Britax Safe-n-Sound Compaq DLX Questions

This product has been discontinued by Safe-n-Sound.
11 questions from our users
I had the Safe N Sound Meridian AHR Car Seat/Convertible to booster brand new in 2012 for my now four year old, will it be ok to use for my newborn now in 2017?

Cindy asked on Mar 12, 2017

Hello, does the Safe n Sound infant capsule that was manufactured in 2005 meet the new 2013 Australian Standards? Can it still be used? Thanks

Sara asked on Mar 11, 2017

I just bought a second hand seat called meridian its 2006 .where the adjustable button is, there is no strap that comes out underneath, is that right or did that model not work like that

Andy asked on Dec 21, 2016

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Hi Andy, thanks for your question. Our recommendation on the lifespan is anything 10 years or older should not be used. We recommend replacement at 10 years, due to deterioration of the plastics used in construction of modern restraints. A seat may have become brittle over time, and simply will not provide the same level of protection against impact. Older child restraints may not contain all the safety features of the latest Australian Standard. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

Hi! I have a 2006 Safe-n-Sound Royale car seat, the retractable model, which I no longer need. Does it still meet safety standards? Trying to work out if I can sell/give it away, or if it should go in the bin. Thanks! Alison

Alhartle asked on Sep 30, 2015

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Hi Alhartle, thanks for your question. our recommendation on the lifespan is anything 10 years or older should not be used. We recommend replacement at 10 years, due to deterioration of the plastics used in construction of modern restraints. A seat may have become brittle over time, and simply will not provide the same level of protection against impact. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

I have a 2011 manufactured Safe-n-Sound car seat however it is slightly two wide (headrest/wing area) when installed beside our capsule to enable the adjacent car seat to slight forward, allowing my older children access to the third row of seats where their booster area. Are the newer versions of the seat narrower in this upper width than the previously manufactured versions? I read that the current version is 440mm which the 2011 version also appears to be when I measure it myself. Thanks.

Elise asked on Jul 21, 2015

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HI Elise, thanks for your question. I can confirm that the Compaq AHR & Compaq MKII are both 440mm in width, I would recommend that you visit your local baby shop as they will allow you to try the seat in your vehicle to ensure that the seat fits. Kind regards, The Britax Team.

Hi, I have bought a second hand safe-n-sound deluxe manufactured in June 2011so only 4 years old and in great condition. I took the covers off to wash it and noticed it doesn't have the white foam protection layer? Does this effect it's safety or comfort? Thanks

Kaylaty asked on May 04, 2015

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Hi Kaylaty, thanks for your question. Can you please give us a call on 1300 303 330 so we can discuss the white foam that you need with you in detail, thanks, The Britax Team.

Hi, I have a safe and sound compaq deluxe with sticker AS 1754 and SA594306. Date if manufacture 18/12/2009. My baby is five months and i am about to move him into it. Does this seat meet the correct australian standards? I have tried researching but cannot work out if its still legal. Regards

Sowatchyawant? asked on Jan 28, 2015

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Hi there, the Safe-n-Sound Compaq DLX that you have has been manufactured to the 2004 Australian Standard, which is weight based. Rear facing from birth to 12kg, then forward facing to 18kg. We've attached a copy of the instruction manual for your reference. This seat is still approved however we would recommend that your child remain rear facing for as long as possible. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in detail, thanks, kind regards, the Britax Team.

https://secure.britax.com.au/img/Installation%20Instructions/Compaq%20DLX.pdf

Where can I buy one? Roughly how much?

hayley.goodger.7 asked on Jan 08, 2015

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I bought mine at an online baby store. I'm sorry I can't remember how much but I know that it is a reasonable price for a baby seat.

Hi Hayley, thanks for your question. We no longer make the Compaq DLX here is a link to our current Compaq seat - http://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/convertible-car-seats Thanks, Britax Team.

Hi. Can anyone tell me the measurement to the shoulder marker when baby can face forward in this seat? I already have a Steelcraft Agile carrier/seat, so am looking to move into a Compaq once bubs can face forward. Thanks in advance.

BKeight asked on Feb 28, 2013

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Hi BKeight, we would recommend that you visit your local baby shop to try your child for suitable. The Compaq shoulder height makers are lower approx. 350mm and upper is approx. 420mm. Please call our team on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in greater detail. Kind regards, Britax Team

One reviewer says their child fit in it until 4yo another said only til 19months. This has confused me.

Lucena asked on Nov 15, 2012

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The manual says its suitable up to 18kg (probably an average 4 year old) but in reality I don't think it would last that long. My 3 year old is too big for it. A seat fitter told me car seats aren't safe if the top of the back is lower than the childs eyes. They then need a booster like a Maxi Rider (which is what my 3 year old is in). So while this seat is suitable weight-wise it probably won't be height-wise. My 14 month old still has plenty of room and I'm hoping will be able to use this seat until he's about 2. Hope that's helps.

Hi Lucena, this can be confusing. The Safe-n-Sound Compaq DLX is suitable for children from birth to approx. 4yrs of age. In rear facing mode up to 12kgs and forward facing mode from 12kgs to 18kgs. Please feel free to call our team on 1300 303 330 if you would like to discuss this with us in further detail. Kind regards, Britax Team

Hi Lucena, I would say the up to 4yr old is a guideline regarding the average sized 4 yr olds. I know with my son who has just turned 3 a couple of months ago he still fits in his seat perfectly and still has atleast an inch or 2 of height left (when his eyes are in line with the top of the back of the seat) before he should be in a different seat. He is in the 60 percentile for height and weight so just slightly above the average and I do think his seat will last him until 4 yrs if not it will be very very close to it!

We have a 2008 Audi A3 Sportback - does anyone know where the child restraint anchor points are located?

TT2 asked on Nov 04, 2012

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Are they listed in your car manual?

Hi TT2, we would recommend as kjp444 has to check your car owners manual or contact your local Audi dealer. Kind regards, Britax Team

I also have this model car and have just encountered the same dilemma! It has the isofix points but Australian seats do not use this system (we have purchased a platinum AHR). The car manual recommends for rearward facing seats to simply use the 3 point seatbelt to secure!! There are 4 anchored luggage points in the boot (marked in manual) which seem to be the most secure thing we can find to use as an attachment point. Did you have any luck finding further info?