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Eng. 4358-3340D
Replacement Parts List
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted.
Part
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Crotch Strap/Buckle $4.99 X______= $ ______________
Harness Strap . . . . .$2.00 X______= $ ______________
Pad Set . . . . . . . . .$42.00 X______= $ ______________
Harness Retainer . . .$1.50 X______= $ ______________
Locking Clip . . . . . . .$2.50 X______= $ ______________
Tether Kit . . . . . . . .$9.99 X______= $ ______________
Latch Kit . . . . . . . .$24.99 X______= $ ______________
Instructions . . . . . . .$0.00 X______= $ ______________
$______________
Shipping and handling:
Up to $25.00 . . . . . . . . . .$5.95
$25.01 to $50.00 . . . . . . .$6.95
$50.01 to $75.00 . . . . . . .$8.95
$75.01 to $100.00 . . . . . .$9.95
$ ______________
$100.01 to $150.00 . . . . .$10.95
$150.01 to $200.00 . . . . .$11.95
$200.01 and up . . . . . . . .$13.95
Outside Continental USA $10.00
Sales Tax
$ ____________
(Indiana, California, and Massachusetts residents add applicable sales tax.
Grand Total
$ ______________
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for
each instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
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Alpha Omega ® Elite/Luxe
Deluxe 3-In-1
Owner’s Manual
www.djgusa.com
This child
restraint is
designed for
use by children
whose:
Weight:
5-100 pounds
(2.3-45.4 kg)
Height:
19-52 inches
(48-132.1 cm)
Read all instructions
BEFORE USING
this child restraint.
Fill Out For Credit Card
K Visa K Mastercard
Card Exp. Date: ______________________________
Cardholder’s Name: __________________________
Card Number: ______________________________
Signature____________________________________
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KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
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
Registration and Recall ....................................................................5
General and Warm Weather Use..................................................5
Aircraft Installation ..........................................................................5
Understanding Your Vehicle ........................................................6-7
Child Restraint Parts ....................................................................8-9
Choosing Restraint and Position ................................................10
Preparing the Child Restraint to Fit Your Child ......................11
Check Harness/Headrest Height ..................................12-13
Securing Your Child in the Child Restraint ........................14-15
Removing Your Child From Child Restraint ............................16
Reclining the Child Restraint ......................................................17
Rotating Armrests ..........................................................................17
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts..............................................18
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts ....................................................19-20
Locking Clip ..............................................................................21-22
Rear-Facing Use ..............................................................................23
Rear-Facing Installation ..................................................................24
Vehicle Belts ......................................................................25-26
LATCH ................................................................................27-30
Forward-Facing Use ......................................................................31
Forward-Facing Installation ..........................................................32
Vehicle Belts ......................................................................33-34
LATCH ................................................................................35-37
Adjusting the Top Anchorage (Tether) Strap............................38
Belt-Positioning Booster Use ....................................................39
Removal of Seat Base ....................................................................40
Removal of Harness ................................................................41-42
Belt-Positioning Booster Installation ....................................43-44
Reinstall Harness and Base ....................................................45-46
Remove Seat Pad for Cleaning ..............................................47-48
Trouble Shooting ............................................................................49
Warranty ..........................................................................................50
Replacement Order Form ......................................................53-54
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
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 :
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front
seating positions.
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 strap must be snug.
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.
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!
WARNING
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
injured or killed.
Do not use a child restraint with damaged
or missing parts.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged
harnesses.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify
the child restraint in any way.
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 you 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 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 the 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
A
Front
B
Back
C
D
O
N
E
G
F
U
I
P
J
S
H
K
Q
T
R
L
M
A. Headrest/Harness
Adjusting Levers
F. Harness Retainer
B. Pillow
(on select models)
H. Buckle
G. Buckle Plate
I. Side Pad
(on select models)
C. Adjustable
Headrest
J. Harness Release
Lever (under flap)
D. Infant Insert
(on select models)
K. Recline Lever
E. Harness Covers
(on select models)
L. Harness
Adjustment Strap
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M. Removable Base
R. Instructions
N. Shoulder Belt
Positioning Guide
O. Top Anchorage
(Tether) Strap &
Hook
S. LATCH Belt
(may be between
pad and shell)
P. Locking Clip
(behind harness)
T. Cup Holder
(on select models)
U. Folding Armrests
Q. Splitter Plate
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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
Depending on your model,
the harness release lever
may be under a flap on the
pad in the front of
restraint.
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.
3
Press on harness retainer
release button and pull
apart.
4
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
40-100 lbs (18.1-45.4 kg)
43-52 in. (110.1-132.1 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
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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.
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on harness.
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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.
Rotate headrest/harness
adjusting levers in. Move
headrest up or down to
adjust. Make sure headrest
is locked into place.
NOTE: The highest
position is for beltpositioning use only.
8
!
6
WARNING:
Make sure metal bar
is locked into
position. Failure to
do this can result in
serious injury or
death.
Determine which of the
three available buckle slots
is both comfortable and
snug. Refer to “Removal of
Harness” and “Removal of
Base” to adjust buckle.
Infant Insert (on select
models): When using
insert (A), make sure insert
does not cover your
infant’s face in any way.
Remove the insert for
B
older babies and toddlers.
C
To remove the insert,
unthread the harness from
splitter plate, remove
harness guides (see beltpositioning booster
section), remove insert, and
rethread harness. Reverse to replace insert.
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Check Harness/Headrest Height
Rear-Facing Position:
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Harness guide must be
Harness
even with or just below
Guide
the shoulders.
If the harness 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 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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A
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. Removal is
the same as for the infant insert.
Side Pads (on select models): Side pillows (C) help
keep child snugly in the child restratint. To remove,
unbuckle harness and remove side pillows.
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Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint
1
2
3
Pull on harness adjustment
strap to tighten harness
snugly.
4
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.
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.
Position the harness
retainer at mid-chest (even
with arm pits), away from
the child’s neck.
5
Snap the harness retainer
together.
!
WARNING:
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly and snugly can result in
serious injury or death.
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Removing Your Child From the
Child Restraint
1
Reclining the Child Restraint
This child restraint has 3
recline positions when
used with the base:
Upright and Semi-reclined
(forward facing only) and
Reclined.
1
Press on release button
and pull apart.
Rear-facing - Must be
fully reclined.
Forward-Facing - Semireclined or upright.
2
Press red button on buckle
to release the buckle
plates.
To fully recline, pull out on
handle and push top of
child restraint back.
2
For upright position, pull
out on handle and pull
child restraint up.
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ECL
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3
Push down on harness
release button while pulling
up on harness straps above
the latch plates to loosen.
Place harness over sides of
child restraint. Remove
child.
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Rotating Armrests
3
To rotate armrests up or
down, pull out on arm and
rotate. Make sure
armrests lock into place.
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Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
The LATCH System
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.
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 owners
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. In most cases you
will use the lap/shoulder
belt combination. 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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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
Automatic (passive) 2-point belt has no lap belt.You must
install a lap belt to secure a child restraint.You may also
need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic 3-point
belt. Refer to the vehicles 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 seat cushion (B).
You must move the child
A
B
restraint to another seating
location.A locking clip will
not fix this problem.
See Locking Clips 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, do
the following: If the latch
plate slides on the belt, turn
the latch 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
If the lap belt continues to
loosen, the child restraint
must be moved to another
Twist vehicle seat belt and location in the vehicle. A
locking clip will not correct
latch plate (or buckle)
this problem; see your
vehicle owner’s manual.
Locking Clip
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.
Thread both vehicle lap
1
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.
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
latch plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the latch plate
ends up behind the child
restraint, grasp the belts to
the outside of the child
restraint, as close to the
latch plate as possible.
2
Thread both portions of the
vehicle belt onto the locking
clip, as close to the buckle
plate as possible.
3
!
WARNING
Failure to check and adjust the manual belt
as described above can result in serious
injury or death.
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Rear-Facing Use
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Rebuckle belt. Lap belt
portion should now be
tight. If not, remove
locking clip and repeat all
steps.
5
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).
Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s buckle plate.
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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.
NOTE: Do not use the
top anchorage strap in the
rear-facing position.The
top anchorage strap and
hook should be placed
under the child restraint.
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
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.
2
Thread the vehicle lap or
lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
rear-facing belt slot.
3
Thread vehicle seat belt
under pad in front of
crotch strap to the
opposite side. Buckle
vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle
belt over child’s legs.
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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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
NOTE: In some cases, you
may need to pull the pad off
the front corner and
expose the belt path.
Tighten belt through belt
path slot. Replace pad on
corner.
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.
!
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.
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 the 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
Belt” 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
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
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.
1
5
6
Pull other end of LATCH
hook under pad in front
of crotch strap to the
opposite side.
Do not place LATCH
belt over child’s legs.
2
Push LATCH hook
through the other rearfacing belt path slot.
3
7
Put seat pad back over
corners of shell.
Completed threading of
the LATCH system rearfacing is shown.
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LEVEL
TO GROUND
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.
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull up
on the loop to tighten belt.
NOTE: In some cases, you
may need to pull the pad
off the front corner and
expose the belt path.
Tighten belt through belt
path slot. Replace pad on
corner.
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Rear Facing Use: 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg), 19-36” (48-91 cm).
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After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
infant in child restraint.
See “Securing your child in
the child restraint”
section.
5
To remove LATCH:
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down
firmly on adjuster side of
child restraint and press
release button to release
tension. Unhook LATCH
from bar by squeezing
spring lever and twist
hook.
6
!
WARNING
Using this child restraint in any vehicle seat
where the LATCH 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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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:
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.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about airbag/child restraint
use.
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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
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.
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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:
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
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.
1
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.
3
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
When LATCH is not being
used, fasten belt hooks
together behind the child
restraint as shown.
!
WARNING:
Loose LATCH hooks can result in serious
injury or death.
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To Adjust and other top
anchorage strap information: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
NOTE: If your vehicle does not have an anchor
bracket, tuck the top anchorage strap and hook
under the base or child restraint.
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NOTE: Locking clip is
shown installed.
Forward-Facing Installation with
LATCH Belt: Install LATCH Belts
1
Route LATCH belt
through upper slot in side
of shell.
2
!
WARNING
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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Pull one LATCH hook
across the back and out
the other side.
The LATCH adjuster can
be on either side, but the
belt should not be
twisted.
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.
5
NOTE: Do not use
LATCH system along
with the adult lap or
lap/shoulder belt.
3
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
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.
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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 the
belt path, tilt and push the
child restraint 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 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.
5
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
6
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With weakest hand at
belt path, tilt and push
the child restraint
forward and back and
side to side. If the seat
belts do not loosen, your
child restraint should be
secure.
NOTE: Some “play”
from front to back or an
inch or two from side to
7
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.
!
WARNING
Using this child restraint in any vehicle
seat where the LATCH belt cannot be
tightened securely and properly or where
it can be loosened by pulling on it, can
result in serious injury or death.
8
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
child in child restraint.
See “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
9
To remove LATCH:
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down
firmly on adjuster side of
child restraint and press
release button to release
tension. Unhook LATCH
from bar by squeezing
spring lever and twist
hook.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
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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.
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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The top anchorage strap (tether) is used for the
forward-facing 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.
Pull loose
end to
tighten
Lift up to
loosen
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belt
To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap:
Attach hook to anchor in
vehicle.
Do not use LATCH
when using the BeltPositioning Booster.
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
To tighten; Put knee in
child restraint and push
down. Pull on free end
of top anchorage strap.
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.
To loosen; Lift up on
top anchorage lock and
push lock toward top
anchorage hook.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use
You MUST fasten the
LATCH belt hooks
together behind seat.
!
WARNING
Loose LATCH hooks can result in injury
or death.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Adjusting the Top Anchorage
Strap
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Removal of Harness
Base must be removed for use as
Belt-Positioning Booster.
Harness must be removed for use as a
Belt-Positioning Booster.
Move seat to fully
reclined position. Push
down on tab on right
side of base (A).
1
A
B
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.
From the other side,
push on bar (B) and pull
the bar completely out.
A
Pull on recline lever and
lift shell off base. Store
bar in base for future use.
2
Unthread harness from
the harness retainer.
Unthread harness from
the buckle plates.
Pull harness out of shell.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 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.
Belt-Positioning Booster
Installation
1
Child restraint must be
in the full upright
position. Rotate recline
stand out and push
upward to lock in
position.
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.
Insert metal clip up
through the shell and pad.
Place lap/shoulder belt
across child’s thighs. Lock
buckle.
3
6
From the front, pull buckle
free from shell and pad.
Lock latch plates into
buckle for future use.
!
WARNING
Use only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder
belt system when restraining the child in
this booster seat. Failure to do this can
result in serious injury or death.
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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
across the chest (not the
face or neck). Pull up on
the shoulder belt to
tighten.
4
Check periodically to
ensure your child has not
moved out of position and
loosened the shoulder belt.
!
WARNING
Check vehicle instructions
for more information
about airbag/child
restraint use.
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
1
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.
2
Pull up on buckle to make
sure buckle’s metal plate is
completely through the
pad and shell.
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
3
5
1
Thread one latch 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.
4
3
2
Push harness ends through
upper slots in shell (6).
!
WARNING
Failure to place buckle’s metal plate
completely through pad and shell can result
in serious injury or death to the child.
Failure to reattach the harness correctly,
can result in serious injury or death.
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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.
4
Remove Seat Pad for Cleaning
Remove base and harness as described in the
“Belt-Positioning Booster” section.
From bottom of shell,
release the elastic straps at
the bottom of seat and the
large elastic straps on the
side of seat.
1
Fit loops on harness ends
onto the splitter plate.
5
Upper Harness Guides
!
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:
Remove bar from base.
Line up shell with base.
Begin with the rounded
end, push bar completely
through hole, starting on
the right side (A), until it
locks in place. Refer to
“Removal of Seat Base”.
6
A
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Lower Harness Guides
Adjust backrest to lowest
position. Remove both
lower harness guides (A)
in bottom of seat under
recline stand.
2
A
Push harness guide lip
toward outside of shell
with one hand while
pulling harness guide from
the front with the other.
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Pull pad off the top of seat
and off of headrest.
4
Pull pad out from under
buckle cover and work it
off the shell. Slip off
armrest pads.
5
From the back, use a
screwdriver to press in on
lip of upper harness guides
and pop guides through the
front. Pull cover off
headrest.
Clean with warm sudsy
water, rinse clean and air
dry. Do not use bleach or
use other harsh cleaners.
Replace seat pad by reversing order; put pad on headrest
and replace upper harness guides. 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).
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Trouble Shooting
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 section and Top Anchorage Strap
Section. 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 lever and retractor
for dropped food, sticky spilled drinks, dirt, leaves, etc. Clean
with warm water and/or remove object with tweezers. If you
cannot get the harness to adjust and remain tight with the
buckle securely locked, do not use the child restraint.
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 the next page
.
Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Fax orders to: 1-800-207-8182
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group,
Inc. Fill in the area below to charge to Visa or Mastercard.
We do not accept personal checks or Discover Card. All
outside of U.S. and Canada MUST use credit card.
Ship To (Please Print):________________________________
Name: ____________________________________________
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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