Tip: Right Way Up

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Did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to attach the lower anchor connectors?  If attached the wrong way, the anchor may not hold securely in a crash – so make sure you get it right!

PUSH ON LOWER ANCHOR CONNECTORS
RIGHT WAY UP
UPSIDE DOWN
Close-up of the Fine Print:
“UP” – THIS SIDE FACING CHILD SEAT
FASTEN WITH AUDIBLE CLICK ONTO LOWER ANCHOR BAR
RIGHT WAY UP
HOOK STYLE LOWER ANCHOR CONNECTORS

RIGHT WAY UP
UPSIDE DOWN
RIGHT WAY UP
WHY DOES IT MATTER
Look at the direction of the metal tooth – you want the metal tooth to start from the top and come downwards for a secure hold – rather than coming from the bottom upwards.  The metal tooth in this pictures is almost all the way down (I’m holding the release button outside the frame of the picture so that the tooth isn’t all the way down).
Also, attaching the lower anchor connector upside down usually means that you are twisting the lower anchor strap (which isn’t good) which can lead to the strap getting twisted in the locking mechanism for the strap – which once the strap is twisted in the locking mechanism it is typically impossible to get the strap looser or tighter.
Lower Anchor Connector attached upside down - with strap twisting in the process

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