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Evenflo Symphony 65 Owner`s manual
Para instrucciones en Español, llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Child Restraint System
Child Requirements
Weight: 5 – 100 lbs (2.3 – 45.3 kg)
Height: 19 – 57 in. (48 – 145 cm)
WARNING
To reduce the
risk of SERIOUS INJURY
or DEATH, read this
owner’s manual prior to
installing and using this
child restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2010
25700498 11/10
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 19
Moving SureLatch™ to Rear-facing Belt Path..................... 20
Rear-facing Installation SureLatch™ Connectors................. 22
Moving Quick Connectors™ to Rear-facing Belt Path........... 24
Rear-facing Installation with Quick Connectors™............... 26
Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt........................... 28
Forward-facing Use
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 33
Moving SureLatch™ to Forward-facing Belt Path............... 34
Forward-facing Installation SureLatch™ Connectors........... 36
Moving Quick Connectors™ to Forward-facing Belt Path........... 40
Forward-facing Installation with Quick Connectors™......... 42
Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt........................... 45
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Use
Forward-facing
Warnings............................................................................. 2
Safe Practices..................................................................... 10
Recall Information.............................................................. 10
Airplane Usage................................................................... 11
LATCH Information............................................................ 11
Visual Glossary................................................................... 12
Securing the Child............................................................. 14
Removing the Child........................................................... 16
Important
Important Information
Booster Use
When to Put Your Child in a Booster Seat........................... 50
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 53
Converting into a Booster Seat........................................... 54
Booster
• NOTICE •
•This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
• No restraint can guarantee absolute protection from
injury in every crash.
• This child restraint is designed for use by children in
rear-facing, forward-facing, and booster modes. To use
this child restraint properly, children MUST meet weight/
size specifications as follows:
For Rear-facing Use
• The child weighs 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 – 18 kg)
• The child is at least 19 inches (48 cm) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the top
of the child restraint headrest in either of its two lowest
positions.
For Forward-facing Use
• The child weighs 20 – 65 lbs (9 – 29.4 kg)
• The child is 50 inches (127 cm) tall, or less, AND the
top of their ears are at (or below) the child restraint
headrest.
•Child is one year old or older
For Booster Use
• The child weighs 40 – 100 lbs (18 – 45.3 kg)
• The child is 43.3 – 57 inches (110 – 145 cm) tall, or
less, AND the top of their ears are below the child
restraint headrest.
•Child is three years old or older
Table of Contents
General Information
Using the SureLatch™ Connectors..................................... 60
Using the Quick Connectors™........................................... 61
Adjusting the Headrest....................................................... 62
Adjusting the Recline Position............................................ 62
Removing Seat Pad............................................................ 63
Installing the Locking Clip.................................................. 64
Installing the Accessories.................................................... 66
Care and Cleaning ............................................................ 68
Replacement Parts............................................................. 70
Limited Warranty............................................................... 71
General
More children are killed every year as passengers in
car crashes than by any other type of injury.
To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, read
this owner’s manual and your vehicle owner’s manual
before installing and using this child restraint. Using a
child restraint makes a big difference. By properly using
this child restraint and following these instructions (and
the instructions that accompany your vehicle), you will
greatly reduce the risk of serious injury or death to your
child from a crash. Do not be misled by the commonly
used term “safety seat”; no restraint system can prevent all injuries in all crashes. Many properly restrained
adults and children are injured in motor vehicle crashes,
including relatively minor crashes. A properly used child
restraint is the best way to minimize injuries to your child
and to increase the chances for your child’s survival in
most crashes.
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WARNING
Air Bag Warnings
General Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• DO NOT use this child restraint in the front seat of a
vehicle equipped with an air bag. Interaction between
a rear-facing restraint and air bags may cause serious
injury or death. Air bags may cause serious injury or
death to children 12 and under.
If your vehicle has an air bag, refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for child restraint installation.
• If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side
air bags, refer to the following information for proper
usage.
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year:
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles:
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air bag.
• DO NOT place any objects between the restraint and
the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may cause
the items to strike the child.
• Failure to follow installation instructions can result in
the child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden
stop or crash. Serious injury or death may result.
These instructions and the instructions in your vehicle
owner’s manual must be followed carefully. If there is a
conflict between the two, the vehicle owner’s manual
regarding child restraint installation must be followed.
• NEVER leave child unattended.
• DO NOT use child restraint if it is damaged, broken,
or missing parts.
• DO NOT use this restraint if it has been involved in a
crash. It must be replaced.
• DO NOT remove back cover.
• NEVER use this child restraint without the headrest
installed.
NO coloque el asiento infantil orientado
hacia atrás en el asiento delantero con
bolsa de aire.
Puede causar MUERTE o LESIONES
GRAVES. El asiento trasero es el lugar más
seguro para los niños de 12 años de edad y
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Important
WARNING
Location Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• According to statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position than in the front
seating position. Generally, the center rear position is
safest and should be used if available.
• Some child restraints do not fit all vehicles or all seating
locations. There are many thousands of combinations of
vehicle makes, models, child restraint configurations,
vehicle seat belt designs, and seat cushion shapes. The
easiest way to determine whether your child restraint is
suitable for a particular seating position is to check
for a tight installation. If the child restraint can not be
properly installed, DO NOT use the child
restraint. Consult vehicle owner’s manual, try a different
seating location or call Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921.
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Location Warnings – cont.
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• ONLY use this child restraint on forward-facing
vehicle seats. DO NOT use this restraint with vehicle
seats that face the rear or side.
• ONLY use this child restraint on vehicle seats with
backs that lock into place.
Premature Infants
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• DO NOT use this or any child restraint with a
premature infant until after consulting your doctor.
Premature infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a seated or semi-reclined position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head, or failure
to properly recline the child restraint could increase
the child’s risk of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing Position Warnings
Rear-facing Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint rear-facing in a vehicle
equipped with lap belts that only lock during a sudden
stop or crash (emergency locking retractor – ELR). You
must use a seating location with a locking seat belt.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you have
lap belts with ELR’s.
• When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen
the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room as this will
prevent the child restraint from protecting the child.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rearfacing child in certain types of collisions. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual before installing any rearfacing child restraint in front of a fold-down armrest.
• NEVER turn a child restraint forward-facing with an infant
weighing less than 20 lbs (9 kg) or less than one year of
age. Crash forces may cause serious injury or death.
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WARNING
• NEVER use Recline Position #2 or Recline Position #3
when using this child restraint rear-facing. Use ONLY
Recline Position #1.
• DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint
is in the rear-facing position.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces
when sitting in the rear facing mode should be placed
in the lowest position. The vehicle seat back that the
child faces must be fully padded and free of any hard
objects.
Important
WARNING
Forward-facing Position Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster Use Only
• When using the harness straps to secure a child who
is more than 40 lbs (18 kg), NEVER place the child
restraint in Recline Position #2. Use ONLY Recline
Position #3.
• DO NOT use Recline Position #1 or Recline Position #2
when using this child restraint in Booster Mode. Use
ONLY Recline Position #3.
• Install this child restraint with a vehicle seat belt (NOT
LATCH connectors) when using the restraint’s harness
straps to secure a child who weighs more than 48 lbs
(21.7 kg).
• If the child weighs more than 65 lbs (29.4 kg) OR
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a booster (p. 50).
• Adjust, or remove, the vehicle headrest, in the seat
where the child restraint is to be installed, so that
the back of the child restraint rests against the vehicle
seat back.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat in front of the child
should be put in its lowest position. The vehicle seat
back that the child faces must be fully padded and
free of any hard objects.
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WARNING
Booster Seat Position Warnings
Booster Mode Only
Booster Use Only
• DO NOT use this booster seat rear-facing.
• To prevent serious injury, use ONLY the
vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt system
when restraining a child in this
booster seat.
• DO NOT use the locking clip when using
this child restraint as a booster seat.
• The shoulder belt MUST be threaded through the
shoulder belt guide (p. 52).
• DO NOT use this booster seat if the top of the child’s
ears are above the back of the booster seat headrest.
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck
or fall off the child’s shoulder. If you can not adjust
the shoulder belt to properly lay midway between
the child’s shoulder and neck AND at or above the
shoulder, try another seating location or do not use
the booster seat.
Seat Belt Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at either
rear-facing or forward-facing belt path on the child
restraint. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a seating position
with door-mounted seat belts.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle with seat
belts that automatically move along the vehicle frame
when the door is opened. These seat belts will not
hold a child restraint properly.
• If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect the child
in a crash.
• DO NOT allow the vehicle seat belt release button to
touch the child restraint. Accidental contact may cause
the seat belt to release. If necessary, turn the seat belt
release button away from the child restraint or move
the child restraint to a different location.
• Failure to adjust the harness or vehicle seat belts
snugly around the child may result in the child striking
the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
Serious injury or death may occur.
• Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt
when not used with a child restraint, or the
Locking Clip
vehicle seat belt will not properly restrain
an adult or child. Serious injury or death may occur.
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Important
WARNING
LATCH Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Modes Only
• This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse.
• In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of the
child restraint and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy,
follow your vehicle owner’s manual.
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• NEVER attach two LATCH connectors to one vehicle lower
anchor point.
• NEVER use the vehicle seat belts when using the
LATCH system. Using both together can cause slack in
a sudden stop or crash.
• When not in use, the SureLatch™ connectors should
be securely attached to the D-rings on child restraint
seat pad. Keep out of reach of children.
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LATCH Warnings – cont.
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Modes Only
• ALWAYS be sure that the LATCH connectors are
fully engaged onto the LATCH anchor points by
pulling hard on the LATCH harness. If they are not
fully engaged, the LATCH system will not secure your
child restraint. Serious injury or death may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at either the
rear-facing or forward-facing belt path on the child
restraint. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
Tether Strap Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster Use Only
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess or unused tether strap and secure with
a rubber band. Attach the tether hook to the storage
clip when not in use (p. 13). This will keep an unused
tether from hitting someone during a crash.
Additional Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
WARNING
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
(such as coffee or tea) in the cup holder.
• DO NOT attach additional padding, toys or other
devices not made by Evenflo or described in these
instructions to the child restraint. Items not tested with
the child restraint could injure the child. Additional
pads or pillows may interfere with the function of the
harness system, or cause breathing problems if the child’s
head falls forward, increasing the risk of serious injury
or death.
• Failure to follow installation instructions could result
in serious injury or death. These instructions and the
instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual must be
followed carefully. If there is a conflict between the
two, the vehicle owner’s manual regarding child
restraint installation must be followed.
• In cold weather, DO NOT dress the child in bulky
clothing like snowsuits if the child is riding in a child
restraint. Bulky coats/snowsuits make it difficult to
properly tighten the harness to the child which may
allow the child to be ejected from the restraint during
a crash. If necessary, place a blanket over the
harnessed child without interfering with the child
restraint harness system.
Important
WARNING
• In hot or sunny weather, ALWAYS check the seat, the
buckle and LATCH hooks, and adjuster for hot areas
before placing a child into the child restraint. The child
could be burned. Cover the child restraint with a light
colored blanket when you leave the vehicle.
• This child restraint must be securely fastened to the
vehicle, even when unoccupied, using the vehicle
seat belts or LATCH connectors. An unsecured child
restraint may injure someone if a crash occurs.
• DO NOT use the cup holder to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
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• Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does
not go. Make no exceptions for adults or children.
If someone unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm
and consistent from the start will mean fewer discipline
problems as children get older. An unrestrained person
can be thrown into and injure other passengers.
• Many safety advocates and healthcare professionals
recommend that children ride rear facing for as long
as possible. See limitations recommended on rearfacing use on the inside front cover.
• NEVER try to tend to a crying baby’s needs while
driving. NEVER take a baby out of a child restraint for
comforting while the vehicle is moving.
• DO NOT allow a child in a vehicle to have objects
such as lollipops or ice cream on a stick. The object
can injure the child if the vehicle swerves or hits a
bump.
• DO NOT feed an infant who is riding in a child restraint.
• Put sharp or heavy items in the trunk. Anything loose
can be deadly in a crash.
Airplane Usage
When used WITH the 5-point harness system:
This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles
and aircraft.
When used WITHOUT the
Check with
5-point harness as a Booster:
your airline before
This booster seat is NOT certified departure to make sure
for aircraft use. A belt-positioning
this restraint meets
booster seat requires the use of a
their requirements.
lap/shoulder belt system, which is
not available on aircraft.
Tip!
LATCH Information
“LATCH” (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) is a
system for attaching the child restraint to your vehicle
seat. It can be used in place of the seat belts in vehicles
with LATCH anchors. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for the locations of LATCH anchors. Note: Your
vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this system as
”ISOFIX.”
Symbol Legend
Recall Information
• Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a
recall. Send your name, address, the restraint’s
model number, and manufacturing date to
Evenflo Company, Inc.,
1801 Commerce Dr.,
Piqua, OH 45356
or call 1-800-233-5921.
You may also register on-line at
https://plweb.evenflo.com/productreg.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
Important
Safe Practices
Air Bag Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about air bag safety.
LATCH Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about LATCH safety.
Tether Anchor Symbol – Alerts you to
important information about tether anchor safety.
For future reference, record the model number of your child
restraint AND the date of manufacture below (p. 69).
Model Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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Visual Glossary
Visual Glossary
Your vehicle components may be significantly different than pictured.
Consult your owner’s manual to help you identify your vehicle components.
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle’s
owners manual.
Important
Rear
Headrests
Front Seat Lap
and Shoulder Belts
Front
Headrests
10
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
120
NO coloque el asiento infantil orientado
hacia atrás en el asiento delantero con
bolsa de aire.
Puede causar MUERTE o LESIONES
GRAVES. El asiento trasero es el lugar más
seguro para los niños de 12 años de edad y
A
IR
B
A
G
Center Lap
Belt
Back Seat
Belt Retractor
4
30
20
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Important
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
LATCH
Anchors
Seat Crease
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to the
warnings on page 2.
Front Seat
Retractor
Back
Front
Headrest
Headrest Adjust Lever
Headrest
Shoulder Belt Guide
Tether Strap
and Hook
Shoulder Belt Guide
(Shown fastened to
storage clip)
Harness Tabs
Chest Clip
Instructions
EZ Off Seat Pad
Para instrucciones en Español, llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
Buckle
Harness Straps
D-rings for
SureLatch™ Connector
Harness
Adjust Strap
SureLatch™ Connector
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Keep for future use.
Child Restraint System
Harness
Release Button
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
OWNER’S MANUAL
Symphony™
Base
Recline Lever
Forward-facing
Belt Path
WARNING
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
SureLatch™ Connector
2570xxxx 7/08
Forward-facing
Belt Path
SureLatch™ Connector
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
Base
Locking Clip
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
1. Loosen Harness.
Press the harness release
5.Remove all slack in
harness.
Pull upward on the
button on the front of the
seat, then pull up on the
harness strap behind the
fastened chest clip.
harness straps near the
hips, as shown, to
ensure that all slack is
removed.
Important
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
2.Position harness
straps.
Unfasten chest clip and
place the child in the
child restraint.
Bring each harness strap
over the child’s shoulders.
IMPORTANT: The baby’s back and bottom should be flat
against the restraint. If there is a gap, the baby will not be
comfortable.
3.Adjust harness straps.
Grasping both red harness
tabs, slide downward until
the harness straps are at,
or slightly below, the child’s
shoulders.
4.Buckle the harness.
Insert both buckle
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tongues into the buckle.
Note: Pull up on the
harness straps to ensure
that the buckle tongues
are fastened securely.
6.Tighten harness.
Pull the harness adjuster strap to tighten the harness.
Note: Make sure the harness straps are snug against
the child with no more than two finger-widths
between the child and straps.
IMPORTANT: 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.
Check the harness straps near the shoulders for slack and
adjust as needed.
7.Fasten and adjust
chest clip.
Snap the two halves of
the chest clip together,
as shown, and slide to
armpit level.
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1. Loosen harness
straps.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat while pulling up on
the harness strap behind
the fastened chest clip.
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Important
Removing the Child from the Restraint
2.Disconnect chest clip.
Push the release button
and pull the chest clip
apart.
3.Unbuckle harness.
Press the red button on
the buckle and release
both buckle tongues.
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You may now remove
your child.
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Child Requirements
Weight: 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 – 18 kg)
Height: At least 19 inches (48 cm) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the
top of the child restraint headrest in either of its
two lowest positions.
1 inch (25 mm)
or more
Rear-facing Installation Checklist
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aRestraint is securely locked into Recline Position #1
(p. 62).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 64).
aThe level line is level with ground (p. 23/27).
A towel/small blanket is rolled up and placed beneath
the front edge of the base, if necessary (p. 23/27).
aChild restraint is securely installed with LATCH system
(SureLatch™ shown) through rear-facing belt
path (p. 22/26)
OR
Child restraint is securely installed with vehicle
seat belt through rear-facing belt path (p. 28).
Rear-facing
Using Symphony™ in the
Rear-facing Position
2.Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aTop of child’s head is at least 1 inch (25 mm)
below the top of the child restraint headrest in
either of its two lowest positions.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
aRed harness tabs MUST be at, or slightly below,
shoulder level (p. 14).
aHeadrest is adjusted to either of the bottom two
positions closest to the harness tabs (p. 62).
4.Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 15.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be placed at armpit level (p. 15).
6.Check your work.
aHarness is no more than two-finger widths
from child (p. 15).
aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST
NOT move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from
side-to-side or from front-to-back at the
rear-facing belt path.
Tip!
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To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this child restraint at www.evenflo.com.
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In order to properly install your child restraint with the
LATCH system, you must first know which type of LATCH
connectors are present on your child restraint.
• If your child restraint has SureLatch™ Connectors,
begin installation by referring to “Moving SureLatch™
Connectors to the Rear-facing Belt Path,” below.
Moving SureLatch to Rear-facing Belt Path
1.Remove SureLatch™
connectors from
the forward-facing
belt path.
Reach through the
harness straps and
remove each SureLatch™
connector, one at a time.
• If your child restraint has the Quick Connectors™, begin
installation by referring to page 24, “Moving Quick
Connectors™ to the Rear-facing Belt Path.”
SureLatch™ Connector
Quick Connector™
2.Place each connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
Rear-facing
Which Type of LATCH Connector is on
Your Symphony Child Restraint?
Moving SureLatch to Rear-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in rear-facing position,
the LATCH harness must be in the rear-facing belt path,
as shown below (seat pad has been removed for clarity).
If the LATCH harness is in the forward-facing belt path
(shown below), use the following procedures to move it to
the rear-facing belt path.
To access the LATCH harness, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect SureLatch™ connectors (p. 60);
• Remove seat pad (p. 63).
LATCH Harness in
Rear-facing Belt Path
3.Make sure the
buckle and crotch
strap is positioned
in front of the
LATCH harness
strap, as shown.
LATCH Harness in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Rear-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
Rear-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
Near Side
IS
SID
E
UP
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
If level line is not parallel
to the ground, disconnect
SureLatch™ connectors
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62) then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
TH
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
3.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
Far side
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat,
as shown, to lock in place.
LATCH Anchor
LATCH Anchor
2.Attach SureLatch™ Connectors.
Push a SureLatch™ connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the SureLatch™
connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the rear-facing
belt path (p. 20).
Strap
Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 in. (25 mm) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path.
If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try again or
move it to another location.
IMPORTANT: Make sure both
SureLatch™ connectors are
facing upward and the straps
are not twisted.
Note: In some vehicles, you may
need to prop up the connector
while pushing downward on the
seat to secure it tightly. Repeat
for the other connector.
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To install this child restraint properly in rear-facing
position, the Quick Connectors™ MUST be in the
rear-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has been
removed for clarity). If the Quick Connectors™ are in the
forward-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the rear-facing belt path.
To access the Quick Connectors™, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect Quick Connectors™ (p. 61);
• Remove seat pad (p. 63).
Quick Connectors™ in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Quick Connectors™ in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Moving Quick Connectors™ to the
Rear-facing Belt Path
2.Place each connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
3.Make sure the
buckle and crotch
strap is positioned
in front of the
LATCH strap, as
shown.
Rear-facing
Moving Quick Connectors™ to the
Rear-facing Belt Path
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
1.Remove Quick
Connectors™ from
the forward-facing
belt path.
Reach through the
harness straps and
remove each Quick
Connector, one at a time.
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Rear-facing Installation with
Quick Connectors™
Rear-facing Installation with
Quick Connectors™
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62) then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
Near Side
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
LATCH Anchor
2.Attach Quick Connectors.
Push a Quick Connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Quick
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH strap is in the rear-facing
belt path (p. 24).
If level line is not parallel
to the ground, disconnect
Quick Connectors
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
Far side
LATCH Anchor
Rear-facing
3.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat
while pulling up on the
LATCH strap to tighten.
Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 in. (25 mm) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path.
If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try again,
move it to another location, or install with vehicle seat belt.
IMPORTANT: Make sure both LATCH Quick Connectors are
facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
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Incorrect
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Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the LATCH system to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use vehicle seat belt.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
4.Remove all slack
from the seat belt.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while tightening
the vehicle seat belt to
remove excess slack.
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62) then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
Lap Belt Only
Lap and Shoulder
Belt Combination
5.Install locking clip,
if necessary.
Locking Clip
installed properly
1/2”
(13 mm)
2.Route seat belt through rear-facing belt
path. Unhook the front of the seat pad and move
it out of the way. Thread the vehicle seat belt buckle
tongue through the rear-facing belt path, as shown.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the vehicle seat belt is in front of
the crotch strap.
You MUST use a locking
clip if your vehicle has:
Lap/shoulder seat belt
combination that have a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into
place; or
Seat belts equipped with
an emergency
locking retractor (ELR).
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so that they lock
when tightened. It may not be necessary to use a locking
clip in these situations.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing the locking clip.
To see an example of seat belt types and to properly
install a locking clip, go to p. 64.
3.Buckle seat belt.
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Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
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6.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
If the level line is not
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk of
serious injury or death.
Rear-facing
parallel to the ground,
disconnect the seat belt
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
7.Ensure child
restraint is secure.
Reconnect the seat pad to
the front of the restraint.
Try to move the child
restraint in all directions.
Rear-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 in. (25 mm) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path.
If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try again
or move it to another location.
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Child Requirements
Weight: 20 – 65 lbs (9 – 29.4 kg)
Height: 50 inches (127 cm) tall, or less AND the top of the
child’s ears are at, or below, the child restraint headrest.
Age: At least one year old
IMPORTANT
Evenflo strongly recommends using the top
anchorage (tether) strap when securing a child in this
child restraint with the harness straps. Using the tether
strap will improve the stability of this child restraint
and may reduce the risk of injury.
Tether Strap
Forward-facing Installation Checklist
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aRestraint is securely locked into Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 64).
aIf the child weighs 48 lbs (21.7 kg) or less, the
child restraint is securely installed with LATCH system
or vehicle seat belt.
(To determine which LATCH connectors are on your
child restraint, go to page 34.)
• Child restraint is securely installed with LATCH
Connectors (SureLatch™ shown) through
forward-facing belt path (p. 34)
OR
• Child restraint is securely installed with Quick
Connectors™ through forward-facing belt path (p. 40)
aIf the child weighs more than 48 lbs (21.7 kg),
the child restraint is securely installed with the
vehicle seat belt (not LATCH) through forwardfacing belt path (p. 45).
aTether strap is attached and tightened (p. 39, 44,
or 48).
Forward-facing
Using Symphony™ in the
Forward-facing Position
2.Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aThe top of the child’s ears MUST be below the
top of the child restraint headrest.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
aRed harness tabs MUST be at shoulder level.
aHeadrest is adjusted so that its bottom is nearest
to the red harness tabs (p. 62).
4.Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 15.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be at armpit level (p. 15).
6.Check your work.
aHarness is no more than two-finger widths
WARNING
If the child weighs more than 65 lbs (29.4 kg) or
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a Booster.
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from child (p. 15).
aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST NOT
move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side-to-side
or from front-to-back at the forward- facing
belt path.
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Which Type of LATCH Connectors are
on Your Child Restraint?
Moving SureLatch™ Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
In order to properly install your child restraint with the
LATCH system, you must first know which type of LATCH
connectors are present on your child restraint.
• If your child restraint has SureLatch™ Connectors,
begin installation by referring to “Moving SureLatch™
Connectors to the Forward-facing Belt Path,” below.
• If your child restraint has the Quick Connectors™, begin
installation by referring to page 40, “Moving
Quick Connectors™ to the Forward-facing Belt Path.”
SureLatch™ Connector
Quick Connector™
1.Remove one SureLatch™
connector from the
rear-facing belt path.
Moving SureLatch™ Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in forward-facing
position, the SureLatch™ connectors must be in the
forward-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has
been removed for clarity). If the SureLatch™ connectors are
in the rear-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the forward-facing belt path.
To access the SureLatch™ connectors, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 14);
• Disconnect SureLatch™ connectors (p. 60);
• Remove seat pad (p. 63).
LATCH Harness in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Pull the harness strap out
of the way and insert the
connector, behind the
straps, into the forwardfacing belt path opening,
as shown.
Repeat on the other side.
3.Make sure the
LATCH harness
does not interfere
with the internal
harness straps.
Forward-facing
2.Place the connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
LATCH Harness in
Rear-facing Belt Path
FO RW
AR D
FA CI
NG
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
•Install this child restraint with the vehicle seat belt
(NOT LATCH connectors) if the child weighs more than
48 lbs (21.7 kg).
•Some vehicle manufacturers have lower maximum
weight ratings for LATCH anchors. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, or call the vehicle manufacturer, to
confirm the limits on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
Near Side
LATCH Anchor
Far Side
LATCH Anchor
3.Attach SureLatch™ Connectors.
Push a SureLatch™ connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the SureLatch™
connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the forward-facing
belt path (p. 34).
Symphony™
Strap
Tether Strap
2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
IMPORTANT: Make sure both
SureLatch™ connectors are
facing upward and the straps
are not twisted.
Forward-facing
Child Restraint System
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 40 lbs (18 kg).
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch™ Connectors
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
Forward-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from sideto-side or from front-to-back at the forward-facing
belt path. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
5.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach
from your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor,
you will need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink at
1-800-233-5921.
Forward-facing
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat, as shown, to set it
in place.
Note: In some vehicles, you
may need to prop up the
connector while pushing
downward on the seat to
secure it tightly. Repeat for
the other connector.
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Moving Quick Connectors™ to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in forward-facing
position, the Quick Connectors™ MUST be in the
forward-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has
been removed for clarity). If the Quick Connectors™ are in
the rear-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the forward-facing belt path.
To access the Quick Connectors™, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect Quick Connectors (p. 61);
• Remove seat pad (p. 63).
Quick Connectors™ in
Rear-facing Belt Path
2.Place the connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
Pull the harness strap out
of the way and insert the
connector, behind the
straps, into the forwardfacing belt path opening,
as shown.
Repeat on the other side.
3.Make sure the
LATCH strap
does not interfere
with the internal
harness straps.
Forward-facing
Quick Connectors™ in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Moving Quick Connectors™ to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
1.Remove one Quick
Connector™ from the
rear-facing belt path.
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Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors™
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
Near Side
Far side
LATCH Anchor
LATCH Anchor
3.Attach Quick Connectors.
Push a Quick Connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Quick
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the forward-facing
belt path (p. 40).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both LATCH Quick Connectors are
facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
Tether
Strap
2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
Incorrect
Forward-facing
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the Quick Connectors™.
•Install this child restraint with the vehicle seat belt
(NOT LATCH connectors) if the child weighs more than
48 lbs (21.7 kg).
•Some vehicle manufacturers have lower maximum
weight ratings for LATCH anchors. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, or call the vehicle manufacturer, to
confirm the limits on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors™
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 40 lbs (18 kg).
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4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat
while pulling up on the
LATCH strap to tighten.
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
IMPORTANT:
•Before installing this child restraint forward-facing with
the vehicle seat belt, you MUST move the LATCH harness
to the rear-facing belt path (p. 24) so that is does not
interfere with the vehicle seat belt. Also, make sure the
SureLatch™ or Quick connectors are attached to the
storage D-rings on the seat pad.
•When using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from sideto-side or from front-to-back at the forward-facing
belt path. If you can not tightly secure the child restraint,
try again, move it to another location, or install with vehicle
seat belt.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Child Restraint System
Tether Strap
5.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach
from your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor,
you will need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink at
1-800-233-5921.
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2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
Forward-facing
Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors™
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 40 lbs (18 kg).
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
5.Remove all slack
from the seat belt.
Using your full weight,
Access Flap
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while tightening seat
belt to remove excess
slack.
Move the harness out of the way and raise the
access flap. Route the seat belt buckle tongue through
the forward-facing belt path, as shown.
4.Buckle seat belt.
Locking Clip
installed properly
1/2”
(13 mm)
You MUST use a locking
clip if your vehicle has:
Lap/shoulder seat belt
combination that have a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into
place; or
Seat belts equipped with
an emergency
locking retractor (ELR).
Forward-facing
3.Route seat belt through forward-facing
belt path.
6.Install locking clip,
if necessary.
Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so that they lock
when tightened. It may not be necessary to use a locking
clip in these situations.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before installing the locking clip.
To see an example of seat belt types and to properly
install a locking clip, go to p. 64.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
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7.Ensure child
restraint is secure.
Hold the child restraint
near the vehicle belt
path, as shown, and
try to move it in all
directions.
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 1 inch (25 mm) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the vehicle belt path.
If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try again
or move it to another location.
Forward-facing
Vehicle Belt
Path
8.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach from
your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor, you will need
a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921.
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Booster seats raise the child up and help to position the
vehicle lap and shoulder belt correctly. When the child is
properly restrained in a booster seat, their risk of injury
in all types of crashes is reduced, as the lap and shoulder
belt provides excellent restraint of both the upper and
lower torso.
It is important for the child to sit properly within the
vehicle seat belts. When the vehicle belt is buckled, the lap
belt should be low on the hips, just touching the thighs,
and the shoulder belt should lie across the middle of the
shoulder. If the child leans out or moves the belt behind
the back or places it under the arm, it will not provide the
intended restraint.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding
whether a child is ready to sit in a booster seat, including:
the weight and height rating on their current child seat,
the child’s own weight and height, their maturity, and the
seating positions available in your vehicle.
How is a booster seat used?
Using a booster seat is very similar to buckling yourself into
the vehicle:
• Read the instruction manuals for both the booster seat
and the vehicle before you start.
• Put the booster in the back seat in a location with
a lap and shoulder belt. Never use a booster with
only a lap belt, as this could cause serious injuries.
• After the child is in the booster, pull the lap and shoulder
belt across him/her and buckle it.
• Check that the shoulder belt lies across the middle of the
shoulder and that the lap belt is low on the hips, just
touching the thighs.
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How can you tell if a child is ready to transition to a
booster seat?
You should consider using a booster seat if the following
conditions apply:
• The child is mature enough to sit in the booster seat and
not put the belts under their arm or behind their back.
• The child is approaching the weight or height limit of the
child restraint they are currently using. (Even children
who have not outgrown their toddler seat can benefit
from the use of a booster seat, if it is used properly.)
• If you have a vehicle that does not have a tether anchorage but has lap/shoulder belts available in the back seat,
a booster seat may provide better protection than an
internal harness seat without the tether.
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
Booster
When to Put Your Child
in a Booster Seat
The lap belt is stretched low and snug
across the child’s hips, within the lower
belt guides, and fastened into the
buckle.
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Using Symphony™ as a
Booster Seat
Child Requirements
Weight: 40 – 100 lbs (18 – 45.3 kg)
Height: Child is 43.3 – 57 inches (110 – 145 cm)
Age: At least three years old
Ears below the top of the headrest
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
Booster Installation Checklist
1.Convert child restraint to booster seat.
See “Converting into a Booster Seat,” p. 54.
2.Secure booster seat to the vehicle seat.
Make sure the bottom and back of the booster seat
are touching vehicle seat and back.
IMPORTANT: You may use the tether strap and LATCH
connectors to secure this booster seat to the vehicle seat
ONLY if the position of the booster seat in the vehicle
and/or the position of the vehicle seat belt over the child
are not affected.
3.Place the child in the booster seat.
aMake sure the booster seat is securely locked into
The lap belt is
stretched low and
snug across the
child’s hips, within
the lower belt
guides, and
fastened into the
buckle.
Recline Position #3 (p. 62).
aMake sure the child’s back and bottom are flat
against the back and bottom surfaces of the
booster seat.
4.Adjust headrest for proper shoulder belt fit.
The shoulder belt MUST cross midway between the
child’s shoulder and neck, as shown.
5.Secure child and booster seat to vehicle seat.
Stretch the lap/shoulder belt across the child and
fasten the buckle. Make certain the shoulder belt is
threaded through the shoulder belt guide, as shown.
6.Check your work.
Make sure the lap belt is stretched low and snug across
the child’s hips, within the lower belt guides, and
fastened into the buckle. The shoulder belt must cross
the child midway between his/her shoulder and neck.
Important
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Always secure the booster seat with the LATCH
connectors or vehicle seat belt when not
occupied. An unsecured booster seat can fly
into and injure other occupants in
the event of a crash.
Booster
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
WARNING
The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck or fall
off the child’s shoulder. If you can not adjust the shoulder
belt to properly lay midway between the child’s shoulder
and neck AND at or above the shoulder, try another
seating location, or do not use the booster seat.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
1.Remove the Seat
Pad (p. 63).
Adjust the headrest to
its uppermost position
(p. 62).
Pull the LATCH
connectors from the
forward-facing belt path
and place them in the
seat, as shown.
Converting into a Booster Seat
3.Push the Chest Clip
and Buckle Tongues
through the Forwardfacing Belt Path.
Buckle the chest clip
behind the child
restraint, as shown
below.
2.Loosen Harness.
Press the harness release
4.Conceal Harness
Tabs.
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Tuck harness tabs
completely into
adjustment slots,
as shown.
Note: If the harness tabs
are not tucked completely
into the slots, they will
press uncomfortably
against your child’s back.
Booster
button and pull the
harness straps outward.
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5.Tighten Harness
Straps.
Pull harness adjustment
strap until harness straps
are tight.
6.Insert SureLatch™
Connectors.
Insert both LATCH
connectors through the
forward-facing belt path.
Converting into a Booster Seat
7.Remove the Crotch
Strap.
Place the child restraint in
Recline Position #1 (p. 62)
then lay it on its back.
Locate the crotch strap
anchor on the bottom.
Unclip the anchor, push
it through the seat and
remove, as shown.
Insert the crotch strap
anchor back into the
opening from the
bottom of the child
restraint.
Pull the anchor
completely through
the seat and arrange it
so it lies flat, as shown.
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Booster
Converting into a Booster Seat
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Converting into a Booster Seat
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8.Install the Seat Pad.
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Fasten each LATCH connector to its D-ring for
storage (pages 60 and 61).
IMPORTANT
Make sure the child restraint is adjusted to Recline
Position #3 (p. 62) and the headrest is adjusted for
proper shoulder belt fit (p. 62).
Your Symphony Child Restraint is now in Booster Mode
and ready for a child who weighs 40 – 100 lbs
(18 – 45.3 kg), is 43.3 – 57 inches (110 – 145 cm) tall,
is at least three years old, and whose ears are below
the top of the child restraint headrest.
Booster
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General Information
Using the SureLatch™ Connectors
Using the Quick Connectors™
Release Button
To remove the SureLatch™
connector from a LATCH
anchor or its storage D-ring,
press the red Release Button.
Release Button
When the LATCH harness is in
the rear-facing belt path,
store each SureLatch™ connector by snapping it onto the
rear D-rings.
When the LATCH strap is in
the rear-facing belt path,
store each Quick Connector™
by snapping it onto the
D-rings, as shown.
General
When the LATCH harness is
in the forward-facing belt
path, store each SureLatch™
connector by snapping it
onto the forward D-rings.
When the LATCH strap is
in the forward-facing belt
path, store each Quick
Connector™ by snapping it
onto the D-rings, as shown.
To remove the Quick
Connector™ from a LATCH
anchor or its storage D-ring,
press the red Release Button.
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Adjusting the Headrest
Headrest Adjust Lever
To adjust, squeeze the
headrest adjust lever, as
shown, while sliding the
headrest up or down to
the desired position.
Removing Seat Pad
EZ Off Pad
Enclosure
1.Disconnect both
SureLatch™ connectors from D-rings on
seat pad.
2.Open “EZ Off” pad
enclosure.
3.Disconnect all seat
Adjusting the Recline Position
pad hooks. Remove
the seat pad.
This child restraint can be adjusted into three positions.
Squeeze the recline lever at
the bottom of the child
restraint, as shown, and
select the desired recline
position.
IMPORTANT: After adjusting
the recline position, rock the
child restraint back and forth
to make sure it is securely
locked in the desired position.
Recline Lever
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General
CORRECT RECLINE POSITIONING
• In rear-facing position: Use Recline Position #1 ONLY.
• In forward-facing position when child is secured with
harness straps: Use Recline Position #2 for children who
weigh 20 – 40 lbs (9 – 18 kg); use Recline Position #3
for children who weigh 20 – 65 lbs (9 – 29.4 kg).
• In booster mode: Use Recline Position #3 ONLY.
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Installing the Locking Clip
Installing the Locking Clip
To view a video about installing a locking clip, go to www.
evenflo.com.
2.Hold the lap/shoulder
belts together just
behind the free sliding
buckle tongue while you
unfasten the seat belt.
Use the locking clip with:
• Lap/shoulder seat belt
combinations that have a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into place;
or
• Seat belts equipped with an emergency locking
retractor (ELR). Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so
that they lock when tightened. It may not be necessary
to use a locking clip in these situations.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing the locking clip.
Locking Clip
WARNING
• Remove locking clip from vehicle
seat belt when not used with a
child restraint, or the vehicle seat
belt will not properly restrain an
adult or child. Serious injury could
occur.
• DO NOT use the locking clip in
booster mode.
3.While holding the belts
1/2 in.
(13 mm)
and buckle tongue,
thread the locking clip
onto the seat belt, and
slide it into place.
Note: Locking clip must
be placed within 1/2 in.
(13 mm) of seat belt
buckle.
4.Buckle the seat belt with
the locking clip in place.
1.Using your full weight,
Return to the installation procedure:
• Rear-facing installation – Step 6, page 30
• Forward-facing installation – Step 7, page 48
General
press down on the child
restraint as you tighten
the seat belt.
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Installing the Accessories
WARNING
• Use the fold-down cup holder with the child restraint in the
forward-facing position ONLY.
• DO NOT use the cup holder to store bottles or hard
containers. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
(such as coffee or tea) in the accessories.
• DO NOT attach any other item to this child restraint
unless it has been certified for use with this specific child
restraint.
Installing the Accessories
WARNING
Use the Body Pillow and Infant Head Support with the
child restraint in the rear-facing position ONLY.
The optional body pillow is used to help support the
child by placing it in the restraint, as shown.
General
To install the fold-down cup holder on either side of
the restraint, move seat pad out of the way and install
on the side, as shown.
To use, flip it open.
IMPORTANT:
• The head pillow (Infant Head Support) should lie flat
against the seat back, as shown. Be sure to cut off the
plastic attachment between the head support and the
seat pad. Small parts may be a choking hazard.
• Support the child’s head. Infants may have difficulty
breathing when in a sitting position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head, or failure
to properly recline the child restraint could increase the
child’s risk of serious injury or death.
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Care and Cleaning
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse the SureLatch™ connectors,
the buckle, or any other part of this child restraint.
• Plastic and metal parts may be wiped clean with
mild soap and water and dried with a soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents.
• Take care not to damage any labels.
• The harness can be wiped clean with mild soap and
water. Allow harness to air dry. DO NOT immerse
buckle in water.
• The seat pad can be machine washed separately in
cold water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry 10 – 15 minutes
on low heat.
• NEVER use child restraint without the seat pad.
Proper Disposal of this Child Restraint
At the end of this child restraint’s useful life, Evenflo
encourages you to dispose of it properly. Most of the
components in this child restraint are recyclable.
1. Remove all fabric and padding.
2. Remove all screws and disassemble the restraint.
3. Recycle all plastic/foam parts and discard the rest.
If your local recycling center won’t accept the padding,
you may dispose of it in the landfill.
Note: Evenflo uses recycled materials in the
manufacturing process whenever possible but never
for components that are critical for safety.
To prevent injury due to hidden damage, lost instructions,
outdated technology, etc., discontinue use of this restraint
after eight years, or if it has been involved in a crash.
Tip!
•
To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
Para instrucciones en Español, llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
Para instrucciones en Español, llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Child Restraint System
WARNING
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
2570xxxx 7/08
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
After thoroughly reading
and
™
Symphony
following these instructions,
store them in the slots provided
on the back of the child
WARNING
restraint, as shown.
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
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General
Child Restraint System
2570xxxx 7/08
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Replacement Parts
Limited Warranty
Not available on all models.
You can order replacement parts on-line at www.evenflo.com
or contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921. When you contact
us, please have the product model number and date of
manufacture (found on the back of the child restraint).
Right
Left
Right
Left
Cup
Holder
Locking
Clip
Upper Seat
Foam
Right
Body
Pillow
Tether
Extender
Left
Right
Left
Lower Seat
Foam
Headrest
Pad
For a period of 90 days from the original purchase of this Product, Evenflo warrants to the original end user (“Purchaser”) this
Product (including any accessories) against defects in material
or workmanship. Evenflo’s sole obligation under this express
limited warranty shall be, at Evenflo’s option, to repair or replace any Product that is determined to be defective by Evenflo
and determined to be covered by this warranty.
Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the
exclusive remedy of the Purchaser. Proof of purchase in the
form of a receipted invoice or bill of sale evidencing that the
Product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. This express limited warranty is extended
by Evenflo ONLY to the original Purchaser of the Product and is
not assignable or transferable to subsequent purchasers or end
users of the Product. For warranty service, contact Evenflo’s
ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921 or
www.evenflo.com.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS HEREBY
DISCLAIMED. EVENFLO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FOR BREACH OF THE EXPRESS LIMITED
WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT, OR ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED
BY OPERATION OF LAW. OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS LIMITED
WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES THAT ACCOMPANY THIS PRODUCT AND ANY ORAL,
WRITTEN OR ANY OTHER EXPRESS REPRESENTATION OF ANY
KIND IS HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
General
Headrest
Seat
Pad
LATCH Harness with
SureLatch™ Connectors
Answers. Advice. Affirmation.™
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LATCH Strap with
Quick Connectors™
• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921, 8 AM to 5 PM E.T.
• Mexico: 01-800-706-12-00
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Answers. Advice. Affirmation.™
• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921, 8 AM to 5 PM E.T.
• Mexico: 01-800-706-12-00
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