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The King plus is Britax's premium Group 1 car seat, combining an impressive range of safety and comfort features. It is built using energy-absorbing materials to protect your child in the event of an accident and uses a seat belt tensioning system that makes it incredibly simple to install. The King plus has the widest seat unit of any Group 1 unit on the market, while its headrest has been improved with extra padding.
Only 30 percent of car seats installed using seat belts are installed correctly. The King plus with its “Tilt, Thread, Go” seat belt tensioning system is Britax's answer to that problem. The seating area tilts forward to allow the seat belt to be threaded through using guides to ensure it is correctly positioned. When the seat is closed, the seat belt is automatically tensioned for a secure fit. The seat locks in position so there is no danger of it opening again.br>
The King plus has four recline positions, allowing you to adjust the seat without disturbing your child. It has an easily adjustable headrest and harness, which can be altered without needing to rethread the shoulder straps, eliminating the chance of errors in refitting the harness. The seat is fitted with a quick remove cover, which can be taken off in 30 seconds, again without altering the harness.br>
One out of four car accidents is a side collision and side collisions account for 20% of child fatalities, so it is vital to provide side protection for your child. The King plus has deep, softly padded side wings which ensure your child is protected in the event of a side collision and provide extra comfort and support on every journey.br>
Britax advocate children remaining in a properly positioned five-point harness for as long as possible. The King plus has a harness with five attachment points: two at the shoulder, two at the hips, and one between the legs, ensuring your child remains securely in the seat. The harness can be adjusted with one pull.
It is important that you make an informed decision when buying a car seat. This list of all the safety and comfort features should help you decide if the King plus is the right car for your child and your requirements.
Single group seats have the optimum shape designed for the weight of the child. They also offer additional comfort and practicality. Group 1 seats have comfortable recline systems that are easy to adjust while the child is in the seat and seat is fitted to the car.br>
Group 1 car seats are suitable for children weighing between 9 and 18 kg (approximately 9 months to 4 years old). You should move from a Group 0+ to a Group 1 seat when your child exceeds the weight limit and can sit up unaided with confidence or if their head is higher than the top of the infant carrier.br>
The 2011 King plus is available in a choice of six Trend Line or two High Line covers. The fashionable purple Jasmin cover is one of the soft-touch Trend Line fabric options. Trend Line covers are easy to clean, being removable and machine washable.
Spare covers are available separately for the King plus, which you can use when the original is being washed or just to give the seat a new look. For car journeys in hotter weather, you may also want a Summer Cover or a Keep Cool Cover.
When you buy a Britax car seat, you can be reassured that you are benefiting from over 40 years of experience and innovation in child safety. Britax made its first child car seat in the 1960s and has continued to innovate and influence in this market ever since. In collaboration with VW, Britax developed the ISOFIX system that is now an international standard, as well as creating the first adjustable child seat and the first ever baby carrier specifically for newborn passengers.
Britax's products are tested to the highest standards and it is one of very few brands to own in-house crash-test systems--the kind used in the automotive industry-–ensuring it provides optimum protection and safety for children. This is one of many reasons that the brand has become a much-appreciated partner of automobile clubs, government agencies and other transport-related institutions. Beyond this, Britax listens to its customers and feeds their experiences into future product developments, so that their car seats and travel systems meet real-life needs.