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Baby Trend FastBack Owner`s manual
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings
in this manual. Failure to properly use this car seat increases
the risk of serious injury or death in a sudden stop or crash.
3-in-1 Car Seat
STOP
If you experience any difficulty in using this product, please contact our
customer service department at 1-800-328-7363 between the hours of
8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time for assistance. Please have
your model number and manufacturing date available when you call. This
information can be found on a small sticker on the bottom of the product.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Para instrucciones en Español, conéctese a
www.babytrend.com o llamar al: 1-800-328-7363.
Convenience through innovation and thoughtful design
Baby Trend, Inc.
1607 S. Campus Ave.,
Ontario, CA 91761
1-800-328-7363
(8:00am ~ 4:30pm PST)
www.babytrend.com
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by Baby Trend
www.babytrend.com
Copyright © 2011, Baby Trend, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1.0 General Warnings...................................................................................... 3
2.0 Registration Information........................................................................... 4
3.0 Features and Benefits............................................................................... 5
3.1 Toddler Seat WITH Built-in Safety Harness........................................................ 5
3.2 High Back Booster Seat WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness............................... 7
3.3 Backless Booster Seat WITHOUT Built-in
Safety Harness and Back Support...................................................................... 9
4.0 Preparing Car Seat for Use..................................................................... 11
4.1 Assembling the Car Seat....................................................................................11
4.2 Determine the Use Mode and Prepare the Car Seat........................................ 13
4.3 Select a Vehicle Seating Location to Install the Car Seat................................. 13
4.4 Proper Use Check List...................................................................................... 14
5.0 Height and Weight Limitations............................................................... 15
5.1 Toddler Car Seat WITH Built-in Safety Harness................................................ 17
5.2 High-back Booster Seat WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness............................. 18
5.3 Backless Booster Seat WITHOUT Back Support.............................................. 19
6.0 Important Safety Information.................................................................. 20
7.0 LATCH....................................................................................................... 24
8.0 Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location.......................................................... 25
8.1 Seat Location Requirements............................................................................. 25
9.0 Vehicle Seat Belts.................................................................................... 27
9.1 SAFE Seat Belt Systems.................................................................................. 27
9.2 Locking Clip Installation.................................................................................... 30
9.3 UNSAFE Seat Belt Systems............................................................................. 31
10.2.1 WITH Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt.................................................................. 39
10.2.2 WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only.......................................................................... 39
10.2.3 WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only, NO Tether Strap, and children under 30 lbs.... 40
11.0 Securing Child with Built-in Safety Harness.....................................................................44
11.1 Securing Your Child with Build-in Safety Harness........................................... 44
11.2 Adjusting the Crotch Strap Length................................................................... 48
11.3 Adjusting Flex-Sides™ Back Support.............................................................. 50
12.0 Securing High-Back Booster Seat in Vehicle...................................................................51
12.1 Preparation for Installation.............................................................................. 52
12.1.1 Remove Built-in Safety Harness.................................................................. 53
12.1.2 Built-in Safety Harness Storage .................................................................. 55
12.1.3 Reinstalling the Built-in Safety Harness....................................................... 55
12.2 Installation with LATCH System...................................................................... 58
12.3 Installation with Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt..................................................... 59
12.4 Securing Child in High-Back Booster Seat...................................................... 61
12.5 Adjusting Flex-Sides™ Back Support and Head Support............................... 62
13.0 Securing Backless Booster Seat in Vehicle......................................................................64
13.1 Preparation for Installation.............................................................................. 66
13.2 Remove Flex-Sides™ Back Support and Head Support................................ 66
13.3 Reinstalling Flex-Sides™ Back Support and Head Support........................... 68
13.4 Installation with LATCH System...................................................................... 70
13.5 Installation with Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt..................................................... 71
13.6 Using Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip............................................................... 74
14.0 Accessories........................................................................................... 77
14.1 Body Insert...................................................................................................... 78
10.0 Securing Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle.......................................................33
15.0 Care & Maintenance.............................................................................. 79
16.0 Airplane Use........................................................................................... 80
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10.1 Installation with LATCH System..................................................................... 34
10.2 Installation with Vehicle Belt........................................................................... 38
1.0 General
Warnings
2.0
Registration Information
WARNINGS TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
REGISTER YOUR CAR SEAT
The ultimate safety of your child depends on the proper and secure
installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle. Proper installation
requires that you read and understand this entire manual and
your vehicle’s owner’s manual before placing your child in the
seat. DO NOT allow others to install or use this Car Seat unless
they completely understand its proper installation and use.
Even if using this Car Seat seems easy to figure out on
your own, it is very important to follow all instructions on
this Car Seat and in the written instructions. READ THIS
OWNER’S MANUAL and the vehicle owner’s manual.
Failure to properly use this Car Seat can result in serious
injury or death from a crash, sharp turn or sudden stop. Your
child’s safety depends on you installing and using this Car
Seat correctly. Use this Car Seat forward-facing only.
Please complete the following information. The model
number and manufactured in (date) can be found
on a label on the bottom of the Car Seat.
Model Number: ___________________
Manufactured in: __________________
Purchase Date: ___________________
Please fill out the prepaid registration post card attached to the safety
harness and mail it today.
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: Baby Trend, Inc., 1607 S. Campus Avenue,
Ontario, CA 91761 or call 1-800-328-7363 or register online at: http://
www.babytrend.com/registration.html. For recall information, call
the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
If You Need Help
Please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions
concerning your child restraint. When you contact us, please have
the model and manufactured in (date) ready. These numbers can be
found on a white label located on the bottom of the child restraint.
USA Toll Free: 1-800-328-7363
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST) Monday - Friday
or www.babytrend.com
Your child’s safety depends on you:
• Choosing the correct mode of use for your child’s height and weight.
• Choosing the best location for the Car Seat in your vehicle.
• Properly routing the vehicle seat belt or LATCH.
• Properly securing the Car Seat in the vehicle by using
LATCH or using a seat belt designed to retain both the Car
Seat and your child. Proper use and routing of the seat
belts in your vehicle is essential for proper installation. Many
vehicle seat belts are NOT safe to use with this Car Seat.
• Properly securing your child in the child restraint.
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3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
3.1 Toddler Seat WITH Built-in Safety Harness
Adjustable
head support
Owner’s
Manual storage
Harness slots
Vehicle shoulder
belt guide
Features and Benefits
Tether strap
Height
adjustment
button
Body insert
Tether
hook
LATCH
adjuster
(Tether)
Harness buckle
Armrest
Harness covers
Crotch strap
Flex-Sides™
Harness clip
Cup holder
Harness
connector
plates
Fold lock
levers
Game holder
Harness
adjuster button
Vehicle lap
belt guide
Yellow
release tab
LATCH connectors
Harness
adjustment strap
Recline handle
5
Recline foot
Seat pad
LATCH release
button
6
Yellow
release tab
LATCH extend
button
3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
3.2 High Back Booster Seat WITHOUT
Built-in Safety Harness
Features and Benefits
Owner’s
Manual storage
Tether strap
Adjustable
head support
Height
adjustment
button
Vehicle shoulder
belt guide
Tether
hook
LATCH
adjuster
(Tether)
Armrest
Flex-Sides™
Locking clip
Cup holder
Fold lock
levers
Game holder
Harness
adjuster button
Harness
adjustment strap
Yellow
release tab
Seat pad
Recline handle
7
Recline foot
Vehicle lap
belt guide
LATCH connectors
LATCH release
button
8
Yellow
release tab
LATCH extend
button
3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
3.3 Backless Booster Seat WITHOUT Built-in
Safety Harness and Back Support
Features and Benefits
Owner’s
Manual storage
Shoulder belt
positioning clip
Positioning clip
attachment strap
LATCH release
button
Armrest
Vehicle lap
belt guide
Seat pad
Cup holder
Harness
adjuster button
Harness
adjustment strap
Vehicle lap
belt guide
Yellow
release tab
Recline handle
9
Recline foot
Game holder
LATCH extend
button
LATCH connectors
10
Yellow
release tab
4.0
Preparing Car Seat for Use
4.0
4.1 Assembling the Car Seat
Raise the adjustable seat back to the
highest position by pressing in on the
Height Adjustment Button and lifting
upward on seat back. (Fig 12-1)
ADULT SET UP REQUIRED.
WARNING
PREVENT INJURY FROM PINCHING
– KEEP FINGERS CLEAR OF
HINGES WHEN ROTATING BACK
SUPPORT UP INTO USE POSITION.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM
CAR SEAT DURING SET UP AND
ADJUSTMENT.
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11-1
Check to make sure that all parts and harness
belts are properly in place. (Fig 11-1)
While pulling Harness Adjustment Strap
away from seat, lift and unfold back
support until it locks into place.
Note: You should hear a “click” when
the locks are fully engaged. (Fig 112) Always confirm that both Fold Lock
Levers are engaged before use.
Check to make sure that the
Harness Adjustment Strap is not
trapped inside the seat as shown.
(Fig 11-3)
Preparing Car Seat for Use
12-1
Unfold the Flex-Sides™ down and
fasten in place using the Velcro®
strips on the rear of the seat back
fabric and Flex-Sides™. (Fig 12-2)
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11-2
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11-3
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12-2
4.0
Preparing Car Seat for Use
4.2 Determine the Use Mode and Prepare the Car Seat
Toddler Car Seat WITH Built-in Safety Harness
“between 22 and 70 lbs” (10 and 31.7 kg)
- Use Body Insert with smaller child.
- Harness strap height must be at or above child’s shoulder.
- Adjust the harness strap height to fit your child
High-back Booster Car Seat WITHOUT Built-in Safety
Harness “between 30 and 100 lbs” (13.6 and 45.3 kg)
- Remove the harness system for Booster Car Seat Use
- Remove Body Insert.
- Adjust back support for your child
- Adjust head support for your child
Backless Booster Car Seat WITHOUT Built-in Safety
Harness “between 40 and 120 lbs” (18.1 and 54.3 kg)
- Remove Back Support
Note: See Weight and Height Limitations section for more information
4.3 Select a Vehicle Seating Location
to Install the Car Seat
WITH Built-in Safety Harness
•Select a vehicle seating location with a tether anchor, if available. Baby
Trend requires using the tether for installation whenever possible.
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4.0
Preparing Car Seat for Use
Booster Seat Mode WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness
•Select a vehicle seating location with a lap/shoulder belt.
•Never use a vehicle seating location with only a lap belt.
Note: See section 8.0 Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location for more
information
4.4 Proper Use Check List
Toddler Car Seat (WITH Built-in Safety Harness)
√ Car seat is securely installed in vehicle.
√ The correct belt routing for installation is used based on use of tether.
√ Top Tether is used, when possible.
√ Harness straps are in harness slots at or above child’s shoulders.
√ Harness is snugly adjusted around child.
Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness)
√ Lap and shoulder belts are snugly adjusted around child.
√ Lap belt is low and flat on hips and contacting thighs.
√ Shoulder belt is centered on shoulder.
√ Child is sitting up, not slouching down under vehicle lap belt.
√ Shoulder belt is not under arm or behind back of child.
√ Top of child’s ears are below top of vehicle seat back or
vehicle headrest.
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5.0 Height
and Weight Limitations
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
5.0
Height and Weight Limitations
2. High-back Booster Seat (WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness) For
children weighing between 30 and 100 lbs (13.6 and 45.3 kg).
FAILURE TO USE CHILD RESTRAINT IN A MANNER APPROPRIATE
FOR YOUR CHILD’S SIZE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.
Instructions for the use of this Car Seat differ greatly depending
on the size of your child. Be sure you are using the Car Seat in
the correct mode and with the correct features for your child.
Car Seat Use Modes
This Car Seat has three different use modes for the weight and height
ranges listed below and depends on the size of your child. Instructions
for the proper use of this Car Seat differ greatly for each use mode. Be
sure you are using the Car Seat in
the correct mode and with the
correct features for your child as
identified in this owner’s manual.
3. Backless Booster Seat (WITHOUT Built-in Safety Harness and
back support) For children weighing between 40 and 120 lbs
(18.1 and 54.3 kg).
1. Toddler Car Seat (WITH Builtin Safety Harness) For children
weighing between 22 and
70 lbs (10 and 31.7 kg).
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5.0 Height
and Weight Limitations
5.1 Toddler Car Seat WITH Built-in Safety Harness
Your child must meet ALL these requirements:
•Weight between 22 and 70
lbs (10 and 31.7 kg)
•Height between 28.5 and 52 inches
(72 and 132 cm)
•At least one year old and
can sit upright unassisted
•Top of child’s shoulders are at
or BELOW harness slots in
highest adjustment position
Note: If child’s shoulders are above
the harness slots when adjusted to
the highest position, child is too large
to use Built-in Safety Harness.
5.0
Height and Weight Limitations
5.2 High-back Booster Seat WITHOUT
Built-in Safety Harness
Your child must meet ALL these requirements:
•Weight between 30 and 100
lbs (13.6 and 45.3 kg)
•Height between 38 and 57 inches
(96 and 145 cm)
•Approximately 3-10 years of age
•The shoulder belt MUST lie
across child’s shoulder as shown
and the lap portion of the belt is
positioned low on the child’s hips
•Child’s ears are BELOW
top of the booster seat
Note: If the tops of the ears
are above the top of the seat, then the
child is too large for the booster seat.
Parents are advised that the back support and head support of the highback booster car seat provide incremental crash protection in frontal
and side impact crashes. Removing the back support and head support
earlier than necessary also removes the incremental crash protection.
We highly recommend using the built-in safety harness for
as long as possible when the child is 70 lbs or less and the
shoulders are below the harness slots in the highest position.
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5.0 Height
and Weight Limitations
5.3 Backless Booster Seat WITHOUT Back Support
Your child must meet ALL these requirements:
•Weight between 40 and 120
lbs (18.1 and 54.3 kg)
•Height between 42 and 57
inches (107 and 145 cm)
•Approximately 4-10 years of age
•The Shoulder belt MUST lie
across child’s shoulder as shown
and the lap portion of the belt is
positioned low on the child’s hips
•Top of child’s ears must be below top
of vehicle seat back or vehicle headrest
Baby Trend and the American Academy
of Pediatrics recommend using a Backless Booster Car Seat until the
child reaches a standing height of 57 in. (145 cm) before changing to
secure the child with a vehicle seat belt, without a booster car seat.
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
TO AVOID INJURIES FROM WHIPLASH, TOP OF
CHILD’S EARS MUST BE BELOW TOP EDGE OF
VEHICLE SEAT BACK OR VEHICLE HEADREST.
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6.0
Important Safety Information
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
Failure to follow these instructions and Car Seat labels can result in
child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
•Use this Car Seat only with children who weigh between
22 and 120 lbs (10 and 54.3 kg) and whose height is
between 29 and 57 in. (74 and 145 cm) and who are capable of
sitting upright unassisted.
•Child must be at least 1 year old and 22 lbs (10 kg) to use this Car
Seat.
•Proper installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle and proper
securing of your child in the Car Seat are essential to ensure the
safety of your child. Your child can be injured in a sudden stop or
crash if not properly secured in the Car Seat or if the Car Seat is
not properly installed in the vehicle.
•Use this Car Seat forward-facing only with child facing the front
of the vehicle.
•Toddler Use Mode:
- Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s Child Restraint
Anchorage System (LATCH) if available or with a vehicle belt.
- Secure Tether Strap provided with this child restraint.
- Always use proper belt routing based on tether use.
- Always use Harness Covers.
- Snugly adjust harness around child.
- Adjust harness strap height to child’s shoulder height.
- Use Body Insert for smaller child.
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6.0 Important
Safety Information
•Booster Use Mode:
- Use only with children that are 3 years old
and weigh at least 30 lbs (13.6 kg).
- Snugly adjust the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt around child.
- Properly position the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt on
child. Lap belt is low on child’s hips and contacting
thighs and shoulder belt is centered on shoulder.
- Use only the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt system to restrain a child.
- Never use only a lap belt to secure child in the Booster Car Seat.
- Use back support as long as possible.
- Never use Body Insert when using Booster Car Seat.
•Never leave your child unattended, even for a moment.
•Never put a Car Seat in a vehicle front seat location unless
specifically recommended in vehicle owner’s manual.
•Never use this Car Seat in a vehicle seating location
that has an Active Air Bag unless recommended in the
vehicle owner’s manual. If your vehicle is equipped with
a front passenger side Active Air Bag, please refer to the
vehicle’s owner’s manual for additional information about
Active Air Bags and child safety seat installation.
•This Car Seat is designed and tested to accommodate a
child of a specific range of WEIGHT and HEIGHT. Using
the Car Seat for a child whose weight or height is outside
of these limits will increase the risk of death or serious
injury in the event of a crash (see Section 5.0 of this manual
for WEIGHT and HEIGHT limits for this car seat).
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6.0
Important Safety Information
•DO NOT dress your child in bulky clothing or other garments that
will hinder the harness from being properly latched between your
child’s legs and belts being snugly adjusted around your child.
•Not all vehicle seat belts or seating locations can be
used with this Car Seat. Read vehicle owner’s manual
and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section in this manual.
•Some vehicles do not have any safe location for this Car
Seat to be installed. In addition, many vehicles do not
have seat belt systems that will adequately hold this Car
Seat in the required position. Please refer to both this
manual and your vehicle owner’s manual for complete
information for proper, safe installation of this Car Seat.
•This Car Seat is certified for use in motor vehicles and for use
on aircraft in Toddler Car Seat use mode. DO NOT use this Car
Seat in the home, on boats or other non-certified applications.
•DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided
by Baby Trend, Inc. Use of accessories or parts from other
manufacturers could alter the performance and safety of the Car
Seat. The Car Seat may become very hot if left in direct sunlight.
Your child may suffer burns from hot components. Always check
the Car Seat for hot surfaces that may come into contact with
your child before placing your child in the Car Seat. We suggest
that you cover the Car Seat with a blanket or towel if it will be
subject to direct sunlight while you are away from the vehicle.
•This Car Seat is constructed of plastic that can deform over
time if left with any object in the seat while stored. DO NOT
leave heavy objects in the Car Seat while not in use. DO NOT
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6.0 Important
Safety Information
store the seat in the trunk of your car with heavy objects
on it or with pressure on the Car Seat from the trunk lid.
•Discontinue use of the Harness System and Back Support after
6 years and the Booster Seat Base after 9 years from the date of
manufacture printed on the label on the bottom of the Seat Base.
•DO NOT use Car Seat if it has been in a crash, it must
be replaced. A crash can cause unseen damage and
using it again could result in serious injury or death.
•DO NOT use Car Seat if it is damaged or is missing parts.
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every situation,
but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
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7.0
LATCH
LATCH
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) System is
designed to make installation of child safety seats easier by
requiring child restraints to be installed without using the vehicle’s seat
belt system. Since September 1, 2002, two rear seating positions of
all cars, mini vans and light trucks come equipped with lower child
restraint anchor points located between a vehicle’s seat cushion and
seat back. Also on September 1, 2002, all child restraints will have two
attachments which will connect to the vehicle’s lower anchor points.
Together, the lower anchors and upper tethers make up the LATCH
system. Read your vehicle owner’s manual for exact locations,
identification and requirements for use with a child restraint.
ONLY use LATCH to secure your child
restraint in a seating position recommended
Vehicle Top
by the vehicle manufacturer.
Tether Anchors
Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for
the vehicle’s top tether anchor locations.
They should be identified by one of
the symbols shown in Fig. 24-1.
IMPORTANT: With children weighing more
than 50 pounds (23 kg) use vehicle belt (NOT
LATCH) for installations. It is important to
note that some vehicle manufacturers have
lower weight rating for LATCH anchors.
Latch Lower
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual or
Anchors
24-1
contact the vehicle manufacturer for limits
on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
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8.0 Selecting
a Vehicle Seat Location
SELECTING THE BEST VEHICLE LOCATION
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
8.0
Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location
vehicle lap belt only and CANNOT be used when this Car Seat is
used as a booster seat WITHOUT the Built-in Safety Harness.
ONLY place in a forward-facing vehicle
seat. DO NOT place this Car Seat in any
vehicle seat that faces to the rear or to
either side of the vehicle. (Fig 26-1)
Not every location within a vehicle may be safe for the installation of
this Car Seat. In fact, some vehicles have no seating position that is
safe for the installation of a Car Seat. Improper placement of this Car
Seat within a vehicle will increase the risk of death or serious injury.
Please follow the instructions in this manual and in your vehicle
owner’s manual carefully to ensure proper location and installation
of this Car Seat. If you are uncertain about the proper location of
the Car Seat within the vehicle, contact your vehicle manufacturer
directly or through their dealer before using this Car Seat.
26-1
Car Seat MUST NOT hang over the front
edge of the vehicle seat. (Fig 26-2)
8.1 Seat Location Requirements
26-2
According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in rear vehicle seating positions, rather than front
seating positions. Whenever possible, this Car Seat should be
secured in the rear center, seating position. The rear seat directly
behind the front seats NOT in a third
row rear seat. (Fig 25-1) However, this
position sometimes is equipped with a
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25-1
NEVER place this Car Seat in a vehicle seating
location that has an Active Frontal Air Bag!
Active Frontal Air Bags inflate with great force!
An inflating Active Frontal Air Bag can strike
a Car Seat with enough force to cause death
or serious injury to your child. (Fig 26-3)
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26-3
9.0 Vehicle
Seat Belts
9.0
VEHICLE SEAT BELT REQUIREMENTS
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
THE CAR SEAT MUST BE TIGHTLY SECURED AT ALL TIMES.
THE VEHICLE SEAT BELT MUST BE CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING
A TIGHT INSTALLATION AT ALL TIMES. A VARIETY OF VEHICLE
SEAT BELT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON VEHICLES
THAT ARE NOT SAFE FOR USE WITH THE CAR SEAT.
Even newer vehicles can have seat belts systems that are NOT
safe for use with the Car Seat. These systems may look safe but
their method of operation precludes their use with the Car Seat.
If you are unsure if the vehicle seat belt is safe for use with the
Car Seat, check the vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
manufacturer, or your vehicle dealer for additional information.
9.1 SAFE Seat Belt Systems
The following vehicle seat belt systems can be used with the Car
Seat provided that all of the other requirements prescribed in
these instructions, including seat position, and all instructions
provided by your vehicle owner’s manual are followed.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
USING BUILT-IN SAFETY HARNESS ONLY:
Lap Belts (Manually Adjusted)
A lap belt that is manually adjusted and
will remain tightly adjusted around the
Car Seat while the vehicle is in motion
is suitable for use with the Car Seat. Pulling
the belt through the buckle after the buckle is
fastened tightens this type of seat belt. (Fig 28-1)
28-1
Lap Belts with Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR)
A lap belt that cannot be lengthened once
it is fastened is suitable for use with the
Car Seat. These seat belts often have
an automatic locking retractor (ALR) that
will allow the belt to be lengthened but
once fastened, must be unbuckled and
allowed to retract fully before allowing the
belt to be lengthened again. (Fig 28-2)
28-2
WITH or WITHOUT BUILT-IN SAFETY HARNESS:
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Locking
Latch Plate
A lap/shoulder combination seat belt with a
latch plate that locks the lap belt into position
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9.0 Vehicle
Seat Belts
9.0
is suitable for use with the Car Seat.
Once this type of seat belt is fastened,
the latch plate prevents the lap belt from
loosening. This combination seat belt
does not require a Locking Clip. (Fig 29-1)
9.2 Locking Clip Installation
29-1
Note: The belt is tightened by pulling
hard on the shoulder belt while pushing
down hard on the Car Seat.
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
A lap/shoulder combination belt system with
a latch plate that can slide freely along the
belt (Fig 29-2) is suitable for use with the
Car Seat if it includes a lockable retractor or
a Locking Clip (Fig 29-3) MUST be used to
secure the lap belt into position to prevent
loosening Use the Locking Clip provided with
the Car Seat as instructed (See section 9.2).
29-2
Locking clip
29-3
Please refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for additional
information on locking this style of seat belt. This style of
belt MUST be locked to prevent movement of the Car Seat.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
WARNING
DO NOT USE LOCKING CLIP IN BOOSTER SEAT MODE.
Locking Clip is located in the pocket on underside
of Seat Pad. (Fig 30-1)
1. Tighten the buckled seat belt around the Car
Seat by pulling upward on the shoulder belt
while pushing down hard on the Car Seat.
2. While maintaining downward pressure
on the Car Seat, squeeze the shoulder
belt and lap belt together just above the
buckle to prevent it from moving. Unbuckle
the seat belt, being careful to prevent
movement of the buckle.
3. Secure the shoulder belt to the lap belt
by installing the Locking Clip 1/2” from
the buckle. (Fig 30-2)
4. Re-buckle the seat belt and check that the
seat belt is very tight around the Car Seat.
Pull firmly on the lap belt to ensure that
the Locking Clip is locking the lap belt and
remains very tight.
Test installation to make sure Car Seat is secure.
If NOT secure, additional belt tightening is
required. Repeat steps above until secure.
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1/2” (1.25cm)
30-2
9.0 Vehicle
Seat Belts
9.0
9.3 UNSAFE Seat Belt Systems
DO NOT use the following types of seat belt systems with the Car Seat.
These belt systems will not hold the Car Seat securely in place at all times.
In addition, the Locking Clip provided with this product will NOT make these
belt systems safe to use. NEVER USE unsafe vehicle belts systems!
Note: LATCH can be used IN PLACE OF the following
unsafe vehicle seat belts systems if your vehicle
is equipped with LATCH anchorage system.
Lap Belts with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
DO NOT use a lap belt that stays loose after installed
and locks only in a crash or sudden stop. These lap
belts utilize an Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
and are often found in combination with motorized
shoulder belts. Because these belts will allow the Car
Seat to move about on the vehicle seat, the chance
of the Car Seat being out of the proper position in
a crash is very high. Accordingly, DO NOT use the
Car Seat with this type of seat belt system. Please
see your vehicle’s dealer or owner’s manual for
information on converting this seat belt system to one
that is acceptable for use with a Car Seat. (Fig 31-1)
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
with Retractor
DO NOT use a lap/shoulder belt system if the
lap belt and shoulder belt each have retractors
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Vehicle Seat Belts
at one end. This type of seat belt system will not
adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 31-2)
Passive Restraint – Lap or Shoulder Belt
Mounted on Door
DO NOT use a seat belt that is connected to the
door in any way. These types of seat belts are
designed to automatically surround the occupant
when the door is closed. This type of seat belt will
NOT adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 32-1)
Passive Restraint – Lap Belt with Motorized
Shoulder Belt
DO NOT use a shoulder belt that moves
along a track. These systems typically move
to surround the occupant when the door is
closed. This type of belt system will NOT
adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 32-2)
31-1
31-2
Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
DO NOT use a seat belt that is anchored on the
seat more than 2 inches forward of the crease
between the seat bottom and the seat back.
This type of seat belt anchors the Car Seat
too far forward and the Car Seat will not be
safely restrained in the vehicle. (Fig 32-3)
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10.0 Securing
Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
INSTALLATION WITH BUILT-IN HARNESS
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE THE CHILD RESTRAINT IN
YOUR VEHICLE INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP, SHARP TURN OR
CRASH.
•Proper installation is required.
•The belt routing for securing this Car Seat in a vehicle is
dependent on installation WITH or WITHOUT the Top Tether.
•Secure this child restraint with LATCH System or vehicle
seat belt and Top Tether Strap as shown in this manual.
•LATCH or vehicle seat belt must stay tightly
adjusted around Car Seat at all times.
•Vehicle seat belt must be routed through Back
Support of Car Seat when using harness system.
•Snugly adjust harness provided with the Car Seat around child.
•Harness straps must be through harness strap
slots at or above child’s shoulders.
•Never place vehicle seat belt in front of
child when using harness system.
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Securing Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
•Only use the car seat LATCH System in vehicle seating
positions designated by the vehicle manufacturer as LATCH
use position and have anchor spacing of 11 inches (280 mm).
•The car seat must be held tightly by the LATCH System.
•Never attach more than one top tether hook to a vehicle
anchorage unless recommended in the vehicle owner’s manual.
Your child restraint can be installed with either LATCH or with a
SAFE vehicle belt system. To properly install the child restraint and
protect your child, you must carefully follow these instructions.
10.1 Installation with LATCH System
The LATCH system is made up of the two lower
child restraint anchorages and a top tether anchor
anchorage. When available, LATCH is the recommended
method of securing the Car Seat in the vehicle.
•Locate a LATCH seating position and locate the LATCH anchorages in
the vehicle seat. (See Section 7.0 LATCH for more information)
The LATCH System when used with top tether, may be used to 50
lbs (23 kg). Over 50 lbs (23 kg), disconnect LATCH and secure with a
vehicle seat belt.
•If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust into the upright position or the
position or the position specified in the vehicle owner’s manual for use
with a Car Seat.
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Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
35-1
Attach the Lower LATCH Connectors
1. Extend the LATCH Connectors by
pressing the LATCH Extend Button on
each side as shown. (Fig 35-2)
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3. The FastBack has (3) recline positions when
used as a toddler car seat. Adjust the seat
recline to the desired position for your child.
To adjust the recline angle pull the Recline
Handle and adjust the Recline Foot up or
down. (Fig 36-1)
•Lengthen the Tether Strap and place over
top of headrest and into seat. (Fig 35-1)
2. Secure the LATCH Connectors
to the vehicle LATCH lower
anchorages. Listen for the “click”
and check that both connectors
are securely attached to the lower
anchorages by pulling on the
Car Seat.
IMPORTANT: Always make sure
the LATCH Connectors are securely
connected to the vehicle lower
anchorages. (Fig 35-3)
10.0
35-2
LATCH lower
anchorage
4. Press the Yellow Release Tabs on both
sides (Fig 36-2), grasp the lower part
of the Car Seat, and slide the car seat
and pushing it firmly against the vehicle
seat as shown. (Fig 36-3)
Note: The LATCH Connectors will
automatically lock into place as they
retract into the car seat.
36-1
36-2
36-3
Attach the Tether Strap
Vehicle seating positions equipped
with LATCH will have top tether
anchors in most vehicles. Use
Tether Strap whenever possible.
35-3
1. Fasten the Tether Hook to the vehicle
tether anchor point. (Fig 36-4)
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2. Tighten the Tether Strap securely by pulling
the free end of the Tether Strap firmly
toward you as shown. (Fig 37-1)
Note: To loosen/lengthen the Tether Strap,
press on the Tether Adjuster button while
pulling on the Tether Hook.
37-1
Remove Car Seat
•Disconnect Tether Strap.
•Store the Tether Hook and Tether
Strap when not in use.
To store the Tether Strap:
1. Lengthen the strap and slide
the Tether Hook onto the
lower edge of the booster seat
as shown. (Fig. 37-2)
2. Tighten the strap so Tether Hook is
securely held in place. (Fig. 37-3)
•Disconnect LATCH Lower Connectors
To disconnect the LATCH Connectors:
1. To detach the LATCH Connectors, press
the LATCH Extend Buttons (Fig 37-4)
and pull the car seat away from the vehicle
seat to extend the LATCH Connectors.
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2. Press the LATCH Release Button on each
LATCH Connector (Fig 38-1) and pull away
from the vehicle anchors. Store the LATCH
Connectors when not in use by pressing
the Yellow Release Tabs and pushing the
LATCH connector back into the car seat.
LATCH
relese button
38-1
10.2 Installation with Vehicle Belt
37-2
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD
RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH.
37-3
37-4
WARNING
VEHICLE LAP BELT MUST STAY TIGHTLY ADJUSTED
TO CHILD RESTRAINT AT ALL TIMES. IF VEHICLE
BELT DOES NOT STAY TIGHT, READ VEHICLE
OWNER’S MANUAL AND “VEHICLE SEAT BELT
REQUIREMENTS” SECTION IN THIS MANUAL
IMPORTANT: The Car Seat
MUST NOT hang over the edge
of the vehicle seat. (Fig 38-2)
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Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
10.2.1 WITH Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
10.0
Securing Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
10.2.3 WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only, NO Tether
Strap, and children under 30 lbs
Check to see if all three of the following conditions are true:
Tether Strap
•Your child weighs less than 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
•The vehicle seat position is not equipped with tether anchor
•The vehicle seat position is equipped with only a lap belt
If these three statements are true, then the vehicle belt must be
installed using this method.
39-1
39-2
10.2.2 WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only
Tether Strap
40-1
39-3
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39-4
40-2
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1. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust into the upright position or
the position or the position specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a Car Seat.
2. The FastBack has (3) recline positions when
used as a toddler car seat. Adjust the seat
recline to the desired position for your child.
To adjust the recline angle pull the Recline
Handle and adjust the Recline Foot up or
down. (Fig 41-1)
Securing Toddler Seat in Your Vehicle
the belt for your vehicle seat belt system, see Section 8.0 Selecting
the Best Vehicle Seat Location and Section 9.1 SAFE Seat Belt
Systems, or your vehicle owner’s manual.
7. Attach the Tether Strap and tighten.
•Fasten the Tether Hook to the vehicle
tether anchor point. (Fig 42-1)
41-1
3. Place the Car Seat firmly against the back of a forward-facing vehicle
seat.
4. Thread the vehicle seat belt through the belt slot openings as shown.
(Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt: Fig 39-1) (Vehicle Lap Belt only:
Fig 39-3) (Vehicle Lap Belt only, no Tether Strap and for children
under 30 lbs: Fig 40-1)
5. Buckle the vehicle seat belt. Note: The belt MUST NOT be twisted.
6. Tighten the vehicle seat belt by pushing down hard with your hand or
knee in the middle of the Car Seat. Then pull the vehicle seat belt to
tighten. (Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt: Fig 39-2) (Vehicle Lap Belt only:
Fig 39-4) (Vehicle Lap Belt only, no Tether Strap and for children
under 30 lbs: Fig 40-2) Note: For more information on how to tighten
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•Tighten the Tether Strap securely by pulling the
free end of the Tether Strap firmly toward you as
shown. (Fig 42-2)
Note: To loosen/lengthen the Tether
Strap, press on the Tether Adjuster button
while pulling on the Tether Hook.
42-1
42-2
8. If the vehicle seat position is not equipped with tether anchor, store
the Tether Hook and Tether Strap.
•Lengthen the strap and slide the
Tether Hook onto the lower edge of the
booster seat as shown. (Fig. 42-3)
42-3
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1.0 General
SecuringWarnings
Toddler Seat
in Your Vehicle
11.0
Securing Child
2.0 Registration
with Built-in Safety
Information
Harness
11.1 Securing Your Child with Build-in Safety Harness
•Tighten the Tether Strap so Tether Hook
is securely held in place. (Fig. 43-1)
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
43-1
9. CHECK TO MAKE SURE CAR SEAT IS TIGHTLY SECURED by
twisting and pulling the Car Seat forward and to both sides to make
sure the vehicle seat belt does NOT loosen and that the Car Seat
does NOT easily move.
IMPORTANT: The Car Seat should not move more than one 1” (2.5 cm)
side-to-side or back and forth. If Car Seat moves more than 1” or the
vehicle seat belt does not stay tightly secured, repeat the installation
procedure or find another seat location for the Car Seat. (See Section
8.0 Selecting the Best Vehicle Seat Location) Refer to vehicle seat
belt section for vehicle belt types and if a Locking Clip is required.
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PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE IS REQUIRED! FAILURE TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN
THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
•Failure to properly adjust the harness on your child increases
the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a sudden stop
or crash. Follow the instructions very closely to ensure that the
harness is properly adjusted to fit your child at all times. Your
child will grow very rapidly! Please check the fit of the harness
every time you use the Car Seat.
•Snugly adjust harness provided with the Car Seat around child.
•For snug harness fit, use Body Insert for small child.
• Harness strap covers must always be used when using the
harness system.
• Discontinue use of harness when child’s weight exceeds 70 lbs
(31.7 kg) or shoulders are above top harness strap slots.
• Do not use accessories such as strap covers, blankets,
cushions, or padding under harness straps or child unless
provided by Baby Trend.
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•Do not use Car Seat with harness straps loose or unbuckled.
Harness straps MUST be snug and positioned over shoulders
and thighs of child.
In a crash, the Car Seat provides NO protection for your child unless
the harness straps are properly secured and installed according to
these instructions. Make sure that the harness straps are properly
adjusted and secured whenever using the Car Seat.
IMPORTANT: Adjust the harness snugly every time you place
your child in the Car Seat and AVOID bulky clothing.
We recommend using the built-in safety harness for as long as possible
before changing to the high back booster mode.
Both the harness height and crotch belt length are adjustable. Always
properly adjust to fit your child as indicated in this section.
1. Loosen built-in safety harness by
pressing the Harness Adjuster Button
and pulling the harness assembly
toward you. (Fig 45-1)
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Securing Child with Built-in Safety Harness
2. Open Harness Clip by pressing button and
sliding apart. (Fig 46-1)
46-1
3. Unbuckle Harness Buckle by pressing
button. (Fig 46-2)
4. Place child in seat with child’s back
contacting Back Support and rump
contacting seating surface.
5. Check that harness slots are at or above
the child’s shoulders. Adjust the seat back if
necessary. (Fig 46-3)
46-2
46-3
6. Place Built-in Safety Harness over child’s
shoulders and insert both buckle tongues
into the Harness Buckle until they click into
place.
Note: Make sure that BOTH tongues click
into place. (Fig 46-4)
45-1
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11.0
Securing Child with Built-in Safety Harness
7. Check buckle height. If buckle is too low
or to high, adjust height. (see Section
11.2 Adjusting Crotch Strap Length)
without sagging. It does not press on the child’s flesh or
push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
8. Check that the straps are not twisted and
lie flat over the shoulders. Check that the
harness is secure by pulling up and forward
on the straps.
Removing Your Child from Built-in Safety Harness
1. Open Harness Clip by pressing button and sliding apart.
2. Unbuckle the Harness Buckle by pressing the red button.
3. Press the Harness Adjuster Button and pull outward on the
straps to loosen.
4. Slide the harness straps off the child’s shoulders and arms.
5. Remove your child.
9. Connect the Harness Clip and position
the Harness Clip at the middle of the
child’s chest, level with the armpits.
(Fig 47-1)
10. The Crotch Strap should be adjusted
so that a gap of 1/2” to 1” is present
between the ears of the buckle and
the top of child’s thigh (Fig 47-2),
disregarding any clothing or diaper.
11. Tighten the harness straps to snugly
adjust harness around child by pulling
the Harness Adjuster Strap at the front
of the Car Seat as shown. (Fig 47-3)
buckle
47-1
1. Remove either the Cup Holder or the
Game Holder to free the Seat Pad from
the seat shell. The Cup/Game Holders
are removed by pressing in the retainer
button and pulling up on the holder.
(Fig 48-1)
thigh
47-2
12. Make sure the straps are flat and snug
against the child’s shoulders and thighs.
NOTE: A snug strap should not allow any
slack. It lies in a relatively straight line
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11.2 Adjusting the Crotch Strap Length
2. Pull back the Seat Pad from the seat
shell to reveal the Crotch Strap cavity.
47-3
3. You will see the Crotch Strap anchor
clip riding in a slot in the Crotch Strap
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5. Reinsert the Crotch Strap metal clip
into the slot in the Crotch Strap cavity
while pulling upward on the Crotch
Strap buckle. Check that the Crotch
Strap metal clip is completely seated all
the way down in the slots before using
the Car Seat. (Fig 49-3)
11.3 Adjusting Flex-Sides™ Back Support
49-1
When using WITH the Built-in Safety Harness this Car Seat
features an adjustable Flex-Sides™ Back Support system. Adjusting
the seat back adjusts the Built-in Safety Harness to properly fit
as your child grows. NO harness re-threading is required.
To adjust the height of the seat back and harness straps:
49-2
1. Lift the fabric cover to reveal the Height
Adjustment Button. (Fig 50-1)
PUSH
50-1
49-3
6. Push the Crotch Strap buckle back up through the slot in the Seat
Pad and return the Seat Pad to its original position on the seat shell.
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Replace the Cup/Game Holder by pushing it down into its slot until
the retainer button clicks and locks it into place.
cavity in the seat shell. Pull outward on
the metal clip while feeding the Crotch
Strap webbing downward until the
Crotch Strap metal clip is removed from
the slot. (Fig 49-1) DO NOT attempt to
completely remove the Crotch Strap
from the Car Seat.
4. Adjust the length of the Crotch Strap to
the desired length. For small children,
the length of the Crotch Strap is
shortened by wrapping additional strap
material around the metal clip. For
larger children, the length is increased
by unwrapping material from around
the metal clip. (Fig 49-2)
11.0
2. Firmly press in the Height Adjustment Button
and slide the seat back up or down to adjust
to the desired height. (Fig 50-2)
Note: The adjustable back has eight (8)
height positions. Check to make sure the
seat locks into one of the eight positions
before use.
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12.0 Securing High-Back Booster Seat in Vehicle
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE BOOSTER
SEAT INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
•Proper installation is required.
•We recommend using the built-in safety harness for as long as
possible before changing to the high back booster mode.
•Child must be at least 3 years old and weigh at least 30 lbs
(13.6 kg) to use the booster mode.
•Use only the vehicle lap/shoulder belt system when restraining
the child in this booster seat.
•Never use the booster seat with only a vehicle lap belt across the
front of the child. Using a booster seat with only a lap belt could
result in serious injury or death.
•Snugly adjust the lap/shoulder belt around child according to the
instructions in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- Shoulder belt must be properly positioned over shoulder
(NOT touching child’s neck and NOT off shoulder).
- Vehicle lap belt must be positioned low on
the hips, contacting the thighs.
- Never use shoulder belt loose, positioned
under child’s arm, or behind child.
•If child will not keep vehicle shoulder belt properly positioned
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on shoulder, DO NOT use this booster seat. Use a different child
restraint system.
•Do not allow child to slide down in booster seat
which could position vehicle lap belt across child’s
abdomen and should belt over neck and face.
•Do not use Body Insert in booster seat mode.
•Shoulder belt must slide freely in the inner slot
of booster shoulder belt guide in head support.
•The booster seat MUST NOT hang over the
52-1
front edge of the vehicle seat. (Fig 52-1)
•Vehicle seat headrest MUST NOT
create a gap between the vehicle seat
and the booster seat. (Fig 52-2)
12.1 Preparation for Installation
52-2
WARNING
SECURELY BELT THIS CAR SEAT IN VEHICLE, EVEN
WHEN NOT OCCUPIED. AN UNSECURED CAR SEAT
CAN INJURE OTHER OCCUPANTS IN A CRASH.
The booster seat may be secured to the vehicle using
the LATCH system or top tether only. Securing the
booster holds the seat in position when a child is getting
in or out of the booster and during a crash.
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12.0
12.1.1 Remove Built-in Safety Harness
4. Facing the Car Seat, lift the Fold Lock
Levers and pull the back of the Car Seat
gently forward. (Fig 54-1)
1. Release Harness Buckle and open
chest clip. (Fig 53-1)
2. On back of Car Seat, disconnect shoulder
straps from Harness Connector Plates.
(Fig 53-2)
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53-1
2
54-1
3
5. Slip harness out from under tabs
(Fig 54-2) and pull the harness
strap out of the seat. Return the
seat back to its locked position.
53-2
54-2
3. Pull the harness straps through the front
of the seat. (Fig. 53-3)
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53-3
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12.1.2 Built-in Safety Harness Storage
•Store safety harness in a safe place
where it is not exposed to the elements
or water. NEVER use a damaged
safety harness. Always check for
damage before use. (See Section
13.0 Care and Maintenance)
•Store the Crotch Buckle by pushing it
through the slot and tucking it away in
the empty space under the Seat Pad.
Store the Harness Adjuster Strap and
the Harness Connector Plates by tucking
them away in the same space. (Fig. 55-1)
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2. Center the harness and slip it
underneath the tabs on the inside of
the seat. Wrap the loose ends of the
harness strap around to the front of
the seat and pull firmly to eliminate
slack. Unfold the seat back until it
locks into place. (Fig 56-1)
55-1
12.1.3 Reinstalling the Built-in Safety Harness
3. Insert the buckle tongues into the
Crotch Buckle. Thread the harness
through the slots on the buckle tongues
and the chest clip as shown. (Fig 56-2)
1. Facing the Car Seat, lift the Fold Lock
Levers and pull the back of the Car
Seat gently forward. (Fig 55-2)
56-1
56-2
Harness slots
4. Lift the fabric flap and thread the ends
of the harness straps through the
harness slots. (Fig 56-3)
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55-2
56-3
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12.0
12.2 Installation with LATCH System
5. Pull the strap ends through the back of
the seat and thread the straps up and
over the upper cross-bar as shown.
The straps MUST be threaded over
the cross-bar to function correctly. (Fig
57-1) DO NOT use the Car Seat if the
harness strap is not properly installed.
If a LATCH attachment system is not available or will not be used, go to
next section.
1. Adjust Recline Foot into the fully extended
position. Pull out on the Recline Handle
while pressing down on the Recline Foot
and lift up on the front of the Car Seat.
(Fig 58-1)
57-1
6. Hook the looped ends of the harness strap to the Harness Connector
Plates. (Fig 57-2) Ensure that the straps are securely connected to
the connector plates. DO NOT use the Car Seat if the harness strap
is not properly installed.
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2
3
2. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
or the position specified in the vehicle
owner’s manual for use with a Car Seat.
58-1
3. Extend LATCH Connectors by pressing
the LATCH Extend Button on each side
as shown. (Fig 58-2)
4. Place the booster seat in a forwardfacing, LATCH equipped vehicle seat.
58-2
5. Attach the LATCH Connectors to the vehicle
LATCH lower anchorages, pull to check that LATCH
Connectors are securely attached. (See section 10.1)
6. Attach the Tether Strap and tighten. (See section 10.1)
57-2
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12.3 Installation with Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
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Securing High-Back Booster Seat in Vehicle
1. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust into the upright position or
the position or the position specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a Car Seat.
2. Place booster seat firmly against the back of a forward-facing vehicle
seat equipped with a lap/shoulder belt only.
NEVER USE ONLY A
VEHICLE LAP BELT
ACROSS THE FRONT OF
YOUR CHILD. (Fig 59-1)
3. If available, attach the Tether
Strap and tighten.
•Fasten the Tether Hook to the vehicle
tether anchor point. (Fig 60-1)
DO NOT PLACE
SHOULDER BELT BEHIND
YOUR CHILD’S BACK.
(Fig 59-2)
59-1
59-2
DO NOT POSITION
SHOULDER BELT UNDER
CHILD’S ARM OR USE
LOOSE. (Fig 59-3)
60-1
•Tighten the Tether Strap securely by pulling the
free end of the Tether Strap firmly toward you as
shown. (Fig 60-2)
Note: To loosen/lengthen the Tether
Strap, press on the Tether Adjuster button
while pulling on the Tether Hook.
Correct
DO NOT PLACE VEHICLE
LAP BELT OVER TOP OF
ARMRESTS, CUP/GAME
HOLDER. (Fig 59-4)
59-3
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59-4
60-2
Incorrect
4. Position the vehicle shoulder
belt through the shoulder belt
guide. (Fig 60-3) DO NOT place
underneath the shoulder belt
guide. (Fig 60-4)
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12.4 Securing Child in High-Back Booster Seat
1. Place child in High-Back booster seat with child’s back and rump
contacting seating surfaces.
2. Slide vehicle lap belt into slot below
Armrest and into vehicle belt guide, the
vehicle lap belt should pass through the
Vehicle Lap Belt Guide indicated by the
RED colored section below the Armrest.
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12.5 Adjusting Flex-Sides™ Back
Support and Head Support
Both Flex-Sides™ Back Support and Head
Support are adjustable. Always properly adjust
to fit your child as indicated in this section.
1. Lift the fabric cover to reveal the Height
Adjustment Button for both Flex-Sides™
Back Support and Head Support. (Fig 62-1)
PUSH
3. Fasten the vehicle belt buckle and pull
up on the shoulder belt to tighten.
(Fig 61-1)
4. Check to make sure that the shoulder
belt is positioned properly over the
shoulder and is snug against the child.
The lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt
MUST be low and snug on your child’s
hips, just touching the thighs. (Fig 61-2)
A snug strap should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively straight line without
sagging. It does not press on the child’s
flesh or push the child’s body into an
unnatural position.
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Fabric
cover
62-1
61-1
61-2
2. Firmly press in the Height Adjustment Button
and slide the Flex-Sides™ Back Support up
or down to center shoulder belt on child’s
shoulder. (Fig 62-2) If the belt lies across the
child’s neck, head or face, adjust the belt to
pass over the child’s shoulder by adjusting
the height of the Flex-Sides™ Back Support.
Note: The adjustable back has eight (8)
height positions. Check to make sure the
seat locks into one of the eight positions
before use.
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3. If the Flex-Sides™ Back Support is already
in the highest height position, then adjust
the height of the head support so that the
Vehicle Shoulder Belt Guide is in the proper
position for your child. (Fig 63-1) Only adjust
the head support when Flex-Sides™ Back
Support are in the highest height position.
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
63-1
63-2
6. If the fabric flap is no longer needed,
simply fold the flap back up into the
head rest fabric and secure it using
the attached velcro.
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WARNING!
4. Reach up beneath the seat fabric and pull
the fabric flap away from the velcro that
holds it in place. (Fig. 63-2)
5. Pull the fabric flap down into
position. (Fig. 63-3)
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63-3
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN
THE CHILD RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A
SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
•Proper installation is required.
•We recommend using the High-Back Booster mode for as
long as possible. The Back Support and Head Support provide
incremental crash protection in frontal and side impact crashes.
Removing the Back Support and Head Support earlier than
necessary also removes the incremental crash protection.
•Child must be at least 4 years old and weigh at least 40 lbs
(18.1 kg) to use the Backless Booster mode.
•Use only the vehicle lap/shoulder belt system when restraining
the child in this booster seat.
•Never use the booster seat with only a vehicle lap belt across the
front of the child. Using a booster seat with only a lap belt could
result in serious injury or death.
•Snugly adjust the lap/shoulder belt around child according to the
instructions in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
•Shoulder belt must be properly positioned over shoulder (NOT
touching child’s neck and NOT off shoulder).
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13.0
13.1 Preparation for Installation
- Vehicle lap belt must be positioned low on
the hips, contacting the thighs.
- Never use shoulder belt loose, positioned
under child’s arm, or behind child.
WARNING
•Vehicle lap/shoulder belt must be properly positioned
on child. Use vehicle shoulder belt positioner to center
vehicle shoulder belt on child’s shoulders.
•Discontinue use of Backless Booster when top of child’s ears
are above to edge of vehicle head rest and vehicle seat back.
•If child will not keep vehicle shoulder belt properly positioned
on shoulder, DO NOT use this booster seat. Use a different child
restraint system.
•Do not allow child to slide down in booster seat which could position
vehicle lap belt across child’s abdomen and should belt over neck
and face.
•The booster seat MUST NOT hang over the
front edge of the vehicle seat. (Fig 65-1)
65-1
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SECURELY BELT THIS CAR SEAT IN VEHICLE, EVEN
WHEN NOT OCCUPIED. AN UNSECURED CAR SEAT
CAN INJURE OTHER OCCUPANTS IN A CRASH.
The booster seat may be secured to the vehicle using the LATCH
system. Securing the booster holds the seat in position when
a child is getting in or out of the booster and during a crash.
13.2 Remove Flex-Sides™ Back
Support and Head Support
1. Detach the Seat Pad from the seat back
by unhooking the two fabric loops from
the tabs on the back of the seat back.
(Fig 66-1)
2. Facing the Car Seat, lift the Fold Lock
Levers and pull the back of the Car Seat
gently forward as shown. (Fig 66-2)
Note: If harness straps are connected,
remove by slipping harness straps out
from under tabs. (See Section 12.1.1
Remove built-in safety harness)
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Back view
Front view
Seat pad
Tab
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13.0
3. Release the “U-bar” one side at a time by
pressing the spring release buttons and
lifting up slightly on the corresponding
side of the assembly. (Fig 67-1)
U-Bar
Securing Backless Booster Seat in Vehicle
4. Store the Crotch Buckle by pushing it
through the slot and tucking it away in
the empty space under the Seat Pad.
Store the Harness Adjuster Strap
and the Harness Connector Plates
by tucking them away in the same
space. (Fig. 68-1)
68-1
Elastic loops
5. Push the Seat Pad down into place and
secure using the two elastic loops.
(Fig 68-2)
67-1
4. Grasping both sides of the Back
Support, lift up and detach it from the
hatch. (Fig 67-2)
68-2
13.3 Reinstalling Flex-Sides™ Back
Support and Head Support
1. Unhook the back of the Seat Pad and lift
up to open hatch.
NOTE: When the Back Support is
removed, the instruction manual must
be stored in the storage pocket on the
underside of the Seat Pad. (Fig 67-2)
U-Bar
Storage
pocket
U-Bar
Hatch
67-2
2. With the hatch open, lower the Back
Support and insert U-bar into hatch as
shown. (Fig 68-3) Ensure that U-bar is
properly aligned with hatch.
Hatch
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13.4 Installation with LATCH System
3. As the U-bar slides into the hatch, press
the two spring release buttons (located
on each side of the U-bar) while pushing
the U-bar down to allow the U-bar to
snap securely into place. (Fig 69-1)
The Back Support MUST be securely
installed before using the Car Seat/
Booster seat.
4. Reattach the Seat Pad to the seat back
by pulling the fabric loops on the back of
the Seat Pad through the small holes in
the seat back and hooking them on the
tabs. (Fig 69-2)
13.0
If a LATCH attachment system is not available or will not be used, go to
next section.
1. Adjust Recline Foot into the fully extended
position. Pull out on the Recline Handle
while pressing down on the Recline Foot
and lift up on the front of the Car Seat.
(Fig 70-1)
69-1
Front view
Back view
Seat pad
69-2
Tab
2. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
or the position specified in the vehicle
owner’s manual for use with a Car Seat.
3. Extend LATCH Connectors by pressing
the LATCH Extend Button on each side
as shown. (Fig 70-2)
5. Push the Back Support backward until it
clicks into its locked position. (Fig 69-3)
Pull to make sure the Back Support is
securely locked into place.
4. Place the booster seat in a forwardfacing, LATCH equipped vehicle seat.
NOTE: If using in Toddler Car Seat
mode with the built-in safety harness,
refer to Section 12.1.3 Reinstalling
the Built-in Safety Harness.
5. Attach the LATCH Connectors to the
vehicle LATCH lower anchorages, pull
to check that LATCH Connectors are
securely attached. (See section 10.1)
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13.0
13.5 Installation with Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt
WARNING!
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1. Place the booster seat firmly against the back of a forward-facing
vehicle seat.
2. Position vehicle lap belt into Vehicle Lap Belt Guide by sliding lap belt
through slot under Armrest.
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
NEVER USE ONLY A
VEHICLE LAP BELT
ACROSS THE FRONT OF
YOUR CHILD. (Fig 71-1)
3. Place child in booster seat with child’s
back flat against the vehicle seat.
DO NOT PLACE
SHOULDER BELT BEHIND
YOUR CHILD’S BACK.
(Fig 71-2)
71-1
71-2
4. Pull vehicle lap/shoulder belt across
front of child and buckle vehicle seat
belt. (Fig 72-1)
- The belt should pass through the Vehicle
Lap Belt Guide indicated by the RED
colored section below the Armrest.
- Vehicle shoulder belt on buckle
side must be under Armrest.
DO NOT POSITION
SHOULDER BELT UNDER
CHILD’S ARM OR USE
LOOSE. (Fig 71-3)
72-1
5. Position the lap belt low on the child’s hips, the lap portion of the lap/
shoulder belt MUST be low and snug on the child’s hips, contacting
the thighs.
DO NOT PLACE VEHICLE
LAP BELT OVER TOP OF
ARMRESTS, CUP/GAME
HOLDER. (Fig 71-4)
71-3
71
71-4
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Use the Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip (Fig 74-1)
to center the vehicle shoulder belt on the child’s
shoulder. Shoulder belt MUST be centered
on child’s shoulder as shown. (Fig 74-2)
Free end
73-1
- Vehicle shoulder belt must contact the chest
and be centered on the shoulder. Use the
shoulder belt positioner clip to adjust the
position of the vehicle shoulder belt.
- DO NOT place vehicle shoulder belt
under child’s arm or behind child.
IMPORTANT: The booster seat should not move more than one 1” (2.5
cm) side-to-side or back and forth. If booster seat is not secure, repeat
the installation procedure or find another seat location for the booster
seat. (See Section 8.0 Selecting the Best Vehicle Seat Location)
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13.6 Using Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip
6. Position the lap/shoulder belt so that it lies
across the child’s shoulders as shown.
(Fig 73-1) If the vehicle shoulder belt
does not lie across the child’s shoulder as
shown, the Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip
MUST be used. See Section 13.6 Using
Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip.
7. Check fit of the vehicle seat belts on child:
- Vehicle lap belt must be low on
hips contacting the thighs.
13.0
74-1
Loop end
Attaching the Shoulder Belt Positioning
Clip to backless booster:
1. Unhook elastic loops at the back of the
Seat Pad and lift the Seat Pad up. Set
aside the Harness Adjuster Strap and
lift open the hatch. (Fig 74-3)
74-2
Seat pad
Hatch
74-3
2. Lay Shoulder Positioning Belt Clip out on
flat surface with free end on top.
3.Thread the loop end of the strap through the
slot on the rear of the booster seat.
(Fig 74-4)
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4.Thread the clips and free end of the strap
through the loop end and pull to eliminate
slack. (Fig 75-1)
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7. Separate the two halves of the Shoulder
Belt Positioning Clip (Fig 76-1) and insert
the vehicle shoulder belt into both sides of
the clip. (Fig 76-2)
75-1
5.Close the seat compartment and store the
Crotch Buckle and Harness Adjuster Strap
in their storage area. (Fig 75-2)
76-1
76-2
8. Pull the free end of the strap down to
tighten the clip against the child’s shoulder
and bring the shoulder belt into the proper
position. (Fig 76-3)
75-2
Side View
6. Lower the Seat Pad down and reattach
using the two elastic loops. Note: The clip
should be positioned so that the free end of
the strap faces toward the front seat.
(Fig 75-3)
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76-3
Rear View
9. The lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt
MUST be low and snug on your child’s
hips, just touching the thighs.
Free end
DO NOT allow your child to slide down in
the booster seat. (Fig 76-4)
75-3
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14.0 Accessories
14.0 Accessories
14.0 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES (on certain models ONLY)
14.1 Body Insert
To remove Body Insert:
1. Open Harness Clip by pressing button and
sliding apart.
2. Unbuckle the Harness Buckle by pressing
the red button.
BODY INSERT
HARNESS COVERS
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
IMPROPER USE OF THE OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES CAN
CAUSE THE CHILD RESTRAINT TO NOT PERFORM AS
DESIGNED RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
IN A SUDDEN STOP, SHARP TURN OR CRASH.
NEVER allow the Body Insert to bunch or fold behind
your child. Discontinue use as your child grows.
Make sure that the Harness Covers DO NOT interfere with the
correct placement of the chest clip at armpit level. If Harness
Covers do interfere, remove them from the harness straps and DO
NOT use until your child grows and they no longer interfere.
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3. Unhook the elastic loop from underneath the
Harness Adjuster Button housing. (Fig 78-1)
4. Push the Harness Buckle down through the
slot in the Body Insert.
78-1
5. Remove Body Insert.
To install Body Insert:
1. Place the Body Insert on the car seat.
2. Pull the Harness Buckle up through the slot
in the Body Insert.
3. Hook the elastic loop underneath the
Harness Adjuster Button housing. (Fig 78-2)
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15.0 Care
& Maintenance
16.0 Airplane
15.0 CARE & MAINTENANCE
16.0 AIRPLANE USE
Vehicle seat:
This child restraint is certified for use in Aircraft ONLY when used
with the Built-in Safety Harness. Install the child restraint
in the same manner it is install in a motor vehicle using
the aircraft lap belt. Make sure that the aircraft lap belt
holds the child restraint securely at all times.
Use a child restraint mat, towel or other cloth to protect
vehicle seat upholstery. Continuous use of a child restraint
may cause damage to an unprotected vehicle seat.
Car Seat – Plastic and Metal components:
Clean with mild soap and cold water. DO NOT use bleach or harsh
detergents.
IMPORTANT: When used as a booster seat WITHOUT the Builtin Safety Harness, this restraint is NOT CERTIFIED for aircraft
use because aircraft seats do not have a shoulder belt.
Seat pad, Back Support Pad, and Head Support Pad:
For care and maintenance, read and follow instructions on fabric tags.
Built-in Safety Harness and Tether Strap:
Spot clean with damp cloth or replace. DO NOT immerse straps
in water. The straps may weaken and not perform as designed.
Buckle and Tether Adjuster:
Wipe clean with damp cloth ONLY. If buckle will not
securely lock, DO NOT use this child restraint.
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