CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT
CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT
ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
Birth to 4 years (approx)
Instructions for Installation & Use
Series No. BS7200A-i20133
REARWARD
FACING
Birth to2-3
years (approx)
FORWARD
FACING
12 months to 4
years (approx)
IMPORTANT:
KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT
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QUICK GUIDE FOR SEATBELT INSTALLATION
REARWARD FACING
Pull out stabilising bar
Click
1
2
Engage buckle
Pass buckle tongue
through slot here
4
3
5
6
8
9
Push down on the seat
Pull to
tighten
7
SEE PAGE 32 - 34 & 38 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR SEATBELT INSTALLATION
REARWARD FACING
Pull
Press
and lengthen
10
Attach
11
12
13
Pull
14
15
Remove
slack
16
Store
17
18
19
SEE PAGE 32 - 34 & 38 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
INSTALLATION REARWARD FACING
C
1
2
3
5
6
Pull out stabilising bar
Click
4
Push down
on the seat
7
8
SEE PAGE 35 - 37 & 38 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
INSTALLATION REARWARD FACING
Pull
Press
and lengthen
10
Attach
11
12
13
Pull
14
15
Remove
slack
16
Store
17
18
19
SEE PAGE 35 - 37 & 38 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR SEATBELT INSTALLATION
FORWARD FACING
2. Rotate backwards
1. Button under trim
3. Then push
inwards
1
2
Lift Recline Latch
Pass buckle
tongue
through slot
here
4
5
Push down
on the seat
Engage
buckle
3
Pull to
tighten
6
Engage
Lock-off
Under Hook
7
8
SEE PAGE 63 & 66 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR SEATBELT INSTALLATION
FORWARD FACING
Pull
Press
and lengthen
Remove slack
10
Pull
12
Store
Attach
11
15
Pull
13
6
14
16
17
18
SEE PAGE 63 & 66 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
INSTALLATION FORWARD FACING
2. Rotate backwards
1. Button under trim
3. Then push
inwards
1
2
3
Lift Recline Latch
C
4
5
6
7
8
9
SEE PAGE 64 - 65 & 66 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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QUICK GUIDE FOR ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
INSTALLATION FORWARD FACING
Push down on the seat
10
11
Pull
Press
and lengthen
Pull to
tighten
12
Remove slack
13
Pull
15
Store
Attach
14
18
Pull
16
6
17
19
20
SEE PAGE 64 - 65 & 66 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
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INTRODUCTION
To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the infant's shoulders either 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.
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INTRODUCTION
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INTRODUCTION
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INTRODUCTION
To be used with a lap-sash or lap only seatbelt or ISOFIX low anchorages in the back of most cars with
forward facing seats.
The child should not sit in this restraint in the forward facing mode until their neck muscles are able to
support their head. Britax recommends that you keep your child in a rearward facing restraint for as long as
possible (or until the appropriate shoulder height marker is reached between 12 months and 2yrs approx).
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection from injury in every crash. However, to ensure
that your child gets all the protection that this restraint is designed to provide, PLEASE READ AND
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and use only Britax Safe-n-Sound recommended parts and
accessories.
Carefully read all the instructions for installation in this book. If in doubt about the method of installation,
consult a Britax agent or a child restraint fitter. In New Zealand consult the agent for the vehicle.
Regional Road Rules may prohibit the use of this restraint in the front seat until the child is 4 years of age.
Check your Regional Rules for exemptions.
Always store the instruction book in the pocket provided on the side of the cover.
Your seat features Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™) you
can see the Side Impact Cushion fitted on the sides of the seat. There
is no installation or assembly required to activate the Side Impact
Cushion, it functions in a side crash to provide additional protection to
the occupant.
Your seat features ISOFIX Compatible Connectors. There will be
straps fitted to each side of the lower part of the seat. Refer to page 28.
Britax flexible strap ISOFIX Compatible connector technology is known
as ISOFLEX™.
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INTRODUCTION
WHAT ARE ISOFIX LOW ANCHORAGES IN A VEHICLE?
ISOFIX low anchorages are fixed, standardised anchoring points for securely
installing an ISOFIX compatible child restraint in a vehicle fitted with ISOFIX low
anchorages. They are an alternative method of installing the child restraint without
using the car's seatbelt.
It has now become an international standard for vehicles.
This anchoring technology minimises installation mistakes by optimising the
protective effect of the connection between vehicle and ISOFIX compatible child
restraint.
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INDEX
PAGE
18
WARNINGS
20
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS A GROWING CHILD
22
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
23
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS THE NEXT STEP
REARWARD FACING
16
24
FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
29
SUITABLE FOR USE
30
INSTALLATION METHOD
31
HOW TO INSTALL PREPARATION
32
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
35
HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™ CONNECTORS
38
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
43
HOW TO USE
50
HOW TO REMOVE
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PAGE
FORWARD FACING
54
FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
59
SUITABLE FOR USE
60
HOW TO INSTALL PREPARATION
63
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
64
HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™ CONNECTORS
66
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
70
HOW TO USE
74
HOW TO REMOVE
AIRCRAFT USE
76
HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
CARE & MAINTENANCE
78
CARE & MAINTENANCE
84
ACCESSORIES
88
INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT
92
TRAVELLING TIPS
93
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
96
WARRANTY
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• Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
• Fit the harness firmly to the child.
• A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
• Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo the buckles and adjusters.
• Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
• DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
• Do not alter or modify this restraint.
• Repairs must only be done by the manufacturer 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. See page 93.
• DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT THE COVER.
• Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap. Do not use the child restraint where this top tether
strap may fall into a split in the seat back or off the side of the seat.
• ALWAYS ATTACH TOP TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK.
• 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.
• Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled. Any blanket or wrap must only be placed
over the harness and infant.
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IMPORTANT :
• TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH OR LAP-ONLY SEATBELT OR ISOFIX LOW ANCHORAGES IN
THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD FACING SEATS.
• 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.
• 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.
• Regularly check the restraint components, straps and other fitments for correct function and condition. If
faulty, cease using and seek repair by Britax.
• IF AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN THE SEATING POSITION WHERE THE CHILD RESTRAINT IS TO BE
FITTED, FOLLOW THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
• Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
• The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is recommended not to use
child restraints older than 10 years as the protection in an accident may be reduced.
• 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 seek advice from a child restraint fitter and consider their
recommendations before using a seatbelt extender. If you use a seatbelt extender then ensure that the
seatbelt buckle does not enter the rearward or forward facing belt paths.
• 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. Refer to pages 88 to 91.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
A GROWING CHILD
This restraint is suitable for a newborn and must remain rear facing until the child reaches the lower
shoulder height marker (approx. 12 months old).
Once the child reaches the lower shoulder height marker the restraint can either:
• Remain rear facing until the middle shoulder height marker is reached, or
• Change the mode to forward facing until the upper shoulder height marker is reached (approx 2 to 3
years).
USE IN FORWARD
FACING MODE
BETWEEN THESE
MARKERS
USE IN REAR
FACING MODE
BELOW EITHER OF
THESE MARKERS
A child whom has reached the lower shoulder height marker and is uncomfortable in rearward facing
mode, may be changed to forward facing mode. However, Britax recommends that you keep your child in a
rearward facing restraint for as long as possible until the middle shoulder height marker is reached.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
A GROWING CHILD
Rearward Facing
Newborn (Rearward Facing)
Shoulder
Height
Marker A
Older Child (Rearward Facing)
Shoulder
Height
Marker B
Turn to forward-facing when the child's
shoulders are between the lower marker A and
middle marker B shoulder height markers.
Forward Facing
Child Use (Forward Facing)
Discontinue Use (Forward Facing)
Shoulder
Height
Marker C
Shoulder
Height
Marker C
Shoulder
Height
Marker A
Shoulder
Height
Marker A
Move to the next form of child restraint when
the child's shoulders reach the upper shoulder
height marker.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
Marker A: LOWER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER
When the child's shoulders
reach the lower marker, the child
restraint may be turned to face
towards the front of the vehicle or
move the child to another forward
facing seat with in-built harness.
(At least 12 months of age).
Britax recommends to maintain
rearward facing while the infant can be accommodated comfortably or until the shoulders reach marker B.
Marker B: MIDDLE SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER
When the child's shoulders reach
this marker, the seat must be
moved into forward facing mode.
(Approximately 2 to 3 years of age).
Marker C: UPPER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER
When the child's shoulders reach
this upper marker, the child is now
too big for the child restraint. It is
now time to move to the next child
restraint type.
(Approximately 4 years of age).
The child restraint is unsuitable for the occupant when the shoulders are above the upper height marker.
The child needs to be moved into the next form of child restraint.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
THE NEXT STEP
Next type of restraint that can be used in the car for your child.
When your child has outgrown this seat, you can use:
• A convertible booster seat with in-built harness until
approximately 4 years old and then as a booster
seat with vehicle lap-sash seatbelt or seatbelt and
compatible child harness until approx 6 to 8 years of
age.
• Or a dedicated booster seat with vehicle lap-sash
seatbelt or seatbelt and compatible child harness
until 6 to 8 years of age or until 8 to 10 years of age.
• Or a harnessed car seat with in-built harness suitable
for children approximately 6 months to 8 years
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REARWARD FACING
FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
1
12 Shoulder height markers
are exposed as the
headrest is raised.
2
3
4
5
11
6
10
1. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest lever
9
2. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest (with SICT™)
3. Padded cover for comfort (may vary in style)
4. Harness Tongue holders *
8
5. Shoulder Pads
6. EZ Buckle™ System
7. Harness Tongues and Buckle (Red button)
8. Stabilising Bar for rearward facing use
9. Harness Adjustment Strap
10. Harness Adjustment Button
11. Infant Safety Cushion™
12. Shoulder Height Markers (may be hidden behind headrest)
* See Accessories
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Harness Tongues
7
Harness
Buckle
13
24
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REARWARD FACING
FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
8
15
Front of Vehicle
23 22 21
20
19 18
RECLINE MECHANISM
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
Vehicle's Upper Anchorage fitting
Top Tether Attachment Clip
Vehicle seatbelt
Release Latch (rearward facing mode)
Recline Latch (recline mode)
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
Blue label shows REARWARD FACING BELT PATH
Rearward-facing Lock-off
Base (shown in rearward-facing mode)
Forward facing sash belt lock-off
Top Tether Strap Adjuster
Top Tether Storage Pocket
Top Tether
17
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REARWARD FACING
FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
1
13 Shoulder height markers
2
are exposed as the
headrest is raised.
3
4
5
12
6
1. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest lever
7
11
2. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest
10
3. Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™)
4. Shoulder Pads (if fitted)
5. Harness Tongue holders*
6. EZ Buckle™ System
9
Harness Tongues
8
7. Padded cover for comfort (may vary in style)
8. Harness Tongues and Buckle (Red button)
9. Stabilising Bar for rearward facing use
10. Harness Adjustment Strap
11. Harness Adjustment Button
12. Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™
13. Shoulder Height Markers (may be hidden behind headrest)
* See Accessories
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Harness
Buckle
3
25
14
26
15
REARWARD FACING
FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
9
16
Front of Vehicle
24 23 22
21
20 19
RECLINE MECHANISM
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Car's Upper Anchorage fitting
Attachment Clip
Vehicle seatbelt
Release Latch (rearward facing mode)
Recline Latch (recline mode)
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
Blue label shows REARWARD FACING BELT PATH
Rearward-facing Lock-off
Base (shown in rearward-facing mode)
Forward facing sash belt lock-off
Top Tether Strap Adjuster
Top Tether Storage Pocket
Torso Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™)
Top Tether
18
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REARWARD FACING
ISOFLEX™ FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
27 29
35
28
33
30 31
34
27. ISOFLEX™ Strap Adjuster Button
28. ISOFLEX™ Strap
29. ISOFLEX™ Strap Adjuster
30. ISOFLEX™ Connector Release Button
31. ISOFLEX™ Connector
32. Vehicle ISOFIX lower anchorage
33. ISOFLEX™ storage cover
34. Tension Indicator (Green when activated)
35. Top tether
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ISOFLEX™ Connectors are
located under the storage cover
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IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM
To ensure that the space is sufficient, the
purchaser should check the measurements
between the vehicle’s rear and front seats in
which the child restraint is intended to be used.
380mm
REARWARD FACING
SUITABLE FOR USE
600mm
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING
MODE WITHOUT THE STABILISING BAR FULLY
EXTENDED.
Do not use the restraint without the top tether strap
correctly attached.
DO NOT USE A REAR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT
WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN FRONT OF THE
SEATING POSITION.
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or
rearwards.
Do not allow the front seat to alter
the installed angle of the restraint. It
is permissible to allow the restraint to
touch the front vehicle seat.
CHILD RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTING
To use this child restraint, the car will need a child restraint upper anchorage fitting in the seating position
that you intend to use. Refer to the car owner's handbook.
If no upper anchorage fitting is provided then you will need to install an upper anchorage fitting. Refer to
pages 88 to 91.
The upper anchorage fitting is required for attaching the top tether in both rear facing mode and forward
facing mode covered later in the these instructions.
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INSTALLATION METHOD
Select a seating position with a child restraint anchor fitting directly behind the seating position.
Determine if the vehicle ISOFIX Low Anchorages or Seatbelt will be used to secure the restraint
installation. The ISOFLEX™ connectors will need to be deployed from their storage location prior to
adjusting the seat recline angle to rearward facing mode.
SEATBELT OR ISOFIX COMPATIBLE INSTALLATION
This seat offers 2 methods of installation - with seatbelt and top tether strap or ISOFLEX™ Connectors
and top tether strap.
SEAT BELT AND TOP TETHER STRAP
Use your vehicle seat belt and top tether strap to install this seat. Follow the directions outlined:
For Rearward Facing Use - Refer to page 32 to 34
For Forward Facing Use - Refer to page 63
ISOFLEX™ STRAPS AND TOP TETHER STRAP
Use your vehicles ISOFIX low anchorage points and top tether strap to install this seat. Follow the
directions outlined:
For Rearward Facing Use - Refer to page 35 to 37
For Forward Facing Use - Refer to page 64 to 65
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INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE REARWARD FACING
The restraint is normally packaged in the fully upright forward facing mode. If you need to use it rearward
facing you must first fully recline the restraint. Convert the restraint to rearward facing mode by referring to
steps below.
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL- PREPARATION
NOTE: Ensure ISOFLEX™ connectors are removed from the storage location before reclining if ISOFIX
low anchorages are to be used.
FULLY RECLINE RESTRAINT:
Place one hand on the front corner of the base while the
other hand lifts the recline latch up to unlock, continue pulling
restraint forward until fully reclined.
Lift Recline
Latch
The release latch prevents over reclining when installed
forward facing.
CONVERT TO REARWARD FACING
MODE:
Lift Recline Latch
Press Release Latch
Once fully reclined, press the release latch located under
the restraint body while with the other hand lift the recline
latch to unlock, continue pulling the restraint forward until
fully reclined into rearward facing mode.
Click
Locate the stabilising bar under the front flap of the cover.
Lift the flap at the end of the seat to sufficiently access the
stabilising bar. Pull out the stabilising bar fully and then
gently push toward the headrest until you hear a click. The
stabilising bar is now locked in place.
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SEATBELT
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
INSTALLING INTO THE CAR USING
SEATBELT AND TOP TETHER
Prepare the child seat by placing into recline mode
as detailed on page 31 'INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE
REARWARD FACING'.
A. Lengthen the harness by pressing the harness
adjustment button while pulling both shoulder
straps. Always pull straps together to avoid creating
slack in the straps.
Pull to lengthen
Push
Harness
Adjustment
Button
B. Undo the buckle and place the buckle tongues in
the Harness Tongue Holders on each side of the
cover.
C. Place the rearward facing restraint in the chosen
seating position with the vehicle Seat Protector™
positioned centrally to that position. Ensure the
child seat is against the vehicle seat back. The
stabilising bar does not need to be in contact with
the vehicle seat, but must be extended and locked.
A
Harness
Tongue
Holders*
B
Infant Safety Cushion™
Centre
panel flap
D. Remove the Infant Safety Cushion™. Lift centre
panel flap to expose the comfort pad from the seat
shell. Lift the comfort pad from the seat shell.
*See Accessories
Vehicle Seat Protector™
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D
E. If using a lap-sash seatbelt, open the rearward facing
lock-off. Fully lengthen the seatbelt and feed the
seatbelt through the seatbelt path slot and across
the seat surface below the crotch buckle and straps
under the comfort pad and through the opposite slot.
Follow the blue REARWARD FACING BELT
PATH label.
F. Engage seatbelt buckle and tongue. Firmly push
down on the seat; pull the sash belt to remove all
slack and tighten. While holding the tension, close
the lock-off on the buckle side (both straps) which
will then hold the tension. Close the lock-off on the
retractor side (but only clamp the lap portion of the
seatbelt not both). See illustrations on page 34.
Do not use the lock-off if the buckle interferes with
closing the lock-off. Allow excess belt to feed back
into the retractor. Ensure there is no slack in the
seatbelt once both lock-offs are engaged.
NOTE: Seatbelt buckle and tongue must not rest
between restraint cover and restraint. If seatbelt buckle
is adjustable, adjust buckle as low as possible away from
the restraint.
Seatbelt extenders should not be used if the seatbelt is
not long enough to secure the child restraint. If they are
used then the buckle must not enter the belt path zone.
SEATBELT
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
E
Rearward facing
Lock-off (open) on
both sides
Blue -
REARWARD
FACING BELT
PATH label.
F
Push
down
on the
seat
F
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SEATBELT
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
G. Refit the comfort foam over the tensioned seatbelt
installation. For smaller babies replace the Infant Safety
Cushion™.
Some models may utilise the Flexi Infant Safety Cushion
which utilises detachable side panels.
Do not use the Infant Safety Cushion™ if the child's
shoulders reach the lower shoulder height marker
unless the side panels are detachable. Detach the side
panels, leaving only the central panel in use or remove
the Infant Safety Cushion™ for longer use whilst still
rear facing. Refit the Infant Safety Cushion™ by feeding
the buckle and EZ Buckle™ through the aperture in the
Infant Safety Cushion™. Ensure the shoulders straps
are accessible.
LAP ONLY SEATBELT
If using the restraint in a seating position with a lap only
seatbelt follow all instructions as above, ensuring the
child seat is against the vehicle seat back and lock-off
both straps in the lock-offs on both sides.
Follow top tether installation instructions on page 38.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS ATTACH TOP
TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK IN THE TOP
TETHER STRAP.
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Rear facing
seatbelt lockoff. Sash belt
side clamps
lap belt
portion only
Rear facing
seatbelt lockoff. Buckle
side clamps
both lap and
sash seatbelt.
INSTALLING INTO THE CAR USING
ISOFLEX™ CONNECTORS AND TOP
TETHER
To prevent damage to vehicle seat it may be necessary to
remove or open a trim covering the ISOFIX low anchorages.
X
ISOFLEX
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™CONNECTORS
A. Locate the ISOFIX Lower Anchorages in the vehicle seat
bight. The location may be identified by one of the following
symbols, or the anchorage bars may be visible.
ISOFIX low anchors in the vehicle seat
If you cannot locate them, check your vehicle owners manual.
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ISOFLEX
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™CONNECTORS
USING ISOFLEX™ AND TOP TETHER
CONNECTORS
A. With the restraint upright, remove both ISOFLEX™
connectors from storage location on the rear of the
restraint by lifting the cover flap as shown. Close
the cover flaps.
C
A
B. Recline to rearward facing mode as shown on
page 31.
C. Press and hold the ISOFLEX™ adjuster release
button and pull the connector strap to fully
lengthen. Repeat for both connector straps.
D. Place the restraint in the desired location on
the vehicle seat between the two ISOFIX low
anchorages with the child seat against the vehicle
seatback.
The stabilising bar need not be in contact with
the vehicle seat back but must be extended and
latched.
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D
E. Engage the ISOFLEX™ connectors with each
ISOFIX low anchorage. A click may be heard
and a green indicator will show on the top of the
ISOFLEX™ connector when it has engaged.
Pull each strap to ensure both lower anchorage
connectors are engaged.
X
ISOFLEX
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™CONNECTORS
NOTE: Pull against the ISOFLEX™ connector to
verify that it is secure.
E
F. Push downwards on the side of the restraint to
compress it into the vehicle seat. Whilst pushing
down on the seat, pull on the adjuster strap to
remove all slack and tighten. Repeat for the
adjuster strap on the other side of the restraint.
Push down on the seat
G. The two tension indicators will show 'green'
indicating adequate tension has been applied.
H. Connect the top tether as described on page
35 to 38.
IMPORTANT:
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.
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.
F
Pull ISOFLEX™ adjuster strap to tighten
Tension indicators
G
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TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
The following will usually be done once the child has
been harnessed into the seat.
Pull
A. Lengthen the top tether strap by pressing the
adjuster button (A) while pulling the strap at (B).
Locate the child restraint upper anchorage fitting
in the vehicle that is directly behind the rear seat
location chosen. Refer to the car owner’s manual
for the location (if there is no upper anchorage
fitting then refer to pages 83 to 86 for instructions
in adding an anchor fitting).
Press
and
lengthen
Connect the top tether attachment clip to the car's
upper anchorage point. Make sure to remove
as many twists as possible from the top tether
straps.
The strap is positioned around the outside of the
SICT™. See page 36.
B. Remove the slack from the top tether strap by
pulling adjustment strap. Do not over-tighten
causing the restraint to lift off the seat or the
headrest to become narrow. Roll up excess strap
and place in the pocket provided.
Roll up excess strap
and store in the
pocket attached to
the cover.
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.
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(SEATBELT INSTALLATION)
Ensure the top tether strap is tightened, attached to the
upper anchorage point and that the straps are the same
length on both sides of attachment clip. See fitting the top
tether, on page 35.
The top tether strap is positioned around
the SICT™ (if required). The top tether
strap should have slack removed and be
in-line with the anchorage or top of the
seat back.
Attachment Clip
TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
Car's upper anchorage point
Front of Vehicle
Pull sash portion of seatbelt
to remove slack.
Do not use this
slot for rearward
facing installation
Feed seatbelt between
restraint cover and restraint
body (see page 33).
Engage the lock-offs to prevent the seatbelt from
becoming loose.
Do not use the lock-off if the seat buckle interferes.
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE
WITHOUT STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
THE TOP TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE
CHILD RESTRAINT IS USED IN A VEHICLE.
ALWAYS ATTACH THE HOOK AND REMOVE THE SLACK.
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TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
(ISOFLEX™ INSTALLATION)
Ensure the top tether strap is tightened, attached to the
upper anchorage point and that the straps are the same
length on both sides of attachment clip. See fitting the top
tether, on page 34.
The top tether strap may be positioned
around the SICT™ if required. The top
tether strap should have slack removed
and be in-line with the anchorage or top
of the seat back.
Attachment Clip
Car's upper anchorage point
Front of Vehicle
A single
twist is
required in
rearward
facing
mode.
Do not use this
slot for rearward
facing installation
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE
WITHOUT STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
THE TOP TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE
CHILD RESTRAINT IS USED IN A VEHICLE.
ALWAYS ATTACH THE HOOK AND REMOVE THE SLACK.
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If the car's child restraint anchor fitting is behind the vehicle seatback you may need to use an extension
strap as part of the top tether installation.
IMPORTANT: If using an Extension Strap, positioning the attachment clip above the child may lead to
injury in an accident therefore make sure that the attachment clip is not positioned in front of the vehicle
seat. Use a shorter extension strap or no extension strap.
Attachment clip should not be in
front of the vehicle seat.
TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
Attachment clip should be
behind the vehicle seat.
Extension Strap
Attachment Clip
The stabilising bar
does not need to
contact the car
seatback.
It is normal to have some sideways movement if the headrest end is pushed from the side. Ensure that
the seatbelt is tight and the slack is removed from the tether strap. If the tether strap is over tightened, the
angle of the child seat may be affected.
IMPORTANT :
The top tether strap must be fitted at all times when the restraint is used in the car when using either
seatbelt or ISOFLEX™ installation.
Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap to prevent it hanging out of the car or being
accessible by the child.
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.
ALWAYS ATTACH TOP TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK IN THE TOP TETHER STRAP.
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TOP TETHER
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
ANGULAR ADJUSTMENT OF RESTRAINT
Some vehicle seats have more rearward slope than others. If the angle of the seat causes the child to
be too upright for comfort, the angle may be altered by placing firm packing between the seat and the
underside of the base. Packing can be a firmly rolled up towel.
Do not remove all of the rearward slope by over packing. Always leave a rearward slope angle of
approximately 10 to 15 degrees as shown
The stabilising bar
does not need to
contact the car
seatback.
10° to 15°
Illustration shows child seat installed with seatbelt. Also applicable to an ISOFLEX™ installed variant.
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ADJUSTING HARNESS POSITION & HEADREST HEIGHT
REARWARD-FACING MODE
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the child in the seat. The headrest must be in
the correct position and the harness must fit firmly around upper torso of the child and be positioned so as
to leave the child's arms and legs free.
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
For children in rear facing mode the headrest must be in the position where the top of the shoulder strap
slots are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not lower than the child’s shoulders. Instructions for adjusting
the headrest are on page 44. If your child has reached the lower shoulder height marker, the restraint may
be converted to “Forward facing” (Refer to Forward facing section starting on page 58-59).
Lower shoulder
height marker
Harness
shoulder
straps
Tongue
Buckle
Harness Adjuster
button
Harness tongues
Harness adjuster strap
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are
nearest to the child's shoulders, but not lower than the
child's shoulders.
There is only one set of slots. The slots move with the
headrest, therefore the headrest position must always
be checked and adjusted to the correct position.
SHOULDER STRAP POSITION
When positioning baby into the restraint make sure
baby's back is fully supported onto the flat section and
the baby's nappy area (bottom) is resting in the bottom
curvature as shown. It is recommended that bulky
nappies are not used when baby is travelling in the
restraint as they can cause incorrect positioning of the
baby's back in the restraint.
Flat section of
child restraint
Bottom curvature of child restraint
There are 2 types of padded inserts, the Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ and the Infant Safety Cushion™,
see page 83 for more information of use.
Use the Infant Safety Cushion™ when rearward facing for smaller babies until their shoulders reach the
lower shoulder height marker. Remove the cushion to create more room. Remain rearward facing until the
child reaches the lower shoulder height marker again.
The Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ with wings removed may be used for rearward facing or forward facing
installation until the middle shoulder height marker is reached.
Discontinue the use of either padded insert, if there is insufficient room for the child, or their shoulders
reach the respective shoulder height marker.
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ADJUSTING AHR™ EASY ADJUST™ HEADREST AND HARNESS STRAP
HEIGHT
You do not need to remove the restraint from the
vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions.
A. Small adjustments may be made with the child in
the seat, the child will need to lean forward to allow
the headrest to be adjusted.
B. Before adjusting the headrest, lengthen the
harness by pressing harness adjustment button
while pulling on both shoulder straps evenly until
the harness will accommodate the child.
C. Adjust the headrest by lifting the red lever at the top
of the headrest then pull up or push down so that
the shoulder strap slots are level with or slightly
above your child’s shoulders. If the headrest is just
above the shoulders then the harness level will be
correct.
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
Pull to lengthen
Push Harness
Adjustment
Button
AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest red lever
D. Release AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest Lever so
that it locks into position. Ensure that it has locked
in position by gently pushing down on it.
E. If the headrest is adjusted with the child in the
seat, always check that the headrest cover has not
bunched up behind the child’s back.
NOTE: For comfort ensure the bottom edges of the
headrest are not contacting the child’s shoulders but
just above the shoulders.
Do not adjust the headrest by pulling on the Side
Impact Cushion.
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
PLACING CHILD INTO RESTRAINT
A. Ensure the headrest and shoulder straps are adjusted to the correct height for your child (see page 45).
B. Lengthen the top tether strap and allow the straps to fall to the sides of the restraint for easier access to
the child.
C. Release and lengthen the shoulder straps by pressing the harness adjuster and pulling both shoulder
straps evenly. Pull out to the desired length.
D. Place the two harness tongues into the Buckle Tongue Holder.
E. Place child into restraint lying on its back so that the buckle is between their legs. Ensure that child's
arms and legs are free.
Pull Adjustment Strap
to tighten the harness
Harness shoulder
straps
Adjuster Strap
Adjuster for
the top tether
strap
Harness Tongue Holders
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Press Harness
Adjustment Button
to release and
lengthen the
harness
Lengthened top
tether strap
D
IMPORTANT :
Always adjust the height of the shoulder straps as the child grows.
CAUTION:
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled as this increases the risk of ejection and
injury or death in a crash. The harness needs to fit firmly to the baby, any blanket or other covering may
be placed over the harness after the harness is adjusted. Arms and legs must be free and not bound.
The legs must sit on each side of the crotch strap.
F. Fit either harness tongue into the harness buckle followed by the other tongue. A click is heard when
the last tongue is fully engaged.
Should the second tongue not engage - press the red button and reinsert the tongues. Ensure secure
engagement by pulling harness straps. If the harness buckle does not engage correctly then it may
require cleaning or seek replacement - refer to page 78. The buckle tongues are fully engaged when
both tongues are inserted and a 'click' is heard.
Tongue
Buckle
Click
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
G. Ensure slack is removed from harness lap strap by
pulling shoulder straps then pull harness adjustment
strap to adjust to a comfortable but firm fit. Ensure
that any slack in harness straps is removed. Shoulder
harness straps must fit firmly to the child. A loose
harness could result in serious injury in an accident. Do
not over tighten.
Do not use the restraint if straps do not tighten. Contact your
local authorised service agent for repair.
Pull to remove slack from
harness lap straps
Shoulder
Straps
Crotch
Straps
Harness
Lap Straps
G
WARNING :DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN
THE CAR.
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS.
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness straps and that child’s arms and legs are free with the
straps in the correct location - see previous page.
Do not use the restraint if straps do not tighten and contact BRITAX Customer Service. Refer to back
cover for contact details.
IMPORTANT:
The Infant Safety Cushion™ and Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ are designed to provide extra support and
comfort and must be used for smaller babies. The Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ may be used without the
side panels for larger babies. Discontinue use when baby's shoulder's reach the lower shoulder height
marker, if the insert is a tight fit or if it creates discomfort for larger babies.
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H. Tighten the top tether strap by pulling the
adjustment strap.
Ensure the strap is not so tight as to lift the child
seat or deform the headrest.
Press
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO USE
H
Pull Adjustment Strap to
remove slack
I. Always roll up excess strap and place in the
pocket provided attached to the cover.
REMOVING CHILD FROM
RESTRAINT
A. Press top tether strap adjuster button while
pulling top tether strap to slacken. Allow top
tether straps to fall to the sides for easy access
into restraint.
Roll up excess strap
and store in the
pocket attached to the
cover to avoid tripping
when moving the
restraint.
I
B. Push and hold the harness adjustment button
while pulling both shoulder harness straps to
release and lengthen the harness.
C. Press the red button on harness buckle, both
harness tongues will be released. Move each
shoulder strap to baby’s side. Insert buckle
tongues into harness tongue holders* to hold
harness straps away from the child. Pick up
baby.
To remove the child seat refer to page 50
for ISOFLEX™ or page 49 for seatbelt
installation.
Harness Tongue Holders*
* See Accessories
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO REMOVE
REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM VEHICLE
DISCONNECT TOP TETHER AND SEATBELT
A. Disengage the vehicle seatbelt buckle and lock-off
devices. Remove vehicle seatbelt from the restraint belt
paths.
B. Remove the top tether strap from storage pocket. Fully
press top tether adjuster button (A) while pulling top
tether strap (B) to lengthen as shown. In some vehicles
loosening of the top tether strap may be difficult. If so,
try pushing the restraint against the vehicle seat back or
slightly lifting the restraint to release the tension.
C. Disengage the attachment clip from upper anchorage
fitting. The child restraint is now disconnected.
Store loose strap in the storage pocket provided on the
cover.
D. To store the stabilising bar, lift the front flap at the end of
the seat, this uncovers the stabilising bar storage recess.
E. Press the button on left side (facing seat), to unlock
stabilising bar. Gently rotate and push down into the
recessed area.
1. Button under trim
B
A
Pull
Press and lengthen
B
Stabilising
bar
Front
flap
2. Rotate backwards
3. Then
push
inwards
E
E
F. Re-attach the front flap at the end of the seat.
G. Place seat in the fully upright position for easier storage and handling or if changing to forward facing mode.
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DISCONNECT TOP TETHER AND
ISOFLEX™ CONNECTORS
A. Remove the top tether strap from storage pocket.
Fully press top tether adjuster button (A) while pulling
top tether strap (B) to lengthen as shown. In some
vehicles loosening of the top tether strap may be
difficult. If so, try pushing the restraint against the
vehicle seat back or slightly lifting the restraint to
release the tension.
B
A
Pull
Press and lengthen
REARWARD FACING
HOW TO REMOVE
A
B. Disengage the attachment clip from upper anchorage
fitting.
Store loose strap in the storage pocket provided on
the cover.
C. Press each of the red release buttons on the
ISOFLEX™ connectors and remove them from the
vehicle ISOFIX low anchorages.
C
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REARWARD FACING
HOW TO REMOVE
D. To store the stabilising bar; place seat in the upright
position. Lift the front flap at the end of the seat, to
uncover the stabilising bar storage recess.
E. Press the button on left side (facing seat), to unlock
stabilising bar. Gently rotate and push down into the
recessed area.
Stabilising
bar
Front
flap
F. Re-attach the front flap at the end of the seat.
G. The child restraint is now disconnected.
1. Button under trim
2. Rotate backwards
3. Then
push
inwards
E
H. The restraint will need to be in the upright position
to access the ISOFLEX™ storage location or if
changing to forward facing mode see page 61. Store
the ISOFLEX™ connectors in the storage location at
the rear of the seat. Close the covers on the storage
locations.
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REARWARD FACING
NOTES
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FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
1
10 Shoulder height markers
2
are exposed as the
headrest is raised.
3
4
FORWARD FACING
5
6
9
8
1. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest lever
2. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest (with SICT™)
3. Padded cover for comfort (may vary in style)
4. Harness Tongue holders*
Harness Tongues
7
5. Shoulder Pads
6. EZ Buckle™ System
7. Harness Tongues and Buckle (Red button)
8. Harness Adjustment Strap
9. Harness Adjustment Button
10. Shoulder Height Markers (may be hidden behind headrest)
* See Accessories
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Harness
Buckle
FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
16. Yellow FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH labels
17. Forward facing sash belt lock-off
18. Top Tether Storage Pocket
19. Vehicle Upper Anchorage fitting
20. Attachment Clip
21. Top Tether Strap Adjuster
22. Top Tether Strap (stored)
11. Rear facing Lock-off
12. Recline Latch
13. Release Latch
14. Base (shown in forward facing mode)
15. Vehicle seatbelt
21
22
19 20
2
FORWARD FACING
15
Front of Vehicle
18
17
16
11
15
RECLINE MECHANISM
12
14
13
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FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
1
2
12 Shoulder height markers
are exposed as the
headrest is raised.
3
FORWARD FACING
4
11
5
10
1. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest lever
6
9
2. AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest
3. Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™)
8
4. Shoulder Pads
5. Harness Tongue holders*
6. Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ (centre panel only)
7. Harness Tongues and Buckle (Red button)
Harness Tongues
7
8. Harness Adjustment Strap
9. Harness Adjustment Button
10. EZ Buckle™ System
11. Padded cover for comfort (may vary in style)
12. Shoulder Height Markers (may be hidden behind headrest)
* See Accessories
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Harness
Buckle
FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
13. Rear facing Lock-off
14. Recline Latch
15. Release Latch
16. Base (shown in forward facing mode)
17. Vehicle seatbelt
23
18. Yellow FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH labels
19. Forward facing sash belt lock-off
20. Top Tether Storage Pocket
21. Vehicle Upper Anchorage fitting
22. Attachment Clip
23. Top Tether Strap Adjuster
24. Top Tether Strap (stored)
25. Side Impact Cushion Technology™ (SICT™)
24
FORWARD FACING
21 22
17
Front of Vehicle
20
19
25
18
13
17
RECLINE MECHANISM
14
16
15
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ISOFLEX™ FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
ISOFIX COMPATIBLE
34
29
30
FORWARD FACING
28
31
33
27
26
32
26. ISOFLEX™ Connector Release Button
27. ISOFLEX™ Connector
28. ISOFLEX™ Strap Adjuster
29. ISOFLEX™ Strap Adjuster Button
30. ISOFLEX™ Strap
31. Tension Indicator (Green when activated)
32. ISOFLEX™ storage cover
33. Vehicle ISOFIX lower anchorage
34. Top tether
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ISOFLEX™ Connectors are
located under the storage covers
SUITABLE FOR USE
Once the child's shoulders reach the lower or middle shoulder height marker then the seat can be changed
to the forward-facing position and used until the child's shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker.
Continue to use this restraint in this forward-facing mode until the child's shoulders reaches the limit of the
upper shoulder height marker. The child should not sit forward-facing until the child's neck muscles are
able to support their head. Do not move your child to a Booster Seat until the child has outgrown this child
restraint.
Regional Road Rules may prohibit the use of this restraint in the front seat of the vehicle until the child is 4
years of age. Check your Regional Road Rules for exemptions.
Do not use the restraint without the top tether strap correctly attached.
If your vehicle is not fitted with an anchor point, please contact a Safety Restraint Fitting Station authorised
by the relevant State Government Body for correct fitment of the restraint. In New Zealand contact
the agent for the vehicle. The top tether strap must be attached to an upper anchorage point using an
extension strap if necessary.
FORWARD FACING
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD-FACING MODE WITH THE REAR FACING MODE
STABILISING BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
Do not use the Infant Safety Cushion™ in forward facing mode.
Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ without side panels may be used in forward facing mode until the child's
shoulders reach the middle shoulder height marker. Do not use the Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™ if it
causes discomfort.
If an airbag is fitted in the desired seating position where the child restraint is fitted, follow the vehicle
manufacturer's warnings and instructions.
Children are at risk of serious injury if they move to a booster seat too early.
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HOW TO INSTALL - PREPARATION
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE FORWARD FACING
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
A. Store the stabilising bar by lifting the front flap at
the end of the seat to uncover the stabilising bar
storage location.
Stabilising
bar
B. Press the blue button on left side (facing seat), to
unlock the stabilising bar. Gently rotate and push
down into the recessed area.
Front
flap
FORWARD FACING
C. Re-attach the front flap at the end of the seat.
D. Remove the Infant Safety Cushion™ or detach the
side panels from the Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™
for continued use. Refer to page 83.
1. Button under trim
2. Rotate backwards
3. Then
push
inwards
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD-FACING POSITION
WITH THE STABILISING BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not recline into rearward facing position when using
restraint in forward facing mode.
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HOW TO INSTALL - PREPARATION
E. If previously used in rearward facing mode,
convert the restraint to forward facing mode by
placing one hand over rear corner of the base
and lift the top end of restraint with the other
hand until audible click is heard.
RECLINE ADJUSTMENT
G. To adjust the recline, firmly place one hand
on the front corner of base, with the other
hand, push the recline latch up to unlock and
push back until the restraint is at the desired
position. Ensure the recline latch is engaged
into position by pushing on the restraint.
FORWARD FACING
F. Determine whether an upright or reclined
position is preferred and adjust if necessary.
Lift Recline Latch
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HOW TO INSTALL - PREPARATION
H. Position the restraint in forward-facing mode and
align restraint centrally to the chosen seating
position.
FULLY UPRIGHT CHILD USE MODE
FORWARD FACING
I. Adjust recline as required prior to installation.
Some vehicle seat fabrics (particularly velours)
may be damaged by a child restraint used
continuously. We recommend the use of a Seat
Protector™ or thick towel to keep the vehicle
seat in good condition.
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FULLY RECLINED
CHILD USE MODE
Instructions for Installation & Use
HOW TO INSTALL USING SEATBELT
INSTALLING INTO THE CAR USING SEATBELT AND TOP TETHER
the lock-off and remove all slack
Push down
Engage
seatbelt
tongue
into buckle
Buckle
Seatbelt lock-off
Ensure lap part of
seatbelt is below the
hooks
Hook
Lap seatbelt
SEATBELT
FORWARD FACING
A. Fully lengthen seatbelt. Thread the seatbelt into forward facing seatbelt path (yellow marker) as shown
below, ensuring that the seatbelt is behind the harness straps and that the lap part of the seatbelt is
below the hook as shown below, on each side.
NOTE: Seatbelt extenders should not be used if the seatbelt is not long enough to secure the child
restraint. If they are used then the buckle must not enter the yellow belt path zone.
B. Engage seatbelt buckle and tongue. Firmly push down on the restraint to compress it into the vehicle
seat. Whilst pulling the sash belt with the other hand to tighten the lap portion of the vehicle seatbelt.
Feed the sash portion into the lock-off and whilst holding the belt tension, press the lock-off lever to
clamp the sash belt. For inertia/retractable seatbelts, allow excess belt to feed back into retractor.
Ensure all seatbelt slack is removed before applying the lock-off.
C. If using a lap belt only, thread the seatbelt through the back of the seat following the belt path. Keep
the belt under the hook on each side. Engage the buckle and tighten the seatbelt while firmly pushing
down on the restraint to compress it into the vehicle seat. With a lap belt only installation the lock-off is
not used.
D. Follow top tether installation instructions on page 66.
Pull sash portion of seatbelt through
Yellow
FORWARDFACING
BELT PATH
label
IMPORTANT:
ALWAYS ATTACH TOP TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK IN THE TOP TETHER STRAP.
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HOW TO INSTALL USING ISOFLEX™ CONNECTORS
INSTALLING INTO THE CAR USING ISOFLEX™ AND TOP
TETHER
To prevent damage to vehicle seat it may be necessary to remove or
open a trim covering the ISOFIX low anchorages.
ISOFLEX
FORWARD FACING
A. Locate the ISOFIX Lower Anchorages in the vehicle seat bight.
The location may be identified by one of the following symbols, or
the anchorage bars may be visible.
ISOFIX lower anchorages in
the vehicle seat
If you cannot locate them, check your vehicle owners manual.
B. With the restraint upright, remove both ISOFLEX™ connectors
from storage location on the rear of the restraint by lifting the
cover flap the clip as shown. Close the cover flaps.
C
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C. Recline instructions are shown on page 60.
D. Press and hold the ISOFLEX™ strap adjuster button and pull
the connector strap to fully lengthen. Repeat for both connector
straps.
NOTE: Pull against the ISOFLEX™ connector to verify
that it is secure.
F. Push downwards on the side of the restraint to compress
it into the vehicle seat. Whilst pushing down in the seat,
pull on the adjuster strap to remove all slack and tighten.
Repeat for the adjuster strap on the other side of the
restraint.
ISOFLEX
FORWARD FACING
E. Place the restraint in the desired location on the vehicle seat
between the two ISOFIX low anchorages. Ensure the child seat
is against the vehicle seatback. Engage the ISOFLEX™
connectors with each ISOFIX low anchorage. A click
may be heard and a green indicator will show on the top
of the ISOFLEX™ connector when it has engaged. Pull
each strap to ensure both lower anchorage connectors
are engaged.
The two tension indicators will show 'green' indicating
adequate tension has been applied.
G. Follow top tether installation instructions on page 66.
IMPORTANT:
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.
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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HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
H. Fit the top tether attachment clip to the anchor fitting as
shown. Make sure to remove as many twists as possible
from the top tether strap. Refer to the car owners handbook
for the location of the child restraint upper anchorage fitting.
Top tether attachment clip
H
Car's upper anchorage point
TOP TETHER
FORWARD FACING
Always attach the hook and remove slack
I. Tighten adjustable top tether strap by pulling adjustment
strap to remove slack as shown, but do not over-tighten
causing the restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat.
Remove
slack
Pull
J. Fold up excess strap and use the storage pocket to store
excess strap behind seat away from child's reach.
J
CAUTION:
I
Roll up excess
strap and store
in the pocket
attached to the
cover.
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.
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HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
IMPORTANT :
Always secure the loose end of the top tether strap to prevent it hanging out of the car or being
accessible by the child.
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.
Always ensure that the car seatbelt is firmly restraining the child seat on the vehicle seat.
ALWAYS ATTACH TOP TETHER HOOK AND REMOVE SLACK IN THE TOP TETHER STRAP.
Check that the seatbelt is not twisted and the diagonal belt is only clamped by the lock-off which is
located on the opposite side from the car seat buckle.
TOP TETHER
FORWARD FACING
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HOW TO INSTALL TOP TETHER
Car's Upper
Anchorage Fitting
Attachment Clip
Remove slack, then
store the excess
strap as shown
Top tether strap
TOP TETHER
FORWARD FACING
Pull to
tighten belt
Front of Vehicle
Excess Top
Tether Strap
Seatbelt lock-off
Top tether
storage
pocket
Forward facing
seatbelt path
Hook
FORWARD-FACING
BELT PATH;
marked in yellow.
IMPORTANT: 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.
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Attachment Clip
Car's upper anchorage point
TOP TETHER
FORWARD FACING
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING MODE
WITHOUT STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
THE TOP TETHER STRAP MUST ALWAYS BE FITTED WHEN THE
CHILD RESTRAINT IS USED IN A VEHICLE.
ALWAYS ATTACH THE HOOK AND REMOVE THE SLACK.
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HOW TO USE
ADJUSTING HARNESS POSITION & HEADREST HEIGHT
FORWARD-FACING MODE
FORWARD FACING
Correct fitment of the harness is very
important as it restrains the child in the seat.
The headrest must be in the correct position
and the harness must fit firmly around upper
torso of the child and be positioned so as to
leave the child's arms and legs free.
The headrest must be in a position whereby
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.
Always adjust the height of the shoulder
straps as the child grows.
If the headrest is in the top position and the
shoulders are above the upper shoulder
height marker then the child is too tall for the
restraint and the restraint should not be used;
move to next type of restraint (see pages 21).
NOTE: This child restraint does not require
the shoulder straps to be disconnected to
adjust their height, only the headrest needs to
be moved to adjust the shoulder strap
25mm
SHOULDER STRAP POSITION
Upper and
middle shoulder
height marker
hidden when the
headrest is not at
full height
Lower shoulder
height marker
Harness
Adjuster button
Harness
adjuster strap
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HOW TO USE
ADJUSTING AHR™ EASY ADJUST™ HEADREST AND
HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT
You do not need to remove the restraint from the
vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions.
A. Small adjustments may be made with the child in
the seat, the child will need to lean forward to allow
the headrest to be adjusted.
C. Adjust the headrest by lifting the red lever at the top
of the headrest then pull up or push down so that
the shoulder strap slots are level with or slightly
above your child’s shoulders. If the headrest is just
above the shoulders then the harness level will be
correct.
Push Harness
Adjustment
Button
AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest red lever
D. Release AHR™ Easy Adjust Headrest Lever so
that it locks into position. Ensure that it has locked
in position by gently pushing down on it.
E. If the headrest is adjusted with the child in the
seat, always check that the headrest cover has not
bunched up behind the child’s back.
FORWARD FACING
B. Before adjusting the headrest, lengthen the
harness by pressing harness adjustment button
while pulling on both shoulder straps evenly until
the harness will accommodate the child.
Pull to lengthen
NOTE: For comfort ensure the bottom edges of the
headrest are not contacting the child’s shoulders but
just above the shoulders.
Do not adjust the headrest by pulling on the Side Impact
Cushion.
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HOW TO USE
FORWARD FACING
PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
A. Ensure the headrest and shoulder straps are adjusted to
the correct height for your child (see page 70). Release
and lengthen the shoulder straps by pressing the harness
adjuster and pulling both shoulder straps evenly. Pull out to
the lengthen. Place the two harness tongues into the Buckle
Tongue Holder.
Remove the padded insert. If your insert has removable side
wings, it may be used in forward facing mode, with the side
wings detached for increased comfort of a growing child.
Stop using if your child suffers discomfort.
A
B. Place child in the restraint and feed each arm through the
shoulder straps. Pull harness buckle up between child’s legs.
IMPORTANT :
Always adjust the height of the shoulder straps as the child grows.
The Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™
Insert with removable side wings.
C. Fit either harness tongue into the harness buckle followed by the other tongue. A click is heard when
the last tongue is fully engaged.
Should the second tongue not engage - press the red button and reinsert the tongues. Ensure secure
engagement by pulling harness straps. If the harness buckle does not engage correctly then it may
require cleaning or seek replacement - refer to page 79. The buckle tongues are fully engaged when
both tongues are inserted and 'click' is heard.
Tongue
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HOW TO USE
D. Ensure slack is removed from harness lap strap by pulling
shoulder straps then pull harness adjustment strap to
achieve a comfortable but firm fit. Ensure that any slack
in harness straps is removed. Shoulder harness straps
must fit firmly to the child. A loose harness could result in
serious injury in an accident.
Pull to remove slack from
harness lap straps
Shoulder
straps
Harness
lap straps
E. Pull the harness adjustment strap to remove slack so
the harness fits the child with minimal slack. Do not over
tighten.
Do not use the restraint if straps do not tighten. Contact your
local authorised service agent for repair.
Crotch
straps
FORWARD FACING
WARNING: DO NOT LEAVE
CHILDREN UNATTENDED
IN THE CAR.
CAUTION: A LOOSE
HARNESS IS DANGEROUS.
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness
straps and that child’s arms and legs are free with
the straps in the correct location - see previous
page.
Do not use the restraint if straps do not tighten and
contact BRITAX Customer Service. Refer to back
cover for contact details.
Pull Adjustment Strap
to tighten the harness
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HOW TO REMOVE
REMOVING CHILD FROM RESTRAINT
A. Push and hold the harness adjustment button while
pulling both shoulder harness straps to release and
lengthen the harness to the desired amount.
B. Press the red button on harness buckle, both harness
tongues will be released. Insert buckle tongues into
harness tongue holders to hold harness straps away
from the child.
FORWARD FACING
To remove the seat or ISOFLEX™ refer to page 75.
DISCONNECT TOP TETHER
A. Remove the top tether strap from pocket and fully
press top tether adjuster button (A) while pulling top tether
strap (B) to slacken as shown. In some vehicles loosening
of the top tether strap may be difficult. If so, try pushing
the restraint against the vehicle seat back or slightly lifting
the restraint to release the tension.
B. Disengage the attachment clip from upper anchorage
fitting.
C. Store loose strap in the storage pocket provided on
the cover.
*See Accessories
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Harness tongue holders*
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B
A
Pull
Press and lengthen
Roll up excess strap
and store in the pocket
attached to the cover
to avoid tripping when
moving the restraint.
HOW TO REMOVE
DISCONNECT SEATBELT INSTALLATION
A. Disengage the seatbelt lock-off devices on both sides of the restraint.
B. Disengage seatbelt tongue from buckle and remove the seatbelt from the restraint belt paths. Allow
seatbelt to feed back into seatbelt retractor.
DISCONNECTING THE ISOFLEX™
CONNECTORS
FORWARD FACING
A. The restraint will need to be in upright
position to access the ISOFLEX™ storage
location.
B. Press each of the red release buttons on the
ISOFLEX™ connectors and remove them
from the vehicle ISOFIX low anchorages.
C. Store the ISOFLEX™ connectors in the
storage location on the rear of the seat.
Close the cover on the storage location.
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
AIRCRAFT USE
HOW TO INSTALL USING AIRCRAFT LAP BELT - FORWARD FACING
NOTE: ONLY CHILD RESTRAINT WITH GREEN AIRCRAFT LABEL ARE SUITABLE FOR USE ON AN
AIRCRAFT WHEN INSTALLED FORWARD FACING.
The child restraint must be used in accordance with the aircraft procedures, and any directions from the
aircraft operator, pilot or crew.
Some child restraints may not fit in smaller aircraft and can not be used with aircraft seatbelts that contain
airbags unless they can be disabled.
Inform the aircraft operator that a child restraint is intended to be used on the aircraft when booking the
flight as the child restraint may not be suitable for use in that operator’s aircraft.
Follow the instructions of the flight crew or pilot.
For use of the child restraint in cars in countries other than Australia and New Zealand as follows:
(A) The child restraint may not be acceptable for use in cars.
(B) The user may need to consult the country’s local authorities, car hire companies, car insurance
companies, etc. for advice.
Fit the child restraint to the aircraft seat by:
A. Set the recline position to fully upright. Position the restraint
in forward-facing mode and align centrally with the chosen
seating position. (We recommend that you fit the restraint
nearest the window or in a middle seat if in centre seating
area, so it will not interfere with an adult exiting the row of
seats). If possible, lift the armrests out of the way to improve
access to installing the aircraft lap belt. However airline staff
will direct you to the desired seat position.
B. The top tether is not required to be used to fit the child
restraint in an aircraft. Shorten the top tether strap and store
in its storage pocket. Attach the attachment clip to the elastic
loop provided on the restraint as shown.
IMPORTANT:
When the tether hook is stored on the loop always remember to attach the
top tether strap when reinstalling in the car.
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HOW TO INSTALL IN AN AIRCRAFT
C. Fully lengthen lap belt. Thread the lap belt into
AIRCRAFT BELT PATH - lap belt path
(green marker) as shown, ensuring that the lap
belt is behind the harness straps and that the
lap part is below the hook as shown, on each
side. Engage lap belt buckle and tongue.
Ensure lap belt
is below the
hooks
D. Push down on the restraint and remove all slack
from the lap belt.
AIRCRAFT
BELT PATH;
marked in green.
Aircraft label is
located on the back
of the restraint
and demonstrates
suitability for use on an
aircraft.
AIRCRAFT USE
Lap Seatbelt
This Child Restraint System meets the
standards for use in aircraft as
recommended by the Civil Aviation
Safety Authority of Australia and the
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
HEAT AND VENTILATION
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side or rear windows.
Check the car is ventilated by opening windows or using the car's ventilation system taking in external air.
Recirculation setting is not suitable for providing ventilation.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing of the straps for fraying,
B. Check there are no cracks in moulding,
C. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping the webbing,
D. Ensure the buckle is free of fluff, liquid or other matter that may enter the buckle slots. Clean the buckle
if it is sluggish to engage. See next page.
E. If any part of the restraint is cracked or broken, seek repair immediately - contact Britax Customer
Service 1300 303 330
CLEANING CAR SEAT
Use only mild soap and water to clean all metal and plastic parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or
cleaning agents.
HARDWARE: Use only mild soap to clean all metal and plastic parts of your child’s restraint, using a
damp sponge or cloth. Do not use chemicals or cleaning agents. Do not try and place any hardware into a
washing machine.
STRAPS/HARNESS: We recommend spot cleaning straps and harness with a damp sponge or cloth using
only cold or warm water. Never place any straps or harness into a washing machine or tumble dryer.
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BUCKLE OPERATION
To ensure the buckle remains operational the inside of the buckle must be kept free of liquids, sand, dirt,
fluff, food or similar substances. If the buckle is not operating or you do not hear a strong audible click when
second tongue is inserted then the buckle needs to be washed or replaced. The buckle is fully engaged
when both tongues are inserted and a 'click' is heard. Contact Customer Service for assistance.
TO CLEAN HARNESS BUCKLE:
If sticky liquids such as baby formula, fruit juice, etc. get inside your
harness buckle, it may become sluggish. An indication of a sluggish
harness buckle is that you cannot hear a click when engaging the last
harness tongue. To restore the harness buckle to good working order it
needs to be cleaned as follows:
A. Remove the harness buckle from the restraint: From the underside of
the restraint pull each crotch strap 3-bar slide, turn the 3-bar slide on
its side and push back through the slot.
B. Place the harness buckle under warm (max. 40 degrees Celsius)
running water as shown below. Let the water run through the mouth
of the buckle for five minutes. Check the harness buckle is clean by
engaging the harness tongues and buckle several times until you
hear a click.
C. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click then repeat the cleaning
process several times.
Cover
Body
3-bar
slide
A
B
Click
D. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint ensuring the red button facing
outwards and the 3-bar slide is fed through the same slots.
If the Harness Buckle cannot be returned to its original working
condition then contact BRITAX Customer Service for assistance.
C
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO CLEAN COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
For machine washable covers use gentle cycle, cold water
only, rinse well and dry on a flat surface. Do not tumble
dry,bleach or dry-clean. May be hand washed. Follow the
care label on the cover.
The restraint has a flame retardant cover which is
removable for cleaning. Cleaning instructions are on the
care label attached to the cover. If fluffy cover is fitted then
washing the cover prior to use will remove excess fluff.
Drying the Infant Safety Cushion™ or Flexi Infant Safety
Cushion™ will take additional time as the impact foam will
absorb moisture. Before washing re-engage the hook and
loop on the cover to prevent fabric damage.
The cover has been designed to protect your child when
seated in the restraint. Care should be taken if children
either eat or drink while in the restraint as some food or
drink products may cause damage or marking to the cover.
Wash or clean immediately.
Do not pull sticky items from covers as the cover may be
damaged - soak in water and gently remove.
To keep your product looking its best, take care when
using while wearing jewelry or other items that could snag.
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TO REPLACE SHOULDER STRAPS
This restraint is fitted with a harness system that does not need to be
removed to adjust the harness or remove the cover.
If the harness straps have been removed from the metal strap
connector:
Headrest Locking Bar
A. Refit the harness strap by feeding through the shoulder strap slots
in the headrest. You MUST thread the shoulder strap OVER the
headrest locking bar and then re-attach the straps to metal strap
connector at the back of the seat (as shown here). Check that the
straps are connected and none of the harness straps are twisted.
B. Refit any cover trims and/or accessories as per their instructions.
Metal Strap Connector
TO REMOVE COVER:
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle.
B. Disengage harness tongues from harness buckle.
C. Remove any accessories such as any Flexi/Infant Safety
Cushion™, shoulder pads and EZ Buckle™ System.
Peel away from headrest
D. Lift headrest to the highest position. Remove headrest cover
by unclipping the press studs from the headrest cover next to
shoulder slots and unclip from seat shell. Unclip clip from back
of the headrest. Pull the headrest slightly forward and peel
headrest trim away from the seat.
NOTE: If the restraint is fitted with Side Impact Cushions, the
headrest trim has elastic which pulls over the Side Impact Cushions
that can be easily removed and replaced.
D
Unclip
press
studs
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
E. To remove the cover, unhook elastic loops from behind
the restraint. Unhook elastic loops from the front of the
restraint underneath the stabilising bar.
If fitted with SICT™- remove plastic flaps from the both
sides of the cover (next to air cushion).
Peel away from restraint while feeding through the
harness adjuster button moulding, harness tongues and
strap through the lap and crotch strap slots in the cover
and over the headrest moulding.
E
Unhook elastic loops from the back of
the restraint
Remove
plastic flaps
from both
sides of
restraint
E
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TO REPLACE COVER:
A. Replace cover by fitting the cover over the top of the restraint first, then the sides of the child restraint,
and then fit around the rim of the restraint. Feeding through the harness adjuster button and crotch
strap. (If fitted with SICT™ - clip the plastic flaps in slots of air cushion, on either side of restraint).
B. Replace the elastic loops behind the restraint and at the front of the restraint underneath the stabilising
bar.
C. Lift the headrest to the highest position. Fit the headrest cover over the headrest and feed the harness
through the open slots in cover, ensure elastic or clip is attached at the rear of the headrest. Clip in
press studs to the headrest cover and clip in stud to seat shell.
D. Refit any Flexi / Infant Safety Cushion™ see page 83, shoulder pads and Ezy Buckle System as
required. See page 84 for suitability.
E. Ensure none of the harness straps are twisted.
ONLY USE BRITAX SAFE-N-SOUND SEAT COVERS THAT ARE DESIGNED AND TESTED
FOR USE WITH THIS PRODUCT.
VERY IMPORTANT:
Only replace the cover with Britax Safe-n-Sound
supplied replacement cover with identical shoulder
height markers or a replacement cover meeting
AS/NZS 8005.
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ACCESSORIES
PADDED INSERTS
There are 2 types of padded inserts.
The Infant Safety Cushion™
Is designed to snugly support baby for extra comfort and
must be used for small babies when Rearward-Facing.
Discontinue use when the Infant Safety Cushion™ insert is
a tight fit or creates discomfort for larger babies. Do not use
in Forward-Facing mode.
The Flexi Infant Safety Cushion™
Is designed to snugly support baby for extra comfort and
must be used for small babies. The insert adapts to a
wingless centre panel only; for use in forward facing mode
for a child whose shoulders are below the middle shoulder
height marker. The wings/side panels are easily detached
by releasing the press stud attachments. Discontinue use
when the insert is a tight fit or creates discomfort for larger
children.
TO REPLACE PADDED INSERT
A. Disconnect the buckle and place the insert under the
shoulder and lap straps.
B. Feed the crotch strap through the flap in the padded
Insert and re-connect buckle.
C. Tuck the flap underneath the padded insert.
If using the Flexi Infant Safety Cushion replace side
wings with press studs.
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ACCESSORIES
Use of aftermarket accessories, that is, accessories not provided with this child restraint can reduce the
safety of the child restraint and may cause injury or death. Always follow the instructions covering the use
of accessories in this section or the instructions provided with accessory. If an aftermarket accessory is
used that is not recommended by Britax, ensure that the accessory is for this restraint and compliant with
AS/NZS 8005 and stated as suitable for use with this child restraint.
The following instructions apply to accessories that may be supplied with this restraint at point of
purchase. If not, a variety of Britax Safe-n-Sound accessories are available from various retailers of Britax
Safe-n-Sound products.
SHOULDER PADS
Shoulder pads are designed to provide extra comfort for baby or child and are easily fitted to the shoulder
harness straps:
A. Pull apart the fasteners and remove shoulder pads from harness.
B. Re-fit shoulder pads to harness and attach fasteners for use.
Shoulder
Pads
Shoulder
Pads
Toy
Holder EZ
Buckle™
System
EZ
Buckle™
System
Seat Protector™
(if supplied)
Toy
Holder
Seat Protector™
(if supplied)
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ACCESSORIES
EZ BUCKLE™ SYSTEM
EZ Buckle™ system retains the harness buckle in a forward
position and prevents the child from sitting on the buckle
when boarding. Aids in opening harness and placing child
in the seat.
A. Feed EZ Buckle™ system though slot in front of crotch
buckle slot
A
A
B
B. Feed Crotch buckle through slot in EZ Buckle™ system
as shown.
Ensure that the EZ Buckle™ system is behind the bucklei.e. the buckle is in front.
SEAT PROTECTOR™
The messy mat has been specifically designed to protect
your vehicle seat from children’s shoes rubbing against it.
If the Seat Protector™has been supplied it must be used to
protect the car upholstery.
IMPORTANT:
The Seat Protector™ pocket is only for small, light
items. DO NOT overload the pocket with heavy,
bulky items as this may damage the pocket or cause
passengers to trip over them.
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Long Seat Protector™
ACCESSORIES
TOY HOLDER
The toy holder is located on the side of the cover.
Feed through strap and attach hook and loop.
Do not attach toys with long straps or cord. The length
should not exceed 360mm otherwise the strap or cord
could become a strangulation hazard.
Toy holder
Attach Hook
and loop
HARNESS TONGUE HOLDERS
Your cover may be fitted with one of these 2 types of
harness buckle tongue holders on both sides of the
seat.
To store your harness buckle tongues, simply push
buckle tongue into slot until you feel firm fit (A), or
through clip slot until it engages (B).
A
B
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
Consult the vehicle owner’s handbook for location of anchorage fittings or anchorage points and the
possible use of spacers. Some vehicles may have an anchor fitting fitted by the vehicle manufacturer. If
anchorage points cannot be found refer to car manufacturer or local child restraint fitting station or traffic
authority for optimum position of upper anchorage point and the use of spacers.
TOP TETHER STRAP
IMPORTANT:
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP COVER MUST ALWAYS BE USED AS IT PREVENTS
THE RISK OF INCORRECT FITMENT OF THE ATTACHMENT CLIP TO THE
UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT. BEFORE EACH USE OF THE RESTRAINT ALWAYS
ENSURE THAT THE ATTACHMENT CLIP IS CORRECTLY ENGAGED TO THE
UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT AND NOT HOOKED TO OR FITTED TO, ANY
OTHER OBJECT. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN VEHICLES SUCH AS
STATION WAGONS, VANS, HATCH BACKS OR VEHICLES WITHOUT A FIXED
PARCEL SHELF, SINCE THE ANCHOR POINT IS USUALLY NOT VISIBLE.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the upper anchorage point in the rear vertical panel can only be installed in one way.
Please refer to vehicle owner’s handbook or a child restraint fitting station for correct method.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
Extension Straps
Length 300mm (Use Britax Safe-n-Sound part 0035).
Length 600mm (Use Britax Safe-n-Sound part 0036).
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
45°
Measure distance from
restraint upper anchorage
attachment clip to the car
anchor fitting.
Adjustable top tether
strap.
Front of Vehicle
The shaded areas of this diagram illustrate the possible locations of the upper anchorage point (car anchor
fitting). Within each shaded area is an upper anchorage point showing the correct way to install the fitting.
Ensure the upper anchorage point is aligned as illustrated unless stated otherwise in the vehicle owner’s
handbook.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
IF THE CAR IS FITTED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT
UPPER ANCHORAGE POINT
Locate the upper anchorage point behind the rear seating
position. (Consult the car owners handbook for the location of the
upper anchorage point). The upper anchorage point should be
directly behind and central to the restraint. Remove thread plug
from the parcel shelf/floor/roof, etc. and install attachment bolt
and fitting as shown in Fig 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ATTACHMENT BOLT.
OVERTIGHTENING MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK BOLT.
MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 Nm(14.75 ft.lb.)
UPPER ANCHORAGE FITTING
Fig.1.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Note: Minimum of five full turns of attachment bolt is required
before tightening force is applied.
Front of Vehicle
IF THE CAR IS NOT FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT UPPER ANCHORAGE POINTS
For Sedans only - Drill 9mm diameter hole in the parcel shelf
on the centre line of the seating position as shown in Fig 3. Before
drilling the hole, check the underside for accessibility. Install the
attachment bolt as shown in Fig 2. It is recommended that this
installation be carried out by a child restraint fitting station or
licenced motor mechanic.
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. Note to Queensland purchasers:
The installation of anchorage points must be approved by
authorised officers appointed by Queensland Transport.
Authorised officers can be sourced from all Queensland Transport
Customer Service and Queensland Ambulance Service Centres.
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UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTINGS FOR SEDANS ONLY
Fig.2.
Attachment Bolt
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Reinforcing
washer (cone
downwards).
Lock washer
Secure nut
INSTALLATION OF CAR'S UPPER
ANCHORAGE POINT
ONLY USE A 5/16 UNC GRADE 5 BOLT. IF THE BOLT IS NOT THE
CORRECT LENGTH THE CAR MANUFACTURER’S HAND BOOK
CAN PROVIDE ADVICE ON THE CORRECT LENGTH BOLT.
NOTE: Marking on
the top of a Grade 5
Bolt. Do not use any bolt
without these marks.
Front of Vehicle
CHILD RESTRAINTS MUST NOT BE ATTACHED TO UNSOUND
METAL OR TO WOOD, OR SYNTHETIC STRUCTURES. WHEN
DRILLING 9 MM 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.
200mm
min.
Fig.3.
Centre line of
seating position
CAR INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
(From retailers of Britax Safe-n-Sound products)
EXTRA ANCHOR KITS: Available for using the restraint in additional cars.
Re-order no: 0038
EXTENSION STRAPS: May be required for cars without a fixed parcel shelf.
Re-order no: 0035 (length 300mm) or
0036 (length 600mm)
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TRAVELLING TIPS
SAFETY
Never hold a baby in arms when riding in a motor vehicle. In this position the baby could be thrown against
the dashboard, windscreen or other occupant and suffer serious injury or death.
When riding in a motor vehicle never nurse a baby and use the same seat belt for both of you. In this
position the baby or child could be crushed.
Never breast feed a baby while car is in motion.
Children must be secured in appropriate restraints at all times when the car is in motion. Children travelling
unrestrained and standing up in the car are in danger of serious injury or death. Traffic regulations in all
states require children to be secured in child restraints or adult seat belts where available.
Plan your trip with frequent comfort stops to reduce stress on babies, young children and driver. Keep the
car well ventilated to reduce heat stress. Car windows should be kept open to maintain a good flow of fresh
air.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side or rear windows.
Check the car is ventilated by use opening windows or using the car's ventilation system taking in external
air. Recirculation setting is not suitable for providing ventilation.
Be on guard against carbon monoxide poisoning which can occur through only a slight leak in the exhaust
system while travelling in a closed car.
Securely stow all heavy objects, feeding bottles, etc. that could become missiles during an accident and
cause injury to any occupant.
CLOTHING/BATHING
Since it is often warmer in the car, dress the baby in light clothing.
Do not harness an infant wrapped in a blanket or swaddled. Any blanket or wrap must only be placed over
the harness and infant.
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
If your restraint has been involved in a severe crash, you should destroy the restraint even if no damage
is obvious. Some insurance companies offer vehicle insurance which covers or partially covers the
replacement of your child restraint. Contact your insurance company for further details. Your insurance
company may require you to keep the child restraint for assessment, but do not use the child restraint
after a severe crash. To assist you in making an accident insurance claim cut the following statement and
include it with your claim.
NOTICE TO INSURANCE COMPANY CHILD
RESTRAINT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
All Britax Safe-n-Sound child restraints are manufactured to Australian/New Zealand
Standards AS/NZS1754-2013 which require us to advise users of child restraints to
"Destroy the entire restraint if it has been in use in a severe crash, even if no damage is
obvious". The joint Australian/New Zealand Standards committee CS/85, advise that this
statement applies whether a child was in the child restraint or not. A severe crash, we
consider as being one where the main body structure of the vehicle is distorted.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been damaged and we concur with
the Australian/New Zealand Standards in recommending destruction of the child restraint.
This notice is to advise you of the requirements of the Australian/New Zealand Standards
and our obligation in complying with the standards.
Please assist the owner of this restraint in their claim.
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
(Incorporated in Victoria)
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address:
Level 4, 650 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
PO Box 147 Sunshine Victoria 3020
Telephone: 1300 303 330
New Zealand Office:
Britax Childcare NZ Limited.
PO Box 100-247 Auckland 9
Telephone: 0508 688 822
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
CRASH EXCHANGE
We would never want you to experience an accident, but unfortunately accidents do happen.
If you experience an accident you may be eligible for a free replacement.
The Britax Safe-n-Sound Crash Exchange Program is a voluntary program designed to ensure that our
children are safe and that any seat that may have experienced a severe crash is taken out of the market.
There is no method of determining if the restraint has been damaged in a severe crash, so the restraint
should be destroyed as the crash may reduce the child restraints ability to perform.
Since its inception in 2006, the Crash Exchange program has helped 100’s of families ensure that their
children have new restraints and that the restraints are not sold second hand placing others at risk.
Our Crash Exchange Terms and Application form are accessible on our website. Please visit
www.britax.com.au for further information.
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NOTES
AUSTRALIA
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Head office and registered address:
Level 4, 650 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
PO Box 147 Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Customer Service 1300 303 330
Email [email protected]
www.britax.com.au
NEW ZEALAND
Britax Childcare (NZ) Ltd.
Customer Service 0508 688 822
Email [email protected]
www.britax.com.nz
INTERNATIONAL ENQUIRIES
Contact your local Distributor
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PLATINUM PRO
Scan QR code for installation
and how to use.
MILLENIA
Scan QR code for installation
and how to use.
WARRANTY
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 reasonable foreseeable loss or damage.
You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be acceptable quality and the failure
does not amount to a major failure.
For the full terms of the Warranty refer to the Britax website www.britax.com.au/service-support/warranty
The Safe-n-Sound trademark and other trademarks are the property of Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. (Australia).
The BRITAX trademark is the property of Britax Childcare Holdings Ltd, UK.
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 1995-2018 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. This product is covered by Australian and overseas
Patent applications. Patents pending.
P/No. 2202422/E
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