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RECARO Coupe Instruction manual
Child Safety Seats
™
Infant Car Seat Instruction Manual
(Select Models)
Rear-facing infant car seat and base
system for children 4-35 lbs. (2-16 kg.)
Approved in accordance with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
This handheld infant carrier is JPMA
certified to the ASTM F2050 standard.
Only suitable for use in vehicles with
2-point (lap), 3-point (lap & shoulder) seat
belts and latch anchorages (base only).
El manual de instructiones Coupe esta
disponible en español en www.recaro.
com. Por favor visite el internet para
bajar una versión en español.
Please read instructions prior to
installation. Store this manual on
the side of the infant carrier.
Contents
Section 1:
Section 2:
Section 3:
Section 4:
Section 5:
Section 6:
Safety Warnings.................................p. 4-7
General Information.............................. p. 8
Register Your Coupe............................. p. 9
Getting to Know Your Coupe..........p. 10-15
Securing the Child in the Coupe........ p. 16-18
Adjusting the Harness System
to Fit Your Child................................... p. 19
Section 7: Choosing a Seating Location
in Your Vehicle................................p. 20-21
Section 8: Learning About Your Vehicle
Safety Systems..............................p. 22-24
Section 9: Installing the Base in Your Vehicle...p. 25-37
Section 10: Installing the Coupe without Base....p. 38-41
Section 11: Certification......................................... p. 42
Section 12: Use in Aircraft...................................... p. 42
Section 13: Care and Maintenance...................p. 43-44
Section 14: Trim Cover Removal
and Installation...............................p. 45-48
Section 15: Trouble Shooting............................p. 49-50
Section 16: Replacement Parts
and Accessories.................................. p. 51
Section 17: Warranty.........................................p. 52-53
Section 18: Additional Contact Information............ p. 54
Section 19: Glossary.........................................p. 55-56
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Dear Parents,
Welcome to the RECARO family of high quality child
safety products and thank you for purchasing your
new RECARO Child Restraint System.
RECARO has over 100 years experience in the
design and manufacture of premium automotive
products. To assure all products RECARO
manufactures are worthy of the name, we’ve
subjected them to a comprehensive development
program complying with American FMVSS 213
safety standards.
Although each RECARO child restraint system is
equipped with state-of-the-art safety features such
as Side Impact Protection (SIP), it is not a guarantee
that this child restraint will prevent injury or death.
However, if you stress careful driving and proper
use of your child restraint, it can lower the risk of
injury or death.
Therefore, please make sure to carefully review all
information in this instruction manual to properly
restrain your child. Also, before using your new
child restraint for the first time, please review all
components carefully to make sure nothing has
been damaged during shipping. Failure to follow
these instructions and the labels on the seat can
result in serious injury or even death.
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The RECARO child seat you have purchased is
a high quality product. Its different settings and
its stable and ergonomic design ensure that the
RECARO child seat is a safe and comfortable
place for your child to sit when traveling in your car.
However, before you use it, you need to adjust it to
your child’s size and then install it carefully so that
the seat will perform as required. These instructions
will help you do this, so please read them carefully.
Remember, parents are a child’s best examples.
Be sure to ALWAYS buckle your seat belt and your
children will be much more likely to do the same.
Thank you again for choosing RECARO and enjoy
your infant seat. If you have any questions or need
assistance of any kind please contact us at:
RECARO Child Safety, LLC
1600 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tel: 1-888-9RECARO
Internet: www.recaro.com
E-mail: info-usa@recaro-cs.com
El manual de instructiones Coupe esta disponible
en español en www.recaro.com. Por favor visite el
internet para bajar una versión en español.
Yours sincerely,
The RECARO Child Safety Team
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**Read and understand all warnings and instructions
Safety Warnings
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
• Do NOT place a child restraint in the front seat of a vehicle
with a passenger air bag. The back seat is the safest place
for children under 12 years of age.
• According to accident statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the
front seating positions.
• Use only with children who weigh between 4 and 35 pounds
(2 and 16 kg) and whose height is 32 inches (81 cm) or less.
Do NOT use for a child who weighs more than 35 pounds (16 kg).
• Discontinue use of your infant restraint six (6) years after
the manufactured date or if it has been in a severe crash
to prevent injury due to deterioration or hidden damage.
See “manufactured in” date located on a sticker on the
bottom of the infant restraint.
• Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint
LATCH anchorage system if available or with a vehicle belt.
• Snugly adjust the belts provided with the infant 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 on the child’s
flesh or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
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or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
• Do NOT use this child restraint system until you have read
and understood the instructions in this manual and in your
vehicle owner’s manual. Do NOT let others install or use
this child restraint system unless they understand how to
use it. Keep instructions for future use.
• The newborn infant insert should be used for infants
whose weight is between 4 and 12 lbs.
• Do NOT make any technical modification to the child
restraint system and use it only as outlined in these
instructions. Otherwise, the safety function of the seat will
be reduced or completely voided.
• Before each use, inspect the child restraint. Make sure
nothing on the child restraint is damaged, loose or broken.
If anything on the child restraint appears damaged, loose
or broken, do NOT use the restraint.
• Failure to follow warnings provided on the child restraint
labels and stickers could cause serious injury or death.
• The child restraint should be securely belted to the
vehicle, even when it is not occupied, since in a crash
an unsecured child restraint system may injure other
occupants.
• Placing your child in a hot child restraint may result in burns.
• Do NOT add accessories, toys, padding or other items to
the child restraint unless provided by RECARO.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
Section 1: Safety Warnings
Safety Warnings
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
• This child restraint must NOT be used in any non-certified
applications.
• If the child restraint has been in a crash or vehicle accident,
it must be replaced; do NOT use the child restraint again.
A crash can cause unseen damage and using the child
restraint again can cause serious injury or death.
• NEVER leave a child unattended even when sleeping.
• NEVER allow a child to play with the child restraint; it is
NOT a toy.
• Do NOT lubricate buckles, fasteners or any part of the
child restraint.
• NEVER use a used child seat unless you know its
complete history.
• There is no guarantee that the child restraint will prevent
injury or death in a particular crash. However, if you stress
careful driving and proper use of the child restraint, it can
lower the risk of injury or death in most crashes.
• Never take child out while vehicle is moving.
Warnings for Use Outside of Vehicle
• NEVER leave child unattended. The seat may tip over from
sudden movements, kicking or grabbing surroundings.
• Suffocation Hazard: Infant carrier can roll over on soft
surfaces and suffocate the child. NEVER place carrier on
beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
• Strangulation Hazard: Children have STRANGLED in
loose or partially buckled harness straps. Fully restrain the
child even when carrier is used outside the vehicle.
• Fall Hazard: NEVER leave on table, counters, or other
elevated surfaces. The seat can get knocked off by the
child’s movements.
• Always use the complete harness system.
• NEVER place in shopping cart.
• Make sure handle is LOCKED in ‘Carry Position’ before
lifting. Otherwise the handle can move unexpectedly,
causing the child to fall.
Warnings for Use with Strollers
• Use only with strollers that are part of a RECARO travel
system.
• Do not let a child play with the restraint.
• Do not make repairs to modify or tamper with child restraint.
• Do not use a child restraint whose history you don’t know.
• Do not allow a child to play with seat belts. Entanglement
Hazard: The belts may wrap around their necks.
• Do not leave loose objects (toys, groceries) in the seat.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Locking Clip
Following Section 9: Installing the Base in Your Vehicle and Section
10: Installing the Coupe without Base, pg. 24-37, Non-Locking ELR
Lap-Shoulder Belt installation, you may find that you cannot install
without a universal locking clip. Please call 1-888-9RECARO and
RECARO will ship you a locking clip and instructions.
Extreme Weather
When it is HOT, RECARO recommends the following tips to reduce possible
injury or discomfort to your child:
General information
• Park your vehicle in the shade to help keep the restraint cooler.
• Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket when not in use.
• ALWAYS check surface temperatures of the child restraint before placing
a child in it.
When it is COLD, RECARO recommends the following tips to reduce
possible injury or discomfort to your child:
• Remove the child’s bulky clothing before restraining the child. This will help
belts and other safety features function properly.
• After restraining the child in the seat, cover the child and the restraint system
with a blanket or their jacket to maintain warmth and comfort of the child.
• When cold outside, take the infant seat inside to keep warm.
NEVER, EVER leave your child unattended in your vehicle, no
matter how long or even if the windows are left open. NHTSA
studies show that heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash
vehicle deaths for children.
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Section 3: Register Your New Coupe
Child restraints could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be
reached in a recall.
Send your name, address, email address if
available, and the restraint’s model number, serial
number and manufacturing date to:
.
RECARO Child Safety, LLC
1600 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
or call: 1-888-9RECARO
)
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or register online at:
http://www.registermyrecaro.com
For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:
1-800-424-9153) or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
ALL information provided to RECARO on the
registration card or on the online registry will NOT
be sold, distributed, or used for any purposes
other than to contact you in the event of a recall.
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REGISTER YOUR NEW Coupe
Section 2: General Information
This child restraint is known as a Rear-Facing
infant car seat. It can be installed into the vehicle
with or without the base.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
NEVER use the Coupe child restraint system for
a child who does not fit the recommended height,
weight and age in this instruction manual.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and NHTSA
recommend keeping children rear-facing up to age 2.
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Safety Stripe System
TM
Your infant restraint is equipped with the easyto-use RECARO Safety Stripe SystemTM. You
will notice that your harness has a white stripe
on the outside edges. This added safety feature
will allow you to ensure that your harness is not
twisted. The white stripe should always remain at
the outside edge of the harness above the lower
buckle. If it is not, please loosen your harness
system and remove any twist prior to use.
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or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
The Coupe is NOT appropriate for all children. You
must confirm the child meets ALL of the height, weight
and other fit requirements for the Coupe. Please
measure and weigh the child to verify the Coupe is the
correct seat for them.
NOTE: If the child does NOT meet ANY one of the
height, weight or other fit requirements for this infant
restraint, the child CANNOT use it. If that is the case,
please see the other fine child restraint systems that are
offered by RECARO.
A child CAN use the Coupe ONLY if:
• The child’s weight is between 4 and
35 pounds (2 and 16 kg) and,
• T he harness CAN be positioned AT
or BELOW the child’s shoulders,
when the child is seated in the
Coupe and,
• T he child’s height is LESS than 32
inches (81 cm) and
•W
hen sitting in the Coupe, the top
of the child’s head is NOT closer
than 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top
edge of the Coupe seat back.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
Section 4:
Getting to Know Your Coupe
Coupe Features:
It is important to become familiar with the features
of your child restraint system. These diagrams
help you identify key features.
It is important to become familiar with the features
of your child restraint system. These diagrams
help you identify key features.
Handle
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
Canopy
Rear-Facing
Carrier
Belt Path
Handle
Adjustment
Button
Canopy
Chest Clip
Insert
Buckle
Manual
Storage
Base/Stroller
Release
Handle
Stroller
Attachment
Hub
Rear-Facing
Base Belt Path
Front Adjuster
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Recline Indicator
Level To
Ground Line
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Manufacturer
Sticker
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
Coupe Features:
Handle Positions:
It is important to become familiar with the features
of your child restraint system. These diagrams
help you identify key features.
The infant carrier handle must be adjusted in one
of the four locked positions. To adjust, press and
hold both handle release levers and rotate the
handle to the desired position.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
Micro
Adjuster
Bubble Level Indicator
LATCH
Connector
Storage
QuickFlip
Recline
LATCH Connectors
Manufacturer Sticker
Carry Position
Storage Position
Resting Position
In Vehicle Position
Warning: Never hang toys or other objects
from handle when using infant carrier
in vehicle.
Warning: Be sure the handle is always LOCKED
into one of the four positions.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR Coupe
Coupe Features:
securing the child in the Coupe
NOTE: The infant carrier comes with a newborn
insert and an infant head pillow. These are for
children who weigh between 4 and 12 lbs. They
may be removed once they become too snug for
the child.
1. L
oosen the harness
system. Press
the adjuster lever
located at the front
of the seat and pull
the shoulder straps
forward.
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2
4. Seat the child in the
infant restraint with
his/her bottom fully
back into the seat.
Position the harness
straps around the
child and fasten
both latch plates
into the buckle.
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5
5. Fasten the chest clip.
6. Pull up on each
shoulder strap to
tighten the lower
section of the
harness.
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7. Tighten the harness
by pulling adjuster
strap straight out
through the adjuster
flap. The harness
webbing should be
snug around the
child in both the
lap and shoulder
sections. Slide chest
clip so it is at the
child’s armpit level.
2. Open the chest
clip by pressing the
button in the middle
of the chest clip
3. Open the buckle
by pressing the red
button. Place the
harness straps to
the side.
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securing the child in the Coupe
Section 5: Securing the
Child in the Coupe
Section 6: Adjusting the Harness
System to Fit Your Child
Place your child in the child restraint prior to installing in the
vehicle and determine if the shoulder strap height needs to be
adjusted.
securing the child in the Coupe
• When using the infant restraint, the shoulder straps must
be located AT or BELOW the child’s shoulders.
1. Loosen the harness
system. Press the
adjuster lever located at
the front of the seat and
pull straps forward.
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Check the harness height on the child’s shoulders.
•T
he harness is positioned AT or
BELOW the child’s shoulders,
when the child is seated in the
Coupe.
•A
djust the harness for the child
BEFORE driving.
he child’s height is LESS than
•T
32 inches (81 cm).
•W
hen sitting in the child
restraint the top of the child’s
head is NOT closer than 1 inch
(2.5 cm) from the top edge of
the seat back.
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2. Press down on the
harness system
adjustment button on the
back of the seat to raise
or lower the shoulder
straps to the next notch
in the system.
2
3. Pull up on the harness
system adjustment
button to ensure the
harness has locked into
the position.
4. Pull shoulder straps to ensure the system is secure.
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ADJUSTING THE HARNESS SYSTEM TO FIT YOUR CHILD
8. The harness is tight
enough when you
cannot pinch a loop
of webbing.
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CHOOSING A SEATING LOCATION IN YOUR VEHICLE
Forward-Facing vehicle seats must ALWAYS
be used with this child restraint. If your vehicle
does not have rear seats, consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to help identify safety features in
your vehicle or contact the vehicle manufacturer.
Do NOT install this child restraint into any of the
following types of seating positions:
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
• Do NOT place rearfacing child seat on front
seat with air bag.
The high pressure
deployment of the airbag
can cause serious injury
or death to a child.
• NEVER install the Coupe in a
rear-facing vehicle seat.
If your vehicle is equipped with front
passenger side airbags, consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for installation instructions
for child restraints.
• NEVER install the Coupe in the
rear seat of small extended cab
pickup.
RECARO and the U.S. Department of
Transportation warn that children age 12 and under
MUST ride in the rear seat away from front airbags.
• NEVER install the Coupe on a
side-facing vehicle seat.
If the vehicle backrest angle is adjustable, adjust
vehicle’s backrest into the upright position. Be sure
this area is flat and clear of objects that might get
in the way of installing the child restraint.
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Restraint systems should be securely belted to
the vehicle, even when they are not occupied,
since in a crash an unsecured child restraint
system may injure other occupants or store it
somewhere outside the passenger cabin so that
it cannot injure anyone while the vehicle is in
motion. RECARO recommends storing the child
restraint in a cool and dry location.
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CHOOSING A SEATING LOCATION IN YOUR VEHICLE
Section 7: Choosing a Seating
Location in Your Vehicle
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS
It is important to become familiar with the features
of your vehicle so that your child rides as safely
as possible. Read the vehicle owner’s manual to
learn about the safety features and adjustments
available for safe travel. Below is a diagram that
helps you to identify key features. Not all vehicles
will have all features described here.
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Because the design and operation of
vehicle belts vary, make sure to observe the
following guidelines:
• Do NOT use motorized
passive restraint shoulder
belt systems.
• Do NOT use passive
restraints lap or shoulder
belt mounted on a door.
Airbags
Top Tether Anchorage
Lower Latch Anchorage
Seat Belts
Some vehicles may have inflatable seat belts. As
this is new technology, please refer to www.recaro.
com for updates.
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• Do NOT use vehicle lap
and shoulder belt systems
that have independent
retractors for the lap and
shoulder portion of the
vehicle seat belt system.
NOTE: If you have a seat belt system described
above, check your vehicle owner’s manual
for advice on where and how to install a child
restraint. Your vehicle dealer may have a
replacement lap belt that when installed will hold
the Coupe tightly.
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LEARNING ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Section 8: Learning About Your
Vehicle Safety Systems
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Important!
Check to be sure which type of seat belt system you
have in the chart below. Some vehicles have more
than one type of belt system depending on the seating
position. The center rear position may have a lap only
belt while the side seating locations may have a lap/
shoulder system. If you are not sure which system you
have, check your vehicle owner’s manual or contact
your vehicle dealer or manufacturer.
Types of Seat Belt Systems
Section 9: Installing the Base in
Your Vehicle
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
LATCH Base Installation
If your vehicle has lower anchors, the LATCH connector
system can be used. Check your vehicle owner’s
manual to determine if lower anchors are available and
applicable vehicle seating positions. If lower anchors
are not available the vehicle seat belt must be used.
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LATCH
See page 24
Locking Lap
Shoulder Belt
See page 28
Lap Belt
See page 31
Non Locking ELR
Lap Shoulder Belt
See page 37
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1. Remove the LATCH
connectors from storage
pockets located at the
back of the base by
pushing on the red
release button.
2. Lengthen the LATCH
strap by pressing the
LATCH adjuster release
button and pulling the
webbing to full length.
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LATCH Installation
Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
4a
LATCH Installation
4b
3. Position the base on
forward facing vehicle
seat with the belt path
against the back of the
vehicle seat.
4a. Check the bubble level
indicator. The majority
of the bubble should be
between the lines. If the
bubble is close to being
in the correct position,
use the micro adjuster
until it is positioned
correctly.
4b. If more adjustment is
needed, fold out the
QuickFlip Recline. *Vehicle must be on
level surface for the
bubble indicator to be
correct. If the vehicle is
not on a level surface,
reference the level to
the ground line on the
shell.
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5
6
5. Make sure the arrows
molded on the LATCH
connectors are pointing
in the correct direction.
Attach the connectors
to the anchors in the
vehicle.
Pull the LATCH
connectors to ensure
they are secured.
6. While pressing the base
into the seat, pull the loop
on the LATCH strap to
tighten.
The base is secure when
it cannot be moved more
than 1 inch (2.5 cm) in
any direction at the belt
path.
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LATCH Installation
3
7
If not in the correct
position, loosen the
LATCH belt and adjust
the micro adjuster knob
and/or QuickFlip Recline
until correct.
Once finished, tuck any
excess web to the side of
the base.
LATCH Installation
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or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
7. Check that the bubble
level indicator is still in
the correct position.
8. To remove LATCH
connectors from the
vehicle, first loosen the
adjuster by pressing
the adjuster button and
lengthening the straps.
Press the red buttons
on the connectors and
remove from the vehicle’s
lower anchors.
9. Replace the LATCH
connectors into the
storage slots when not
in use.
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Installing Carrier into Base
2
4
1. Ensure the base is
properly installed and
there are no objects on
top of the base.
2. Place the infant carrier into
the base and press down
until locked into place.
3. Pull up on the carrier to
verify it is attached.
4. The handle must be in the
locked rebound position
while in the vehicle.
Removing Carrier from Base
1
1. Pull up on the release
lever on the back of the
seat and hold.
2. Lift the infant seat up and
out of the base.
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Using Coupe with Base
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Locking Lap/SHOULDer Belt Installation
Many vehicles have lap and shoulder belt systems
which remain loose for adult use and can be locked for
use with a child restraint. Check your vehicle owner’s
manual to determine which type of seat belt system is
in each seating location. There may be a label located
on the door side of the seat belt with instructions for
use with a child restraint.
If your vehicle has a locking lap/
shoulder belt, use Locking Lap/
Shoulder Belt Installation instructions.
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
1
1. Position the base on
forward facing vehicle
seat with the recline foot against the back of
the seat.
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3
2. Check the bubble level
indicator. The majority
of the bubble should be
between the lines. If the
bubble is close to being in
the correct position, use
the micro adjuster until it is
positioned correctly. If more
adjustment is needed, fold
out the QuickFlip Recline.
*Vehicle must be on level
surface for the bubble
level indicator to be
correct. If vehicle is not
on level ground, use the
level to ground line on the
side of the shell.
3. Fully extend the seat belt
webbing and route the
lap/shoulder belt through
the openings in the base
as shown. Make sure the
belt is not twisted, then
buckle the seat belt.
NOTE: The lap/shoulder
belt is routed over the
latch belt.
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Locking Lap/SHOULDER Belt Installation
Locking Lap/Shoulder Belt Installation
Locking Lap/SHOULDer Belt Installation
5
4. While pressing the base
firmly into the seat, pull
the seat belt to remove
any slack.
Repeat as needed until
the child restraint cannot
be moved more than 1
inch (2.5 cm) in either
direction at the belt path.
5. Check that the bubble
level indicator is still in
the correct position. If not
in the correct position,
loosen the lap belt and
adjust the micro adjuster
knob and/or QuickFlip
Recline until correct.
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Installing Carrier into Base
2
4
1. Ensure the base is
properly installed and
there are no objects on
top of the base.
2. Place the infant carrier into
the base and press down
until locked into place.
3. Pull up on the carrier to
verify it is attached.
4. The handle must be in the
locked rebound position
while in the vehicle.
Removing Carrier from Base
1
1. Pull up on the release
lever on the back of the
seat and hold.
2. Lift the infant seat up and
out of the base.
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Using Coupe with Base
4
Many vehicles have lap only belt systems in the center
rear seating positions. Most of these systems use
a lap belt which can easily secure a child restraint.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine
which type of seat belt system is in each seating
location. There may be a label located on the seat belt
with instructions for use with a child restraint.
If your vehicle has a lap belt, use Lap
Belt Installation instructions.
Lap Belt Installation
WARNING!
3
DEATH or SERIOUS
INJURY can occur
1. Position the base on forward
facing vehicle seat with the
recline foot against the back
of the seat.
2. Check the bubble level
indicator. The majority of the
bubble should be between
the lines. If the bubble is
close to being in the correct
position, use the micro
adjuster until it is positioned
correctly. If more adjustment
is needed, fold out the
QuickFlip Recline.
*Vehicle must be on level
surface for the bubble level
indicator to be correct.
If vehicle is not on level
ground, use the level to
ground line on the side of
the shell.
3. Route the lap belt through
the openings in the base as
shown. Make sure the belt is
not twisted, then buckle the
seat belt.
NOTE: The lap belt is routed
over the latch belt.
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Lap Belt Installation
Lap Belt Installation
Lap Belt Installation
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4. While pressing base firmly
into the seat, pull the end of
the seat belt strap to tighten. The base is secure when it
cannot be moved more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) in any
direction at the belt path.
5. Check that bubble level
indicator is still in correct
position. If not in the correct
position, loosen the lap belt
and adjust the micro adjuster
knob and/or QuickFlip
Recline until correct.
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Installing Carrier into Base
2
4
1. Ensure the base is
properly installed and
there are no objects on
top of the base.
2. Place the infant carrier
into the base and press
down until locked into
place.
3. Pull up on the carrier to
verify it is attached.
4. The handle must be in the
locked rebound position
while in the vehicle.
Removing Carrier from Base
1
1. Pull up on the release
lever on the back of the
seat and hold.
2. Lift the infant seat up and
out of the base.
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Using The Coupe with Base
4
5
Installing the Coupe without Base
or SERIOUS
WARNING! DEATH
INJURY can occur
Locking Lap-Shoulder Belt
Installation
1
3
4
1. Position the infant carrier on
forward facing vehicle seat
so that the child is facing the
rear of the vehicle.
2. Route only the lap belt
through the rear-facing belt
path and buckle the belt.
3. Pull the shoulder belt out
completely and lift it over
the handle and around the
carrier.
4. Lift the release lever and
slide the shoulder belt into
guides as shown. Release
the lever.
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5. While firmly pushing the
carrier into the seat at the
crotch strap, remove slack
from the shoulder belt.
The infant carrier is installed
properly when the line on the
side of the seat is level to the
ground and when it cannot
be moved more than 1 inch
(2.5 cm) at the belt path.
Locking Lap Shoulder Belt
Installation (Alternative)
2
1. Position the infant carrier on
forward facing vehicle seat
so that the child is facing the
rear of the vehicle.
2. Route the lap belt only
through the rear-facing belt
path and buckle the belt.
3. Pull the shoulder belt out
fully. emove slack while
pressing firmly on the carrier
at the crotch strap.
Never install the infant
carrier with the lap and
shoulder belts routed
underneath both belt guides.
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Installing the Coupe without Base
Section 10: Installing the Coupe
without Base
Installing the Coupe without Base
1
2
3
1. Position the infant carrier
on forward facing vehicle
seat so that the child
is facing the rear of the
vehicle.
2. Route the vehicle lap belt
under both belt paths and
buckle the belt.
3. While firmly pushing the
infant carrier into the
seat at the crotch strap,
remove slack from the
lap belt.
Carrier is secure when it
cannot be moved more
than 1 inch (2.5cm) at the belt
path and the line on the
side of the seat is level to
the ground.
4. Tuck loose end of lap belt
out of the way.
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Non-Locking ELR Lap-Shoulder Belt
Installation
Some older vehicles (typically pre-1996 model year)
have lap-shoulder belt systems which remain loose
and cannot be locked for use with a child restraint
unless a separate locking clip is used. These systems
use emergency locking retractors which lock only
during a sudden stop or crash. Check your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine which type of seat belt
system is in each seating location. There may be a
label located on the door side of the seat belt with
instructions for use with a child restraint.
If your vehicle has a non-locking
lap-shoulder belt system, use
Non-Locking ELR Lap-Shoulder
Belt Installation instructions.
If you have this seat belt configuration you
will require a locking clip. Please contact
1-888-9RECARO and RECARO will ship you a
locking clip and instructions.
NOTE: Locking clip required.
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Non-Locking ELR Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
Lap Belt Installation
This child restraint conforms to all applicable Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards.
CERTIFICATION / USE IN AIRCRAFT
Section 12: Use in Aircraft
The Coupe is certified for use in aircraft
rear-facing The aircraft seat belt (which is
not a LATCH system) must be used since
lower anchors are not available on airplanes.
Most airlines will allow child restraint use if
it is labeled as certified for use on aircraft. Check with the
airline to confirm seating is available for use with a child
restraint before booking flights. At the armrest height of the
aircraft seat, the child restraint is 18 in (45.7 cm) wide. Use
this information when talking with the airline to ensure the
child restraint will fit in the designated seating location.
Secure the Coupe rear-facing as shown on pages 36, “Lap Belt Installation.”
Place the Coupe in the window seat to avoid blocking the aisle.
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Section 13: Care and
Maintenance
The Coupe has been engineered for long life and troublefree usage. The fabric has been designed to resist stains
and soiling. With proper care and maintenance, this premium
fabric will retain its beauty for years to come.
To clean the trim cover “on the go”, follow these easy steps:
• Remove excess soiling immediately.
• Blot area with dry cloth.
• To remove remaining stain, spray a light mist of soap
solution and rub gently in a circular motion with a clean
cloth or soft toothbrush so not to damage the fabric.
• Pat dry with cloth.
• When dry, use a soft brush to regain fabric’s smooth feel.
To clean the trim cover at home, follow these steps:
• Remove the trim cover as explained in Section: “Trim Cover Removal/Reinstallation.”
• HAND WASH using cold water and mild soap.
• Line dry to avoid shrinkage of the trim cover.
• Do NOT bleach, machine wash, or machine dry.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Section 11: Certification
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
• Heavily soiled areas can be spot-treated using nonsolvent commercial cleaners. Use only water soluble
cleaning agents.
• NEVER use solutions that contain a petroleum or
alcohol base.Where light creases occur, they may be
removed by light steaming (an ordinary tea kettle will
do). Brush the area with a soft brush.
• Though RECARO tests many cleaning solutions, we
cannot test them all—we suggest you ALWAYS test in
a discrete area first to ensure that the cleaner does not
damage the fabric.
Section 14: Trim Cover Removal
/ Installation
Trim Cover Removal
1
2
1. If necessary to access
the back of the trim cover,
remove canopy.
2. Unbuckle the harness
and the chest clip.
Remove the insert, the
infant head pillow, and
the buckle pad.
3. Remove the rest of
the trim cover by first
unfastening the velcro
by the harness straps.
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TRIM COVER REMOVAL
To clean the child restraint’s plastic structure, follow
these tips:
• Clean by hand with a sponge or soft cloth using warm
water and mild soap.
• Dry the structure off thoroughly with a soft towel.
4. Slide the cover out from
under the belt guides on
each side.
Trim Cover Installation
1
If the back panel cover was
removed:
3
1. Slide the harness straps
through the HERO pads.
Slide the back panel
into the top pocket of
the cover. Pull the cover
down and place bottom
into the bottom pocket.
5. Pull the cover off of the
front of the seat and
then from the top of the
seat.
To remove HERO
or harness:
TRIM COVER REMOVAL
7
7. Unhook the harness
from the metal splitter
bar underneath the seat.
8. Pull the shoulder
harness straps through
the HERO slots.
9
9. Pull the back panel
cover by sliding off the
top part and then the
bottom part.
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2. Thread shoulder harness
straps through the slots
in the cover and pull out
through the back.
3
3. Reconnect straps to
splitter bar.
NOTE: Be sure the straps go
underneath the metal bars.
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TRIM COVER INSTALLATION
4
TRIM COVER INSTALLATION
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To Replace Trim Cover:
Section 15: Trouble Shooting
4. Slide buckle through
the buckle pad and then
slide the buckle pad
through the trim cover
slot.
In certain vehicle applications, you may encounter
challenges to safely install and position a child in
the restraint system. If you do not find an adequate
solution, call us at 1-888-9RECARO for assistance.
5. Slide the plastic tabs on
the side of the trim cover
under the belt guides
and secure to the seat
frame.
6. Stretch the pad over the
bottom of the seat and
then over the top around
the foam insert.
7. Pull the harness through
the slots and reattach
the velcro.
8. Replace the insert and
head pillow if necessary.
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Problem: The headrest will not raise.
Solution:WARNING! DO NOT FORCE the head
restraint! Severe damage to the infant
restraint could result! The harness must
be loosened before the Head Restraint
can be moved upwards. Press the harness
adjuster lever and pull the shoulder straps
out to loosen then raise the head restraint.
Problem: The vehicle seat belt is not tight fitting to the
child restraint.
Solution: Press downward on the child restraint
and firmly pull the slack out of the seat
belt. This will allow the child restraint to
compress the vehicle’s seat and allow the
seat belt to be further tightened. If seat
belt is not locking call 1-888-9RECARO
for help. Refer to installation instructions,
pages 24-36.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
5
Solution: Check to see if there are items under the
base and that the seat belts are tightly
secured. Remove anything found. Some
vehicle seats are deeply contoured
making it difficult to safely install a child
restraint. If the child restraint is not stable
due to the vehicle seat cushions, move it
to another seating location.
If the situation still exists, please call
1-888-9RECARO (1-888-973-2276).
TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem: The child restraint harness does not stay
tight.
Section 16: Replacement Parts
and Accessories
RECARO offers a variety of replacement parts and accessories.
Replacement Parts: Please email info-usa@recaro-cs.com
or call 1-888-9RECARO and speak to one of our customer
service representatitves for more information about
replacement parts for your RECARO product.
Accessories: Please visit www.recaroaccessories.com or
call a customer service representative at 1-888-9RECARO
or info-usa@recaro-cs.com for more information about
accessories for your RECARO product.
Solution: Check to determine if anything is lodged
in the adjuster. Remove any objects, food
or toys that may have become lodged in
the area.
Problem: Buckle sticks or will not latch.
Solution: Check inside the buckle slots for foreign
objects. The buckle may be rinsed with
cool water to remove spilled food and juice.
DO NOT use lubricants.
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Replacement Parts AND ACCESSORIES
Problem: The child restraint is not stable when
driving.
RECARO Child Safety, LLC warranties this product against
defects in materials or workmanship to the original purchaser
for a period of 12 months. You must have the original
purchase receipt for a warranty claim to be accepted.
The upholstery fabric is subject to a certain degree of wear
even from normal use. This kind of normal wear is not
covered under warranty.
Exclusions: A product will not be considered “defective”
and this warranty will not apply, where the claimed defect is
attributable to:
a) Improper installation, or misuse;
b) Modification or alteration of the product;
WARRANTY
c) Failure to comply with RECARO’s instructions for
service and maintenance;
e) Any attachment or replacement part that was
manufactured, supplied or added by others and was
not part of the product;
f) Exposure to corrosive materials, the elements
(including, but not limited to, cold or freezing
temperatures, excessive heat, fire, humidity, and
sunlight), or other acts of God;
g) Ordinary wear and tear (including fading and
discoloration);
h) Improper loads (including passenger weight in excess
of design limits);
i) Removal of the product from the original application or
reinstallation of the product in the original or another
application; or
j) Any other neglect, abuse or misuse.
d) Accident, unauthorized repairs or unauthorized use;
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WARRANTY
Section 17: Warranty
If you need help with installation or usage, please use
the following contact information:
CONTACT INFORMATION
RECARO Child Safety, LLC
1600 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 1-888-9RECARO (1-888-973-2276)
E-mail: info-usa@recaro-cs.com
Website: www.recaro.com
For personal assistance in your local area, please
contact a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician.
You can find a CPS technician in your area at cert.
safekids.org. Click on “Find a Technician.
Section 19: Glossary
Airbag: A passive (idle) restraint system that automatically
deploys during a crash to act as a cushion for the occupant.
It creates a broad surface on which to spread the forces of
the crash, to reduce head and chest injury. It is considered
“supplementary” to the lap/shoulder belts because it
enhances the protection the belt system offers in frontal
crashes. Also known as SRS - Supplemental Restraint
System; SIR – Supplemental Inflatable Restraint; IC –
Inflatable Curtain; SIAB – Side Impact AirBag.
Belt Routings: The manufacturer’s required place where
the safety belt passes around or through the child restraint.
Indicated in red on this child restraint.
Car Seat: Common term for a specially designed device
that secures a child in a motor vehicle, meets federal safety
standards and increases child safety in a crash. Also called
safety seat.
Many community groups, fire and police stations
schedule car seat checks that you can visit with your
child. More information about car seat check-ups is
available at www.nhtsa.gov under “Child Safety Seat
Inspections Station Locator” or at www.seatcheck.org.
You can also call 1-866-SEAT-CHECK to find the next
and closest seat check event.
Child Restraint System: Common term for a specially
designed de-vice that secures a child in a motor vehicle,
meets federal safety standards, and increases child safety in
a crash. Also called a “Car Seat.”
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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that pertains to all restraint
systems intended for use as crash protection in vehicles for
children. Required for child restraints sold in the USA.
GLOSSARY
Section 18: Additional
Contact Information
Head Restraint: Structure at the top of the backrest which is
designed to keep the child’s head in the proper position and
provide protection for the child’s head during a crash.
HERO Harness System: Ensures the highest level of
protection and comfort by positioning the shoulder pads to
appropriately fit the child’s neck, head, and shoulders.
Lap Belt: A seat belt system with two contact points, (two hip points), also referred to as a 2-point seat belt.
Lap-Shoulder Belt: A seat belt with both a lap and a
shoulder portion, having three contact points (one shoulder,
two hips)
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. Acronym for standardized vehicle anchorage system. Method to affix
child restraint systems to vehicles independent of the vehicle
seat belts.
GLOSSARY
Safety Stripe System: A white stripe on the outside edges
of the 5-point harness. The white stripe should always
remain at the outside edge of the harness above the lower
buckle.
Side Impact Protection (SIP): Extra safety feature of
RECARO child restraints having energy absorbing foam and
structure design strategically placed in areas on the child
restraint where it is especially important to protect the child
in a crash.
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RECARO Child Safety, LLC
1600 Harmon Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tel: 1-888-9RECARO
Internet: www.recaro.com, E-mail: info-usa@recaro-cs.com
In the interest of product development, RECARO reserves all rights to make
changes to the construction and design of its products without prior notification.
RECARO does not assume the liability in case of misprint. Pictures may include extras.
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