arms 12 . 2. Place the child seat in the direction of travel rearward-facing on the vehicle seat. * The insert guides make it easier to install the child safety seat with the aid of the ISOFIX attachment points and prevent damage to the seat covering. When not in use, they should be removed and stored in a safe place. On vehicles with a folding backrest the insert guides must be removed before the backrest is folded. Any problems which occur are usually caused by dirt or foreign objects on the insert guides and on the hooks. Clean off any dirt or foreign objects to remedy this type of problem. 12 3. both sides. The green ISOFIX indicators 14 must now be visible on both sides. CAUTION! The locking arms are only correctly engaged if both of the ISOFIX indicators 14 are completely green. SECURING YOUR CHILD 04 06 4. Push the child seat with a substantial amount of force as far back as it will go. 07 21 22 ensures optimal protection for your child in the safety seat: The headrest 04 must be adjusted so that the shoulder straps 06 are at the same level as your child’s shoulders or slightly above. The shoulder straps 06 must run at shoulder height or a little above the height of the child’s shoulders. ►The ► shoulder straps 06 must not run behind the back of the child or at ear height or above the ears. For the safety of your child, before every journey in the car check that... 9.Follow the steps in the section „SECURING YOUR CHILD“. B) 10 20 23 10 23 09 12. Open the harness buckle 07 (press red button) 13. Press the adjusting button 08 and at the same time pull both shoulder straps 06 forwards. Do not pull on the shoulder pads 05 . 14. Have your child sit down in the child seat. 15. Guide the two buckle latches 21 together and engage them before putting them into the harness buckle 07 - this should make a clicking noise. 16.Pull on the adjustment strap 09 until the harness lies flat and is close against your child‘s body. CAUTION! Pull out the adjusting strap to the front. CAUTION! The hip straps 22 must be positioned as low as possible over your child‘s hips. • the child seat is engaged on both sides with the ISOFIX locking arms 12 in the ISOFIX attachment points 01 and that both ISOFIX indicators 14 are completely green; • the child seat is securely fastened; • the support leg is firmly on the vehicle floor and the support leg indicator 19 is green; • the straps of the child seat are close to the body without constricting the child; • the shoulder straps 06 are correctly adjusted and the straps are not twisted; • the shoulder pads 05 are in the right position on your child‘s body; • the buckle latches 21 are engaged in the harness buckle 07 . CAUTION! If your child attempts to open the ISOFIX release buttons 13 or the harness buckle 07 , make sure to stop at the earliest opportunity. Check that the child safety seat is correctly attached and make sure that your child is properly secured. Teach your child about the dangers involved. Your car seat is now fully installed 10 07 10. Pull the adjusting ring 24 of the headrest 04 upwards. 11. Move the headrest 04 to the correct shoulder strap height and check that it is properly engaged by lightly sliding the head rest 04 downwards. 8. Shake the child safety seat to make sure it is safely attached and re-check to the ISOFIX indicators 14 to make sure that both of them are completely green. ROTATION FUNCTION + CHANGE GROUPS 06 07 06 04 7.The support leg indicator 19 must be completly green CAUTION! The support leg 17 must never be suspended in midair or supported by other objects. Also ensure that the support leg 17 does not raise the DUALFIX base 16 from the car seat surface. A) 05 08 A correctly adjusted headrest 04 5.Pull the support leg 17 as far away from the back of the child seat as possible. 6.Push both adjustment buttons 18 and pull out the support leg 17 until it rests firmly on the floor of the vehicle. RECLINE POSITIONS INFANT INSERT 24 14 02 The DUALFIX can be put into multiple different positions. You can change the recline position while the child is installed in the car seat. The most recline position gives your child the most comfort for sleeping. For younger children from 0-6 months use the seat in its most recline position with the infant insert to ensure your child spine is supported whilst sleeping. To change the positions grasp the recline button 10 and push the seat into the desired position. The infant insert can be used for children between 0 - 6 months. The infant insert ensures your baby´s spine is supported during travel. Installation of the infant insert: 1. Place the infant insert into the child seat and lay both shoulder straps 06 over the infant insert 2. Slide the harness buckle 07 and the crotch pad through the opening of the infant insert. CAUTION! Make sure that your child is always securely fastened. Removing the child seat with ISOFIX 1.Push both adjustment buttons 18 and slide the lower section of the support leg 17 into the upper section until it is fully stored. Release the adjustment buttons 18 to fix it in its storred position 2.Push the green ISOFIX indicator 14 and the red release button 13 on the two locking arms 12 towards each other. The locking arms 12 release. 3.Slide the ISOFIX locking arms 12 back into the seat shell 26 → A rattling noise is produced when the locking arms are pushed back in. TIP: The locking arms are protected against damage when they are pushed back into the seat base. CAUTION! Remove the child safety seat from the vehicle.The child safety seat must never be transported in the car if it is not properly secured. The DUALFIX has a grey safety button 20 which must be pressed when changing between group 0+ and group 1. The grey safety button 20 prevents that the child seat is used by mistake in the wrong group for your child. A) To change from rearward facing to forward facing: B) To change from forward facing to rearward facing: 1. Grasp the recline button 10 and press the child seat whilst pressing the grey safety button 20 into the most upright position. 2. Press the grey rotation button 23 and turn the seat into the direction of travel. 1.Grasp the recline button 10 and press the child seat into the most upright position 2.Press the grey rotation button 23 and turn the seat against the direction of travel --> now the child seat is in the mode for group 1 (9-18 kg) rearward facing If you want to use the child seat in group 0+ (0-13 kg) rearward facing: Grasp the recline button 10 and press the child seat whilst pressing the grey safety button 20 into the most reclined position CAUTION! Before every journey: make sure that the child seat is in the right group and configuration for your child CAUTION! Before every journey: make sure that the rotating part of the child seat is fully engaged by trying to turn the seat around in both directions. CAUTION! Do not use the child seat forward facing when your child is below 9 kg.