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Defender Reha US

The Special Needs 2-in-1 Car Seat Solution

Defender Reha US

Car Seat & Booster

The Special Needs 2-in-1 Car Seat Solution Helping Families Enjoy Safe Travelling

The no-threaded 5-point harness provides additional support in Booster Mode for children weighing 30 to 110 lbs.

The Defender Reha allows children with special needs 360° of impact protection. The head, trunk and thighs supports, combined with our unique accessories, offer many positioning options. The seat allows for growth while remaining narrow enough for a second car seat as well as another child to fit in the back seat.

Chest clip

Chest clip and soft harness covers included

Head support

holds the child‘s head safely in place

Lateral trunk supports

for an upright, stable sitting position of the child

Lateral side supports

are removable to adjust seat width for plenty of room for the child to grow with the seat

Harness & Booster Mode

Harness Mode: Weight of child: 10 – 29,5 kg / 22 - 65 lb & height: 68,6 – 144,8 cm / 27 - 57"
Child is secured with integrated 5-point harness. Seat must be installed with top tether and lower anchor attachments NO swivel option possible.

Booster Mode: Weight of child: 13.6 - 50 kg / 30 - 110 lb & height: 86,4 – 144,8 cm / 34 - 57"
Child is always secured with vehicle's 3-point safety belt. Integrated 5-point harness provides positioning support only Swivel option possible.

Why should you choose the Defender Reha US?
  • It meets the needs of children with following clinical pictures, who are not able to sit freely and independently: cerebral palsy, autism, hypotony syndrome of unspecific genesis, muscular dystrophy & different syndrome diseases
  • Special Needs accessories available (Swivel Option in booster mode ONLY)

  • Head, trunk and thighs positioning supports INCLUSIVE
  • The no-threaded 5-point harness provides additional support in Booster Mode for children weighing 30 to 110 lbs
  • Certified for aircraft use in Harness Mode ONLY

  • Defender Reha and ALL ACCESSORIES exceed US FMVSS 213 and Canadian CMVSS 213 standards
  • Cup/snack holder, chest clip & soft harness covers
  • 2 years manufacturer's guarantee
  • Ultra plush seat pad made with durable premium fabrics and extra foam for maximum comfort (washable).

Pioneer for rehab car seats - since 1988

For over 30 years, Thomashilfen has been supplying special children with rehab car seats in cooperation with strong partners such as Britax, Römer or RECARO. Today, we also use our know-how to develop our own rehab car seats. All of our many years of experience with the needs of children and parents flow into them.

Car seat Installation Help / Get your car seat inspected

Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing or using one, get help at a car seat inspection station near you. Certified technicians will inspect your car seat free of charge, in most cases, and show you how to correctly install and use it:
https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle-safety/car-seats-and-booster-seats#installation-help-inspection

Find CPS Resources

Find child occupant protection laws, learn how to get your car seat checked and find answers to your car seat questions in your state or territory:
https://www.cpsboard.org/car-seat-safety/find-cps-resources-in-your-state

Looking for educational materials for the Child Passenger Safety Field:

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Technical data

Dimensions & Weights Defender Reha US
Seat depth 33 cm / 13.5"
Seat width* 21,5 – 30,5 cm / 8.5 – 12"
Seat to head** 60 – 78 cm / 23.5 - 30.5"
Shoulder height (child)*** 25 – 49,5 cm / 10 - 19.5"
Lower leg length (18 cm****) 28 – 43 cm / (7"****) 11 - 17"
Overall dimensions (w x h x d) 46,3 x 67,3 x 50,8 cm / 18.25 x 26.5 x 20"
Weight of seat 10 kg / 22 lb

Harness Mode requirements
Weight of child 10 – 29,5 kg / 22 - 65 lb
Height of child 68,6 – 144,8 cm / 27 - 57"
Age of child > 12 month

Harness Mode accessories (NO Swivel option possible)
Footrest adapter Footrest, long (depth 7.1")* (angle adjustable)
Footrest, short (depth 4.7")* (angle adjustable) Footrest, pad, 4" high

Booster Mode requirements
Weight of child 13.6 - 50 kg / 30 - 110 lb
Height of child 86,4 – 144,8 cm / 34 - 57"

Max. Booster Mode measurements  
Seat width 30,5 cm / 12" *
Seath depth 33 cm / 13,5"
NEW Depth behind crotch strap extension 24 cm / 9,5"
Shoulder height 49,5 cm / 19,5" ***
Seat to head 78 cm / 30,5 **
Child weight (obtained by used crash test dummy) 50 kg / 110 lbs

Booster Mode accessories
Swivel base incl. footrest adapter Lower anchors connection (latch)
Stabilizing bow (if no latch is available in vehicle) Footrest, short (depth 4.7")* (angle adjustable)
Footrest, long (depth 7.1")* (angle adjustable) Footrest, pad, 4" high
Front Stand (stability option if no footrest is used) NEW Seat depth extension 5“
NEW Abduction block, rigid Crotch strap extension retrofit-set

* To reach max. seat width remove additional hip guide pads from additional seat pad
** To reach max. back height remove additional seat pad and foam pad under seat cushion
*** To reach max. shoulder height remove additional seat pad and foam pad under seat cushion
**** To reach min. lower leg length, footrest pad is required

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    Product registration

    FOR YOUR CHILD‘S CONTINUED SAFETY

    Although child restraint systems undergo testing and evaluation, it is possible that a child restraint could be recalled. In case of a recall, we can reach you only if we have your name and address, so please fill in the registration form to be on our recall list. In order to properly register your child restraint system, you will need to provide the model number, serial number and date of manufacture. This information can also be found on a white label located on the back of the child restraint system.

    This registration is only applicable to child restraint systems purchased in the United States.

    Downloads – Defender Reha US

    Assembly instructions – Defender Reha US

    Thomashilfen is an family owned company in the 3rd generation passionate about providing safe and comfortable products for special needs. We are committed to developing and delivering products that help families and their children for more Quality of Life.

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