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AHR Air Cushion™
Convertible Child Restraint
Series No. 7200/A/2010
Rearward Facing
For use with children
up to approximately 12 months.
Forward Facing.
For use with children from
approximately 12 months to
approximately 4 years of age.
IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS BOOKLET IN THE PLACE PROVIDED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INDEX
INTRODUCTION
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION
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WARNINGS
To be used only in a rearward-facing position for an infant until their shoulders reach the lower
shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age). Then to be used in a forward-facing
position until their shoulders reach the upper shoulder height marker (approximately 4 years of age).
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS A GROWING CHILD
Continue to use this child restraint until the child reaches this limit.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
Do not use forward facing until child's shoulders are above the lower shoulder height marker.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS THE NEXT STEP
Infants are at risk of serious injury if they face forward too early.
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SPECIAL FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
Children are at risk of serious injury if they move to booster seats too early.
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SUITABLE FOR USE
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HOW TO SETUP
Children that have outgrown this restraint are safest in a booster seat until their shoulders reach the
upper shoulder height marker of the booster seat.
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HOW TO INSTALL
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HOW TO USE
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SPECIAL FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
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SUITABLE FOR USE
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HOW TO SETUP
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HOW TO INSTALL
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HOW TO USE
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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ACCESSORIES
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TRAVELLING TIPS
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. IN THE EVENT OF DOUBT ABOUT
THE METHOD OF INSTALLATION, CONSULT BRITAX CHILDCARE OR AGENT OR A CHILD RESTRAINT
FITTING STATION AUTHORISED BY A RELEVANT TRANSPORT AUTHORITY OR, IN NEW ZEALAND,
THE AGENT FOR THE VEHICLE.
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection from injury in every crash. However, to ensure
that your child gets all the protection designed into the restraint PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and use only Safe-n-Sound (Britax) recommended parts and accessories.
You purchased a model with the added protection of a Side Impact Cushion Technology™headrest
you can see the Side Impact Cushion fitted on the sides of the headrest. There is no installation or
assembly required to activate the Side Impact Cushion, it only functions in a side crash to provide
additional protection to the occupant.
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.
Always store the instruction book in the pocket provided on the side or the back of the cover.
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Use the restraint exactly as shown in the instructions.
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Fit the restraint firmly to the car seat.
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The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is recommended not to
use child restraints older that 10 years as the protection in an accident may be reduced.
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Fit the harness firmly to the child.
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The restraint is not intended to be a substitute baby cot or bed. It is only designed to enable safe
transportation of children in motor vehicles. Do not leave a baby in the restraint for long periods
of time.
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A loose restraint or harness is dangerous.
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Supervision of children is needed because they may be able to undo buckles and adjusters.
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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
•
Upper anchorage straps and extension straps may be damaged by unsecured cargo in a
collision. Secure or remove hazardous cargo before using this strap. Hatchback or wagon: Do
not use the child restraint where the upper anchorage strap may fall into a split in the seat back.
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Do not alter or modify this restraint.
•
Repairs must only be done by the manufacturer or agent.
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Protect all webbing from abrasion and cutting by sharp corners and edges.
Do not allow the restraint to come into contact with polishes, oils, bleach and other chemicals.
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Do not lift the seat by the headrest.
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Destroy the restraint if it has been in a severe crash, even if no damage is visible.
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DO NOT USE THIS RESTRAINT WITHOUT A COVER.
Do not store in areas that may get hot, like in car boots, roof space, beside shed walls which get
hot in summer. Do not place heavy items on top of the seat as this may distort the plastic.
•
Regularly check the restraint components, straps & other fitments for correct function and
condition. Seek prompt repair.
•
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.
•
If an airbag is fitted in the desired seating position where the child restraint is to be fitted, follow
the vehicle manufacturer's warnings and instructions.
•
DO NOT USE A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WHERE AN AIRBAG IS FITTED IN THE FRONT
OF THE SEATING POSITION.
•
The restraint should not be purchased or sold as a second hand item. It is recommended not to
use child restraints older that 10 years as the protection in an accident may be reduced.
•
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).
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:
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE CAR.
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SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
A GROWING CHILD
SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKERS
Newborn (Rearward Facing)
Label A
Shoulder height
label (hidden)
Shoulder height markers are provided on this restraint for a visual indication that the child is safe to
ride in this restraint. Do not turn to forward-facing until the child's shoulder's reach the lower marker.
Do not continue to use the restraint if the child's shoulders are above the top marker.
Rearward Facing
IMPORTANT: Follow this advice.
Older baby (Rearward Facing)
Label A
Shoulder
height label
LOWER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER : Label A
When the child's shoulders reach the lower marker, the child restraint must be turned to face towards
the front of the vehicle or move the child to another Forward Facing seat with in built harness.
Approximately 12 months of age.
Child Use (Forward Facing)
Shoulder Height Labels
Turn to forward-facing when the child's
shoulders reach the lower shoulder height marker.
UPPER SHOULDER HEIGHT MARKER : Label B
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 too the next child restraint. Approximately 4 years of age.
Label B
Label A
Forward Facing
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
THE NEXT STEP
For the next child restraint choose
from:
• Convertible Booster Seat ( Note: you can
move to a convertible booster seat once the
child's shoulders reach the lower shoulder
height marker),
SPECIAL FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
Convertible Booster
seat used with
internal harness
until approximately
4 years and then as
a booster seat.
To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the infant's shoulders reach the lower shoulder
height marker (approximately 12 months of age).
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1
Shoulder Height
Markers hidden
under headrest in
lowest position.
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OR
• Booster Seat and an accessory Child Harness
(A Child Harness must be used if the car is
fitted with a lap only seat belt in the desired
seating position),
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Booster seat and
accessory Child
Harness.
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1. Canopy (if fitted)
2. AHR Tilt & Adjust Headrest
3. Side Impact Cushion Technology™
4. Infant Safety Cushion Insert
OR
5. Shoulder Pads
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6. Fully adjustable 6 point harness
• Booster seat and lap-sash seat belt.
Booster seat
and lap-sash seat
belt.
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7. Quick Release Buckle (Red button)
8. Crotch Pad
9. Harness Adjustment Button
10. Harness Adjustment Strap
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11. Stabilising Bar for Baby use
12. Seat Pad
13. Padded cover for baby’s comfort (may vary in style)
14. Shoulder Height Markers (Hidden behind headrest)
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SPECIAL FEATURES: REARWARD-FACING
SUITABLE FOR USE
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TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN
THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
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Front of Vehicle
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15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
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23 22 21
Car's Anchor Fitting
Attachment Clip
Pocket
Vehicle seat belt
Blue Release Latch
Grey Recline Latch
Rear facing Lock-off
Blue REARWARD FACING BELT PATH label
Messy Mat™ (if supplied)
Base (shown in baby use mode)
RECLINE MECHANISM
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465mm
615mm
Continue to use this restraint in this rear facing mode until the
child's shoulders reach the limit of the lower shoulder height
marker before turning the seat to face forward. A baby's neck
muscles may be unable to support their head thus the baby
should remain rear facing until the neck muscles become
stronger.
The purchaser should check the measurements between the
front of the seat back of the rear seat and all front seats in
the car in which the child restraint is intended to be used, to
ensure that the space is sufficient. If you have the restraint
check it fits in your car.
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 Road Rules for exemptions.
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25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
To be used only in a rearward-facing position until the
child's shoulders reach the lower shoulder height marker
(approximately 12 months of age). Then to be used in
forward-facing position until the shoulders reach the upper
shoulder height marker (approximately 4 years of age).
Forward facing sash belt lock-off
Upper Anchorage Storage Band
Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
Pocket for Instruction Manual (Behind Restraint)
Helpful Harness Holder™
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SUITABLE FOR USE
HOW TO SETUP
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE REARWARD
FACING
A. The restraint is normally packaged in the fully upright
child use mode so if you need to use it for baby use
you must first fully recline the restraint. Convert the
restraint to baby use mode by referring to steps below,
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN REARWARD FACING
MODE WITHOUT STABILISING BAR FULLY EXTENDED.
Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage
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 position of the restraint.
It is permissible to allow the restraint
to touch the front vehicle seat.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers have adequate ventilation and are shaded from direct sunlight through side
or rear windows.
CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE
To use this child restraint, the car will need a child restraint anchor fitting in the seating position that
you intend to use. Refer to the car owner's handbook.
If no anchor fitting is provided then you will need to install an anchor fitting. Refer to pages 56 to 59.
The anchor fitting is required for attaching the upper anchorage strap in both rear facing mode and
forward facing mode covered later in the these instructions.
B. If Upper Anchorage Strap is folded up for storage
undo Storage Strap then lengthen. Fully press Adjuster
Button (A) while pulling Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to
lengthen.
FULLY RECLINE IN CHILD USE MODE:
Place one hand on the front corner of the base firmly
while with the other hand lifts the Grey Recline Latch up
to unlock, continue pulling restraint forward until fully
reclined. The Blue Release Latch prevents over reclining
when installed forward facing. The seat belt may need to
be slackened and retightened.
CONVERT TO BABY USE MODE:
Once fully reclined, press the Blue Release Latch located
under the restraint body while with the other hand lift
the Grey Recline Latch up to unlock, continue pulling the
restraint forward until fully reclined into baby use mode.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
B
Storage
Band
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
Lift Grey
Recline Latch
Lift Grey
Recline Latch
Press Blue
Release Latch
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO SETUP
INSTALLING INTO THE CAR
A. Place restraint rearward facing in the chosen
seating position with the Messy Mat™(if fitted)
positioned centrally in the seating position.
Remove Infant Safety Cushion Insert, and gently
remove the Seat Pad.
Remove
Seat Pad
Blue -
REARWARD
FACING BELT
PATH label.
A
B. Undo the buckle and place buckle tongues in the
Helpful Harness Holder™.
B
Click
Then push bar
forward
C. Pull out stabilising bar and gently push bar
forward until a click is heard. Stabilising bar is
now latched in place.
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Helpful Harness
Holder™
Pull out
Stabilising
bar
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1
D
Pass buckle tongue through slots 1 and 2.
Lock-off (open)
E. Engage seat belt buckle & tongue and
tighten the seat belt allowing the sash to
fully retract. Use the rear facing seat belt
lock-offs to prevent the seat belt loosening.
See illustrations on page 17. Do not use the
lock-off if the buckle interferes with closing
the lock-off.
NOTE: Seat belt buckle and tongue must not
rest between restraint cover and restraint. If
seat belt buckle is adjustable, adjust buckle as
low as possible away from the restraint.
C
Headrest trim end
D. If using a lap-sash seabelt, disengage the
rear facing Lock-off. Fully lengthen seat belt
and feed the seat belt through the closest
seatbelt path slot and pass across the
seating surface behind the crotch buckle
straps and through the opposite slot. Follow
the blue REARWARD FACING BELT
PATH label.
Seatbelt path slot
Infant Safety
Cushion Insert
E
Pass buckle tongue through here
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HOW TO SETUP
F. Refit the harness buckle through Seat Pad and
fit the Seat Pad around the Push Button adjuster
moulding. Refit the Seat Pad by connecting with
the seat cover along the seat surface and up the
backrest. For smaller babies replace the Infant
Safety Cushion Insert. Do not use the Insert if
the child's shoulders reach the Lower Shoulder
Height Marker, remove the Insert for longer use
whilst still rear facing. See page 23 for advice on
positioning the shoulder straps.
HOW TO SETUP
G. Align restraint centrally to the chosen seating position. Pull sash portion of seat belt until all slack is
removed from Lap portion of seat belt. Adjust seat belt to hold the restraint firmly against the vehicle
seat back. For retractor seat belts. Allow excess belt to feed back into retractor. Lock the rear facing
seat belt lock-off to prevent the seat belt slackening.
Rear facing
seat belt
lock-off
On the opposite side to the
seat belt buckle, only pass
the lap portion of the belt
through the lock-off and
lock in place (optional).
On the car seat belt buckle side, pass both lap
and sash seat belt through the lock-off and lock
in place
If placing the restraint in a seating position with a lap only seat belt, tighten the seatbelt so as to hold
the restraint firmly against the vehicle seat back.
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO INSTALL
Attachment Clip
H. Fit the attachment clip to the car's anchor
fitting as shown. Make sure to remove as
many twists as possible from the upper
anchorage strap. Refer to the car owner's
handbook for the location of the child
restraint anchor fitting.
The strap will usually fit around the outside
of the Side Impact Cushion. Do not tighten
the strap so that it causes the headrest to
become narrower. Just remove the slack
from the upper anchorage strap.
Attachment Clip
H
Car's Anchor Fitting
Fully press Adjuster Button
(A) while pulling Upper
Anchorage Strap (B) to
lengthen.
A
I
C
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
A single
twist is
required in
baby use.
Do not use this
slot for baby use
installation
Roll up excess strap
tightly so the webbing is
thick enough to be held
in the storage band.
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Car's Anchor Fitting
Pull sash portion of seat
belt to remove slack.
B
Storage
Band
I. Tighten adjustable upper anchorage strap
by pulling adjustment strap (C) to remove
slack, but do not over-tighten causing the
restraint base to lift off the vehicle seat. This
will usually be done once the baby has been
harnessed into the seat. Roll up excess strap
tightly so the webbing is thick enough to be
held in the storage band.
Ensure Upper Anchorage Strap is tightened,
attached to the Anchor Fitting and that straps are
the same length on both sides of Attachment Clip.
Feed seat belt between restraint cover and
restraint body, (see previous page).
Engage the Lock-offs to prevent the seat belt slacking.
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 UPPER ANCHORAGE 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 INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
IMPORTANT: If using an Extension Strap, positioning the Attachment Clip above the baby 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.
ANGULAR ADJUSTMENT OF RESTRAINT
Some vehicle seats have more rearward slope than others. If the angle of the seat causes the baby to
be too upright for comfort, the angle may be altered by placing a firm packing between the seat and
the underside of the base. Packing can be a firmly rolled up towel or nappy.
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
Attachment Clip
should be behind
the front of the
vehicle seat front.
Attachment Clip should
not be in front of the
vehicle seat front.
Extension
Strap
10° to 15°
Attachment Clip
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
ADJUSTING HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT & HEADREST:
FOR BABY USE REARWARD-FACING
1. 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 so the seat will always have the shoulder
straps in place.
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the baby in the restraint. The headrest
must be in the correct position and the harness must fit firmly around upper torso of the baby and be
positioned so as to leave the baby's arms and legs free.
2. Use the Infant Safety Cushion Insert when rear facing for smaller babies until their shoulders reach
the Lower Shoulder Height Marker. Remove the Infant Safety Cushion for longer use whilst still in
rear facing.
For babies 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 is on the next page. If your baby has reached the lower shoulder height marker
then the restraint should be converted for “child use” (Refer to Forward Facing section starting on
page 29).
3. Discontinue the use of the Infant Safety Cushion Insert if there is insufficient room for the baby or
shoulders reach the Lower Shoulder Height Marker.
Lower shoulder
height marker.
Harness Shoulder slots.
Harness tongues and buckle.
Lap strap slots.
Crotch strap slots.
REARWARD-FACING BELT PATH;
shown as blue.
Adjuster button.
Harness adjuster strap.
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HOW TO INSTALL
ADJUSTING AHR TILT & ADJUST
HEADREST AND HARNESS STRAP
HEIGHT
HOW TO USE
Pull forward to
unlock headrest
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the
headrest.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from the
vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions.
Small adjustments may be possible with the baby
still in the seat, the baby will need to be supported
to allow the headrest to be rotated forward for
adjustment.
C. To adjust the headrest, gently pull the top of the
headrest forward as shown (see illustrations), and
pull up or push down so that the shoulder strap slot
is level with or slightly above your child’s shoulder.
Do not adjust the headrest by pulling on the Side
Impact Cushion.
C. Slacken Harness Straps by pushing and holding the Harness
Adjustment Button, grasping BOTH shoulder harness straps
and pulling out the desired amount of slack. Release harness
adjustment button when there is enough slack.
C
While holding forward, move up or down
to desired position.
D. Lay the baby on their back into restraint and fit harness as shown
above. Make sure the baby is dressed to allow harness buckle
to be pulled up between baby’s legs e.g. a jump suit. Make sure
the baby’s arms and legs are free. Never wrap baby in a blanket
before placing in restraint.
Lower shoulder height marker hidden
when headrest is the lowest position.
AHR Headrest with
Side Impact Cushion
Technology™
Half twist in the Upper
Anchorage Strap
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap and
the buckle tongues face the correct way.
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A. Ensure the headrest and shoulder straps are adjusted to the
correct height for your child (see page 6 and 7).
B. Slacken the Upper Anchorage Strap and allow the straps to fall to
the sides of the restraint for easy access to the baby.
D. Release headrest so that it moves back and locks
into position. Ensure that it has locked in position by
gently pushing down on it.
F. If the headrest is moved up, then down with the
child in the seat, check that the headrest cover has
not bunched up behind child’s back which will cause
discomfort.
PLACING BABY INTO RESTRAINT
C
Adjuster for the
Upper Anchorage
Strap
Helpful Harness Holder™
Slackened Upper Anchorage Strap
Harness
shoulder straps
Pull Adjustment Strap
to tighten the harness
Adjuster Strap
Harness
Adjustment Button
D
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HOW TO USE
E. Fit either harness tongue into
the harness buckle followed by
the other tongue until a click is
heard. Should the second tongue
not insert, press the red button
and reinsert the tongues. Ensure
secure engagement by pulling
harness straps.
F. Remove slack from harness lap
straps by pulling shoulder straps.
Then pull the Adjuster Strap below
the push button - See illustration D
on page 25.
HOW TO USE
G. Retighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap
by pulling Adjustment Strap to remove slack
as shown.
Tongue
Press
Buckle
E
Pull to remove
slack from
harness lap
straps
Click
Shoulder Straps
F
Crotch Straps
CAUTION: A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS.
Make sure that nothing is obstructing harness straps and that baby’s arms and legs are free with
the straps in the correct location - see previous page.
Do not use restraint if straps do not tighten and contact Britax Childcare Customer Service. Refer
to back cover for details.
IMPORTANT:
The Infant Safety Cushion Insert is designed to snugly support baby for extra support and comfort
and must be used for smaller babies. Discontinue use when baby's shoulder's reach the Lower
Shoulder Height Marker or the Insert is a tight fit or creates discomfort for larger babies.
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G
Pull Adjustment
Strap to remove
slack
H
Roll up excess
strap tightly so the
webbing is thick
enough to be held
in the storage band.
H. Always roll up excess strap tightly so the
webbing is thick enough to be held in the
storage band.
Harness Lap Straps
Storage
Band
REMOVING BABY FROM RESTRAINT
A. Press Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button while
pulling Upper Anchorage Straps to slacken. Allow
Upper Anchorage Straps to fall to the sides for easy
access into restraint.
B. Push and hold the Harness Adjustment Button while
pulling both Shoulder Harness Straps to slacken
harness to the desired amount.
C. Press the red button on Harness Buckle then both
Harness tongues will be released. Insert buckle
tongues into Helpful Harness Holder™ to hold
harness strap away from the child. Move each
shoulder strap to baby’s side then pick up baby.
Helpful Harness
Holder™
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SPECIAL FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
HOW TO USE
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM
VEHICLE
A. Disengage seat belt tongue from buckle and remove
from restraint.
B. Release the stored strap and fully press Upper
Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to slacken as shown
right. In some vehicles loosening of the Upper
Anchorage 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 Attachment Clip from Anchor Fitting. The
child restraint is now disconnected.
See pages 32 and 33 for the storage of the
stabilising bar and returning the seat to the upright
position for forward facing mode or storage.
To be used only in a forward-facing position by children whose shoulder's have reached the lower
shoulder height marker (approximately 12 months of age) until the shoulders reach the upper shoulder
height marker (approximately 4 years of age.)
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
A
B
B
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1
Storage
Band
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2
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4
5
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1. AHR Tilt & Adjust Headrest
2. Headrest Slots
3. Fully Adjustable 6 point harness
4. Quick Release Harness Buckle (Red button)
5. Pocket
6. Harness Adjuster Button
7. Harness Adjustment Strap
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8. Seat Pad
9. Crotch Pad
10. Padded Cover for comfort
11. Shoulder Pads
12. Shoulder Height Markers (Hidden behind headrest)
13. Side Impact Cushion Technology™
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SPECIAL FEATURES: FORWARD-FACING
14. Car's Anchor Fitting
15. Vehicle seat belt
16. Pocket for Instruction Manual (Behind Restraint)
17. Forward facing sash belt lock-off
18. Yellow FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH labels
19. Base (shown in child use mode)
20. Blue Release Latch
21. Grey Recline Latch
22. Messy Mat™ (if supplied)
23. Rear facing Lock-off
24. Helpful Harness Holder™
25. Side Impact Cushion Technology™
26. Upper Anchorage Strap Adjuster
27. Upper Anchorage Storage Band
28. Adjuster Upper Anchorage Strap
29. Attachment Clip
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SUITABLE FOR USE
TO BE USED WITH A LAP SASH OR LAP ONLY SEAT BELT IN THE BACK OF MOST CARS WITH
FORWARD-FACING SEATS.
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Once the child's shoulders reach the lower 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.
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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.
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DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN FORWARD- FACING MODE WITH THE REAR FACING MODE STABILISING
BAR PULLED OUT.
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Do not use the restraint without the Upper Anchorage Strap correctly attached.
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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 upper anchorage strap must be attached to an anchorage point
using an extension strap if necessary.
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RECLINE MECHANISM
Do not use on any vehicle seat which faces sideways or rearwards.
Do not use the Infant Safety Cushion Insert in Forward Facing ‘Child Use’ mode.
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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 baby's neck
muscles are able to support their head. Do not move to a Booster Seat until the child has outgrown
this child restraint.
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 of risk of serious injury if they move to a booster seat too early.
Front of Vehicle
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO SETUP
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE FORWARD FACING
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
A. Remove the seat from the vehicle by
disengaging the seat belt and upper anchorage
strap refer to page 42.
B. Remove the Baby Infant Safety Cushion Insert
as this is no longer required.
Hook and Loop attachment
Stabilising bar
C. To store the Stabilising Bar, lift the Seat Pad
at the end of the seat which uncovers the
stabilising bar storage recess.
D. Press button on left side (facing seat) and
gently push stabilising bar back and then down
into the recessed area.
F. Convert the restraint to child use 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.
Seat
Pad
C
E. Re-attach the Seat Pad at the end of the seat.
G. Determine whether an upright or reclined position
is preferred and adjust if necessary.
F
1. Rotate backwards
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT USE RESTRAINT IN
FORWARD-FACING POSITION WITH
THE STABILISING BAR PULLED OUT.
Do not recline into baby position when
using restraint in forward facing child
use mode.
Ensure harness and headrest are in the
correct position (Refer to page 38).
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2. Then push
inwards
Button under trim
D
FULLY UPRIGHT CHILD USE MODE
FULLY RECLINED CHILD USE MODE
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HOW TO SETUP
HOW TO SETUP
H. Place one hand on the front corner of base
firmly, while with the other hand push the Grey
Recline Latch up to unlock and push back until
the restraint is at the desired position. Ensure
the Grey Recline Latch is engaged into position
by pushing on the restraint.
Lift Grey Recline
Latch
J. Fully lengthen seat belt. Thread the seat belt into child use seat belt path (yellow marker) as shown
below, ensuring that the seat belt is behind the harness straps and that the lap part of the seat belt is
below the hook as shown below, on each side.
NOTE: Seat belt extenders should not be used. If the seat belt is not long enough to secure the
child restraint. If they are used then the buckle tongue must not enter the seating zone.
H
K. Engage seat belt buckle and tongue, ensure to remove all slack from lap part of seat belt by pulling
sash belt. Adjust the seat belt to hold the restraint firmly against the vehicle seat. Feed the sash belt
into seat belt lock-off pulling the sash tight through the lock-off. Press the lock-off lever to secure
the seatbelt. For inertia/retractable seat belts, allow excess belt to feed back into retractor.
L. If using just a lap seat belt, thread the seat belt through the back of the seat following the belt path.
Keep the belt under the hook on each side. Then engage the buckle and tighten the seatbelt so the
restraint is held firmly against the car's back.
I. Position restraint in forward-facing mode and
align restraint centrally to the chosen seating
position as shown on page 33.
Some vehicle seat fabrics (particularly velours)
may be damaged by a child restraint used
continuously. We recommend the use of a
messy mat or thick towel to keep the vehicle
seat in good condition.
Pull sash portion of seat
belt through the lock-off
to remove slack
Engage
Seatbelt
buckle
Seat belt
lock-off lever
Ensure lap part of seat
belt is below the hooks
Lap Seat Belt
Hook
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Yellow
FORWARDFACING
BELT PATH
label
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HOW TO INSTALL
HOW TO INSTALL
INSTALLING INTO VEHICLE FORWARD-FACING
(UPRIGHT OR RECLINED)
M. Fit the attachment clip to the anchor fitting as shown.
Make sure to remove as many twists as possible from the
upper anchorage strap. Refer to the car owners handbook
for the location of the child restraint anchor fitting.
Upper Anchorage
Adjustment Strap
Attachment Clip
Storage
Band
Car's Anchor Fitting
M
Always attach the hook and remove slack
N. Tighten Adjustable Upper Anchorage Strap by pulling
adjustment strap to remove slack as shown below, but
do not over-tighten causing the restraint base to lift off
the vehicle seat.
O. Roll up excess strap tightly so the webbing is thick
enough to be held in the storage band and is away from
child's reach.
Storage
Band
Press
Attachment
Pull to remove
Clip
slack, then store
the strap as shown
Car's Anchor Fitting
FORWARD-FACING
BELT PATH;
Upper Anchorage
Strap
marked in yellow.
Pull to
tighten belt
Seat belt 'Lock-off'
Child use seat belt path
Pull Adjustment Strap
to remove slack
N
Hook
CAUTION:
Always roll up the excess strap otherwise it may hang
outside the car door or could strangle a child.
IMPORTANT:
Check that the belt 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.
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O
FORWARD-FACING
BELT PATH;
marked in yellow.
IMPORTANT: Always roll up the excess Upper Anchorage Adjustment Strap.
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HOW TO INSTALL
ADJUSTING HARNESS STRAP
HEIGHT AND HEADREST: FOR
CHILD USE FORWARD-FACING
Correct fitment of the harness is very
important as it restrains the child in the
restraint. The harness must fit firmly
around the upper torso of the child and be
positioned so as to leave the child's arms
and legs free.
The headrest must be in the position where
the top of the shoulder slots are nearest to
the child’s shoulders, but not more than
25mm below the child’s shoulders. 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 8 and 9).
HOW TO INSTALL
Harness Shoulder slots.
Upper shoulder
(Height marker
hidden when
the headrest
is not at full
height)
Lower
shoulder
height
marker
Harness
tongues
Lap strap
slots
Harness
buckle
Crotch
strap flap
Adjuster
button
Harness adjuster strap
The shoulder straps must be in the slots
which are nearest to the child's shoulders,
but not more than 25mm below the child's shoulders.
ADJUSTING AHR TILT & ADJUST
HEADREST AND HARNESS STRAP
HEIGHT
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the
headrest.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from
the vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest
positions. Small adjustments maybe done with the
child the seat, the child will need to lean forward
to allow the headrest to be pulled forward.
C. To adjust the headrest, gently pull the top of
the headrest forward and 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.
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C
NOTE: For comfort ensure the bottom edges of the
headrest are not contacting the child’s shoulders
D. Release headrest so that it moves back and locks
into position. Ensure that it has locked in position
by gently pushing down on it.
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap
and the buckle tongues face the correct way.
NOTE: This child restraint does not require the strap to be disconnected to adjust their height, only
the headrest needs to be moved to adjust the shoulder strap position.
Tilt headrest
forward to unlock
F. If the headrest is moved up, then down with
the child in the seat, before use, check that the
headrest cover has not bunched up behind child’s
back.
While holding the
headrest forward,
pull up or down to
desired position.
C
Rotate back to lock headrest.
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HOW TO USE
HOW TO USE
PLACING CHILD IN THE RESTRAINT
A. Lengthen harness by pushing and holding the
Harness Adjustment button while pulling on either
shoulder strap until the harness will accommodate
the child. Release harness adjustment button when
there is enough slack and place harness straps on
each side of the seat.
Pull to lengthen
Push Harness
Adjustment
Button
A
Adjuster Strap
B. Place child in the restraint and feed each arm through
shoulder straps. Pull harness buckle up between
child’s legs.
D. Ensure all slack is removed from
harness lap straps by pulling shoulder
straps, then pull harness adjustment
strap to adjust harness to a comfortable
but firm fit. Check that the slack in
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
D
Crotch Straps
Do not use restraint if straps do not
tighten and contact your local authorised
service agent for repair.
CAUTION:
A LOOSE HARNESS IS DANGEROUS
B
C. Fit either harness tongue into the
harness buckle followed by the
other tongue until a click is heard.
Should the second tongue not insert
press the red button and reinsert the
tongues. Ensure secure engagement
by pulling harness straps.
D
Tongue
C
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Pull to
tighten
TO REMOVE CHILD
Press red button on Harness Buckle then both Harness
tongues will be released. Lift the shoulder straps from
the child’s shoulders.
Buckle
Helpful Harness
Holder™
Click
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HOW TO USE
TO RECLINE RESTRAINT
The child restraint may be reclined or positioned upright
without removing the child from the restraint. Lift
Grey Recline Latch and push or pull to get the desired
recline. There are 4 recline positions. You will be able
to gain partial recline from upright position lifting the
Grey Recline Latch up and pulling the seat forward (see
page 14). The extent of the recline will be limited by the
location of the anchorage point. Loosening of the upper
anchorage strap may be required when positioning the
restraint to either an upright or reclined position. Once
the required position has been determined always tighten
the upper anchorage strap, tighten the car's seat belt and
close the Lock-off.
TO REMOVE RESTRAINT FROM
VEHICLE
A. Disengage seat belt tongue from buckle and remove
from restraint.
B. Release the stored strap and fully press Upper
Anchorage Strap Adjuster Button (A) while pulling
Upper Anchorage Strap (B) to slacken as shown right.
In some vehicles loosening of the Upper Anchorage
Strap may be difficult. If so, try pushing the restraint
against the vehicle seat back or slightly lifting the
restraint to release the tension.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Lift Grey Recline Latch up while moving
restraint into desired recline position.
Lift Grey
Recline Latch
REGULAR CARE OF THIS RESTRAINT:
Please check the following items regularly to ensure the
safety of your child:
A. Check the webbing for fraying.
B. Check that the buckle clicks and is not sluggish or sticky
in operation.
C. Ensure there are no cracks in moulding or the plastic
moulding.
D. Check the harness adjuster is operating and is clamping
the webbing.
E. If any part of the restraint is cracked or broken, seek repair
immediately or replace the child restraint.
F. Ensure the buckle is free of fluff, liquid or other matter
that may enter the buckle slots. If the buckle engages
sluggishly, clean it as detailed on the next page.
Fully press Adjuster Button (A)
while pulling Upper Anchorage
Strap (B) to lengthen.
SEAT
A
B
B
Use only mild soap and water to clean all metal and plastic
parts of the restraint. Do not use chemicals or cleaning
agents.
Storage
Band
C. Disengage Attachment Clip from Anchor Fitting. The
child restraint is now disconnected.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
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 Harness Tongues. To restore the Harness Buckle
to good working order it needs to be cleaned as follows:
COVER (STYLE MAY VARY)
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 cover prior to use will remove
excess fluff.
Cover
Body
A. From the underside of the restraint pull each crotch 3-bar
slide then turn 3-bar slide and push through each slot to
remove the Harness Buckle from the restraint.
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.
3- bar
slide
A
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.
VERY IMPORTANT:
C. Engage and disengage the Harness Tongues and Buckles
several times until a strong audible click is heard when
inserting the last tongue.
D. If you still cannot hear a strong audible click after engaging
the Harness Tongues and Buckle, then repeat cleaning several
times. If the Harness Buckle cannot be returned to its original
working condition then contact Britax Childcare Customer
Service.
Drying the Infant Safety Cushion Insert will take additional time as the impact foam will absorb
moisture. Before washing re-engage the hook and loop on the cover and Seat Pad to prevent the 'hook'
damaging the fabric.
Only use this child restraint with the cover supplied or a
manufacturer-authorised replacement cover with identical
shoulder height markers.
B
Click
E. Refit the harness buckle to the restraint with the red button
facing out and feeding each 3-bar slide through appropriate
slot.
C
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TO REMOVE COVER:
A. Remove the restraint from vehicle.
Infant Safety Cushion
Insert
B. Disengage harness tongues from harness buckle.
Remove
Seat Pad
H. To remove trim cover, unhook elastic trim body from behind
the restraint and at the front of the restraint next to stabilising
bar. Peel cover away from restraint.
Peel away
from
restraint
D. Remove any accessories such as the Infant Safety
Cushion Insert.
E. Remove the Seat Pad by pulling away from the cover and
peel off the Push Button Moulding.
G. Unthread the speaker cable.
H
D
H
F. Remove headrest cover by unhooking the two elastic
loops from under the headrest. Pull headrest slightly
forward and lift elastic sitting behind the headrest. Lift over
and peel headrest trim away from seat.
NOTE: 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.
Unhook elastic loops from the
back of the restraint
Peel away
from headrest
TO REPLACE COVER:
A. Feed the Harness Tongues and shoulder straps through Lap strap slots.
B. Stretch trim cover over the top of the restraint first, then the sides of the child restraint, and then
stretch the cover around the rim of the restraint.
C. Re-fit the Seat Cover attachments.
F
D. Fit headrest cover over headrest and feed harness thru open slots in cover, ensure elastic is at the
rear of headrest, behind cushions.
E. Fit the Seat Pad around the Push Button housing and feed the crotch buckle through the pad. Fit the
Seat Pad to the seat connecting with the seat cover along the seat surface and up the backrest.
F. Refit the Speaker cable as detailed on page 48.
G. Refit Infant Safety Cushion Insert, if required as detailed on the next page.
H. Ensure the harness straps are not twisted.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
STEREO SPEAKERS (IF FITTED)
Speakers are fitted to the headrest to provide enjoyment for your child. The speaker cable is fitted
with a stereo plug that is compatible with most Mp3 players and other audio devices (devices not
included). Recommended storage locations for the music player are in the storage pocket. The cable is
fitted to the headrest.
Technical Details, Speaker System : Stereo-32 ohm
When placing headrest trim on to
the headrest with speakers ensure
that the cable is above the elastic
Speaker cable must always be stored using the plastic clips on either side of trim and out of reach of
children. The cable has potential to cause strangulation.
The music player must be stored safely as any loose items have the potential to cause injury in an
accident.
Music player volume should be turned to low or off before connecting speaker cable.
Hearing experts advise against constant use of personal stereo played at high volume. Constant high
volume can lead to hearing loss.
Ensure the volume adjustment does not cause discomfort to your child. The volume may be louder for
your child than you think.
Discontinue use if any part of the speaker, cable and/or connections are damaged in any way.
Always refit the cable as shown on the previous page as long length of cable may cause strangulation
of the occupant.
Tilt & adjust the headrest down
and forward, then feed the
cable through slot.
Feed cable through elastic loop
which is attached to the inside of
the trim
Feed cable through trim opening
between the pocket and Helpful
Harness Holder™
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
ACCESSORIES
ONLY USE SAFE-N-SOUND SEAT COVERS AND ACCESSORIES THAT ARE DESIGNED AND TESTED
FOR USE WITH THIS PRODUCT.
TO REPLACE INFANT SAFETY CUSHION™ INSERT
The Infant Safety Cushion™Insert is designed to
snugly support baby for extra support and comfort and
must be used for small babies when Rearward-Facing.
Discontinue use when the Infant Safety Cushion Insert
is tight fit or creates discomfort for larger babies. Do
not use when in Forward-Facing mode.
Hook
& Loop
Infant Safety
Cushion Insert
Flap
A. Disconnect buckle and place insert under shoulder
and lap straps.
The following instructions apply to accessories that may be supplied with this restraint at point of
purchase. If not, a variety of accessories are available from various retailers of Safe-n-Sound products.
CANOPY
Hooks
A. Attach the elastic straps at the back of the canopy to
the hooks at the rear of the restraint.
B. Attach hook and loops on both sides of Insert.
B. Attach together the press studs on the ends of the
hood on the sides of the trim.
C. Feed the crotch strap through the flap in the Infant
Safety Cushion Insert and re-connect buckle.
C. Pass hook and loop strap through loop attached to the
hood.
D. Tuck the flap underneath the Infant Safety Cushion
Insert.
Pull crotch strap through flap and tuck
flap under Infant Safety Cushion Insert.
A
B
NOTE: Discontinue the use of Infant Safety Cushion Insert once the child's shoulders each the
Lower shoulder Height Marker.
Press stud
C
Hook and loop strap through
loop attached to the hood.
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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
POCKETS
MESSY MAT™(IF SUPPLIED)
The pockets sewn on the trim are designed for your
convenience. They can hold those necessary items that you
need at a moments notice. e.g. Bottle, face washer, toy etc.
They can also hold a CD or MP3 player.
The messy mat has been specifically designed to protect
your vehicle seat from children’s shoes rubbing against
it. If the Messy Mat™has been supplied it must be used
to protect the car upholstery.
CAUTION:
If using the pocket to store filled bottles, please ensure
contents are not contaminated due to prolonged
storage. Ensure contents are not crushed by car door
when closing.
CROTCH PAD
The Crotch Pad is designed to provide extra comfort for
baby or child and is fitted to the restraint as follows: Feed
Crotch Buckle through the slot in crotch pad as shown.
Pocket
Shoulder
Pads
Long Messy Mat™
CAUTION:
The Messy Mat™ 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.
Crotch
Pad
SHOULDER PADS
Shoulder Pads are designed to provide extra comfort for
baby or child and are easily fitted to the shoulder harness
straps by:
Messy Mat™ (if supplied)
A. Pull apart fasteners and remove shoulder pads from
harness.
B. Re-fit shoulder pads to harness and attach fasteners for
use.
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TRAVELLING TIPS
TRAVELLING TIPS
SAFETY
FEEDING
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.
Never breast feed a baby while car is in motion. Babies will require extra feeding if travelling in the
heat. For bottle fed babies, make up the bottles and refrigerate before leaving home for a day trip. Place
in a cool bag and reheat as needed with hot water from a thermos.
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.
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.
Alternatively, bring boiled water in a thermos and pre-measured amounts of baby formula in small
containers. Use the water from the thermos to mix with the formula when required. Regardless which
method is used, it is always a good plan to carry some boiled water in a sterile container or bottle.
Do not attempt to carry warm milk because germs multiply rapidly in warm milk.
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. Two car windows should be kept open to maintain a good
flow of fresh air if air conditioning is not used.
Never leave babies or toddlers in a stationary car in the sun because of the risk of heat exhaustion.
Ensure babies and toddlers are adequately shaded from direct sunlight through side or rear windows.
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
Take several changes of clothing and bibs for possible car sickness. Disposable nappies and liners are
very handy while travelling. Since it is often warmer in the car, dress the baby in light clothing. When
cooler, it is easier to place a blanket over the baby than it is to remove the baby from the restraint and
change clothes.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
Extension Strap distance to be measured.
Length 300mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0035).
Length 600mm (Use Safe-n-Sound part 0036).
Available from all major child restraint retailers.
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 anchorage point and the use of spacers.
UPPER ANCHORAGE STRAP
45°
IMPORTANT:
THE ATTACHMENT CLIP COVER MUST ALWAYS BE USED AS IT PREVENTS THE RISK OF
INCORRECT FITMENT OF THE ATTACHMENT CLIP TO THE ANCHOR FITTING. ALWAYS ENSURE
THAT THE ATTACHMENT CLIP IS CORRECTLY ENGAGED TO THE ANCHOR FITTING AND NOT
HOOKED OR FITTED TO ANY OTHER OBJECT BEFORE EACH USE OF THE RESTRAINT. 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.
DISTANCE TO MEASURE TO THE
ANCHOR POINT
Anchorage Clip Cover
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE:
In some vehicles the anchor fitting 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.
Adjustable upper
Anchorage strap.
Front of Vehicle
The shaded areas of this diagram illustrate the possible locations of the anchor fitting. Within each
shaded area is an anchor fitting showing the correct way to install the fitting. Ensure the anchor fitting
is aligned as illustrated unless stated otherwise in the vehicle owner’s handbook.
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INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
IF THE CAR IS FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE POINT
Locate the anchorage point behind the rear seating position.
(consult the car owners handbook for the location of the
anchorage point). The anchorage point should be directly
behind and central to the restraint. Remove thread plug from
the parcel shelf/floor/roof, etc. and install anchor bolt and
fitting as shown in Fig 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ANCHOR BOLT.
OVERTIGHTENING MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK BOLT.
MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 20 N.M. (14.75 ft.lb.)
Note: Minimum of five full turns of anchor bolt is required
before tightening force is applied.
IF THE CAR IS NOT FITTED WITH CHILD
RESTRAINT 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 anchor bolt as shown in Fig 2.
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 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 FITTING
Fig.1.
Attachment Bolt
Lock washer
INSTALLATION OF CAR ANCHOR FITTING
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.
Anchor fitting
Vehicle trim
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
Front of Vehicle
UPPER ANCHORAGE
FITTINGS FOR SEDANS
ONLY
Fig.2.
Attachment Bolt
Vehicle trim
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.
CAR INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES
Anchor fitting
(From retailers of Safe-n-Sound products)
Spacer(s) if
required
Vehicle metal
structure
EXTRA ANCHOR KITS: Available for using the restraint in additional cars.
Reinforcing
washer (cone
downwards)
Lock washer
Secure nut
Centre line of
seating position
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)
GATED 3-BAR SLIDE (Locking clip): For converting lap-sash seat belt to lap belt, and to obtain a
better fit to the car where the fitted lock-off may not be suitable. Most cars will not need this, Re-order
no: 0215.
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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
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 Safe-n-Sound child restraints are manufactured to Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS1754-2010
which requires 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. We consider a "server crash"
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.
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 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.
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.
AUSTRALIA
NEW ZEALAND
Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd.
Britax Childcare (NZ) Ltd.
A.B.N 55 006 773 600
Customer Service 0508 688 822
Head office and registered address
Email [email protected]
99 Derby Road, Sunshine, Victoria 3020.
www.britax.co.nz
PO Box 147 Sunshine, Victoria 3020.
Customer Service 1300 303 330
Email [email protected]
www.britax.com.au
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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 Excelsior Limited (UK).
We reserve the right to alter this product without notice.
© 1995-2012 Britax Childcare Pty. Ltd. This product is covered by Australian and overseas
Patent applications. Patents pending.
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