Car seats
  • Designs Collection 2015

  • Age & Weight

    9 months - 3½ years

    9 - 18 kg (Group 1)

  • Fitting

    • seatbelt icon Seatbelt This product is compatible with seatbelt.
  • Safety ratings

    Good Safety Medal Good Safety

Service

FAQs

  • I can still pull out my car seat belt, which means the car seat can move around. Is this safe?

    Answer

    In the event of a sudden stop or accident, the car seat belt will block automatically and the child car seat will be unmovable as a result. The Maxi-Cosi Priori XP, Maxi-Cosi Axiss and Maxi-Cosi Tobi are all equipped with a tensioner that makes it possible to tighten the car seat belt for a tighter fit and secure the car seat more firmly.

  • Is it possible to mount my car seat (Group 1 or Group 0+/1) onto the frame of my pushchair?

    Answer

    This is not possible with our current range of products. Our products are developed with a strong focus on safety, quality and user-friendliness. The combination you mention would require that we make concessions to these three aspects. We have decided against making such concessions at this time.

  • My child climbs out of the belt system on the car seat.

    Answer

    The same principle applies to all car seats and means that your child cannot create extra space if there is no extra space to begin with. Some children have shown us that, with only a minimum of slack in the belt system, they can get a hand between the buckle and their stomach and then, by moving it towards their head, they can get an elbow under the belts – but this requires a very flexible shoulder. These children display a tremendous desire to free themselves from their car seat. Child safety in the car and freedom of movement are not compatible in principle. To transport a child not only safely but also comfortably, a slight amount of slack in the belt system is needed. If the belt is pulled extremely tightly and the child is sitting calmly in the car seat, experience has taught us that all car seats are the same when it comes to 'climbing out of the car seat'. We see a similar pattern in children ages 1-4 years in car seats of various types and from various manufacturers. The belt system is a closed system that keeps the child in the same position continuously - during normal car trips as well as during a sudden stop or accident. This system is closed by securing the child when tightening the belts. If this is done properly, the belts cannot be loosened during use (if this does happen, we ask that you contact our Service Department through the retailer where you bought the product).

  • The belts are not the same length. Why is this?

    Answer

    Uneven belts may be caused by the incorrect guiding of the harness system. Check at the back of the car seat that the belts are not twisted and that the pull belt (that runs forward at the bottom of the shell) is in the middle of the system. Also check that the belt can move easily to and fro through the shoulder openings. For smooth movement, the belt buckle should be flapped forward completely. This belt buckle operates by releasing the belt tensioner. If the problem continues after you have checked this, consult your retailer.

  • How long can I use the Maxi-Cosi without a break?

    Answer

    This is subject to a lot of misunderstanding. This is generally said and written out of concern for babies and, in a nutshell, boils down to the fact that a baby car seat such as a Maxi-Cosi Citi SPS or Maxi-Cosi Cabrio(Fix) and Maxi-Cosi Pebble should not be used excessively. Children should not lie in a fixed position for too long unnecessarily. They must be given the opportunity to develop their motor system and arm, back and neck muscles. As manufacturers of the first car seat for babies in Europe, the Maxi-Cosi, naturally we have been including this in our instructions for many years. So do not place a baby in his or her seat for the entire day for reasons of convenience, but give him or her the opportunity to develop. This also applies to front pack carriers and all other products in which a baby sits, hangs or lies in a stationary position. However, this is not problematic whatsoever when taking a relatively long car journey or holiday trip once in a while. Our advice is as follows: stop once every 2 hours. After all, the baby must also eat and be changed on a regular basis.

  • What is the right position for the headrest of my child car seat?

    Answer

    The child's head has to be totally protected and should not exceed the headrest.

  • What is the right position/height for the safety harness?

    Answer

    The harness straps should be placed at the level of the shoulders, not coming from above nor below. The headrest should be adjusted in consequence, keeping the harness at the level of the shoulders.

  • What should I do if my child opens the buckle on his or her harness belt?

    Answer

    In this case, we recommend, as do all international safety experts, that you stop immediately in a safe place, fasten the buckle once more and tell the child not to open it and the reason for this. It is always a possibility that an inventive, handy or strong child will open the buckle. If the force required to open the buckle were to be considerably increased to make it impossible for the child to open it himself, this would be contrary to the legal safety standards. The position of the buckle, the colour of the button, and the operating or opening force are all laid down in European standards. In the case of an accident, someone providing assistance without any knowledge of car seats must be able to see immediately how to release the child from a car seat in an emergency.

  • When the buckle is open, I can't lengthen the harnesses on the Tobi, as if they are stuck. What's the problem?

    Answer

    This may be because the belt buckle is not flapped forward enough. Pushing it forward by hand will release the blockage so that you can loosen the harnesses.

  • The colour indicator switches to silver or red when driving. Is this normal?

    Answer

    The colour indicator is only an installation aid. There is only a difference of a few millimetres between red/green or silver/green. So the colour may change if your child moves. The important thing is that, when you drive off, the belts are tightened properly and the indicator is on green. The indicator is to remind you of this. Naturally it is possible for the indicator to switch to red again while driving as a result of your child’s movements. This is normal and has no effect on safety.

  • When can my child switch from an infant seat to the Maxi-Cosi Rubi?

    Answer

    Make sure your baby’s head is generously protected by the (top of the) car seat. Your baby has outgrown his baby car seat when the top of his ears extend past the top of the car seat shell. Do not switch to the Maxi-Cosi Rubi until this time and keep you baby rearward facing for as long as possible in order to protect the fragile neck and head. Note: it is not a problem if the child’s legs extend beyond the edge of the seat.

  • Because it's a swivelling seat, I'm wondering if the seat can come off from its base in case of accidents?

    Answer

    It took a couple of years of R&D research, and a lot of crash tests performed before launching the successfull Axiss swivel car seat. Because it's a swivelling seat, the mechanism has been intensively tested to resist to strong forces. The seat is also attached by a top locking hook which ensure a perfect fixing point between the seat and the base. In addition, the green locking indicator on the top of the seat is always ensuring the seat is connected to the car seat base, so you can drive in total safety. Consequently, the seat can't be dismantled from its base if used as mentioned in the instruction manual.

  • How can I be sure the seat is correctly locked in the right safe position ?

    Answer

    An indicator located at the top of the seat is confirming the correct installation position of the seat. If the indicator turns green, it means the seat is installed and locked in the correct travelling position. For safety reason, you must always check the indicator is green before driving.

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Manuals

Maxi-Cosi Axiss - User Manual - FR EN DE NL ES IT (4MB - pdf) Download View
Maxi-Cosi Axiss - User Manual - EN DA HU CS FI TR EL (4MB - pdf) Download View

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