Compulsory child restraints Guidance at a glance Weight range Baby Safe Plus Up to 13kgs Baby Safe ISOfix* Up to 13kgs 9kgs to Lord Plus 18kgs Duo Plus ISOfix* 9kgs to 18kgs Kid 15kgs to 36kgs Horizon 15kgs to 36kgs Hi-Liner** 15kgs to 36kgs Product Age range (approximate) Birth to 9 – 12 months Birth to 9 – 12 months 9 months to 4 years 9 months to 4 years 4 years to 11 years 4 years to 11 years 4 years to 11 years Price (£) (inc. VAT)† 90.00 FINIS code 1448160 239.49 1448164 105.00 1441484 190.00 1448154 80.00 1441487 17.50 1343648 55.00 1439213 †VAT on child safety seats is 5%. *An ISOfix bracket is required if fitting this seat into new Focus (£15.00 inc. VAT, FINIS code 1357238) or Focus C-MAX (£15.00 inc. VAT, FINIS code 1332664). **Fabric shown may vary. Children are still killed in car accidents because they are not properly restrained. You can best protect your children by putting them in a properly fitted child car seat which is appropriate for their weight and size. Why second hand seats are not good enough It’s a fact that 28% of child seats are purchased second hand, with boot sales being the prime source, even though in some cases the fitting instructions or vital parts are missing. You are therefore strongly advised that it is a risk to your child if you do not buy a new, approved child seat. You can never be sure how the seat has been used or if it has been involved in an accident, perhaps sustaining invisible crash damage. Be sure to always replace child seats after an accident, because as every responsible parent knows, there can be no compromise when it comes to the safety of their children. For further advice on child seats and the law, please see the following websites: www.britax.co.uk www.dft.gov.uk Facts: www.rospa.com a In 2004, 24 children aged 0-11 were killed and 372 seriously injured in cars a Of this group the number of 0-4s killed was 15, 123 seriously injured and 2,077 were slightly injured in cars a In 2004, a survey conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory showed that 5% of 0-4 year olds were not restrained in any way in the rear of cars a The morning and afternoon school runs are peak times for accidents involving children a Even at low speeds, having your child in an incorrectly fitted seat could increase their risk of injury a Children aren’t big enough to travel without a child seat of some sort until they are 4ft 6ins tall. Until then, an adult seat belt will not fit correctly or safely Child seat legislation Designed and produced by Marketing International. Published by Ford Customer Service Division, Ford Motor Company Limited, Eagle Way, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BW. Registered in England No. 235446. 7602/Mi. August 2006. © Ford Motor Company Limited. www.ford.co.uk Descriptions, illustrations and specifications. This leaflet was correct at the time of going to print. However, due to the continuous nature of product development, the right is reserved to change specifications of the items illustrated and described in this publication at any time. E and OE. The new law Feel the difference New child restraint legislation Most parents would agree that their most important possession is their child. You will be glad to know therefore, that following tests and fact gathering, the law on using child restraints in cars and light goods vehicles has changed, allowing for further protection and safety. The law change states that all children have to use a restraint appropriate for their size, and can no longer use an adult seat belt alone in the front or rear seats if under a certain height. The new legislation, enforced in September 2006, states: a All children under 3 years old must use an appropriate child restraint when travelling in a car or goods vehicle (except in a taxi if a child seat is not available) a Children aged 3 years or more and up to 135cms (4ft 5ins) in height, must use a child restraint appropriate for their size when travelling in cars or goods vehicles fitted with seat belts (few exceptions are permitted) a Rear-facing baby seats must not be used in seats with an active front airbag a All child restraints must conform to modern safety standards, meaning UN-ECE Regulation 44.04 from May 2008 a All occupants of cars and goods vehicles must use seat belts, where provided, and the number of people carried in such vehicles must not exceed the number of seats available fitted with seat belts or child restraints (to apply from May 2009) Abide by the new law – know your child seats To guarantee our customers the highest level of protection, Ford supply child restraints from Britax – the market leader in its field and a brand you can fully trust. And to make life easy for you, you can make your legal choice of restraint from the list below: Baby Safe Plus / Baby Safe ISOfix* Baby Safe Plus is for babies weighing up to 13kgs (birth to 9-12 months), or until they can support their own head. It faces rearwards and fits into the front or rear of the car with a seat belt. It should never be used in a seat that is protected with an active front airbag. Baby Safe Plus / Baby Safe ISOfix Lord Plus Duo Plus ISOfix Kid Horizon Hi-Liner Baby Safe ISOfix is as Baby Safe Plus but with ISOfix mounting. Lord Plus / Duo Plus ISOfix* These child car seats are for children weighing between 9 and 18kgs (aged 9 months to about 4 years) and have their own straps. They face forwards and can be fitted in the front or rear of the car with a seat belt. Kid / Horizon / Hi-Liner These forward-facing booster seats are for children weighing between 15 and 36kgs and can be used in the front or rear of the car. The Kid and Hi-Liner have adjustable headrests so you can increase the height as your child grows. The seats lift the child and position the adult lap and diagonal seat belt correctly across both their pelvis and shoulder. Vehicle must have ISOfix fittings for these seats*. It is anticipated that this new legislation will prevent around 2000 child deaths and injuries per year. When the new seat belt laws were enforced a few years back, a lot of people didn’t make provisions until the last minute. As a result of this, it was almost impossible to find retailers with any stock. Don’t be caught out this time; Act now and speak to your local Ford dealer about child restraints – don’t put your children at risk and don’t make illegal journeys. Fabric may vary to that shown above.