Combi Strolee Instruction manual

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Instruction Manual
35 lbs. or less
(16 kg o menos)
WARNING
• Correct installation and use
can be a matter of Life or
Death!
• Read and understand these
instructions before using
this car seat.
Shuttle™ 8035 Series
• Certified for use in motor vehicles
and aircraft.
• Meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements of Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-992-6624
or log onto www.CombiUSA.com.
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Section 1 - Table of Contents
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Section 1. Table of Contents.............................................................................1
Section 2. Warnings..........................................................................................3
Section 3. Shuttle™ Infant Car Seat and Base Parts.........................................5
Section 4. Proper Use Check List.....................................................................9
Section 5. Assistance.....................................................................................10
Section 6. Use Recommendations.................................................................11
Section 7. Securing Infant in Car Seat............................................................12
7a.
Shoulder Harness Adjustment for Proper Fit.............................14
7b.
Securing Infant in Car Seat........................................................16
Section 8. Selecting A Vehicle Seating Location............................................19
Section 9. LATCH System..........................................................................23
Section 10. Attachment of Car Seat to Base....................................................25
Section 11. Installation of the Car Seat in Vehicle............................................27
11a. Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat Recline............................28
11b. Securing Base with LATCH System (35 lbs. or less)...............33
11c. Securing Base with Vehicle Seat Belt (35 lbs. or less)............41
11d. Securing Car Seat Without Base (22 lbs. or less)...................46
Section 12. Stroller or Travel System Use........................................................50
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Section 1 - Table of Contents (continued)
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Section 13. Operation and Adjustments...........................................................52
13a. Harness Use and Adjustment.................................................52
13b. Harness - Changing Length, Shoulder Harness Slots
and Removal..........................................................................54
13c. Carry Handle Operation.............................................................58
13d. Canopy Removal and Assembly................................................60
13e. Seat Cushion.............................................................................63
Section 14. Vehicle Seat Belts..........................................................................64
14a. Locking Clip...............................................................................71
Section 15. Additional Information....................................................................73
15a. Certification................................................................................73
15b. Aircraft Use................................................................................73
15c. Warm Weather...........................................................................73
15d. Vehicle Seat Protection..............................................................73
15e. Car Seat Useful Life...................................................................73
Section 16. Care and Cleaning.........................................................................74
Section 17. Re-Use After A Crash.....................................................................75
Section 18. Registration Information.................................................................76
Section 19. Limited Warranty............................................................................77
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Section 2 - Warnings
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Failure to follow these instructions and car seat labels can
result in injury or death to a child from striking the vehicle’s
interior during a sudden stop or crash.
• Use only in a rear-facing position when using this infant car
seat in a vehicle. Serious crippling injury or death can result
if infant faces front of vehicle.
• Use only with children who weigh 35 pounds (16 kg) or less,
whose height is 33 inches or less (84 cm) and top of head is
at least 1 inch (25 mm) below top of headrest.
• Base MUST be used with car seat for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg). Death or serious injury can occur.
• Discontinue use when infant exceeds use recommendations.
• DO NOT use this car seat in a vehicle front seat location with
an air bag. Child’s head and back may be seriously injured
when an inflating air bag hits back of car seat.
• Snugly adjust harness provided with the car seat around
child. Infant MUST be secured by harness system at all times,
when infant seat is used in vehicle or outside of vehicle.
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• For proper harness fit:
- Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned at or just below
top of shoulders. Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below shoulders.
- Use seat cushion for small infants to position shoulders
above shoulder harness slots.
• Fall Hazard:
- Handle must be locked in carry position before lifting or
carrying car seat.
- DO NOT lift or carry car seat by anti-rebound bar.
• Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s LATCH System if
available or with a vehicle seat belt as shown in this manual.
• LATCH System or vehicle seat belt MUST stay tightly adjusted
around car seat at all times.
• Secure this child restraint to the vehicle, even when not occupied.
Unsecured items may injure occupants in a crash.
• DO NOT allow any re-use of this car seat after a crash unless
crash and car seat meet ALL conditions in “Re-use After A
Crash” section of this manual.
• DO NOT use infant car seat if it is damaged, missing instructions,
or missing parts.
• Register your child restraint with the manufacturer.
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Section 3 - Shuttle Infant Car Seat and Base Parts
Infant Car Seat (Front)
Carry Handle
Chest Clip
Harness Buckle
and Tongues
Shoulder
Harness Slot
Seat Cushion
(not all models)
Shoulder
Harness Strap
Anti-Rebound Bar
(not all models)
Harness
Strap Cover
Crotch Strap and
Crotch Pad
Harness Adjuster
Lever
(under seat pad)
Harness Adjuster
Strap
Adjustable
Headrest Pad
Handle
Adjustment Button
Seat Pad
Vehicle Lap Belt Guide
(Without Base)
(under belt guide cover)
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Section 3 - Shuttle Infant Car Seat and Base Parts (continued)
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Child Identification
Label
(Fill out and
place on
car seat
as shown)
Infant Car Seat (Back)
Belt
Guide
Cover
Base Latch
Instruction Storage
Pocket
Carrier Release Handle
for Car Seat Base and
Stroller
Locking Clip
Storage Position
Headrest
Adjustment Knob
Stroller Latch
Metal Harness
Plate
6
Shoulder
Harness Straps
Locking
Clip
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Section 3 - Shuttle Infant Car Seat and Base Parts (continued)
Infant Car Seat Base (Back)
LATCH
Push-On
Connectors
LATCH Lower
Anchor Belt
Adjuster
LATCH Storage
Compartment
Vehicle Belt
Guide
LATCH
Lower
Anchor Belt
Front
of Base
Shoulder Belt
Lock-off
Recline
Adjustment
Foot
Recline
Indicator
Storage
Compartment
Back of
Base
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Section 3 - Shuttle Infant Car Seat and Base Parts (continued)
Infant Car Seat Base (Top)
LATCH Storage
Compartment
Vehicle
Belt Guide
Vehicle
Belt Path
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
Recline Adjustment
Foot Lever
Recline
Indicator
Recline Adjustment
Foot Lever
Recline
Indicator
Storage
Compartment
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Section 4 - Proper Use Check List
• Proper use is required. Read and understand the instructions and
car seat labels.
• Use this infant car seat rear-facing only when installed in a vehicle.
• Snugly adjust harness straps around infant.
• Base MUST be used with car seat for infant over 22 pounds (10 kg).
• Shoulder harness slots are at or just below top of infant’s shoulder.
Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below top of shoulders.
• Securely install the infant car seat with LATCH system or vehicle seat belt
as specified in this instruction manual.
• Do not use this infant car seat in a front vehicle seating location with an
air bag.
• Secure children in back seat whenever possible.
• Never leave child unattended.
• Do not allow anyone (babysitters, relatives, etc) to use the infant car seat
without first reading and understanding all the instructions and car seat labels.
Proper Use Is Required:
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every situation,
but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
Keep this instruction manual for future use.
Store in the pocket at the back of the car seat.
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NEED HELP?
Contact Combi CARE Line at 1-800-992-6624 or one of the following
sources:
• Your vehicle dealer to locate a child safety seat Inspection station in
your area.
• Call 1-866-SEAT CHECK (1-866-732-8243).
• Log onto www.nhtsa.dot.gov
- For a car seat inspection station select “Locate a Child Safety Seat
Inspection Station By State or Zip Code”.
- To locate a certified “Child Passenger Safety” Technician in your area,
select tab “Vehicles & Equipment”, select topic “Child Seats’ and then
select link “Child Passenger Safety Contact Locator” or “Child
Passenger Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator”.
• Visit www.seatcheck.org.
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Section 6 - Use Recommendations
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Base MUST be used with car seat for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg).
Height and Weight Limits:
This infant car seat is designed for rear-facing
use only when installed in a vehicle.
Use with base - for infants whose:
- Weight is 35 pounds (16 kg) or less and
- Height is 33 inches (84 cm) or less.
Use without base - for infants whose:
- Weight is 22 pounds (10 kg) or less and
- Height is 29 inches (74 cm) or less.
Infants With Special Needs
A preterm infant or low birth weight infant may be at special risk traveling
reclined in a vehicle or aircraft. According to the American Academy of
Pediatrics, these infants may be at increased risk of suffering breathing
or other difficulties if improperly reclined or positioned in a car seat.
Have your physician or hospital staff evaluate your infant in this car seat
before you and your infant leave the hospital. If your infant is not able to
travel in a reclined position, DO NOT use this car seat. Use a car bed for
your infant.
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WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Keep harness straps snug and positioned on shoulders
and thighs. Infant MUST be secured by harness system at
all times, when infant seat is used in vehicle or outside of
vehicle.
• For proper harness fit:
- Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned at or just
below top of shoulders. Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below
shoulders.
• Headrest MUST be securely locked in position.
• Prevent serious neck injury or death from ejection. Top of
headrest must be at least 1 inch (25 mm) above top of
infant’s head at all times when installed in a vehicle.
• Never leave infant unattended, even when sleeping.
• Child must be dressed in clothing with arms and legs that
will not interfere with buckling, snugly adjusting or
positioning harness.
• DO NOT use this carrier on shopping carts.
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Section 7 - Securing Infant In Car Seat (continued)
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those
provided by Combi USA or Strolee. Use of accessories or
parts from other manufacturers could alter the performance
of the car seat.
• Suffocation Hazard:
- Infant car seat can roll over on soft surfaces and suffocate
child. NEVER place infant car seats on beds, sofas and
other soft surfaces.
• Strangulation Hazard:
- Child can strangle in loose harness straps. NEVER leave
child in car seat with straps that are loose or not connected.
• Fall Hazard:
- Infant's movement may slide car seat. NEVER place car
seat near edge of table, countertop or other elevated
surface.
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7a. Shoulder Harness Adjustment for Proper Fit:
Shoulder harness slot height is important. Adjust by
moving the adjustable headrest up or down or by
changing shoulder harness slot location in headrest.
- Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned
at or just below top of infant’s shoulders (fig. a).
Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below top of shoulders.
The Shuttle headrest has 2 sets
of shoulder harness slots.
- Either set of shoulder harness slots may
be used provided the harness slots are at
or just below top of infant’s shoulders and
top of headrest is at least 1 inch (25 mm)
above top of infant’s head (fig. b).
To change shoulder harness slot location,
see “Harness - Changing Length, Shoulder
Harness Slots, and Removal” section.
Shoulder
Harness Slot
(fig. b)
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Section 7 - Securing Infant In Car Seat (continued)
To Adjust Headrest and Shoulder Belt Height:
1. Turn Headrest Adjustment Knob clockwise
(right) 1 until it stops. DO NOT overturn.
2. While holding knob, slide knob and headrest
up or down to desired position 2 .
3. Release knob, check
to make sure headrest
is locked in place by
Headrest
pushing headrest up
Adjustment
and down.
Knob
2
1
(fig. a)
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• For proper harness fit:
- Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned at or just
below top of shoulders. Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below
shoulders.
• Prevent serious neck injury or death from ejection. Top of
headrest MUST be at least 1 inch (25 mm) above top of
infant’s head at all times when installed in a vehicle.
• Headrest MUST be securely locked in position.
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Section 7 - Securing Infant In Car Seat (continued)
7b. Securing Infant in Car Seat:
1 Loosen harness - Press Harness Adjuster Lever
by pushing on seat pad where it says “Press
Here” and pull harness straps out (fig. a).
2 Open Chest Clip and unbuckle harness - press
red release button on Harness Buckle and pull
tongues out of buckle.
Harness
3 Place infant in car seat with back and rump Adjuster
contacting seating surfaces (fig. b).
Lever
4 Check that Shoulder Harness Slots are at or
just below top of infant’s shoulders. See
“Shoulder Harness Adjustment for Proper Fit”
section. Maximum 1 inch (25 mm) below top
of shoulders.
To adjust, see “Harness - Changing Length,
Shoulder Harness Slots, and Removal” section.
5 Place Harness Straps over child’s shoulders
and thighs.
ESS HERE
PR
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
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Section 7 - Securing Infant In Car Seat (continued)
6 Place Buckle Tongues together and insert into
buckle (fig. c). You should hear a click.
7 Pull up on tongues to be sure they are locked.
8 Pull Harness Adjuster Strap (fig. d) to snugly
adjust harness straps onto child.
(fig. c)
- Check that Harness Straps are snug on
shoulders and thighs. Straps should not
allow one finger to pass between the belt
and the child’s shoulder.
- A snug Harness Strap should not
allow any slack. It lies in a relatively
straight line without sagging. It does
not press on the child’s flesh or push
the child’s body into an unnatural position.
Harness
Adjuster
Strap
NOTE: If Harness Straps can not be snugly
adjusted as described above:
- See “Harness Use and Adjustment” section.
Click
(fig. d)
Pull
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Section 7 - Securing Infant In Car Seat (continued)
9 Close Chest Clip 1 and position Chest Clip
at arm pit level 2 (fig. e).
Small infants:
Chest Clip
Seat cushion may be used to raise small
infant up so Shoulder Harness Slots are at
or just below top of infant’s shoulders (fig. f).
For a small infant, a rolled towel can be
used on each side for support (fig. f).
Towels MUST not interfere with the ability
to snugly adjust the harness system.
2
1
(fig. e)
1
Rolled Towel
DO NOT place towel or other items behind
infant or between infant and harness.
Seat
Cushion
18
(fig. f)
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Section 8 - Selecting A Vehicle Seating Location
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Do not use this car seat in a vehicle front
seating location with an air bag. Child's head
and back may be seriously injured when an
inflating air bag hits back of car seat.
• Never put a car seat in a vehicle front seating
location unless recommended in vehicle
owner’s manual.
1
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alerts
vehicle owners that according to accident statistics, children 12 and
under are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions
rather than the front seating positions.
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Section 8 - Selecting A Vehicle Seating Location (continued) 20
WARNING
!
Refer to vehicle owner’s manual for car seat installation instructions
for your vehicle.
- Use car seat in a rear vehicle
seat location whenever possible.
- Never put a car seat in a front
seat location unless
recommended by vehicle
owner’s manual.
DO NOT place rear-facing child seat
on front seat with air bag. DEATH OR
- DO NOT use this car seat in a
SERIOUS INJURY can occur.
vehicle front seat location with
The back seat is the safest place for
children 12 and under.
an air bag.
NO coloque el asiento infantil para el automóvil orientado hacia
atrás en el asiento delantero del vehículo que tenga una bolsa
For vehicles with air bags,
neumática de seguridad. El niño podría MORIR O SUFRIR
LESIONES GRAVES. El asiento trasero es el lugar más seguro
always follow child restraint
para los niños de 12 años o menores.
installation information provided
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
DO NOT use car seat
on vehicle seats which
face the side (fig. a)
or face the rear
(fig. b)
(fig. a)
(fig. b) of the vehicle.
!
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Section 8 - Selecting A Vehicle Seating Location (continued)
Options For Securing A Car Seat:
This car seat can be secured to a vehicle using the LATCH System
or a vehicle seat belt.
1. LATCH System:
LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers
for CHildren.
Model year 2003 and newer vehicles are equipped
with LATCH Anchorage Systems. Check vehicle
owner’s manual to determine if your vehicle has
the LATCH Anchorage System. Look for LATCH
System symbol (fig. a) or the LATCH Lower
Anchor symbol (fig. b).
Some vehicle owner’s manuals may identify the
LATCH System as “ISOFIX”. An ISOFIX System
can be used in the same way as the LATCH System.
If your vehicle has the LATCH System, the LATCH
System should be used whenever possible.
LATCH
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
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2. Vehicle Seat Belt:
The car seat with the base or without the base can be secured
using vehicle seat belts.
If your vehicle does not have the LATCH System, the car seat
MUST be secured to the vehicle using a vehicle seat belt.
Check vehicle owner’s manual for seating locations recommended
for car seat use.
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Base MUST be used with car seat for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg).
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Section 9 - LATCH System
LATCH System On This Car Seat:
The LATCH System on the Shuttle™ Infant
Car Seat Base consists of a lower anchor
belt 1 with push-on connectors 2 (fig. a)
2
2
1
(fig. a)
The lower anchor belt push-on connectors 2
on the car seat connect to the vehicle LATCH
Lower Anchorages 3 in a vehicle.
3
2
(fig. b)
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Section 9 - LATCH System (continued)
LATCH Anchorage System In Vehicles:
Child restraint anchorage system or LATCH
System in the vehicle consists of two lower
anchors 3 located at the vehicle seat bight 4
and a top tether anchor 5 (fig. c). Refer to
vehicle owner’s manual for seating locations
which have the LATCH Anchorage System.
4
Information regarding the LATCH system may
be identified by the LATCH System symbol (fig. d).
The Shuttle™ uses the lower anchor anchorages
but does not use the top tether anchor.
Lower anchors may not be visible in some vehicles.
Lower anchors that are not visible are located below
a solid color round dot on the vehicle upholstery or
a round dot with a picture of a car seat in the center
as shown in fig. e.
The vehicle manufacturer may provide
funnel guides to separate the vehicle seat
cushions providing easier access to the
lower anchorage. See vehicle owner’s manual. (fig. e)
24
5
3
(fig. c)
(fig. d)
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Section 10 - Attachment of Car Seat to Base
Removal Of Car Seat From Base:
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Pull Car Seat Release Handle 1 and
lift car seat from base 2 (fig. a).
Attaching Car Seat To Base:
2
(fig. a)
1
Car Seat
Release
Handle
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
1
• Base MUST be used with car seat for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg).
• Always lift car seat to be sure it is securely locked into base.
Check that there are no objects on top of base or between base and
car seat that will prevent proper latching of car seat.
- Check lower anchor belt is routed or stored properly.
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2 With child facing the rear of the vehicle, lower
car seat into base and push down on car seat
to lock car seat into base (fig. b).
3 Test to be sure car seat is locked in base.
Lift on car seat at top of seat back 1 and
at child’s feet 2 (fig. c).
4 Carry Handle MUST be kept in the
carry position (see “Carry Handle
Operation” section) (fig. c).
Handle in
carry position
(fig. b)
2
1
(fig. c)
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Section 11 - Installation of Car Seat in Vehicle
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Use only in a rear-facing position when using this infant
car seat in a vehicle.
• Secure this child restraint with the LATCH System or a
vehicle seat belt as shown in this manual.
- DO NOT use car seat without base for infant over
22 pounds (10 kg). Death or serious injury can occur.
- Base MUST be used for infant over 22 pounds (10 kg).
• LATCH belt or vehicle seat belt must stay tightly adjusted
around car seat or base at all times. If LATCH belt or vehicle
seat belt does not stay tight, read the vehicle owner’s
manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section in this manual.
• Rear-facing car seat must be properly reclined:
- Too reclined can result in injury or ejection.
- Too upright can result in breathing difficulties.
• After installing infant car seat in base, lift car seat to be
sure it is securely locked.
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Section 11 - Installation of Car Seat in Vehicle (continued) 28
11a. Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat Recline:
Base installation angle and car seat recline:
The Shuttle Base has a Recline
Adjustment Foot with four height
adjustment positions to help adjust
the base installation angle and
provide the proper seat back
recline for the car seat (fig. a).
The base also has a Recline Indicator
on each rear corner that measures
and defines the installation angle
of the base that provides the proper
seat back recline for the car seat (fig. b).
Recline
Adjustment
Foot
Lever
Recline
Adjustment
Foot
Recline
Indicators
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
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Section 11 - Installation of Car Seat in Vehicle (continued)
35
Using Recline Indicators:
22
Line for 22 lbs.
The recline indicators use a liquid bubble
or less
and two printed black lines marked “22”
and “35” to measure and indicate proper
base recline angle (fig. c).
The two black lines on the Recline Indicators are
used to provide two seat back recline angles for
Bubble
the car seat, one more reclined position for smaller
infants and one for larger infants (fig. c). For proper
installation, the bubble must be centered on the line
according to infant’s weight.
Line for
NOTE: Bubble is centered on line marked “22”
20 to 35 lbs.
in fig. c.
(fig. c)
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Rear-facing car seat must be properly reclined:
- Too reclined can result in injury or ejection.
- Too upright can result in breathing difficulties.
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Proper installation and car seat recline depends on infant’s weight.
The bubble in the Recline Indicator MUST be centered on the black
line for infant’s weight.
• For infants 22 lbs. (10 kg) or less, bubble must be centered on line marked
“22” (fig. d and e).
• For infants 20 to 35 lbs. (9 to 16 kg), bubble must be centered on line
marked “35” (fig. f and g).
• Infants over one year of age and between 20 and 22 lbs. (9 and 10 kg) either
black line can be used for installing the base.
22
35
35
35
22
35
22
22
As viewed
As viewed
from above (fig. e)
from side (fig. d)
Infants 22 lbs. (10 kg) or less
Bubble centered on black line marked “22”
As viewed
As viewed
from above (fig. g)
from side (fig. f)
Infants 20 to 35 lbs. (9 to 16 kg)
Bubble centered on black line marked “35”
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1
Identify the black line on Recline Indicator that will provide the
proper recline for infant.
To adjust the base installation angle and car seat recline:
2
Place base on vehicle seat and check position of Bubble in
Recline Indicator.
Bubble
NOT
centered
on line.
35
• If Bubble is not centered on the proper line
for infant’s weight (fig. h), adjust the base
installation angle for the vehicle seat by
continuing to follow steps 3 through 6.
22
• If Bubble is centered on the proper line for
infant’s weight, proceed to “Securing Base
with LATCH system” section 11b or “Securing
Base with a Vehicle Seat Belt” section 11c.
(fig. h)
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With bottom of Base and Recline
Adjustment Foot in contact with
vehicle seat, grasp front corner of
Base at the belt path opening (fig. j).
Recline
Pull back on Recline Adjustment
Adjustment
Foot Lever and lift front of Base
Foot Lever
allowing Recline Adjustment
Foot to rotate down (fig. j).
(fig. j)
Recline
Locate the Recline Adjustment Foot
Adjustment
position that provides the proper
Foot
installation angle for the Base (Bubble
centered on line for infant’s weight) and release the Recline Foot
Adjustment Lever to lock the Recline Adjustment Foot in place.
- Extend Recline Adjustment Foot to move Bubble toward front
of the Base.
- Push Recline Adjustment Foot up into base to move Bubble
toward rear of the Base.
Check position of Bubble in Recline Indicator, continue to adjust until
Bubble is centered on the proper line for infant and then proceed with
securing the base in the vehicle.
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11b. Securing Base with LATCH System - 35 lbs. (16 kg) or less:
1
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Only use the car seat LATCH System in vehicle seating
locations recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for
use with LATCH and that have an anchor spacing of 11 inches
(280 mm).
• LATCH connectors must be secured to the vehicle LATCH
anchorages only. Connection to other vehicle components
could result in the anchor tearing free in a crash.
• Never attach more than one anchor connector to a vehicle
lower anchorage unless recommended by the vehicle
owner’s manual for that vehicle.
Refer to vehicle owner’s manual to identify the seating locations with
LATCH System. Select the seating location to be used and locate the
vehicle lower anchorages at the seat bight.
Rear center seating position:
LATCH Lower Anchorages with 11 inches (280 mm) spacing may not
be available in your vehicle in the rear center seating position. If use of
the rear center position is preferred, use the vehicle seat belt to secure
the car seat. See “Securing Base With Vehicle Seat Belt” section 11c.
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If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
vehicle seat back into most upright position.
Remove car seat from base.
LATCH
Storage
Compartment
Cover
Open LATCH Storage Compartment Cover
and remove LATCH Lower Anchor Belt
and Connectors (fig. a and b).
LATCH
Lower
Lengthen lower anchor belt. While
Anchor
pressing adjuster release button 1 ,
Belt
pull belt to extend the length of
lower anchor belt 2 (fig. c).
2
Lower
Anchor
Belt
Pull
1
Adjuster
Release
Button
(fig. c)
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
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Route LATCH Belt in Base Belt Path:
- Slide end of Lower Anchor Belt
with Push-On Connector and
Lower Anchor Belt Adjuster down
through Vehicle Belt Path Opening
on right side of Base. Adjuster
Release Button should face
away from Base (fig. d).
- Make sure Lower Anchor Belt is
not twisted and slide Push-On
Connector at opposite end down
through Vehicle Belt Path
Opening on left side of Base
(fig. e).
- Slide Lower Anchor Belt under
Vehicle Belt Guide (fig. e).
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
Push-On
Connector
Lower Anchor
Belt Adjuster
Lower
Anchor Belt
(fig. d)
Lower Anchor
Belt
Vehicle Belt
Guide
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
Push-On
Connector
(fig. e)
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Place base rear-facing in the vehicle seat location
selected with the Adjustable Recline Foot against
vehicle seat back and centered between the
vehicle lower anchors (fig. f).
22
Check Base installation angle.
Bubble in Recline Indicator must be centered on
the black line marked with “22” or “35” based on
(fig. f)
infant’s weight (fig. g or fig. h). For more information
see “Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat Recline” section 11a.
The Bubble in the Recline Indicator must be centered
on the black line for infant’s weight.
• For infants 22 lbs. (10 kg) or less, bubble
must be centered on line marked “22”
(fig. g).
• For infants 20 to 35 lbs. (9 to 16 kg),
(fig. g)
bubble must be centered on line marked
“35” (fig. h).
• Infants over one year of age and between
20 and 22 lbs.(9 and 10 kg), either black
(fig. h)
line can be used for installing the base.
35
22
35
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Adjust Base installation angle to center Bubble on the black line
for infant’s weight. To adjust see “Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat
Recline” section.
Once Bubble is centered on the black line for infant’s weight,
proceed with installation.
10 Connect Lower Anchor Connectors to vehicle lower anchors:
- Position red release button of Push-On Connector
facing away from Base and wording on back side
of connector facing Base. If connector is not in
this position, turn connector over.
- Position the slot of the Push-On Connector onto
the vehicle anchorage. Push connector in to lock
onto the vehicle anchorage 1 (fig. j). You should
hear a click.
- Pull on connector to be sure it is locked onto the
anchorage 2 .
- Repeat for connector on opposite side.
1
(fig. j)
2
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11 Tighten lower anchorage belt to secure the base.
Press down in center of Base to depress the
vehicle cushion and pull free end of Lower
Anchor Belt to tighten belt around Base (fig. k).
Check for secure installation. Pull Base front
to back and left to right to check for secure
installation (fig. m). LATCH belt MUST stay
tight.
If LATCH belt does not stay tight or Base
cannot be securely installed, try a different
LATCH location or use the vehicle’s seat
belt to secure the Base.
(fig. k)
12 Attach car seat to Base. Keep handle up
in carry position.
13 Lift car seat to ensure it is properly attached
to Base (see “Attachment of Car Seat to Base”
section.
14 Recheck recline of car seat. Adjust if necessary
(fig. m)
(see section 11a “Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat Recline”).
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Removal Of Base Installed With LATCH:
1 Loosen Lower Anchor Belt:
- While pressing down in center of base to reduce
tension on Lower Anchor Belt, push adjuster
release button and loosen belt.
2 Remove lower anchor connector:
- Press and hold the red release button 1 .
- Pull the connector off the vehicle
anchorage bar 2 (fig. a).
3 Repeat to remove connector on opposite side.
2
1
(fig. a)
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Storage Of Lower Anchorage Belt And Lower Anchor Connectors:
To store the LATCH lower anchor belt
and connectors, lift LATCH Storage
Compartment Cover (fig. a). Fold LATCH
belt and connectors and place in storage
position (fig. b).
- Belts and lower anchor connectors
MUST be properly stored in base to
allow secure attachment of car seat
to base.
LATCH
Storage
Compartment
Cover
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
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Section 11 - Installation of Car Seat in Vehicle (continued)
11c. Securing Base With Vehicle Seat Belt - 35 lbs. (16 kg) or less:
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
1
2
3
4
5
• Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with a car seat. Read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section
in this manual.
Refer to vehicle owner’s manual to identify the seating locations which
can be used with a car seat. Check for specific instructions for car seat use.
After selecting a seating location, if vehicle seat back is
adjustable, adjust vehicle seat back into most upright
position.
Store LATCH Lower Anchor Belt in LATCH storage
compartment. See “Storage of Lower Anchor Belt”
section.
Remove car seat from base.
Place base rear-facing on vehicle seat with adjustable
recline foot against vehicle seat back (fig. a).
(fig. a)
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Check Base installation angle (car seat recline).
• Infants over one year of age and between
20 and 22 lbs.(9 and 10 kg), either black line
can be used for installing the base.
35
• For infants 20 to 35 lbs. (9 to 16 kg), bubble
must be centered on line marked “35” (fig. c).
(fig. b)
22
• For infants 22 lbs. (10 kg) or less, bubble
must be centered on line marked “22” (fig. b).
35
The Bubble in the Recline Indicator must be centered
on the black line for infant’s weight.
22
Bubble in Recline Indicator must be centered on
the black line marked with “22” or “35” based on
infant’s weight (fig. b or fig. c). For more information
see “Adjusting Base for Proper Car Seat Recline”
section 11a.
(fig. c)
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Section 11 - Installation of Car Seat in Vehicle (continued)
Secure Base with Vehicle Lap Belt.
To secure Base with Vehicle Lap and
Shoulder Belt, go to step 8.
To secure Base with Vehicle Lap Belt:
Vehicle
Belt Guide
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
- Route vehicle lap belt up through
Vehicle Belt Path Opening, over top
of base, down through Vehicle Belt
Path Opening on opposite side (fig. d)
and buckle seat belt. Slide lap belt under
Vehicle Belt Guide on top surface of base.
Vehicle
Belt Path
Opening
(fig. d)
- Tighten vehicle belt to secure the base.
Press down in center of Base to depress
the vehicle cushion while tightening
vehicle belt (fig. e).
- Proceed to step 9.
(fig. e)
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To secure Base with Vehicle
Vehicle
Vehicle
Lap and Shoulder Belt:
Belt Guide
Belt Path
Opening
- Route vehicle lap and shoulder
Vehicle
belt up through Vehicle Belt Path
Belt Path
Opening, over top of base, down
Opening
through Vehicle Belt Path Opening
on opposite side (fig. f) and buckle
seat belt. Slide vehicle lap and shoulder
belt under Vehicle Belt Guide on top
surface of base.
(fig. f)
- Tighten vehicle belt to secure the base.
Press down in center of base to depress
the vehicle cushion while pulling on shoulder
belt to tighten vehicle lap belt
(fig. g).
- While holding the vehicle
lap belt tight, slide shoulder
belt into Shoulder Belt
Lock-off (fig. h).
(fig. g)
Shoulder Belt
(fig. h)
Lock-off
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9 Check for secure installation. Pull base front
to back and left to right to check for secure
installation (fig. j). Vehicle lap belt MUST
stay tight.
10 If the vehicle lap belt does not stay tight or base
cannot be securely installed, resecure car seat
with vehicle belt and test again, see vehicle
owner’s manual, “Vehicle Seat Belts” section
or move to a different seating location.
11 Attach car seat to base. Keep handle up in
carry position.
12 Lift car seat to ensure it is properly attached to
the base (see “Attachment Of Car Seat To Base” section).
13 Recheck recline of car seat. Adjust if necessary
(see section 11a “Adjusting Base for Proper
Car Seat Recline”).
(fig. j)
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11d. Securing Infant Car Seat Without Base - 22 lbs. (10 kg) or less:
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• DO NOT use car seat without base for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg). Death or serious injury can occur.
• Base MUST be used for infant over 22 pounds (10 kg).
• Vehicle seat belt MUST stay tightly adjusted around car
seat at all times. If vehicle seat belt does not stay tight,
read the vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts”
section in this manual.
• Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with a car seat. Read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section
in this manual.
1 Refer to vehicle owner’s manual to identify the seating locations
which can be used with a car seat. Check for specific instructions for
car seat use.
2 After selecting a seating location, if vehicle seat back is
adjustable, adjust vehicle seat back into most upright position.
3 Unsnap Vehicle Belt Guide Covers and place car seat rear-facing on
vehicle seat. Keep handle up in carry position.
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To secure car seat with Vehicle Lap Belt:
To secure car seat with Vehicle Lap and
Shoulder Belt, go to step 5.
Vehicle
Slide belt into Vehicle Belt Guides on
Belt Guide
car seat (fig. a) and buckle lap belt.
Be sure lap belt is not twisted.
Recline
Proceed to Step 6.
Reference
(fig. a)
Line
To secure car seat with Vehicle Lap and
Shoulder Belt:
Slide lap portion of vehicle belt into Vehicle Vehicle
Belt
Belt Guides on car seat (fig. b) and buckle
vehicle belt. Be sure lap belt is not twisted. Guide
Place shoulder belt against vehicle seat.
DO NOT place shoulder belt through belt
guides on car seat.
Recline
Position car seat at the proper recline
Reference
(fig. b)
angle. Recline reference line must
Line
be horizontal (fig. a or b).
NOTE: Vehicle must be parked on flat, level surface during this installation.
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7 Tighten the vehicle lap belt around car seat.
Press down firmly on car seat to compress
vehicle seat cushion while tightening vehicle
lap belt (fig. c).
8 Check for secure installation. Pull front to back
and left to right to check for secure installation
(fig. d). Vehicle lap belt MUST stay tight.
9 If vehicle lap belt does not stay tight,
see “Vehicle Seat Belts” section or
move to a different setting location.
NOTE: Lap and Shoulder Belts
If using a lap and shoulder belt
and the lap belt does not stay
tight, unbuckle seat belt and
pull out on latch plate (fig. e).
If belt slides freely through latch
plate, a locking clip must be
used as described in “Locking
Clip” section.
(fig. c)
(fig. d)
(fig. e)
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10 Recheck car seat recline. Verify
reference line is horizontal (fig. f).
Carry handle should be kept in
the carry position.
Handle
Carry
Position
Recline
Reference
Line
(fig. f)
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• DO NOT use car seat without base for infant over 22 pounds
(10 kg). Death or serious injury can occur.
• Base MUST be used for infant over 22 pounds (10 kg).
Removal Of Infant Car Seat From Vehicle:
1 Unbuckle vehicle seat belt.
2 Remove lap belt from vehicle lap belt guides.
3 Snap Belt Guide Covers closed.
4 Remove car seat from vehicle.
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Section 12 - Stroller or Travel System Use
50
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Infant car seat MUST be secured to stroller. After installation,
lift car seat to verify it is securely locked onto stroller.
• DO NOT use this infant car seat with any strollers unless
approved by Combi USA, Inc.
• DO NOT lift or carry car seat by anti-rebound bar.
This infant car seat can only be used with certain Combi stroller models
to transport your infant.
Check Combi stroller information or the Combi USA, Inc. website at
www.CombiUSA.com, for an updated list of stroller models that will work
with your Combi Shuttle Infant Car Seat.
See stroller instruction manual for additional use information.
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Section 12 - Stroller or Travel System Use
To attach car seat to Stroller:
1
2
3
4
Lock stroller wheels to prevent stroller movement.
Hold car seat above the mounting points on stroller.
Push car seat downward onto the mounting points
on stroller. Listen for the “click” to indicate the
car seat is secured to stroller (fig. a).
Pull upwards on car seat to be sure car seat is
secured to stroller.
NEVER use the car seat in a stroller if it is
not secured to the stroller.
Removal Of Car Seat From Stroller:
1
Pull car seat release handle 1 and lift
car seat from stroller 2 (fig. b).
(fig. a)
1
2
Car Seat
Release
Handle
(fig. b)
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Section 13 - Operation and Adjustments
13a. Harness Use and Adjustment:
52
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Harness must be snugly adjusted around child.
Harness Strap Adjustment:
• To tighten: Pull front adjuster
strap (fig. a).
Seat
Cushion
If the harness cannot be adjusted
to properly fit child:
- Check shoulder harness slot height
(see “Shoulder Harness Adjustment
for Proper Fit” section).
- Shoulder harness strap length (see
“Harness - Changing Length, Shoulder
Harness Slots and Removal” section).
- Use seat cushion for very small infants.
(fig. a)
Harness
Adjuster
Strap
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• To loosen: Press harness adjuster
lever 1 , and pull harness straps
out 2 (fig. b).
2
Harness
Adjuster
Lever
ESS HERE
PR
1
(fig. b)
Chest Clip Operation:
• To open: Press tab 1 and pull apart 2 (fig. c).
• To close: Snap halves together. Make sure chest
clip is locked by pulling out.
1
2
2
(fig. c)
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13b. Harness - Changing Length, Shoulder Harness Slots and Removal:
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Shoulder harness MUST snugly adjust around infant.
• Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned at or just
below top of infants shoulders.
• Headrest MUST be securely locked in position.
1. Buckle harness and chest clip.
2. Loosen harness straps,
(see “Harness Use and
Adjustment” section).
3. From back of car seat
(fig. a) unhook both
harness loops from metal
harness plate (fig. b).
Harness
Loop
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
Metal
Harness
Plate
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To change Harness Strap length:
Each shoulder harness strap has
two sewn loops at the end (fig. c).
- Use the lower loops at the end for
larger infant (longer harness).
- Use upper loops spaced away
from the end of the strap for
smaller infant (shorter harness).
Removing seat pad:
Upper
Loop
(fig. c)
Lower
Loop
1. Adjust headrest so Shoulder Harness Slots with shoulder harness
straps through them line up with shoulder harness slots in seat
back (see “Shoulder Harness Positioning for Proper Fit” section).
2. From front of car seat, pull harness straps out through seat pad,
and car seat shell.
3. Remove harness straps covers.
4. Remove seat pad.
Reverse above steps to reattach seat pad.
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To change Shoulder Harness Slot height:
Shoulder harness slots MUST be positioned at or just below top of
infant’s shoulders. See “Shoulder Harness Adjustment for Proper Fit”
section 7a.
The Shuttle headrest has 2 sets of shoulder harness slots.
Either set of shoulder harness slots may be used provided the
harness slots are at or just below top of infant’s shoulders.
1. Adjust headrest so shoulder harness slots with harness straps
through them line up with shoulder harness slots in seat back
(see “Shoulder Harness Adjustment for Proper Fit” section).
2. From front of car seat, pull harness straps out through seat pad,
and car seat shell.
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To reattach harness:
1. Adjust headrest so Shoulder Harness Slots in
headrest line up with Shoulder Harness Slots in
seat back (see “Shoulder Harness
Shoulder
Adjustment for Proper Fit” section).
Harness
2. From front of car seat, thread
Loops
harness straps through harness
strap covers, seat pad, and seat back. Tab
Make sure harness straps are not
Metal
twisted and are threaded through
Harness
matching slot of seat pad and
Plate
seat back.
3. From back of car seat, attach
harness adjustment loops to
metal harness plate (fig. d).
Check that loops are completely in slots of
metal harness plate and under tabs on both sides.
(fig. d)
Tab
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Secure both shoulder harness straps completely inside
slots of metal harness plate as shown.
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13c. Carry Handle Operation:
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Prevent serious neck injury or death from ejection. Top of
headrest must be at least 1 inch (25 mm) above top of
infant’s head at all times when installed in a vehicle.
• DO NOT lift or carry car seat by anti-rebound bar.
Carry handle has three positions (fig. a):
A. Vehicle use position and carrying position
NOTE:
- Carry handle MUST be in carry position
when used in a vehicle.
- Carry handle cannot be moved over top
of seat back when headrest is in top two
adjustment positions.
B. Rocking position
C. Stationary position
A
B
(fig. a)
C
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Section 13 - Operation and Adjustments (continued)
To change carrying handle position:
• Push in handle adjustment buttons on each
side of handle 1 (fig. b).
• Rotate handle forward or backward 2 until it
locks into a use position.
IMPORTANT: Check to be sure carry handle
is locked before lifting car seat.
1
2
1
Handle
(fig. b) Adjustment
Button
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13d. Canopy Removal and Assembly:
Some models have a canopy with plastic stays that
connect to the infant car seat.
When the canopy is used make sure it is always
connected securely to the infant car seat.
To remove canopy:
Tools required: straight-blade screwdriver
1. Place thumb on Canopy Stay just
above the canopy Pivot Slot and
fingers on back side of Canopy
Stay.
2. While pressing down with thump
and carefully lifting up on Canopy
Stay, press down on Canopy Snap
with straight-blade screwdriver to
unsnap Canopy Stay from Canopy
Pivot (fig. a).
Canopy
Stay
Canopy Pivot
Stay Slot
(fig. a)
Canopy
Pivot
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3. Rotate Canopy Stay outward
and slide out of Canopy Pivot
Slot (fig. b).
To attach canopy:
1. Slide end of Canopy Stay into
Canopy Pivot Slot until it tops
against the slot (fig. c).
Canopy
Stay
Canopy
Stay
Canopy
Pivot Slot
Canopy
Pivot Slot
(fig. b)
(fig. c)
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2. Rotate up into position parallel
to the Canopy Pivot and press
down on Canopy Stay above
Canopy Pivot Slot to snap in
place (fig. d).
3. Check that Canopy Stay is
snapped in place.
(fig. d)
Canopy
Stay
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Section 13 - Operation and Adjustments (continued)
13e. Seat Cushion:
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Lap belts must be through belt slots in seat cushion.
• Discontinue use of seat cushion when:
- Shoulder belts become too short to fit infant.
Some models have a separate seat cushion inside the car seat for greater
comfort or to lift small infants so shoulder harness slots are at or just
below top of infant’s shoulders.
To install:
1. Open slots at rear corners 1 .
2. Slide lap belts into open slots 2
and secure hook and loop
fasteners 3 .
To remove:
1. Open slots at rear corners.
2. Slide seat cushion off lap belts.
1
Seat
Cushion
2
3
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Design and operation of vehicle seat belt systems vary from vehicle to
vehicle and from seating location to seating location in the same vehicle.
Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with a child restraint. Refer to the
information in this section for information on the various types of vehicle
seat belt systems.
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WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with a car seat. The
car seat must be held tightly at all times by a lap belt (or
lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt) that will not loosen
while driving.
To provide a secure installation of the car seat:
• Read the vehicle owner’s manual regarding securing a car seat
and vehicle seat belt use with car seat.
• Follow all instruction labels on vehicle seat belt and car seat.
If car seat does not stay tightly secured after following instructions in this
manual, vehicle seat belt labels, and vehicle owner’s manual:
• Move car seat to another seating location and try again, or
• Contact vehicle dealer for assistance and possible seat belt
modification parts.
• Obtain assistance, see “Need Help Installing Your Car Seat” in
“Proper Use Checklist” section.
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belts (continued)
Belts Forward of Seat Bight
Vehicle seat belts located forward of seat bight
(fig. a & b) may not securely hold car seat.
Check vehicle owner’s manual or see vehicle
dealer for car seat installation requirements.
• If vehicle owner’s manual approves seating
position for use with car seat, install car seat
and check for secure installation by pulling
car seat front to back. If car seat slides
forward or vehicle seat belt does not stay
tight, DO NOT use these seat belts.
Seat
Bight
(fig. a)
Belt Forward
of Seat Bight
Seat
Bight
(fig. b)
Buckle
Forward
of Seat
Bight
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Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Free Sliding Latch Plate
Pull out on latch plate. If belt slides freely
through latch plate (fig. g), a belt locking
device MUST be used to secure the lap belt
when tightly secured around the base.
For use with Base:
Pull lap belt tight around base and slide
shoulder belt into Shoulder Belt Lock-off at
front corner of Base (fig. h).
(fig. g)
For use without Base:
A Locking Clip must be used to secure the lap
belt. See “Locking Clip” section.
Some vehicles have lap and shoulder belts
with free sliding latch plate that can be
converted into an “automatic locking” mode.
Always use one of the locking devices above
with these belt systems.
(fig. h)
Shoulder Belt
Lock-off
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belts (continued)
Combination Lap and Shoulder Belt with Locking Latch Plate
Vehicle seat belts with locking latch plates
(fig. j) normally hold a car seat tightly. However
in some cases, the locking latch plate on some
seat belts may slip and loosen after being
buckled on car seat if positioned at a certain
angle. If this happens, flip the latch plate over
and re-buckle. Test installation again to see if
this works. If not, move car seat to another
seating location.
Flip
(fig. j)
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Passive Restraints
Lap Belt with Motorized Shoulder Belt (fig. k)
DO NOT use with any car seat.
See your vehicle dealer for available hardware
or options for securing a child restraint in this
location.
Lap or Shoulder Belt Mounted on Front Door (fig. m)
(fig. k)
Front
Door
DO NOT use a car seat in any front seating
location that has belts mounted to the front
door. Belts will not stay tight while driving.
See your vehicle dealer for available hardware
or options for securing a child restraint in this
location.
(fig. m)
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belts (continued)
Lap Belts - Manually Adjustable
Manually adjustable lap belts (fig. n) normally
will hold a car seat tightly. However, in some
cases, the locking latch plate on some seat
belts may slip and loosen if positioned at a
certain angle. If this happens, flip latch plate
over (fig. n) and re-buckle. Test installation
again to see if lap belt stays tight. If not,
move car seat to another seating location.
Flip
(fig. n)
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belt Systems (continued)
Lap Belts - With Retractor
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Lap belts with retractors (fig. p) may or may not
hold a car seat securely.
Follow these steps to determine if you have a
retractor system that will hold car seat securely:
a. Pull belt all the way out.
b. Allow belt to retract about 6 inches (15 cm).
c. Pull out on belt again.
(fig. p)
If belt is locked and you cannot pull the belt out any
further, you have an Automatic Locking Retractor which
may be used with a car seat. Remember, when installing
a car seat, pull belt all the way out, buckle belt, and then tighten.
If the belt pulls out (step c), the retractor is an Emergency Locking
Retractor which must not be used with a car seat.
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belts (continued)
14a. Locking Clip (stored on back of car seat):
You MUST use locking clip provided with this car seat with a vehicle belt that
slides freely through the latch plate or if the lap portion of the lap/shoulder
belt cannot be tightly secured.
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
Avoid serious injury or death:
• Failure to use locking clip where required will result in
car seat not being securely held in place.
• Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belts when not
being used with car seat.
• DO NOT use locking clip as a vehicle seat belt shortener.
1 Install car seat or base rear-facing on vehicle seat and tighten
vehicle seat belts.
While holding vehicle seat belts together at latch plate (fig. a),
unbuckle belt.
3 Slide vehicle belt out of vehicle lap belt guide or belt path
opening on the side of the seat or base which the buckle is on.
2
(fig. a)
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Section 14 - Vehicle Seat Belts (continued)
4 Slide locking clip onto vehicle seat belts approximately
1/2 inch (1 cm) away from latch plate (fig. b).
5 Slide vehicle belt back into vehicle lap belt guide
or belt path opening in base.
1/2 inch (1 cm)
- Check to be sure vehicle lap belt is still
correctly routed throughout entire belt path.
6 Re-buckle vehicle seat belt.
7 Test installation to see if car seat or base is secure.
(fig. b)
If not secure, additional vehicle seat belt tightening
may be necessary.
• Unbuckle vehicle seat belt.
• Hold vehicle seat belts together and remove locking clip.
• Shorten length of vehicle lap belt portion slightly by pulling
vehicle lap belt through latch plate.
• Re-attach locking clip.
• Buckle vehicle seat belt.
HINT: Press car seat or base down into vehicle seat cushion to
help buckle vehicle seat belt.
Test installation to see if car seat or base is secure, if not secure,
repeat above steps until car seat is secure.
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Section 15 - Additional Information
15a. CERTIFICATION
- This car seat meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.
15b. AIRCRAFT USE
- This restraint is Certified for Use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft
(see label on car seat).
- Contact airline about their policy on use of child restraints on the Aircraft.
- Use this car seat only on forward-facing aircraft seats.
- Install car seat on aircraft the same way it is installed in a vehicle.
15c. WARM WEATHER
- Car seat parts can get very hot in the sun or warm weather.
To avoid burns always check before putting the child in the car seat.
15d. VEHICLE SEAT PROTECTION
- Protect vehicle seat. Use a thin car seat mat, thin towel or thin blanket
under and behind car seat.
15e. CAR SEAT USEFUL LIFE
- DO NOT use after 7 years from date of manufacture on label.
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Section 16 - Care and Cleaning
CLEANING SEAT PAD AND HEADREST PAD
- To remove seat pad first detach shoulder straps (see “Harness Changing Length, Shoulder Harness Slots and Removal” section).
- To remove headrest pad, slide pad off sides of headrest.
- Wash according to the instructions on the back of the seat pad or
headrest pad.
CAUTION: When replacing the seat pad always check that the
shoulder straps are correctly secured to the metal harness plate. See
“To Reattach” in “Harness - Changing Length, Shoulder Harness Slots
and Removal” section.
CLEANING HARNESS
- Surface wash with mild soap and damp cloth.
If harness straps are frayed or heavily soiled, they MUST be replaced.
CLEANING SHELL
- Wipe with a mild solution of soap and water. Avoid wetting labels.
Never use “household detergents”: they can weaken plastic.
CLEANING BUCKLE
- Rinse buckle with warm water. DO NOT use household detergents.
Never lubricate buckle.
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Section 17 - Re-Use After A Crash
WARNING - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• DO NOT allow any re-use of this car seat after a crash unless
crash and car seat meet ALL conditions in “Re-use After A
Crash” section of this manual. Do not sell or allow others to
use a car seat that has been in a crash and does not comply
with ALL of these conditions.
Car seats are damaged in vehicle crashes and in many cases, the car seat
must be destroyed and replaced. However, the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises that if a child restraint (car seat) has
been used in a minor crash that the child restraint can continue to be used
with your child.
For information on car seat re-use after a crash, check the NHTSA website
at: www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/childps/ChildRestraints/ReUse/RestraintReUse.htm
Damage to car seats may be difficult to see or it may be difficult to verify the
damage to the car seat. For those situations where any of the NHTSA Child
Restraint Re-use criteria has not been met, or if there is uncertainty whether
damage to the seat has occurred, NHTSA and Combi USA advise parents or
caregivers to contact their automobile insurance company regarding its policy
on replacement of seats.
DO NOT risk your child’s safety.
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Section 18 - Registration Information
Child restraints (car seats) can be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Fill out the registration card
attached to the car seat or send your name, address, and the restraint's
model number and manufacturing date to:
Combi USA, Inc.
3520 Westinghouse Blvd., Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28273
or call Combi CARE Line: Toll Free: 1-800-992-6624
or register online at: www.CombiUSA.com/car_reg.html
or Fax: 1-704-697-1695
or log onto www.CombiUSA.com
For recall information:
• Call the U.S Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov
• Log onto the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall
website at:
www-safercar.gov and follow links to Child Restraint Recalls.
• Contact Combi USA (see information above).
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Section 19 - Limited Warranty
1. Combi products, when purchased from an authorized retailer, are
warranted to the original purchaser to be free of defect in materials and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. Warranty
is valid for products purchased and used in the U.S. only and used in
compliance with the warrantor’s use and maintenance instructions. Save
your carton and receipt in case return for warranty service is necessary.
2. During the warranty period your Combi product will either be repaired or
replaced, at the warrantor’s discretion, without charge if it is purchased
from an authorized Combi dealer and is found to be defective in
workmanship or materials. For service call 1-800-99-COMBI
(1-800-992-6624). The warrantor shall not be responsible for any costs
incurred by the consumer in returning a defective product for repair.
This limited warranty shall not apply to normal wear to the product, or if
the product has been:
a. Damaged due to accidents, misuse, abuse or neglect as determined
by Combi.
b. Tampered with or repaired by other than an authorized Combi repair
center or with parts other than Combi approved parts.
c. Leased or rented for commercial use.
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Section 19 - Limited Warranty (continued)
THE WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU
OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.
WARRANTOR’S OBLIGATIONS AND THE CONSUMER’S OR OTHER
BUYERS REMEDIES UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS STATED. ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ON THE PART OF THE WARRANTOR AND ANY SUPPLIER
OR DEALER ARE HERBY ALSO EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.
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Some states limit or do not allow exclusions or limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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Storage Pocket
Keep this instruction manual for future use.
Store in the pocket at the back of the infant car seat.
© 2011 Combi USA, Inc.
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Combi USA, Inc.
• 3520 Westinghouse Blvd., Suite B • Charlotte, NC 28273
• For technical questions, call 1-800-992-6624
• Fax 1-704-697-1695 • www.CombiUSA.com