Rapido Fix Car Seat
Rapido Fix Car Seat
Groups 2+3 child car seat
This product conforms to ECE R44.04
Group 2+3 child car seat.
Suitable for children from 15kg to 36kg (approx 4 to 12 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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Notices
1. The child car seat must only be used in vehicles which are fitted with a three point
seat belt 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 void the warranty: 1) Any
modifications or change of use of the child car seat that have not been authorised
or advised by the manufacturer. 2) 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.
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 very tired.
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.
Which is the safest passenger seat to fit your child car seat to?
THE CENTRE REAR PASSENGER SEAT
If your centre rear passenger seat is fitted with a three point seat belt system 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)
- 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 seat belt system.
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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: Ensure that the child car seat is secured to the car seat at all times - even
when not in use.
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 the car seatbelt is 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 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 seatbelt or harness is worn low down, so
that the pelvis is firmly engaged.
Warning: Make sure that ALL the passengers in your vehicle have their seat belts
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 lap and diagonal seat belt (and harness if fitted) must be used at all times
when your child is in the child car seat.
Warning: Make sure that there are no twists in the seatbelt.
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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.
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.
Second Hand or Damaged Child Car Seats and Seat belts
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 seat belts 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 it should. At the very
least send the child car seat to the manufacturers for inspection, together with the
incident report.
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.
Contents
Welcome
Parts checklist
Positioning the seat
Preparing the ISOFIX stability connectors
Installing the child seat - using ISOFIX system
Installing the child seat - using seat belt
Reclining position
Removing the car seat
Removing and replacing the cover
Maintenance and cleaning
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Rapido Fix child 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.
Parts checklist
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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1
Backrest
2
Armrest
3
Unlock stability fix/
sleeping position
4
Backrest adjust button
5
Shoulder belt guide
6
Seat shell
7
Lap belt guide
8
Recline block
9
Instructions storage
compartment
10
ISOFIX release button
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ISOFIX connectors
Positioning the seat
A
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).
B
The child car seat can be secured in
a forward-facing position in the rear
seats of the vehicle by using the existing
seat belts. However, on some seats, if
the installation is not properly secured,
we suggest you try another seat in your
vehicle.
Although not recommended, the child
car seat can be used on a passenger
side front seat, so long as there is no
active airbag.
WARNING: Never use in a seat with an
active airbag.
Preparing the ISOFIX stability connectors
A
B
A
C
Place the seat face down so you can see the base.
Pull the release handle (A) and at the same time pull out the recline block (B).
Rotate the connectors (C) into position, then pull handle (A) and push the recline
block (B) back in.
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Installing the child seat - using ISOFIX system
For vehicles equipped with ISOFIX points,
then we advise they are used.
A
B
If you are not sure if you have ISOFIX
points, feel between the joint of the
passenger seat back and passenger
seat base (A) and feel for 2 metal
brackets similar to (B). If unsure or in
any doubt then consult your vehicle
manufacturer.
Position the child car seat on the
selected passenger seat and slide the
child car seat back till the connectors
lock onto the ISOFIX points in your
vehicle.
IMPORTANT: Ensure both ISOFIX
connectors ‘CLICK’ audibly into place
and the lock indicator (C) has turned
GREEN. Pull the child car seat forward
to check the ISOFIX system is locked
in place.
D
click
Pull the release handle (D) and push the
child car seat tight into the passenger
seat so that it makes contact with the
passenger seatback.
C
Slot the vehicle seat belt’s shoulder strap
through the shoulder guide (E) and the
waist strap under the armrest (F).
E
If your vehicle does not have ISOFIX
points then do not worry, you can use
the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
car seat.
F
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Installing the child seat - using ISOFIX system (continued)
click
Place the child in the child car seat. Lock the vehicle seat belt into the buckle ensuring
it clicks into place.
Note: Make sure the seat belt is not twisted.
Note: The lap belt should be worn low over the hips.
Make sure the lap belt passes under the armrests through the lap belt guides and
that the shoulder belt passes diagonally through the shoulder belt guide and over the
armrest nearest to the seat belt buckle.
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Installing the child seat - using ISOFIX system (continued)
Adjust the child car seat to the correct
height by pushing the backrest adjusting
button and moving the backrest up or
down to the desired height.
H
G
I
When adjusting the backrest, ensure the correct height is found.
(G) The backrest is the correct height.
(H) The backrest is too low.
(I) The backrest is too high.
Ensure the vehicle seat belt is positioned
in the arc between (J) and (K), failure
to do so may result in the seat belt
laying incorrectly across your child and
reducing the safety of the seat.
K
ATTENTION: The child car seat should
always be either strapped in using the
vehicle’s seat belt or locked in place
using the ISOFIX system, whether a child
is seated in the child seat or not.
J
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Installing the child seat - using seat belt
Ensure the ISOFIX connectors are folded
away (if they are not then reverse
the steps under “Preparing the ISOFIX
stability connectors“)
A
Place the child car seat on a suitable
passenger seat. Push the child car seat
firmly back into the passenger seat. Slot
the vehicle seat belt’s shoulder strap
through the shoulder guide (A) and the
waist strap under the armrest (B).
B
click
Place the child in the child car seat. Lock the vehicle seat belt into the buckle ensuring
it clicks into place.
Note: Make sure the seat belt is not twisted.
Note: The lap belt should be worn low over the hips.
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Installing the child seat - using seat belt (continued)
Make sure the lap belt passes under the armrests through the lap belt guides and
that the shoulder belt passes diagonally through the shoulder belt guide and over the
armrest nearest to the seat belt buckle.
Adjust the child car seat to the correct
height by pushing the backrest adjusting
button and moving the backrest up or
down to the desired height.
C
D
E
When adjusting the backrest, ensure the correct height is found.
(C) The backrest is the correct height.
(D) The backrest is too low.
(E) The backrest is too high.
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Installing the child seat - using seat belt (continued)
Ensure the vehicle seat belt is positioned
in the arc between (F) and (G), failure
to do so may result in the seat belt
laying incorrectly across your child and
reducing the safety of the seat.
G
ATTENTION: The child car seat should
always be either strapped in using the
vehicle’s seat belt or locked in place
using the ISOFIX system, whether a child
is seated in the child seat or not.
F
Reclining position
B
A
Pull the realease handle (A) and at the same time pull out the recline block (B).
NOTE: DO NOT adjust the child car seat whilst a child is seated in it.
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Reclining position (continued)
C
D
(C) Normal, seated position.
(D) Reclined, reclining position.
Removing the child car seat
Remove the vehicle seat belt from the
belt guides.
If your vehicle does not have an ISOFIX
system then you can now remove the
child car seat, otherwise follow the step
below.
To remove the ISOFIX connectors,
push the small red buttons (A) on the
connectors and whilst keeping both
buttons pressed in, pull back the release
buttons (B) and pull the child car seat
out.
A
B
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Removing and replacing the cover
WARNING: The cover is a safety feature.
Never use the child car seat without it.
A
Remove the seat base cover by
unfastening the two press studs (A)
along the back edge of the base and
cover pulling the cover forward and off.
Remove the seat backrest cover by
holding the bottom edge of the cover,
pulling up and off (B).
B
Remove the small seat back cover by
unhooking the elastic loops, starting at
the top.
C
To refit the cover, follow the steps above in reverse (C, B, A).
Starting with the small back cover attach it to the shell using the elastic (C).
Slide the backrest cover over the backrest attach the Velcro® tabs and feed the
plastic edging on the cover into the grooves around the edge of the shell (B).
Finally slide the seat base cover (A) on, attach the two press studs tabs and
feed the plastic edging on the cover into the grooves along the front edge of the shell.
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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.
Covers
1) The seat cover is easily removable and should be handwashed 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 MyChild certified parts. 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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