Instruction manual | Eddie Bauer Enspira Car Seat User Manual

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E n s p i r a Eng. 4358-3432E
Deluxe Convertible
Car Seat
Instruction Manual
Replacement Parts List
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted.
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Part
Crotch Strap/Buckle $4.99 X______= $ ______________
Harness Strap . . . . .$2.00 X______= $ ______________
Full Wrap Pad . . . .$39.99 X______= $ ______________
Cup Holder . . . . . . .$2.99 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______= $ ______________
$ ____________
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$25.01 to $50.00 . . . . . . .$6.95
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$75.01 to $100.00 . . . . . .$9.95
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$150.01 to $200.00 . . . . .$11.95
$200.01 and up . . . . . . . .$13.95
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$ ____________
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sales tax.)
Grand Total
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This child
restraint is
designed for
use by children
whose:
Weight:
5-80 pounds
(2.3-36.3 kg)
Height:
19-52 inches
(48-132.1 cm)
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for
each instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
Read all instructions
BEFORE USING this child restraint.
Fill Out For Credit Card
Visa 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
General and Warm Weather Use..................................................4
Registration and Recall Information ............................................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 ......................11-13
Harness Height..................................................................13-17
Securing Your Child in Child Restraint ................................18-19
Removing Child from Child Restraint ......................................20
Reclining the Child Restraint ......................................................21
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts..............................................22
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts ....................................................23-24
Locking Clip ..............................................................................25-26
Rear-Facing Use ..............................................................................27
Rear-Facing Installation ..................................................................28
Vehicle Belt ........................................................................29-30
LATCH ................................................................................31-34
Forward-Facing Use ......................................................................35
Forward-Facing Installation ..........................................................36
Vehicle Belt ........................................................................37-38
LATCH ................................................................................39-41
Adjusting the Tether Strap ............................................................42
Belt-Positioning Booster Use ....................................................43
Removal of Harness ................................................................44-45
Belt-Positioning Booster Installation ....................................46-47
Reinstall Harness ......................................................................48-49
Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning ..........................................50-52
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................53
Warranty ..........................................................................................54
Replacement Parts Order Form ..........................................57-58
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.
Dorel Juvenile Group does not recommend
the use of any child restraint accessories
except those provided by DJG.
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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.
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.
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.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
Do not use this child restraint without the
seat pad.
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.
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Aircraft Installation
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
A
B
Front
Back
A
C
M
D
E
G
F
N
L
H
I
O
J
Q
P
K
A. Shoulder Belt
Guide
F. Body Pillow
(on select models)
K. Harness
Adjustment Strap
B. Adjustable
Headrest
G. Harness Strap
L. Cup Holder
(on select models)
H. Buckle Plate
C. Harness Guides
(on select models)
D. Harness Covers
(on select models)
I. Buckle
J. Harness Release
Lever
E. Harness Retainer
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O. Splitter Plate
P. Instructions
Q. LATCH Belt
(may be between
pad and shell)
M. Top Anchorage
(Tether) Strap &
Hook
N. 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
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 is
removed.
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3
Install Cup Holder (on
select models): Pull pad
off corner and place cup
holder on shell. Make
certain cup holder snaps
into place. Replace
pad. Cup holder
can be on either
side.
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
Depending on your model,
the harness
release lever
may be under a
flap on the pad
in the front of
restraint.
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Lo
do
rel
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Press on harness retainer
release button and pull
apart.
Determine which of the
three available buckle slots
is both comfortable and
snug. Refer to “Removal
of Harness” to adjust
buckle.
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1
2
3
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
5
6
7
Lift headrest to the highest
position by pulling headrest
out while sliding up. This
will expose all harness
slots.
Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
child restraint.This will
increase comfort and allow
the harness to properly
tighten.
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9
NOTE: You must use the
1st and 2nd crotch strap
slots rear-facing. The 3rd
slot is for forward-facing
only.
Check Harness Height
Harness
Guide
Rear-Facing Position:
Harness guide must be
even with or just below
the shoulders.
Forward-Facing
Position: Harness guide
must be even with or
just above the shoulders.
If the harness guide is below the child’s shoulders in
the highest
harness location and the child weighs at least 40 lbs.
(18.1 kg) and is over 1 year old, convert the seat to a
belt-positioning booster.
For Models With A Body Pillow
10
Determine which set of
harness guide slots works
best for your child. Adjust if
needed.
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To change harness
location:
From the back of the seat,
remove harness from
splitter plate.
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12
Pull harness through the
harness guides from the
front.
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Rethread harness into
new harness guide
location. Make sure
harness does not twist.
Refasten harness to
splitter plate. Make sure
harness does not twist.
!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the harness correctly,
can result in serious injury or death.
From back of child
restraint, remove harness
guides by pushing down on
one edge with one hand
and pulling out from the
front side with the other.
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Position headrest behind
the child’s head.
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NOTE: Headrest must be
positioned above the
harness straps.
For Models Without A Body Pillow
Snap in the optional
harness guides with body
pillow into the new
harness slots.
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14
Lift the bottom of headrest
to determine which set of
harness guide slots works
best for your child. Adjust
if needed.
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To change harness
location:
From the back of the seat,
remove harness from
splitter plate.
11A
Refasten harness to
splitter plate. Make sure
harness does not twist.
14A
!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the harness correctly,
can result in serious injury or death.
Lower headrest so slots in
shell match slots in
headrest. Thread harness
straps into headrest pad.
15A
Pull harness through the
harness slots from the
front.
12A
Place child in child
restraint.
Harness Covers (on select models)
Harness covers 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
the harness covers,
unthread the harness from
splitter plate (see
“Removal of Harness”
section). Slide covers off
harness and refasten
harness to splitter plate.
Rethread harness into
new harness slot location.
Make sure harness does
not twist.
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Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint
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
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.
2
!
Snap the harness retainer
together.
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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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Removing Your Child from the
Child Restraint
1
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
Remove child.
Depending on your model,
the harness release lever
may be under a flap on the
pad in the front of the
child
restraint.
Reclining the Child Restraint
1
This child restraint has 2
recline positions: upright
and reclined.
Rear-Facing - Must be
reclined.
Forward-Facing Reclined or upright.
Belt-Positioning
Booster - Must be fullyupright.
To recline, pull down on
recline stand and rotate
forward.
2
2
Press on release button
and pull apart.
3
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
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For upright position, rotate
recline stand back and
push upward to lock in
position.
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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.
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.
Some ELR belts will convert to Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) belts if you pull the belt all the way out.
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 seat as beltpositioning 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 child restraint.You may
also need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic 3point 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 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 Clip” section.
LATCH means Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren. Not all vehicles
manufactured before
September 2002 were
equipped with LATCH.
Anchor bars
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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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
Twist vehicle seat belt and
latch plate (or buckle)
!
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.
WARNING
Locking Clip
NOTE: 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.
The locking clip is located on the back of the seat. 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
buckle plate as possible.
Failure to check and adjust the manual belt
as described above can 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.
Rear-Facing Use
Lap/Shoulder Belt
5
Lap Belt
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to determine if
your child should be in
the rear-facing position.
Rebuckle belt. Lap belt
portion should now be
tight. If not, remove
locking clip and repeat all
steps.
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.
To use the child restraint
rear-facing, make sure
recline stand is folded
under seat.
Rear-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belt:
Place child restraint rearfacing in the back seat.
With child restraint in the
most reclined position,
make sure level lines on
shoulder belt guide are
level with ground. Adjust
child restraint if needed.
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.
1
LEVEL
TO GROUND
2
When LATCH is not
available, fasten belt hooks
on side of child restraint as
shown.
Thread the vehicle lap or
lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
rear-facing belt slot.
Thread UNDER seat pad
in front of the buckle
strap and out opposite
side. Buckle vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle
belt over child’s legs.
NOTE: The crotch strap
must be in the 1st and
2nd crotch strap slots (see “Preparing Child Restraint
to Fit Your Child” section). The 3rd slot is for
forward-facing only.
3
!
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
Do not use the LATCH
system along with the
adult lap or lap/shoulder
belt.
1
To thread LATCH belts:
Pull the seat pad off the
front corners of shell.
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.
NOTE: Locking clip is
After checking for hot
shown installed.
seat and buckles, secure
child as described in “Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint” section.
5
!
LATCH adjuster can be
on either side, but belt
should not be twisted.
2
Route entire LATCH
belt through the upper
slot in side of shell.
Reach under pad, pull
one LATCH hook
between rear harness
slot and buckle strap.
3
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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Rear-Facing Installation with
LATCH: Install in Vehicle
Place child restraint rearfacing in the back seat.
With child restraint in
the most reclined
position, make sure level
to ground line on the
shoulder belt guides are
level with ground.
Adjust child restraint if
needed. 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.
1
LEVEL
TO GROUND
Pull other end of LATCH
hook in front of the buckle
strap.
5
NOTE: The crotch strap
must be in the 1st and 2nd
crotch strap slots (see
“Preparing Child Restraint
to Fit Your Child” section).
The 3rd slot is for
forward-facing only.
6
Push LATCH hook
through the other rearfacing belt path slot.
7
Put seat pad back over
corners of shell.
2
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.
3
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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Rear-Facing Use: 5-35 lbs. (2.3-16 kg), 19-36” (48-91 cm)
Push LATCH hook
through the rear-facing
belt path slot.
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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 seat
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and buckles, place child in
child restraint. See
“Securing Your Child in the
Child Restraint” section.
To release LATCH:
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down
firmly on adjuster side of
child restraint and press
release button on adjuster
to release tension as
shown. Unhook LATCH
from bar.
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!
WARNING
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in 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 air bag/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.
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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.
Forward-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belts:
1
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
Place child restraint
flush against the back of
the vehicle seat
forward-facing 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.
2
Thread the vehicle lap
belt or lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
forward-facing belt path
and out other side.
Buckle.
3
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.
To install the child restraint,
use either the recline mode
or upright mode. For
upright mode, rotate
recline stand down and
out, then push up to lock.
When LATCH is not
available, fasten belt hooks
on side of child restraint as
shown.
!
WARNING:
A loose LATCH system 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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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.
With weakest hand at belt
5
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
NOTE: Locking clip is
acceptable. If it moves
shown installed.
more, review “Knowing
Your Vehicle Belts” and
“The Locking Clip”
sections.
!
WARNING
Forward-Facing Installation with
LATCH Belt: Install LATCH Belt
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.
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
Place child restraint
flush against the back of
the vehicle seat
forward-facing 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.
3
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.
6
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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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
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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.
Place one knee in the child
restraint and push down
firmly while pulling up on
the loop to tighten belt.
5
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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!
WARNING
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in serious
injury or death.
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
6
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.
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To release LATCH:
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down
firmly on adjuster side
of child restraint and
press release button on
adjuster to release
tension as shown.
Unhook LATCH from
bar.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
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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 child
restraint.
Belt-Positioning Booster position: Place
top anchorage strap behind the seat with the
anchor hook under the seat.
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belt
To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap:
Put knee in child
restraint and push down;
attach hook to anchor in
vehicle.
Do not use LATCH
when using the beltpositioning booster.
You MUST fasten the
LATCH belt hooks on
side of child restraint as
shown.
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
To tighten; pull on free
end of top anchorage
strap.
Pull loose
end to
tighten
To loosen; lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock toward top
anchorage hook.
Lift up to
loosen
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
use this seat as a beltpositioning booster.
!
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.
Adjusting the Top Anchorage
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4
From bottom of seat,
locate buckle’s metal
clip.
5
Insert metal clip up
through the shell and
pad. 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
Pull harness adjustment
strap as far out as possible.
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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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-80 lbs. (18.1-36.3 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Removal of Harness
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Child restraint must be in
the upright position.
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock
in position.
1
2
3
Secure the shoulder belt
through one of the
notches in the shoulder
belt 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
Place booster seat against
the back of the vehicle
seat.Tuck the top
anchorage hook under the
child restraint. Have child
sit in seat with his back
and bottom fully in the
seat.
Place lap belt across child’s
thighs. Lock buckle.
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Check periodically to
ensure that your child has
not moved out of position
and loosened the
shoulder belt.
!
WARNING
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/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.
Use only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder
belt system when restraining the child in
this booster seat.
Failure to follow these warnings can
result in serious injury or death to your
child.
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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
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Reinstall Harness
4
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
Reinstall Harness:
1
Fit the buckle strap down
through one of the three
slots in the seat. Make
sure buckle faces out.
5
1
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.
4
3
From the bottom of seat,
pull buckle metal clip
completely through pad
and shell.
2
NOTE: The crotch strap
must be in the 1st and
2nd crotch strap slots for
rear facing (see “Preparing
Child Restraint to Fit Your
Child” section). The 3rd
slot is for forward-facing
only.
2
Push harness ends through
upper slots in shell (6).
!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the buckle and harness
correctly can result in serious injury or
death.
Pull up on buckle to make
sure buckle’s metal plate is
completely through the
pad and shell.
3
Fit loops on harness ends
onto the splitter plate.
5
!
WARNING
Failure to place buckle’s metal plate
completely through pad and shell can result
in serious injury or death to the child.
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Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning
Remove harness guides in
bottom of seat with one
hand while pulling through
the front with the other.
4
Remove harness as described in the “Belt-Positioning
Booster” section.
!
WARNING
Do not use this child restraint without the
seat pad. Failure to do this can result in
serious injury.
1
Remove headrest pad.
2
From the back of child
restraint, remove the top
elastic straps.
3
Remove elastic straps from
bottom of child restraint
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From back of child
restraint, remove upper
harness guides by pushing
down on one edge with
one hand and pulling out
from the front side with
the other. Remove body
pillow.
5
6
Remove elastic straps on
both sides of child restraint.
7
Pull pad out from under
buckle cover and work it
off the shell.
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Work pad around headrest
and remove from plastic
shell.
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; Starting from
bottom of child restraint, slip pad on shell; tuck in pad
around harness adjuster. Pull pad up and around
headrest. Attach the elastic straps on both sides. Make
sure pad is under headrest and replace lower harness
guides. Put pad on headrest. Replace body pillow and
upper harness guides. Rethread harness (see beltpositioning 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 guide is
level (horizontal). Check often to
be sure padding is still in place
and the vehicle belt is tight.
!
WARNING
Using padding that tilts the child restraint
farther back than the level-to-ground 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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