What are Premium Lower LATCH Connectors?
Premium lower LATCH connectors refer to the push-button lower connectors found on BRITAX child seats that allow you to install the seat into the vehicle using the LATCH system. An audible click can be heard when the connector is securely attached into place. (Visit our About LATCH page to learn more about the entire LATCH system.)
Where are Premium Lower LATCH Connectors located on the car seat?
The premium lower LATCH connectors are attached to the lower part of the child seat via a strap (also called webbing).
How do my child and I benefit from a seat that features Premium Lower LATCH Connectors?
First of all, there are a couple of different ways to install your child seat into your vehicle. Using the LATCH system is one of those ways, but keep in mind that it may not be the best method for your particular vehicle.
Using the LATCH system to install your child seat helps to ensure a tight installation. One way that a child restraint helps to minimize injury to your child during a crash is by minimizing the movement of your child. A tight installation limits movement of the child restraint and therefore limits movement of your child during a crash.
If you have chosen to install your seat using the LATCH system, the Britax premium lower LATCH connectors have been designed to make it easier to attach them to and remove them from the lower LATCH anchors in your vehicle. Components that are easier to use each and every time have a much better chance of being used correctly resulting in a safer environment for your child.
How do Premium Lower LATCH Connectors work?
BRITAX LATCH connectors attach to the lower LATCH anchor in your vehicle and provide an audible click when the connector is securely attached. Here is a close up shot of the actual lower LATCH connector:
When it is necessary to remove the child seat from the vehicle, you simply push the red button and the connector is released effortlessly.
How long has BRITAX incorporated Premium Lower LATCH Connectors in their seats?
All passenger vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2002, are required to have LATCH anchors for attaching the child seat directly to the vehicle. Select BRITAX child seats featured LATCH connectors as early as 2001.
Which current BRITAX car seats feature Premium Lower LATCH Connectors?
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