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B-First ifix

QUESTION:

How is ISOFIX Installation different to CLICKTIGHT Installation?

ANSWER:
  1. ISOFIX requires the user to apply tension to 2 connectors + installation of top tether. Correct tensioning still requires an additional force applied to the seat as well as multiple checks during installation.
  2. The preferred position for rearward facing is in the centre seat of the vehicle. However, the majority of vehicles do not have ISOFIX anchorages in the centre seating area, therefore traditional seat belt installation should be used.
  3. With CLICKTIGHT, Tensioning is easier, Installation is faster, no matter which position.

QUESTION:

Do I need to use gated buckle to secure my b-first ifix?

ANSWER:

All child restraints in the Australian market are required to pass Australian Standards without the use of gated buckles. Gated buckles can however be used to obtain a tighter fit to the vehicle if the preferred installation method is via the car seat belt (i.e not Isofix).

b-first ifix can be used with a gated buckle when installed with the vehicle seat belt.


QUESTION:

Can I use a Seat Belt extender?

ANSWER:

No. We do not advocate the use of aftermarket accessories other than Britax branded accessories. Should you have any issues with vehicle seat belt length we recommend seeing a professional installer.


QUESTION:

My seat is fitted firmly, do I need to use the Top Tether?

ANSWER:

Yes. You must always use the Top Tether. Refer to the instruction manual for an easy step by step guide.


QUESTION:

Why does the headrest have foam and the b-first CLICKTIGHT have plastic blow mould?

ANSWER:

Every seat is different. The b-first ifix is designed to provide the most optimum safety performance with the feature set it provides.


QUESTION:

The Advanced SICT touches the door, is that safe?

ANSWER:

The Advanced SICT should be wound out fully but should not contact the door. If the Advanced SICT is contacting the door simply wind it in to leave about 5 - 8mm clearance.

Why? When a car door is slammed shut it can travel past its intended ‘design’ closed position. This is called “over-travel”. If the Advanced SICT is wound out to make contact with the closed vehicle door, it is likely that if the car door is slammed it will come into contact with the Advanced SICT, potentially damaging the car door interior or leaving a mark on your child restraint.


QUESTION:

The Advanced SICT touches the other seat or child, is this OK?

ANSWER:

The Advanced SICT should only be wound out on the door side and should not interact with another passenger or another car seat.


QUESTION:

Do I need Advanced SICT if the seat is fitted in the centre position?

ANSWER:

No. This is what makes our b-first range so great and versatile.

Why? Advanced SICT is specifically designed to crumple on impact and disperse large amounts of energy at a controlled rate. These kinds of forces are only seen on the impact side of the vehicle so there is no need to deploy Advanced SICT unless it is adjacent to a vehicle door.


QUESTION:

Is b-first safe if I don’t deploy the Advanced SICT?

ANSWER:

Yes. The seat is certified with the Advanced SICT deployed and undeployed. For maximum protection unwind the Advanced SICT on the door side only.


QUESTION:

What is Crumple zone feature?

ANSWER:

Crumple Zone is a "crash" term. In a car, it refers to the area of the car that crumples during an accident to help lower the crash forces during an impact. b-first's Advanced SICT is designed to crumple and lower the crash forces that your child will feel in a side collision.


QUESTION:

Why do I have to have rearward facing level indicator within range?

ANSWER:

When transporting newborn babies or younger children in rearward facing mode it’s important to choose a seat angle that is optimised for your child's needs. This range is specified by the AS/NZS 1754:2013 std. Too flat is not good in a frontal collision, too upright is not good for supporting your babies head and neck whilst transporting them.

The level indicator offers you an optimal range when installing the B-First seat to your car.


QUESTION:

In the Rearward Facing Levelling Indicator, the ball is not fully visible in the range, is it still OK?

ANSWER:

The ball should not be completely hidden in rearward facing mode. It’s ok to see part of the ball.


QUESTION:

Can I adjust the angle of my seat to a more layback position in rearward facing mode?

ANSWER:

Yes, as long as the ball is partially visible.


QUESTION:

Can I adjust the angle of my seat to a more upright position in rearward facing mode?

ANSWER:

Yes, as long as the ball is partially visible.


QUESTION:

I can't see the ball in the Rearward Facing Level Indicator window

ANSWER:

Adjust the angle until you can see at least part of the ball.


QUESTION:

Are you able to fit this “indicator” into my current seat?

ANSWER:

No.


QUESTION:

I have a really small baby, can I use an additional comfort insert?

ANSWER:

Yes. This product has been tested with the Newborn Comfort Insert (also known as the UNITY NEWBORN INSERT) which is available as an accessory. You can comfortably use this stacked with your b-first ifix Insert or on its own.


QUESTION:

How do the Ventilation Zone provide more comfort?

ANSWER:

If your vehicle has rear air vents in the back seat, the cool air can flow through b-first ifix ventilation zones offering more comfort to your chid in rearward facing.


QUESTION:

How is the Closed Protective shell safer?

ANSWER:

The closed shell design provides enhanced shielding to ensure the child is contained within deeper side wings of the child seat. This creates an increased protective barrier between the child and the vehicle.


QUESTION:

How do I access the internal harness?

ANSWER:

To access the yoke follow these steps;

  1. Place the seat of a flat surface in a full upright position.
  2. Press the harness adjuster button and raise the headrest to the highest setting.
  3. Finally, drop the headrest to the lowest setting. The Yoke should appear behind the seat base.

QUESTION:

Can I swap the Top Tether Adjuster from side to side?

ANSWER:

Yes. The Top Tether is interchangeable. If required, consult with a professional Fitter/Installer.


QUESTION:

What is Staged Release Top Tether?

ANSWER:

The Top Tether minimises the rotation of the car seat and thus reduces possible injuries in the head and neck area in the event of a collision. Due to its twin anchorage points, the v-shaped Top Tether offers even greater stability and security for your child than a seat with conventional tethers. Plus, its unique pattern of stitches is designed to progressively rip in a controlled fashion, absorbing the force of the frontal impact.


QUESTION:

Do I need to use Gated Buckle during installation?

ANSWER:

All child restraints in the Australian market are required to pass Australian Standards without the use of gated buckles. Gated buckles can however be used to obtain a tighter fit to the vehicle if the preferred installation method is via the car seat belt (i.e not Isofix). b-first ifix can be used with a gated buckle when installed with the vehicle seat belt.


QUESTION:

Can I use a Seat Belt extender?

ANSWER:

No. We do not advocate the use of aftermarket accessories other than Britax branded accessories.


QUESTION:

I can’t see the Push Button Harness Adjuster, it is difficult to press?

ANSWER:

The harness adjuster is accessed through the hole in the bezel. The button is positioned to make it difficult for a child to access. This is an improved location from our other models.


QUESTION:

Why do I need to use the Rebound Bar trim cover?

ANSWER:

The Rebound Bar cover adds comfort for baby in rearward facing.


QUESTION:

Is it still safe to use without the Rebound Bar trim cover?

ANSWER:

The b-first ifix must be used as per the Instruction Manual to ensure safety for child. The b-first ifix was certified only with Rebound Bar trim cover in use.


QUESTION:

I can’t find the button to release the Rebound Bar?

ANSWER:

The grey Rebound Bar release button is located under the base cover. There is a label on the right lower inner seat area of the cover to identify location.


QUESTION:

Is this seat ISOFIX Capable?

ANSWER:

Yes.


QUESTION:

Is the b-first ifix aircraft compatible?

ANSWER:

No. The B-First seat belt installation is not compatible with the aircraft "Belt & Buckle" with installation path.


QUESTION:

Is it safe to use either belt paths for either mode?

ANSWER:

No. The installation must follow the instruction manual.


QUESTION:

Where can I locate the manufacturing date and the serial number for warranty registration?

ANSWER:

Bar code (on shell) and SAI global (on seat plate) labels are both visible by lifting the seat plate under the seat cover.