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Contents
Important Information
Product Information/Registration
Safety Warnings
Vehicle Compatibility
WARNING: Carefully read and understand
all instructions and warnings in this manual,
and those labeled on your Child Restraint.
Failure to do so can result in the SERIOUS
INJURY or DEATH of your child. Store manual
in pocket at rear of base for future use.
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Child Restraint Overview
Features Overview
Features Usage
Child Usage Requirements
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Rear Facing Installation
Rear Facing Setup
Using Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
Using Lower Anchor Belt
Using Vehicle Lap Belt
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Forward Facing Installation Forward Facing Setup
Using Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
Using Lower Anchor Belt
Using Vehicle Lap Belt
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Securing Child in Child Restraint
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Aircraft Installation
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Cleaning and Maintenance
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Product Information/
Registration
Model Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Manufactured in (date):_______________________________________________________________________
Product Registration
Please fill in the above information. The model
number and the manufactured in date are located
on a label on the bottom of your child restraint. Fill
out the prepaid registration postcard attached to
the seat pad and mail it today.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be
reached in a recall. Send your name, address,
e-mail address if available and the Child Restraint’s
model number and manufacturing date to:
Nuna Baby Essentials Inc.
70 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
Warranty
We have purposely designed our high-quality
products so that they can grow with both your child
and your family. Because we stand by our product,
our gear is covered by a custom warranty per
product, starting from the day it was purchased.
Please have the proof of purchase, model number
and manufactured in date available when you
contact us.
For warranty information please visit:
www.nuna.eu/warranty
Contact
For replacement parts, service, or additional
warranty questions, please contact our customer
service department.
In the USA:
infousa@nuna.eu
www.nuna.eu
1.855.NUNA.USA
or call 1.855.NUNA.USA
or register online at:
www.nuna.eu/register-car-seat
Recall Information
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
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WARNING
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR,
Never leave child unattended in this Child
Restraint.
Do not allow anyone who has not read the
Instructions to install or use this Child
Restraint.
Never leave Child Restraint unsecured in
your vehicle even when it is unoccupied. In
a crash, it could become a projectile and
injure other vehicle occupants.
To avoid strangulation, do not allow
children to play with vehicle or Child
Restraint belts or straps. If possible, move
unused belts out of reach.
Cover the Child Restraint when your
vehicle is parked in sunlight. Parts of a
Child Restraint can become very hot if
left in the sun, and can burn a child’s skin.
Check for hot parts before putting your
child in the Child Restraint.
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Do not use any products or accessories
with this Child Restraint unless they are
approved by Nuna USA for use with this
Child Restraint. Doing so may be unsafe
and may void the warranty.
Do not use Child Restraint if it has frayed
or cut harness straps, or is damaged in
any way. To find out if damaged parts are
replaceable, call 1-855-NUNA-USA.
Never modify any part of the Child
Restraint.
Replace this Child Restraint if it has been
involved in a car accident, even if it was
minor and there appears to be no damage
to the Child Restraint.
Do not use Child Restraint if it is more than
10 years old. Check the manufacturer´s
label or stamped ‘do not use after’ date on
the bottom of the Child Restraint Base.
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Vehicle Compatibility
WARNING: You MUST read and understand
ALL Child Restraint related instructions and
warnings in your vehicle owner’s manual to
correctly and safely use this Child Restraint in
your vehicle.
This Child Restraint can ONLY be installed on
vehicle seats that face forward. DO NOT install in
seats that face to the sides or rear of the vehicle.
This Child Restraint can be installed without
vehicle belts, by connecting the Restraint’s Lower
Anchor Belts to the lower anchorages in your
vehicle.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) is
a system for installing a Child Restraint in a vehicle
without using the vehicle belts. Refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual to determine if your vehicle
is equipped with LATCH, and how to correctly use
LATCH to install this Child Restraint in your vehicle.
Lower Anchor and
Top Tether Anchor
Locations
WARNING: SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH MAY OCCUR.
NEVER install this Child Restraint
rear facing in a vehicle seating
position with a frontal air bag unless
it is turned off. If your vehicle is
equipped with front passenger side air bags,
check your vehicle owner's manual for Child
Restraint installation instructions.
Vehicle Top Tether
Anchor Points
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
WARNING: DO NOT USE the LATCH lower
anchor belts to attach this Child Restraint rear
facing when restraining a child weighing over
35 lbs (15.8 kg) or forward facing when restraining
a child weighing over 40 lbs (18.1 kg).
IMPORTANT: According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly restrained
in the rear seating positions than in the front
seating positions.
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This Child Restraint is designed to be used with
lower LATCH anchors at the standard spacing of
11 inches (28 cm). LATCH lower vehicle anchor
points are defined as 11 inches (28 cm) from the
center of one LATCH anchor to the center of
another LATCH anchor.
The Restraint’s Tether Strap should be used for
ALL Forward Facing Installations, as it provides a
more secure installation.
Rear Shelf
Back Wall
Back of Seat
Vehicle Floor
11”
WARNING: NEVER use a Child Restraint
in a vehicle seating position where it cannot be
correctly secured. An incorrectly installed Child
Restraint will not protect your child in a crash.
WARNING: DO NOT USE the LATCH lower
anchor belts to attach this Child Restraint
rear facing when restraining a child weighing
over 35 lbs (15.8 kg) or forward facing when
restraining a child weighing over 40 lbs
(18.1 kg). Check your vehicle owner’s manual
for Tether Anchor weight limits.
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The following types of vehicle belts CAN BE USED
to install this Child Restraint.
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2
1 - Lap/Shoulder Belt
2 - Lap Belt Only
Belts MUST be able to be locked.
Refer to vehicle owner's manual to determine if the
belts in your vehicle lock by switching the seat
belt's retractor or they have a locking latch plate
that locks the vehicle's seat belts so they will not
move freely.
If the belt cannot be locked using one of these
methods, contact Nuna Customer Service for a
locking clip.
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Vehicle belts that CANNOT BE USED with your
child restraint:
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4
2
5
3
6
The following types of vehicle belts MUST NOT
be used to install this Child Restraint. They will not
provide a secure, safe installation. Refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual for which seating positions
in your vehicle can be used to install this Child
Restraint using vehicle belts or LATCH.
1 - Motorized Belts (Automatic)
These should not be used unless the shoulder belt can be removed, the lap belt is locked and use is allowed by the vehicle manufacturer.
2 - Dual Retractor Lap/Shoulder Belts
If allowed by the manufacturer, the lap belt only
may be used to secure the child restraint in
accordance with this manual and the vehicle’s
manual.
3 - Non-Locking (ELR) Lap Belts
This belt locks in a crash or sudden stop and
should only be used with a belt shortening clip.
Contact your vehicle manufacturer if needed.
4 - Airbag/Inflatable Belts
This belt cannot be used to install this child restraint.
5 - Door Mounted Belts
This belt cannot be used to install this child restraint.
6 - Lap Belts forward of Seat Bight
This belt (where the seat bottom and back
meet) cannot be used to install this child
restraint.
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Features Overview
1 Shoulder Harness
Pads
2 Harness Buckle
3 Crotch Pad
4 Harness Release
Button
5 Harness Adjuster Strap
6 Calf Support
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8
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10
11
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14
Cup Holder
Hip Harness Pads
Buckle Tongue Holder
Chest Clip
Infant Insert
Head Insert
Head Support
Harness Strap
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11
2
3
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15 Seat Cover
16 Lower Anchor Belt
Storage
(underneath door)
17 Recline Position
Indicator
18 Recline Button
19 Rear Facing True
Tension Door
20 Crotch Belt Plate
21 Rear Facing True
Tension Button
22 Forward Facing True
Tension Button
23 Forward Facing True
Tension Door
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24 Side Impact
Protection (SIP) pods
25 Head Support
Button
26 Tether Strap Adjuster
27 Tether Strap
28 Tether Hook
29 Lower Anchor Belt
30 Lower Anchor
Connectors
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Storage
32 Lower Anchor
Adjuster
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28
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5
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24
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Feature Usage
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Harness Use
1 - To Loosen Harness
Press on Harness Release Button while pulling
forward on the Harness Straps.
2 - To Open Chest Clip
Press button on front of Clip and pull Clip
apart.
3 - To Open Harness Buckle
Press red button on front of Buckle and pull out
Buckle Tongues.
4 - To Use Buckle Tongue Holders
Loosen and unfasten harness. Place Buckle
Tongues in Holders.
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1
2
5 - To Fasten Chest Clip
Push Chest Clip halves together until they click.
Pull to check. (1)
To Fasten Buckle
Insert Buckle Tongues firmly into Buckle until
they click. Pull up on Tongues to ensure they
are locked. (2)
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6 - To Tighten Harness
Pull on Harness Adjuster Strap.
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Head Insert Use
1 - The Head Insert may be used or removed for
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improved comfort or fit of any child.
Harness & Crotch Pad Use
2 - The Harness Pads are a comfort feature that
may be used or removed for any child. Small
infants may have better fit to Harness with
Shoulder Pads removed.
Head Support Adjustment
3 - With Harness loose (p.18), squeeze Head
2
Support Button and move Head Support up or
down to desired position.
Release button and slide Head Support slightly
up or down to lock into appropriate use
position.
3
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Infant Insert Use
The infant insert can be used for a child that is
between 5–11 lbs to improve the harness fit and
recline angle for smaller infants.
1
3
2
4
You MUST use the infant insert if the harness
straps are positioned ABOVE the child’s shoulders
and child weighs between 5–11 lbs. The harness
MUST be positioned AT or JUST BELOW the child’s
shoulders.
The head insert may be used or removed for
improved comfort to child at any time.
To Install Infant Insert
1 - Pull Harness Buckle through slot in the bottom
of Infant Insert.
2 - Route Harness Straps through gaps in sides of
Infant Insert.
3 - Push Infant Insert firmly into Child Restraint.
4 - Make sure insert is properly positioned.
When properly installed, the Infant Insert will
not interfere with Harness Straps or Crotch
Belt. Crotch Belt must be locked in inner
position when Infant Insert is used.
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True Tension Door Use
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3
2
4
This Child Restraint has 2 True Tension Doors
that aid in a simple and secure installation of the
Child Restraint in your vehicle. They are located
underneath the Seat Cover. The upper Door (RED)
is for forward facing use, and the lower Door
(BLUE) is for rear facing use.
Remove Infant Insert, loosen and unfasten Harness
(p.18), and retain with Buckle Tongue Holders (p.18).
1 - Adjust Head Support to highest position,
unsnap Seat Cover and pull to front of seat.
2 - Squeeze Door release button for the
appropriate True Tension Door.
3 - Lift open True Tension Door.
4 - Close True Tension Door by pressing down
firmly on Door until both latches lock in place.
Replace Seat Cover and reinstall Infant Insert if
used (p.22).
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Crotch Belt Adjustment
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2
The Crotch Belt has two positions. Use the position
that is closest to, but not under your child.
Remove Infant Insert (p.22) and loosen and
unbuckle Harness (p.18).
1 - Unsnap Seat Cover and pull forward while
push & slide
pulling crotch buckle through slot in Seat
Cover.
2 - Depress and slide Crotch Belt plate forward or
backward and lock in desired position. Place
buckle back through correct slot in Seat Cover
and replace Seat Cover and Infant Insert (if
using).
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Lower Anchor Belt Storage and Use
The Lower Anchor Belt, located in Storage
Compartment under the Rear Facing True Tension
Door, can be used instead of a vehicle belt to install
this Child Restraint. The Lower Anchor Belt
must not be used rear facing if your child weighs
more than 35 lbs (15.8 kg), or forward facing if
your child weighs more than 40 lbs (18.1 kg).
1
3
2
4
1 - To use Lower Anchor Belt, open Rear Facing
True Tension Door (p.24), remove Lower
Anchor Belt, and lengthen by pressing adjuster
button while pulling on Belt.
2 - To connect Lower Anchor Belt to lower anchors
in vehicle, press Connector firmly onto lower
anchor and pull to check.
3 - To release Lower Anchor Belt, press red button
on end of Connector while pulling on Belt.
4 - To store, fold Lower Anchor Adjuster and
Lower Anchor Belt, and place in Storage
Compartment. Store other Lower Anchor Belt
in adjacent Storage Compartment. Tuck excess
webbing.
When not in use, the Lower Anchor Belt MUST
be properly stored in Lower Anchor Storage
Compartment under Rear Facing True Tension
Door, and MUST NOT interfere with latching of
Door.
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Cup Holder Use
1 - Pivot Cup Holder up and lock in use position.
2 - Push center of Cup Holder down to extend to
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3
2
4
opened position.
3 - While in the opened position, pull up on the
Cup Holder to remove for washing OR remove
for easier Rear Facing Belt Installation.
4 - To store, collapse Cup Holder and pivot down.
Cup Holders must be opened to access Belt
Path during Rear Facing Installation of Child
Restraint. Cup Holders may be collapsed down
against vehicle belt after belt installation.
DO NOT place glass or metal containers or hard
or sharp objects in Cup Holder. In a crash they
could cause serious injury.
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Side Impact Protection (SIP) Use
SIP pods should only be used on the door side of
the child restraint. If the child restraint is installed
in the middle seat position the SIP pods should not
be used.
1
2
1 - Pull out SIP Pod from corner of stored position
until it locks into position.
2 - To store, press button and push SIP Pod into
stored position.
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Calf Support Use
The Calf Support may be used to give your child
more leg room or improve installation when rear
facing and provide improved comfort when forward
facing. It is designed to change position without
damage if excessive force is applied.
1
1 2 3 4 5
5 4 3 2 1
1 - Recline Child Restraint to rear facing position 1
(BLUE).
2 - Move Calf Support to USE position by reaching
under front of Child Restraint and rotating Calf
Support down and forward.
3 - Move Calf Support to STORAGE position by
2
pulling down on Calf Support to unlock, and
rotating it to storage position.
When used rear facing for children over 40 lbs,
Calf Support should be in the use position.
2
1
3
1
2
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Tether Use
1 - To use, remove Tether by loosening strap and
1
unclipping from storage anchor.
2 - To extend Tether for use, tilt Tether Adjuster
and pull to lengthen.
3 - To store, attach Tether to storage anchor and
remove slack in strap by pulling on free end of
strap. Loose strap should be stored in provided
tether cover. When not in use, Tether MUST be
properly stored.
WARNING: ALWAYS USE TETHER for
forward facing installation if vehicle is equipped
with a Tether Anchor point and vehicle
requirements are met (see vehicle owner's
manual). NEVER USE IN REAR FACING
INSTALLATION.
2
3
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Recline Use
This Child Restraint has 10 recline positions.
Recline can be changed for child's comfort or to
improve installation of Child Restraint.
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1 - Positions 1–5 (BLUE) are for rear facing use
with children 5–50 lbs.
1 2 3 4 5
If infant’s head falls forward, Child Restraint
must be reclined more. Use Infant Insert with
infants 5–11 lbs (2.3–5 kg) to improve the
recline angle for smaller infants.
2 - Positions 1–5 (RED) are for forward facing use
5 4 3 2 1
2
with children 25–65 lbs.
To Adjust Recline
3 - Press Recline Button (1) on either side of the
1 2 3 4 5
Child Restraint and move seat to desired
recline position. (2)
5 4 3 2 1
Release Recline Button, and check that Child
Restraint is locked in desired recline position.
To change recline position after installation,
uninstall Child Restraint, select new recline
position, and reinstall Child Restraint.
3
2
1
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Child Usage Requirements
To use this Child Restraint, your child must
meet ALL of the following weight and height
requirements below:
Height: 49 in (124 cm) or less
The Infant Insert (p.22) is only for use with infants
who weigh between 5–11 lbs (2.3–5 kg).
Rear Facing Installation
recommended up to 2+ years (5–50 lbs)
vehicle belt
OR
lower anchor belt
50 lbs
(22.6 kg)
recommended up to 2+ years or older (5–50 lbs)
vehicle belt
OR
lower anchor belt
Weight: 5-65 lbs (2.3–29.4 kg)
infant
insert
5 lbs 11 lbs 25 lbs 35 lbs
40 lbs
(2.3 kg) (5 kg) (11.3 kg) (15.8 kg) (18.1 kg)
Rear Facing Installation
infant
insert
5 lbs 11 lbs 25 lbs 35 lbs
(2.3 kg) (5 kg) (11.3 kg) (15.8 kg)
50 lbs
(22.6 kg)
65 lbs
(29.4 kg)
The American Academy of Pediatrics
recommends children should ride rear facing
for as long as possible up to 2 years in age, or
until they reach maximum height and weight for
their seat.
65 lbs
(29.4 kg)
lower anchor belt
OR
vehicle belt & tether strap
Tether strap should always be
used in Forward Facing Installation.
Forward Facing Installation
recommended 2 years or older (25–65 lbs)
WARNING: Use either vehicle seat belt or
Lower Anchors. Never use both methods to
install Child Restraint.
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Rear Facing Setup
Before install, store tether strap.
1
Move Calf Support to desired installation position
(p.34).
1 - Place Child Restraint rear facing in a
compatible vehicle seat (p.8).
2 - Select desired rear facing recline position 1–5
(BLUE) (p.38).
If infant’s head falls forward, Child Restraint
must be reclined more. Use Infant Insert with
infants 5–11 lbs (2.3–5 kg) to improve the recline
angle for smaller infants.
2
Loosen and unbuckle Harness and retain with
Buckle Tongue Holders (p.18).
1 2 3 4 5
5 4 3 2 1
Pivot Cup Holders to USE position to access
Rear Facing Belt Path (p.30). If desired, cupholders
can be removed for easier access to Rear Facing
Belt Path.
3 - Remove Infant Insert, lift lower Seat Cover, and
open Rear Facing True Tension Door (p.24).
Complete installation using your vehicle’s Lap/
Shoulder Belt (p.44), the Lower Anchor Belt (p.46),
or a compatible vehicle Lap Belt (p.48).
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Using Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
(preferred installation method)
1 - Route vehicle Lap/Shoulder belt through BLUE
Rear Facing Belt Path and buckle vehicle Lap/
Shoulder Belt. Vehicle belt must be routed
under True Tension Door. (1)
1
2
2
1
Lock vehicle belt (refer to vehicle owner's manual). Remove all slack from the vehicle belt system to properly secure this child restraint. (2)
2 Close True Tension Door and replace Seat
Cover and Infant Insert (if used).
Test by pulling on shoulder belt to ensure it is locked.
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate rear facing recline position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near rearfacing belt path and move seat side to side, front
to back, and up and down. Seat should move
less than 1 inch.
Tether strap is not used for Rear Facing
Installation and must be secured in storage
location on back of Child Restraint.
Cup Holders may be placed in any position after
installation.
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Using Lower Anchor Belt
1
3
2
4
WARNING: Do not install by this method for
a child weighing more than 35 lbs (15.8 kg).
1 - Remove Lower Anchor Belt from Storage
Compartment (p.28) and route through BLUE
Rear Facing Belt Path under Cup Holder.
2 - Lengthen Lower Anchor Belt as necessary (p.28)
and attach to Lower Anchor points in vehicle.
3 - Remove all slack from Lower Anchor Belt by
pulling loop at end of Belt.
4 - Close True Tension Door and replace Seat
Cover and Infant Insert (if used). Pull crotch
belt through slot.
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate rear facing recline
position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near rearfacing belt path and move seat side to side, front
to back, and up and down. Seat should move
less than 1 inch.
Tether strap is not used for Rear Facing
Installation and must be secured in storage
location on back of Child Restraint.
Cup Holders may be placed in any position after
installation.
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Using Vehicle Lap Belt
1 - Route vehicle Lap belt through BLUE Rear
2
1
Facing Belt Path and buckle vehicle Lap Belt. (1)
2
Remove all slack from vehicle Lap Belt. (2)
2 - Close True Tension Door and replace Seat
Cover and Infant Insert (if used).
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
1
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate rear facing recline
position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near rearfacing belt path and move seat side to side, front
to back, and up and down. Seat should move
less than 1 inch.
Tether strap is not used for Rear Facing
Installation and must be secured in storage
location on back of Child Restraint.
Cup Holders may be placed in any position after
installation.
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Forward Facing Installation
recommended 2 years or older (25–65 lbs)
5 lbs 11 lbs 25 lbs 35 lbs
40 lbs
(2.3 kg) (5 kg) (11.3 kg) (15.8 kg) (18.1 kg)
50 lbs
(22.6 kg)
1
65 lbs
(29.4 kg)
lower anchor belt
OR
vehicle belt & tether strap
Tether strap should always be
used in Forward Facing Installation.
Forward Facing Setup
Remove Tether from storage location and lengthen
for use (p.36).
1 Place Child Restraint forward facing in a
compatible vehicle seat (p.8).
2
1 2 3 4 5
5 4 3 2 1
2 Select desired forward facing recline position
1–5 (RED) (p.38).
Loosen and unbuckle harness and retain with
Buckle Tongue Holders (p.18).
3 Fully raise Head Support, lift Seat Cover, and
open Forward Facing True Tension Door (p.24).
3
Complete installation using your vehicle’s Lap/
Shoulder Belt (p.52), the Lower Anchor Belt (p.54),
or a compatible vehicle Lap Belt (p.56).
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Using Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
(preferred installation method)
1
3
2
4
1 - Route vehicle Lap/Shoulder belt through RED
Forward Facing Belt Path and buckle vehicle
Lap/Shoulder Belt.
2 - Lock vehicle belt (refer to vehicle owner's
manual). Remove all slack from the vehicle belt
system to properly secure this child restraint. (1)
Close True Tension Door and replace Seat Cover.
Test by pulling on shoulder belt to ensure it is
locked.
3 - Attach Tether Hook to Tether Anchor on vehicle
and tighten (p.36).
4 - Tuck excess webbing behind Child Restraint.
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
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1
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate forward facing recline
position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near
forward facing Belt Path and move seat side
to side, front to back, and up and down. Seat
should move less than 1 inch.
Tether is properly used and attached to vehicle
Tether Anchor.
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Using Lower Anchor Belt
1
3
2
4
WARNING: Do not install by this method for
a child weighing more than 40 lbs (18.1 kg).
1 - Remove Lower Anchor Belt from Storage
Compartment (p.28), move along metal rod,
and route through RED Forward Facing Belt
Path.
2 - Lengthen Lower Anchor Belt as necessary (p.28)
and attach to Lower Anchor points in vehicle.
3 - Remove all slack from Lower Anchor Belt by
pulling loop at end of Belt straight back from
Latch Connector. Close True Tension Door and
replace Seat Cover.
4 - Attach Tether Hook to Tether Anchor on vehicle
and tighten (p.36). Tuck excess webbing
behind Child Restraint.
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate forward facing recline
position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near
forward facing Belt Path and move seat side
to side, front to back, and up and down. Seat
should move less than 1 inch.
Tether is properly used and attached to vehicle
Tether Anchor.
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Using Vehicle Lap Belt
1 - Route vehicle Lap Belt through RED Forward-
1
Facing Belt Path and buckle vehicle Lap belt.
2 - Remove all slack from vehicle Lap Belt. (1)
Close True Tension Door and replace Seat Cover.
3 - Attach Tether Hook to Tether Anchor on vehicle
and tighten (p.36). Tuck excess webbing
behind Child Restraint.
To open True Dension Door, unbuckle vehicle belt
and push down slightly on door to release tension.
WARNING: Check that Child Restraint is
securely installed before each use.
2
Check Installation
Seat is in appropriate forward facing recline
position.
Seat is securely installed. Hold seat near
forward facing Belt Path and move seat side
to side, front to back, and up and down. Seat
should move less than 1 inch.
Tether is properly used and attached to vehicle
Tether Anchor.
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Securing Child in
Child Restraint
1
WARNING: If your child is not properly
secured in the Child Restraint, they may be
ejected in a crash, resulting in serious injury or
death.
Loosen and unfasten Harness. Retain with Buckle
Tongue Holders (p.18).
1 - Place child in Child Restraint with child’s back
flat against Child Restraint seat back.
2
DO NOT allow child to slouch.
2 - For rear facing use, adjust Head Support (p.20)
to position harness AT or just below shoulders.
For forward facing use, adjust Head Support
(p.20) to position harness AT or just above
shoulders.
Rear Facing:
Harness AT or just
below shoulders
Bottom of Head Support should be close to, but
not compressing, child's shoulders.
Adjust Crotch Belt to fit child (p.26). Crotch Belt
should be close to, but not under child.
Position harness over child’s shoulders and around
child’s waist, and buckle harness.
3 - Tighten harness (p.18) to fit snugly on child’s
Forward Facing:
Harness AT or
just above shoulders
3
1
2
shoulders and thighs. It is snug if you cannot
pinch a fold in the strap (1).
Fasten and position Chest Clip (p.18) level with
child’s armpits (2).
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Secure Child Checklist
WARNING: Before securing child in the
restraint, always check that Child Restraint is
properly installed.
Aircraft Installation
The FAA recommends that children up to
40 lbs (18.1 kg) use a Child Restraint while
travelling on an aircraft.
Harness straps are at correct height.
Rear Facing: AT or just below child’s shoulders
Forward Facing: AT or just above child’s
shoulders
Use Infant Insert with infants 5–11 lbs (2.3-5
kg) to improve fit to seat and harness and to
improve the recline angle for smaller infants.
Recline angle is appropriate for Child.
If infant’s head falls forward, Child Restraint
must be reclined more. Use Infant Insert
with infants 5–11 lbs (2.3–5 kg) to improve
the recline angle for smaller infants.
This Child Restraint is certified for use on aircraft.
Contact your airline about their policies prior to
travel.
Install Child Restraint rear facing or forward facing in a forward facing aircraft
seat following “Using Vehicle Lap Belt”
instructions, but install aircraft belt on top
of closed True Tension Door and under
Seat Cover.
Head Support is locked in one of the 10 positions.
Harness Buckle is securely fastened. Pull to check!
Harness Straps are snug and flat on shoulders
and thighs.
A snug 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.
WARNING: Child cannot be properly
secured in Child Restraint when wearing
bulky clothing or wrapped in a blanket. For
warmth, add blanket after properly securing
Child in the Child Restraint.
Chest Clip is fastened and at Child’s armpit level.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
WARNING: Do not attempt to disassemble
the Child Restraint. Only perform steps shown
in this manual.
1
b
c
e
d
Seat Cover Removal
1 - To remove seat pad:
a Recline Child Restraint to rear facing position 1 (BLUE).
b Set Head Support in highest position.
c Loosen and unbuckle Harness and Chest Clip.
d Fully extend Calf Support.
e Remove Tether from Storage Anchor.
a
Remove Harness/Buckle Pads as well as Infant and Head Inserts.
Take care when removing Head Support Cover
so as not to damage the energy absorbing
foam.
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1 - Remove Head Support Cover.
a Grasp Head Support Cover at top behind
Head Support Button.
1
a
4
b Peel Cover off Head Support; work on one
side then the other. Unsnap Cover and remove.
a
2 - Unsnap Seat Cover.
Remove Seat Cover from Calf Support.
b
b
3 - Remove Seat Cover from beneath Harness
Release Button frame.
a Grasp the Seat Cover at the top of the Harness Release Button.
b Pull away from Button (toward seat back)
and up.
c Work cover out from under the Button frame.
2
5
4 - Remove Cover from Child Restraint.
a Start at bottom, near Calf Support, work
toward Buckle Holder. Pull Seat Cover out of
seat cover retaining channel.
b Unhook Cover beneath Buckle Tongue
Holder.
c Continue to the Tether.
d Repeat steps A through C for the other side.
3
5 - Flip cover over the top of the Child Restraint.
Slide Seat Cover off of the Tether.
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Seat Cover Assembly
Reverse Steps of Seat Cover Removal.
1
2
Recline Child Restraint to rear facing Position 1.
1 - Tuck the seat cover into the retaining
channel along the edge of the seat and tuck
the corner flap in near the screw.
From the center of the seating area, push
the white plastic tab on the seat cover
down over the screw
2 -while pulling down on the fabric from the
outside.
Ensure both corner pockets are secured to the
outside of the Calf Support.
Cleaning the Seat Cover and Harness Pads
When required, Seat Cover and harness pads
may be machine washed with cold water and mild
detergent, on the delicate cycle.
Allow to air dry.
DO NOT use bleach or other harsh chemicals
to clean your Child Restraint Cover or Harness.
DO NOT attempt to iron your Child Restraint
Cover.
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Cleaning the Infant Insert
When required, the Infant Insert may be machine
washed with a mild soap and cold water. The
support wedge located on the back side of the
Infant Insert should be spot cleaned only. DO NOT
machine wash the support wedge.
Allow to air dry.
Cleaning the Harness
The Child Restraint harness system cannot be
removed. DO NOT attempt to remove the harness
system.
When required, harness may be hand washed
with a sponge and warm soapy water.
Towel dry excess water and allow to air dry.
DO NOT attempt to iron your Harness.
Cleaning the Shell
When required, shell may be hand washed with
damp sponge.
Towel dry.
DO NOT use abrasive cleansers on the Shell.
Cleaning the Buckle
BUCKLE CANNOT BE REMOVED.
To clean buckle, wipe with damp cloth.
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