BRITAX P216800R9 Car Seat user manual

11/15/2004

User Guide

11/15/2004

Table of Contents

Safety Information ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . .

Child Restraint Features... ... ... ... ... ... . . .

Vehicle Safety Belts... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Vehicle Seating Positions ... ... ... ... ... ... . . .

Rear Facing Installation ... ... ... ... ... ... .

Rear Facing LATCH Installation ... ... ... ... . .

Rear Facing Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation ... ... . .

Rear Facing Lap Belt Installation ... ... ... ... .

Forward Facing Installation ... ... ... ... ... . .

Forward Facing LATCH Installation... ... ... ...

Forward Facing Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation... ...

Forward Facing Lap Belt Installation ... ... ... ... .

Switching the LATCH Connectors ... ... ... ... ...

Installation In Aircraft ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .

Versa-Tether ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Checking Buckle Position ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

Recline Adjustment ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . .

Using the Buckle... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .

Using the Chest Clip... ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

Securing Your Child ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Checking Harness Height ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

Adjusting Harness Height ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

Care and Maintenance ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

Warranty ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . .

This product and its components are subject to change without notice.

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Use only in a rear-facing position when using restraint with an infant weighing less than 20 pounds (9 kg). The American

Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear facing until at least 1 year of age and 20 pounds.

Use only with children who weigh between 5 and 65 pounds

(2.3 and 29 kg) and whose height is 49 inches (124 cm) or less.

Rear facing 533 pounds (2.315 kg) and forward facing maximum 65 pounds (29 kg).

Snugly adjust the belts provided with this child restraint around your child. A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a relatively straight line without sagging. It does not press on the childs flesh or push the childs body into an unnatural position.

Secure the top anchorage strap provided with this child restraint.

Secure this child restraint with the vehicles child restraint anchorage system if available or with a vehicle belt.

Follow all instructions on this child restraint and in the written instructions located on lanyard, under cover in front of seat.

Register your child restraint with the manufacturer.

Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors) for installations with children weighing more than 48 pounds (21 kg). Refer to the vehicle owners manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for their LATCH anchors. Unless specified otherwise by the vehicle manufacturer, assume a 48pound child is the vehicle LATCH anchor limit.

This child restraint must not be used in the home, in boats, or other non-certified applications.

Based on crash statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration recommends that parents select the rear seat as the safest location for a properly installed child restraint. Please study the section on Vehicle Safety Belts in this booklet to ensure the childs safety. If in doubt about installing the child restraint, consult the vehicle owners manual.

Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied. In a crash, an unsecured child restraint may injure vehicle occupants.

When using in vehicle with air bags, refer to the vehicle owners manual for child restraint installation instructions and precautions.

Restraint must be in the full upright position when installed in forward facing mode with children over 33 pounds (15 kg).

Never use the adjuster strap to lift or carry this child restraint. Doing so could cause damage to the harness adjuster and webbing.

Always carry this child restraint by the shell or tether straps.

The primary protection for occupants of a vehicle in a collision