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Infant Carriers

QUESTION:

Can I still use the seat with the broken foam while I wait to receive my replacement foam?

ANSWER:

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.


QUESTION:

Can I use an inflatable seat belt to install my Britax car seat?

ANSWER:

Please view our Inflatable Seatbelt Policy which provides details of fitment with all Britax car seats.


QUESTION:

How does my child benefit from a seat lined with Energy-Absorbing Foam?

ANSWER:

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.


QUESTION:

How does the Energy-Absorbing Foam work?

ANSWER:

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.


QUESTION:

Does the Unity Capsule fit on the Strider Plus Compact?

ANSWER:

The Unity approved to the 2010 series is compatible with the addition of the Strider Click & Go recievers and the Unity Click & Go Adaptors. A Unity approved to the 2013 series requires the addition of the Strider Click & Go receivers only.

Please view our compatibility guide.


QUESTION:

Can I purchase an additional base for my Infant Carrier?

ANSWER:

Yes, a base is available to purchase through your local baby store for both the Safe-n-Sound Unity and the Steelcraft Infant Carrier.


QUESTION:

I'm very SID's aware and wanted to know how breathable the bassinet is? Is it suitable to leave a baby sleeping in it?

ANSWER:

We do not recommend that you leave your baby unsupervised or overnight in the bassinet.


QUESTION:

My car seat is 10 years old. What should I do with it now?

ANSWER:

We recommend that restraints over 10 years old be discarded. Britax currently does not offer a recycling program at its headquarters, 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 webbing, cut the cover, remove or blackout the serial number and manufacture date, and write “trash, do not use” on the car seat shell.


QUESTION:

Is the Steelcraft Cruiser Infant Carrier compatible with any of the Strider prams?

ANSWER:

Yes, the Cruiser Infant Carrier is compatible with all prams that also fit the Steelcraft Infant Carrier.

Please view our compatibility guide.


QUESTION:

Will a Unity Infant Carrier fit my Steelcraft Strider Compact Stroller?

ANSWER:

The Strider Compact Stoller can take a Unity Infant Carrier however, if it’s a 2004 STD capsule, this will not fit your Strider Compact. If it is a 2010 STD you will require the Strider receivers as well as the Click & Go adaptors. If you happen to have the new 2013 STD Unity Infant Carrier, this will already have the Click & Go adaptors in built on the carrier and you will only require the Strider receives. The Unity can also connect at the bottom of your capsule by using a Click & Go Frame.

Please view our compatibility guide.


QUESTION:

Why does my baby have to travel rearward facing?

ANSWER:

In a frontal accident it is safer to spread the forces of an accident across a fully supported back than to be suspended in a harness. Additionally a baby’s head is largely unsupported and vulnerable to being thrown violently forward if in a forward facing restraint.


QUESTION:

What should I do if my Energy-Absorbing Foam breaks on my car seat?

ANSWER:

If you have questions or concerns and would like to speak with a Britax representative directly, please contact our  Consumer Service department. They will be able to assist with your questions.


QUESTION:

When installed rear-facing, the car seat touches the back of the front vehicle seat. Is this ok?

ANSWER:

After your car seat is securely installed rear-facing, you may move the front vehicle seat back JUST until contact is made with the car seat.


QUESTION:

What is the CLICK & GO System?

ANSWER:

The Britax CLICK & GO System is comprised of two interlocking pieces (sold separately) that create a secure attachment between suitable Britax or Steelcraft Strollers and a suitable Britax Safe-n-Sound Infant Carrier. The attached PDF explains in detail the CLICK & GO System. Please click here to view. The following products are suitable for use with the Britax CLICK & GO System: Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier with BOB Fashions (sold with the Britax CLICK & GO Adaptor installed)


QUESTION:

Why does the foam sometimes break when the seat has not been involved in an accident?

ANSWER:

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.


QUESTION:

Will my Baby Jogger warranty become void if I use the Britax Unity CLICK & GO™ Receivers?

ANSWER:

The Click & Go Receivers have been developed by Britax and have been tested by an independent testing authority to the full Australian & New Zealand Standard ‘Prams and Strollers Safety Requirements’ AS/NZS: 2088.  They fully comply with this safety standard for use with the Baby Jogger City Select and City Mini strollers.  Providing the receiver is used correctly they will not void your Baby Jogger warranty.  In the event that you encounter any problems please feel free to contact Britax directly on 1300 303 330.


QUESTION:

I would like to purchase an additional base. Can I use my Unity Neos infant carrier with the additional Unity ISOFIX base?

ANSWER:

No. Unfortunately you cannot use the Unity Neos carrier with a Unity ISOFIX base. 


QUESTION:

I would like to purchase an additional base. Can I use my Unity ISOFIX compatible carrier with the non-isofix Unity base?

ANSWER:

Yes. You use your Unity ISOFIX carrier with either the Unity ISOFIX base or non-isofix Unity base.