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    alto car seat
    group 2 & 3 (15kg to 36kg)
    from 4 to 11 years approx.

    IMPORTANT: Please read instructions carefully
    and keep for future reference

    CS01: V4/03/07
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                        ALTO CAR SEAT                                                        CONTENTS

     Dear Customer,
                                                                 Things to do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
     Thank you for choosing the Mamas & Papas Alto Car           Things not to do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
                                                                 In the event of an emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
     As every parent knows, your child’s safety is vital when
     you are travelling by car. Nothing is more important        Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
     than ensuring that your child is secure and protected       Checking the vehicle’s seat belt . . . . . . . . . . .9
     during the journey.
                                                                 Weight range for car seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11
     This is why all Mamas & Papas car seats are rigorously
                                                                 General Operation
     tested to the very latest European Safety Standards.
                                                                     Headrest seat belt guide position . . . . . . . . .11
     To reach this standard each car seat has to pass a
     stringent series of tests.                                      Adjusting the headrest seat belt guides . . . .12

     All of this ensures that you can be confident that your         Fitting the car seat - 15kg to 25kg . . . . . . . .13
     car seat is one of the safest and most comfortable car          Separating backrest & booster seat . . . . . . . .14
     seats available.
                                                                     Fitting the booster seat 22-36 kg . . . . . . . . .15
                                                                     Using the seat belt guide buckle . . . . . . . . . .16
     This car seat has been tested and approved to comply
     with the latest European Standards for Group 2 & 3          Care & Maintenance
     car seat.                                                       Removing the fabric cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
     This car seat is approved for children weighing from
                                                                     Final check list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
     15kg to 36kg, 4 to 11 years of age approximately.
     All ages given are approximate because all children grow        Fabric care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
     at different rates, the weights given are the main safety       After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
     issue. This seat may not be appropriate for smaller

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                        THINGS TO DO

       Read these instructions carefully before fitting your     Regularly check the car seat for signs of wear,
       car seat. Remember, an incorrect installation could       especially the cover. If your car seat is showing signs
       be dangerous.                                             of wear contact Customer Services on:
                                                                 0870 8307700 where one of our trained advisors
       Put these instructions in a safe place, preferably with   will be able to help you.
       the car seat or in the vehicle so that you can find
       them for future reference.                                Check that luggage or other heavy or sharp objects
                                                                 are secured in the car. Loose objects are liable to
       Ensure that once the car seat is fitted no parts of the   cause injury in the event of an accident.
       seat or vehicle’s seat belt can become trapped by a
       folding seat or the vehicle’s door.                       When travelling with other passengers using both the
                                                                 front and rear seats, the lighter occupant should be
       Check every time you use the car seat that the            in the rear of the vehicle and the heavier occupant in
       vehicle’s safety belt is tight and the car seat is held   the front passenger seat.
       firmly in place.
                                                                 Whenever the car seat is left in the vehicle without
       Check every time you fit the car seat that the vehicle    the child in it, always ensure it is correctly fitted
       safety belt has not become twisted.                       using the vehicle’s safety belt to prevent it from
                                                                 being thrown about in an accident.
       Check every time you use the car seat that the seat
       belt guide in the head rest is correctly positioned,
       aligned with the child’s shoulder.

       Car interiors can become very hot when left standing
       in direct sunlight - it is therefore recommended that
       the car seat is covered by a towel when not in use.
       This prevents the car seat becoming hot and burning
       the child.

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                     THINGS NOT TO DO

       Never attempt to use the car seat without fastening     IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY...
       it into the vehicle as described in these fitting
       instructions.                                           In an emergency your child can be released quickly
                                                               by pressing the red button on the vehicle’s seat
       Never place any padding between the base of the car     belt buckle.
       seat and the vehicle’s seat as this could impair the
       safety of the car seat.                                 This means that the vehicle’s seat belt buckle is not
                                                               fully tamper proof and you should dissuade your
       Do not add to or modify this product in any way.        child from playing with it.
       Never use spare parts that are not recommended or
       supplied by Mamas & Papas.                              If your car seat has been involved in an accident,
                                                               you MUST dispose of it and purchase a new one.
       Do not leave a child in the car seat unattended at      Even if your car seat shows no signs of damage,
       anytime.                                                there may be weaknesses that you are unable to
                                                               see. If this car seat is involved in another accident
       Do not allow children to play with the car seat.        it may fail to protect your child.

       This car seat must not be used without the cover.       For this reason we suggest that you never use or
       The car seat cover should only be replaced with the     purchase a second hand car seat.
       one recommended by the manufacturer, because the
       cover constitutes an integral part of the restraint.

       Do not allow your car seat to come into contact with
       corrosive substances e.g. battery acid.

       Never use this product if it has been in an accident,
       or if it has become badly worn.

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                                                                     Seat belt
                                                        Fabric       guides





          booster seat

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           CHECKING THE VEHICLE’S SEAT BELT                                WEIGHT RANGE FOR CAR SEAT
     Your car seat must only be installed forward-facing
     using a 3 point lap (1) and diagonal (2) seat belt in the
     front or rear passenger seats of the vehicle.
     The car seat is only suitable if the vehicle is fitted with
                                                                       CAR SEAT
     a 3 point static or 3 point retractor safety belts,
                                                                     (with backrest
     approved to UN/ECE Regulation No. 16 or other
     equivalent standards.                                             attached)
                                                                   15 kg to 25 kg
                                                            2            4 to
                               2                                        6 years
                              1                            1         approximately


                                                                    BOOSTER SEAT
                                                                   22 kg to 36 kg
                                                                   6 years to 12 years
     The position of the seat belt buckle can affect the car
     seat’s stability. In an accident this could stop your car
     seat from protecting your child as well as it should.
     If the buckle lies across the seat as shown in the picture
     on the right this child safety seat is not suitable for use
     with this seat belt or vehicle.
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                                                                        Seat belt

                                                                   Place the child in the car seat. Pull the headrest
     Before using the car seat, always ensure that the seat        adjustment lever out and move the headrest into the
     belt guides in the bottom of the adjustable headrest are      required position. Release the headrest adjustment lever
     correctly positioned. Place the child into the car seat and   to lock the adjustable headrest in position.
     check that the seat belt guides are aligned with the top      When the child’s head protrudes above the car seat
     of the child’s shoulders.                                     backrest remove the backrest and use the booster
                                                                   seat only, see page 15-16.
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          FITTING THE CAR SEAT - 15kg to 25kg                 SEPARATIING BACKREST & BOOSTER SEAT
     Place the car seat in
     the vehicle’s seat
     and push it firmly
     against the seats
     backrest. Place the
     child in the car seat
     and pass the lap
     section of the seat
     belt under both
     armrests. Pass the
     diagonal section of
     the seat belt under
     the armrest nearest
     the seat belt buckle.
     Fasten the seat belt.
     Check that the lap
     section is low down                                                                                        Backrest
     on the child’s lap to            Adjustable headrest                                                       catches
     ensure the pelvis is              seat belt guides
     held firmly in the car
     Pass the top
     diagonal section of
                                                            Hold down the seat and pull the backrest up to
     the seat belt
                                                            disengage the two catches in the bottom of the backrest
     through the seat
                                                            from the seat. Store the backrest in a safe place away
     belt guide in the
                                                            from small children.
     adjustable headrest.
     Ensure that the                                        When refitting the backrest ensure that the catches are
     headrest is correctly                                  firmly pushed into the holes in the seat. Check that the
     adjusted for your                                      backrest is correctly fitted by lifting it off the ground,
     child, see page 12.                                    the backrest must remain attached to the seat.

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          FITTING THE BOOSTER SEAT 22-36 kg                               REMOVING THE FABRIC COVER

                                                                 Separate the booster
                                                                 seat from the back-
                                                                 rest, see page 15.
                                                                 Pull the elastic strap
                                                                 followed by the cover
                                                                 off the back of the
                                                                 booster seat.
                                                                 Slide the cover over
                                                                 the armrests and off
                                                                 the front of the
                                                                 booster seat.

     Remove the backrest and place the booster seat on the
     appropriate vehicle seat and push it firmly against the     1 Unhook the
                                                                 backrest cover elastic                 1
     seats backrest.
                                                                 strap and slide off
     Place the child in the booster seat and pass the lap        the cover.
     section of the seat belt under both armrests.               2 Unhook the
     Pass the diagonal section of the seat belt over the         headrest cover elastic
     armrests. Fasten the seat belt.                             strap then slide off
     Check that the lap section is low down on the child’s lap   the cover.
     to ensure the pelvis is held firmly in the booster seat.
     Pull the diagonal section of the seat belt tight so that                             Elastic
     there is no slack left in the seat belt webbing.                                     straps

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                        FINAL CHECK LIST                                              AFTER SALES SERVICE

     1 Check that the car seats safety harness is correctly          AFTER SALES SERVICE: If you need assistance, spare parts or
                                                                     you are unhappy with any aspect of the goods please contact
       positioned and adjusted for your child.
                                                                     Customer Services on: 0870 8307700,
     2 Check that the vehicle’s safety belt is correctly fitted      or e-mail us at:
       around the car seat.                                          Visit our website at for the latest
                                                                     product information.
     3 Check that the vehicle’s safety belt has not become                                         GUARANTEE
       twisted or trapped in any way.                                All our products are made from the finest quality materials
                                                                     and are manufactured under the strictest quality controls
     4 Check that the vehicle’s safety belt is fully tightened and   We guarantee all our products or parts thereof, for a period of
       the car seat is held firmly against the vehicle’s seat.       six months from the date of delivery to the consumer against
                                                                     faulty manufacture. This guarantee is not effective against
     Remember: No matter how well a car seat has been
                                                                     damage caused as a result of incorrect usage of the product or
     designed, if it is fitted in the vehicle incorrectly then it    accidental damage.
     may fail to protect your child in the event of an               This in no way affects your statutory rights.
                                                                     For guarantee purposes we will require proof of purchase. We
     Always follow the check list above before starting any          recommend that the receipt for your product is kept in a
     journey with the car seat fitted in your vehicle. Even          secure place.
     when the car seat has been left fitted in the vehicle,          1. This is a “Universal” child restraint. It is approved to ECE
                                                                        Regulation 44.04 for general use in vehicles and will fit
     always check that the vehicle’s safety belt is correctly
                                                                        most, but not all, vehicle seats.
     positioned and tightened before placing your child in
                                                                     2. A correct fit is likely if the vehicle manufacturer has declared
     the car seat.                                                      in the vehicle hand book that the vehicle is capable of
                                                                        accepting a “Universal” child restraint for this age group.
                                                                     3. This child restraint has been declared “Universal” under more
                           FABRIC CARE                                  stringent conditions than those applied to earlier designs
                                                                        which do not carry this notice.
     In case of light soiling, sponge the fabric cover with a        4. If in doubt, contact either the child restraint manufacturer or
     mild detergent and warm water. Or, remove the fabric               the retailer.
     cover from the seat and handwash at 30°.                        Only suitable if the vehicle is fitted with a 3 point static or 3
     Do not use chemical cleaners. Do not machinewash.               point retractor safety belts, approved to UN/ECE Regulation
     Do not tumble-dry. Do not iron.                                 No. 16 or other equivalent standards.

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