rebel q air - Product Review

REBEL Q AIR
STROLLER WITH OPTIONAL
BASSINET ACCESSORY
PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE
Thank you for purchasing a quality VALCO BABY product. Please read and follow the instructions outlined in
this guide carefully. Familiarise yourself with the construction and safety features; be sure that you understand
all the warnings and safety guidelines before use.
Retain this guide in a safe place for future reference.
Due to our policy of continuous product development, this product is
constantly evolving. It is possible that some features or procedures outlined
here have changed since this document was written.
If you are unsure of any procedure shown here, please contact us via the web
at info@valco.com.au to obtain the most up to date information before use.
Include the batch number, which can be found on a sticker on the frame.
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ASSEMBLY
A
OPENING YOUR STROLLER
FIGURE A
1. Remove the stroller from the carton and dispose
of all packaging responsibly. The front wheels, rear
wheels, seat, bumper bar and hood all need to be
installed prior to use
2. Lay the stroller frame flat on the ground with the
handle facing upwards. Release the frame lock if
engaged (see Diagram Q)
3. Lift the handle upward to a vertical position. You
will feel the chassis unfolding as you lift.
FIGURE B
4. Continue to lift the handle until you feel the
chassis lock into the open position.
IMPORTANT WARNING: ALWAYS TEST THAT ALL LATCHES
ARE SECURELY ENGAGED BEFORE USE.
B
INSTALLING/REMOVING THE WHEELS
5
Outside
wheel hub
C
Axle button
PRESS
6
D
13
11
click
10
FIGURE C - REAR WHEELS
5. Pressing on the axle release button, insert the
axle through the outside of the metal hub and
through the nylon brake cog.
IMPORTANT: INSERT THROUGH OUTSIDE OF THE WHEEL
- THE SIDE WHICH DOES NOT HAVE THE BRAKE COG
SPROCKETS
6. While pressing the axle release button (6), insert
the wheel axle into the wheel housing of the frame
at the rear of the stroller chassis.
7. Keeping the axle release button depressed, insert
the wheel as far as it will go into the channel.
Release the button and pull the wheel slightly
back toward you to ensuring that it has locked
securely into place.
8. Repeat this procedure for the other wheel.
9. To remove a rear wheel, firmly grasp the wheel
spokes while pressing the axle release button.
Gently pull the wheel free of the wheel housing.
FIGURE D - FRONT WHEELS
10. Line each front wheel pin (10) with the
corresponding front wheel housing (11).
11. Insert wheel pin into the wheel housing and push
it up until it clicks into place.
12. To remove the front wheel, firmly grasp the wheel
while pressing the wheel release button (13) and
gently pull the wheel free of the wheel housing.
For optimum wheel performance ensure that the tyres are
always inflated to:
REAR TYRES: maximum 195Kpa
FRONT TYRES: maximum 195Kpa
E
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FIGURE E - FRONT WHEEL LOCK
13. The front wheels of your stroller offer either a full,
360º swivel action or a locked position.
14. To lock the front wheel, turn the wheel so that the
bulk of it is beneath the stroller and push down on
the wheel lock (14) until it locks into position.
15. Repeat this procedure for the other side.
IMPORTANT WARNING: ALWAYS TEST THAT THE LOCKS
ARE FULLY ENGAGED BEFORE USE.
INSTALLING THE SEAT
F
FIGURE F
16. Line up the seat housing with the corresponding
connectors located on either side of the stroller frame.
17. Lower the seat onto the connectors and gently push the
seat down until it clicks securely into place.
NOTE: YOUR SEAT CAN BE INSTALLED EITHER
FORWARD OR REARWARD FACING.
click
18. To remove the seat, simultaneously depress both
buttons in the seat housing on either side of the seat
unit and lift the seat unit from the frame.
IMPORTANT WARNING: NEVER REMOVE/RELEASE THE
SEAT WITH A CHILD IN IT.
INSTALLING THE BUMPER BAR
G
19
click
21
H
push
25
FIGURE G - BUMPER BAR
19. Insert the front bar ends into the nylon housings
located on either side of the frame. Be sure that the
bar is securely engaged.
20. Wrap the crotch strap around the installed bumper
bar and snap into position
21. The front bar is not adjustable.
22. To remove the front bar: Feeling the side of the
nylon housing that sits below the frame at each side
(facing inward), locate the release button.
23. Press each release button inward while simultaneously
pulling upward on the bar housing. Repeat for the other
side. Note that this may be difficult to do as the bar is
secured firmly as a safety precaution.
IMPORTANT WARNING: THE FRONT BAR IS NEITHER A
RESTRAINING NOR CARRYING DEVICE.
USING THE ADJUSTABLE HANDLE
FIGURE H - ADJUSTABLE HANDLE
24. Your handle can be adjusted to multiple positions.
25. Press the centre locking button while
simultaneously moving the handle up or down.
26. Releasing the locking button will allow the handle
to lock into the next position.
FOOTREST ADJUSTMENT
I
FIGURE I - FOOTREST ADJUSTMENT
27. To adjust your footrest, simultaneously press the
two adjusting buttons on either side of the footrest
and move it up or down to the desired position.
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
FIGURE J - SEAT ADJUSTMENT
push
28. Your stroller seat has 4 recline positions.
29. To recline the seat simply lift the recline handle
located on the back of the seat and ease the seat
down into the required position.
lift
30. For seat incline, gently push the seat upward into
the desired upright position. It is not necessary to
lift the recline handle.
J
Please see figure M for information on folding your seat
forward for stroller folding and storage.
26
NOTE: SPECIAL CARE MUST BE TAKEN WHEN
ADJUSTING THE SEAT POSITION WITH A CHILD IN
THE STROLLER.
HOOD
FIGURE K- HOOD INSTALLATION
31. Insert the plastic hood legs into the
corresponding housing on either side of the
stroller frame.
K
32. To remove your hood; Feeling the side of the
nylon housing that sits below the frame at each
side (facing inward), locate the hood release tabs.
click
33. Press the hood release tabs inward while
simultaneously lifting the hood upward. Repeat for
the other side.
I
FIGURE L- USING THE HOOD
The Expanda hood unzips, increasing the size of
your standard hood to give greater coverage and
protection from the sun and weather for your child.
L
To open the Expanda Hood:
34. Locate the zip in the center of the Expanda Hood
and unzip completely. Gently pull the Expanda
Hood forward until it reaches its full extension
To close the Expanda Hood
35. Gently push the Expanda Hood back, allowing
the middle section to fold in on itself. Carefully zip
the Expanda Hood closed.
IMPORTANT: always take care when closing the
Expanda Hood to avoid the zipper catching on the
ENCLOSED fabric
d. lift recline
handle
M
e. Push
seat
forward
b. Remove
hood
c. Forward
seat release
a. Remove
bumper
bar
N
FOLDING YOUR STROLLER
FIGURE M and N - FOLDING
36. Note, step b is not required for folding, but will create the most
compact folded unit.
a. Remove bumper bar from housing (store for future use)
b. Remove hood for the most compact fold
c. Press seat recline release button located at rear of seat and
simultaneously
d. Lift the recline handle while
e . gently pushing seat forward as far as possible
37. Fold hood either back against the frame or all the way forward
after folding.
38. Squeeze the centre locking button on the handle.
39. While keeping the centre locking button depressed, press the
frame lock button firmly and push the handle inward, with a firm
downward action, past the frame lock until it engages the lock
spring. This will unlock the frame.
40. Continue to ease the chassis downward until it is fully
collapsed.
FIGURE O- FRAME LOCK
41. Locate the locking clasp on the side of the stroller frame.
42. With your stroller in the closed position, swivel the clasp into
position and secure the catch over the frame rivet.
43. Your stroller is now ready for storage or transport.
HARNESS
O
1
2
P
3
4
1
FIGURE P - USING YOUR HARNESS
Your stroller is fitted with our unique multi point safety
harness system. ALWAYS use the harness, correctly fitted and
adjusted, with your child in this seat
TO SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE HARNESS:
44. Slide the shoulder strap buckle (1) into the housing of the
waist strap buckle (2), forming a complete buckle
45. Repeat for the opposite side.
46. Insert the completed buckle (3) in the buckle housing (4) until
it engages securely in place.
47. Repeat for the opposite side.
48. Carefully adjust the harness straps to snugly fit your child
by adjusting the Sliders located on all Shoulder Straps, Waist
Straps and the Crotch Strap (5).
Your harness can be adjusted for even more comfort for smaller or
larger children by threading the harness webbing through the
adjusting ‘sliders’ in either direction, you can change the length
of the webbing thus making them tighter or looser over your
child’s torso.
The harness should be snugly fitted to the baby’s body, tight
enough so that the baby cannot wriggle itself free of the straps
but loose enough so as not to cause the baby any discomfort.
TO OPEN YOUR HARNESS
49. Press down firmly on the button in the center of the buckle
housing (4). The waist and shoulder strap sections will spring
free of the buckle housing.
50. If they do not automatically release, slide the shoulder strap
buckles (1) free from the waist strap sections. This is to ensure
that they do not form a potential entrapment area.
51. Your harness will separate into 5 sections
IMPORTANT warning: when not in use disconnect shoulder
straps from the waist strap and/or buckle.
Q
BRAKES
FIGURE P - USING YOUR BRAKES
52. Press down on the red brake lever located on the rear axle to
simultaneously engage the brake in both rear wheels.
53. To release, simply lift the red brake lever with your foot.
IMPORTANT WARNING: ALWAYS TEST THAT THE BRAKES ARE SECURELY
ENGAGED BEFORE USE.
TETHER STRAP
54. Your stroller comes equipped with a Safety
Tether. Secure the strap to your wrist to stop the
stroller rolling away.
R
NOTE: ALWAYS USE THE TETHER STRAP WHEN A CHILD IS
IN THE STROLLER
OPTIONAL BASSINET
BASSINET ASSEMBLY
FIGURE R - CONTENTS
1. Remove the Rebel Q Bassinet from the carton and
dispose of all packaging thoughtfully.
2. Lie the bassinet on a flat surface, ‘bottom’ down.
S
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOOD OF YOUR REBEL Q
BASSINET IS ATTACHED TO THE BASSINET BODY AND
CANNOT BE REMOVED.
FIGURE S - CREATING THE BASSINET BODY
T
3. Inset: pull back the inner lining and locate the wire
support frames.
4. Lifting the top bassinet frame slightly and using
the finger loop on each support frame, pull each
outward to create the bassinet body
5. Be sure to pull each frame as far as it can go and
lock into the stoppers found on the base of the
bassinet.
FIGURE T - DRESSING THE BASSINET
6. Fold fabrics inside out. Line up each of the press
studs.
7. Pull the harness through the slits.
8. Straighten the inner lining in the bassinet neatly.
9. Secure by wrapping the end of the lining over the
bassinet sides and end. Straighten the fabric.
U
V
FIGURE U - ATTACHING THE FIXING FRAME
10. Turn the bassinet over.
11. Align the fixing frame with the corresponding
housing located on either side of the bassinet.
12. Insert the fixing frame connectors into the housing
until the seat is securely ‘clicked’ into place.
FIGURE V - INSERTING THE MATTRESS
13. The Rebel Q mattress pad is a contoured, wedge
shape to fit the shape of the bassinet. Insert the
mattress into the bassinet with the thicker, wider
end to the front of the bassinet. For your baby’s extra
security and safety, The Rebel Q Bassinet comes
equipped with waist straps. To Use: Make sure that
the lap straps remain on top of the mattress when
you assemble the bassinet. Place your baby carefully
into the assembled Rebel Q Bassinet. Always place
your baby’s head at the forward (hood) end of the
bassinet. Fold the lap straps over your baby’s waist,
leaving arms free. Secure the lap strap snugly, but
not overly tight, by gently pressing the opposing
Velcro strips together.
warning !: ALWAYS USE THE WAIST STRAPS WHEN
CARRYING YOUR BABY IN THE BASSINET TO AVOID
BABY SLIDING OR ROLLING.
W
X
Y
CLICK
FIGURE F - ADJUSTING THE HOOD
14. To adjust your canopy, simultaneously press the two
grey buttons on the outside of the hood frame and
move to the desired position. NOTE: When the hood
is fully extended, it is in ‘carrying mode’, and must be
tested to ensure that it is fully engaged .
FIGURE G - BASSINET COVER
15. The bassinet cover is easily attached by wrapping it
over the bassinet sides and securing in position with
the snaps found on the sides of the hood.
FIGURE H
16. To fix your bassinet to your Rebel Q frame, line up
the fixing housing with the corresponding connectors
located on either side of the stroller frame.
17. Insert the connectors into the housing and push
downwards until the bassinet is securely in place
and you hear it ‘click’. Attach each security strap to
either side of the frame.Pass each security strap up
and over the infant car seat. Click and engage the
buckle in the corresponding housing of the securtity
strapand tighten by pulling the adjusting strap.
18. To remove your bassinet, Release the security straps
by squeezing firmly on either side of the buckle
to release. Simultaneously press the grey release
buttons on either side of the fixing frame housing and
lift the bassinet from the frame.
IMPORTANT WARNING: ALWAYS TEST THAT ALL LATCHES
ARE SECURELY ENGAGED BEFORE USE.
! WARNING: TO AVOID INJURY OR DEATH !
• always apply the brakes whenever the pram/stroller is stationary
• DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED.
• secure the child in the harness at all times.
• DO NOT CARRY EXTRA CHILDREN OR BAGS ON THIS PRAM/STROLLER.
• MAKE SURE CHILDREN ARE CLEAR OF ANY MOVING PARTS IF YOU ADJUST THE PRAM/
STROLLER. OTHERWISE THEY MAY BE INJURED.
• use this harness at all times.
• when not in use disconnect shoulder straps from the
waist strap and/or buckle.
• FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
Remember: Your child’s safety is your responsibility
• Never use on stairs or on an escalator.
• The correct use and maintenance of this vehicle are essential
• When in the stroller, your child must always wear the safety harness, correctly fitted and adjusted, at all times.
• Always use the harness, correctly fitted and adjusted, with your child in this seat.
• Always use the tether strap when the stroller is in use.
• Check all parts before use for breakage or fatigue. Discontinue use immediately if any part is found to be
damaged or broken.
• We recommend a rust inhibiting product should be used to prevent rust & fatigue on metal parts.
• Maximum load of baskets: 3.5kgs.
• Always be aware of the risks provided by fire and other significant sources of heat such as radiators, etc. which
may be in the immediate vicinity of your stroller.
• It may be unsafe to use any accessories other than Valco approved ones.
• Be sure that all clamps and buckles are securely fixed and in place before use.
• Can be used from a newborn baby onwards. A bassinet or cocoon, specially designed to be used with a
stroller, is recommended when any fully reclining stroller is used with a newborn.
• Always hold the bassinet in such a way that you keep the bassinet balanced and the bassinet with the child
remains in the horizontal position.
• The bassinet is only suitable for a child that cannot sit up on its own or roll onto its side and cannot support
itself on its hands and knees.
• Only place the bassinet down on a firm, horizontal and dry surface.
• Do not allow other children to play near the bassinet unattended
• Do not use the bassinet or the stroller if any parts are broken, torn or missing
• The maximum weight of a child for which this stroller was intended is 32 kgs.
• The maximum weight of a child for which this bassinet was intended is 9kgs.
• Never run with a newborn baby in any pram or stroller until the child can sit up unassisted (approximately 6
months).
• Do not hang shopping bags from the handle as this may affect the stroller’s stability.
• This product is intended for domestic use only. It is not intended for commercial use.
AVOID SUFFOCATION HAZARDS:
• Unlike cribs that have rigid sides, the bassinet mattress is specially designed to prevent suffocation. The
mattress is designed to be a snug fit and should not exceed 30mm in thickness. Using a thicker or different
sized mattress may allow a child’s head to be trapped between the mattress and the side of the bassinet
causing suffocation. To help prevent suffocation from entrapment, USE ONLY THE MATTRESS PROVIDED.
• NEVER use additional mattress or padding. Use only the fitted sheet provided.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
! WARNING
Continued and extended exposure to sunlight and the elements can change the colours of many materials. To avoid fading, always cover and store
in a shaded area.• DO NOT use any bleach based products to clean the Rebel Q.• The Rebel Q can be cleaned using a damp sponge and mild
detergent.• The mattress sheet and the inner lining are both removable and may be gentle machine washed. Line dry only.• To prevent mould or
mildew always allow fabrics to dry COMPLETELY before storing. Always store in a well ventilated area.• Should the chassis become wet, dry off
promptly before storing. If this pram is used near the ocean or salted roads, spray the chassis and seat frame with water and dry. We recommend
a rust inhibiting product should be used to prevent rust and fatigue on metal parts.• We recommend that you wipe down axles and lubricate the
wheels every 3 months. Sand and dirt can grind down axles, if you live near the beach or in a dusty environment you must wipe down the axles and
wheels then lubricate them monthly.
AXLES ARE BEST LUBRICATED WITH GREASE OR PETROLEUM JELLY. MOVING PARTS ARE BEST LUBRICATED WITH SILICONE BASED PRODUCTS. DO
NOT USE OIL BASED PRODUCTS.
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