4358-5721 Guide 65.indd
Guide 65
5-65 pounds (2.3-29 kg) 19-52 inches (48-132.1 cm)
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4358-5721
© 2011 Dorel Juvenile Group All Rights Reserved.
Failure to follow the warnings on the labels and
in the instruction manual can result in serious
injury or death to your child.
A. Before You Begin.................................Pages 3-8
D. General Vehicle Installation .....Pages 28-36
A-1 Registration and Safety Notices
A-2 Understanding Your Child Restraint
D-1
D-2
D-3
D-4
D-5
D-6
B. Safety Information........................... Pages 9-10
E. Installing Rear-Facing ....................... Pages 37-44
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
B-3 Child Restraint Use
E-1 Preparing to Install Rear-Facing
Understanding Your Vehicle
Vehicle Seating Position
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Using Locking Clip
Installing on Aircraft
E-2 Preparing to Install LATCH Rear-Facing
E-3 Install Rear-Facing with LATCH
E-4 Install Rear-Facing with Vehicle Belts
C. Basic Use .............................................Pages 11-27
C-1
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-6
C-7
C-8
C-9
Choose Position for Your Child
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child
Securing Child in Child Restraint
Removing Child From Child Restraint
Accessories
Reclining Child Restraint
Removing Harness System
Installing Harness System
Removing Pad for Cleaning
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F. Installing Forward-Facing
F-1 Preparing to Install Forward-Facing
F-2 Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap (Tether)
F-3 Preparing to Install LATCH Forward-Facing
F-4 Install Forward-Facing With LATCH
F-5 Install Forward-Facing with Vehicle Belts
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A-2 Registration and Safety Notices
Thank you for choosing this car seat, referred to throughout
this manual as a child restraint. The DJG family is committed
to creating a child restraint with the most comfort and
convenience available today.
Please complete the postage-paid registration card that
came with your child restraint, and send it to us. 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 and manufacturing date to:
Remember, parents are a child’s first teachers and examples.
If you always buckle your seat belt, your child will think it is
the natural thing to do. Make it a firm rule that the vehicle
does not go until everyone is buckled up. Make no exceptions.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will prevent injury
or death in a particular crash. However, combined with careful
driving, proper use of a child restraint can lower a child’s risk
of injury or death in most crashes.
Your child’s safety is worth the time it will take to read and
follow these instructions. After reading, if you still have
questions or have any problems with this child restraint,
please contact our Consumer Relations Department at:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
PO Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations
or call 1-800-544-1108 or register online at www.djgusa.
com/registration/carseat/us.
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
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.djgusa.com
Fax:
1-800-207-8182
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Manufacture
Date
Model
Number
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
1-800-544-1108
7 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
On the back of the plastic shell there is an expiration date for
use of this child restraint. Do not use this child restraint after
the expiration date.
If you don’t have the card or if
your address changes, you will
find the model number and
manufactured date on the label
located on side of plastic shell.
Para recibir las instrucciones en español, llame al
1-800-544-1108 o solicitarse por escrito al dirección por arriba.
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A. Before You Begin
A-1 Thank You...
Front View
A. Before You Begin
A-3 Understanding Your Child Restraint
Harness System Detail
A.
PUSH
F.
B.
G.
C.
H.
I.
K.
D.
J.
L.
E.
A. Adjustable Headrest
F. Chest Clip
B. Body Pillows
(on select models)
G. Harness Straps
C. Cup Holder
(on select models)
I. Buckle
D. Harness Release
Lever (under flap)
K. Buckle Strap
H. Buckle Tongue
J. Harness Guides
L. Buckle Strap Slots
E. Harness
Tightening Strap
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Back View
A. Before You Begin
Side View
B.
I.
G.
L.
J.
C.
D.
A.
K.
F.
E.
A. LATCH Belt
B. Top Anchorage
Strap (Tether)
J. Forward-Facing
Belt Path
C. Locking Clip
(behind harness)
K. Rear-Facing Belt
Path
E. H.
D. Splitter Plate
E. Recline Stand
H. Top Anchorage
Hook (Tether) Storage
F. Instructions
(in recline stand)
L. Level to Ground Lines
(on side of plastic shell)
I. LATCH Storage
G. Headrest Adjustment
Bar
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B-3 Child Restraint Use
Failure to follow these warnings can result in the
serious injury or death of your child. To help you
recognize instructions which are most critical to
your child’s safety, we use this symbol:
Never take your child out of the child restraint
while the vehicle is moving. Never leave child
unattended.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint may
result in burns.
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged harnesses.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify the
child restraint in any way.
Check the vehicle owner’s manual for more
information about air bag/child restraint use.
Do not use any child restraint accessory
except those approved by Dorel Juvenile Group.
For vehicles without a back seat, refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual.
Never allow any child to play with this child
restraint; it is not a toy.
Do not remove or cover up any of the warning
labels or other labels on the child restraint.
Read all instructions for additional warnings.
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
Check the vehicle belt or LATCH belt before
each use. Use only if the belt is tightened
properly and securely.
This child restraint should be securely belted
in the vehicle even when not in use. In a crash
or sudden stop, an unsecured child restraint
could injure occupants.
Do not use a child restraint that has been in a
crash. You must get a new child restraint.
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B. Safety Information
Do not use a child restraint with damaged or
missing parts.
C-1 Choose Position for Your Child
Your child’s height, weight and age determine how
your child restraint should be placed in the vehicle.
C-2 Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
Make these adjustments with your child in the child
restraint before you install in the vehicle.
1. Loosen Harness
5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg)
and 19-40 in. (48-101.6 cm)
Push down on the
harness release lever
(under flap on the
front of child restraint)
while pulling out on
the harness straps just
above the buckle.
Rear-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint
are placed in the back
seat, facing the back of the
vehicle.
2. Release Chest Clip
Press on chest clip
release button and pull
apart.
3. Unbuckle Harness
Forward-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint are
placed in the back seat,
facing the front of the vehicle.
Press red button. Pull
buckle tongues out. Place
harness straps out of the
way.
4. Lift Headrest to the
Highest Position
Pull out on the metal bar
on the back of the seat
and slide the headrest all
the up. This will expose
all harness slots.
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C. Basic Use
22-65 lbs (10.1-29 kg)
and 34-52 in.
(85.1-132.1 cm) and
Over 1 Year Old
5. Place Child in Child
c. From the top, pull buckle
free from plastic shell
and pad.
Restraint
Place the child’s bottom and
back flat against the child
restraint. This will increase
comfort and allow the
harness straps to be properly
tightened.
d. Reposition buckle
location. Insert the
buckle’s metal retainer
through the desired
slot. Make sure buckle
is facing forward.
6. Check Buckle
Position
Determine which of the
available buckle positions
will be comfortable and
provide a snug fit for your
child.
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2
3
You MUST use the 1st or 2nd buckle strap slots when
rear-facing. Any slot can be used for forward-facing.
e. Pull buckle’s metal
retainer completely
through pad and
plastic shell.
a. Remove your child. Flip
the child restraint over
and locate buckle’s metal
retainer.
f. Pull up on buckle to
make sure it is secured.
The buckle must not
pull out.
b. Rotate metal retainer,
then insert retainer up
through the plastic shell
and pad.
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Failure to place buckle’s metal retainer
completely through pad and plastic shell can
result in serious injury or death.
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C. Basic Use
To Change Buckle
Position
7. Check Harness Height
9. To Change Harness
Location
With child in the child
restraint, check the location
of the harness slot.
From the back of the seat,
remove harness from
splitter plate.
8. Choose the Correct
Harness Slot That Fits
Your Child
Follow the guidelines below
to determine the correct
harness height.
10. Pull Harness Out of Shell
From the Front
NOTE: The upper most
harness slot may be behind
the headrest pad.
Rear-Facing Position
If the lowest harness slot is
above the child’s shoulders,
do not use this child restraint.
11. Rethread Harness
Into Correct Harness
Location
Make sure harness does
not twist.
Forward-Facing Position
Harness slot must be even
with or just above the
shoulders.
12. Pull Harness Through
Pad and Shell
If the highest harness slot is
below the child’s shoulders, do
not use this child restraint.
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Make sure metal headrest
bar is above the harness
straps.
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C. Basic Use
Harness slot must be even
with or just below the
shoulders.
13. Slip Harness Straps onto
Splitter Plate
Attach the both harness
straps end to the splitter
plate. Make sure that the
harness straps do not twist.
C-3 Securing Child in Child Restraint
1. Position Harness
Straps Over the
Child’s Shoulders.
14. Position Headrest
Place child in the child
restraint. Position the
headrest behind the child’s
head. Make sure the metal
bar is locked into position
and above the harness
straps.
2. Buckle Harness
Push each buckle tongue
into buckle until you hear
a “click”. Remember to
always pull up on harness
straps to make sure buckle
is locked.
3. Close Chest Clip
Do not use this child restraint rearfacing if the top of your child’s
head is above the top of the child
restraint’s headrest.
4. Tighten Harness
Pull on harness
tightening strap to tighten
harness snugly.
Do not use this child restraint
forward-facing if the midpoint of
your child’s head is above the top of
the child restraint’s headrest.
NOTE: 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.
Make sure the harness height is correct for
your child’s size.
Failure to follow these steps can result in
serious injury or death.
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C. Basic Use
Insert right half of chest
clip into left half and
snap together.
5. Check Harness
Tightness
Try to pinch the harness at
the shoulders. If you can
pinch the harness strap,
tighten more. If your fingers
slip off, the harness is tight
enough.
C-4 Removing Child From Child Restraint
1. Loosen Harness
Press on harness release
lever while pulling on
harness straps above the
buckle to loosen.
6. Position Chest Clip
The chest clip must be
placed at mid-chest (even
with armpits) and away
from the child’s neck.
2. Release Chest Clip
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly and snugly can result in
serious injury or death.
3. Unbuckle
Press red button on buckle
to release the buckle
tongues. Move harness
away and remove child.
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C. Basic Use
Press on release button
and pull apart.
C-6 Reclining Child Restraint
C-7 Removing Harness System
Rear-facing - 1 Must be
fully reclined.
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1
1. Remove Harness Straps
from Splitter Plate
Forward-Facing - 2 Must
be upright.
Fully loosen harness
straps. Locate splitter
plate on the back of
the child restraint and
unfasten the harness
straps.
Upright
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock in
position.
2. Remove Harness
1
To Recline
Pull recline stand down and
rotate under child restraint.
Straps
Pull harness through the
slots from the front (1).
2
PUSH
Unthread harness from
the chest clip (2).
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C-5 Accessories
Install Cup Holder
(on select models)
Pull pad off corner. Hook
bottom of cup holder to edge
of plastic shell.
Rotate cup holder up until it
snaps into the hole on the
plastic shell. Replace pad.
Cup holder can be on either
side.
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Pull harness out of plastic
shell (4).
3. Remove Buckle
Flip the child restraint over
and locate buckle’s metal
retainer.
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C. Basic Use
Unthread harness from
the buckle tongues (3).
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2. Remove Lower Harness
4. Rotate metal retainer, then
Guides
(on select models)
Remove both lower harness
guides (A) in bottom of
child restraint under recline
stand.
Push harness guide lip
toward outside of plastic
shell with one hand while
pulling harness guide from
the front with the other.
insert retainer up through
the plastic shell and pad.
Lower Harness Guides
5. From the top, pull
buckle free from plastic
shell and pad.
A
Guides
(on select models)
Push down on one edge
with one hand while
pulling out on the harness
guide from the front with
the other hand.
C-8 Removing Pad for Cleaning
You must remove the harness system to remove the
pad on the plastic shell.
1. Remove Headrest Pad
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4. Remove the Elastic
Straps from Bottom of
Child Restraint
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C. Basic Use
3. Remove Upper Harness
4. Undo Fasten Strip Behind
Headrest
Lower headrest to lowest
position and undo the
fastening strip behind the
headrest. Pull back pad
down from behind the
headrest.
C-9 Installing Harness System
1. Install Buckle
Fit the buckle’s metal
retainer through the slot
in the child restraint. Red
button must face out.
Pull buckle’s metal
retainer completely
through pad and plastic
shell from bottom of child
restraint.
2. Check Buckle
5. Remove Seat Pad
Pull pad off the top of
child restraint and around
headrest.
Pull up on buckle to make
sure it is secured. The
buckle must not pull out.
3. Thread Harness Strap
Thread the harness down
through slot on left side
of plastic shell (1) and up
through slot on right side
(2).
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Do not use child restraint without the pad.
NOTE: Make sure sewn
end of the harness strap
loop faces the buckle
before starting.
2
Replace child restraint pad by reversing order; Starting
from bottom of child restraint, slip pad on plastic shell; pull
harness tightening strap through pad. Make sure pad is
under headrest and attach the fastening strip behind the
headrest. Replace lower and upper harness guides. Replace
headrest pad.
Attach all of the elastic straps.
Rethread harness (see section C-9).
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Take both ends of the
harness and make them
even in length.
NOTE: Make sure
harness tightening strap
is between the harness
strap and plastic shell as
shown.
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C. Basic Use
Cleaning Pad
Hand wash pad with warm sudsy water, rinse clean and air
dry. Spot clean the harness straps. Do not use bleach or
use other harsh cleaners. Do not dry clean.
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each buckle tongue (3).
Thread the chest clip (4). Do
the same to the other harness
end. Do Not twist harness.
D-1 Understanding Your Vehicle
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different than
those pictured here. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to
help identify your vehicle’s specific features and locations.
PUSH
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4. Thread harness straps through
Push harness ends through
slots in headrest (5).
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5. Pull Harness Through
Pad and Shell
Make sure the metal bar is
above the harness straps.
6. Attach Harness Straps to
Splitter Plate
NOTE: Make sure sewn end
of the harness strap loop
faces towards you.
Harness MUST be threaded under the metal bar.
Harness system must be reattached correctly.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for
vehicle belt use.
LATCH Anchors
Located in the seat
bight.
Safety Tip:
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from
damage, use a single layered towel underneath and
behind child restraint.
To avoid your child being seriously burned,
take the following precautions:
1. Park in the shade or where sun does not directly
hit the child restraint.
2. Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket
when not in use.
3. Check for hot child restraint and buckles before
placing child in child restraint.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
Fit loops on harness ends
completely on the splitter
plate.
Seat Bight
Air Bags
Anchor Brackets
Consult your vehicle
For Top Anchorage
owner’s manual for
Strap (Tether)
all air bag locations.
(Forward-Facing Only)
D-2 Vehicle Seating Position
Some seating positions in your vehicle may not be safe for
this child restraint. Some vehicles do not have a seating
position that can be used safely with this child restraint. If
you are not sure where to place the child restraint in your
vehicle, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or contact
Dorel Juvenile Group Consumer Relations Dept.
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag. This can result in serious injury
or death.
D-3 Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
LATCH Anchor Bars
The LATCH System
LATCH (Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren) is a
universal system for installing
child restraints without using
vehicle seat belts.
The LATCH system can ONLY
be used in vehicles that have
the LATCH anchor bars installed and designated LATCH seating
positions. Most vehicles manufactured after September 2002 are
equipped with LATCH.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see which seating positions
may be equipped with the LATCH system.
Use the child restraint
only on vehicle seats
that face forward. Do not
use on seats that face
the sides or rear of the
vehicle.
Children are safer when
properly restrained in
rear seating positions
than in the front
seating positions.
According to National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration information, children
in rear seating positions are statistically
safer, whether you have air bags,
advanced air bags, or no air bags at all.
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If LATCH is not an option,
you must use the vehicle
seat belt system to install
the child restraint. There
are some vehicle belts
that will not work with a
child restraint or will require special attention.
See next page and check your vehicle’s owner’s manual
for specific instructions.
Do not use both the LATCH belt and vehicle
belt at the same time.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
Safety Tip:
Vehicle Belts
D-4 Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Review your vehicle’s owner manual for vehicle seat belt use
with child restraints. This is your best source for information
concerning your vehicle.
Not all vehicle belts will work with this child restraint. This
child restraint must be tightly locked in place at all times,
during travel. You must determine if your vehicles belts are
compatible with this child restraint.
Vehicle Belts
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• Switchable retractor
These vehicle belts switch from ELR to ALR (Automatic
Locking Retractor). You must have the vehicle belts in the
locking mode to use them. Follow the instructions in the
installation sections.
• ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor)
These vehicle belts lock after pulling the webbing out and
letting the vehicle belt go back into the retractor an inch or
two. Follow the instructions in the installation sections.
Vehicle Latch Plates
• Check the Latch Plates
Grasp the tongue portion of
the latch plate (the part that
goes inside the buckle) and
pull straight out, inline with
the vehicle lap belt. If the
latch plate does not slide
up and down the vehicle
belt, you have a locking
latch plate. You should
not need to use a locking
clip. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual.
Locking
Latch
Plate
Sliding
Latch
Plate
If the latch plate slides up and down on the vehicle belt, and you
have an ELR retractor, you MUST use a locking clip to install the
child restraint. You may not need to use the locking clip with a
switchable or ALR retractor. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
• Automatic/Passive vehicle seat belts
You MUST have a vehicle lap belt to install any child restraint.
An automatic (passive) shoulder vehicle belt may or may not
have a separate vehicle lap belt. Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual.
• Vehicle belts in center of the door
or side panel
You must move the child restraint to
another seating location. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual.
• Vehicle belts that are in front of
the seat bight
You may need to move the child
restraint to another seating location.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
• ELR (Emergency Locking
Retractor) vehicle belts
These lap and shoulder vehicle belts only lock in a sudden
stop or crash, and do not properly secure a child restraint
alone. Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual.
To learn if you have this type of vehicle
belt, gently pull the vehicle belt all the
way out of the retractor (spool), let it
return several inches, then pull on it again. If it moves freely,
it is an ELR vehicle belt. If it is locked and will not allow any
more vehicle belt to come out, it is a switchable retractor.
ELR lap-only vehicle belts MUST NOT be used
with this child restraint.
D-5 Using the Locking Clip
You may need to place a
large rolled towel(s) or foam
pool noodle(s) (A) under the
front of the child restraint
to help achieve the correct
recline. Check often to be
sure padding is still in place
and the vehicle belt is tight.
A
A locking clip will not fix all types of vehicle seat belt
problems. Review section D-4 and your vehicle’s owner
manual for vehicle seat belt use with child restraints. The
locking clip is located on the back of the child restraint.
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
The following directions describe installing the child restraint
rear-facing. Same steps apply for forward-facing, except
install the restraint forward-facing and thread the vehicle belt
in the forward-facing belt path.
2. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap/
shoulder belt combination
through the rear-facing belt
slot.
Do not use both the LATCH belt and vehicle
belt at the same time.
1. Place Child Restraint in
3. Pull Vehicle Belt Across
Vehicle Rear-Facing
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
Child Restraint
1
Thread vehicle seat belt
under pad in front of
buckle strap to the opposite
side. Buckle vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle belt
over child’s legs.
2
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
NOTE: The buckle MUST be in the 1st or 2nd buckle strap
slots when rear-facing. Any slot can be used for
forward-facing.
4. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and while
pulling on the vehicle
shoulder belt to tighten.
4360-2334
Most Upright Level to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
For Children 22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
AND can sit up unassisted
Recline range is between the 2 level to
ground lines.
Review instruction manual.
Most
nd
to Grou
Level
Reclined
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Line
Rear-Fa 5-22 lbs
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For Child-10 kg)T Be
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Most Upright
Level to
Ground
Line
For Childre Rear-Facing
n
AND can 22-40 lbs (10.1-1
range is sit up unassisted8 kg)
betwee
Recline
n the
2 level to
Review ground lines.
instruct
ion manual
.
Most Reclined Level
to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
lbs
For Children 5-22
(2.3-10 kg)
Bottom Line MUST
Level with the
Ground.
Be
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D. General Vehicle Installation
With child restraint in the
most reclined position, place
child restraint in the back
seat.
Check for proper recline.
NOTE: Store top anchorage
hook (tether) on the base. See
section E-1.
For children between 5-22 lbs (2.3-10 kg), the bottom level
to ground line MUST be level to the ground.
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit up
unassisted, rotate the child
restraint between the 2 level
to ground lines. Start by making
the bottom level to ground line
level, then rotate seat up. DO
NOT rotate past the top most
upright level to ground line.
Adjust child restraint if needed.
5. Locate Locking Clip
9. Check Vehicle Belt
Tightness
Location
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
latch plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the latch plate
ends up just at the belt path
opening, grasp the vehicle
belts on the opposite side
of the child restraint, as
close to the latch plate as
possible.
6. Attach Locking Clip
Thread both portions of the
vehicle belt onto the locking
clip, as close to the latch
plate as possible.
Grasp the child restraint
at the vehicle belt path
with one hand. Push and
pull the child restraint from
side to side, forward and
back. The child restraint
should not move more than
1 inch.
NOTE: If it moves more than an inch, redo the steps 5 through 9
again or try another seating location.
Recheck the recline angle to make sure it is reclined
according to your child’s weight. Repeat steps if not reclined
correctly.
Remove the locking clip when the vehicle seat belt is not
being used with a child restraint.
7. Position Locking Clip
D-6 Installing on Aircraft
This restraint is certified
for aircraft use.
Use only on forwardfacing aircraft seats.
Follow instructions for
vehicle installation.
8. Rebuckle Vehicle Belt
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Contact the airline for their specific policies.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s latch plate.
5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg) and 19-40 in. (48-101.6 cm)
Rear-Facing using 5-point harness
1. Pull Pad Off Corners of
Child Restraint
Pull the pad off the front
corners of plastic shell.
2. Routing LATCH Belt
LATCH Belt
Insert the hook with
adjuster through the rearfacing belt path.
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Adjuster
3. Pull Hook Across to
Opposite Side
1
Reach under pad and pull
the LATCH hook across the
plastic shell. LATCH belt
MUST be under pad and in
front of buckle strap.
2
Lap Belt
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag. This can result in serious injury
or death.
This child restraint must always face the rear
of the vehicle and be in the fully reclined
position when the child is less than one year
old.
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NOTE: You must use the
1st or 2nd buckle strap
slots when rear-facing.
4. Replace Pad Over
Corners
Make sure the LATCH
belt is not twisted.
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E. Installing Rear-Facing
E-2 Preparing to Install LATCH
Rear-Facing
E-1 Preparing to Install Rear-Facing
Note: Review your vehicle’s owner manual for LATCH belt use.
4. Check for Proper
Recline
1. Fold the recline stand
under the child restraint
For children between
5-22 lbs (2.3-10 kg), the
bottom level to ground line
MUST be level to the ground.
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit
up unassisted, rotate the
child restraint between the
2 level to ground lines. Start
by making the bottom level to
ground line level, then rotate
seat up. DO NOT rotate past
the top most upright level to
ground line.
Adjust child restraint if
needed.
You may need to place a
large rolled towel(s) or foam
pool noodle(s) (A) under the
front of the child restraint
to help achieve the correct
recline. Check often to be
sure padding is still in place
and the LATCH belt is tight.
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle lap or lap/shoulder belt.
Check LATCH belt before each use. Use only if
the belt can be tightened properly and securely.
Attach the top anchorage hook (tether) to
recline stand when used rear-facing.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
2. Store Top Anchorage
4360-2334
Most Upright Level to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
For Children 22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
AND can sit up unassisted
Recline range is between the 2 level to
ground lines.
Review instruction manual.
Most
nd
to Grou
Level
Reclined
cing
Line
Rear-Fa 5-22 lbs
ren
For Child-10 kg)T Be
(2.3 MUS
m Line
Botto l with the
Leve nd.
Grou
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Most Upright
Level to
Ground
Line
For Childre Rear-Facing
n
AND can 22-40 lbs (10.1-1
range is sit up unassisted8 kg)
betwee
Recline
n the
2 level to
Review ground lines.
instruct
ion manual
.
Most Reclined Level
to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
For Children 5-22
(2.3-10 kg)
Bottom Line MUST
Level with the
Ground.
lbs
Be
A
Hook (Tether)
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Attach the top anchorage
hook (tether) to recline stand
as shown. Tighten tether to
remove the slack.
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
3. Place Child Restraint
in the Back Seat RearFacing
Move the front seats forward
to give you room to install the
child restraint. With the child
restraint in the fully reclined
position, center the child
restraint in the chosen seating
position.
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
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5. Hook LATCH to Vehicle
Anchor
Fasten one LATCH belt hook
to the anchor in the vehicle
seat located in the vehicle
seat bight. Repeat for other
side of child restraint.
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continued on next page.
E. Installing Rear-Facing
E-3 Install Rear-Facing with
LATCH
Push down firmly on the child
restraint and pull up on the
free end of LATCH belt to
tighten.
It maybe easier to tighten the
LATCH belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
7. Check LATCH Belt
Tightness
Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with one
hand. Push and pull the child
restraint from side to side,
forward and back. The child
restraint should not move
more than 1 inch.
NOTE: If it moves more than an inch, try reinstalling the child
restraint or try another seating location.
Secure your child in the child restraint. Recheck the recline
angle to make sure it is reclined according to your child’s weight.
Repeat steps if not reclined correctly.
E-4 Install Rear-Facing with
Vehicle Belts
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle lap or lap/shoulder belt. Secure LATCH
belts when using the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only
if the belt is tightened properly and securely.
Attach the top anchorage hook (tether) to recline
stand when used rear-facing.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
1. Secure LATCH Belts
You MUST fasten the LATCH
belt hooks to the side of
plastic shells as shown when
using the vehicle seat belts.
2. Store Top Anchorage
Hook (Tether)
6. To Remove LATCH Belt
Attach the top anchorage
hook (tether) to recline stand
as shown. Tighten tether to
remove the slack.
3. Place Child Restraint
in the Back Seat RearFacing
From Vehicle Anchor
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down firmly
on adjuster side of child
restraint and press release
button to release tension.
Unhook LATCH from bar by
squeezing spring lever and
twist hook (1). Pull LATCH
hook away (2).
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Move the front seats forward
to give you room to install the
child restraint. With the child
restraint in the fully reclined
position, center the child
restraint in the chosen seating
position.
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
2
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E. Installing Rear-Facing
6. Tighten LATCH Belt
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continued on next page.
For children between 5-22
lbs (2.3-10 kg), the bottom
level to ground line MUST be
level to the ground.
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit
up unassisted, rotate the
child restraint between the
2 level to ground lines. Start
by making the bottom level to
ground line level, then rotate
seat up. DO NOT rotate past
the top most upright level to
ground line.
Adjust child restraint if
needed.
You may need to place a large
rolled towel(s) or foam pool
noodle(s) (A) under the front
of the child restraint to help
achieve the correct recline.
Check often to be sure
padding is still in place and
the vehicle belt is tight.
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
4360-2334
Most Upright Level to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
For Children 22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
AND can sit up unassisted
Recline range is between the 2 level to
ground lines.
Review instruction manual.
Most
nd
to Grou
Level
Reclined
cing
Line
Rear-Fa 5-22 lbs
ren
For Child-10 kg)T Be
(2.3 MUS
m Line
Botto l with the
Leve nd.
Grou
4360-23
34
Most Upright
Level to
Ground
Line
For Childre Rear-Facing
n
AND can 22-40 lbs (10.1-1
range is sit up unassisted8 kg)
betwee
Recline
n the
2 level to
Review ground lines.
instruct
ion manual
.
Most Reclined Level
to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
lbs
For Children 5-22
(2.3-10 kg)
Bottom Line MUST
Level with the
Ground.
Be
A
4360-2334
Most Upright
Level to Ground
Rear-Facing
Line
For Children
22-40 lbs (10.1-18
AND can
kg)
Recline range sit up unassisted
is between
ground lines. the 2 level to
Review instruction
Most Reclined
manual.
Level to Ground
Line
Rear-Facing
5-22 lbs
For Children kg)
(2.3-10
Be
MUST
Bottom Line the
Level with
Ground.
Note: Review the section D-4 to determine what kind of
vehicle belts you have. Review your vehicle’s owner manual for
vehicle seat belt use.
5. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap or lap/
shoulder belt combination
through the rear-facing belt
path.
With an ALR vehicle belt, pull
the vehicle belt all the way
out before threading the child
restraint.
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6. Pull Latch Plate Across
to Opposite Side
Reach under pad and pull the
vehicle belt across the plastic
shell. Vehicle belt MUST
be under pad and in front of
buckle strap.
Do not place vehicle belt over child’s legs.
NOTE: You must use the 1st or 2nd buckle strap slots when rearfacing.
7. Tighten Vehicle Belt
1
2
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull on
the vehicle shoulder belt to
tighten.
It maybe easier to tighten the
vehicle belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
With a switchable retractor,
pull the vehicle shoulder belt
all the way out to switch the
retractor into the ALR mode
before tightening. Feed the slack back into the retractor while
tightening.
8. Check Vehicle belt
Tightness
Grasp the child restraint at the
belt path with one hand. Push
and pull the child restraint from
side to side, forward and back.
The child restraint should not
move more than 1 inch.
NOTE: If it moves more than an 1 inch, try reinstalling the child
restraint or try another seating location.
Secure your child in the child restraint. Recheck the recline angle
to make sure it is reclined according to your child’s weight. Repeat
steps if not reclined correctly.
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continued on next page.
E. Installing Rear-Facing
4. Check for Proper Recline
F-1 Preparing to Install Forward-Facing
22-65 lbs (10.1-29 kg) and 34-52 in. (85.1-132.1 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old. Forward-Facing using
5-point harness
F-2 Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap
(Tether)
The top anchorage strap (tether) is used for the
forward-facing position only.
Storage of Top Anchorage Strap (Tether):
When the top anchorage
strap (tether) is not in use,
attach the top anchorage
hook (tether) to recline
stand as shown. Tighten
tether to remove the slack.
Lap/
Shoulder
Belt
LATCH Belt
To Adjust Top Anchorage Strap (tether):
To tighten; After the
child restraint is locked
into place with LATCH or
vehicle belt, put knee in
child restraint and push
down. Pull on free end
of top anchorage strap
(tether).
Pull loose
end to
tighten
Lap Belt
Never place a child less than one-year old or
weighing less than 22 lbs. forward-facing.
Safety Tip:
To loosen; Lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock toward top
anchorage hook (tether).
Lift up to
loosen
Experts agree that children should remain
rear-facing as long as possible. In this child
restraint, your child can remain rear-facing up to
40 pounds and up to 40 inches.
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F. Installing Forward-Facing
Note: We strongly recommend that you use the top
anchorage strap (tether) in the forward-facing position. If
your vehicle does not have an anchor bracket, please see
your dealer or a qualified mechanic and have one installed.
The top anchorage strap (tether) can greatly improve the
performance of this child restraint.
F-3 Preparing to Install
LATCH Forward-Facing
Note: Pull the LATCH belt out of the rear-facing belt path
if you have used this child restraint rear-facing.
1. Routing LATCH Belt
F-4 Install Forward-Facing
With LATCH
Note: Review your vehicle’s owner manual for LATCH belt use.
1. Child Restraint Must be
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock in
position.
2. Thread LATCH Across
Pull the LATCH hook across
the back and out the other
side as shown. Do not
twist the LATCH belt.
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle belt.
Check LATCH belt before each use. Use only
if the belt can be tightened properly and
securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
2. Place Child Restraint in
the Back Seat
Forward-Facing
Place child restraint flush
against the vehicle seat back
forward-facing.
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continued on next page.
F. Installing Forward-Facing
Upright
Insert the hook without the
adjuster closest to
it, through the
forward-facing belt path.
5. Tighten Top Anchorage
Installation Tip:
Strap (Tether)
Loosely attach
the tether hook
before attaching
the LATCH belt.
Consult vehicle’s
owner manual for
specific location.
Push firmly on the back
of the child restraint and
tighten top anchorage
strap (tether).
Tightness
3. Hook LATCH to
Vehicle Anchor
Fasten one LATCH belt hook
to the anchor in the vehicle
seat bight. Repeat for other
side of child restraint.
Grasp the child
restraint at the belt
path with one hand. Push
and pull the child restraint
from side to side, forward
and back. The child
restraint should not move
more than 1 inch.
NOTE: If it moves more
than an 1 inch, try
reinstalling the child restraint or try another seating location.
Secure your child in the child restraint.
F. Installing Forward-Facing
6. Check LATCH Belt
7. To Remove LATCH Belt
From Vehicle Anchor
4. Tighten LATCH Belt
Place knee in the child
restraint. Push down firmly
while pulling up on the loop
to tighten belt.
It maybe easier to tighten
the belt through the belt path
opening as shown.
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down firmly
on adjuster side of child
restraint and press release
button to release tension.
Unhook LATCH from bar by
squeezing spring lever and
twist hook (1). Pull LATCH
hook away (2).
1
2
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F-5 Install Forward-Facing
With Vehicle Belts
1. Child Restraint Must be
Upright
Note: Review the section D-4 to determine what kind
of vehicle belts you have. Review your vehicle’s owner
manual for vehicle seat belt use.
3. Place Child Restraint
in Vehicle
Forward-Facing
Installation Tip:
Loosely attach the
top anchorage
hook (tether)
before threading
the vehicle belt.
Consult vehicle’s
owner manual for
specific location.
2. Secure LATCH Belts
You MUST fasten the LATCH
belt hooks to the side of
plastic shells as shown
when using the vehicle seat
belts.
F. Installing Forward-Facing
Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock in
position.
NOTE: If you cannot use the
top anchorage strap (tether),
attach the hook to the recline
stand as shown. Tighten
tether to remove the slack.
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle belt. Secure LATCH belts when using
the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only
if the belt is tightened properly and securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
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4. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap
or lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
forward-facing belt slot
and out the other side.
Buckle vehicle belt.
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continued on next page.
5. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull on the
vehicle shoulder belt or lap
belt adjuster to tighten.
It maybe easier to tighten the
vehicle belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
With a switchable retractor,
pull the vehicle shoulder belt
all the way out to switch the
retractor into the ALR mode
before tightening. Feed the
slack back into the retractor
while tightening.
6. Tighten Top Anchorage
Strap (Tether)
Push firmly on the back of
the seat and tighten top
anchorage strap (tether).
7. Check Vehicle Belt
Tightness
Grasp the child restraint at
the belt path with one hand.
Push and pull the child
restraint from side to side,
forward and back. The child
restraint should not move
more than 1 inch.
NOTE: If it moves more than
an 1 inch, try reinstalling the
child restraint or try another
seating location.
Secure your child in the child
restraint.
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Warranty
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) warrants this product to the original
retail purchaser as follows:
This product is warranted against defective materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of original purchase. An
original receipt is required to validate your warranty. DJG
will, at its option, provide replacement parts or replace this product.
DJG reserves the right to substitute if the part or model has been
discontinued.
To make a claim under this warranty you may contact us at www.
djgusa.com, fax us at 1-800-207-8182 24 hours a day, write to
DJG, Consumer Relations Department, P. O. Box 2609, Columbus, IN
47202-2609, or call 1-800-544-1108 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
EST Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Friday. Proof of purchase is required and shipping charges
are the responsibility of the consumer.
Warranty Limitations:
This warranty does not include damages which arise from misuse or
abuse of this product.
Limitation of Damages:
The warranty and remedies as set forth are exclusive and in lieu of
all others, oral or written, expressed or implied. In no event will DJG
or the dealer selling this product be liable to you for any damages,
including incidental or consequential damages, arising out of the use
or inability to use this product.
Limitation of warranties and other warranty terms and state
law rights:
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of the
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, shall be limited
to the duration and terms of the express written warranty. Some
states do not allow limitations as to how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other
rights, which vary from state to state. Neither DJG nor the dealer
selling this product authorized any person to create for it any other
warranty, obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE PRE-ADDRESSED OWNER
REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN (30) DAYS OF PURCHASE TO EXPEDITE
WARRANTY CLAIMS AND TO VERIFY THE ORIGINAL DATE OF
PURCHASE.
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Trouble Shooting
Replacement Parts Order Form
1. If the child restraint buckle or harness release lever
sticks or you cannot get the straps tight enough around
child: DO NOT LUBRICATE. Check around lever and retractor for
dropped food, sticky spilled drinks, dirt, leaves, etc. Clean with
warm water and/or remove object with tweezers. If you cannot get
the harness to adjust and remain tight with the buckle securely
locked, do not use the child restraint.
2. If your harness twists: Straighten the harness each time you
put your child in the child restraint to help prevent twisting. Lock
the buckle and tighten harness and it will be ready for next use.
3. If your infant sits too upright in the rear-facing position:
If your vehicle seat slopes so much that your infant is sitting
upright, you may place a rolled
towel(s) or foam pool noodle(s)
under the front of the child
restraint so that the level line on
the side of the plastic shell is
level (horizontal). Check often to
be sure padding is still in place
and the vehicle belt is tight.
Complete the form below. Your model number with color code and
manufacturer date code MUST be included on the form to ensure
proper replacement parts. Your model number with color code and
the date code can be found on a sticker on the side of child restraint.
Payment in U.S. dollars must accompany your order. Choose parts
needed from the list on the next page.
Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Fax orders to: 1-800-207-8182
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. Fill
in the area below to charge to Visa or Mastercard. We do not accept
personal checks or Discover Card. All outside of U.S. and Canada
MUST use credit card.
Ship To (Please Print): _________________________________
Name: _____________________________________________
4. Locate a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station for hands
on training on how to use your child restraint: Visit your
local Child Passenger Inspection Station or go to http://www.
nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm to find your closest station.
Address: ___________________________________________
City: ______________________________________________
State/Province: __________________________ Zip _________
Using padding that tilts the child restraint
farther back than the level-to-ground line can
result in serious injury or death.
Telephone: _________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________
We MUST have this information
to process your order:
Model Number (8 to 9 characters): ____________________
Manufacture Date (mm/dd/yyyy): _____________________
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Replacement Parts List
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted. Prices are subject to change.
Part
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Buckle Strap/Buckle .... $4.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Harness Strap ............. $2.00 X _____ = $ ______________
Pad for Plastic Shell . $32.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Chest Clip.................... $1.50 X _____ = $ ______________
Locking Clip ................ $2.50 X _____ = $ ______________
Tether Kit .................... $9.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Latch Kit .................... $24.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Instructions ................. $0.00 X _____ = $ ______________
Merchandise Total
$ ________________
$
$150.01 to $200.00 ............ $11.95
$200.01 and up ................. $13.95
Up to $25.00 ....................... $5.95
$25.01 to $50.00 ................ $6.95
$50.01 to $75.00 ................ $8.95
$75.01 to $100.00 .............. $9.95
$100.01 to $150.00 ............ $10.95
Outside Continental USA $10.00
Sales Tax
$ _______________
(Indiana, California, and Massachusetts residents add applicable sales tax.
Grand Total
CUT ON DOTTED LINE
Shipping and handling:
$ ________________
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50
for each instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
Fill Out For Credit Card
p Visa p Mastercard
Card Exp. Date: ________________________________
Cardholder’s Name: ____________________________
Card Number: _________________________________
Signature_____________________________________
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