What should I do if my Energy-Absorbing Foam breaks on my car seat?
Can I still use the seat with the broken foam while I wait to receive my replacement foam?
Yes. The seat is still structurally safe to use as long as the foam is positioned in the same place in which it was intended. Sometimes taping the foam in place is suggested in order to prevent it from moving. Taping the foam does not compromise the safety of the car seat.
Can I use an inflatable seat belt to install my Britax car seat?
Please view our Inflatable Seatbelt Policy which provides details of fitment with all Britax car seats.
How does my child benefit from a seat lined with Energy-Absorbing Foam?
Injuries may occur when crash forces make contact with your child. Energy-absorbing foam is used to absorb some of those crash forces, keeping your child from absorbing them and therefore minimising injury.
How does the Energy-Absorbing Foam work?
The energy-absorbing foam deforms during a crash when your child makes contact with it. At the point of contact, the foam crushes; the energy required to crush the foam is absorbed by the foam instead of your child.
My car seat is 10 years old. What should I do with it now?
We recommend that restraints over 10 years old be discarded. Britax currently does not offer a recycling program, but you may want to contact your local recycling facility to see if the seat can be recycled.
When you discard a car seat, be sure to cut off all of the harness and top tether, cut the cover, remove or black out the serial number and manufacture date, and write “trash, do not use” on the car seat shell.
Can I use seat belt extenders for easier access when using my Booster Seat?
Our restraints are not tested with the addition of car seat belt extenders, hence we do not advise them to be used.
What is the difference between a harnessed seat and a booster seat?
"Booster seats differ from a harnessed car seat in that a booster seat, by definition, simply “boosts” the child up so that the vehicle seat belt is positioned correctly across the child’s hips and shoulder/middle of the chest. Booster seats rely on the vehicle seat belts to hold both the child and the booster seat in position.
Harnessed seats have an internal harness system that is used to restrain the child."
Can I use seatbelt extenders for easier access when using my booster seat?
Britax does not recommend the use of seatbelt extenders being used with our booster seats. We cannot guarantee that the lap belt would be fitted in the correct position across the hips when used in conjunction with an aftermarket seat belt extender.
Why does the foam sometimes break when the seat has not been involved in an accident?
In the life span of a car seat, it is possible that components may be affected by wear and tear or breaking. Britax has replaceable parts available to our consumers to ensure their product functions in the safest manner for the life of the seat.