Instruction Manual
MCM 2010 Infant Carrier
Illustrations are representative only.
Design and style may vary.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE
PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT
Before You Start
Thank you for purchasing this child restraint. We
welcome you as a valued customer and trust that
your child will enjoy many years of comfort and safety.
Table of Contents
Page
2-4
Warnings (General)
Page
5-8
Anchorage fitting installation
Page
9 - 10
Vehicle seat location
Page 11 - 12
Child restraint parts
Page
Shoulder height marker rearward facing
13
Page 14 - 17
Preparing infant seat to fit your child
Page 18 - 19
Securing your child in the child restraint
Page
19
Removing your child in the child restraint
Page
20
Carrier use
Page 21 - 24
Installation of base and seat
Page
25
Storage for tether strap loop section
Page
26
Removing canopy for cleaning
Page
26
Canopy installation and use
Page 27 - 28
Removing seat trim for cleaning
Page
29
Removing buckle for cleaning
Page
30
Care and maintenance
Page
31
Accessories
Page 32 - 33
Tips for base engagement
Page
The next seat for your child
34
WARNING
IMPORTANT: RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS DETAIL THE SAFE USE, FITMENT AND
MAINTENANCE OF THE SEAT.
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND ENSURE
THAT THEY ARE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES.
NO SAFETY SEAT CAN GUARANTEE PROTECTION FROM INJURY
HOWEVER, PROPER USE OF THIS SEAT REDUCES THE RISK OF
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions at all times.
GENERAL
• Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
• To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an
infant until their shoulders reach the shoulder height
marker (approximately 6 months of age).
Continue to use this infant restraint until the child
reaches this limit. Infants are at risk of serious injury if
they face forward too early.
• Periodically inspect the harness for wear, paying
particular attention to attachment points, stitching and
adjusting devices.
• In an emergency your child can be released quickly by
pressing the red button on the harness buckle.
• In the event of an emergency it is important that the
child can be released quickly. This means that the
buckle is not fully tamperproof and therefore your child
should be persuaded never to play with the buckle.
• To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from
damage, use a seat protector or a towel underneath
and behind child restraint.
• Do not alter or modify this child restraint.
• Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
• A loose restraint or harness is dangerous
•2•
WARNING
• DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE
CAR.
• Park in the shade or where sun does not directly hit the
child restraint.
• Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket when
not in use.
• Check for hot seat and buckles before placing child in
child restraint.
• Check vehicle instructions for more information about
air bag/child restraint use.
• Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only if the
belt can be tightened properly and securely.
• This child restraint should be securely belted in the
vehicle even when not in use. In a crash or sudden
stop, an unsecured child restraint could injure other
occupants.
• Do not remove any of the warning labels or other
labels on the child restraint.
• Do not use this child restraint without the seat trim.
• Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
• Fit the harness firmly to the child.
• Do not allow the restraint to come into contact with
polishes, oils, bleach and other chemicals.
• Luggage and other heavy objects should be secured in
the car. Loose objects are liable to cause injury in the
event of an accident.
• THIS RESTRAINT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR USE
WHERE THE ANCHORAGE STRAP MAY FALL INTO
A SPLIT IN THE SEAT BACK (E.G. HATCHBACK OR
WAGON).
•3•
WARNING
• Straps may be damaged by unsecured cargo in a
collision. Secure or remove hazardous cargo before
using this strap. Hatch-back or wagon: Do not use the
child restraint where this strap may fall into a split in
the seat back. Always attach hook and remove slack.
• Repairs must only be done by the manufacturer or agent.
• Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash,
even if no damage is visible.
• To ensure baby’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.
• THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE ATTACHED TO A CHILD
RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE POINT IN THE CAR.
REFER TO CAR OWNER’S HANDBOOK FOR
LOCATION OF ANCHORAGE POINTS. REFER TO
A CHILD RESTRAINT FITTING STATION IF NO
ANCHORAGE POINTS ARE IN THE MOTOR CAR.
• Supervision of children is needed because they may
be able to undo buckles.
• Care and attention be given to ventilation and shading
of the occupant.
• TO BE USED WITH A LAP-SASH/LAP-ONLY* SEAT
BELT IN THE FRONT/BACK* OF MOST CARS WITH
FORWARD-FACING SEATS
• Seat belt extenders should not be used if the seat belt
is not long enough to secure the child restraint.
• If the baby’s neck muscles are unable to support their
head, then the child should remain rear facing.
•4•
ANCHORAGE FITTING INSTALLATION
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 IGC Dorel 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.
WARNING
THIS RESTRAINT MUST BE USED IN CARS WITH
FORWARD FACING SEATS WITH A LAP-SASH SEAT
BELT OR LAP BELT.
Do not modify or alter this restraint in any way. Use
only IGC Dorel recommended parts and accessories.
Protect all webbing from possible damage by sharp
edges and corners.
Check your vehicle owner’s handbook for the location
of correct anchorage points and possible need for
spacers. If a suitable anchorage point cannot be found,
contact a child restraint fitting station for recommendations
about your vehicle.
Some vehicles may have anchor points which are
recessed below the vehicle trim, spacers are supplied
to raise the anchor point if required.
Extension straps and extra fittings are available from
various stores.
•5•
IMPORTANT
Child restraints must be used correctly to provide proper
protection for your child. The new type of clip anchorage
system on child restraint must be used in the correct
way.
Be especially careful to use the clip in the following way.
RIGHT
Make sure there is no slack in the top strap and the
attachment clip is upright in the anchorage fitting.
WRONG
The clip must not lie flat on the anchorage fitting.
FLOOR MOUNTED ANCHORAGES
ANCHORAGES IN VERTICAL PANEL AT REAR OF VEHICLE
•6•
ANCHORAGE FITTING INSTALLATION
If the car is fitted with a child restraint anchorage point.
Locate the anchorage points behind the rear seating
position (consult the car owner’s handbook for the
location of the anchorage point). Remove the thread
plug from the parcel shelf / floor/ roof and install the
attachment bolt as shown in Fig 1.
WARNING
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE
ATTACHMENT BOLT. MAXIMUM TORQUE 20 Newton
Metre.
Attachment bolt
Lock Washer
A nchor Fitting
Front of vehicle
Spacers (if required)
Vehicle Trim
Fig 1
Vehicle Metal Structure
If the car is not fitted with a child restraint anchorage
point.
For sedans only – Drill a 9mm diameter hole in the
parcel shelf on the centre – line of the seating position
as shown in Fig 2. Install the anchor bolt as shown in
Fig 3.
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 anchorage point, and for
the correct attachment bolt length and use of spacers.
In New Zealand, consult the agent for the vehicle.
•7•
WARNING: 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 FITTINGS MUST BE USED ONLY AS
DESCRIBED ABOVE. IT MUST NOT BE HOOKED
ONTO ANY OTHER OBJECT.
Centre-line of seating
position
Front of vehicle
Fig 2
Front of vehicle
Fig 3
Attachment bolt
Anchor Fitting
Spacers (if required)
Vehicle Trim
Reinforcing Washer
Vehicle Metal
Structure
Lock Washer
Securing Nut
•8•
VEHICLE SEAT LOCATION
WARNING
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE SAFETY SEAT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH.
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.
410mm
Front of vehicle
610mm
Check the measurements between the front & rear
seats in the car in which the child restraint is intended
to be used, to ensure that the space is adequate.
•9•
CORRECT VEHICLE POSITION
CORRECT USE
CORRECT USE
INCORRECT USE
ANGLE CONFIGURATION FOR SEAT
Position seat ensuring that the
angle is no greater than 40˚
from horizontal plane.
40˚
Angular adjustment is achieved
by adjusting the base. Make
sure the line indicator is level
to ground. see pg 23 - 24
illustration 7 - 8
• 10 •
CHILD RESTRAINT PARTS
FRONT
K
B
A
C
J
D
F
E
G
H
I
A. Air Protect Cells
B. Canopy
G. Harness Release
Lever (under flap)
C. Head Hugger
H. Harness Adjuster
Strap
D. Shoulder Pads
I. Base
E. Harness Straps
J. Stabilising bar
F. Buckle
K. Carrying Handle
• 11 •
R
BACK
style and design may vary
M
S
Q
N
U
DO NOT REMOVE
TETHER STRAP
Rearward - Facing
belt path
L
P
O
L. Handle Adjustment
Button (Both sides)
M. Tether Strap
N. Tether loop section
O. Base Adjustment
Lever (3 positions)
P. Seat Release
Lever
T
Q. Bracket
R. Anchor Fitting
S. Adjuster latch
T. Locking Clip
(Located on the back
of the seat)
U. Instruction
Manual Storage
(on back of shell)
• 12 •
Shoulder height marker rearward facing
Shoulder
strap
Shoulder strap:
The shoulder straps
must be in the slots
which are nearest to
the child’s shoulders,
but not lower than the
child’s shoulders.
LABEL 1
LABEL 1
SHOULDERS MUST BE
BELOW THIS LINE
• 13 •
Preparing Infant seat to Fit Your Child
You MUST make these adjustments with your child
before you install the child restraint in the vehicle.
TO ADJUST HARNESS:
To loosen:
• 1 Press and hold down the harness
release lever (under flap on the front
of Infant seat)
• 2 Pull both harness shoulder
belts simultaneously towards you.
3
4
• 3 Press red button to release buckle
assembly for ease of child fitment. Place child in seat.
To tighten:
• 4 Fasten buckle assembly. Pull the harness adjuster
strap at the front of the seat until the harness strap lies
firmly against the child.
• 5 Pull back the trim below the adjuster to expose the
plastic hook at the front seat. Thread the adjuster belt
loop onto the hook for storage and safety. Refer to
illustrations below.
Configuring the harness belt
for shoulder height.
Press red button to release the
buckle assembly. Place harness
straps over sides of infant seat.
• 14 •
2
Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
child restraint. This will
increase comfort and
allow the harness to
properly tighten.
Check Harness
Height:
Determine which set
of harness slots works
best for your child.
Adjust if needed.
3
4
Shoulder strap:
The shoulder straps must be in the slots which are
nearest to the child’s shoulders, but not lower than
the child’s shoulders.
• 15 •
5
If adjustment is
required, locate
splitter plate at rear
of seat.
6
Splitter plate
Remove harness straps
from splitter plate at rear
of seat.
7
Pull harness through the
harness slots from the
front. Rethread harness
into new harness guide
locations.
Do not use shoulder
straps of unequal
heights. Straps must
be threaded through the same slot level for the trim
and seat.
• 16 •
8
Refit harness to
splitter plate.
Make sure harness
is securely on and
there are no twists.
WARNING
9
Make sure harness
straps are between
the metal bars and
plastic shell. Refer
to illustration 9.
• 17 •
Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint
Position harness
straps over the
child’s shoulders.
1
2
Push buckle tongues
into buckle until you
hear a “click.” Pull up
on harness to make
sure buckle is locked.
Pull on harness
adjustment strap
to tighten harness
snugly.
3
NOTE: A snug strap
should not allow any
slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line
without sagging. It does
not press on the child’s flesh or push the child’s body
into an unnatural position.
• 18 •
4
Adjustment
Attaching
Adjustment Strap
Shell:
End to Shell:
Pull up the trim at
the front of the seat.
The end of the harness
adjustment strap has
a
loop. Slide one side of
the loop onto one tab and the other on the other tab.
Replace the pad over the front
of the shell.
Removing Your Child from the Child
Restraint
1
Press and hold down the
harness release lever
(under flap on the front
of Infant seat). Pull both
harness shoulder belts
simultaneously towards
you.
2
Release harness by
pressing red button
on buckle. Remove
child.
• 19 •
Carrier use
1
Car/carry position
2
3
Rocking position
The carrying handle has
3 positions.
To adjust handle, press
both adjustment levers
on each side of handle.
Rotate up or down to
desired location. Release
levers. Listen for “click”
Make sure both sides are
locked into place.
Lock position
PRESS
NO
OK
• 20 •
Rear - Facing Use
4
Lap/ Shoulder belt path
Lap belt path
Placing a rear-facing child restraint in a
front seat equipped with an air bag can
result in serious injury or death.
Installation of base and seat
1
Install base facing
backwards, with the
stabilising bar against
the back of the car
seat. Determine if base
adjustment is required.
Refer to steps 7 - 8 on
pages 23 - 24
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Rearward - Facing
belt path
• 21 •
Front of vehicle
Locking Clip (Accessory)
NOTE: Remove the locking clip when the seat belt is
not being used with a child restraint. The locking clip
is located on the back of the seat.
Thread the vehicle lap
or lap-sash seat belt
through belt path as
shown. Buckle vehicle
belt. Push down firmly
on the base and pull up
on the belt to tighten.
Pull up on shoulder
strap to remove any
slack.
2
Hold both vehicle belts
together on the opposite side
of the buckle and unbuckle.
Thread both portions of the
vehicle belt onto the locking
clip on the opposite side of
the buckle. Refit and secure
vehicle buckle.
3
With weakest hand at
belt path, tilt and push
the base forward and
back, and from side to
side. If the seat belts
do not loosen, your
child restraint should
be secure. NOTE:
Some “play” from front
to back or from side to
4
side is acceptable.
• 22 •
6
With child secured in
the seat, attach to
base. Align the 2 bars
on the shell with the
hooks in bottom of
base. Push down to
lock into place. You will
hear a “click” when it is
locked. Pull on handle
to ensure it is locked in
place.
4
7
1
Make sure level line on
side of shell is level to
ground. Adjust base if
needed. Refer to page
24 illustration 8 .
8
4
To Adjust Base:
Pull the base adjustment
lever and either lift or
lower front of base.
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• 23 •
Two Piece Tether Strap Fitment
Style and design may vary.
TETHER STRAP
NOTE : The loop section of
the tether strap must be inside
the canopy
DO NOT REMOVE
TETHER STRAP
Attaching tether strap to vehicle anchor
Attach the hook to anchor in vehicle. Adjust tether strap to
remove slack in strap (Pull on free end of webbing to
tighten). Make sure the base is not lifted from the car seat.
To Remove Seat from Base:
Loosen the tether strap using
the adjuster and unhook the
tether strap from the loop
section. Leave the tether
attached to the anchor point
in car. Pull out release handle
and lift seat off base.
Store tether strap behind
rebound bar when capsule is
not in use.
• 24 •
Storage for Loop section
OPTION 1
WHEN CANOPY IS NOT IN USE:
Pull the loop webbing to the back of the seat. Roll the
webbing and tuck it between trim and seat shell.
See illustration
OPTION 2
WHEN CANOPY IN USE:
Pull the loop webbing to the back of the seat. Leave it
between the seat and canopy. See illustration
• 25 •
Removing Canopy for cleaning
1
To remove canopy, use
a pen or any pointed
object to push the small
Tab as illustrated and
simultaneously pull the
plastic strip.
PEN
Canopy Installation and use
2
Thread plastic strip
completely through
channel in front of the
canopy.
4
3
The canopy hoop has an angle that will make the canopy
lean forward when installed. Make sure when you thread
the canopy hoop, the angle is correct. Refer to illustration 3.
To attach canopy, fit back of canopy over back of shell.
Snap each plastic strip end to each canopy post.Refer to
illustration 4.
• 26 •
Removing seat trim for cleaning
Do not use this child restraint without the seat trim.
Failure to do this can result in serious injury
1
Loosen harness by
pushing down on the
harness release lever
(under flap on the front of
child restraint) while
pulling out on the harness.
2
Splitter plate
Remove harness straps
from splitter plate at rear
of seat.
3
From the front, pull
harness straps out of
the shell and trim.
Remove the shoulder
pads and insert.
• 27 •
Release harness by
pressing red button on
buckle. Remove buckle
pad as illustrated.
4
Pull buckle pad
5
From the back, undo
the two elastic straps
on sides of shell.
6
From the top, Pull the
trim off the seat. After
cleaning the trim,
replace by reversing
order.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE OR
WASH AIR PROTECT CELLS
• 28 •
Removing buckle for cleaning
From under seat shell,
insert buckle’s metal
clip up through the shell
and trim.
NOTE: For cleaning
instructions, see page
30 “cleaning buckle
section”.
Assembling buckle after cleaning
To assemble, ensure
that the RED button on
the buckle is facing
out.Push metal clip
through trim and shell.
From other side, pull
on buckle to check to
make sure buckle’s
metal plate is correctly
inserted through the
trim and shell.
• 29 •
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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.
If buckles requires cleaning
• Place the buckle unit under running water (40 degree
celcius) let the water flow through the mouth of the
buckle for one minute.
• Immediately latch and unlatch the tongues into the
buckle several times until a strong audible click is
heard.
• DO NOT oil any part of the buckle.
• Allow buckle to dry.
• If the buckle does not work, contact IGC Dorel
Customer Service on 1300 809 526
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
• All other surface should be cleaned with a mild soap
and water.
• Never clean with ammonia or bleach based, or
spirit-type cleaners.
• Clean the frame with a damp cloth.
• Do not use the restraint without the cover.
• Check the webbing for fraying.
• Ensure there are no cracks in moulding or the plastic
moulding.
• Check the Harness Adjuster is operating and is
clamping the webbing.
• If any part of the restraint is cracked or broken, seek
repair immediately or replace the child restraint.
• 30 •
Accessories
(on select models)
Infant Insert:
When using insert,
make sure insert does
not cover your infant’s
face in any way.
Remove the insert for
older babies.
To Remove the insert:
Unthread the harness from the splitter plate (see
“Preparing Infant Seat to Fit Your Child” section),
remove insert, and rethread harness. Reverse to
replace insert.
Shoulder Pads:
Shoulder pads help
provide comfort to the
neck. For harness
covers to fit correctly,
you may have to fit the
upper ends of the covers through the harness slots.
To remove, unthread harness from splitter plate
(see “Preparing Infant Seat to Fit Your Child” section).
Slide covers off and reattach harness.
• 31 •
WARNING
VERY IMPORTANT:
Only use this child
restraint with the cover
supplied or a
manufacturer-authorized
replacement cover with
identical shoulder height
markers.
Easy use tip for base engagement
Label
Make sure the base
release handle is
pulled all the way out
and locked before
installing the carrier
• 32 •
WARNING
Easy use tip for base engagement
• Ensure the child restraint harnesses are tight and not
dangling down below the child restraint rods located
on the bottom of the child restraint.
• Check the location of the tether stap to ensure it is not
obstructing the attachment of the base.
• Ensure the child restraint harness is threaded correctly
and is not threaded over the child restraint rods located
on the bottom of the child restraint preventing the child
restraint from attaching to the base.
• Ensure the child restraint handle is in the upright position.
• When attaching the base, tilt the child restraint slightly
up so that the foot of the child restraint will connect to
the base first. Slowly slide the foot of the child restraint
downward. The weight of the child restraint will
naturally push the head of the child restraint
downward and hear a loud, audible ‘CLICK’ when the
child restraint and base engages.
• Pull on the handle of the child restraint to ensure it is
fully connected and push on the release handle at the
same time.
• To remove the child restraint from the base, pull out
the release handle on the base and at the same time
lift the child restraint handle until it has released from
the base.
• 33 •
The next seat for your child
To be used only in a rearwardfacing position until the infant’s
shoulders reach the shoulder
height marker (approximately 6
months of age).
NOTE:
If the baby’s neck muscles are
unable to support their head,
then the child should remain
rear facing. Infants are at risk
of serious injury if they face
forward too early.
Infant Carrier
NOTE:
The Infant Carrier is unsuitable
for occupant when the shoulders
are above the marker.
The child needs to be moved into
the next form of child restraint
(Forward Facing Car Seat 6months
to approximately 4years or until
the child’s shoulders reach the
upper height marker).
NOTE: This illustration is
representative only.
Style and design may vary.
• 34 •
Forward Facing Car Seat
GUARANTEE
IGC Dorel Pty Ltd warrants your new product to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for 2 years on the seat
& 2 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.
IGC Dorel 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. IGC Dorel
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 Centre on Ph: 1300 809 526 or alternatively,
via our website at www.igcdorel.com.au for any difficulties with
your product. Warranty claims and claims for expense incurred
in returning this product can be addressed to our Customer
Service Centre at 655-685 Somerville Road, West Sunshine
VIC 3020. Hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
For New Zealand please contact Customer Service Centre,
14 Sir William Avenue, East Tamaki, Auckland, 2013.
Auckland: (09) 274 1040 NZ wide: 0800 628 000 (Toll Free).
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 CLIPS PROVIDED AT THE
REAR OF THE SEAT.
Ref # 012170 B
Australian
Standard
08/12
AS/NZS 1754 Lic 1491
SAI Global