Owner`s manual | Graco PD254443A Car Seat User Manual

Graco PD254443A Car Seat User Manual
Smart Seat
TM
ALL-IN-ONE CARSEAT
Child Restraint
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.
© 2013 Graco
PD254443A
7/13 US
Table of Contents
Before you begin
1.0 Warnings to Parents and
Other Users
2.0 Registration Information
2.1 Register Your Child
Restraint
2.2 For Recall Information
2.3 If You Need Help
3.0 Useful Information
3.1 Certification
3.2 Child Restraint Useful Life
3.3 Second Hand Child
Restraint
4.0 Assembly
4.1 Attaching LATCH Storage
Compartment
4.2 Attaching Cupholder
5.0 Features
5.1 Child Restraint
5.2 Base
6.0 Height and Weight
Limitations
6.1 Rear-Facing with base
6.2 Forward-Facing with base
6.3 Booster WITHOUT base
7.0 Choosing an Appropriate
Vehicle Seat Location
7.1 Vehicle Seat Location
Requirements
7.2 Vehicle Seat Belt
Requirements
7.3 SAFE Vehicle Seat Belt
Systems
7.4 For Built-in Harness Only
7.5 WITH or WITHOUT Built-in
Harness
7.6 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt
Systems
8.0 LATCH
8.1 What is LATCH?
8.2 LATCH System
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Installation
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Using Recline
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Securing Child in Child
Restraint
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18.1 Placing Child in Child
Restraint
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18.2 Check Harness System
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18.3 Adjusting Head
Support/Harness Straps
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19.0 Booster Installation
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19.1 Storing Harness
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19.2 Using Child Restraint in
Booster Mode
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19.3 Securing Child in
Booster Seat and Vehicle
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19.4 Adjusting Head
Support in Booster Mode 58
20.0 Additional Information
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20.1 Adjusting Armrest
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20.2 Removing Seat Cover
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20.3 Airplane Use
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20.4 Care and Maintenance 61-62
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21.0 Replacement Parts,
Warranty, and Owner’s
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Manual Storage
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Table of Contents
9.0 Installing Base Using
Vehicle Seat Belt
10.0 Installing Base Using
LATCH
11.0 REAR-FACING
INSTALLATION
12.0 FORWARD-FACING
INSTALLATION
13.0 Tether Use
14.0 Tether and LATCH Storage
14.1 Tether Storage
14.2 LATCH Storage
15.0 Harness System
15.1 Harness Straps
15.2 Chest Clip
15.3 Buckle
15.4 Crotch Strap
16.0 Accessories
16.1 Body Support
(on certain models)
16.2 Harness Covers & Crotch
Strap Cover (on certain
models)
17.0
18.0
1.0 Warnings to Parents and Other Users
rDO NOT 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. Check
vehicle owner’s manual for information about side
air bags and child restraint installation.
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rFAILURE 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. Failure to
follow these instructions and child restraint labels can result in child striking the
vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
rEVEN 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.
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1. CHOOSING THE CORRECT MODE OF USE for the child restraint depending
on your child’s size. Infants less than 20 lbs. must use this child restraint
rear-facing.
2. SELECTING A SUITABLE LOCATION for the child restraint in your vehicle.
Some seating positions, such as those equipped with air bags, may not be
safe locations for this child restraint.
3. PROPERLY ROUTING THE VEHICLE SEAT BELT OR LATCH.
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4. PROPERLY SECURING THE CHILD RESTRAINT IN THE VEHICLE using a
seat belt designed to restrain a child restraint 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! Vehicle seat belt system
MUST hold child restraint securely. Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with
a child restraint. If vehicle seat belt does not hold child restraint securely, read
“7.0 Choosing An Appropriate Vehicle Seat Location, p. 22-26”.
5. PROPERLY SECURING YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD RESTRAINT.
rNEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED.
r YOU MUST READ your vehicle owner’s manual on child restraint use.
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rNEVER LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED, even when sleeping. Child may become
tangled in harness straps and suffocate or strangle.
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RESTRAINED IN REAR VEHICLE SEATING POSITION, 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.
rSECURE CHILDREN in rear seat of vehicle whenever possible.
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rSERIOUS CRIPPLING INJURY OR DEATH can result if infant faces front of
vehicle. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children
be SFBSGBDJOH until age 2 or until they reach the maximum SFBSGBDJOH height
and weight rating for their seat.
rSOME SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, such as pre-term babies or those who have
tested positive for positional apnea, may be at increased risk of suffering
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we recommend that you have your physician or hospital staff evaluate your child
and recommend the proper child restraint or car bed before using this product.
rDO NOT remove LATCH system from child restraint. If using vehicle seat belt
to secure child restraint, LATCH connectors must be stored. (see section “14.0
TETHER AND LATCH STORAGE, p. 39”.)
rNEVER ATTACH two LATCH connectors
to one vehicle lower anchor point unless
specifically allowed by the vehicle
manufacturer.
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rDO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT AND BASE 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.
rIF CHILD RESTRAINT IS IN A CRASH, it must be replaced. DO NOT use it again!
A crash can cause unseen damage and using it again could result in serious
injury or death. DO NOT use child restraint if it is damaged or missing parts.
DO NOT use a cut, frayed or damaged child restraint harness, vehicle seat belt or
LATCH belts.
rNEVER LEAVE A CHILD RESTRAINT and base unsecured in your vehicle. An
unsecured child restraint or base can be thrown around and may injure
occupants in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash. Remove it or make sure that it is
securely belted in the vehicle. If not using LATCH, make sure unsecured LATCH
connectors are properly stored on base.
rNEVER GIVE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT to someone else without also giving
them this manual.
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rDO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Graco. Their use
could alter the performance of the child restraint.
rNEVER USE A SECOND-HAND CHILD RESTRAINT or a child restraint whose
history you do not know.
rDO NOT MODIFY YOUR CHILD RESTRAINT or use any accessories or parts
supplied by other manufacturers.
rTHE CHILD RESTRAINT CAN BECOME VERY HOT IF LEFT IN THE SUN. Always
touch the surface of any metal or plastic parts before putting your child in the
child restraint.
rDO NOT use child restraint with any stroller.
rDO NOT allow the liquid in the level indicator to be ingested or come into
contact with the eyes.
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Model Number:
Date of Manufacture:
2.0 Registration Information
Purchase Date:
2.1 Register Your Child Restraint
Please fill in the above information. The model number and date of
manufacture can be found on a label on the 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 date of manufactureUP
Graco Children’s Products Inc.
Attn: Customer Service, 3 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328
or call 1-800-345-4109 or register online at:
http://www.gracobaby.com/carseatregistration
2.2 For Recall Information
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2.3 If You Need Help
THIS CHILD RESTRAINT
CONFORMS to all
applicable requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard 213 and
is certified for use in
motor vehicles.
3.2 Child Restraint Useful Life
STOP using this child restraint and throw it away 10
years after the date of manufacture. Look for this
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1-800-345-4109
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PD206938A
3.1 Certification
3.3 Second Hand Child Restraint
Graco Children’s Products Inc. advises against loaning
or passing along a child restraint.
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3.0 Useful Information
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 date of manufacture ready so that we may help you
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www.NHTSA.gov
www.seatcheck.org
4.1 Attaching LATCH Storage Compartment
NEVER use without LATCH storage compartment or
cupholder attached.
4.0 Assembly
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child restraint B.
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4.2 Attaching Cupholder
NEVER place sharp or pointed objects in a
cupholder. In a crash, these objects could hit your
child and cause serious injuries.
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Harness slots
Harness buckle
Crotch strap
Cupholder
Harness release lever
Harness adjustment strap
Recline handle
Lock knobs
Armrest
Chest clip
Harness strap
Level indicator
Head support
Head support release
Tether storage
Tether *
Instruction manual storage
*Vehicles are now (or can
be) equipped with tether
anchor points behind
some seats. A tether
anchors the top of the
child restraint to the body
of the vehicle. When used
properly with the vehicle
seat belt or LATCH, a
tether helps reduce injury
in a sudden stop or crash.
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**United States Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards have defined a system
for installing child restraints in vehicles.
The system is called LATCH. LATCH may
ONLY be used IN PLACE of vehicle belt if
vehicle is equipped with LATCH anchor
points. Please refer to vehicle owner’s
manual for LATCH
in vehicles.
Vehicle belt/LATCH path
Child restraint pin guides
Lock identification window
LATCH connector
LATCH adjustment belt
LATCH belt **
Seat belt lock-off
LATCH storage compartment
LATCH (stored)
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6.0 Height & Weight Limits
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.
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20 lbs-40 lbs
5 lbs-20 lbs
(2.2 kg-9 kg) (9 kg-18.1 kg)
and
and up to
Top of head
1 year
AT LEAST 1”
MUST BE
(2.54 cm)
REAR
BELOW top of
FACING
head support
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40 lbs-65 lbs
20 lbs-39 lbs
(18.1 kg-29.5 kg)
(9 kg-17.7 kg)
MAX HEIGHT
At least 1 year
old and can
50” (127 cm)
sit upright
Shoulders are
unassisted
BELOW top harness
slot position
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30 lbs-65 lbs
(13.6 kg-29.5 kg)
MIN. HEIGHT
38” (96 CM)
IF Shoulders are
ABOVE top
harness slot position
65 lbs-100 lbs
(29.5 kg-45 kg)
MAX HEIGHT
57” (145 CM)
Top of ears are BELOW
top of booster seat
approx. 3-10 years
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with children up to 40 lbs. (18.1 kg). However, some children
approaching 40 lbs. (18.1 kg) may be too tall to fit SFBSGBDJOH.
Top of head must be at least 1” (2.54 cm) below the top of the
head support.
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over 20 lbs. (9 kg) and can sit upright unassisted. (*)
* The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children be
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weight rating for their seat.
Preterm or Low Birthweight Infants
A preterm infant or low birth weight infant may be at special risk in a vehicle or aircraft.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, these infants may suffer breathing
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Graco advises that you have your physician or hospital staff evaluate your infant and
recommend the proper child restraint or car bed before you and your infant leave the
hospital.
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WITHOUT BUILT-IN HARNESS SYSTEM:
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see “19.1 Storing Harness, p. 52”.
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shoulders are below the upper harness slots, we highly
recommend using in forward-facing mode with built-in
harness for as long as possible (up to 65 lbs).
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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., at 1-800-345-4109.
rChildren 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.
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forward. Do not use child
restraints on rear-facing or
side-facing vehicle seats.
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. DO NOT USE A VEHICLE BELT THAT
CHANGES LENGTH WHILE DRIVING. 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., at 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
r Lap Belts - Manually adjusted when
buckled, the belt is tightened
manually by pulling on the free end.
r 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.
7.5 With or Without Built-in Harness
r Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with
r Combination Lap/Shoulder
Locking Latch Plate - Once it is buckled, this
Belt with Sliding Latch Plate type of belt has a latch plate that will not
This belt has a latch plate that
allow the lap portion of the belt to loosen. Belt
slides freely along the belt.
is tightened by pulling hard on the shoulder
portion of the vehicle belt while pushing
down hard on the child restraint.
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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.
r Lap Belts with Emergency
Locking Retractor (ELR)
This lap belt stays loose and can
move until it locks in a crash or
sudden stop.
r 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.
r Passive Restraint - Lap or Shoulder
Belt Mounted on Door
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r 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.
r Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
Vehicle seat belts located forward of seat
crease may not securely hold child restraint.
Check vehicle owner’s manual or see vehicle
dealer for car seat installation requirements.
rIf approved for use with child restraint,
install child restraint and check for secure
installation by pulling child restraint front
to back. If child restraint slides forward,
DO NOT use these seat belts.
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8.1 What is LATCH?
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8.0 LATCH
United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards have defined a system for
installing child restraints in vehicles. The system is called LATCH.
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Lower ANchors and Tethers for CHildren.
LATCH in the vehicle consists of a top tether anchor point and two lower anchor
points.
Some vehicle owner manuals use the term ISOFIX to identify the new child
restraint anchor system. This child restraint with LATCH can also be used in
vehicle seating positions equipped with ISOFIX.
Newer vehicles have one or more seating positions with LATCH anchor points. 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
.
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.
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.
Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors) for installations with children weighing
more than 48 pounds (21.7 kg).
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8.2 LATCH System
LATCH consists of a permanently
attached lower anchor belt and a top
tether strap.
ONLY use LATCH in a seating position
recommended by vehicle manufacturer.
LATCH lower vehicle anchor points are
defined as 11 inches from the center of
one LATCH anchor to the center of
another LATCH anchor.
If allowed by your Vehicle Owners
Manual, the center seating position
maybe used if the anchor spacing is 11”
or greater.
REAR-FACING
FORWARD-FACING
Vehicle Top Tether
Anchor Point
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
Lower Anchor Belt
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
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Child Restraint
Top Tether
Lower
Anchor Belt
9.0 Installing Base Using Vehicle Seat Belt
You must carefully follow the instructions provided by your vehicle manufacturer,
in addition to the information in this manual. Before proceeding be sure you
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, slide the vehicle
seat rearward as far as possible from the dashboard. If a rear seat is used, make
sure the seat in front of it is moved forward enough and is upright enough to
allow room for the child restraint.
When using the vehicle seat belts to install the base, the lock-off is ALWAYS used
to secure both belts of the lap or lap/shoulder belt.
1. Position base in vehicle seat as shown C.
2. Open the lock-off and route the vehicle belt through the belt path and over
the lock-off D.
3. Buckle seat belt. Pull up on shoulder belt while pushing down on base to
tighten E.
4. Close lock-off F.
5. Test base for secure installation by moving front to back and left to right at the
belt path G. Base should not move more than 1 inch ( 2.54 cm). If belt loosens
or lengthens, repeat procedure.
Lap Belt H and Lap/Shoulder Belt I should appear as shown when installed.
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10.0 Installing Base Using LATCH
1. Remove LATCH from storage area A. For ease of installation, extend LATCH to
its maximum length.
2. Place base in vehicle seat as shown B.
3. Make sure LATCH is routed through vehicle/LATCH belt path normally used
for vehicle seat belt.
Belt must lay flat and not be twisted.
4. Hook Connectors to vehicle lower anchors. Pull firmly on Connectors to be
sure they are attached C.
5. NEVER put two LATCH connectors on one vehicle LATCH anchor unless
specifically allowed by the vehicle manufacturer D.
6. With base flat on vehicle seat, slide back until top of base contacts seat back.
Make sure that base bottom remains flat on the vehicle seat E.
7. Tighten LATCH by pushing down hard on the center of the base and pulling
the free end of the adjustment belt F.
8. Test base for secure installation by moving front to back and left to right at
the belt path G. Base should not move more than 1 inch ( 2.54 cm). If belt
loosens or lengthens, repeat procedure.
9. Check that the LATCH stays tight and does not slip from the tightened
position. If it does not stay tight, try another seating position or contact Graco
at 1-800-345-4109.
10. To remove LATCH lift up on metal tongue of buckle and remove LATCH as
shown H.
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A
B
D
G
E
H
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C
F
11.0 REAR-FACING INSTALLATION
1. Test base for secure installation. See TFDUJPOTBOE
GPSCBTFJOTUBMMBUJPOQ A.
2. Push in B and rotate knobs C on both sides of child
restraint at the same time to unlock position.
3. Place child restraint on base in rear-facing position D.
4. Rotate knobs on both sides of child restraint to lock it
into base E. You will see lock symbols in windows on
side of base as shown H.
5. If you see the red flags up in the child restraint
seating area F and you see the unlock symbol I
then seat is not secured to base.
6. Check seat is secure by moving front to back and left
to right at the belt path G. Base should not move
more than 1 inch ( 2.54 cm). If belt loosens or
lengthens, repeat procedure.
NOTE: Make sure tether is stored. See i5FUIFS
4UPSBHFwQ. You can not use tether in rear-facing
mode.
NOTE: Bubble in level indicator must be fully
between the two lines J. Level indicator is for
rear-facing use only. See i6TJOH3FDMJOFwQ
A
D
F
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B
C
J
E
LOCKED
G
H
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UNLOCKED
I
12.0 FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION
1. Test base for secure installation. See TFDUJPOTBOE
GPSCBTFJOTUBMMBUJPOQ A.
2. Push in B and rotate knobs C on both sides of child
restraint to unlock position.
3. Place on base in forward-facing position D.
4. Rotate knobs on both sides to lock seat to base E.
You will see lock symbols in windows on side of base
as shown H.
5. If you see the red flags up in the child restraint
seating area F and you see the unlock symbol I
then seat is not secured to base.
6. Check seat is secure by moving front to back and left
to right at the belt path G. Base should not move
more than 1 inch ( 2.54 cm). If belt loosens or
lengthens, repeat procedure.
A
D
Note: See i5FUIFS6TFwQ to attach tether.
F
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B
C
Tether
E
LOCKED
G
H
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UNLOCKED
I
13.0 TETHER USE
All LATCH seating positions have tether anchors.
Always use tether if a vehicle tether anchor is
available in forward-facing mode with harness. 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.
A
NOTE: TETHER NOT TO BE USED IN
REAR-FACING MODE.
1. Check that tether is securely attached to child
restraint.
2. Fasten tether clip to anchor point A.
B
3. Tighten adjustment belt to remove any slack B.
4. To loosen, push button while pulling on the belt
as shown C.
C
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14.1 Tether Storage
Tether must be stored to child restraint for rear-facing
use.
r1VMMMPPTFFOEPGBEKVTUNFOUTUSBQUPSFNPWFBOZ
slack.
r3PMMMPPTFFOEPGBEKVTUNFOUTUSBQVQBOETFDVSFXJUI
a rubber band.
A
14.2 LATCH Storage
r5PTUPSFLATCH belt insert into LATCH storage
compartment
on back of seat B.
P
D1
59905A
B
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14.0 TETHER AND LATCH STORAGE
r4UPSFCZDMJQQJOHUPCBSPOCBDLPGTFBUBTTIPXOA.
15.1 Harness Straps
r5PUJHIUFO1VMMIBSOFTTBEKVTUNFOUTUSBQA.
r5PMPPTFO-JGUMFWFSB while pulling shoulder
harness straps C.
Chest
Clip
15.2 Chest Clip
15.0 HARNESS SYSTEM
Harness Strap
r5PPQFO1SFTTUBCTBOEQVMMBQBSUD.
r5PDMPTF4OBQIBMWFTUPHFUIFSE. Make sure
Buckle
the chest clip is locked by pulling out on each half.
Crotch
Strap
40
Harness
Adjustment
Strap
A
B
D
E
41
C
15.3 Buckle
r5PCVDLMF*OTFSUCPUI
tongues into buckle. Pull
up on tongues to be sure
they are locked F.
CLICK!
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adjustment strap G.
r5PVOCVDLMF-PPTFOCZ
lifting lever and pulling
shoulder harness straps
H. Press in the red button
I and pull tongues out of
buckle J.
F
G
H
I
J
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15.4 Crotch Strap
r$IPPTFUIFDSPUDITUSBQQPTJUJPOUIBUJTDMPTFTU
to but not under your child.
r1VTIUIFDMJQBUUIFFOEPGDSPUDITUSBQUISPVHI
bottom of seat and pull out through the seat and
seat cover K.
r3FJOTFSUJOPUIFSDSPUDITUSBQPQFOJOHBOEQVTI
through seat cover and seat L.
CHECK buckle is securely installed by pulling
up on crotch strap. The clip must be properly
seated.
Bottom of
child restraint
K
Bottom of
child restraint
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L
16.1 Body Support (on certain models)
16.0 ACCESSORIES
To prevent ejection in sudden stop or crash:
r6TFJOSFBSGBDJOHNPEFPOMZ
r/FWFSBMMPXCPEZTVQQPSUUPCVODIPSGPMECFIJOEDIJME
1. Make sure chest clip and harness are open.
2. Place body support behind harness as shown in A.
3. Pull crotch strap through matching slot in body support
and in seat cover B.
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A
B
16.2 Harness Covers & Crotch Strap Cover (on certain models)
Crotch Strap Cover
Harness
Cover
To prevent serious head injury in sudden stop or crash:
r)BSOFTTDPWFSTBSFOPUUPCFVTFECZDIJMESFOPWFSMCT
r)BSOFTTDPWFSTNVTUCFVTFEJOSFBSGBDJOHNPEF
r"MXBZTNBLFTVSFTIPVMEFSTUSBQTBSFQSPQFSMZQPTJUJPOFEPOTIPVMEFST
r.BLFTVSFUIBUIBSOFTTDPWFSTEPOPUJOUFSGFSFXJUIQMBDFNFOUPGUIFDIFTUDMJQ
at armpit level.
ESTE LADO
HACIA ABAJO
THIS SIDE DOWN
ESTE LADO
HACIA ABAJO
r8SBQDSPUDITUSBQDPWFSBSPVOE
crotch strap and fasten hook and
loop tape at front A.
B
THIS SIDE DOWN
A
r8SBQIBSOFTTDPWFSTBSPVOEUIFIBSOFTTTUSBQT
with the text “THIS SIDE DOWN” facing the
child’s shoulder.
r'BTUFOIPPLBOEMPPQUBQFB.
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FAILURE TO PROPERLY recline the infant restraint on
the vehicle seat increases the risk of serious injury or
death.
Recline only works in modes where child restraint is attached to the base.
17.0 USING RECLINE
REAR-FACING
FORWARD-FACING
1. Pull up on recline button on front of
child restraint A.
2. Bubble in level indicator C must be
If using seat with child 40-65lbs,
fully between the two lines D. E is
always use recline position 1.
not level.
3. Vehicle must be on level ground and 1. Pull up on recline button on front of
child in child restraint when checking
child restraint B.
level indicator.
2. Adjust recline to desired level
NOTE: Level indicator is for
indicated on label F on side of
rear-facing use only.
base F.
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REAR FACING
FORWARD-FACING
A
B
NOT LEVEL
C
D
E
F
F
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18.0 SECURING CHILD IN CHILD RESTRAINT
18.1 Placing Child in Child Restraint
1. Place child in child restraint A with child’s back flat against back of child
restraint. Avoid bulky clothing.
2. Place harness straps over child’s shoulders and insert tongue(s) into buckle B.
3. Pull up on tongue(s) to be sure they are locked.
4. Close chest clip C
Position chest clip at arm pit level.
5. Pull on harness adjustment strap to tighten straps as shown D. 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.
6. SAFETY CHECK :
a) MAKE SURE the top of the child’s head is at least 1” (2.54 cm) below the top
of the infant restraint.
b) CHECK that harness straps are not twisted.
c) CHECK that the harness is snug. You should NOT be able to pinch E the
harness if it is snug. 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.
7. A rolled towel can be used on each side to support small children F. Be sure
towels do not interfere with harness system. Towels should NOT be placed
under child.
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Chest Clip
Buckle
Harness
adjustment
strap
49
A
B
C
D
E
F
18.2 Check Harness System
To prevent serious injury or death:
r,FFQIBSOFTTTUSBQTTOVHBOEQPTJUJPOFEPO
shoulders with chest clip at arm pit level.
r%POPUVTFTUSBQDPWFSTCMBOLFUTDVTIJPOTPS
padding under harness straps or child unless
provided by Graco.
r$IJMETIPVMECFESFTTFEJODMPUIJOHUIBUEPFTOPU
interfere with buckling the harness.
REAR-FACING
r5-40 lbs (2.2-18.1 kg)
Harness straps/head
support must be in
one of the bottom 3
height positions
below the shoulders.
FORWARD-FACING
r20-65 lbs (9.1-29.5 kg)
and at least one
year old.
Harness straps/
head support must
be in one of the top
4 height positions,
at or above
shoulders.
r)BSOFTTIFJHIUNVTU
be below child’s
shoulders.
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r)BSOFTTIFJHIU
must be at or just
above child’s
shoulders.
18.3 Adjusting Head Support/
Harness Straps
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.
rBEFORE adjusting the head support height,
have your child lean forward slightly.
r4RVFF[FUIFSFEBEKVTUNFOUIBOEMFA on
top of seat and pull head support up until it
snaps into one of the 6 height positions.
r5PMPXFSTRVFF[FSFEBEKVTUNFOUIBOEMF
and push head support down.
rCHECK to make sure it is securely snapped
into one of the 6 height positions by pulling
up on head support.
When using in rear-facing mode always use
one of the bottom 3 height positions B.
When using in forward-facing mode always
use one of the top 4 height positions B.
Refer to page 50 for harness strap
placement.
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A
B
19.0 BOOSTER INSTALLATION
a19.1 Storing Harness
Harness must be stored during Booster Mode.
1. Push the clip at the end of crotch strap through bottom of seat and pull out
through the seat and seat cover A.
2. Rotate bottom of head support pad up and attach to back of head support
pad with hook and loop tape B.
3. Disconnect snaps on seat cover C.
4. Move harness straps behind seat cover D.
5. Disconnect snaps or hook and loop tape (on certain models) and move
shoulder straps behind head support pad E.
6. Open door behind seat cover F.
7. Insert harness buckle and crotch straps into harness storage compartment G.
8. Close door H.
9. Re-attach snaps on seat cover I.
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Bottom of
child restraint
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
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19.2 Using Child Restraint in Booster Mode
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.
r7FIJDMFCFMUTMUST lay flat against child and MUST not be twisted.
rNEVER use a vehicle lap-only belt across front of child A.
rDO NOT use shoulder belt loose or positioned under arm B.
rDO NOT place shoulder belt behind child’s back C.
r-BQQPSUJPOPGMBQTIPVMEFSCFMUMUST be low and snug on hips, just touching
thighs.
rDO NOT allow child to slide down in booster seat D.
r*GDIJMEXJMMOPULFFQWFIJDMFCFMUQSPQFSMZQPTJUJPOFEDO NOT use this booster
seat. Use a different child restraint system.
rDO NOT position vehicle belt over top of the armrests E.
r7FIJDMFTFBUIFBETVQQPSUTIPVMEOPUDSFBUFBHBQCFUXFFOWFIJDMFTFBUBOE
booster seat F. The front of booster seat MUST NOT hang over front of vehicle
seat G.
rDO NOT place child in booster if flags are up in the seat area H.
rDO NOT use in Booster mode with base I.
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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
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19.3 Securing Child in Booster Seat and Vehicle
USE ONLY the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system
when restraining the child in the booster seat.
1. Remove base from vehicle seat A.
2. Place booster seat firmly against the back of a forward-facing vehicle seat
equipped with a lap/shoulder belt only B.
3. Place child in booster seat with child’s back flat against back of booster seat.
4. Position lap/shoulder belt through shoulder belt guide C not
underneath shoulder belt guide. Fasten buckle and pull up on the
shoulder belt to tighten. Be sure lap portion of the belt goes under
armrests D.
5. If shoulder belt lays across child’s neck, head or face, redirect shoulder belt
over shoulder by adjusting the head support setting, see i"EKVTUJOH
)FBE4VQQPSUJO#PPTUFS.PEFwQ
6. The shoulder belt MUST lie across child’s shoulders in red zone as shown E.
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Armrest
Shoulder
belt
A
Lap belt
B
C
D
57
E
19.4 Adjusting Head Support in
Booster Mode
When using in booster mode always use one
of the top 4 height positions A.
rBEFORE adjusting the head support height,
have your child lean forward slightly.
r4RVFF[FUIFSFEBEKVTUNFOUIBOEMFB on
top of seat and pull head support up until it
snaps into one of the 4 height positions.
r5PMPXFSTRVFF[FSFEBEKVTUNFOUIBOEMF
and push head support down.
rCHECK to make sure it is securely snapped
into one of the 4 height positions by pulling
up on head support.
rFOR PROPER FIT: The shoulder belt
guides must be even with or just above
the shoulders C.
A
B
C
58
20.1 Adjusting Armrest
Armrest can be adjusted by pushing up or
down on it A.
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20.0 Additional Information
A
20.2 Removing Seat Cover
1. Store harness seei4UPSJOH
)BSOFTTwQ.
2. Remove elastic loops and butterfly
tabs from seat as indicated
in Aand B.
3. Pull off cover taking care
around the lock knobs,
recline handle, level indicator
and cup holder.
4. Machine wash cover in
cold water on delicate cycle
and drip-dry. DO NOT USE
BLEACH.
5. To put the seat cover back
on, reverse preceding
instructions.
Elastic loops
2X
A
Butterfly
tabs
B
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20.3 Airplane Use
r5IJTDIJMESFTUSBJOUTZTUFNDPOGPSNTUPBMMBQQMJDBCMF
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
r5IJT3FTUSBJOUJT$FSUJGJFEGPS6TFJO.PUPS7FIJDMFT
r5IJT3FTUSBJOUJTNOT Certified for Use in Aircraft.
20.4 Care and Maintenance
r$POUJOVPVTVTFPGDIJMESFTUSBJOUNBZDBVTFEBNBHFUPWFIJDMFTFBU6TFBDIJME
restraint mat, towel or thin blanket to protect upholstery.
r.FUBMBOEQMBTUJDQBSUTDMFBOXJUINJMETPBQBOEDPPMXBUFS/PCMFBDIPS
detergents.
r)BSOFTTTUSBQTBOELATCHTUSBQTTQPUDMFBOXJUIEBNQTQPOHF%POPUJNNFSTFUIF
straps in water. Doing so may weaken the straps.
r*GCVDLMFPSIBSOFTTBEKVTUFSTUJDLTPSXJMMOPUSFNBJOUJHIUDIFDLGPSGPSFJHOPCKFDUT
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.
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Buckle Cleaning Process:
Bottom of
child restraint
WARNING
Prevent serious injury or death:
r#VDLMFNVTUCFQSPQFSMZMBUDIFE
r1FSJPEJDBMMZJOTQFDUBOEDMFBOCVDLMFUPSFNPWF
objects or debris that could prevent latching.
B
1. Turn restraint over, push retainer through crotch strap slot (a).
2. To clean buckle - place in a cup of warm water and gently agitate
the buckle, press the red button several times while in the water (b).
DO NOT SUBMERGE THE HARNESS WEBBING. DO NOT USE SOAPS
or LUBRICANTS. DO NOT use household detergents. Never lubricate
buckle.
3. Shake out excess water and allow to air dry, harness webbing
should be dry before use (c).
4. Repeat Step 2 and 3 as needed. Buckle should fasten with a “click”.
5. Re-attach buckle into the same slot from Step 1.
Re-check harness for correct installation before use.
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C
D
Notes
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21.0 Replacement Parts, Warranty, and
Owner’s Manual Storage
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
Store instruction manual in the space
provided on back of seat.
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