instruction manual for use of infant car seat “etro”

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PRODUCTS AND THE MATERIALS
USED FOR THEIR PRODUCTION IS GUARANTEED AND CERTIFIED
IN TEST LABORATORIES ACCORDING TO EN STANDARDS.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR USE
OF INFANT CAR SEAT “ETRO”
PLEASE, READ THE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THE CAR SEAT AND KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
This product represents "universal" child restraint system for use in motor vehicles fitted
with approved 3-point car safety belts with retractor. It is suitable for children weighing up to 13
kg, group 0+ and is approved under No. № E4-44R-043409.
“Pooky” car seat is suitable for newborn babies and little children weighing up to 13 kg. It is
installed in rear facing position in the vehicle.
This child restraint is designed and manufactured in compliance with the requirements of
Regulation 44 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe concerning the safe
transportation of children, the provisions of the product safety directive 2001/95/EU of the
European Parliament and The Council and Directive 91/671/EEC "Compulsory use of seat
belts and child restraints systems for child occupants of power driven vehicles" of the European
Parliament and The Council.
ATTENTION! Your child will be under maximum protection of this system, if you follow
these instructions and recommendations thoroughly! Following the instructions will ensure
your child getting the maximum safety designed into the restraint system during the time of use
of the product.
Do not forget that no system can provide absolute protection of injury in the case of a crash
or road accident. Drive with attention, when there is a child in your vehicle! You are the solely
responsible for the safety of your child, if you fail to follow exactly the instructions and safety
recommendations in this manual!
Pay special attention to the warnings and apply all necessary precautions in order to avoid
the risk of possible serious injury to your child thus ensuring its safety! If you fail to follow the
safety recommendations, the instructions for use, assembly and maintenance, it can lead to
serious injury or damage to your child.
Make sure that everybody who uses this car seat reads, understands and follows the
manual.
NOTE: The construction of this universal car seat is suitable for installing on most automobile seats. However, complete suitability exists only if the manufacturer has declared this in the
accompanying documentation of the vehicle. If you are not sure if this restraint is suitable for
your vehicle, please consult the dealer, the manufacturer of the car seat or the service department.
ATTENTION! This child restraint is good for use only in vehicles fitted with approved
3-point car safety belts with retractor complying with the requirements of Regulation 16
“Safety-belts and restraint systems” of UNECE.
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WARNINGS
1. ATTENTION! Never leave the child unattended by an adult!
2. This car seat must be installed and handled only by adult!
3. Follow the user instructions thoroughly in order to prevent possible injuries of your child!
4. NEVER USE THIS CAR SEAT ON FRONT OR OTHER PASSENGER SEAT
EQUIPPED WITH AIR BAG! FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THAT RULE MAY LEAD TO
SERIOUS INJURIES OR DEATH!
5. To be used only in vehicles fitted with approved 3-point car safety belts with retractor!
6. Do not install the car seat in a way different than the one described in this instruction
manual!
7. The car seat can be installed on a stroller from only with the adaptors supplied for this
purpose by the manufacturer.
8. This car seat must be rear-facing at all times. Never install it in forward facing mode!
9. In case the vehicle seat where the car seat will be placed is foldable, first make sure that
it is fully unfolded and fixed in upright position before placing the child car seat!
10. The car seat must be installed in a way that it can’t be entrapped by sliding vehicle seat
or door.
11. When the car seat is installed in the vehicle, its handle must be in the position shown in
this manual.
12. Do not use the car seat if the safety belts are not well fitted and the car seat is well and
properly installed in the car!
13. Make sure that both child’s safety belt and vehicle lap/3-point safety belt are properly
tightened so as to ensure maximum protection for your child. Check that the belt webbing has
not become twisted. Make sure that the belt webbing does not get caught in the door or rubs
against sharp corners of the seat or car body. If the belt is frayed or cut, replace it with a new
one.
14. The safety belts of the car seat must be adjusted well according to child’s height.
15. Do not put additional pads or blankets in the car seat, as they may hinder the safety of
the seat!
16. For maximum protection, the center rear seat position is recommended as the safest
position in most vehicles for installing a child restraint, but only if it is fitted with 3-point
lap/shoulder belts.
17. Do not install the car seat on vehicle seats facing backwards or the side.
18. If you find some damages or instability of any part of this car seat, discontinue its use
until the problem is fixed!
19. After a violent impact the seat and belts may be damaged. Therefore, they must be
replaced with new.
20. This restraint system must be secured with the vehicle belts even if there is no child
inside, in order to prevent the seat from impacts due to sudden stop of the car.
21. Always make sure that you are not carrying any unsecured objects, especially on the
back shelf, which, in case of an accident, may injure the car’s occupants.
22. Do not use this car seat without its seat cover and do not replace it with a new one,
unless supplied by the manufacturer. The fabric parts are integral parts of the restraint system
and its safety features!
23. Do not use spare parts other than the ones supplied by the manufacturer. This child
restraint should not be modified or adapted with new fittings, without previous authorization by
the competent authority.
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24. In case of a problem with the car seat, please contact the authorized dealer or service
department of the manufacturer. Do not attempt to make repair on your own.
25. Never use a second-hand car seat or second-hand spare parts! The car seat may have
been in a violent impact or car crash or the plastic may be old. All this can endanger the safety
of your baby!
26. Should the car have been parked in strong sunshine, please check that the child
restraint has not become too hot before placing your child seat.
27. Do not leave the car seat close to sources of strong heat!
28. Do not place the car seat on soft surface like beds or sofas! The car seat may tip over
and injure or suffocate your child!
29. Do not place the car seat close to sharp objects or on elevated surface!
30. Do not place the car seat on top of shopping carts!
31. Before carrying the car seat, make sure that the handle is well fixed!
32. Do not store the car seat in wet environment for longer periods!
33. This car seat must used only as a child restraint system in vehicles – do not use it for
other purposes!
34. In case of emergencies and accidents, the child must be removed quickly from the car
seat and out of the car. This restraint system’s belt buckle is easy to be unlock by adult.
35. Store the car seat in a safe dry place. Do not place heavy objects on top and prevent
the contact with corroding substances.
36. In case of long trips, make frequent stops, children get tired easily.
37. Keep the package away from children!
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
All passengers in the vehicle, especially children must be properly restrained. All adults and
children must use seat belts or child restrains designed for their weight and age.
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POSITION OF THE CAR SEAT IN THE VEHICLE
Consult your car manual before deciding at
which places you can install your child car seat.
You must follow this instruction manual,
especially with the special requirements.
• NEVER PLACE THE CAR SEAT IN
FORWARD POSITION! (fig.1).
fig. 1
Do not place the car seat on seats facing to the side (fig.2) or facing backwards (fig.3).
fig. 2
fig. 3
Your child seat can only be installed rearward facing, as shown in fig.4.
Attach the car seat to the vehicle seat with the diagonal (shoulder) and horizontal (waist)
belt (fig.5), as shown in fig. 4. The belts must be well fixed and not get loose during travel.
The car seat backrest must be adjusted in a position with a proper recline. If the car seat is
too upright, this may cause breathing problems. If the recline is too big, the car child may be
thrown away in case of a sudden stop of the vehicle.
fig. 4
fig. 5
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PARTS DIAGRAM
shoulder straps slots
handle
harness adjuster
handle adjustment
button
hook for the seat belt
fig. 6
CAR SEAT HANDLE, POSITIONS, ADJUSTMENT
fig. 7
There are three positions of the car seat handle that can be achieved by means of the
buttons located on each side of the handle as shown in fig.7.
Face the car seat, push the two buttons simultaneously, rotate the handle to the desired
position and release the buttons. The handle is fixed into position when you hear a "click".
Do not attempt adjusting the handle position without having pressed the two buttons
otherwise you may break the handle and/or the buttons.
IMPORTANT! Before lifting the car seat, place the handle in "locked" upright carrying
position and make sure it is fixed in that position.
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INSTALLATION OF THE CAR SEAT INTO THE VEHICLE
Place the car seat REAR-FACING on vehicle seat – fig. 4a.
Thread vehicle lap belt through car seat slots as shown in fig. 4b, 4c and 4d and buckle the
belt.
WARRNING! Vehicle shoulder belt must not be placed through car seat's slots!
Pull the belt front to back and left to right to check for secure installation.
HARNESS (SAFETY BELT) ADJUSTMENT
The belts must be fitted snug on the child. The baby’s clothes should not obscure the
harness.
The car seat has two sets of slots for safety belt straps height adjustment according to the
child's body. To change the harness strap position, undo the harness strap from the steel
splitter plate on the back of the car seat and re-thread them through the desired slots. Then
reconnect the straps to the steel splitter plate (fig.8).
fig. 8
Please, see Fig.9 which shows the steps for properly placing and securing the child in the
car seat.
Press the red release button on buckle and unfasten the buckle connector to detach the
shoulder straps too (fig.9a and fig.9b).
Lift up the harness straps and lay them flat on the back of the restraint. Place the child in
the restraint. Put the harness straps on the child's shoulders. Join the two buckle connectors of
shoulder straps, passing the left under the right, and insert them together into the buckle until
you hear a "click" signifying that the buckle is locked.
NOTE: Check that the buckle is secured by attempting to pull the above and below part to
remove the connectors.
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fig. 9
Pull the harness adjuster lock to the desired position according the child's body, as shown
in fig.9d.
Check that the harness straps are snug with just enough room to insert one finger between
child's chest and harness straps fig.9e.
WARNING! Do not place the child in a sleeping bag, blanket or other bulky wrapping before
putting the child in the restraint because the shoulder straps will not fit snugly and the child will
not be safe.
NOTE: New born babies need extra support around the head and body. Please, do not
remove the cushion if you are going to use the car seat for a newborn baby or baby less than
7 months of age.
TAKING THE CHILD OUT OF THE RESTRAINT AND
REMOVING THE RESTRAINT FROM THE VEHICLE
Press the red release button on the buckle in order to unfasten the shoulder straps
(fig.4a and 4b).
Lift up the harness straps and lay them flat on the back of the restraint.
Take the child out of the restraint.
Unbuckle the 3-point vehicle seat belt.
Pull out the vehicle seat belt though the seat belt hooks in the restraint.
Take the restraint out of the vehicle.
NOTE: The product is compatible with the seats of the motor vehicles in mass production.
In case of any doubt it is recommended that you consult with the importer or the authorized
dealer of both the motor vehicle and the car seat.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Regularly check the locking and fixing mechanisms, the belts and the upholstery, in
order to make sure they are not worn out or damaged.
2. If you find that some part of the car seat has damage, immediately discontinue its use.
3. To clean the upholstery, plastic or metal parts, use a damp soft cloth or sponge and mild
detergent.
4. Never use aggressive or abrasive detergents.
5. Always let the cleaned car seat to fully dry out before use.
6. The fabric parts can be hand washed at 30°С, using mild detergent. Do not machine
wash or tumble dry!
7. Do not bleach, iron or spin.
8. The buckle can be washed with lukewarm water. Do not use any lubricants.
9. The belts may be cleaned only with mild soap and damp cloth.
10. Do not soak decals and stickers. Do not remove them, they contain important information.
11. Do not use dissolvent, chemical or oiling substances for any part of the car seat.
12. Do not use this car seat without upholstery! It is an integral part of the car seat and can’t
be replaced except with an original one supplied by the manufacturer.
13. Do not use the car seat if it has been in an accident. It is possible that it may have
structural damages which can be very dangerous. The car seat must be checked by a specialist before you use it again.
14. Too much sun exposure may cause the fabric colors to fade and the plastic to deteriorate.
15. Do not leave your car seat in the vehicle if you don’t plan to use it.
16. Do not place any objects on top of your car seat during its storage, because this may
damage it. Store in place out of reach of children.
17. It is recommended to bring your car seat to a specialist for a full check up before using
it for a second child or after a long period of time.
18. In case of problems connected with the car seat normal exploitation, please, contact
the authorized service shops.
Fabric:
Outer: 100% polyester
Filling: 100% polyester
STKET016xxx
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BULGARIA, Plovdiv 4027, 1 Goliamokonarsko shosse Str.; tel.: + 359 32 600 855; www.chipolino.com
DECLARATION FOR COMPLIANCE
I, Nina Mitkova – General Manager of Chipolino Ltd with its place of business at: 1
Golyamokonarsko Shosse Str., s. Tzaratzovo, Maritza Municipality, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, as being
recognized as the manufacturer according to the Consumer Protection Law, hereby certify and
declare the following:
The product CAR SEAT, model ETRO with its item № STKET16xxx , for which this
declaration is about, has been manufactured in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 44 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe regarding the safety of
restraining devices for child occupants of power-driven vehicles (Child restraint system) and
the requirements of The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/ЕС of the European Parliament and the Council.
The seat is approved with № E4 - 44R04-3409 from RDW-The Nitherlands. It is classified
in weight group 0+ and suitable for newborn babies and children weighing up to 13kg.
I am declaring this on the grounds of certificate № E4-44R-033409/09.09.2004 and №
E4-44R-043409/22.07.2008 issued by RDW-The Nietherlands after completed tests according
to the requirements od Directive 2001/95/EC and Regulation 44 of the United Nations
Economic Commission for Europe reflected in protocols № 04.KR.KE.3147.1/PSC/05.08.2004
and № 08.KR.KE.6386.1/МC/24.06.2008.
The product CAR SEAT model ETRO with its item № STKET16xxx is safe for the
consumers and does not possess any risk for the health and well being of consumers during
its use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction manuals, which are an integral part of
the product.
16.10.2015
Plovdiv
Nina Mitkova
General Manager of Chipolino Ltd.
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1 Goliamokonarsko shosse, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
www.chipolino.com
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