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.

This Australian innovation was invented by Richard Boyson Heath and Colin Michael Nagel, employees of Rainsfords. Rainsfords (later called Britax Rainsfords, part of Britax International), the makers of the Safe-n-Sound child seat ...


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.


680 mm
435 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

Cite this Object

Safe N Sound baby safety capsule 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2017, <>
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