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Table of Contents
Safety Information
Warnings................................................................................................................2
Important Notes.....................................................................................................4
Certification............................................................................................................5
Registration............................................................................................................5
Important Harness Adjustments...........................................................................6
Child Seat Features..............................................................................................8
Vehicle Compatibility
Compatible Vehicle Seat Belts.............................................................................10
Incompatible Vehicle Seat Belts...........................................................................14
Vehicle Buckle Positions.......................................................................................15
Vehicle Seating Positions......................................................................................15
Installation: Rear-facing
LATCH Installation.................................................................................................16
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation .............................................................................18
Lap-Belt Installation ..............................................................................................20
Installation: Forward-facing
LATCH Installation.................................................................................................22
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation...............................................................................24
Lap-Belt Installation ..............................................................................................26
Installation: Aircraft..............................................................................................28
Installation: Versa-Tether®
Safety Information.................................................................................................29
Using the Versa-Tether®........................................................................................30
Tether-Connector Strap.........................................................................................31
Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether®.........................................................................32
Child Seat Functions
Switching the LATCH Mode.................................................................................33
Storing the LATCH Connectors............................................................................34
Recline Adjustment...............................................................................................34
Using the Locking Clip..........................................................................................35
Chest Clip..............................................................................................................36
Harness Buckle.....................................................................................................36
Adjusting Harness Slot Height.............................................................................37
Adjusting Harness Buckle Position......................................................................38
Securing Your Child.............................................................................................39
Care and Maintenance.........................................................................................41
Warranty................................................................................................................44
©2009 Britax Child Safety, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA P336300 R1:04.09
This product and its components are subject to change without notice.
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WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
if the following are not observed:
• Use only in a rear-facing position when using it with an infant
weighing less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg) OR is less than 1 year of age.
• Use only with children who weigh between 5 and 50 lbs (2.3 and
22.7 kg) and whose height is 49 inches (124.5 cm) or less. Rearfacing for children who weigh between 5 and 35 lbs (2.3 and 15.9
kg) and forward-facing for children who weigh between 20 and 50
lbs (9.1 - 22.7 kg) and are at least 1 year of age.
• Snugly adjust the belts provided with this child restraint around
your child. A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without sagging. It does not press into the
child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
• Secure the top anchorage strap provided with this child restraint.
• Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint
anchorage system if available or with a vehicle belt.
• Follow all instructions on this child restraint and in the written
instructions located under the child seat cover.
• Register your child restraint with the manufacturer.
• To prevent injury due to deterioration or hidden damage,
discontinue use of a child seat that is older than six years or has
been in a moderate or severe crash. See date of manufacture
located on child seat (see page 8).
• This child seat must not be used in the home, in boats, or other
non-certified applications.
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• Based on crash statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) recommends that parents select the back
seat as the safest location for a properly installed child seat. Please
study the Vehicle Compatibility (pages 10-15) section in this booklet
to ensure your child’s safety and consult your vehicle owner’s
manual.
• Secure this child seat even when it is not occupied. In a crash, an
unsecured child seat may injure vehicle occupants.
• When using in a vehicle with air bags, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for child seat installation instructions and precautions.
• Never use adjuster strap to lift or carry this child seat. Doing so
could cause damage to harness adjuster and webbing. Always
carry this child seat by its shell or tether straps.
• The primary protection for occupants of a vehicle in a collision is
the body of the vehicle itself. A child seat will not protect a child
when a vehicle is seriously impacted. However, correctly installed,
a child seat will substantially improve chances for survival in most
crashes. Make sure all users fully understand the correct ways to
use this child seat in a vehicle.
• The use of non-Britax Child Safety, Inc. covers, inserts, toys,
accessories, or tightening devices is not approved by Britax. Their
use could cause this child seat to fail Federal Safety Standards or
not perform as intended in a crash.
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Safety Information
Safety Information
Important Notes
Certification
• Verify child seat is secure and harness is properly adjusted around
child each time child seat is used.
• Adjust harness to fit clothes the child is wearing. Remove bulky coats
and/or jackets before putting child in child seat.
• Cover child seat when vehicle is parked in direct sunlight. Parts of
child seat could become hot enough to burn a child.
• Store child seat in a safe place when it is not being used. Avoid placing
heavy objects on top of it.
• Do not leave children alone in a vehicle, even for a short time.
• Do not, except as described in this booklet, attempt to disassemble
any part of the child seat or change the way its harness or vehicle’s
seat belts are used.
• 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 unsecured or unlatched. In event
of a sudden stop, a loose seat back could prevent child seat from
protecting the child as well as it should.
• Do not allow children to play with this or any child seat.
• Do not use anything to raise child seat off vehicle seat except as
described in these instructions. In a crash, child seat could slide and
may not adequately protect the child.
This child seat system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards. This child restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles
and aircraft.
Registration
Child seats can be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this
child seat to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address, and
the child seat’s model number and manufacturing date to Britax Child
Safety, Inc., 13501 South Ridge Drive Charlotte, NC 28273, or call
1-888-4BRITAX, or register online at www.BritaxUSA.com/registration.
For recall information, call the US Government’s Vehicle Safety
Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://
www.NHTSA.gov.
Serial Number:___________________________________
Batch Number:___________________________________
Date of Manufacture:______________________________
WARNING! DO NOT place a child seat
rear-facing in the front seat of a vehicle with
a passenger air bag. DEATH or SERIOUS
INJURY can occur. See your vehicle owner’s
manual for child seat installations. The back
seat is the safest place for children under 12.
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Safety Information
Safety Information
Important Harness Adjustments
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
All infants should ride rear-facing until they have reached at least 1
year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds (9.1 kg). That means that
if your infant reaches 20 pounds (9.1 kg) before her first birthday, she
should remain rear-facing at least until she turns 1 year old. It is best
for children to ride rear-facing to the highest weight or height allowed
by the manufacturer.
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Rear-Facing
Use rear-facing only with children:
• who weigh between 5 and 35 lbs (2.3 – 15.9 kg) and
• the top of the child’s head is at least 1” (2.5 cm) or
more below the top of the child seat (Fig. A) and
• the harness straps are in the nearest slots at or below
the child’s shoulders.
IMPORTANT: See Adjusting Harness Slot Height on page 37.
WARNING!
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Use forward-facing only with children:
• who are at least one year of age and
• who weigh between 20 and 50 lbs (9.1 – 22.7 kg) and
• 49” (124.5 cm) or less in height and
• the top of the child’s ears are below the top of the child seat and
• the harness straps are in the nearest slots at or above the child’s shoulders,
parallel to level ground (Fig. B).
IMPORTANT: When using forward-facing recline mode, it may
become necessary to adjust the harness to the next higher set of slots
than would be used when the seat is upright. See Adjusting Harness
Slot Height on page 37.
a Rear-Facing
If the child cannot be secured within these requirements because the
child exceeds height or weight requirements, review the forward-facing
guidelines on page 7.
If the child cannot be secured within these requirements because the
child is too small, selection of a different child seat (such as an infant
carrier) may be required.
Forward-Facing
Do NOT use the child seat rear-facing if any of the following
apply:
• the child is less than 5 lbs (2.3 kg) in weight or
• the child exceeds 35 lbs (15.9 kg) in weight or
• the top of the head is less than 1” (2.5 cm) from the top of the child seat
(Fig. A) or
• the harness straps are in a slot above the child’s shoulders.
Above Shoulder Level
Below Shoulder Level
Upright
Reclined
Shoulder level
b
Forward-Facing Harness Height
WARNING!
Do NOT use the child seat forward-facing if any of the
following apply:
• the child is less than one year of age or
• the child is less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg) in weight or
• the child exceeds 50 lbs (22.7 kg) in weight or
• the child exceeds 49” (124.5 cm) in height or
• the top of the ears are above the top of the child seat or
• the top harness slots fall below the child’s shoulders, parallel to level
ground (Fig. B)
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Child Seat Features
Child Seat Features
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2
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9
10
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5
12
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6
7
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1 Cover
8 LATCH Connector
2 Serial Number and Manufactured 9 Harness Holder
Date (Under Cover)
10 Harness Straps
3 Chest Clip
11 Harness Buckle
4 Rear-Facing Belt Path
12 Belly Pad
5 LATCH Adjuster Release Button 13 Harness-Adjuster Release Lever
6 LATCH Adjuster
(Under Cover)
7 LATCH Connector Release
14 Harness Adjuster Strap
Button
15 Recline Handle
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16 Versa-Tether® (in pouch)
17 Locking Clip (behind pouch)
18 Shell
19 Harness Yoke
20 Belt Guard
21 Energy-Absorbing Base
22 Forward-Facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: When not in use, this user guide
should be stored under the cover. DO NOT
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
Compatible Vehicle Seat Belts
2. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) with Locking Latch Plate
NOTE: The information in this section only applies to installation with
vehicle safety belts.
aHas a latch plate that does not
allow the lap part of the belt to
become loose after it is buckled.
Vehicle seats and safety belts differ from vehicle to vehicle. Refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual for specific information about your vehicle
safety belts and their use with child seats.
Lap-Shoulder (3-Point) Belt
Latch Plate
bHas a retractor that locks only in
1. ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor) with Sliding Latch Plate
aHas a latch plate that freely slides
an emergency situation such as
sudden stop or crash.
along the vehicle belt webbing.
Latch
Plate
3. Switchable Retractor in ALR with Sliding Latch Plate
bHas a retractor that stops the
belt from being pulled out again
once the belt webbing has been
pulled out at least 24” (61 cm).
cTightens
by feeding the
belt webbing back into the
retractor.
aHas a latch plate that freely slides
along the vehicle belt webbing.
Latch
Plate
bHas a retractor that can be
switched to function as an ELR
or an ALR by pulling the vehicle
belt fully out until a clicking
sound can be heard when
retracting.
* To use a child seat with this type
of vehicle belt, you will need to
switch to the ALR mode or use the
locking clip (page 35).
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
4. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) with a Sliding Latch Plate
An ELR (emergency locking
retractor) lap-shoulder belt with a
sliding latch plate is a vehicle belt
that:
cTightens by feeding the belt
webbing back into the retractor.
• has a latch plate that freely slides
along the vehicle belt webbing, and
• has a retractor that locks only in an
emergency situation such as sudden
stop or crash.
This belt type requires the use of the
locking clip (page 35) for rear-facing
and forward-facing installations.
6. Locking Latch Plate
aHas a latch plate that does not
Lap Belt
allow the belt to become loose
after it is buckled.
5. ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor)
aHas a latch plate that is sewn
into the webbing.
Latch Plate
Latch Plate
bTightens by pulling on the belt
webbing.
bHas a retractor that stops the
belt from being pulled out
again once the belt webbing
has been pulled out at least
24” (61 cm).
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Latch Plate
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
Incompatible Vehicle Belts
Vehicle Buckle Positions
WARNING! The following types of vehicle belts are NOT
compatible with this child seat:
1Vehicle belts with top or
bottom anchor points on
the vehicle door.
2Motorized, automatic vehicle
belts
WARNING! The position of the vehicle
belt buckle can adversely affect the stability of
the child seat.
If the buckle lies near the incorrect position ( ) when
the vehicle belt is tightened, try fitting the child seat
in another seating position in the vehicle OR consult
your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you can lower
the vehicle buckle position by twisting the vehicle
buckle stalk. If it is not possible to achieve the correct
position ( ) for the buckle, then another seating
position MUST be used.
Vehicle Seating Positions
WARNING! Some vehicles have no seating positions which
are compatible with this child seat or any other child seat. If in doubt,
contact the vehicle manufacturer for assistance.
Forward-facing vehicle seats MUST be used with this child seat. Sidefacing or rear-facing seats CANNOT be used. See diagram below.
3Lap-shoulder
belts that
4Lap belts forward of the
have a separate retractor
vehicle seat bight.
each for the lap section
and shoulder section
5Lap belts that have a retractor that locks only
in case of a sudden stop (emergency locking
retractor or ELR).
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WARNING!
DO NOT place a child seat
rear-facing in the front seat
of a vehicle with a
passenger air bag unless
deactivated. DEATH or
SERIOUS INJURY can
occur. See your vehicle
owner's manual for child
seat installation instructions. The back seat is the
safest place for children
12 and under.
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Installation: Rear-facing
Installation: Rear-facing
LATCH Installation
NOTE: If an audible click is not heard when connecting
either LATCH connector, the LATCH strap may be twisted,
or there may be debris in the LATCH connector. Correct
either situation before continuing with the installation
process.
• Figure A illustrates a rear-facing LATCH
installation.
• Verify that your vehicle is equipped with LATCH
anchors. If LATCH anchors are not available, you
must use the vehicle belt installation methods.
1 If stored, remove the LATCH connectors from
the storage slots under the cover (page 34) and
pass them through their adjacent belt slots.
IMPORTANT:
• This child seat is shipped with the buckle in
position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle position 1 or 2 that
is closest to but not underneath your child. Do not
use buckle position 3 in rear-facing mode. See
page 38 for Adjusting Harness Buckle Position.
• The LATCH strap must rest IN FRONT OF the child
seat buckle when using buckle slots 1 or 2 (Fig. B).
2 Press and hold the LATCH adjuster release
button, then pull the LATCH strap to full length.
3 Recline the child seat and place rear-facing on
the vehicle seat. This child seat must be in the
recline position when installed rear-facing. See
Recline Adjustment on page 34.
4 Attach one LATCH connector to its adjacent
vehicle LATCH anchor (Fig. C) in the upright
position (Fig. D).
• An audible click confirms attachment.
• Ensure that the LATCH strap is not twisted.
TIP:You may need to turn the front of the child seat
toward you for easier access to the vehicle
LATCH anchor.
5 Attach the remaining LATCH connector to its
adjacent vehicle LATCH anchor (Fig. E) in the
upright position (Fig. D).
6 Push the child seat firmly into the vehicle seat
while pulling the LATCH strap tight (Fig. F).
IMPORTANT: Ensure the LATCH strap does not fold
into the LATCH adjuster while tightening.
7 Verify that all connections are secure and that the
child seat is stable.
a
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be moved
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) front-to-back or side-to-side
at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure, repeat
the installation process or use an alternate seating
location.
• When properly installed in the rear-facing position, the
back angle of the child seat should be 30º – 45º from
vertical (not to exceed 45º) when the car is parked on
a level surface (Fig. G).
• If necessary, the proper recline angle can be
achieved by placing a rolled towel or pool noodle in
the vehicle seat bight to level the child seat’s base.
b
WARNING! Do not raise the child
seat off the front edge of the vehicle seat.
This could cause your child seat not to
perform as intended.
C
Release
Button
Top
E
F
G
• Rear-facing installation can be improved by the use of the Versa-Tether.
See pages 29 – 32.
• An audible click confirms attachment.
• Ensure that the LATCH strap is not twisted.
D
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Installation: Rear-facing
Installation: Rear-facing
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
• Figure A illustrates a typical rear-facing, lapshoulder belt installation.
• When not in use, always store the LATCH
connectors in the storage slots.
See page 34.
• See vehicle owner’s manual to determine what
type of seat belt system your vehicle has, and
how to lock it (also see pg 10-13).
IMPORTANT: This child seat is shipped with the
buckle in position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle position
1 or 2 that is closest to but not underneath your
child. Do not use buckle position 3 in rear-facing
mode. See page 38 for Adjusting Harness Buckle
Position.
1 Recline the child seat then place it rear-facing
on the vehicle seat. This child seat must be in
the recline position when installed rear-facing.
See Recline Adjustment on page 34.
2 Pull the vehicle belt out then pass it through
the first rear-facing belt slot (Fig. C).
3 Route the vehicle belt across the child
seat and then through the second rearfacing belt slot.
IMPORTANT:
• The vehicle belt must rest IN FRONT OF the
child seat buckle when using buckle slots 1
or 2 (Fig. B).
• Vehicle belt can be routed over or under the
cover.
4 Verify that the vehicle belt is not twisted and
then buckle (Fig. D).
5 Push the child seat firmly into the vehicle seat
while removing slack first from the lap portion
of the vehicle belt, then the shoulder portion
(Fig. E).
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• Ensure the vehicle seat belt system is locked.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a lockable
seat belt system, use of a locking clip may
be required. See page 35 for locking clip
instructions
A
b
6 Verify that the vehicle belt is tight, locked and
that the child seat is secure.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be
moved more than one inch (2.5 cm) front-toback or side-to-side at the belt path.
• When properly installed in the rear-facing
position, the back angle of the child seat should
be 30º – 45º from vertical (not to exceed 45º)
when the car is parked on a level surface (Fig.
F).
• If necessary, the proper recline angle can be
achieved by placing a rolled towel or pool
noodle in the crease of the vehicle seat to level
the child seat’s base.
e
F
WARNING! Do not raise the child
seat off the front edge of the vehicle seat.
This could cause your child seat not to
perform as intended.
c
• Rear-facing installation can be improved by using the Versa-Tether see
pages 29 - 32.
d
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Installation: Rear-facing
Installation: Rear-facing
Lap-Belt Installation
• Figure A illustrates a typical rear-facing, lap-belt
installation.
• When not in use, always store the LATCH
connectors in storage slots. See page 34.
• See vehicle owner’s manual to determine what
type of retractor your vehicle has and how to
lock it (also see pg 10-13).
IMPORTANT: This child seat is shipped with the
buckle in position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle position
1 or 2 that is closest to but not underneath your
child. Do not use buckle position 3 in rear-facing
mode. See page 38 for Adjusting Harness Buckle
Position.
1 Recline the child seat and then place it rearfacing on vehicle seat. This child seat must be
in the recline position when installed rear-facing.
See Recline Adjustment on page 34.
2 Pull the vehicle belt out and pass it through
the closest rear-facing belt slot (Fig. C).
3 Route the vehicle belt across the child seat
then through the second rear-facing belt
slot.
IMPORTANT:
4 Verify that the vehicle belt is not twisted and
then buckle (Fig. D).
5 Push the child seat firmly into the vehicle seat
while removing slack from the vehicle belt.
• Ensure the vehicle seat belt system is locked.
A
d
6 Verify that the vehicle belt is tight, locked,
and that the child seat is secure.
b
• The vehicle belt must rest IN FRONT OF the c
child seat buckle when using buckle slots 1 or
2 (Fig. B).
• Vehicle belt can be routed over or under the cover.
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WARNING! Do not use this seat
with a two-point Emergency Locking Retractor
(ELR) vehicle belt that does not lock.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be
moved more than one inch (2.5 cm) front-toback or side-to-side at the belt path.
• When properly installed in the rear-facing
position, the back angle of the child seat
should be 30º – 45º from vertical (not to
exceed 45º) when the car is parked on a level
surface (Fig. F).
• If necessary, the proper recline angle can
be achieved by placing a rolled towel or pool
noodle in the crease of the vehicle seat to level
the child seat’s base.
• Rear-facing installation can be improved by the
use of the Versa-Tether see pages 29 - 32.
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Installation: Forward-Facing
Installation: Forward-Facing
LATCH Installation
• Figure A illustrates a forward-facing LATCH
installation.
• Verify that your vehicle is equipped with LATCH
anchors. If LATCH anchors are not available, you
must use vehicle belt installation methods.
6 Attach one LATCH connector to its adjacent
vehicle LATCH anchor (Fig. D) in the upright
position (Fig. E).
A
WARNING!
• This child seat must not be used forward-facing
for children less than one year of age OR who
weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• This child seat must be in full upright position
when installed forward-facing for children who
weigh more than 33 pounds (15.1 kg).
IMPORTANT: This child seat is shipped with the buckle
in position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle position 1, 2 or 3 that is
closest to but not underneath your child. See page 38 for
Adjusting Harness Buckle Position.
1 If stored, remove the LATCH connectors from
the storage slots under the cover (page 34) and
pull both connectors competely through the
child seat’s right side (Fig. C).
2 Press and hold the LATCH adjuster release
button, then pull the LATCH strap to full length.
3 Thread one LATCH connector through the
forward-facing belt path to the opposite side of
the child seat. Ensure that the LATCH strap is
not twisted.
4 Remove the Versa-Tether from the pouch and
place it up and over the child seat back.
5 Place the child seat forward-facing on the vehicle
seat.
TIP: You may need to raise or remove the vehicle
head restraint to achieve best fit of the child seat.
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B
• An audible click confirms attachment.
• Ensure that the LATCH strap is not twisted.
TIP: You may need to turn the back of the child
seat toward you for easier access to the vehicle
LATCH anchor.
7 Attach the remaining LATCH connector to its
adjacent vehicle LATCH anchor (Fig. F) in an
upright position (Fig, E).
• An audible click confirms attachment.
• Ensure that the LATCH strap is not twisted.
NOTE: If an audible click is not heard when
connecting either LATCH connector, the LATCH strap
may be twisted, or there may be debris in the LATCH
connector. Correct either situation before continuing
with the installation process.
Release
Button
Top
E
F
8 Push the child seat into the vehicle seat while
pulling the LATCH strap tight (Fig. G).
IMPORTANT: Ensure the LATCH strap does not fold
into the LATCH adjuster while tightening.
C
9 Attach the Versa Tether® hook to the vehicle’s
designated tether anchor for the chosen
seating position. Remove all slack from the
tether to secure. Store excess webbing in the G
tether pouch. See pages 29 – 32.
10 Verify that all connections are secure and that the child seat is stable.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be moved front- to-back or side-toside more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat the installation process or use an alternate seating location.
D
WARNING! Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or
contact the vehicle manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for
their LATCH anchors. Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors) for
installations with children who weigh more than the vehicle LATCH
anchor limit. Unless specified otherwise by the vehicle manufacturer,
assume a 40 lbs (18.1 kg) child is the vehicle LATCH anchor limit.
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Installation: Forward-Facing
Installation: Forward-Facing
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
• Figure A illustrates a typical forward-facing lapshoulder belt installation.
• When not in use, always store LATCH connectors
in storage slots. See page 34.
• See vehicle owner’s manual to determine what
type of seat belt system your vehicle has, and
how to lock it.
3 Pull the vehicle belt out and thread it through
the forward-facing belt path (Fig. C).
TIP:Turning the back of the child seat toward you
can make routing the vehicle belt easier.
A
C
• Ensure the vehicle seat belt system is locked.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a lockable
seat belt system, use of a locking clip may
be required. See page 35 for locking clip
instructions.
WARNING!
• This child seat must not be used forwardfacing for children less than one year of age
OR who weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• Child seat must be in the full upright
position when installed in forward-facing
mode with children over 33 lbs (15.1 kg).
4 Verify that the vehicle belt is not twisted and
buckle (Fig. D).
5 Push the child seat firmly into the vehicle seat
while removing slack first from the lap portion
of the vehicle belt, then the shoulder portion
(Fig. E).
b
IMPORTANT:
• The child seat is shipped with the buckle in position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle
position 1, 2 or 3 that is closest to but not underneath your child. See
page 38 for Adjusting Harness Buckle Position.
• Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether be used at all times. Using the
tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk of
injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for approved tether anchor
locations.
1 If the vehicle is equipped with an approved tether anchor for the
chosen seating position, remove the Versa-Tether® from the pouch
and place it up and over the child seat back.
2 Place the child seat forward-facing on the vehicle seat.
6 If the vehicle is equipped with an approved
tether anchor, attach the Versa-Tether® hook to
an approved tether anchor. Remove all slack
from the tether to secure. Store excess webbing
in the tether pouch. See pages 29 - 32.
7 Verify that the vehicle belt is tight, locked, and
that the child seat is secure.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be
moved front-to-back or side-to-side more than 1
inch (2.5 cm.) at the belt path. If the child seat
is not secure, repeat the installation process or
use an alternate seating location.
D
2
E
1
TIP: You may need to raise or remove the vehicle head restraint to
achieve best fit of the child seat.
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Installation: Forward-Facing
Installation: Forward-Facing
Lap-Belt Installation
• Figure A illustrates a typical forward-facing, lapbelt installation.
• When not in use, always store the LATCH
connectors in storage slots. See page 34.
WARNING!
A
• This child seat must not be used forwardfacing for children less than one year of age
OR who weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• Child seat must be in the full upright
position when installed in forward-facing
mode with children over 33 lbs (15.1 kg).
IMPORTANT:
• The child seat is shipped with the buckle in
position 1 (Fig. B). Use buckle position 1, 2
or 3 that is closest to but not underneath your
child. See page 38 for Adjusting Harness
Buckle Position.
• Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether be
used at all times. Using the tether will improve
the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk
of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual
for approved tether anchor locations.
b
3 Pull the vehicle belt out and thread it through
the forward-facing belt path to the opposite
side of the seat (Fig. C).
4 Verify that the vehicle belt is not twisted and
buckle (Fig. D).
5 Push the child seat firmly into vehicle seat
while tightening the vehicle belt.
• Ensure the vehicle seat belt system is locked.
D
6 If the vehicle is equipped with an approved
tether anchor, attach the Versa-Tether® hook to an approved tether
anchor. Remove all slack from tether to secure. Store excess webbing
in the tether pouch. See pages 29 – 32.
7 Verify that the vehicle belt is tight, locked, and that the child seat is
secure.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be moved front-to-back or sideto-side more than 1 inch (2.5 cm.) at the belt path. If the child seat is
not secure, repeat the installation process or use an alternate seating
location.
WARNING! Do not use this seat
with a two-point Emergency Locking Retractor
(ELR) vehicle belt that does not lock.
C
1 If the vehicle is equipped with an approved tether anchor for the
chosen seating position, remove the Versa-Tether® from the pouch
and place it up and over the child seat back.
2 Place the child seat forward-facing on the vehicle seat
TIP: You may need to raise or remove the vehicle head restraint to
achieve best fit of the child seat.
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27
Installation: Aircraft
Installation: Versa-Tether®
discard the foam inserts found under the cover.
This child seat is certified for aircraft use. Most airlines
in the US and Canada will allow use of a child seat if it is
labeled as an approved child seat for airline use and fits
properly on plane. Contact the airline about their policy
prior to traveling.
• The FAA recommends that a child weighing up to 40 pounds (18.1
kg) use a certified, harnessed child seat while
traveling on an aircraft.
• Install your child seat in a window seat to
avoid blocking the aisle.
• If the aircraft lap belt is too short, ask the flight
attendant for a belt extender.
Rear-Facing Installation
Safety Information
WARNING!
•When using the child seat in forward-facing mode, attach the
Versa-Tether only to tether anchors identified by the vehicle
manufacturer as tether anchorage points. Use of other locations
is not approved or permitted.
•DO NOT modify the vehicle without advice from the vehicle
manufacturer if a tether anchorage is not available.
IMPORTANT:
• Britax recommends that the tether be used at all times. Using the
tether will improve the stability of the child seat and reduce the risk
of injury.
• If your vehicle does not currently have a tether anchor attachment, refer
to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer
for assistance.
A
For rear-facing aircraft installation (Fig. A), follow
Rear-Facing Lap-Belt Installation instructions on
pages 20 - 21.
Forward-Facing Installation
For forward-facing aircraft installation (Fig.
B), follow Forward-Facing Lap-Belt Installation
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B
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Installation: Versa-Tether®
Installation: Versa-Tether®
Using the Versa-Tether
1 Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for
approved tether anchorage locations.
2 Locate the tether on the rear of the child seat
and remove the tether components from
the pouch. Place the tether up and over the
child seat back.
3 Install the child seat using the LATCH
system or the vehicle belts based on the
instructions in this manual.
4 Lift the tether release tab; then pull to fully
extend the tether strap into a “V” shape.
5 Locate the hook on the strap and loosely
attach the tether to an anchor point.
• See figure A for forward-facing installation.
• See figures B and C for rear-facing
installations.
6 Secure the child seat by a seat-belt OR with
the LATCH connectors.
7 Pull the tether adjuster strap to remove all
slack.
8 Verify there is tension in the tether strap and
that the child seat is properly secured.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be
moved front-to-back or side-to-side more than
1 inch (2.5 cm.) at the belt path.
NOTE:
Tether Connector Strap
WARNING!
OR
A
OR
b
c
Only use the tether connector strap for
rear-facing tether installation.
Because every vehicle model is different,
sometimes you cannot find a location to properly
anchor the tether. Use the tether connector strap
to assist in creating an anchor point (Fig. D).
1 Find a fixed vehicle anchor point that is bolted
to the floor.
2 If you cannot find an acceptable location to
create an anchor point, contact the vehicle
manufacturer to identify a suitable tether
connection point.
3 Loop the strap around the metal anchor.
4 Take the metal D-ring and thread it through
the webbing loop on the other end of the
strap.
5 Pull the metal D-ring all the way through until
the strap is tight around the metal anchor.
6 Use the D-ring as an attachment point for
hook on tether strap.
D
• The rear-facing recline angle of the child seat
should be 30º– 45º from vertical (not to exceed 45º) when car is parked
on a level surface (Figs. B and C).
• The rear-facing recline angle can be adjusted by placing a rolled towel or
pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
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Installation: Versa-Tether®
Child Seat Functions
Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether
Switching the LATCH Mode
The energy-absorbing Versa-Tether was designed to enhance
the performance of the child seat tether. By introducing a staged
release of the tether webbing, the forward movement of the child
seat is delayed while reducing the amount of energy transferred to
the child seat during a crash. A secondary benefit of the energyabsorbing Versa-Tether is to help indicate when the child seat has
been involved in a moderate or severe crash and replacement of the
child seat is necessary.
Figure A shows the tether when the child seat
is acceptable for continued use (provided the
child seat has not been involved in a crash). The
colored stitching will be intact and the webbing
will be looped inside the shell.
Figures B and C show the tether when the child
seat is unacceptable for continued use. If one or
both of the loops have pulled through the back
side of the shell and/or any of the colored stitching
has released on either side, the child seat is no
longer acceptable for use. Discontinue use of the
child seat.
a
IMPORTANT: Regardless of whether loops have
b
pulled through the back side of the shell and the
colored stitching has been released, discontinue use
of the child seat if it has been involved in a moderate
or severe crash.
The LATCH connector strap must be switched to
the correct belt path for rear-facing (Fig. D) versus
forward-facing (Fig. E) installation modes.
Complete the following procedure to switch the
LATCH mode.
1 Lift the front of the child seat cover to access
the LATCH connectors.
2 Pull the LATCH strap and connectors from the
child’s right side of the child seat.
3 Thread the LATCH strap and connectors
through the appropriate belt path for the
installation procedure you wish to use.
IMPORTANT: When installing this child seat in rear-
facing mode, the LATCH strap must rest IN FRONT
OF the child seat buckle when using buckle slots 1
or 2 (Fig. E).
NOTE: To ensure LATCH connector is properly
aligned with the vehicle LATCH anchor, the red
release button on the connector should face away
from the vehicle seat back, and the larger of the two
connector sections is on top (Fig. F).
d
e
F
4 Replace the cover and continue with LATCH
installation procedure.
Release
Button
Top
G
c
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33
Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Storing the LATCH Connectors
Using the Locking Clip
When the LATCH connectors are not in use, lift
the child seat cover to access LATCH storage
slots (Fig. A). Fold each end of the LATCH
strap and slide each LATCH connector into the
adjacent slots.
NOTE: Britax child seats are shipped with LATCH
Install child seat into vehicle using instruction
through step 5 on pages 16-21 for rear-facing,
or pages 22-27 for forward-facing.
NOTE: Clip is attached and stored on the back
connectors in the storage slots.
of the seat.
A
Recline Adjustment
Pull the recline handle then slide the child seat
shell into the desired position. (Fig. B) Release
the recline handle and verify the child seat has
locked into position.
NOTE: If installed it will be necessary to loosen
the tether, vehicle seat belt, and/or LATCH strap b
before adjusting the recline position. The tether,
vehicle seat belt, and/or LATCH strap must be properly re-tightened after
adjusting the recline position.
WARNING! Child seat must be in the
full upright position when installed in forwardfacing mode with children over 33 lbs (15.1 kg).
1 Push the child seat firmly into the vehicle
seat while removing all slack first from the
lap portion of the vehicle belt, and then the
shoulder portion of the vehicle belt (Fig. A).
2 Hold the lap and shoulders belts together
just behind the latch plate and unbuckle the
vehicle belt without allowing the belt to slip
(Fig. A).
3 While holding the belts and latch plate,
thread the locking clip onto the seat belt
(Fig. B) and slide it into place near the latch
plate (Fig. C).
4 Buckle the seat belt with the locking clip in
place.
5 Verify that the seat belt is tight and the child
seat is secure.
• The child seat is secure when it cannot be
moved front-to-back or side-to-side more than
1 inch (2.5 cm.) at the belt path. If the child seat
is not secure, repeat the installation process or
use an alternate seating location.
A
B
Locking
Clip
Latch Plate
C
IMPORTANT: Remove the locking clip from the
vehicle seat belt when not used with this child seat,
or the vehicle seat belt will not properly restrain a
passenger.
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35
Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Chest Clip
Adjusting Harness Slot Height
Fastening the Chest Clip: Fasten the chest
clip by pushing the two halves together until
a positive click is heard (Fig. A).
IMPORTANT: See Important Harness Adjustments
Releasing the Chest Clip: Squeeze the
middle tab together and pull apart the two
pieces (Fig. B).
Adjusting the Chest Clip: Slide chest clip
up or down on harness so it is positioned at
the middle of the child’s chest, level with the
child’s armpits.
on pages 6 – 7 for instructions on proper harness fit
based on your child’s height and weight.
A
Harness Buckle
Fastening the Harness Buckle: Hold the
harness buckle with one hand. Use the other
hand to insert one buckle tongue at a time into
the harness buckle (Fig. C).
NOTE: Proper connection is confirmed with
an audible click after inserting each buckle
tongue.
Releasing the Harness Buckle: Brace
the rear of the harness buckle with one
hand. Press the release button and slide
both tongues to remove from the buckle
(Fig. D).
C
B
1 Loosen the harness by lifting the harness
adjuster lever while pulling both shoulder straps
forward as far as possible (Fig. E).
2 From the rear of the child seat, unhook the
shoulder harness from the harness yoke (Fig. F).
3 Pull straps through the shell, foam, and cover to
the front of the child seat.
4 Thread the harness straps through the
appropriate harness slots in the cover, foam,
and child seat shell (Fig. G).
5 Reattach harness straps to the harness yoke
(Fig. F).
6 Pull harness-adjuster strap to tighten the
harness.
7 Verify all straps are threaded at the same height
and are not twisted.
E
F
G
IMPORTANT: Periodically clean the harness
buckle to ensure safe operation. See pg 44.
D
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Child Seat Functions
Securing Your Child
instructions on pages 26 - 27.
Securing Your Child
Adjusting Harness Buckle Position
Once the child seat has been installed in the vehicle
and adjustments have been made, follow these
instructions to secure the child.
1 Loosen the harness by lifting the harness
adjuster lever while pulling both shoulder straps
forward (Fig. C).
2 Release the chest clip by squeezing the tabs
and sliding pieces apart (Fig. D).
3 Unfasten the harness buckle by pressing the
release button and sliding the tongues out.
4 Move the harness straps to the side of the child
seat. Use the harness holder located on the
straps and side of the cover to aid in holding
the straps.
5 Place child in the child seat.
6 Position the harness straps around the child and
fasten the harness buckle (Fig. E) and chest clip
(Fig. F).
This child seat allows the buckle to be adjusted to one
of three positions based on the weight of the child.
Properly adjusting the buckle increases comfort and
safety.
IMPORTANT:
A
• This child seat is shipped with the buckle in position
1 (Fig. A). Use buckle position 1, 2, or 3 that is closest
to but not underneath your child. Do not use buckle
position 3 in rear-facing mode.
• In rear-facing installations, the LATCH strap or vehicle
belt must rest IN FRONT OF the child seat buckle B
when using buckle slots 1 or 2 (Fig. A). If the LATCH
strap is not in this position, pull the LATCH strap and connectors from
behind the buckle strap and re-thread accordingly.
WARNING! This child seat should not be used forwardfacing for children less than one year of age and weighing less
than 20 lbs (9.1 kgs).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Recline the child seat.
Locate the metal buckle strap retainer on bottom of the child seat.
Pull retainer away from child seat to loosen.
Turn the retainer so the short side will go through the slot in the child
seat shell (Fig. B).
Push the retainer through slots in the shell and cover to the top of
the child seat.
Locate slot in cover and shell for desired harness buckle location.
Push the buckle retainer so the short side will go through the slot in the
cover and child seat shell.
Pull harness buckle away from child seat until tight then verify the
strap is not twisted and the release button is facing out.
C
d
• Proper connection of the harness buckle is
confirmed with an audible click after inserting each
buckle tongue (see diagram below).
E
CLICK
x2
f
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Securing Your Child
Care and Maintenance
Child Seat Cover Removal
7 Gently pull up on the harness straps to tighten
the lap section of the harness, which should fit
low on the child’s body.
8 Slowly pull the adjuster strap to tighten the
harness around the child (Fig. B).
NOTE: Pull the harness adjuster strap away from the
child seat (parallel to the ground) to tighten. Do not
pull at a sideways angle (see diagrams below).
B
C
9 Position the chest clip at the middle of the child’s chest, level with the
armpits (Fig. C).
10 Verify that harness is not twisted and child is properly secured.
IMPORTANT:
• Always pull on the harness after securing the child to ensure the buckle
tongues are secure in the harness buckle. If the buckle will not fasten with
an audible click after inserting each buckle tongue, the harness buckle or
adjuster area may be clogged with food, drink or other debris that must
be removed. See page 44 for cleaning instructions.
• Adjust the belts provided with this child seat so they fit snugly around your
child. 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! Do not take apart the harness. Never remove
the buckle tongues from the harness. They cannot be reattached
after removal. If assembled incorrectly, the child seat may not
perform as intended.
1 Loosen the harness by lifting the harness
adjuster lever while pulling the shoulder
straps forward as far as possible.
2 Unhook the shoulder straps from the harness
yoke on rear of child seat (Fig. D).
3 Pull the upper harness straps through the
shell and cover to the front of child seat.
4 Remove the upper portion of the cover. Be
careful not to damage the energy-absorbing
foam.
5 Remove the buckle and belly pad by turning
the metal buckle strap retainer of the buckle
on the underside of the child seat so the
short side will slide through the child seat
shell (Fig. E).
6 Push the retainer through the slots in the shell
and cover to the top of the child seat.
7 Pull the lower harness straps, buckle tongues,
and chest clip through lower slots in cover.
8 Remove the entire cover from child seat.
D
E
For additional demonstration please visit www.BritaxUSA.com.
Refitting the Cover: To re-fit the cover, reverse the previous directions.
Make sure the shoulder straps are properly threaded through the chest clips
and the harness is not twisted.
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41
Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning the Cover
Harness Buckle Removal
1 Recline the child seat.
2 Locate the metal buckle strap retainer on
bottom of the child seat.
3 Pull retainer away from child seat to loosen.
4 Turn the retainer so the short side will go
through the slot in child seat shell (Fig. A).
5 Push the retainer through slots in the shell
and cover, to the top of the child seat.
• HAND WASH using cold water and mild soap.
• LINE or LIE-FLAT DRY to prevent cover from shrinking.
• DO NOT bleach, machine wash, machine dry, or iron the cover.
Cleaning the Shell
A
• SPONGE CLEAN using warm water and mild soap.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT use solvents, abrasive cleaners, or disassemble the harness.
Re-threading the Harness Buckle
Cleaning the Harness
IMPORTANT: See Adjusting Harness Buckle Position on page 38 for
important instructions on proper buckle placement based on your child’s
size.
• SPONGE CLEAN using warm water and mild soap.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT bleach, machine wash, machine dry, iron or disassemble the
harness.
1 Locate slot in cover and shell for harness buckle.
2 Turn the buckle retainer so the short side will go through the slot in
the cover and child seat shell (Fig. A).
3 Push the retainer through slots in the shell and cover, to the bottom
of the child seat.
4 Pull harness buckle away from child seat until tight and verify the
strap is not twisted and the release button is facing outward.
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Cleaning the Harness Buckle
If a child eats and drinks while in the child seat,
the harness buckle may need to be periodically
checked and cleaned of any accumulated food,
drink or other debris.
• REMOVE BUCKLE as described on page 43.
• THOROUGHLY RINSE using warm water (Fig.
A).
• TEST THE HARNESS BUCKLE by fastening
and unfastening until an audible click is heard
after inserting each buckle tongue (Fig. B).
If either click is not heard, repeat cleaning
procedure.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT lubricate, use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, soap or other household detergents.
A
CLICK
x2
b
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Warranty
This child seat was manufactured by Britax Child Safety, Inc. Britax® warrants this product
to the original retail purchaser as follows:
LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
This product 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, contact Britax Consumer Services at
1-888-427-4829 or write to us using the address on the back cover of this booklet. Proof
of purchase is required.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE OWNER REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN (30)
DAYS OF PURCHASE OR VISIT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM/REGISTRATION.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS
This warranty does not include damages which arise from negligence, misuse or use not
in accordance with the product instruction.
The use of non-Britax Child Safety, Inc. covers, inserts, toys, accessories, or tightening
devices is not approved by Britax. Their use could cause this child seat to fail Federal
Safety Standards or not perform as intended in a crash. Their use automatically voids the
Britax warranty.
LIMITATION 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, arising out of the
use or inability to use this product.
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND OTHER WARRANTY TERMS AND STATE LAWS
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, authorizes any person to create for it any other warranty, obligation, or liability in
connection with this product.
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IMPORTANT:
� DOUBLE CHECK EVERY TIME YOU
USE THIS CAR SEAT.
Double Check Car Seat-to-Vehicle Installation:
� Check that the LATCH or vehicle seat belts connections to the
vehicle are tight and locked.
� Verify the car seat cannot be moved front-to-back or side-to-side
more than one inch at the connection point.
Double Check Child-to-Car Seat Installation:
� Tug on the buckle to ensure proper locking.
� Confirm harness straps are snug and over both shoulders and
hips. You should not be able to pinch excess harness strap
webbing at the child’s shoulder.
� Make sure the chest clip is properly fastened and positioned in
the middle of the child’s chest at armpit level.
Britax Child Safety, Inc.
13501 South Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
USA
A Britax Childcare Group Limited
company
Tel 1.888.427.4829
www.BritaxUSA.com
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