BABYSEAT Only by fitting a safety seat or harness, secured firmly to the car structure, can a child have a good chance of surviving a severe road accident without injury. Further more with the child safely in position at the rear of the car a driver can concentrate on the road with less distraction, while the child can enjoy the ride in safety and comfort.
There. are many types of baby seat and cot restraints on the market and it is essential to the child's safety that a unit be fitted which meets with required safety standards. KL Jeenay Safety Systems are BSI approved,and are generally accepted as being among the best on the market.
Baby or child seats are normally suitable for children aged from 6/9 months to children aged 5 years. KL Jeenay safety seats or harnesses can, if necessary, be fitted 2 or 3 abreast, doubling up anchor plates at anchorage points where necessary.
Most cars have 2 or 3 built-in anchorage points for each seating position. These are usually concealed behind the trim or soundproofing and plugged or grommetted (see . Always use the existing points, even if it means doubling up on an existing rear adult safety belt, using longer bolts (supplied in KL kit).
A general guide to fitting is as follows:
1. Remove the seat cushion (bottom part).
Two points will be found and may be covered in tape or filled with paste.
2. If anchorage points have to be drilled then it should be stressed that only fixed parts of the steel structure should be used. The size of the holes should be 7/16 in (11.5 mm). Always check the position of petrel tank, brake fluid pipes, electrical wiring, spare wheel and other obstructions before drilling.
3. On estate versions the two upper straps must make an angle of at least 300 in side view with the car's back seat. Use both wheel arches if required.
Ensure that the 2 slot slide adjuster is near the end of the webbing.
4. When fitting anchorage points refer to for correct order of assembly. This is important.
5. Fit the four restraint strap assemblies to the anchorage points using short straps for the bottom of the seat and obviously the long straps for the top.
6. Adjust seat straps to keep the safety seat as high as possible.
7. Attach lower straps to seat and adjust webbing to suit, without overtightening.
8. To remove the seat, press into car squab and remove lower lugs first.
9. Adjust the harness straps to fit as tightly as comfortable. The lap straps should rest low over the bony part of the hip. Always ensure that the crotch strap is used.