Pallas car seat
2 seats in 1
As a Group 1 car seat with impact shield the CYBEX Pallas was awarded a "very good" from German Autobild.de. For children aged approx. 3 and above the car seat is simply converted into a Group 2/3 seat.
- Adjustable impact shield (patent pending)
- Can be used for more than 11 years
- Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
- Comfort recline function (Group 1)
- Rated GOOD by Stiftung Warentest (11/2011)
2 seats in one: The CYBEX Pallas can be used for more than 11 years. In Group 1, the child seat features a revolutionary adjustable impact shield resembling an inflated airbag. The force of a collision is distributed over the entire impact shield and is reduced by its impact-absorbing materials. For children aged approx. 3 and above the car seat is simply converted into the award-winning Group II/III seat CYBEX Solution X.
Adjustable impact shield
Safety without confinement
The adjustable impact shield reduces the risk of serious neck injuries without confining the child (patent pending).
The force of a head-on collision is distributed over the impact shield and absorbed by its impact-absorbing materials. This system resembles an inflated airbag and helps to significantly reduce the force of impact in the event of an accident. The harness does not injure the child, while at the same time the sensitive head, neck shoulders and inner organs are protected. The newly designed adjustable impact shield (patent pending) adjusts for highest comfort perfectly to the child's body and additionally offers more freedom of movement of the upper body as well as maximum safety especially in frontal impacts when compared to conventional five-point harness systems.
Can be used for more than 11 years
This seat grows with the child and can therefore be used for more than 11 years. In Group 1 the adjustable impact shield doubles as an inflatable airbag and, in a collision, protects against neck injuries without being restrictive. For children from approx. 3 years and above, the seat can be easily converted into a Group 2/3 seat from the Solution series.
Linear Side-impact Protection
The Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) provides extra safety in the event of a side-impact collision.
The Linear Side-impact Protection System (L.S.P. System) systematically absorbs the force of a side-impact collision in a linear series of reactions through the use of the shoulder and head protectors. At the same time, the body’s kinetic energy caused by the impact is absorbed at a very early stage and the head is actively led into a safe position.
Comfort recline function
Ensures a relaxed and peaceful journey
In Group I the Pallas 2-fix child seat features an easy to operate recline function which can be operated with only one hand from the front of the seat.
3-position reclining headrest
The 3-position reclining headrest cleverly prevents the child's head from falling forward while asleep.
The CYBEX patented 3-position reclining headrest guarantees optimal protection in the case of a side-impact. This revolutionary technology safely shifts the balance point of the child's head slightly back and prevents it from falling forward when the child is asleep. In the case of a side-impact collision, the child's sensitive head remains within the safety zone of the seat, ensuring optimal protection. Furthermore, our patented 3-position headrest offers a more comfortable sleeping position for a safe and peaceful journey.video
Removable seat insert
length / width / height : 435 / 550 / 715 mm
weight: 9.7 kg
ECE R44/04, Gr. 1/2/3
Fabric covers machine washable at 30°
Engineered and designed in Germany
Is this the right seat for my car?
This child seat is approved for universal use and can be used on all vehicle seats with standard 3-point belt. However, we always recommend a test installation at a qualified retailer to confirm individual compatibility. Especially the length of the vehicle belts may vary, even during a production run of a car manufacturer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I change the Pallas series into a Group 2/3 seat?
Follow these steps in order to change the Pallas into a group II/III seat: 1. Remove the safety pillow. 2. Press the release buttons until you can feel some resistance and pull it away from the main frame until you feel a resistance. 3. Now pull the reclining handle situated centrally on the bottom of the booster and completely pull the booster off the frame. 4. For removal of the spacers it is recommended to bring the seat into reclining position. 5. Pull up the backrest cover to reveal the finger hole on the back side of the backrest. 6. Push the release button inside the finger hole and pull the spacers out of the backrest. 7. Repeat this procedure on the other side of the backrest.
- Is it possible for a Group 1 universal child safety seat without an ISOFIX Connect System to slide underneath the safety belt?
No, even without using the ISOFIX Connect System, the seat cannot slide underneath the belt, when fixed in compliance with the instructions. The same principle applies here as to an adult wearing a retractable 3-point safety belt. In the event of a head-on collision, the child safety seat moves forward, triggering the safety belt´s locking mechanism which, in turn, holds the seat securely in place.
- Can I fit the ISOFIX Connect System onto a car seat which doesn't have the ISOFIX connectors?
Car seat models without ISOFIX (ISOFIX Connect System) cannot be retrofitted into seats with ISOFIX. Please do not adapt or tamper with car seat models to make them fit, as the authorities do not allow any technical changes to them.
- Does the child have to be additionally secured with a harness system when using a CYBEX Gr. 1/2/3 car seat as a Group 1 child seat?
No, the child is optimally secured with the adjustable impact shield. The patented impact shield allows for a perfect adjustment to accommodate the child. In contrast to conventional harness systems the impact shield system offers the child additional comfort and more freedom of movement.
- Is it ok to install a Group 1/2/3 car seat on the passenger seat?
The CYBEX Pallas series may be used on all vehicle seats with a three point emergency locking retractor belt. However, we generally recommend using the seat in the back of the car. Statistically, the front seat poses a higher risk of injury for your child. In exceptions, however, the seat may be used in the passenger seat as well. Please note the following: If the car is equipped with an airbag, put the seat as far back as possible. However, you should make sure that the upper part of the seat belt always stays behind the belt routing.
- May I use the impact shield after having switched to group 2/3?
No, the impact shield is only suitable for the use as a group I child seat (9-18 kg). When the child´s weight exceeds 18 kg it may solely be secured with the vehicle´s 3-point belt system which also provides optimum protection.
- Does the child feel constrained because of the impact shield?
The impact shield of the Pallas series is gradually adjustable and may be individually set to accommodate the growing child and/or its changing wardrobe giving the child optimum freedom of movement and greatest comfort at all times.
- How does the seat insert of the Pallas series work?
The CYBEX Pallas child seats are adjustable to optimally fit the height of your child. When you buy the car seat the seat insert is already in place. It consists of a disc located under the seat cushion. CYBEX recommends using this seat insert from the 9 months up to 1.5 years. Please check if your child´s shoulders reach the headrest in which case you may remove the insert. When your child is older than 18 months the seat insert becomes generally dispensable and may be removed. Generally, you have to make sure that the height adjustable shoulder and headrest is always set in such a fashion that approximately two fingers fit in the space between the lower rim of the headrest and the shoulders of the child.
- Is material fatigue an issue because of the long period the seat can be used for?
The Group 1/2/3 seat can be used for an astounding 11 years. In a move to prevent wear and tear right from the outset, CYBEX only uses thermoplastic polymers which, for example, are widely used for car bumpers. Even after many years of use, their properties remain unchanged, ensuring that they still perform equally as well in the event of a collision. This means that the CYBEX seat can safely be used for considerably longer than the maximum cited period of eleven years. Moreover, in Group II/III in particular, the strong forces occurring during a collision are initially absorbed by the car seat belt.
- How can I stop my child from releasing him/herself from the impact shield?
Our impact shield is designed with five settings to enable you to adjust it optimally to your child´s size. It is important to fix the cushion in such a way that it rests on your child´s body without causing discomfort. When fastening the seat belt, please ensure that the pelvic restraint is inserted into the seat belt positioner both tautly and smoothly and that the diagonal belt is pulled tight so that it is fixed securely in the impact shield´s seat belt positioner. Experience has shown that some young children dislike the shoulder harness system and the impact shield. This causes them to release themselves from the seat. Parents need to exercise patience while the child gets used to the new situation and the safety seat.
- The safety belt of my vehicle is too short when used in conjunction with the impact shield. What can I do?
As far as safety belt length is concerned, all CYBEX seats with impact shields comply with the specifications of the homologation. Unfortunately, some car models do not provide the prescribed safety belt length because the geometry of the vehicle does not allow it. In rare instances, some car manufacturers offer approved belt extensions for some of their models which are safe to use. We cannot, however, recommend belt extensions from third-party suppliers that have not been approved by the car manufacturer. Please check the following points to ensure the safety belt of your car has been fully extended: 1. If your rear seat is adjustable you may gain extra length by pushing the seat further back. You may also gain extra length if you can adjust the back rest as well. 2. Is it possible to use the safety seat on the front passenger seat? The front passenger seat often has a longer safety belt or else the seat can be pushed further back. 3. Is the waist belt taut? When fastening the seat belt it is always important to ensure that only the waist belt is inserted into the impact shield first. Then the shoulder section of the belt should be pulled tight to ensure that the waist belt is taut and the shield is in place, thus getting rid of any slack and exploiting as much belt length as possible. Only then should the shoulder section of the belt be inserted into the impact shield and secured with the red clamp. 4. Do not wear thick clothing: It is better to dress your child in a thick sweater than a bulky padded anorak. As with adults, the belt should rest as close to the child’s body as possible. This not only improves safety but also increases belt length. Of course, we understand this isn’t always possible but that compromise will help to further enhance safety.
- Can I use a Group 1 child safety seat (9kg -18kg) that is supplied with a impact shield without using the cushion?
No, the seat is only approved for use with the impact shield and your child´s protection can only be guaranteed in conjunction with it. Failure to use the impact shield in Group 1 constitutes gross negligence and exposes the child to unnecessary risks. In the event of a collision, an investigation would automatically be conducted into the driver´s conduct.
- If the car rolls over, will my child be catapulted out of the child safety seat that is fitted with a impact shield?
No, all child safety seats approved in compliance with ECE R44/04 in Groups 0 and 1 are subjected to tests, in which the car is rolled in four different directions. This ensures that the child cannot be catapulted out of the seat.
- Is it normal that the seat’s backrest is not completely locked and has a bit of room to wiggle when the seat is not installed in the car?
The reclining backrest is part of the CYBEX safety concept. Thanks to the automatic adjustment mechanism, it adapts perfectly to any car seat. In the worst-case scenario, the backrest moves slightly forward with your child, and is thereby able to ‘catch’ the body at an earlier stage. The seat and backrest are connected to each other, but are not rigid and don’t lock into place.
- My child tries to wriggle out of the impact shield car seat, even when it is properly secured. What can I do about this?
If your child is properly secured, the only way to encourage them to sit still is to remind them, patiently and persistently, to remain seated. If your child tries to wriggle out of the safety cushion while you are driving, we advise you to stop the vehicle at the first possible opportunity. Explain to your child that children MUST be secured until the end of the journey, just as adults do, and that they should not leave the seat under any circumstances.
- How do I position the impact shield so that my child is secured properly?
As a general rule, you can secure your child in the safest possible way if you follow these instructions: The impact shield should be positioned so it fits snug against the body without causing discomfort. If you are using one of our group 1 car seats, the impact shield can also be lowered or raised accordingly. For the seat to offer optimum protection, the waist belt should be tightly fastened. You can tell that the impact shield is in the correct position if you are able to slide your hand between your child and the shield. It is important to make allowances for clothing. For example, if the child is wearing a thick winter jacket, make sure it doesn’t bunch up but instead is flat so the impact shield and belt can fit against the body.
- Can I use this seat on a flight?
No, this seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
- Is it ok to keep using a seat after an accident?
We at CYBEX strongly recommend that you replace a seat after any kind of accident. This is because tiny hairline cracks, which may not be visible to the naked eye, can appear in the plastic parts of a seat after an accident. These cracks can pose an increased risk to safety.
- My car seat is faulty, how can I get it repaired?
Please refer to the retailer where you bought your CYBEX seat. They will deal with the matter on your behalf.
- Where can I get replacement parts for my product?
You can order replacement parts from a specialist retailer near you. To find a store near you, simply go to the store locator on our website: http://cybex-online.com/de/retailer.html
- Can I use an i-Size child seat in my car that is equipped with ISOFIX?
i-Size child restraints can be used in any car seat marked with the i-Size symbol; however, older cars may not be ‘i-Size ready’, even if they have ISOFIX points. If this is the case, please check the handbook of your vehicle.
- Can I still use my ECE R44/04 CYBEX child car seat/infant car seat as the new ECE R129 i-Size is valid?
Car seats that comply with the R44 standard are fully valid and can still be used in road traffic without restrictions. The new i-Size norm R129 will run in parallel for a transitional period of several years with the current R44. A planned ban of use of car seats that comply with R44 is not known at the moment. Therefore, there is no need to change your current car seat for a newer model. The CYBEX safety seats all comply with the highest safety standards and legal requirements and can still be used with complete confidence.
- Will the norm ECE R129 i-Size also be valid in the US?
No. There is a very different system of vehicle legislation in the US. This means that the US cannot accept R129 child restraints from Europe (and vice versa).
- Why does the norm ECE R129 i-Size now focus on the size of the child? Why is the age of the child not relevant?
R44 classifies child restraints according to the weight (of the child). R129 child restraints on the other hand, have a size range (as well as a weight limit). This new approach gives more confidence that the child restraint will fit a child over its full range and makes it easier for the parents to choose the correct car seat.