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User Guide
Contents
Safety Information
4-6
Warnings
4-5
Important Notes
6
Certification
6
Registration
6
Vehicle Safety
Vehicle Safety Belts
7
7
Vehicle Seating Positions
Features
Attaching the Backrest
Adjustments
Adjusting the Backrest
7
8-9
10
11-12
11
Adjusting Width of the Base
12
Adjusting Headrest Height
12
Using the Booster Seat
13-15
Installation
13
Securing the Child
14
Using the Retractable Cup Holders
14
Using the Booster without a Backrest
15
Care & Maintenance
16-17
Cover Removal
16
Care and Maintenance
17
Warranty Information
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WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur.
Use only with children whose height is between 38 and 60 inches (97 and
152 cm).
DO NOT use this booster seat without the backrest unless it is used in a
seating position with a vehicle headrest.
DO NOT use this booster seat as a backless booster unless proper vehiclebelt placement can be achieved.
Use only the vehicle’s lap-and-shoulder-belt system when restraining a
child in this booster seat.
Follow all instructions on this child restraint and in the written instructions.
To ensure proper restraint use, keep and store this user guide under the
base of the seat.
Register your child restraint with the manufacturer.
Use restraint forward facing only!
This booster seat must not be used in the home, in boats, or other noncertified applications.
Do not use any part of this booster seat with other seat cushions or back
rests.
Secure booster seat even when unoccupied. In a crash, an unsecured
booster seat may injure vehicle occupants.
This booster seat is not compatible with vehicle child-restraint anchorage
systems (LATCH).
Do not use this booster seat with two-point vehicle belts (lap-belt only or
shoulder-belt only). Your child would be seriously injured in the event of a
crash.
To prevent injury due to deterioration, hidden damage, lost instructions,
outdated technology, etc., discontinue use of a booster seat that is older
than six years or has been in a severe crash.
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur.
Based on crash statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration recommends that parents select the rear seat as the safest
location for a properly installed booster seat. Please study the section on
Vehicle Safety Belts in this booklet to ensure the child’s safety. If in doubt
about installing this booster seat, consult the vehicle owner’s manual.
The primary protection for occupants of a vehicle in a collision is the
structure of the vehicle itself; a booster seat will not protect a child when
the vehicle is seriously impacted. However, correctly installed, a booster
seat will substantially improve the chances for survival in most crashes.
Make sure all users fully understand the correct ways to use this booster
seat in a vehicle.
Do not, except as described in this book, attempt to disassemble or modify
any part of the booster seat or vehicle belts.
Do not leave loose objects, e.g. books, bags, etc., in the back of a vehicle.
In the event of a sudden stop, loose objects will keep moving, potentially
causing serious injuries.
Do not leave folding vehicle seats unlatched. In the event of a sudden stop,
a loose seat back could prevent the booster seat from protecting the child
as well as it should.
Do not use anything to raise the booster seat off the vehicle seat.
Do not allow children to play with this booster seat.
Do not leave children alone in a vehicle, even for a short time.
DO NOT place a child restraint
in the front seat of a vehicle with
a passenger air bag. DEATH or
SERIOUS INJURY can occur. The
back seat is the safest place for
children under 12.
Safety Information
Important Notes
• Children who weigh 40 pounds (18 kg) or less are best protected in
a restraint with a five-point harness. Britax recommends that children
remain in a restraint with a five-point harness until reaching the
maximum weight or height allowed.
• Set a good example by always wearing your seat belt. Make it a firm
rule that the vehicle does not move until everyone is buckled up making
no exceptions.
• Cover the booster seat with a towel or blanket when the vehicle is
parked in direct sunlight. Parts of the booster seat could become hot
enough to burn the child.
• Store the booster seat in a safe place when not in use. Do not place
heavy objects on top of the booster seat while in storage.
Maximum Height
Child is too tall when top of ears are above
the top of a fully raised headrest.
Certification
This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor
vehicle safety standards. This restraint is not certified for use in aircraft.
Lap belts provided in aircraft cannot be used safely with this product.
Registration
Visit www.BritaxUSA.com to register your restraint online!
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register
this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address and
the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to Britax Child
Safety, Inc., 13501 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28273 or call 1888-4BRITAX. For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Auto
Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
www.NHTSA.gov.
Vehicle Safety
Vehicle Safety Belts
IMPORTANT: Some vehicles have no seating positions compatible with this
or any other booster seat. If in doubt, contact the vehicle manufacturer for
assistance.
To protect your child in a crash, you must use this booster seat with vehicle
safety belts that are compatible. This booster seat can only be used with
three-point (shoulder-and-lap) safety belts that are not motorized or
anchored on the vehicle door.
The following types of vehicle belts are not compatible with this booster seat:
x Two-point belts of any kind.
x Front vehicle belts with top or
bottom anchorage points in the door.
x Motor-driven, automatic vehicle belts.
x Three-point belts that have separate
retractors for the shoulder and lap sections.
The vehicle owner’s manual will have information on the types of seat
belts in the vehicle. If the belt type is listed above, select another seating
position.
Vehicle Seating Positions
WARNING!
• Britax and the U.S. Department of Transportation warn that children
12 and under must ride in the rear seats, away from front air bags. The
only exception is if the air bag is turned off. When using in a vehicle with
air bags, refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for additional booster seat
installation instructions and precautions.
• Only use this booster seat in forward-facing vehicle seats. Side-facing or
rear-facing seats in vans, station wagons or trucks CANNOT be used.
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Features
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Headrest
Backrest
Side wings
Armrest (one on each side)
Color-coded lap-belt guide (one on each side)
Base adjustment lever (one on each side)
Retractable cup holder (one on each side)
Base
Features
9
10
11
12
9.
10.
11.
12.
Headrest height-adjustment handle
Shoulder-belt guide (one on each side)
Recline flap
Backrest attachment axle
9
Attaching the Backrest
To attach the backrest to the base, place the base on a flat surface and
align the back rest evenly with the base.
1
Fold the plastic tab on the backrest
upward, align the backrest
attachment axle with the axle guide
on the base and slide the backrest
attachment axle into position. (Fig. A)
2
Push the plastic tab under the seat
cushion so that it rests on the plastic
surface of the base. (Fig. B)
3
Swivel the backrest up until you
hear a “click.” Backrest is not fully
engaged until a click is heard. (Fig. C)
Tip: Always use caution and keep
fingers away from moving parts to
avoid potential injury.
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A
B
C
Adjustments
Adjusting the Backrest
Use the two-position recline flap to adjust the back angle of the booster
seat.
1
Reclined Backrest Position:
Pull out the recline flap and slide down
until in reclined position. (Fig. A)
2
Recline the backrest until the recline
flap lies flat along the back of the
vehicle seat. (Fig. B)
A
B
WARNING: Do not recline the backrest
farther than the recline flap will allow.
This could cause the backrest to
become loose or unstable in the event
of a crash.
3
Upright Backrest Position:
Pull recline flap out and slide up until
in upright position, flush with backrest.
(Fig. C)
C
WARNING: Whether in reclined or
upright position, recline flap should
always be in full contact with the
vehicle seat when booster is installed.
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Adjustments
Adjusting the Width of the Base
The base width can be adjusted for a proper fit, to improve side-impact
protection and provide greater comfort.
1
Before placing child in seat, squeeze
both adjustment levers while pulling arm
rests apart to achieve the widest base
position. (Fig. A)
2
Place child in the seat. Squeeze both
adjustment levers to adjust the armrests
and base width to the desired position.
(Fig. B)
A
B
Note: Armrests should fit snugly against
child’s hips. As your child grows,
further width adjustments will become
necessary.
Adjusting Headrest Height
1
Check fit with child seated in booster
seat.
A
With one hand, grasp and pull up on
height-adjustment handle located at
top rear of headrest. Use opposite
hand to stabilize the seat. (Fig. A)
Slide headrest up or down to the
desired height and release adjustment
handle. Repeat process until headrest
is positioned properly with the
shoulder belt resting comfortably
across the child’s shoulders. (Fig. B)
Tip: Make note of the adjustment
needed for a fit where the belt guides
are even with, or just above, the
child’s shoulder.
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B
Using the Booster Seat
Installation
1
Place booster seat in a vehicle seating
position equipped with a lap-shoulder
belt. Refer to page 7 to determine the
best seating position for the child.
2
Position the booster seat with the back
against the vehicle seat. Adjust recline, if
necessary, for proper fit. (Fig. A) See page
11 for recline adjustments.
If needed, adjust or remove the vehicle’s
head rest to allow the backrest to fall flat
against the vehicle’s seat back.
3
A
B
Position lap portion of the vehicle belt
under armrest and over both color-coded
belt guides and child’s upper thighs then
buckle. (Fig. B) Ensure the buckle is secure
by gently pulling on it.
C
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5
Position the shoulder portion of the
vehicle belt through the shoulder belt
guide, opposite the buckle. (Fig. C)
• Shoulder belt must be positioned so it rests on the
child’s shoulder. To adjust headrest, refer to page 12.
D
Remove slack from lap, then shoulder
portion of the vehicle belt to provide
a comfortable but snug fit for the
child. (Fig. D) See page 14 for further
instruction on securing the child.
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Using the Booster Seat
Securing the Child
1
Thread the vehicle shoulder belt through
the red belt guide on the head rest closest
to the retractor.
2
Pull the vehicle belt across the child’s
chest to the opposite lap-belt guide
nearest the seat buckle.
3
Pull the lap-belt section under both arm
rests and over the red belt guides so that
the belt lays flat on the child’s lap.
4
Straps should be tight and not twisted.
Remove all slack from lap and shoulder
portions of the vehicle belt to ensure a
snug fit.
IMPORTANT: When properly installed, the vehicle belt buckle does not rest
between the red belt guide and the arm rest on the base.
Correct
Incorrect
Using the Retractable Cup Holders
Retractable cup holders are located on each side of the base of the seat.
To use the cup holder, swivel it
outward from front to back.
To store the cup holder, swivel
it inward from back to front.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT step on or put excess weight on the cup holder as it
could cause the cup holder to break.
CAUTION: Do not use with hot liquids as it may burn your child.
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Using the Booster Seat
Using the Booster without a Backrest
WARNING!
• DO NOT use this booster seat without the backrest unless the booster seat
will be properly installed in a vehicle seat with a headrest.
• ONLY use this booster seat without the backrest if proper vehicle belt
positioning can be achieved. Proper positioning is achieved when the vehicle
belt’s shoulder section crosses the chest and center of the child’s collar bone.
• ALWAYS use the vehicle’s lap-and-shoulder belt system when using this
booster seat without the backrest.
1
Place the booster seat base in a seating
position equipped with a vehicle lap-shoulder
belt and headrest. Refer to page 7 for Vehicle
Seating Positions. (Fig. A)
2
Pull the vehicle belt from the retractor,
positioning the lap belt under both armrests
and in front of both color-coded belt guides,
then latch the vehicle belt buckle. (Fig. B)
Ensure the buckle is secure by gently pulling
on it.
3
A
B
Adjust the vehicle-belt’s shoulder section so
that it crosses the chest and center of the
child’s collar bone. (Fig. B)
Straps should be tight and not twisted. All
slack should be removed from lap and
shoulder portions of the vehicle belt to ensure
a snug fit.
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Care and Maintenance
Cover Removal
Tip: Use a blunt wooden rod (pencil, chopstick, etc.) to assist with untucking the
cover hooks from the shell.
Before removing the cover, place booster seat on a level surface. Lift headrest to
highest level, swivel backrest down and expand base to the widest position.
1
Removing Base Cover
Locate the elastic loops at the back
corners of the base. (Fig. A)
A
Arm
Rest
Unfasten elastic loops from plastic
notches on each side of the base and
slide the cover off.
2
3
4
Removing Backrest Cover
Swivel backrest up. Locate the four
notches on the rear of the backrest (two
at the top and two at the bottom).
(Fig. B)
Unfasten the hooks (located under the
backrest cover) by pulling the cover
toward the center of the backrest and
lifting the hooks up and out. Slide
backrest cover off.
Backrest
Removing Headrest Cover
Unhook elastic straps from clips at
bottom of backrest. (Fig.C)
Base
Locate the red tabs at each
bottom corner of the headrest
near the color-coded belt guides.
(Fig. D) Push the cover back to
release it from the tabs. Once the
cover is off the tabs, slide it off the
headrest.
Base
B
C
Arm
Rest
D
Top of headrest
Shoulder
Belt Guide
To replace the cover, reverse the
directions above.
Base
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Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning the Cover
HAND WASH using cold water and mild soap.
LINE DRY to prevent cover from shrinking.
DO NOT bleach, machine wash or machine dry.
Cleaning the Shell
SPONGE CLEAN using warm water and mild soap.
TOWEL DRY
DO NOT use solvents, abrasive cleaners or disassemble booster in any way,
except as instructed.
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Warranty Information
This booster seat was manufactured by Britax Child Safety, Inc. (“Britax”).
Britax warrants this product to the original retail purchaser as follows:
Limited One-Year Warranty
This booster seat is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for
one year from the date of original purchase. Proof of purchase is required. The
exclusive remedy for this warranty is that Britax will, at its option, provide repair
or replacement components for this product or refund the original purchase
price of the product. Britax reserves the right to discontinue or change fabrics,
parts, models or products, or to make substitutions.
To make a claim under this warranty, you must contact Britax Consumer Services
at 1-888-4BRITAX or write to 13501 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273.
Proof of purchase is required.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE OWNER REGISTRATION CARD
WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PURCHASE
Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not include damages which arise from negligence, misuse,
or use not in accordance with the user guide.
The use of non-Britax covers, inserts, toys, accessories or tightening devices is
not approved by Britax. Their use could cause this booster seat to fail federal
safety standards or perform worse in a crash. Their use automatically voids the
Britax warranty.
Limitations of Damages
The warranty and remedies as set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of
all others, oral or written, express or implied. In no event will Britax or the
retailer selling this product be liable for any damages, including incidental or
consequential damages, or loss of use arising out of the use (or inability to use)
this product.
Limitations of Warranties and Other Warranty Terms and State Law Rights
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose, shall be limited to the duration and terms of
the express written warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from
state to state. Neither Britax, nor the retailer selling this product, authorize any
person to create for it any other warranty, obligation, or liability in connection
with this product.
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Notes
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Britax Child Safety, Inc.
13501 South Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
USA
A Britax Childcare company
Tel: 888-4BRITAX
britaxusa.com
©2006 Britax Child Safety, Inc. All rights reserved. This product and its components are subject to change without notice. P281400 R1:08.06
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