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A car seat designed for children and small adults requiring additional postural support. It features a five-point harness that must be used at all times and can be used with a range of stroller bases. It is available in two sizes. Does not meet Australian Standard AS/NZ 1754. Does meet European and US Standards.

General Details

Extra product information

The manufacturer indicates that the Columbia Medical Orthopaedic Car Seat (alternative name Columbia Medical Therapedic Car Seat) fits most cars, vans, school buses and airplane coach seats.

Material
The seating shell is made from vacuform ABS plastic with chrome steel side tubes (latex and silicon free)
Nylon cover. Washable. Fire retardant. Choice of blue or rose colour

Position of support
This child car restraint can ONLY be used in the forward facing position, on forward facing vehicle seats
Fixed tilt-in-space (45degrees) is only possible for the Child small size seat (#2000) if used with the FAS reclining base (SCS2700)
No recline function

Attachment
Top tether. This must be used
The vehicle seat belt is used over the car seat (across child's lap in addition to 5-point harness) to assist securing car seat in place. This must be used
There are no LATCH or IsoFix attachment systems

Style of harness
Five point harness
Shoulder harness pads
Padded crotch strap
Chest clip

Other features
Padded head pads - independently height adjustable
Set of 4 block style positioning pads

Customisation
The Australian distributor (FAS) has suggested that you can custom build the support by cutting the foam padding and add under the cover.

Accessories
Optional viscoelastic foam padding
Optional 5 or 8cm extensor thrust cushion
Optional single head pad "padded headwings"
Seat depth extenders (6 or 13cm for Child size, 10cm for Adult size)
Swing away abductor
Buckle guard
The small size seat (#2000) fits onto the FAS Swivel Base (SCS2600). This assists with transfers.
The small size seat (#2000) fits onto the FAS Recline Base (SCS2700). Provides a fixed tilt of 45 degrees
The small size seat (#2000) can be used with the Columbia Medical Tilt-in-Space Car Seat Stroller Base (also available through FAS distributor). This has a tilt-in-space function of three angles, weights 7.7kg and folds for compact storage. Load capacity of 46kg
The small size seat (#2000) can also be used with the Convaid EZ Rider Mobile Base with special fittings. This weighs 10kg, has a fixed tilt of 10degress and folds for compact storage. Speak to FAS distributor for more details

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Padded head supports are height adjustable and removable. Includes four lateral positioning foam pads. 2 x 40mm and 2x 60mm thick.
Padding may be customised by adding fire resistant foam under the cover.
Five point harness, shoulder harness pads, padded crotch strap offers comfort and security.
Seat is fully covered with a washable padded cover
Fits the Maclaren Major Buggy and some wheelchairs with removable armrests
Depth extender - increases seat depth by 6 cm (2 1/2"). The seat upholstery stretches to cover the extender

Kidsafe (Pearce community centre) has a Columbia car seat on display.

Mobility Base
This lightweight aluminium folding base is custom designed for the Columbia car seat
It has a height adjustable footrest with ankle straps

Caution

The top tether strap must be attached to a specially mounter anchor point as it exceeds the weight limit for attachment to a child restraint anchor point. This must be done by a registered fitter and be accompanied by an engineers certificate.
Kidsafe ACT can provide parents with a list of suitable fitters.

Safety and Usage Advice

"Columbia Medical recommends that the use of the Columbia Medical Car restraint be discontinued if the restraint is older than 10 years from the date of manufacture or has been involved in a crash. Because of variances in environments in which the car restraint may be used or stored, components will degrade. A restraint under these conditions may be unsafe and should be replaced.

The date of manufacture is printed on the warning labels located on the side of the car restraint."
Columbia Medical warning 27/2/13.

Options

- Columbia mobility/stroller base - a lightweight aluminium folding base is custom designed for the Columbia car seat.
- It has a height adjustable footrest with ankle straps.
- Swivel base for use in the car, this allows the seat to turn 90 degrees for easier transfers.

Manufacturer/Country

California (United States of America)

Warranty

One year warranty against defects

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model #2500: Small Adult Size

  • Width Overall 585 mm
  • Angle of Backrest 85 degrees
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 18 kg - 58 kg
  • Weight Overall 8.2 kg
  • Height of User Range 137 mm - 167 mm
  • Width of Seat 445.0 and 495.0 mm (445mm inside width at back, 495mm inside width at front)
  • Height of Seat 840 mm
  • Depth of Seat 305 mm
  • Width of Seat 390 mm

Model #2000 : Child Size

  • Width of Seat 330.0 and 390.0 mm (330mm inside width at back, 390mm inside with at front)
  • Width Overall 480 mm
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 9 kg - 46 kg
  • Weight Overall 5 kg
  • Angle of Backrest 88 degrees
  • Height of Seat 735 mm
  • Depth of Seat 255 mm

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