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Convertible Car Seat
User Guide
For future use, STORE USER GUIDE
in compartment at rear of base.
IS20140226.E
©2013 Artsana USA, Inc.
If you have any problems with your Chicco Child Restraint,
or any questions regarding installation or use, please call:
Chicco Customer Service
1-877-424-4226
Please have Model and Serial Number available when you call.
These are located on a label on the bottom of the Child Restraint.
For future reference, fill in the information below. The information can be found on the label
on the bottom of the Child Restraint.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Manufactured In:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Registration and Recall
2
Child Guidelines 4
Safe Use Checklist
6
Important Warnings
8
Best Practices14
Need Help?15
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
Child Restraint Components16
LATCH and Tether Components
18
LATCH and Tether Storage20
Selecting Rear/Forward Facing Position
22
Adjusting Crotch Strap26
Newborn Insert28
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Vehicle Seating Positions30
Vehicle Seat Belts32
What is LATCH?34
What is a Tether?36
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
Rear-Facing Setup38
Install Using LATCH42
Install Using LAP-SHOULDER BELT
46
Install Using LAP BELT ONLY 52
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
Forward-Facing Setup56
Install Using LATCH60
Install Using LAP-SHOULDER BELT
66
Install Using LAP BELT ONLY 72
SECURING YOUR CHILD
Securing Child with Harness76
Secure Child Checklist
88
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Installation on an Aircraft90
Cup Holder92
Cleaning and Maintenance
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REGISTRATION AND RECALL
Please complete the Registration Card that came with
your Child Restraint and mail it promptly.
Child Restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in
a recall. Send your name, address, e-mail address if available, and the restraint’s model number and
manufacturing date to:
Artsana USA, Inc.
1826 William Penn Way
Lancaster, PA 17601
or call 1-877-424-4226
or register online at http://www.chiccousa.com/carseatregistration.aspx
For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at
1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
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REGISTRATION AND RECALL
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CHILD GUIDELINES
This Child Restraint is designed for children ages Birth to 6 years old.
ONLY use this Child Restraint if the child meets BOTH of the following
Weight and Height requirements:
• Weight is between 5 and 65 pounds (2.2 and 29.4 kg).
• Height is 49 inches (1245 mm) or less.
The Newborn Insert is only for infants who weigh between 5 and 11 pounds
(2.2 and 5 kg). See Newborn Insert on page 28.
For premature infants, you must consult the infant's
doctor before using this Child Restraint. A premature
infant may have difficulty breathing or have other medical
problems when placed in a seated position.
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CHILD GUIDELINES
See Select
Rear-Facing
on page 22.
REAR - FACING
NEWBORN INSERT
5 lbs.
(2.2 kg)
11 lbs.
(5 kg)
22 lbs.
(10 kg)
40 lbs.
(18 kg)
65 lbs.
(29.4 kg)
NO LATCH
FORWARD - FACING
See Select
Forward-Facing
on page 24.
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SAFE USE CHECKLIST
YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU! You MUST follow the
detailed instructions in this User Guide to ensure the steps below are
performed correctly!
Make sure your child meets the age, weight, and height requirements:
Refer to the “Child Guidelines” section on page 4.
Choose the proper Child Restraint configuration:
REAR-FACING requirements on page 22
FORWARD-FACING requirements on page 24
Select a safe seating location in your car:
Refer to the “Vehicle Seating Positions” section on page 30 and 31.
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SAFE USE CHECKLIST
Ensure that the Child Restraint is properly leveled when installed:
REAR-FACING requirements on page 40
FORWARD-FACING requirements on page 58
Check Child Restraint for a snug fit in your car:
While holding Child Restraint near belt path used, pull side to side and forward.
Belt should remain tight and Child Restraint should not move more than
1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.
Secure your child:
Refer to the “Securing Your Child” section on page 76.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE PRODUCT
LABELS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO YOUR CHILD.
Take Time to Read This User Guide
• Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings in this User Guide. Your child’s safety depends
on you knowing how to setup, install and use this Child Restraint properly.
• Before installing this Child Restraint in a vehicle, be sure to also check the vehicle owner’s manual for
information on proper installation.
• NEVER allow others to use this Child Restraint until they have read and understood all instructions in this
User Guide.
• This Child Restraint is not intended for use outside of the vehicle.
Make Sure Child Fits This Child Restraint
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• Use only with children who weigh between 5 lbs (2.2 kg) and 65 lbs (29.4 kg) and whose height is 49 inches (1245
mm) or less. Determine the right installation setup for your child’s age, weight and height.
• ONLY USE the Newborn Insert in REAR-FACING and only if the child weighs between 5 and 11 lbs (2.2 and 5 kg).
IMPORTANT WARNINGS
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
Secure Child Properly
• Snugly adjust the harness around your child. A loose harness could cause the child to be ejected in a sudden
stop or crash, resulting in serious injury or death.
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.
• NEVER use clothing or blankets that interfere with fastening or tightening the harness. An unsecured child
could be ejected in a sudden stop or crash!
To keep child warm, place a blanket over child and restraint AFTER you have properly secured
child in harness.
• ALWAYS check to make sure buckle is securely latched. If buckle separates, child could be killed or seriously injured.
• NEVER leave child unattended. Do not allow children to play in or around the Child Restraint.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
Install Child Restraint Correctly
• WHEN USING THIS CHILD RESTRAINT REAR-FACING, DO NOT PLACE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT IN
VEHICLE SEATING LOCATION WITH A FRONTAL AIR BAG, UNLESS THE AIR BAG CAN BE TURNED
OFF. If the airbag inflates, it can cause serious injury or death to your child. For vehicles with side air bags,
refer to you vehicle owners manual for information on your vehicle seat installation.
• ALWAYS install this Child Restraint in a back seat if possible.
According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating
positions rather than in the front seat.
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• NEVER install in rear facing, side facing or on the back of a folded down vehicle seat.
• ALWAYS secure this Child Restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint anchorage system (LATCH) if available
OR the vehicle seat belt. If the child weighs over 40lbs (18 kg) ONLY use the vehicle seat belt. DO NOT
Use LATCH.
• DO NOT use the lower anchors of the child restraint anchorage system (LATCH system) to attach this
Child Restraint when restraining a child weighing more than 40lbs (18 kg) with the internal harness of the
child restraint.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
Install Child Restraint Correctly
• ALWAYS use the top tether strap on this child restraint when installed FORWARD-FACING, if a tether
anchor is available.
• NEVER use Child Restraint in a vehicle seating position where it cannot be secured tightly. A loosely
installed child restraint will not protect your child in a crash.
• Never leave Child Restraint unsecured in your vehicle even when it is unoccupied. It could injure other
occupants in a sudden stop or crash.
Ensure Child’s Safety When Using Child Restraint
• NEVER leave your child unattended in the vehicle.
• STRANGULATION HAZARD: Your child can strangle in a loose Restraint Harness. Never leave a child in
the Child Restraint with straps loose or undone.
• To prevent ejection or breathing difficulties, proper recline is required. When installing the Child
Restraint, check the bubble level on the side of the child restraint.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
Check Condition of Restraint
• DO NOT use if the Harness or LATCH straps are cut, frayed or damaged.
• DO NOT use this Child Restraint if it is more than 8 years old. Check manufacturer’s label on underside
of Child Restraint for the “Do Not Use After” date.
• DO NOT use any accessories, pads or products not included with this Child Restraint, unless
approved by Chicco USA. Doing so will void the warranty of this Child Restraint.
• You MUST replace this Child Restraint if it has been involved in a crash, even if you cannot see visible
damage. A damaged Child Restraint may not protect your child in a future crash.
• Do not modify your Child Restraint.
• NEVER remove harness from Child Restraint. For proper removal and installation of the harness straps
contact Chicco USA for additional instructions.
• Do not use Child Restraint if any component is damaged, broken, or missing parts. Call 1-877-424-4226 to find out if the damaged part or parts can be replaced.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
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BEST PRACTICES
• Ensure all vehicle occupants are properly restrained before traveling.
Unrestrained occupants can be thrown around and may be seriously injured or
seriously injure other occupants in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
• Do not leave loose objects, such as books, bags, etc., in the back of the vehicle.
In the event of a sharp turn, sudden stop, or crash, loose objects can be thrown
around and possibly cause serious injury to vehicle occupants.
• Cover the Child Restraint when the vehicle is parked in sunlight. Parts of a Child
Restraint can become very hot if left in the sun. Contact with these parts can
burn a child’s skin. Always check the surface of any metal or plastic parts before
putting your child in the Child Restraint.
• To avoid strangulation, Do not allow children to play with vehicle seat belts. If
possible, move unused belts out of reach.
• Do not use anything to raise the Child Restraint off the vehicle seat. In a sharp
turn, sudden stop, or crash, the Child Restraint could slide and potentially cause
serious injury.
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• Never use a second-hand Child Restraint with an unknown history.
NEED HELP?
Need Help Securing Your Child Restraint?
The following sources are available to help ensure your Child Restraint is
properly installed:
• Contact Chicco, USA by visiting our website at www.chiccousa.com or
calling our Customer Service 1-877-424-4226. Please have Model and
Serial Number available when you call. These are located on a label on
the bottom of the Child Restraint.
• Refer to your vehicle manual for Child Restraint installation tips.
• Contact a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in your area by visiting safercar.gov and select “Find Local Child Seat Help” or call 1-866-SEAT CHECK (1-866-732-8243).
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CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
CHILD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS
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Newborn
Chest
Insert
Clip
Adjustment Handle
(Head Rest)
Bubble Level
Indicator
(Each Side)
Harness
Strap
Shoulder
Pads
Crotch
Strap
Harness
Buckle
Harness
Release Button
Harness
Adjustment
Strap
Recline
Adjustment
Handle
Rear Facing
Lock-Off
(Each Side)
Recline Position
Indicator
Tether
Strap
Tether
Storage
Forward
Facing
Lock-Off
Forward
Facing
Lock-Off
LATCH Connector
Storage
LATCH Connector
Storage
SuperCinch™
LATCH Tightener
(PULL 2nd)
LATCH Adjuster
(PULL 1st)
Instruction Manual
Storage
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
CHILD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS
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LATCH AND TETHER COMPONENTS
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
TETHER:
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A
Tether Strap
B
Tether Strap Adjuster
C
Tether Hook
LATCH:
D
LATCH Adjuster (PULL 1st)
E
SuperCinch LATCH Tightener (PULL 2nd)
F
LATCH Strap
G
LATCH Connectors
A
B
C
Tether
LATCH
F
F
D
PULL
2nd
PULL
E
G
G
1
st
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
L
LATCH AND TETHER COMPONENTS
PULL
2nd
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LATCH AND TETHER STORAGE
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
Always make sure LATCH Components are properly
stored in the compartments when not in use.
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LATCH STORAGE:
1
Store each LATCH strap in the compartments located on either side of
the Child Restraint base when not in use. Make sure LATCH Connector
Storage compartments are properly closed.
Fold SuperCinch™ LATCH Tightener (Pull 2nd) strap as shown (1a).
2
TETHER STORAGE:
Store Tether in the compartment in the back of Child Restraint when
not in use. Hook on bar and pull strap tight. Make sure
compartment door is properly closed.
LATCH AND TETHER STORAGE
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3 4
1 2
1a
5
6
7
8
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CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
1
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CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
SELECT REAR FACING POSITION
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WARNING! REAR-FACING use of this Child Restraint is ONLY for
children who meet ALL of the requirements shown here. If the child is not
within these requirements because they are too small, select a different
child seat (such as an infant car seat). If the child is not within these
requirements because the child is too large, review the FORWARD-FACING
guidelines on page 24.
• Chicco and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend all
children ride REAR-FACING until age 2 or they reach the weight/
height limits of this seat.
• NEVER turn this Child Restraint FORWARD-FACING with an infant
less than one year of age.
SELECT REAR FACING POSITION
REAR-FACING:
5 – 40 lbs (2.2 – 18 kg)
NEWBORN INSERT
Use REAR-FACING with children:
5 lbs.
•Who weigh between 5 and 40 lbs (2.2 kg)
(2.2 –18 kg).
•When Harness Straps can be positioned at or below the child’s shoulders*.
See Harness Height
Adjustment on page 80.
*
11 lbs.
(5 kg)
40 lbs.
(18 kg)
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
REAR - FACING
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CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
SELECT FORWARD FACING POSITION
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WARNING! FORWARD-FACING use of this Child Restraint is ONLY for
children who meet ALL of the requirements shown here. If the child is not
within these requirements because they are too large, select a different child
seat. If the child is not within these requirements because the child is too
small, review the REAR-FACING guidelines on page 22.
• Chicco and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that
children ride REAR FACING for as long as possible. For the best
protection, keep the child rear-facing until the child no longer meets the requirements for REAR-FACING.
SELECT FORWARD FACING POSITION
FORWARD-FACING:
22 – 65 lbs (10 – 29.4 kg)
22 lbs.
Use FORWARD-FACING with children:
(10 kg)
•Who are at least one year old.
•Who weigh between 22 and 65 lbs (10 –29.4 kg).
•Who are 49” (1245 mm) tall or less OR when the
top of the ears are below the top of the Head Rest.
•When Harness Straps can be positioned at or above the child’s shoulders*.
See Harness Height
Adjustment on page 80.
*
NO LATCH
40 lbs.
(18 kg)
65 lbs.
(29.4 kg)
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
FORWARD - FACING
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ADJUSTING CROTCH STRAP
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
Adjust Crotch Strap if strap is underneath child.
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1 Lift up on the back padding.
2 Unsnap each side of the back padding and pull forward on the seat
padding.
3 Slide the button on the Crotch Strap lock while pulling up on the Crotch
Strap to open the compartment (a, b).
4 Pull the Crotch Strap forward or backward into desired position.
5 Close the compartment by pushing down on the door until it locks back
into place. Check to make sure compartment is locked by pulling up on
the Crotch Strap. Re-attach the padding.
ADJUSTING CROTCH STRAP
3a
3b
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CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
2
1
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NEWBORN INSERT
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
WARNING - ONLY use the insert if the child’s weighs
between 5 and 11 lbs (2.2 and 5 kg).
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To ensure a better fit for smaller infants the Newborn Insert may be needed.
Do NOT use any other infant insert or pillows. Only use the one provided by Chicco
for this Child Restraint.
1
Pull Harness Buckle through slot in the bottom of Newborn Insert.
2
Pull both Harness Straps over the side panels of Newborn Insert.
3
Push Newborn Insert firmly into Child Restraint(a) to make sure it is properly
positioned (b).
1
3a
3b
CHILD RESTRAINT OVERVIEW
NEWBORN INSERT
2
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VEHICLE INFORMATION
VEHICLE SEATING POSITIONS
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WARNING! WHEN USING THIS CHILD RESTRAINT REAR-FACING, DO
NOT PLACE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT IN A VEHICLE SEATING LOCATION
WITH A FRONTAL AIR BAG, UNLESS THE AIR BAG CAN BE TURNED OFF.
The back seat is the safest place for children 12 and under. See your
vehicle owner’s manual for Child Restraint installation and instructions.
VEHICLE SEATING POSITIONS
Make sure no more than 3 inches of the
Child Restraint base is past the edge of
the vehicle seat.
Do not use on a folded down
vehicle seat back.
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Some vehicles have no seating positions which are compatible with this Child
Restraint. If in doubt, contact the vehicle manufacturer for assistance. Only
forward-facing vehicle seats can be used with this Child Restraint.
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VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
The information in this section only applies to installation with vehicle seat belts.
VEHICLE INFORMATION
For simplest installation use LATCH - Refer to page 34 for details.
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Vehicle seat belts differ from vehicle to vehicle. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for specific information about seat belts and their use with Child Restraints.
Shoulder belt with switchable retractor:
Putting the shoulder belt in the locked/switched mode as the last step is
optional. The shoulder belt Lock-Off replaces the need for the locked/switched
mode. When the Child Restraint is rear-facing using the locked/switched mode may
cause Child Restraint to tilt.
Inflatable seat belts:
Move to LATCH seating position, if available. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s
instructions for use with child restraints. Do NOT use the shoulder belt Lock-Off on
this Child Restraint with inflatable belt systems.
VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
If any of the belt types listed below are in the chosen seating position, choose
another vehicle seating position or use LATCH if available.
1
2
3
4
1. Motorized (automatic) vehicle belts.
3. Lap-shoulder Belts with 2 retractors, (unless Lap Belt has a “Lock Mode”).
2. Door mounted vehicle belts.
4. Non-Locking (ELR) Lap Belts.
VEHICLE INFORMATION
The following types of vehicle belts MUST NOT be used to install this Child
Restraint.
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WHAT IS LATCH?
VEHICLE INFORMATION
WARNING: This Child Restraint is designed to be used with
lower LATCH anchors at the standard spacing (11 inches) ONLY!
Refer to vehicle owner’s manual for information about LATCH and
Child Restraint installation positions.
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LATCH = Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
United States Motor Vehicle Safety Standards have defined a system for installing
Child Restraints in vehicles called LATCH. LATCH may ONLY be used IN PLACE
of vehicle belt if the vehicle is equipped with LATCH anchor points. DO NOT
use both the seat belt and LATCH at the same time. Please refer to the vehicle
owner’s manual for designated LATCH locations in vehicles.
LATCH in the vehicle consists of a top tether anchor point and two lower anchor
points. Some vehicles owner’s manual use the term “ISOFIX”. LATCH can also be
used in vehicle seating positions equipped with ISOFIX.
If the vehicle is equipped with LATCH, the vehicle lower anchor points may be visible at
the seat crease. If not visible, the seating position may be marked with a symbol (fig. a) or
a colored dot. Check the vehicle owner’s manual for vehicle top tether anchor locations.
They may be identified using one of the anchor symbols (fig. b or fig. c).
WHAT IS LATCH?
Vehicle
Lower Anchor
Points
Vehicle
Seat Crease
(Fig. a)
(Fig. b)
(Fig. c)
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Vehicle
Top Tether Anchor
Points
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VEHICLE INFORMATION
WHAT IS A TETHER?
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Tether anchor locations vary from vehicle to vehicle. Check
your vehicle owner’s manual and look for the tether anchor
symbol as shown. A tether reduces movement of a forward
facing child restraint in a crash and helps to achieve a tight
installation.
Vehicle tether anchors can be found in many different locations. Some of
the typical locations are shown here. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual
for exact locations, anchor identification, and requirements.
WHAT IS A TETHER?
Back Wall
Back of Seat
Vehicle Floor
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Rear Shelf
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
REAR-FACING SETUP
Infants may have difficulty breathing when in a sitting
position. Make sure the seat is reclined properly so that
your child’s head does not fall forward. Failure to properly
recline the Child Restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
1
Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface, if possible.
LEVEL
2
S LO
PE
Squeeze the Recline Adjustment Handle on front of Child Restraint and
pull forward to adjust to a reclined position as shown (a).
Do not use Tether in REAR-FACING mode. Tether must be properly stored - See “ Tether Storage” page 20.
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
REAR-FACING SETUP
2a
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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REAR-FACING SETUP
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
3
40
4
LE VE L
Place Child Restraint rear-facing on selected vehicle seat. Make sure it
is not blocking the vehicle belt buckle.
Installation on a Level Surface: Locate the Bubble Level Indicator label
S L O and re-adjust the seat recline to any position that the Bubble LE
E
VEL fallsPbetween
the lines for REAR-FACING installation.
S L O
PE
Installation on a Slope: Locate the level line on the blue label near the rear-facing belt path. Adjust the seat recline so that the
level line is level with the ground.
Installation Options:
• LATCH installation continued on page 42.
• Lap-Shoulder Belt installation continued on page 46.
• Lap Belt Only installation continued on page 52.
3
4
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
LEVEL
S LO
PE
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4
LEVEL
S LO
PE
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
9
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
REAR-FACING SETUP
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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1
Locate the LATCH Connector Storage compartments. Remove LATCH
straps. Make sure SuperCinch™ LATCH Tightener strap (Pull 2nd)
and LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1st) are loosened to their full length.
2
Grab both ends of LATCH straps. Slide LATCH strap to blue
REAR-FACING opening on both sides. Note: Both LATCH Connector
Storage compartments must be open and both LATCH straps must be
loosened to their full length in order to slide LATCH straps into
position.
3
Close both LATCH Connector Storage compartments.
When not accessing the LATCH or changing the
belt path ALWAYS keep LATCH Connector Storage
compartments closed.
Make sure LATCH
Adjuster strap (Pull 1st)
is loosened to the full
length.
1
Make sure SuperCinch™
LATCH Tightener strap
(Pull 2nd) is loosened to
the full length.
1
PU
L
PUL
LL
2
2
3
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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4
Locate the LATCH anchor bars in your vehicle. Attach both LATCH
Connectors to the vehicle LATCH anchor bars.
5
Pull up on the end of the LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1st) until
strap is tight.
6
Pull on the SuperCinch™ LATCH Tightener strap (Pull 2nd) to secure the
Child Restraint.
CHECK YOUR WORK

Hold Child Restraint at each side near REAR-FACING vehicle belt paths. Pull side
to side and forward. Child Restraint should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from
vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Child Restraint is level for REAR-FACING use. Make sure infant’s head
does not fall forward. If necessary, loosen the Latch Strap, re-adjust recline and
repeat installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
INSTALL USING LATCH
PULL
1
st
5
PULL
2nd
PULL
1 6
st
L
PU
L
1
“CLICK”
PULL
2nd
“CLICK”
PULL
L
PU
L
1
2
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
4
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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1
Always use the Lock-Off on the opposite side of the vehicle belt buckle.
Lift up on Lock-Off Lever to open it.
2
Route vehicle lap-shoulder belt through the blue REAR-FACING seat
belt path on the side of Child Restraint.
3
Pull vehicle belt up through the opening in Child Restraint base. Route
the vehicle belt UNDER the seat padding and behind the Crotch Strap,
when Crotch Strap is located in forward position.
4
Pull vehicle belt down through the blue REAR-FACING seat belt
path on opposite side of Child Restraint. Buckle the vehicle belt.
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
2
4
1 2 3
3
5
6
7
8
9
3 4
1 2
4
5
6
7
8
9
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
1
9 8
7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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5
While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the vehicle shoulder
belt (b) to tighten vehicle lap belt.
6
Continue to pull on the vehicle shoulder belt and position the shoulder
belt in the middle of the Lock-Off area between the tabs. Lock-Off will
not close and lock in place if the vehicle belt is not positioned correctly.
7
While still pulling the shoulder belt tight, close the Lock-Off Door (a)
and push down on the lever to lock the Lock-Off and belt (b).
Keep Lock-Off closed at all times.
Do NOT pull on shoulder belt after the Lock-Off is
closed. This could damage the Lock-Off and/or the vehicle
belt.
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
TAB
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
7a
5a
9
6
5b
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
9
7b
TAB
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
9
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INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
CHECK YOUR WORK
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
Hold Child Restraint at each side near REAR-FACING vehicle belt paths. Pull side
to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint should
not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Child Restraint is level for REAR-FACING use. Make sure infant’s head
does not fall forward. If necessary, loosen the vehicle belt, re-adjust recline and
repeat installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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1
Route vehicle lap belt through the blue REAR-FACING seat belt
path on the side of Child Restraint.
2
Pull vehicle belt up through the opening in Child Restraint base. Route
the vehicle belt UNDER the seat padding and behind the Crotch Strap
when Crotch Strap is located in forward position.
3
Pull vehicle belt down through the blue REAR-FACING seat belt path on
opposite side of Child Restraint. Buckle the vehicle belt.
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
3 4
1 2
5
6
7
8
9
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
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1
3
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7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
4
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While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the loose end of
the vehicle lap belt (b) to tighten belt.
CHECK YOUR WORK

Hold Child Restraint at each side near REAR-FACING vehicle belt paths. Pull side
to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint should
not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Child Restraint is level for REAR-FACING use. Make sure infant’s head
does not fall forward. If necessary, loosen the vehicle belt, re-adjust recline and
repeat installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
4a
4b
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
FORWARD-FACING SETUP
56
1
IF TETHER ANCHOR IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR VEHICLE - Before
placing the Child Restraint in the vehicle, remove Tether from the
tether compartment. If a tether anchor is not available, the Tether
should be stored properly.
2
Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface, if possible.
LEVEL
3
S LO
PE
Squeeze the Recline Adjustment Handle on front of Child Restraint and
push back to adjust to an upright position as shown (a).
1
3a
3
1
1
2
3
4
2
5
3
4
5
6
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
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FORWARD-FACING SETUP
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FORWARD-FACING SETUP
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
4
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5
LE VEL
Place Child Restraint facing forward on selected vehicle seat. Make
sure it is not blocking the vehicle belt buckle. Lay Tether Strap over the
back of the vehicle seat.
Installation on a Level Surface: Locate the Bubble Level Indicator label
S L O and re-adjust the seat recline to any position that the Bubble LE
E
VE L fallsPbetween
the lines for FORWARD-FACING installation.
S L
OP
Installation on a Slope: If vehicle is on a slope adjust the seat recline to position 8 or 9 ONLY.
E
Installation Options:
• LATCH installation continued on page 60.
• Lap-Shoulder Belt installation continued on page 66.
• Lap Belt Only installation continued on page 72.
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5
5
LEVEL
9 8
S LO
PE
LEVEL
S LO
PE
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
FORWARD-FACING SETUP
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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Do not use the lower anchors of the child restraint
anchorage system (LATCH system) to attach this
Child Restraint when restraining a child weighing more than
40lbs (18 kg) with the internal harness of the child restraint.
1
Locate LATCH Connector Storage compartments. Remove LATCH straps.
Make sure SuperCinch™ LATCH Tightener strap (Pull 2nd) and LATCH
Adjuster strap (Pull 1st) are loosened to their full length.
2
Grab both ends of LATCH straps. Slide LATCH strap to red
FORWARD-FACING opening on both sides. Note: Both LATCH Connector
Storage compartments must be open and both LATCH straps must be
loosened to their full length in order to slide LATCH straps into position.
3
Close both LATCH Connector Storage compartments.
When not accessing the LATCH or changing the
belt path ALWAYS keep LATCH Connector Storage
compartments closed.
2
2
Make sure LATCH
Adjuster strap (Pull 1st)
is loosened to the full
length.
1
PU
LL
L
PUL
1
3
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
Make sure SuperCinch™
LATCH Tightener strap
(Pull 2nd) is loosened to
the full length.
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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4
Locate the LATCH anchor bars in your vehicle. Attach both LATCH
Connectors to the vehicle LATCH anchor bars.
5
Pull up on the end of the LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1st) until strap is
tight.
6
Pull on the SuperCinch™ LATCH Tightener strap (Pull 2nd) to
secure Child Restraint.
5
4
PULL
1
st
PULL
PULL
1st
PULL
2nd
“CLICK”
PULL6
2nd
1st
PULL
PULL
“CLICK”
1st
2nd
PULL
2nd
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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7
Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook.
Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten.
CHECK YOUR WORK

Hold Child Restraint at each side near forward-facing vehicle belt path. Pull side
to side and forward. Child Restraint should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from
vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Bubble is between lines on label for FORWARD-FACING use. If necessary, loosen the LATCH and Tether Straps, re-adjust recline and repeat
installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
7
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LATCH
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
66
1
Always use the Lock-Off on the opposite side of the vehicle belt buckle.
Lift-Up on Lock-Off Lever to open it.
2
Route vehicle lap-shoulder belt through the red FORWARD-FACING
seat belt path on the side of Child Restraint. Lift the padding on the
back of the seat and pull the vehicle belt through the opening on the
side of Child Restraint.
3
Pass the vehicle belt along the back of the Child Restraint as shown.
4
Pull the vehicle belt down through the red FORWARD-FACING seat
belt path on the opposite side of Child Restraint. Buckle the vehicle
belt. Replace the seat back padding.
1
2
3
4
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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5
While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the vehicle shoulder
belt (b) to tighten vehicle lap belt.
6
Continue to pull on the vehicle shoulder belt and position the
shoulder belt in the middle of Lock-Off area between tabs. Lock-Off
will not close and lock in place if the vehicle belt is not positioned
correctly.
7
While still pulling the shoulder belt tight, close Lock-Off Door (a) and
push down on the lever to lock the Lock-Off and belt (b).
Keep Lock-Off closed at all times.
Do NOT pull on shoulder belt after the Lock-Off is closed.
This could damage the Lock-Off and/or the vehicle belt.
7a
5a
TAB
6
5b
7b
TAB
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INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
8
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Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook.
Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten.
CHECK YOUR WORK

Hold Child Restraint at each side near FORWARD-FACING vehicle belt path. Pull
side to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint
should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Bubble is between lines on label for FORWARD-FACING use. If necessary, loosen the vehicle belt and Tether, re-adjust recline and repeat
installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
8
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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1
Route vehicle lap belt through the red FORWARD-FACING seat belt
path on the side of Child Restraint. Lift the padding on the back of the
seat and pull the vehicle belt through the opening on the side of the
Child Restraint.
2
Pass the vehicle belt along the back of the Child Restraint as shown.
3
Pull the vehicle belt down through the red FORWARD-FACING seat
belt path on the opposite side of Child Restraint. Buckle the
vehicle belt. Replace the seat back padding.
1
2
3
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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4
While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the loose end of the
vehicle lap belt (b) to tighten.
5
Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook.
Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten.
CHECK YOUR WORK

Hold Child Restraint at each side near FORWARD-FACING vehicle belt path. Pull
side to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint
should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

Make sure Bubble is between lines on label for FORWARD-FACING use. If necessary, loosen the vehicle belt and Tether, re-adjust recline and repeat
installation steps to make sure Child Restraint is installed properly.

Check installation before every use!
4a
5
4b
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
For a better fit in the Child Restraint with smaller infants, the Newborn Insert
provided may be needed. See page 28 for more details.
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If Crotch Strap is under child, the crotch strap will need to be re-positioned, refer to
page 26 “Adjusting Crotch Strap”.
1
Loosen Harness by pressing Harness Release Button on the front of the
Child Restraint and pulling forward on both of the Harness Straps.
2
Unbuckle Harness by pressing the button on Harness Buckle and pulling
out both Buckle Tongues.
3
Open Chest Clip by pressing the button in the middle of the clip and
pulling apart.
SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
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3
SECURING YOUR CHILD
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
4
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Place child in Child Restraint with child’s back flat against the back of the
seat. Pull Harness Straps over the child’s shoulders and around the child’s
waist. Make sure there are no twists in Harness Strap.
If the child is wearing cold weather clothing, give extra attention to adjusting the Harness
- make sure the Harness Straps lie flat on the child’s shoulders, are adjusted snugly so
that the clothing is compressed and the child cannot lean forward, and the Chest Clip is
at armpit level. Clothing that interferes with the proper placement or adjustment of the
Harness system should never be used.
SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
5
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Adjust Harness Strap height position up or down by squeezing
Adjustment Handle on top of Head Rest. Make sure Head Rest
locks into position before tightening Harness.
REAR-FACING POSITION - Position the Harness Straps
at or below the child’s shoulders.
FORWARD-FACING POSITION - Position the Harness Straps
at or above the child’s shoulders.
If using lowest Head Rest/Harness Position, make sure the seat back padding panel is
folded under.
SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
*
REAR-FACING
AT OR BELOW
SECURING YOUR CHILD
5
*
FORWARD-FACING
AT OR ABOVE
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
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Insert each Buckle Tongue into Harness Buckle; listen for a click
(a). Pull up firmly on both Buckle Tongues to make sure that they
are securely latched (b).
6a
“CLICK”
6b
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
7
SECURING YOUR CHILD
Harness straps must fit snugly and lay flat on the center of your child’s shoulders. The chest clip can be
used in either position. Choose the position that provides the best fit for your child.
SMALLER CHILD
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Fasten Chest Clip by snapping both sides together; listen for a click.
Press the button on the Chest Clip and slide into desired position.
LARGER CHILD
Push Chest Clip and Shoulder Pads down away from the child’s neck
and towards the Harness Buckle. Pull on both shoulder straps to
remove all slack from below.
8
7
“CLICK”
SECURING YOUR CHILD
SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
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SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS
SECURING YOUR CHILD
9
Tighten the harness by pulling slowly on Harness Adjustment Strap until
the harness is snug on child (a). If you can pinch a fold in the strap at the
child’s shoulders, harness is too loose (b). If the harness is too loose pull
the Harness Adjuster strap more.
10 Move the Shoulder Pads up to the child’s shoulders. Slide Chest Clip up to
center of child’s chest, level with the armpits.
WARNING - If harness is not snug around your child, child could be
ejected in a sudden stop or crash resulting in serious injury or death.
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10
SECURING YOUR CHILD
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9a
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SECURING CHILD CHECKLIST
Straps must be snug. If you can pinch a fold in the strap, the harness is too loose. A
 Harness
snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a relatively straight line without sagging. It
SECURING YOUR CHILD
does not press on the child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
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a better fit for smaller infants, the Newborn Insert may be needed. Never place
 Toextraensure
padding under or behind the child. Only use the Newborn Insert.
 Straps must lay flat, free of twists and centered on top of the child’s shoulders.
the height of the Harness Straps: Position the Harness Straps at or below the child’s
 Check
shoulders for REAR-FACING and at or above the child’s shoulders for FORWARD-FACING.
*
REAR-FACING
*
FORWARD-FACING
the position of Chest Clip: Chest Clip should be centered on the child’s chest, level
 Check
with the armpits.
secure child in Child Restraint with child dressed in bulky garments or heavy clothing.
 Never
Heavy clothing can prevent harness from being properly tightened around child.
secure child in Child Restraint with child wrapped in a blanket. To keep child warm,
 Never
place a blanket over child AFTER you have properly secured and tightened harness around child.
WARNING - If harness is not snug around your child, child could be
ejected in a sudden stop or crash resulting in serious injury or death.
SECURING YOUR CHILD
SECURING CHILD CHECKLIST
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION ON AN AIRCRAFT
90
When traveling by airplane with your child, Chicco recommends taking the Child Restraint on the
airplane with you so that you can use it with your child. Not only will it protect your child during take-off,
landing, and turbulence, but also it will give your child a more comfortable place to sit.
• This Child Restraint is certified for use on aircraft. Contact airline about
their policy.
• Use this Child Restraint only on FORWARD-FACING aircraft seats.
• Install Child Restraint on an aircraft the same way it is installed in a vehicle when using a vehicle lap belt. Reference Rear-Facing on page 38
or Forward-Facing on page 56.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CUP HOLDER
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WARNING - PLASTIC CONTAINERS ONLY - No glass or metal
containers. Only use cups with less than 12 oz. capacity. Never place sharp
or pointed objects in Cup Holder. In a crash these objects could hit you or
your child and cause serious injuries.
1
Slide Cup Holder into either side of Child Restraint where indicated
by the Cup Holder icon.
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CUP HOLDER
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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REMOVING SHOULDER PADS:
Unhook the Velcro and remove Shoulder Pads as shown.
2
INSTALL SHOULDER PADS:
Re-attach Shoulder Pads by folding the Velcro Tab over the Harness Strap
(a). Secure both Velcro Tabs together (b). Make sure they are oriented
as shown (c).
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2a
2c
2b
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
3
REMOVING SOFT GOODS:
Adjust Head Rest to its highest position. Unsnap Head Rest and pull up
on the fabric to reveal two hooked elastic strings (a). Unhook both elastic
strings and remove.
Pull seat padding away from the Harness Release button (b). Unsnap each
side of the back padding and pull forward to reveal seat bottom.
Unhook the Velcro straps from both sides of Child Restraint on the inside
of seat shell (c). Pull padding and Velcro straps out from both sides of
Child Restraint (d). Carefully pull seat padding away from Child Restraint.
4
INSTALL SOFTGOODS:
Reverse the removing instructions above to reinstall.
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NEVER use Child Restraint without the Seat Pad.
3a
3b
3c
3d
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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98
REMOVING CROTCH STRAP:
Fully recline the seat (position 1). Slide the button on the Crotch Strap
lock while pulling up on the Crotch Strap to open the compartment (a).
Turn metal bar slightly on underside of seat and get corner to go through
slot (b). Push metal bar through slot while pulling crotch belt out (c).
NEVER use Child Restraint without the Crotch Strap
installed.
6
INSTALL CROTCH STRAP:
Reverse the removing instructions above to reinstall.
DO NOT USE Child Restraint if any part of the harness is
damaged. For proper removal and installation of the harness
straps visit the Chicco website at www.chiccousa.com or call
1-877-424-4226.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
5b
5c
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
5a
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DO NOT USE BLEACH, solvents or household cleaners as they may
weaken plastics and straps.
DO NOT USE SOAPS OR LUBRICANTS on Buckle or LATCH hardware.
It may cause them to malfunction.
• Fabrics may be spot-cleaned:
Hand wash using mild soap and water, or machine washed in cold water
on delicate cycle using mild detergent. Hang to dry. See page 96 for
removal instructions.
• Cleaning Shoulder Pads:
Hand wash using mild soap and water. Hang to dry.
• Cleaning Plastics:
Sponge clean using warm water and mild soap. Towel dry.
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• Cleaning LATCH Straps: LATCH Straps cannot be replaced. Sponge clean using warm water and
mild soap. Air dry.
• Cleaning Buckle and LATCH Hardware:
Sponge clean, using warm water and mild soap. If
debris in buckle, remove and rinse in warm cup of
water. Air dry. See page 98 for removal instructions.
Do NOT remove LATCH or Adjuster straps. For additional information visit the Chicco
website at www.chiccousa.com or call 1-877-424-4226.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Cleaning Harness: Sponge clean using warm water and mild soap. Air dry.
Do NOT machine wash.
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