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Graco PD101777B Car Seat User Manual
Child Restraint/Booster Seat
Owner’s Manual
READ THIS MANUAL
Do not install or use this child restraint until you read and understand the instructions in this manual.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH IN A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
© 2009 Graco
PD101777B
1/09
US
Table of Contents
1.0 Warnings to Parents and Other Users
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
2.0 Registration Information . . . . . . . . .5
2.1 Register Your Child Restraint 5
2.2 Recall Information. . . . . . . . . .5
2.3 If You Need Help . . . . . . . . . .5
3.0 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
4.0 Assembling the Child Restraint 8-12
5.0 Important Information . . . . . . . 13-14
6.0 Height and Weight Limitations . . .15
6.1 WITH Built-in Harness. . . . . .15
6.2 WITHOUT Built-in Harness . .16
6.3 WITHOUT Back Support. . . .17
7.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle
Seat Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
7.1 Vehicle Seat Location Requirements
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
7.2 Vehicle Seat Belt Requirements
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
7.3 SAFE Vehicle Seat Belt
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
7.4 For Built-in Harness Only . . .20
7.5 WITH or WITHOUT Built-in
Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
7.6 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23
8.0 LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
9.0 Using Child Restraint WITH Built-in
Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-30
10.0 Securing the Child Restraint in Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
10.1 Using a Child Restraint WITH a
Built-in Harness . . . . . . . . . .31
10.2 With a Vehicle Lap or
Lap/shoulder belt . . . . . . 31-33
10.3 With LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 34-35
11.0 Securing Your Child in the
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
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Table of Contents (cont.)
12.0 Harness Removal . . . . . . . . . 38-42
13.0 Using Your Child Restraint WITHOUT
Built-in Harness . . . . . . . . . . . 43-45
14.0 Securing Child & Booster Seat in . .
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
15.0 Adjusting Head Support. . . . . 47-48
16.0 Removing Back Support . . . . 49-51
17.0 Securing Child in Vehicle Belt with
Shoulder Belt Positioning Clip 52-55
18.0 Using the Tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
18.1 Storing LATCH and Tether. .57
19.0 Airplane Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
20.0 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
21.0 Recline Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
22.0 Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . .61
23.0 To Remove Seat Cover . . . . . . . .62
24.0 Owners Manual Storage . . . . . . .63
25.0 Replacement Parts and Warranty 64
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1.0 Warnings to Parents and Other Users
Failure to properly use this child restraint increases the risk of serious injury or death in a sharp
turn, sudden stop or crash. Your child’s safety depends on you installing and using this child
restraint correctly.
Even if using this child restraint seems easy to figure out on your own, it is very important to READ
THE OWNER’S MANUAL and the vehicle owner’s manual.
Your child’s safety depends on:
1. Choosing the correct mode of use for the child restraint depending on your child’s size.
2. Inserting the harness straps (if needed) in the proper slots for your child.
3. Selecting a suitable location for the child restraint in your vehicle.
4. Properly routing the vehicle seat belt or LATCH.
5. Properly securing the child restraint in the vehicle using a seat belt designed to restrain
both the child restraint and your child or by using LATCH. Many seat belts are NOT safe to use
with this child restraint, even though they can easily be threaded through or around the child
restraint!
6. Properly securing your child in the child restraint.
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2.0 Registration Information
Model Number:
Manufactured in:
Purchase Date:
2.1 Register Your Child Restraint
Please fill in the above information. The model
number and manufactured in (date) can be found
on a label underneath your child restraint. Fill out
the prepaid registration postcard attached to the
harness and mail it today.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a
recall. Send your name, address, and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing date to:
Graco Children’s Products Inc.
150 Oaklands Blvd. Exton, PA, 19341
or call 1-800-345-4109
or register online at:
http://www. gracobaby.com/carseatregistration
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2.2 For Recall Information
Call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety
Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236
(TTY:1-800-424-9153),
or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov
or contact Graco: 1-800-345-4109
or www.gracobaby.com
2.3 If You Need Help
Please contact our Customer Service
Department with any questions you may
have concerning parts, use, or
maintenance. When you contact us, please
have your product’s model and manufactured in (date) ready so that we may help
you efficiently. These numbers can be
found on a label on the underside of your
child restraint.
USA: 1-800-345-4109
or www.gracobaby.com
3.0 Features
Head support side wing buttons
Harness slots
Height adjust
button
Shoulder belt guide
Body support
Head
support
Harness buckle
Back
support
Crotch strap
Harness
covers
Harness
clip
Storage compartment
(one on each side)
Vehicle belt
guide
Cupholder
Recline
foot
Harness
adjuster
lever
(above strap)
Adjustment
strap
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Recline
handle
United States Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards have defined
a new system for
Harness slots
installing child restraints
(behind straps)
in vehicles. The system
is called LATCH (Lower
Tether
Anchorage and Tether
storage bar
for CHildren). LATCH
LATCH
may ONLY be used
storage
bars
IN PLACE of vehicle belt (on each side
if vehicle is equipped
of seat)
with LATCH anchor
Shoulder
points. Please refer to
belt
lock-off
vehicle owners manual
for LATCH locations in
vehicles.
Strap
guides
(behind straps)
Red Rollers
(behind straps)
LATCH
adjuster
LATCH
LATCH
Tether
strap
Release
buttons
Harness
straps
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4.0 Assembling the Child Restraint
Adult assembly required.
1. Lay child restraint flat on back. Grab seat pad
fabric in sitting area to expose the gutters ™.
KEEP GUTTERS CLEAR
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MAKE SURE all hands, fingers and other objects
are clear of the gutters.
2. MAKE sure the harness straps are securely
attached within the “T”-shaped slots around the
arms as shown š.
With your other hand, raise seat back so that
both arms LOCK into the gutters ›.
KEEP GUTTERS CLEAR
š
Harness Strap
Arm
T-slot
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3. Arms should CLICK into the gutters.
Seat assembly should appear as shown œ.
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CLICK!
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5. Pull elastic loop on the seat pad through the
vehicle belt guide on side of seat and attach to
hook as shown ž. Repeat on other side.
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December
Back Support after
DO NOT use WITHOUT
le dossier après décembre diciembre
de
NE PAS utiliser SANS
de la espalda después
NO lo use SIN el apoyo
Support after December
DO NOT use the Back
après décembre
NE PAS utiliser le dossier
de diciembre
la espalda después
NO use el apoyo de
2017
2014
4. Attach 4 elastic loops from the seat pad under
the seat exactly as shown in  .
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ž
6. Squeeze height adjust button Ÿ and push
head support into slots on the back support
as shown. Head support will click into the back
support.
Ÿ
You may need to unfasten the hook and loop
attachment tape on both sides at the top of
the back support to allow for easier access to
the slots.
Always use child restraint with head support
installed and properly adjusted.
CLICK!
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7. The assembly is now complete.
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5.0 Important Information
• NEVER PLACE THIS
CHILD RESTRAINT IN A
VEHICLE SEATING
LOCATION THAT HAS A
FRONT AIR BAG. If an air bag
inflates, it can hit the child and child restraint
with great force and cause serious injury or
death to your child. Refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for information about side air
bags and child restraint installation.
• According to accident statistics,
CHILDREN ARE SAFER WHEN PROPERLY
RESTRAINED IN REAR VEHICLE
SEATING POSITIONS, RATHER THAN
FRONT SEATING POSITIONS. For a
vehicle with a front passenger air bag, refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual as well as these
instructions for child restraint installation.
• NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD
UNATTENDED.
• NO CHILD RESTRAINT CAN GUARANTEE
PROTECTION FROM INJURY. However,
proper use of this child restraint reduces the
risk of serious injury or death to your child.
• DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS CHILD
RESTRAINT UNTIL YOU READ AND
UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS
MANUAL AND IN YOUR VEHICLE OWNER’S
MANUAL. DO NOT let others install or use the
child restraint unless they understand how to
use it.
• FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THIS CHILD
RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN A SHARP
TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. Your child
can be injured in a vehicle even if you are not
in a crash. Sudden braking and sharp turns
can injure your child if the child restraint is not
properly installed or if your child is not properly
secured in the child restraint.
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2017
December
Back Support after
DO NOT use WITHOUT
le dossier après décembre diciembre
de
NE PAS utiliser SANS
de la espalda después
NO lo use SIN el apoyo
Support after December
DO NOT use the Back
après décembre
NE PAS utiliser le dossier
de diciembre
la espalda después
NO use el apoyo de
2014
• NEVER USE CHILD RESTRAINT IF IT HAS
• NEVER LEAVE A CHILD RESTRAINT
DAMAGED OR MISSING PARTS. Do not use
UNSECURED IN YOUR VEHICLE. An
unsecured child restraint can be thrown around a cut, frayed or damaged child restraint
harness, LATCH belt or vehicle seat belt.
and may injure occupants in a sharp turn,
sudden stop or crash. Remove it or make sure • THE CHILD RESTRAINT CAN BECOME
VERY HOT IF LEFT IN THE SUN. Contact with
that it is securely belted in the vehicle. If not
these parts can burn your child’s skin. Always
using LATCH and tether, make sure LATCH
touch the surface of any metal or plastic parts
and tether connectors are properly stored on
before putting your child in the child restraint.
back of seat.
• REPLACE THE CHILD RESTRAINT AFTER • THIS CHILD RESTRAINT CONFORMS to
all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
AN ACCIDENT OF ANY KIND. An accident
Standards and is certified for use in motor
can cause damage to the child restraint that
vehicles. It is certified for use in Aircraft only
you cannot see.
when used with the built-in harness. When used
• STOP USING
as a booster without the harness, this restraint
CHILD
is not certified for use in aircraft.
RESTRAINT AND
• NEVER GIVE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT to
THROW IT AWAY
someone else without also giving them this
after the date
manual.
molded onto the
• NEVER USE A SECOND-HAND CHILD
bottom of the child
RESTRAINT or a child restraint whose history
restraint as shown.
you do not know.
• DO NOT MODIFY YOUR CHILD
DO NOT USE THIS child restraint without
RESTRAINT or use any accessories or parts
supplied by other manufacturers.
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6.0 Height and Weight Limitations
FAILURE TO USE CHILD RESTRAINT IN A MANNER APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CHILD’S
SIZE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Instructions for the use of
this child restraint differ greatly depending on the size of your child. Be sure you are using the child
restraint in the correct mode and with the correct features for your child.
6.1 WITH Built-In Harness
Your child must meet all requirements:
• Weight: 20 to 65 lbs (mass between 9 and 29.5 kg)
• Height: 27 to 52 inches (69 and 132 cm) in height
• At least one year old and can sit upright unassisted
• Shoulders are BELOW top harness slots.
If shoulders are above top harness slots, child
is too large for built-in harness.
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6.2 WITHOUT Built-in Harness
Your child must meet all requirements:
• Weight: 30 to 100 lbs
(mass between 13.6 and 45 kg)
• Height: 38 to 57 inches
(96 and 145 cm) in height
• approximately 3-10 years of age
• the shoulder belt MUST lie across child’s
shoulder as shown and the lap portion of the
belt is positionned low on the child’s hips.
• Child’s ears are BELOW top of booster seat.
If tops of ears are above top of seat, child is too
large for booster seat.
If child is between 30 and 65 lbs
(13.6 kg and 29.5 kg) and
shoulders are below the upper harness
slots, we highly recommend use of the
built-in harness for as long as possible
(up to 65 lbs(29.5 kg)).
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6.3 WITHOUT Back Support
Your child must meet all requirements:
• weigh between 40 and 100 lbs.
(mass between 18 and 45 kg),
• and are between 40 and 57 inches
(101 and 145 cm) in height,
• approximately 4-10 years of age
• the shoulder belt MUST lie across child’s
shoulder as shown and the lap portion of the
belt is positionned low on the child’s hips.
When sitting on the booster seat, your child’s
ears should be below the top of the vehicle seat
cushion / head rest.
Your Graco booster seat can be used with or
without the back support as long as all
requirements are met.
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7.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle Seat Location
7.1 Vehicle Seat Location Requirements
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Some seating positions in your vehicle may not be safe for this child restraint. Some vehicles do
not have any seating positions that can be used safely with the child restraint. If you are not sure
where to place the child restraint in your vehicle, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or call
Graco Children’s Products Inc.,1-800-345-4109.
• Children are safer when properly
restrained in rear vehicle seating positions.
Whenever possible secure the child restraint in
the center position of the seat directly behind
the front seats. However, this position is
sometimes equipped with a lap belt only and
cannot be used when this child restraint is
used without the built-in harness.
• The vehicle seat must face forward.
• Front of child restraint must not hang over
edge of vehicle seat.
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7.2 Vehicle Seat Belt Requirements
MANY SEAT BELT SYSTEMS ARE NOT SAFE TO USE
WITH THE CHILD RESTRAINT. THE VEHICLE SEAT BELT
MUST BE DESIGNED TO HOLD THE CHILD RESTRAINT
TIGHTLY AT ALL TIMES. Pay careful attention to these systems; some of the seat belts that
are not safe to use look very much like seat belts that are safe to use. If you are unsure,
consult your vehicle owner’s manual or call Graco Children’s Products Inc., 1-800-345-4109.
7.3 SAFE Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
THE FOLLOWING BELT SYSTEMS CAN BE USED WITH YOUR CHILD RESTRAINT, IF the
seat location meets all other requirements of these instructions and those in your vehicle owner's
manual. LATCH can be used in place of the following vehicle belt systems if your vehicle is
equipped with LATCH anchor points. Please refer to vehicle owners manual for LATCH locations.
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7.4 For Built-in Harness Only
• Lap Belts - Manually Adjusted
When buckled, the belt is tightened
manually by pulling on the excess belt.
• Lap Belts with Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR)
The automatic locking retractor will not
permit the lap belt to lengthen once it is
buckled. Tighten the belt by feeding the belt
back into the retractor while pushing down
hard on the child restraint.
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7.5 With OR Without Built-in Harness
• Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with
Locking Latch Plate
Once it is buckled, this type of belt has a
latchplate that will not allow the lap portion
of the belt to loosen. Belt is tightened by
pulling hard on the shoulder portion of the
vehicle belt while pushing down hard on
the child restraint.
• Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with
Sliding Latch PlateThis belt has a
latchplate that slides freely along the belt.
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7.6 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
DO NOT USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYSTEMS TO SECURE THE CHILD RESTRAINT.
LATCH can be used IN PLACE OF the following unsafe belt systems if your vehicle is equipped
with LATCH anchor points. Please refer to the vehicle owners manual for LATCH locations.
NEVER USE unsafe belt systems.
• Lap Belts with Emergency
Locking Retractor (ELR)
This lap belt stays loose and can move
until it locks in a crash or sudden stop.
• Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with
Retractor
Each strap has a retractor at one end and
is attached to the latch plate at the other
end.
• Passive Restraint - Lap or Shoulder Belt
Mounted on Door
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• Passive Restraint Lap Belt with Motorized Shoulder Belt
DO NOT use vehicle belts that are
attached to the door in any way or that
move along a track to automatically
surround the passenger when the door is
closed.
• Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
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8.0 LATCH
Newer vehicles have one or more seating positions with LATCH anchorage systems. If vehicle is
equipped with LATCH, the vehicle lower anchor points may be visible at the vehicle seat crease.
.
If not visible, they may be marked with this symbol
See your vehicle owner’s manual for
exact locations, anchor identification, and
requirements for use with a child restraint.
Check vehicle owner’s manual for vehicle top
tether anchor locations. They may be
identified using one of the anchor symbols as
shown.
ONLY use LATCH on a child restraint in a
seating position recommended by vehicle
manufacturer.
Vehicle
Top Tether Anchor
Points
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
Vehicle
Seat Crease
Typical seat in a passenger vehicle.
Other vehicle types may have different
Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors) for installations
LATCH locations.
with children weighing more than 48 pounds (21.7 kg).
NOTE: Some vehicle manufacturers have lower
maximum weight ratings for LATCH anchors, so you must consult your vehicle owner’s manual
or call the vehicle manufacturer to confirm the limits on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
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9.0 Using Child Restraint WITH Built-in Harness
FAILURE TO PROPERLY ADJUST THE HARNESS STRAPS
FOR YOUR CHILD INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN,
SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. Snugly adjust the belts provided with this child restraint around your
child. 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.
š
1. Loosen the harness straps by lifting the
harness adjuster lever ™ at front of seat near
the adjustment strap and pulling the straps
toward you š.
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2. Open harness clip ›.
›
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3. Unbuckle harness straps œ.
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4. Check the crotch strap: Choose the
position that is closest to but not under
your child.
To change crotch strap position, push crotch
belt up through the bottom  of the child
restraint and grab it from the top to pull out ž.
Reinsert crotch strap in the desired position.
Make sure crotch strap is not twisted when
reinserting into slot. Pull up on it to make sure
it is secure.
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ž
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5. The harness straps must go into the slots
even with or just above the shoulders Ÿ.
If straps are in proper slots go to page 31.
Ÿ
6. To adjust harness straps:
a) Turn seat around, so you will have access to
the rear of the seat.
b) From the rear of the seat remove straps
from metal junction plate .
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7. Pull strap ends through slots at
front of seat ¡ and reinsert them
in the desired slots ¢. Check that
the straps are not twisted.
¡
¢
MAKE SURE harness straps
are inserted into the same slots
on each side of the seat.
Remove body support when not
using harness in the lowest slot
position.
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8. Use plastic strap guides as
a guide to feed the harness up
over the red rollers. Make sure
to feed straps OVER red rollers
and plastic strap guides 11 .
11 Harness
straps
MUST
go over
red
rollers.
Make sure that the tether strap
does not interfere when
changing the harness strap
height positions.
9. If the straps are not fed
OVER the red rollers, the
assembly is incorrect and MUST
be corrected before using child
restraint.
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10. Reassemble straps onto
metal junction plate exactly as
shown 12 .
Check that straps are
completely within the slots
and that they are not twisted.
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11. Check that the straps are inserted at the
same level. Pull on harness to make sure it is
secure 13 .
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REMEMBER to check the shoulder straps and
crotch strap position as your child grows and
move them to the next position when
necessary. The harness straps must go in the
slots even with or just above the shoulders.
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10.0 Securing the Child Restraint in Your Vehicle
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE THE CHILD RESTRAINT IN
THE VEHICLE INCREASES THE CHILD’S RISK OF
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP
TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. Carefully follow these instructions and those in your vehicle
owner’s manual to be sure your child restraint is properly positioned and held tightly at all times.
10.1 Using Child Restraint WITH Built-in Harness
10.2 With a Vehicle Lap or Lap/shoulder Belt:
Lower anchors must be stored when using vehicle belt.
See Section 18.1, Storing LATCH, page 57.
1. Place the child restraint firmly against the back of a
forward-facing vehicle seat.
2. Thread the seat belt through the belt slot openings:
For Lap/Shoulder belt
For Lap-only belt
3. Buckle the vehicle belt. The vehicle belt should not be
twisted.
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4. Tighten vehicle seat belt
Push down hard with your knee or free hand
in the middle of the child restraint ™. Then pull
and tighten the shoulder portion of the
lap/shoulder belt.
5. While pulling the shoulder portion of the
lap/shoulder belt, lay the shoulder belt inside the
opened lock-off š and snap the lock-off over the
shoulder belt ›.
Two lock-offs are provided to allow for the seat to
be installed on the right or left side of the vehicle
seat. Only use one lock-off at a time. NEVER
try to use both lock-offs when installing the child
restraint.
DO NOT try to close the lock-off over anything
but the shoulder portion of the vehicle
lap/shoulder belt. If any other part of the belt
is in the way then try another seat location.
For more information on how to tighten the
belt for your seat belt system, see Section 7.0
Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle Seat Location,
p.18, or your vehicle owner’s manual.
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š
›
6. If a vehicle top tether anchor is available,
secure the tether to hold seat in place.
See Section 18.0 Using the Tether, page 56.
When not using the tether, hook it on the tether
storage bar on the rear of the seat, see page 57.
7. Safety Check for Secure Installation
Perform this test every time you drive with your child.
Twist and pull child restraint forward and to
both sides to make sure the vehicle belt does not
lengthen or loosen and the child restraint does not
easily move. The child restraint should not move
side to side or forward more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) œ.
If child restraint is loose or not secure, repeat
procedure OR find another location for the child
restraint, see Section 7.0 Choosing an Appropriate
Vehicle Seat Location, p. 18.
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10.3 With LATCH
Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors) for
installations with children weighing more than
48 pounds (21.7 kg). NOTE: Some vehicle
manufacturers have lower maximum weight
ratings for LATCH anchors, so you must
consult your vehicle owner’s manual or call the
vehicle manufacturer to confirm the limits on your
vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
™
1. Unhook LATCH from storage bars on the
sides of the seat. For ease of installation, extend
LATCH to its maximum length.
2. Place the child restraint firmly against the back
of a forward-facing vehicle seat.
3. Hook LATCH Connectors to vehicle lower
anchors ™. Pull firmly on Connectors
to be sure they are attached. Belt must
lay flat and not be twisted.
4. Tighten LATCH by pushing down hard on
child restraint and pulling the adjustment belt š.
5. If you need to remove LATCH to readjust,
pull up on LATCH plate › to loosen strap.
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™
›
š
6. NEVER put two LATCH connectors on
one vehicle LATCH anchor unless specifically
allowed by the vehicle manufacturer œ.
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7. All LATCH seating positions have
tether anchors. Secure the top of the seat
using the tether strap. See Section 18.0 Using
the Tether, page 56.
8. Safety Check for Secure Installation
Perform this test every time you drive with
your child.
Twist and pull child restraint forward and to
both sides to make sure the LATCH belt does
not lengthen or loosen and the child restraint
does not easily move. The child restraint
should not move side to side or forward more
than 1 inch (2.5 cm). š.If child restraint is
loose or not secure, repeat procedure OR find
another location for the child restraint, see
Section 7.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle
Seat Location, p. 18.
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11.0 Securing Your Child in the Child Restraint
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD
RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH. In a crash, the child restraint provides NO protection for your child unless the harness
straps are properly secured. Follow these instructions carefully to properly secure your child.
• ADJUST THE HARNESS SYSTEM SNUGLY
EVERY TIME you place your child in the child
restraint.
• Avoid bulky clothing.
1. Place child in child restraint with child’s back flat
against back of car seat.
2. Place harness straps over child’s shoulders
and insert tongues into buckle until they click
into place ™.
CHECK that straps are not twisted.
CHECK that harness is securely latched by pulling up
on straps.
DO NOT use child restraint if harness does not latch.
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CLICK!
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š
3. Fasten harness clip š. Position harness
clip at middle of child’s chest, level with
armpits.
4. Tighten the harness straps by pulling the
adjustment strap on the front of the seat › .
›
5. Make sure straps are flat and snug
against child’s shoulders and thighs.
You should not be able to pinch œ the
harness straps. A snug strap should not
allow any slack. It lies in a relatively straight
line without sagging. It does not press on
the child’s flesh or push the child’s body into
an unnatural position.
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12.0 Harness Removal
1. Remove harness straps.
Open chest clip and harness buckle ™.
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š
2. Face the rear of the seat and remove the
belt straps from metal junction plate š as
shown .
3. Remove crotch strap by pushing the strap
retainer › on bottom of seat, up through slot.
›
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4. Grab the crotch strap buckle and pull it
completely out œ.
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5. Pull on the adjustment strap  on the front
of the seat to lock the metal junction plate into
place.

6. Grab hold of the shoulder straps ž and pull
them out of their respective slots on the seat
pad.
ž
Remove body support and crotch pad.
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7. On the rear of the seat, detach 2 lower seat
pad elastic straps from hooks as shown in Ÿ.
8. Also detach the elastic straps that are
threaded through the vehicle belt guides on the
sides of the seat as shown in . Repeat on
other side.
Ÿ
¡
9. Pull the seat pad out of the way to reveal the
red buttons as shown in the seating area ¡ .
Slide the buttons to release the back support
from the base and lower it into a flat position.
Hold the back support to avoid it from falling
back and hitting something.
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10. Remove harness straps from arms as
shown in ¢.
Store the body support, harness covers, crotch
pad cover and harness straps
in safe place for future use.
¢
Harness Strap
T-slot
Arm
11. Move seat pad fabric out of the way then
raise seat back so that both arms LOCK into
the gutters 11 .
You should hear a CLICK when the arms lock
into the gutters.
MAKE sure to keep the gutters clear of any
obstructions.
11
KEEP
GUTTERS CLEAR
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12. Tuck seat pad in between the gap of the
back support and seat area of the booster seat
to allow 2 elastic straps to show at the rear of
the seat.
13. Attach 2 seat pad elastic straps onto the
hooks on the rear of the child restraint as
shown in 12 .
12
14. Pull elastic strap on the seat pad through
the vehicle belt guide on side of seat and
attach to hook as shown.
Repeat on other side 13 .
13
Reverse instructions to reinstall harness.
See Section 9.0, page 27-30 for the correct
path for the harness.
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13.0 Using Your Child Restraint WITHOUT Built-in Harness
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD
RESTRAINT INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR
CRASH. In a crash, the child restraint provides NO protection for your child unless the vehicle lap/
shoulder belt is properly secured. Follow these instructions carefully to properly secure your child.
WARNING: Use only the vehicle lap and
shoulder belt system when restraining the child
in the booster seat. LATCH will not secure your
child in the booster seat ™.
™
Vehicle belts MUST lay flat against child and
MUST not be twisted.
NEVER use a vehicle lap-only belt across front
of child š.
š
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INCORRECT
DO NOT use shoulder belt loose
or positioned under arm ›.
DO NOT place shoulder belt behind child’s
back œ.
›
œ
INCORRECT
INCORRECT
Lap portion of lap/shoulder belt MUST be low
and snug on hips, just touching thighs.
DO NOT allow child to slide
down in booster seat .

If child will not keep vehicle belt properly
positioned, DO NOT use this booster seat.
Use a different child restraint system.
DO NOT position vehicle belt over top of the
armrests ž.
ž
INCORRECT
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INCORRECT
Vehicle seat headrest should not create a
gap between vehicle seat and booster seat
Ÿ. The front of booster seat MUST NOT
hang over front of vehicle seat .
Ÿ
INCORRECT
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INCORRECT
14.0 Securing Child & Booster Seat in Vehicle
1. Place booster seat firmly against the back of
a forward-facing vehicle seat equipped with a
lap/shoulder belt only.
2. Place child in car seat with child’s back flat
against back of car seat.
™
3. Position lap/shoulder belt through shoulder
belt guide ™ not underneath shoulder belt
guide š. Belt should pass over vehicle belt
guide ›. Fasten buckle and pull up on the
shoulder belt to tighten.
4. If belt lays across child’s neck, head or face,
redirect belt over shoulder by adjusting the
head support setting, See page 47, Adjusting
Head Support.
š
5. Check that shoulder belt is properly
positioned over shoulder and snug against
child. A snug strap should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively straight line without
sagging. It does not press on the child’s flesh
or push the child’s body into an unnatural
position.
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›
15.0 Adjusting Head Support
When using with or without the built-in
harness.
™
BEFORE adjusting the head support height,
have your child lean forward slightly.
Squeeze the red adjustment handle ™ on
top of seat and pull back support up until it
snaps into one of the 5 height positions.
To lower, squeeze red adjustment handle
and push down.
CHECK to make sure it is securely snapped
into one of the 5 height positions by pulling
up on head support.
The shoulder belt guides must be even with
or just above the shoulders as shown by
dotted line š.
š
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To adjust head support side wings,
push buttons on top of seat down and rotate
wings to desired position.
›
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16.0 Removing Back Support
To use booster seat WITHOUT back
support, remove harness straps if attached
(see section 12.0 Harness Removal, p.38-42)
then continue with the following steps:
™
1. Detach 2 lower elastic straps from rear of
seat as shown ™.
š
2. Detach elastic strap from the hooks on the
seat pad as shown. Repeat on other side š.
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3. Pull the seat pad out of the way to reveal
red buttons as shown in ›. Slide the buttons
to release the back support from the base and
lower it into a flat position.
When removing back support, you must
support the back support when sliding the red
buttons that disengage the back support from
the base. Make sure all hands, fingers and
other objects are not behind the back support
when removing it.
›
4. Move seat pad fabric out of the way and
squeeze red buttons together to release back
support from seat. Pull seat and back support
apart œ.
œ
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
5. Once back support is separated , store
back support with all the harness straps, head
support, body support and crotch pad cover in
safe place.
6. Reattach the elastic straps at the back of the
seat ž and through the vehicle belt guide on
the sides of seat Ÿ as shown.
ž
Ÿ
7. Seat is ready to install.
To reattach back support if needed, reverse steps
from p. 51 to p. 49.
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17.0 Securing Child in Vehicle with Shoulder Belt
Positioning Clip
The shoulder belt MUST lie across child’s
shoulders in red zone as shown ™.
If shoulder belt lies outside this zone, the
shoulder belt positioning clip MUST be used.
™
To attach clip to booster seat:
1. Insert the loop end of strap through the slot
on rear of seat exactly where shown š.
There is a slot on each side of booster seat,
the shoulder belt positioning clip MUST be
attached through the slot closest to where the
vehicle shoulder belt lies across the child.
š
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2. Pass the clip and the strap through the loop
end › as shown and pull strap up.
›
3. NOTE: Free end of strap œ should face
front of seat.
œ
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4. Slide the vehicle shoulder belt onto the clip as shown  and pull free end of strap down ž to
tighten clip against the child’s shoulder.
The lap portion MUST pass through the vehicle belt guide and be positionned low on the hips.
The belt MUST NOT be twisted.

Shoulder belt
positioning clip
Shoulder belt
positioning clip
ž
REAR VIEW OF CHILD
SITTING IN SEAT
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5. Lap portion of lap/shoulder belt MUST be low and
snug on hips, just touching thighs.
DO NOT allow child to slide down in booster seat Ÿ.
Ÿ
CORRECT
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18.0 Using the Tether
All LATCH seating positions have tether anchors. Always use tether if a vehicle tether anchor is
available, check your vehicle owner’s manual for the tether anchor location(s). If your vehicle is
not equipped with a tether anchor, it may be possible to install one. Contact your vehicle
dealership for the proper anchor location and installation.
You may purchase tether anchor parts kit by calling Graco Customer Service at 1-800-345-4109.
™
1. Check that tether is securely attached to
child restraint.
2. Fasten tether clip to anchor point ™.
š
3. Tighten the tether strap securely š.
4. To loosen, lift up on the metal tongue of the
buckle ›.
›
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18.1 Storing Lower Anchors and Tether (LATCH)
1. For ease of storing, extend LATCH to its
maximum length.
2. Locate the storage bars on back of
child restraint.
š
™
Storage bars located
on each side at the
back of the seat
3. Fasten ends of tether ™ and lower
anchors š onto their respective storage bars
as shown.
™ Tether
4. Tether and lower anchors storage should
look like this when complete.
Lower
anchors
š
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š
Lower
anchors
19.0 Airplane Use
This restraint is certified for use in Motor Vehicles.
It is certified for use in Aircraft ONLY when used with the built-in harness.
When used as a booster WITHOUT the harness, this restraint is NOT CERTIFIED for aircraft use
because aircraft seats do not have a shoulder belt.
Important points to remember:
1. Airlines have some restrictions about the use of child restraints.
2. Install your car seat on an airplane in the same way it is installed in an automobile with a lap
belt (see Section 10.1, Using Child Restraint WITH Built-in harness, pp. 31-33).
3. Check that the airplane seat belt holds the child restraint securely in place at all times.
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20.0 Accessories (on certain models ONLY)
20.1 Body Support & Harness Covers
To prevent ejection in sudden stop or crash:
• Always make sure shoulder straps are threaded through
slots and properly positioned on shoulders.
• Never allow body support to bunch or fold behind child.
• Use body support with bottom harness slots only.
• Make sure that harness covers do not interfere with
placement of the chest clip at armpit level.
Harness
covers
Body Support
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21.0 Recline Foot
Your child restraint has 3 recline positions: adjust
recline foot before installing child restraint.
š
1. To recline seat, pull recline handle out ™ and
tilt seat back š to extend foot as shown ›.
›
™

2. To set seat to upright position, pull recline
handle out œ and tilt seat foward  to retract
foot ž.
ž
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22.0 Care and Maintenance
• Continuous use of child restraint may cause damage to vehicle seat. Use a child restraint mat,
towel or thin blanket to protect upholstery.
• Metal and plastic parts: clean with mild soap and cool water. No bleach or detergents.
• Harness straps and LATCH straps: spot clean or replace. Do not immerse the straps in water.
Doing so may weaken the straps.
• Buckle and harness adjuster lever: clean with a damp cloth.
• Never lubricate the buckle. If buckle or harness adjuster sticks or will not remain tight, check for
foreign objects such as food, dirt, etc. Remove objects with tweezers and/or clean with a cotton
swab. If you cannot get the harness to remain tight with the buckle securely locked, do not use
this child restraint. Call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 to purchase a replacement harness or buckle.
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23.0 To Remove Seat Cover
Seat Cover: clean with a damp sponge using
mild soap and cool water. If necessary, cover
may be removed for cleaning.
1. Remove harness and crotch straps (see
Section 12.0, Harness Removal, p.38).
2. Remove elastic loops from seat as indicated
in ™ and š.
™
š
Hook and loop
attachment tape
3. Machine wash cover in cold water on
delicate cycle and drip-dry. DO NOT USE
BLEACH.
4. To put the seat cover back on, reverse
preceding instructions.
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Hook and loop
attachment tape
24.0 Owners Manual Storage
Your Owner’s Manual can be stored on
the bottom of the seat inside the slot in the
footrest as shown.
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25.0 Replacement Parts and Warranty
To purchase parts or accessories or for warranty information in the United States,
please contact us at the following:
www.gracobaby.com
or
1-800-345-4109
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