Vela AP/APS
Vela AP/APS
Convertible Car Seat
To be used only in a rearward-facing position
until the infant’s shoulders either reach the lower
shoulder height marker (approx. 12 months of age)
or reach the middle height marker (approx. 2 to 3
years of age). Then to be used in a forward-facing
position until the child’s shoulders reach the upper
shoulder height marker (approx. 4 years of age).
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE
PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT.
Styles and designs may vary.
QUICK START INSTALLATION
rearward-facing using seatbelt
Newborn up
to 30 months
PUSH
HIGH
release
elastics
SWING UP
PULL
CLICK
2
PUSH
QUICK START INSTALLATION
(12 months,
forward-facing using seatbelt Toddler
approx) up to 4 years
PUSH
SELECT:
‘LOW’
‘MID’
‘HIGH’
CLICK
PULL
PUSH
3
QUICK START INSTALLATION
rearward-facing using ISOGO
Newborn up to
30 months
PUSH
HIGH
SWING UP
CLICK!
BOTH SIDES
Press the child restraint firmly
down into the vehicle seat whilst
pulling on the ISOGO straps.
This will help to achieve majority
GREEN indication.
4
PUSH
PUSH
PULL
Ensure to pull loose end parallel
to the belt strap until you get a
majority GREEN indication.
PULL
tip: Always check for GREEN at eye level.
Attach top tether strap
5
QUICK START INSTALLATION
forward-facing using ISOGO
PUSH
Toddler (12 months,
approx) up to 4 years
SELECT:
‘LOW’
‘MID’
‘HIGH’
CLICK!
BOTH SIDES
Press the child restraint firmly
down into the vehicle seat whilst
pulling on the ISOGO straps.
This will help to achieve majority
GREEN indication.
PUSH
PULL
6
Ensure to pull loose end parallel
to the belt strap until you get a
majority GREEN indication.
PULL
tip: Always check for GREEN at eye level.
Attach top tether strap
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Table of Contents
Quick start installation ................................................................................. 2 - 7
Contents ......................................................................................................... 8
Introductions ................................................................................................. 9
Warnings ................................................................................................ 10 - 12
Vehicle Information
Correct rearward-facing vehicle position .........................................................13
Correct forward-facing vehicle position .......................................................... 14
Anchor fitting location .................................................................................... 15
Anchor fitting installation ......................................................................... 16 - 18
Angle adjustment ......................................................................................... 19
Parts list ................................................................................................. 20 - 21
Transition period from infant to toddler use .............................................. 22 - 23
Installation
Configuring harness straps ............................................................................ 24
Adjust headrest height ................................................................................ 25
Base adjust ................................................................................................. 25
To fasten buckle assembly .......................................................................... 26
Adjusting top tether strap ............................................................................. 27
Rearward-facing installation using seatbelt .................................................. 28
Forward-facing installation using seatbelt ...................................................... 29
Rearward-facing installation using ISOGO ............................................... 30 - 31
Forward-facing installation using ISOGO ................................................. 32 - 33
Next seat for your child ................................................................................. 34
Care & maintenance
Cleaning instructions for buckle ................................................................... 35
Care instructions ......................................................................................... 36
Removing trim for cleaning ............................................................................ 36
Removing accessories for cleaning ............................................................... 37
Notes ........................................................................................................... 38
Guarantee .................................................................................................... 39
Customer service .......................................................................................... 40
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Dear customer,
Congratulations on
the purchase of your
brand new Maxi-Cosi car seat,
we hope you and your little one
will have plenty of hours of fun together!
Lifetime
warranty
Our car seats are produced with the greatest care and craftmanship
backed by a Lifetime Warranty (10 years on the seat & 3 years on the trim,
from the date of purchase, provided that the product is used in accordance
with accompanying recommendations or instructions where provided).
In the event of a car accident, your Maxi-Cosi child restraint may have unseen
damage from crash forces. The Maxi-Cosi Accident Exchange Service offers
new for old Maxi-Cosi child restraint replacement in the event of a serious
accident (where a police report is required), giving you peace of mind knowing
your child is correctly protected.
So there is nothing for you to worry about, just sit back and enjoy the ride
where ever it may take you.
We would love to hear from you!
Nothing makes us happier and encourages us to continue developing
the very best products available than hearing how it helped you
enjoy your time together, on the go.
Feel free to share your story on our Facebook page or our website.
Enjoy your ride,
The Maxi-Cosi Team
Need assistance?
Call our Customer Service Centre: 1300 809 526
Monday to Friday (8:30am-5:00pm AEST)
or send an email: [email protected]
www.maxi-cosi.com.au
maxicosi.australia
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WARNINGS
Read and follow all of the installation instructions for maximum
protection. If you have any questions regarding the installation or use
of this restraint, please contact Dorel Australia or agent, or a child
restraint fitting station authorised by the relevant transport authority,
or in New Zealand, to consult the agent for the vehicle.
•To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the infant’s shoulders
reach the lower shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age)
or reach the middle height marker (approximately 2 to 3 years of age).
Then to be used in a forward-facing position until the child’s shoulders
reach the upper shoulder height marker (approximately 4 years of age).
•Continue to use this child restraint until the child reaches this limit.
•Do not use forward facing until child’s shoulders are above the lower
shoulder height marker.
•Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
•Children are at risk of serious injury if they move to booster seats too
early.
•Children who have outgrown this restraint are safest in a larger child
restraint with an in-built harness or a booster seat until their shoulders
reach the upper shoulder height marker of the restraint.
GENERAL
•Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
•Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo the
buckles.
•DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
•Do not alter or modify this restraint.
•Repairs must only be done by the manufacturers or agent.
•Do not allow the restraint to come into contact with polishes, oils, bleach
and other chemicals.
•Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no damage is
visible
•DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
•To ensure infant’s back is evenly supported, do not put more than one
nappy on the baby and make sure the nappy is not thickly folded at the
back.
•DO NOT USE A REAR- FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG
IS FITTED IN FRONT OF THE SEATING POSITION.
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WARNINGS
•Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
•Fit the harness firmly to the child.
•A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
•Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled. Any blanket
or wrap must only be placed over the harness and infant.
•Seatbelt extenders are not recommended to be used if the seatbelt is
not long enough to secure the child restraint. If seatbelts are too short
then advice should be sought from a child restraint fitter and their
recommendation be considered before using a seatbelt extender.
•Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap. Do not use the child
restraint where this strap may fall into a split in the seat back or off the
side of the seat.
•Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap to prevent it hanging
out of the car or being accessible by the child.
•ALWAYS ATTACH HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK.
•THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WHERE THE TOP TETHER
STRAP MAY FALL INTO A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK OR OFF THE SIDE
OF THE SEAT.
•THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE ATTACHED TO A CHILD RESTRAINT
UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT IN THE CAR. REFER TO CAR OWNER’S
HANDBOOK FOR LOCATION OF UPPER ANCHORAGE POINTS. REFER
TO A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION IF NO UPPER ANCHORAGE
POINTS ARE IN THE MOTOR CAR.
•Always check the measurements between the front of the seat back of
the rear seat and all front seats in the car in which the child restraint is
intended to be used, to ensure that the space is sufficient.
•Care and attention be given to ventilation and shading of the occupant.
•TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH/LAP-ONLY SEATBELT OR ISOFIX LOW
ANCHORAGES IN THE FRONT/BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD
FACING SEATS.
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WARNINGS
•The use of child restraints in the front seat may be restricted for children
of specific ages by local legislation. Please check with your local
legislation regarding any restriction for child restraint. If a car has two or
more rows of seats, children under four must not travel in the front seat.
If all seats, other than the front seats, are being used by children under
seven years, children aged between four and six years (inclusive) may
travel in the front seat, provided they use an approved child restraint or
booster seat.
•Use of aftermarket accessories (i.e. items not provided in the box with the
child restraint), can reduce the safety provided by child restraint and may
cause injury or death. For approved aftermarket accessories please refer
to page 15.
•Please contact Dorel Australia Customer Service with any questions or
concerns.
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Vehicle information
Correct rearward-facing vehicle position
Some seating positions in your vehicle may NOT be safe for this safety
seat. Some vehicles do not have any seating positions that can be used
safely with the seat.
If you are not sure where to place the infant seat in your vehicle, consult
your vehicle’s owner’s handbook.
Vehicle Seat Location Requirements
Children are safer when properly restrained in rear vehicle seating positions.
Whenever possible, secure the infant seat in the centre position of the seat
directly behind the front seats.
CORRECT USE
CORRECT USE
450mm
600mm
WARNINGS
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE SAFETY SEAT INCREASES THE
RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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Vehicle information
Correct forward-facing vehicle position
CORRECT USE
CORRECT USE
INCORRECT USE
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Vehicle information
Location of anchor fitting
NOTE:
•The anchor point can be found in different locations in different cars. The
diagram above shows possible locations of anchor points. Sometimes it
is on the parcel shelf in sedans, and on the floor area in station wagons,
vans and hatchbacks. Make sure that you do not confuse the luggage hook
in the back of a station wagon with anchor points. Refer to your owner’s
manual.
•An extension strap may be needed for vehicles without a fixed parcel shelf.
Extension straps and extra fittings are available from various stores.
Extension straps 300mm ref no. 014398
Extension straps 600mm ref no. 014399
Anchor bolt kit ref no. 014354
Locking clip ref no. 014401
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Vehicle information
Anchorage fitting installation
Child restraints must be used correctly to provide proper protection for your
child. The anchorage system on child restraints must be used in the correct
way.
CORRECT
Make sure there is no slack in the top strap and the attachment clip is
upright in the anchorage fitting.
INCORRECT
The clip must not lie flat on the anchorage fitting.
INSTALLATION
Figure 1.
Anchorages in
vertical panel at
rear of vehicle
Figure 2.
Floor mounted
anchorages
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CORRECT
INCORRECT
Make sure there is no
slack in the top strap
and the attachment
clip is upright in the
anchorage fitting.
The clip must not
lie flat on the
anchorage fitting.
Vehicle information
Upper anchorage fitting installation
Front of vehicle
Attachment bolt
Anchor fitting
Remove the thread plug from the parcel shelf/
floor/roof and install the attachment bolt as
shown in Figure 1.
Spacer(s)
(if required)
Vehicle trim
Vehicle metal
structure
FOR CARS FITTED WITH A CHILD
RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT
Locate the upper anchorage point behind the
rear seating position (consult the car owner’s
handbook for the location of the upper
anchorage point).
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FOR SEDANS ONLY:
200mm
min.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE
ATTACHMENT BOLT. OVERTIGHTENING
MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK BOLT.
MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 Nm.
FOR CARS NOT FITTED WITH A CHILD
RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT
Centre line of
seating position
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Attachment bolt
For vehicles other than sedans
In Australia, consult your nearest child
restraint fitting station or traffic authority
for vehicle inspection to find the best,
correct position for the placement of the
upper anchorage point, and for the correct
attachment bolt length and use of spacers.
In New Zealand, consult the agent for the
vehicle.
Anchor fitting
Spacer(s)
(if required)
Vehicle trim
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer
Lock washer
Nut
For sedans only
Drill a 9mm diameter hole in the parcel shelf
on the centre-line of the seating position as
shown in Figure 2. Install the anchor bolt
as shown in Figure 3. It is recommended
that this installation be carried out by a child
restraint fitting station or licenced motor
mechanic.
3
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Vehicle information
Upper anchorage fitting installation (cont’d)
WARNINGS
CHILD RESTRAINTS MUST NOT BE ATTACHED TO UNSOUND METAL
OR TO WOOD OR SYNTHETIC STRUCTURES. WHEN DRILLING THE
9mm HOLE DO NOT DRILL THROUGH FUEL LINES, FUEL TANKS,
ELECTRICAL WIRING, OR RADIO SPEAKERS. WEBBING STRAPS
MUST BE PROTECTED FROM SHARP CORNERS AND EDGES.
THE ANCHOR FITTING MUST BE USED ONLY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IT MUST NOT BE HOOKED ONTO ANY OTHER OBJECT.
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Check Before Installation
Angle adjustment
Position seat ensuring that the angle is
no greater than 40˚ from horizontal plane.
40˚
Angular adjustment is achieved by
adjusting the base. Refer to page 25
for base adjustment.
Front of vehicle
WARNINGS
•DO NOT install convertible child restraints excessively reclined,
ensure the angle is no greater than 40°.
•DO NOT adjust harness or tether strap hardware such that it sits too
close to the occupant.
•Ensure that correct seatbelt path is used and that the restraint is
installed in the correct direction for rearward facing application.
Refer to page 28.
•DO NOT wrap baby in a blanket or swaddled as infant can be ejected
and killed in an accident.
•Ensure the harness fits the baby firmly.
•Ensure that any blanket or other covering may only be placed over
the harness after the harness is adjusted firmly.
•The infant’s legs are not be bound or wrapped together and the arms
are not bound or wrapped together.
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Parts list
6
7
1
8
2
9
3
11
4
12
10
5
13
1 Stabilising arm cover
2 Stabilising arm
3 Harness release lever
(under flap)
4 Base adjustment button
(three positions)
5 Harness tightening strap
6 Air protect cell (x2)
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7 Shoulder height markers (x3)
8 Belt mates (x2)
9 Harness straps
10 Infant insert
11Buckle
12 Buckle cover
13 Base
Parts list
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15
19
17
20
21
22
16
18
23
25
26
24
14 Headrest adjusters
15Adjustable headrest
16ISOGO lower connector
storage point (x2)
17 Tension indicator (x2)
18ISOGO lower connectors (x2)
(under cover)
19Top tether strap
20Top tether strap adjuster
21Top tether hook
22Anchor kit
23Storage pocket
(instruction manual & excess
top tether strap webbing)
24Splitter plate
25Rearward facing belt path
26Forward facing belt path
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2. M
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REARWARD FACING BELT PATH
Ref 000000
REARWARD-FACING
BELT PATH
CING BELT BATH O
NLY
FORWARD-FACING
BELT PATH
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BELOW THIS LINE
Transition
period
fromBE
infant to toddler use
SHOULDERS
MUST
2
ABOVE THIS LINE
1.
2.
3.
MUST BE REAR FACING WHEN
SHOULDERS BELOW THIS LINE
3
SHOULDERS BELOW THIS LINE WHEN
4
HEADREST AT HIGHEST POSITION
1. Upper height marker
SHOULDERS ABOVE THIS LINE WHEN
SHOULDERS BELOW THIS LINE WHEN
HEADREST
HEADREST AT
AT LOWEST
HIGHEST POSITION
POSITION
NO
BOOSTER USE IFMUST
SHOULDERS
SHOULDERS
BE
NOTE:
2010-2013
Forward-Facing
For toddler use up to approx 4 years
old or when the child’s shoulders
5
reach the shoulder height marker at
which point you must move to the
next car seat.
1
You can turn the restraint from rearward-facing
to forward-facing anytime once
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BELOW
THIS
LINE
your child’s
shoulders
the lower height marker.
BELOW
THISreach
LINE
2. Middle height marker
SHOULDERS MUST BE
MUST BE FORWARD FACING WHEN
ABOVE THIS LINE
SHOULDERS ABOVE THIS LINE
3. Lower height marker
MUST BE REAR FACING WHEN
SHOULDERS BELOW THIS LINE
Rearward-Facing
For toddler use up to approx 30
2
months
old or when the child’s
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shoulders
reach the shoulder height
marker at which point you must turn
the seat forward-facing
Rearward-Facing
Newborn up to approx 12 months
or till the child’s shoulders reach the
height
marker at which point you can
3
continue to use rearward-facing till
the middle height marker or turn the
car seat forward-facing.
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Transition period from infant to toddler use
(cont’d)
WARNINGS
•Continue to use this child restraint until the child reaches this limit.
•Do not use forward facing until child’s shoulders are above the lower
shoulder height marker.
•Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
•Children are at risk of serious injury if they move to booster seats too
early.
•Children who have outgrown this restraint are safest in a larger child
restraint with an in-built harness or a booster seat until their shoulders
reach the upper shoulder height marker of the restraint.
•The child restraint is unsuitable for the occupant when the shoulders are
below the lower marker or above the upper marker. The child needs to be
moved into the next form of child restraint (booster seat) when they reach
the top shoulder height marker.
NOTE :
• If the baby’s neck muscles are unable to support their head, then
the child should remain rear facing.
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Installation
Preparing infant seat to fit your child
You MUST make these adjustments with your child before you install
the child restraint in the vehicle. Please adjust harness according to
the infant’s shoulder height prior to installation.
Configuring the harness straps
for correct child fitment
1. Lift the harness release lever at the front of
PULL
seat.
2. Pull the shoulder strap to loosen
3. Press red button to release buckle assembly
for ease of child fitment. Pull harness straps
over sides of infant seat. Place child in seat.
LIFT
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE HARNESS ADJUSTER IS FREE FROM ANY
OBSTRUCTIONS TO AVOID HARNESS STRAPS LOOSENING.
REARWARD-FACING
(Newborn to approximately 30 months)
Shoulder
stra p
Strap can
be next
slot above
Child
Shoulder s
Strap cannot
be more than
25mm below
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The shoulder straps must be in the slots which
are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not
lower than the child’s shoulders.
FORWARD-FACING
(12 months to 4 years)
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which
are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not
more than 25 mm below the child’s shoulders.
Installation
Preparing infant seat to fit your child (cont’d)
Adjust headrest height
LIFT
1. Rotate harness height adjustment levers
inward to release. Move headrest to the
proper height and let go to lock into place.
2. Fasten buckle assembly (See Page 26).
Pull the adjuster belt at the front of the seat
until the harness belt lies firmly against the
child.
To adjust the base
1. Push RED button in to
activate base recline
adjustment.
PUSH
2. Select the desired recline
position ‘Low’, ‘Mid’,
or ‘High’.
WARNINGS
• Always adjust the height of the shoulder straps as the child grows.
• Failure to fasten and tighten the harness system correctly can result in serious
injury or death.
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Installation
Preparing infant seat to fit your child
To fasten buckle assembly
Release: Press the red button to release the
buckle.
1.Insert one buckle tongue as shown above
(you will not hear a click).
2.Insert the second buckle tongue as illustrated
CLICK!
above. Now listen for a ‘CLICK’.
3.Remember to always pull up on the harness
straps to make sure buckle is locked tightly.
WARNING
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR
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Installation
Preparing infant seat to fit your car
TO LOOSEN
PUSH
BUTTON
PULL
TO TIGHTEN
PUSH
BUTTON
PULL
Adjusting top tether strap
TO LOOSEN:
Press on the adjuster button with thumb and pull strap back through to
loosen top tether strap using strap which is attached to the seat.
TO TIGHTEN:
Adjust top tether strap and remove slack. Pull loose end of strap to tighten.
NOTE: Store the excess webbing in the pocket provide at the back of
the child restraint.
WARNINGS
CAUTION: CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED OR RESTRAINTS AND TOP
TETHER STRAP DAMAGED BY UNSECURED CARGO IN A COLLISION.
SECURE OR REMOVE HAZARDOUS CARGO BEFORE USING THIS
CHILD RESTRAINT.
Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap to prevent it
hanging out of the car or being accessible by the child.
When not in use, fold hanging tether strap and place in storage pocket
provided.
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Installation
Rearward-facing installation using seatbelt
1. Start by loosening full length of the top
tether.
PUSH
2. Set base in position 3 (High).
HIGH
3. Release elastic bands from front of trim.
4. Swing stabilising arm into position.
5. Place restraint facing rearwards on back
seat of vehicle in line with a top tether
strap anchorage point.
6. Thread the vehicle seat belt through
the BLUE belt path at the bottom
of the restraint and fasten buckle.
SWING UP
CLICK
7. Press the child restraint firmly down into
the vehicle seat and remove belt slack.
PULL
8. Attach the top tether strap to the anchorage
point. Adjust until all the slack is removed.
Ensure Base of seat is not lifted.
NOTE: There is an option to install seat using seat
belt with accessory locking clip. Please see
instructions provided with locking clip for
installation.
WARNING
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR
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PUSH
Installation
Forward-facing installation using seatbelt
NOTE: Before you start installation, adjust the
shoulder straps and headrest to fit your child.
Refer to page 24/25.
1. Adjust the child restraint to the forward
facing position and select desired seat
angle by adjusting the base to (‘LOW’, ‘MID’
or ‘HIGH’).
PUSH
SELECT:
‘LOW’
‘MID’
‘HIGH’
2. Place restraint on back seat of vehicle in
line with a top tether strap anchorage point.
3. Thread the vehicle seat belt through the
back of the seat though the YELLOW
forward-facing belt path.
4. Fasten the buckle.
CLICK
PULL
5. Place one hand on seat and firmly press
the child restraint down into the vehicle
seat and pull on seatbelt to remove slack.
PUSH
6. Attach the top tether strap to the anchorage point. Adjust until all the slack is
removed. Ensure Base of seat is not lifted.
NOTE: If the car seatbelt is not long enough to
secure the child restraint, DO NOT USE
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS.
NOTE: There is an option to install seat using seat belt with accessory locking
clip. Please see instructions provided with locking clip for installation.
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Installation
rearward-facing using ISOGO
Newborn up
to 30 months
Set seat angle to ‘HIGH’
1. Push the red button, located on the front
of the base inwards and set seat angle
to ‘HIGH’.
2. Release elastic bands from front of trim.
3. Swing stabilising bar up into position.
SWING UP
HIGH
Attaching ISOGO lower connectors
1. Release belt to full length by pressing grey
button and pulling adjuster. Repeat for both
sides.
PUSH
2. Locate low anchorage points. You can find
this by looking for the ISOFIX logo located
on the vehicle seat.
& PULL
3. Attach the lower connector on both sides.
Listen for a “click!”
tip: You can move the car seat out of the way to
locate and attach the connectors, then place
back into position before tightening.
IMPORTANT
CLICK!
BOTH SIDES
Do not attach the lower attachment
connectors of two separate child restraints
to the same ISOFIX low anchorages in your
car. Always attach the top tether strap to
the child restraint upper anchorage in your
car. Refer to your owner’s manual.
Child restraint lower attachment connectors and the ISOFIX low
anchorages in your car are designed to withstand only those loads imposed
by a correctly fitted child restraint.
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Installation
Tighten the connector straps
1. Start with the strap on the inside closest to
the centre and remove as much slack out as
possible, then move to the outside strap and
remove as much slack as possible.
PUSH
2. Firmly push child restraint down into the vehicle seat whilst pulling on the ISOGO straps.
PULL
3. Alternate removing the slack from side to side
until you get a firm fitment and achieve
a majority GREEN indication.
tip: Always check for GREEN at eye level.
PULL
+
A good technique is to pull
upwards in the direction of
the belt then push inwards
(in the same motion)
towards the centre of the
seat (through the rearward
facing belt path hole).
+
Ensure to pull loose end
parallel to the belt strap.
CHECK FOR GREEN ONCE CHILD IS SEATED AS THIS CAN CREATE ADDITIONAL
SLACK IN SEAT. REMOVE EXCESS SLACK IF NEEDED.
Attach top tether strap
1. Attach the top tether strap to the top
anchorage point in the vehicle.
2. Ensure there are no twists in the belt,
and adjust until all slack is removed from
top tether.
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Installation
forward-facing using ISOGO
Toddler (12 months,
approx) up to 4 years
Select the desired seat angle
1. Push the red button, located on the front
of the base, inwards to select the desired
seat angle: ‘LOW’, ‘MID’ or ‘HIGH’.
2. Place the car seat in the vehicle, facing
forward.
PUSH
SELECT:
‘LOW’
‘MID’
‘HIGH’
Attaching ISOGO lower connectors
1. Release belt to full length by pressing grey
button and pulling adjuster. Repeat for both
sides.
PUSH
2. Locate low anchorage points. You can find
this by looking for the ISOFIX logo located
on the vehicle seat.
& PULL
3. Attach the lower connector on both sides.
Listen for a “click!”
tip: You can move the car seat out of the way to
locate and attach the connectors, then place
back into position before tightening.
IMPORTANT
CLICK!
BOTH SIDES
Do not attach the lower attachment
connectors of two separate child restraints
to the same ISOFIX low anchorages in your
car. Always attach the top tether strap to
the child restraint upper anchorage in your
car. Refer to your owner’s manual.
Child restraint lower attachment connectors and the ISOFIX low
anchorages in your car are designed to withstand only those loads imposed
by a correctly fitted child restraint.
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Installation
Tighten the connector straps
1. Start with the strap on the inside closest to
the centre and remove as much slack out as
possible, then move to the outside strap and
remove as much slack as possible.
PUSH
2. Firmly push child restraint down into the vehicle seat whilst pulling on the ISOGO straps.
PULL
3. Alternate removing the slack from side to side
until you get a firm fitment and achieve
a majority GREEN indication.
tip: Always check for GREEN at eye level.
PULL
+
A good technique is to pull
upwards in the direction of
the belt then push inwards
(in the same motion)
towards the centre of the
seat (through the rearward
facing belt path hole).
+
Ensure to pull loose end
parallel to the belt strap.
CHECK FOR GREEN ONCE CHILD IS SEATED AS THIS CAN CREATE ADDITIONAL
SLACK IN SEAT. REMOVE EXCESS SLACK IF NEEDED.
Attach top tether strap
1. Attach the top tether strap to the top
anchorage point in the vehicle.
2. Ensure there are no twists in the belt,
and adjust until all slack is removed from
top tether.
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The next seat for your child
option 1: Harnessed forward-facing car seat
To be used only in a forward-facing position by a
child whose shoulders are above the lower shoulder
height marker (approximately 6 months of age) until
the child’s shoulders reach the upper shoulder height
marker (approximately 8 years of age).
option 2: Booster seat
To be used with a lap-sash seatbelt by a child whose
shoulders are above the lower shoulder height
marker (approximately 4 years of age) until the child’s
shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker
(approximately 6 to 8 years of age). Can also be used
with child harness that is approved for use with this
booster seat.
option 3: Larger booster seat
To be used with a lap-sash seatbelt by a child whose
shoulders are above the lower shoulder height
marker (approximately 4 years of age) until the child’s
shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker
(approximately 8 to 10 years of age). Can also be
used with child harness that is approved for use with
this booster seat.*
for more information, visit
www.maxi-cosi.com.au
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Care and maintenance
Cleaning instructions for buckle
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions at all times.
Before removal, ensure you have carefully noted the
way which the various parts are attached to the seat
so as to facilitate reassembly.
Your child car seat is equipped with a buckle
designed to give your child maximum protection
during proper use. When working properly, your
buckle should always fasten with an audible
‘CLICK’.
If sticky liquids (such as baby food, fruit juice, etc.)
get into the buckle it may become sluggish and you
will not hear a ‘CLICK’.
The buckle should be cleaned by following the
steps below.
push metal ro d
into slot
1. F
old seat cover and foam back from buckle,
using a flat edged screwdriver gently lift one end
of rod out releasing crotch buckle. Repeat for
other side.
2. As illustrated place the buckle unit under running
water (40 degrees Celsius). Let the water flow
through the mouth of the buckle for one minute
3. Simultaneously latch and unlatch the tongues
into the buckle several times until a strong
audible click is heard.
4. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click after latching the buckle
several times. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. DO NOT oil any part of the buckle.
6. Allow buckle to dry.
7. Refit crotch buckle ensuring RED button is facing out.
8. Thread the webbings as shown with arrows.
9. Put the 2 metal rods back into the webbing loops and push into the slots.
10.Pull the buckle to make sure that it is fitted properly.
11.If the buckle does not return to original working order, contact Dorel
Australia Customer Service on 1300 809 526
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Care and maintenance
Care instructions
• Seat trim may be removed for cleaning. Don’t forget to remove
the instruction manual.
• Tumble dry 10-15 minutes on low heat.
• Do not dry clean.
• All other surfaces should be cleaned with a mild soap and water.
• Never clean with bleach or spirit-type cleaners.
• Do not use the restraint without the cover.
• Check the webbing for fraying.
TO REMOVE HEADREST TRIM
1. Move headrest to highest position.
2. Unhook velcro from back of the headrest.
3. Pull trim forward and off the headrest.
4. Remove Air Protect cells from headrest cover (x2).
Important: Do not wash air protect cells. Ensure air
protect cells (x2) are removed from the headrest cover
before washing.
TO FIT HEADREST TRIM
1. Move headrest to highest position.
2. Replace Air Protect in headrest cover.
3. From the front of the seat, carefully fit back
onto headrest.
4. Attach velcro and adjust accordingly.
SPLITTER
PLATE
TO REMOVE SEAT TRIMS
1. Loosen harness straps to allow some slack.
2. Undo shoulder straps from the splitter plate
on the back of seat.
3. Pull straps through the front of the seat cover.
4. Remove the 2 plastic clamps on the front
of the seat if fitted.
5. Remove the seat trim from the seat.
TO FIT SEAT TRIM
1. Put the seat trim back on to the seat.
2. Feed the shoulder straps through the cover and attach to splitter plate.
3. Attach the plastic clamps if fitted.
NOTE: ENSURE HARNESS IS NOT TWISTED
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Care and maintenance
Remove accessories for cleaning (Style and design may vary)
TO REMOVE INSERT
To remove the insert, undo the buckle
and pull the insert out.
TO FIT INSERT
Feed the crotch part of the buckle through
the opening slot in the insert.
TO REMOVE BELT MATES
To remove the belt mates, undo the press
studs and remove from the harness straps.
TO FIT BELT MATES
Wrap the belt mates around the harness
straps and attach press studs to secure.
WARNINGS
VERY IMPORTANT:
Only replace the cover with a manufacturer’s supplied
replacement cover with identical shoulder height markers
or a replacement cover meeting AS/NZS 8005.
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Notes
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Guarantee
Dorel Australia Pty Ltd warrants your new product to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for 10 years on the seat & 3 years on the trim, from
the date of purchase, provided that the product is used in accordance with
accompanying recommendations or instructions where provided. The benefit of
this warranty is in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and
to other rights and remedies of the consumer under a law in relation to the goods
or services to which the warranty relates.
Dorel Australia Pty Ltd will provide you with your choice of a refund, repair, or
exchange (where possible) for this product if it becomes defective within the
warranty period. Dorel Australia Pty Ltd will bear the reasonable expense of
claiming the warranty. This warranty will no longer apply where the defect is a
result of alteration, accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect.
Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase and contact our Customer Service
team on Ph: 1300 809 526 or alternatively, via our website at www.dorel.com.au
for any difficulties with your product. Warranty claims and claims for expense
incurred in returning this product can be addressed to our Consumer Service team
at 655-685 Somerville Road, Sunshine West, VIC, 3020. Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00
pm, Monday to Friday.
For New Zealand please contact Customer Service Centre, 14 Sir William
Avenue, East Tamaki, Auckland, 2013. Auckland: (09) 2741040 NZ wide: 0800
628 000 (Toll Free). Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian
Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and
compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also
entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable
quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL
IN THE POCKET PROVIDED ON THE HEADREST.
Australian
Standard
AS/NZS 1754 Lic 1491
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