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Weight:
5-80 pounds
(2.3-36.3 kg)
Height:
19-52 inches
(48-132.1 cm)
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BEFORE USING
this child restraint.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
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IMPORTANT!
Failure to follow the warnings on the labels
and in the instruction manual can result in
the death or serious injury of your child.
Para recibir las instrucciones en español, llame al
1-800-544-1108 o solicitarse por escrito al dirección por arriba.
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Before You Begin...
Table of Contents
Thank you for choosing this car seat, referred to
throughout this manual as a child restraint.The DJG
family is committed to creating a child restraint with the
most comfort and convenience available today.
Warnings..........................................................................................2-4
Warm Weather Use ........................................................................5
Registration and Recall ....................................................................5
Aircraft Installation ..........................................................................5
Understanding Your Vehicle ........................................................6-7
Child Restraint Parts ....................................................................8-9
Choosing Restraint and Position ................................................10
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child ............................11
Check Harness/Headrest Height ..................................12-13
Securing Your Child in Child Restraint
Puzzle Buckle Plates ........................................................14-15
Dual Buckle Plates............................................................16-17
Removing Child from Child Restraint ......................................18
Reclining the Child Restraint ......................................................19
Installing Cup Holder (on select models) ................................19
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts..............................................20
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts ....................................................21-22
Locking Clip ..............................................................................23-24
Rear-Facing Use ..............................................................................25
Rear-Facing Installation ..................................................................26
Vehicle Belt ........................................................................27-28
LATCH ................................................................................29-32
Forward-Facing Use ......................................................................33
Forward-Facing Installation ..........................................................34
Vehicle Belt ........................................................................35-36
LATCH ................................................................................37-39
Adjusting the Tether Strap ......................................................40-41
Belt-Positioning Booster Use ....................................................42
Removal of Seat Base ....................................................................43
Removal of Harness ................................................................44-45
Belt-Positioning Booster Installation ....................................46-47
Reinstall Harness and Base ....................................................48-49
Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning ..........................................50-52
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................53
Warranty ..........................................................................................54
Replacement Parts Order Form ..........................................55-56
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Remember, parents are a child’s first teachers and
examples. If you always buckle your seat belt, your child
will think it is the natural thing to do. Make it a firm rule
that the vehicle does not go until everyone is buckled
up. Make no exceptions.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will
prevent injury or death in a particular crash. However,
combined with careful driving, proper use of a child
restraint can lower a child’s risk of injury or death in
most crashes.
Your child’s safety is worth the time it will take to read
and follow these instructions. After reading, if you still
have questions or have any problems with this child
restraint, please contact our Consumer Relations
Department at:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.djgusa.com
Fax:
1-800-207-8182
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
1-800-544-1108
7 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
On the back of the shell there is an expiration date for
use of this child restraint. Do not use this seat after
the expiration date.
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! WARNING
!
WARNING
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
the serious injury or death of your child. To
help you recognize those instructions which
are most critical for your child’s safety, we
use this symbol :
The vehicle or LATCH belt must stay
tight at the belt path.When you switch from
one mode to the next, review the sections of
this instruction manual that apply to that
mode. If you don’t, your child could be
seriously injured or killed.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front
seating positions.
Never take your child out of the child
restraint or try to tend to your child’s needs
while the vehicle is moving. Never leave
child unattended.
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag.
This child restraint must always face the
rear of the vehicle and be in the fully
reclined position when the child weighs
between 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg) and is less than
one year old.
Never place a child less than one year old
forward facing.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint use.
Make sure the harness height is correct
for your child’s size.
The harness must be snug.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
2
Do not use a child restraint with damaged
or missing parts.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged
harnesses.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify
the child restraint in any way.
Do not use a child restraint that has been
in a crash.You must get a new child
restraint.
Use the child restraint only on vehicle
seats that face forward. Do not use on seats
that face the sides or rear of the vehicle.
Check the vehicle or LATCH belt before
each use. Use only if the belt can be
tightened properly and securely.
This child restraint should be securely
belted in the vehicle even when not in use. In
a crash or sudden stop, an unsecured child
restraint could injure other occupants.
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WARNING
Do not use this child restraint if the
midpoint of your child’s head is above the
top of the child restraint’s headrest.
Dorel Juvenile Group does not recommend
the use of any child restraint accessories
except those recommended by DJG.
Never allow any child to play with this
child restraint; it is not a toy.
Secure the top anchorage strap (tether)
provided with this child restraint as specified
in both the vehicle and child restraint
manufacturer's instructions.
Do not remove any of the warning labels
or other labels on the child restraint.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
Read instructions for other warnings.
General and Warm Weather Use
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from
damage, use a towel underneath and behind child restraint.
To avoid your child being seriously burned, take the
following precautions:
1. Park in the shade or where sun does not directly hit the
child restraint.
2. Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket when
not in use.
3. Check for hot seat and buckles before placing child in
child restraint.
Registration and 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 and the restraint’s model
number and manufacturing date to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
PO Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations or visit www.djgusa.com
or call 1-800-544-1108
For recall information, call the U.S. Government's
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800424-9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
Aircraft Installation
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This child restraint is certified for aircraft use only when
used with the internal harness. Do not use as a beltpositioning seat because aircraft seats do not have
shoulder belts. Use on forward-facing aircraft seats only
and in a position where the lap belt can be tightened
securely.This child restraint is installed in an aircraft seat
the same way it is installed in a vehicle.
Use the child restraint only with F.A.A. certified equipment.
Contact the airline prior to taking a child restraint on
board in order to comply with their specific regulations.
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Understanding Your Vehicle
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different than
those pictured here. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual
to help identify your vehicle’s specific features.
A
B
D
C
E
A.Anchor Bracket
D.Air Bag
For Top Anchorage Strap
(Forward-facing only)
(Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for all air
bag locations)
B. LATCH Anchors
E. Seat Bight
(In seat bight)
(Where seat cushions
meet)
C. Seat Buckles
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Child Restraint Parts
B
Front
A
Back
B
C
D
N
E
F
O
I
G
J
H
P
K
T
L
M
Q
R
S
L
F. Harness Retainer
A. Pillow
(on select models)
B. Shoulder Belt
Positioning Guide
C. Adjustable
Headrest
D. Infant Insert
(on select models)
G. Buckle Plate
L. Harness
Adjustment Strap
H. Buckle
M. Removable Base
I.
N. Top Anchorage
(Tether) Strap &
Hook
Body Pillow
(on select models)
J. Harness Release
Lever
K. Recline Lever
E. Harness Covers
(on select models)
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Q. Splitter Plate
R. Instructions
S. LATCH Belt
(may be between
pad and shell)
T. Cup Holder
(on select models)
O. Harness/Headrest
Adjuster
P. Locking Clip
(behind harness)
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Choosing Restraint and Position
Your child’s height, weight and age determine how your
child restraint should be placed in the vehicle and which
restraint should be used.
5-35 lbs (2.3-16 kg)
19-36 in. (48-91 cm)
Rear-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint face
the back of the vehicle and
are placed in the back seat.
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
You MUST make these adjustments with your
child before you install the child restraint in the
vehicle.
Make sure LATCH belt
1
packaging is pulled free of
child restraint shell.
2
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
3
Press on harness retainer
release button and pull
apart.
22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
34-43 in. (85.1-110 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Forward-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint face
the front of the vehicle and
are placed in the back seat.
40-80 lbs (18.1-36.3 kg)
43-52 in. (110.1-132.1 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Belt-Positioning Booster
using vehicle
lap/shoulder belt
combination
Child and child restraint face
the front of the vehicle and
are placed in the back seat.
5-point harness and base are
removed.
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4
A
B
For either style “A” or
“B”, press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
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Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
child restraint.This will
increase comfort and allow
the harness to properly
tighten.
5
Squeeze the metal bar on
the back of the seat. Move
harness/headrest adjuster
up or down to the position
that correctly fits your child.
Release bar into slot to
lock.
7
NOTE: The highest
position is for beltpositioning use only.
!
Check Harness/Headrest Height
Rear-Facing Position:
6
Harness guide must be
Harness
even with or just below
Guide
the shoulders.
If the harness guide is
above the child’s shoulders
with the headrest in the
lowest position, do not
use this child restraint.
Use an infant child
restraint instead.
Forward-Facing Position: Harness guide must be
even with or just above the shoulders.
If the harness guide is below the child’s shoulders with
the headrest in the 4th highest position, the child
weighs at least 40 lbs. (18.1 kg) and is over 1 year old,
convert the seat to a belt-positioning booster.
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WARNING:
Make sure metal bar
is locked into
position. Failure to
do this can result in
serious injury or
death.
Infant Insert (on select
models): When using
insert (A), make sure insert
does not cover your infant’s
A
face in any way. Remove the
insert for older babies and
toddlers.To remove the
insert, unthread the harness
B
from splitter plate (see BeltPositioning Booster
section), remove harness
guides (see “Removing Seat
Pad for Cleaning” section), remove insert. Replace harness
guides, rethread harness and reattach to splitter plate.
Harness Covers (on select models): Harness covers
(B) help provide comfort to the neck. For harness covers
to fit correctly, you may have to fit the upper ends of the
covers through the harness slots.To remove, unthread
harness from splitter plate. Slide covers off and reattach
harness.
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Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint: Puzzle Buckle Plates
4
Snap the harness retainer
together.
5
Pull on harness adjustment
strap to tighten harness
snugly.
NOTE: Depending on your model, follow the unbuckling
and buckling steps that matches your buckle plates.
1
2
Position harness straps over
the child’s shoulders.
NOTE: A snug strap
should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively
straight line without
sagging. It does not press
on the child’s flesh or push
the child’s body into an
unnatural position.
Fit top buckle plate over
bottom buckle plate. The
connection should be flat.
Position the harness
retainer at mid-chest (even
with armpits), away from
the child’s neck.
6
3
Hold buckle plates together
with one hand and buckle
with the other. Push buckle
plates into buckle until you
hear a “click.” Pull up on
harness to make sure
buckle is locked.
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!
WARNING:
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly can result in serious injury
or death.
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Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint: Dual Buckle Plates
Pull on harness adjustment
strap to tighten harness
snugly.
4
NOTE: Depending on your model, follow the unbuckling
and buckling steps that matches your buckle plates.
1
NOTE: A snug strap
should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively
straight line without
sagging. It does not press
on the child’s flesh or push
the child’s body into an
unnatural position.
Position harness straps
over the child’s shoulders.
Position the harness
retainer at mid-chest (even
with armpits), away from
the child’s neck.
5
2
3
Push each buckle plate
into buckle until you hear
a “click”. Remember to
always pull up on harness
straps to make sure buckle
is locked tightly.
Snap the harness retainer
together.
!
WARNING:
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly can result in serious injury
or death.
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Removing Your Child from the
Child Restraint
Press on release button and
pull apart.
1
Reclining the Child Restraint
This child restraint has 3
recline positions when
used with the base:
upright, semi-reclined
(Forward-facing only) and
reclined.
Rear-Facing - Must be
fully reclined.
Forward-Facing - Semireclined or upright.
Belt-Positioning Booster - Must be fully-upright.
1
To fully recline, pull out on
handle and push top of
child restraint back.
2
2
A
For either style “A” or
“B”, press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
B
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness. Remove
child.
3
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For upright position, pull
out on handle and pull
child restraint up.
Install Cup Holder
(on select models)
Pull pad off corner. Hook
bottom of cup holder to
edge of shell. Rotate cup
holder up until tab on cup
holder snaps into hole on
shell. Replace pad.
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Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
The LATCH System
Anchor bars
LATCH means Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren. Not all vehicles
manufactured before
September 2002 were
equipped with LATCH.
The LATCH system allows
a child restraint to be
secured in the vehicle
without using the vehicle
belt system and can ONLY
be used in vehicles that
have the anchor bars
installed.
Check your vehicle owner’s
manual to see which seating
positions may be equipped
with the LATCH system.
Vehicle Belts
If LATCH is not an option,
you will use your vehicle’s
belts. There are some
vehicle belts that will not
work with a child restraint
or will require special
attention. See next page
for specific instructions.
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Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Not all vehicle belts will work with this child restraint.
You must determine if your vehicles belts are compatible
with this child restraint. If you will use the LATCH
system, refer to the LATCH section.
ELR - Emergency Locking Retractor Belts
Definition:These belts only lock in a sudden stop or
crash.To see if you have this type of belt, pull on the lap
belt, let it return part way, then pull on it again. If it
moves freely, it is an ELR belt and the child restraint
could work loose during normal driving. Refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual.
ELR shoulder belts either require a locking clip or
cannot be used with any child restraint. Note: You may
use an ELR lap and shoulder belt when using this child
restraint as belt-positioning booster; no locking clip is
required.
ELR lap-only belts must be replaced with a manual belt;
contact your vehicle dealer. A locking clip will not
correct this problem.
Automatic/Passive vehicle seat belts
An automatic (passive) 2-point belt has no lap belt.You
must install a lap belt to secure a car seat.You may also
need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic 3-point
belt. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual. A locking clip
will not correct this problem.
Vehicle belt too short
Contact your vehicle dealer for a seat belt extender.
Belts in center of the door or side panel (A) or
middle of the vehicle
A
B
seat cushion (B).
You must move the child
restraint to another seating
location.A locking clip will
not fix this problem. See
“Locking Clip” section.
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Manual Belts
1
Manual lap belts are
common in the center
rear seat and can allow
the child restraint to
loosen when it is tilted or
jarred. After tightening the
lap belt securely, tilt and
push the child restraint
forward and to both sides.
If no loosening occurs,
your child restraint should
be secure.
2
If loosening does occur, try
the following: If the buckle
plate slides on the belt,
turn the buckle plate over.
If the buckle slides, turn
the buckle. Refasten the
vehicle lap belt.The
release button should face
out after twisting so that
it is easy to reach in an
emergency.
Latch plate
Buckle
NOTE: The locking clip is located on the back of the seat.
You do not need a locking clip when using this seat as a
belt-positioning booster.
Remove the locking clip when the seat belt is not being
used with a child restraint. A locking clip will not fix all
types of seat belt problems.
Before you put your child restraint in the vehicle, buckle the
lap/shoulder belt. Pull on the lap belt portion. If it loosens or
slips, you must either use a locking clip to hold the seat belt
tight or move the child restraint to another seating location.
1
Thread both vehicle lap
and shoulder belts through
the slot (as shown) and
out other side. Buckle.
Pull up on shoulder belt
until all slack is out and lap
belt is tight.
2
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
buckle plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the buckle plate
ends up behind the child
restraint, grasp the belts to
the outside of the child
restraint, as close to the
buckle plate as possible.
3
Thread both portions of
the vehicle belt onto the
locking clip, as close to the
buckel plate as possible.
If the lap belt continues
to loosen, the child
restraint must be moved
to another location in the
vehicle. A locking clip will
not correct this problem;
see your vehicle owner’s
manual.
Twist vehicle seat belt and
latch plate (or buckle)
!
Locking Clip
WARNING
Failure to check and adjust the manual belt
as described above could result in serious
injury or death.
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Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s buckle plate.
5
Rebuckle belt. Lap belt
portion should now be
tight. If not, remove
locking clip and repeat all
steps.
Rear-Facing Use
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Lap Belt
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to determine if
your child should be in
the rear-facing position.
LATCH Belt
!
WARNING:
This child restraint must always face the
rear of the vehicle and be in the fully
reclined position when the child weighs
between 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg) and is less
than one year old.
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active
frontal airbag. This can result in
serious injury or death.
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Rear-Facing Use: 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg), 19-36” (48-91 cm)
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After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or
LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they
pertain to both systems.
Rear-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belt:
1
LEVEL
TO GROUND
You may need to remove
the base for narrow vehicle
seats or airline use. See
“Removing Base” in BeltPositioning Booster
section.
To use the child restraint
rear-facing without base,
make sure recline stand is
folded under seat.
2
NOTE: Do not use the
top anchorage strap
(tether) in the rear-facing
position.The top
anchorage strap and hook
should be placed under
the child restraint.
When LATCH is not
available, fasten belt hooks
together behind the child
restraint as shown.
!
WARNING:
A loose top anchorage (tether) strap can
result in serious injury or death.
A loose LATCH system can result in
serious injury or death.
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Place child restraint rearfacing in the back seat.
With child restraint in the
most reclined position,
make sure level lines on
shoulder belt positioning
guide are level with
ground. Adjust child
restraint if needed.
NOTE: Tuck top
anchorage strap and hook
under the base or child
restraint.
Thread the vehicle lap or
lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
rear-facing belt slot.
3
Thread UNDER seat pad
between buckle strap and
rear slots and out
opposite side. Buckle
vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle
belt over child’s legs.
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Rear-Facing Use: 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg), 19-36” (48-91 cm)
Rear-Facing Installation
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Rear-Facing Installation with
LATCH: Install LATCH Belt
1
Do not use the LATCH
system along with the
adult lap or lap/shoulder
belt.
To thread LATCH belts:
Pull the seat pad off the
front corners of shell.
5
NOTE: Locking clip is
shown installed.
!
With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the child
restraint forward and back,
and from side to side. If the
seat belts do not loosen,
your child restraint should
be secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is
acceptable. If it moves
more, review “Knowing
Your Vehicle Belts” and
“The Locking Clip”
sections.
After checking for hot seat
and buckles, secure child as
described in “Securing Your
Child in the Child
Restraint” section.
2
LATCH adjuster can be
on either side, but belt
should not be twisted.
Route entire LATCH belt
through the upper slot in
side of shell.
3
Reach under pad, pull one
LATCH hook between
rear harness slot and
buckle strap.
WARNING
Using this child restraint in any vehicle seat
where the lap belt cannot be tightened
securely and properly or where it can be
loosened by pulling on it, can result in
serious injury or death.
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Rear-Facing Use: 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg), 19-36” (48-91 cm)
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull up
on belt to tighten. For a
manual belt, refer to
“Knowing Your Vehicle
Belts” section. Pull up on
shoulder strap to remove
any slack.
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Push LATCH hook
through the rear-facing
belt path slot.
Rear-Facing Installation with
LATCH: Install in Vehicle
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5
Fasten one LATCH belt
hook to the anchor in the
vehicle seat located in the
vehicle seat bight. Repeat
for other side of child
restraint. See your vehicle
owner’s manual for more
information.
Pull other end of LATCH
hook between buckle strap
and rear harness slot.
2
6
Push LATCH hook
through the other rearfacing belt path slot.
7
Put seat pad back over
corners of shell.
Place child restraint rearfacing in the back seat.
NOTE: Tuck the top
anchorage strap’s hook
under the child restraint.
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull up
on the loop to tighten belt.
Completed threading of
the LATCH system rearfacing is shown.
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NOTE: Some “play” from front to back or about an
inch from side to side is acceptable.
If you cannot get the child restraint to remain tight, do
not use the child restraint in this seating location with
this LATCH system.
After checking for hot
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seat and buckles, place
child in child restraint.
See “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
To remove LATCH:
Push in on release button
and pull LATCH adjuster
away from child restraint
to loosen. Unhook
LATCH hooks.
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Forward-Facing Use
Lap Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to make sure your
child is at the proper
weight and height to face
forward.
LATCH Belt
!
WARNING:
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in injury or
death.
Using this child restraint in any vehicle
seat where the lap or LATCH belts cannot
be tightened securely and properly or
where it can be loosened by pulling on it,
can result in serious injury or death.
For vehicles with an airbag, but without a
back seat, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual.
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!
WARNING
Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the child
restraint forward and back,
and from side to side. If
the LATCH belts do not
loosen, your child restraint
should be secure.
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After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or
LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they
pertain to both systems.
You may need to remove
the base for narrow vehicle
seats or airline use. See
“Removing Base” in BeltPositioning Booster
section.
NOTE: To install the child
restraint without the base,
use either the recline
mode or upright mode.
For upright mode, rotate
recline stand down and
out, then push up to lock.
Forward-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belts:
1
Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
The recline position is to
be used only to install the
child restraint flush against
the back of the vehicle
seat back, if needed.
Thread the vehicle lap
belt or lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
belt path and out other
side. Buckle.
2
Place one knee in the
child restraint and push
down firmly while pulling
up on belt to tighten. For
a manual belt, refer to
“Knowing Your Vehicle
Belt” section.
When LATCH is not being
used, fasten belt hooks
together behind the child
restraint as shown.
3
!
WARNING:
A loose LATCH system can result in
serious injury or death.
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With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
To adjust top anchorage strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
NOTE: If your vehicle does not have an anchor
bracket, tuck the top anchorage strap’s hook under
the child restraint.
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NOTE: Locking clip is
shown installed.
Forward-Facing Installation with
LATCH Belt: Install LATCH Belts
NOTE: Do not use
LATCH system along
with the adult lap or
lap/shoulder belt.
1
Route LATCH belt
through upper slot in side
of shell.
Pull one LATCH hook
across the back and out
the other side.
2
The LATCH adjuster can
be on either side, but the
belt should not be
twisted.
WARNING
Using this child restraint in any vehicle seat
where the lap belt cannot be tightened
securely and properly or where it can be
loosened by pulling on it, can result in
serious injury or death.
3
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child in
the Child Restraint”
section.
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4
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Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
The recline position is to
be used only to install the
child restraint flush against
the back of the vehicle
seat back, if needed.
Fasten one LATCH belt
hook to the anchor in the
vehicle seat located in the
vehicle seat bight. Repeat
for other side of child
restraint. See your
vehicle owner’s manual
for locations and more
information.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the
child restraint forward and
back, and from side to
side. If the seat belts do
not loosen, your child
restraint should be secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is
acceptable. If it moves
more, review “Knowing
Your Vehicle Belts” and
“The Locking Clip”
sections.
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Place one knee in the child
restraint and push down
firmly while pulling up on
the loop to tighten belt.
6
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap” section.
8
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
9
To remove LATCH:
Push in on release button
and pull LATCH adjuster
away from child restraint
to loosen. Unhook
LATCH hooks.
With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the
child restraint forward
and back, and from side to
side. If the LATCH belts
do not loosen, your child
restraint should be
secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is
acceptable.
If the child restraint does not remain tight, do not use
the child restraint in this seating location with this
LATCH system.
7
!
WARNING
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in serious
injury or death.
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The top anchorage strap (tether) is used for the forwardfacing position only.
Most vehicles made after 9/1/99 already have the anchor
hardware for a top anchorage strap. Refer to your
owner’s manual or call your dealer.
Storage of Top Anchorage Strap:
Rear-Facing position: Place top anchorage
strap over the back of the child restraint with
the anchor hook secured under the base or child
restraint.
Belt-Positioning Booster position: Place
top anchorage strap behind the seat with the
anchor hook under the seat.
See pictures below and on next page to determine which
tether model you have. Follow applicable steps.
To Attach Top
A
Anchorage Strap:
Put knee in child
restraint and push down;
attach hook to anchor in
vehicle.
Pull loose
end to
tighten
To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap: Put
knee in child restraint
and push down; attach
hook to anchor in vehicle
to estimate how much
adjustment you need,
then unhook.
B
D
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
Loosen top anchorage
strap into “loops” at
adjuster slide as shown.
Loosen
To tighten top anchorage
strap: Pull on free end (A)
of top anchorage strap
while holding hook (B).
Tighten
A
B
C
To loosen top anchorage
strap: Pull on lower top
anchorage strap (C) while
holding adjusting slide (D)
with your other hand.
Pull on free end of top
anchorage strap until the
“loops” are flush against
the adjuster. Reattach
hook to anchor to check
fit, repeat steps if needed.
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
To tighten; pull on free
end of top anchorage
strap.
Lift up to
loosen
To loosen; lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock toward top
anchorage hook.
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!
WARNING
You must follow the threading diagram
exactly. Failure to follow these steps could
cause the strap to loosen in a crash, which
can result in serious injury or death.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to make sure
your child is at the
proper weight and
height to use the beltpositioning booster.
Removal of Seat Base
Base must be removed for use as
belt-positioning booster.
B
A
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Do not use LATCH
when using the beltpositioning booster.
P
R
E
S
S
A
You MUST fasten the
LATCH belt hooks
together behind seat.
When your child is over
40 lbs. (18.1 kg) or 43”
(110.1 cm) and over 1
year old, you must
remove the harness and
the base and use this seat
as a belt-positioning
booster.
!
Move seat to fully reclined position. Push down on tab
on right side of base (A).
From the other side, push on bar (B) and pull the bar
completely out.
Pull on recline lever and lift shell off base. Save the bar
for future use by replacing the bar.
WARNING
A loose LATCH system can result in
serious injury or death.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-80 lbs. (18.1-36.3 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-80 lbs. (18.1-36.3 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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From bottom of seat,
locate buckle’s metal clip.
5
Insert metal clip up
through the shell and pad.
6
From the front, pull
buckle free from shell and
pad. Lock buckle plates
into buckle for future use.
Harness must be removed for use as a
belt-positioning booster.
1
From the back of the seat,
unfasten harness straps
from splitter plate.
2
Store splitter plate by
pushing it through one
opening and out the other.
3
Pull harness through the
slots from the front.
Unthread harness from
the harness retainer.
Unthread harness from
the buckle plates.
Pull harness out of shell.
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Secure the shoulder belt
through one of the
notches in the shoulder
belt positioning guide.
The belt should cross
the base of the child's
neck and lie across the
chest (not the face or
neck). Pull up on the
shoulder belt to tighten.
4
Rotate recline stand
down, then push up firmly
until it locks in place.
1
Check periodically to
ensure that your child has
not moved out of position
and loosened the
shoulder belt.
2
Place booster seat against
the back of the vehicle
seat.Tuck the top
anchorage hook under the
recline stand. Have child
sit in seat with his back
and bottom fully in the
seat.
Place lap belt across child’s
thighs. Lock buckle.
3
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!
WARNING
For vehicles with an air bag, but without a
back seat, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual.
Do Not Use only the lap
belt when using this seat
as a belt-positioning
booster without the
internal harness.
The shoulder belt must
always be adjusted snugly
across the child’s chest.
NEVER place the
shoulder belt under the
child’s arms.
Failure to follow these
warnings can result in serious injury or
death to your child.
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Reinstall Harness and Base
Reinstall Harness: Fit the
buckle strap down through
the slot in the seat. Make
sure buckle faces out. From
the bottom of seat, pull
buckle's metal clip completely
through pad and shell.
Pull up on buckle to make
sure buckle’s metal plate is
completely through the
pad and shell.
1
2
!
4
Pull harness through the
back. Make sure the
harness goes OVER the
metal bar, BETWEEN
metal bar and plastic
handle of the
harness/headrest adjuster.
5
Fit loops on harness ends
onto the splitter plate.
WARNING
Failure to place buckle’s metal plate
completely through pad and shell can result
in serious injury or death to the child.
3
Thread the harness down
through slot on left side of
shell (1), across bottom of
seat (2) and up through
slot on right side (3).
6
5
1
4
3
2
Thread one buckle plate
onto harness from back to
front (4).Thread the
harness retainer (5). Do
the same to the other
harness end. Make sure the
harness is not twisted.
!
WARNING
Failure to place harness over the metal bar,
between bar and plastic handle of the
harness/headrest adjuster in back, can
result in serious injury or death.
Reinstall Base:
6
Remove bar from base.
Line up shell with base.
Begin with the rounded
end and push bar
completely through slot
until it locks in place.
Refer to “Removal of Seat
Base” section.
Push harness ends through
upper slots in shell (6).
!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the harness system
correctly can result in serious injury or death.
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Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning
A
Remove base and harness as described in the “BeltPositioning Booster” section.
1A
B
Depending on your model,
(1A), from underneath
bottom of shell, release
the elastic straps (A).
Undo the clips on the side
of the shell (B). OR (1B),
from back of shell, release
the elastic straps.
Adjust backrest to lowest
position. Remove harness
guides in bottom of seat
(A) with one hand while
pulling through the front
with the other.
2
3
Work pad off shoulder belt
positioning guides and off of
headrest.
4
Pull pad out from under
buckle cover and work it
off the shell.
A
1B
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From the back, use a
screwdriver to press in on
lip of harness guide and
pop guides through the
front. Pull cover off
headrest.
Hand wash with warm
sudsy water, rinse clean
and air dry. Do not use
bleach or other harsh
cleaners. Do not dry clean.
Spot clean harness straps.
Do not machine wash.
Replace seat pad by
reversing order:
Put pad on headrest and
replace harness guides.
Make sure harness
guide’s tab goes over
metal bar.
Starting from bottom of
child restraint, slip pad on
shell; tuck in pad around
harness adjuster and over
upper belt guides. Make
sure pad is under headrest
and replace lower harness
guides. Rethread harness
(see belt-positioning
booster section).
Troubleshooting
1. If your child restraint is not held securely
by the belt:
Press down firmly on the child restraint and remove all the
slack in the belt. Make sure the belt buckle is not up against
the child restraint where the belt cannot be tightened.
Review “Locking Clip” and “Adjusting the Top Anchorage
Strap” sections. If you cannot secure the child restraint
tightly, move it to another seating location.
2. If the child restraint buckle or harness
adjustment lever sticks or you cannot get the straps
tight enough around child:
DO NOT LUBRICATE. Check around buckle and harness
release lever for dropped food, sticky spilled drinks, dirt,
leaves, etc. Clean with warm water and/or remove object
with tweezers. If you cannot get the harness to adjust and
remain tight with the buckle securely locked, do not use the
child restraint.
3. If your harness twists or ropes:
Straighten the harness each time you put your child in the
seat to help prevent twisting. Lock the buckle and tighten
harness and it will be ready for next use.
4. If your infant sits too upright in the rear-facing
position:
If your vehicle seat slopes so
much that your infant is sitting
upright, you may place a rolled
towel under the front of the child
restraint so that the level line on
the shoulder belt positioning
guide is level (horizontal). Check
often to be sure padding is still in
place and the vehicle belt is tight.
LEVEL
TO GROUND
!
WARNING
Using padding that tilts the base of the child
restraint farther back than the level-toground line can result in serious injury or
death.
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Warranty
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) warrants this product to the
original retail purchaser as follows:
This product is warranted against defective materials or
workmanship for seven years from the date of original
purchase. An original receipt is required to validate
your warranty. DJG will, at its option, provide replacement
parts or replace this product. DJG reserves the right to
substitute if the part or model has been discontinued.
To make a claim under this warranty you may contact us at
www.djgusa.com, fax us at 1-800-207-8182 24 hours a day,
write to DJG, Consumer Relations Department, P. O. Box
2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609, or call 1-800-544-1108 from
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and from
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Proof of purchase is
required and shipping charges are the responsibility of
the consumer.
Warranty Limitations:
This warranty does not include damages which arise from
misuse or abuse of this product.
Limitation of Damages:
The warranty and remedies as set forth are exclusive and in
lieu of all others, oral or written, expressed or implied. In no
event will DJG or the dealer selling this product be liable to
you for any damages, including incidental or consequential
damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.
Limitation of warranties and other warranty terms
and state law rights:
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of the
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, shall be
limited to the duration and terms of the express written
warranty. Some states do not allow limitations as to how long
an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to
state. Neither DJG nor the dealer selling this product
authorized any person to create for it any other warranty,
obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN (30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE TO EXPEDITE WARRANTY CLAIMS AND TO
VERIFY THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE.
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Replacement Parts Order Form
Complete the form below. Your model number with color
code and manufacturer date code MUST be included on the
form to ensure proper replacement parts. Your model number
with color code and the date code can be found on a sticker
on the side of child restraint. Payment in U.S. dollars must
accompany your order. Choose parts needed from the list on
next page.
Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Fax orders to: 1-800-207-8182
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group,
Inc. Fill in the area below to charge to Visa or Mastercard. We
do not accept personal checks or Discover Card. All outside
of U.S. and Canada MUST use credit card.
Ship To (Please Print): ________________________________
Name: ____________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
City:______________________________________________
State/Province: ________________________Zip __________
Telephone: ________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________
We MUST have this information to process your
order:
Model Number (5 digits & 3 letters): ______________
Manufacture Date (mm/dd/yyyy): ________________
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