Safe N Sound baby safety capsule

Made by Safe-N-Sound Pty Ltd in Lonsdale, South Australia, 1986.

In the 1970s Australian state governments made the wearing of car seat belts compulsory, and a variety of restraints for children came on the market. But there was no really secure way to protect babies in a smash until this Baby Safety Capsule was designed in 1984.

Rainsfords (later called Britax Rainsfords, part of Britax International), the makers of the Safe-n-Sound child seat restraint, came up with the idea of the capsule. It consists of a bassinette inside a base that can be secured by ...


Baby safety carry-cot in moulded plastic, with carry handles. Nylon straps and buckles fasten capsule to car seat. Interior of capsule has removable synthetic lambswool liner and a wide velcro-lined strap to hold the baby secure.


435 mm
680 mm
465 mm


Designed by Robert Pataki and Phillip Slattery at P A Design (later known as Invetech) with Rainsfords Safe-n-Sound designer Bill Botell and chief engineer Bob Heath.

Made by Safe-n-Sound Pty Ltd
Safe-N-Sound Pty Ltd 1986


Gift of Safe N Sound Pty Ltd
11 May, 1987

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Safe N Sound baby safety capsule 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <>
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