More children are killed every year as passengers

More children are killed every year as passengers
More children are killed every year as passengers in
car crashes than by any other type of injury.
To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, read
this owner’s manual and your vehicle owner’s manual
before installing and using this child restraint. Using a
child restraint makes a big difference. By properly using
this child restraint and following these instructions (and
the instructions that accompany your vehicle), you will
greatly reduce the risk of serious injury or death to your
child from a crash. Do not be misled by the commonly
used term “safety seat”; no restraint system can prevent all injuries in all crashes. Many properly restrained
adults and children are injured in motor vehicle crashes,
including relatively minor crashes. A properly used child
restraint is the best way to minimize injuries to your child
and to increase the chances for your child’s survival in
most crashes.
U.S. REGULATORY NOTICE
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
For Canadian Models
CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards CMVSS 213,
213.1, and 213.2.
Child Requirements
• No restraint can guarantee absolute protection from
injury in every crash.
• This child restraint is designed for use by children in rearfacing, forward-facing, and booster modes. To use this
child restraint properly, children MUST meet weight/size
specifications as follows:
For Rear-facing Use
• The child weighs 2.3 – 18 kg (5 – 40 lbs)
• The child is 48 – 94 cm (19 – 37 inches) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the
child restraint headrest in either of its two lowest positions
For Forward-facing Use
• The child weighs 10 – 29.4 kg (22 – 65 lbs)
• The child is 71 – 127 cm (28 – 50 in.) AND the tops of
their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest
• Child is one year old or older
For Booster Use
• The child weighs 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs).
• The child is 110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 in.) AND the tops of
their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest
• Child is four years old or older
Table of Contents
Rear-facing Use
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 19
Moving SureLatch™ to Rear-facing Belt Path..................... 20
Installation with SureLatch Connectors.............................. 22
Moving Quick Connectors™ to Rear-facing Belt Path........... 24
Installation with Quick Connectors..................................... 26
Installation with the Seat Belt............................................. 28
Rear-facing
Warnings............................................................................. 2
Safe Practices..................................................................... 10
Recall Information for U.S. Customers................................ 10
Public Notice for Canadian Customers............................... 10
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage.............................................. 11
LATCH Information............................................................ 11
Symbol Legend ................................................................. 11
Visual Glossary................................................................... 12
Securing the Child............................................................. 14
Important
Important Information
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 33
Moving SureLatch to Forward-facing Belt Path................... 34
Installation with SureLatch Connectors.............................. 36
Moving Quick Connectors to Forward-facing Belt Path.............. 40
Installation with Quick Connectors..................................... 42
Installation with the Seat Belt............................................. 45
Forward-facing
Forward-facing Use
General Information
Using the SureLatch Connectors........................................ 60
Using the Quick Connectors.............................................. 61
Adjusting the Headrest....................................................... 62
Adjusting the Recline Position............................................ 62
Using the TruTether™ Adjuster........................................... 63
Installing the Locking Clip.................................................. 64
Removing Seat Pad............................................................ 66
Installing the Accessories.................................................... 66
Care and Cleaning ............................................................ 68
Replacement Parts............................................................. 70
Limited Warranty............................................................... 71
General
When to Put Your Child in a Booster Seat........................... 50
Installation Checklist.......................................................... 53
Converting into a Booster Seat........................................... 54
Booster
Booster Use
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WARNING
Air Bag Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• DO NOT use this child restraint in the front seat of a
vehicle equipped with an air bag. Interaction between
a rear-facing restraint and air bags may cause serious
injury or death. Air bags may cause serious injury or
death to children 12 and under.
If your vehicle has an air bag, refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for child restraint installation.
• If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side
air bags, refer to the following information for proper
usage.
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year:
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles:
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air bag.
• DO NOT place any objects between the restraint and
the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may cause
the items to strike the child.
NO coloque el asiento infantil orientado
hacia atrás en el asiento delantero con
bolsa de aire.
Puede causar MUERTE o LESIONES
GRAVES. El asiento trasero es el lugar más
seguro para los niños de 12 años de edad y
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WARNING
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• Failure to follow installation instructions can result in
the child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden
stop or crash. Serious injury or death may result.
These instructions and the instructions in your vehicle
owner’s manual must be followed carefully. If there is a
conflict between the two, the vehicle owner’s manual
regarding child restraint installation must be followed.
• NEVER leave child unattended.
• DO NOT use child restraint if it is damaged, broken,
or missing parts.
• DO NOT use this restraint if it has been involved in a
crash. It must be replaced.
• DO NOT remove back cover.
• NEVER use this child restraint without the headrest
installed.
Important
General Warnings
Location Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• According to statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position than in the front
seating position. Generally, the center rear position is
safest and should be used if available.
• Some child restraints do not fit all vehicles or all seating
locations. There are many thousands of combinations of
vehicle makes, models, child restraint configurations,
vehicle seat belt designs, and seat cushion shapes. The
easiest way to determine whether your child restraint is
suitable for a particular seating position is to check
for a tight installation. If the child restraint cannot be
properly installed, DO NOT use the child restraint.
Consult vehicle owner’s manual, try a different seating
location or call Evenflo for further assistance.
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WARNING
Location Warnings – cont.
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• ONLY use this child restraint on forward-facing
vehicle seats. DO NOT use this restraint with vehicle
seats that face the rear or side.
• ONLY use this child restraint on vehicle seats with
backs that lock into place.
Premature Infants
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• DO NOT use this or any child restraint with a
premature infant until after consulting your doctor.
Premature infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a seated or semi-reclined position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head, or failure
to properly recline the child restraint could increase
the child’s risk of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing Position Warnings
Rear-facing Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint rear-facing in a vehicle
equipped with lap belts that only lock during a sudden
stop or crash (emergency locking retractor – ELR). You
must use a seating location with a locking seat belt.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you have
lap belts with ELRs.
• When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen
the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room as this will
prevent the child restraint from protecting the child.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rearfacing child in certain types of collisions. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual before installing any rearfacing child restraint in front of a fold-down armrest.
• NEVER turn a child restraint forward-facing with an infant
weighing less than 10 kg (22 lbs) or less than one year of
age. Crash forces may cause serious injury or death.
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• NEVER use Recline Position #2 or Recline Position #3
when using this child restraint rear-facing. Use ONLY
Recline Position #1.
• DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint
is in the rear-facing position.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces
when sitting in the rear facing mode should be placed
in the lowest position. The vehicle seat back that the
child faces must be fully padded and free of any hard
objects.
Important
WARNING
Forward-facing Position Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster Use Only
• When using the harness straps to secure a child who
is more than 18 kg (40 lbs), NEVER place the child
restraint in Recline Position #2. Use ONLY Recline
Position #3.
• DO NOT use Recline Position #1 or Recline Position #2
when using this child restraint in Booster Mode. Use
ONLY Recline Position #3.
• Install this child restraint with a vehicle seat belt (NOT
LATCH connectors) when using the restraint’s harness
straps to secure a child who weighs more than 21.7 kg
(48 lbs).
• If the child weighs more than 29.4 kg (65 lbs) OR
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a booster (p. 50).
• Adjust, or remove, the vehicle headrest, in the seat
where the child restraint is to be installed, so that
the back of the child restraint rests against the vehicle
seat back.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat in front of the child
should be put in its lowest position. The vehicle seat
back that the child faces must be fully padded and
free of any hard objects.
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WARNING
Booster Seat Position Warnings
Booster Use Only
• DO NOT use this booster seat rear-facing.
Seat Belt Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) forward or side-to-side at either rearfacing or forward-facing belt path on the child restraint. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you cannot tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a seating position
with door-mounted seat belts.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle with seat
belts that automatically move along the vehicle frame
when the door is opened. These seat belts will not
hold a child restraint properly.
• If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect the child
in a crash.
• DO NOT allow the vehicle seat belt release button to
touch the child restraint. Accidental contact may cause
the seat belt to release. If necessary, turn the seat belt
release button away from the child restraint or move
the child restraint to a different location.
• Failure to adjust the harness or vehicle seat belts
snugly around the child may result in the child striking
the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
Serious injury or death may occur.
• Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt
when not used with a child restraint, or the
Locking Clip
vehicle seat belt will not properly restrain
an adult or child. Serious injury or death may occur.
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WARNING
• To prevent serious injury, use ONLY the
vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt system
when restraining a child in this
booster seat.
• DO NOT use the locking clip when using
this child restraint as a booster seat.
• The shoulder belt MUST be threaded through the
shoulder belt guide (p. 52).
• DO NOT use this booster seat if the tops of the child’s
ears are above the back of the booster seat headrest.
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck
or fall off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust
the shoulder belt to properly lay midway between
the child’s shoulder and neck AND at or above the
shoulder, try another seating location or do not use
the booster seat.
Important
Booster Mode Only
LATCH Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Modes Only
• This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse.
• In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of the
child restraint and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy,
follow your vehicle owner’s manual.
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• NEVER attach two LATCH connectors to one vehicle lower
anchor point.
• NEVER use the vehicle seat belts when using the
LATCH system. Using both together can cause slack in
a sudden stop or crash.
• When not in use, the LATCH connectors should be
securely attached to the D-rings on child restraint seat
pad. Keep out of reach of children.
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WARNING
LATCH Warnings – cont.
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Modes Only
• ALWAYS be sure that the LATCH connectors are
fully engaged onto the LATCH anchor points by
pulling hard on the LATCH straps. If they are not
fully engaged, the LATCH system will not secure your
child restraint. Serious injury or death may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 inch) forward or side-to-side at either the
rear-facing or forward-facing belt path on the child
restraint. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move it to another location.
Tether Strap Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster Use Only
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess or unused tether strap and secure with
a rubber band. Attach the tether hook to the storage
clip when not in use (p. 13). This will keep an unused
tether from hitting someone during a crash.
Additional Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• In hot or sunny weather, ALWAYS check the seat, the
buckle and LATCH hooks, and adjuster for hot areas
before placing a child into the child restraint. The child
could be burned. Cover the child restraint with a light
colored blanket when you leave the vehicle.
• This child restraint must be securely fastened to the
vehicle, even when unoccupied, using the vehicle
seat belts or LATCH connectors. An unsecured child
restraint may injure someone if a crash occurs.
• DO NOT use the cup holder to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
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• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
(such as coffee or tea) in the cup holder.
• DO NOT attach additional padding, toys or other
devices not made by Evenflo or described in these
instructions to the child restraint. Items not tested with
the child restraint could injure the child. Additional
pads or pillows may interfere with the function of the
harness system, or cause breathing problems if the child’s
head falls forward, increasing the risk of serious injury
or death.
• Failure to follow installation instructions could result
in serious injury or death. These instructions and the
instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual must be
followed carefully. If there is a conflict between the
two, the vehicle owner’s manual regarding child
restraint installation must be followed.
• In cold weather, DO NOT dress the child in bulky
clothing like snowsuits if the child is riding in a child
restraint. Bulky coats/snowsuits make it difficult to
properly tighten the harness to the child which may
allow the child to be ejected from the restraint during
a crash. If necessary, place a blanket over the
harnessed child without interfering with the child
restraint harness system.
Important
WARNING
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Safe Practices
• Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does not
go. Make no exceptions for adults or children. If someone unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm and consistent from the start will mean fewer discipline problems as
children get older. An unrestrained person can be thrown
into and injure other passengers.
• Many safety advocates and healthcare professionals
recommend that children ride rear facing for as long as
possible. See limitations recommended on rear-facing use
on the inside front cover.
• NEVER try to tend to a crying baby’s needs while driving.
NEVER take a baby out of a child restraint for comforting
while the vehicle is moving.
• DO NOT allow a child in a vehicle to have objects such as
lollipops or ice cream on a stick. The object can injure the
child if the vehicle swerves or hits a bump.
• DO NOT feed an infant who is riding in a child restraint.
• Put sharp or heavy items in the trunk. Anything loose can
be deadly in a crash.
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
• Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a
recall. Send your name, address, the restraint’s model
number, and manufacturing date to:
Evenflo Company, Inc., 1801 Commerce Dr.,
Piqua, OH 45356, or call 1-800-233-5921.
You may also register online at
www.evenflo.com/registercarseat
• 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.
Public Notice for Canadian Customers
• To register your child restraint, return your registration
card, call 1-937-773-3971, or register online at
www.evenflo.com/registercarseatcanada.
• For recall information, call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 (1-613-993-9851 in Ottawa
region) or Evenflo at 1-937-773-3971.
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When used with the internal harness and properly
installed pursuant to these instructions, this restraint
is certified for use only in passenger
and multi-purpose passenger motor
Check with
vehicles, buses, and trucks
your airline before
equipped with Type I or II seat
departure to make sure
belts and in aircraft.
this restraint meets
Tip!
Important
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
When used without the internal their requirements.
harness (in booster mode) and
properly installed pursuant to these instructions,
this restraint is certified for use only in passenger and
multi-purpose passenger motor vehicles, buses, and trucks
equipped with Type II seat belts. In booster mode, this
restraint is NOT certified for aircraft use. A belt-positioning
booster requires the use of a lap/shoulder belt system,
which is not available on aircraft.
LATCH Information
“LATCH” (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is a
system for attaching the child restraint to your vehicle
seat. It can be used in place of the seat belts in vehicles
with LATCH anchors. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for the locations of LATCH anchors. Note: Your
vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this system as
“Lower Universal Anchorage System” or ”ISOFIX.”
Symbol Legend
Air Bag Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about air bag safety.
LATCH Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about LATCH safety.
Tether Anchor Symbol – Alerts you to
important information about tether anchor safety.
For future reference, record the model number of your child
restraint AND the date of manufacture below (p. 69).
Model Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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Visual Glossary
Your vehicle components may be significantly different than pictured.
Consult your owner’s manual to help you identify your vehicle components.
Rear
Headrests
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual.
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
Center Lap
Belt
Back Seat
Belt Retractor
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
LATCH
Anchors
Seat Crease
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to the
warnings on page 2.
Front
Headrest
Shoulder Belt Guide
Shoulder Belt Guide
Harness Tabs
Chest Clip
EZ Off Seat Pad
Buckle
Harness Straps
Harness
Release Button
D-rings for
SureLatch Connector
Harness
Adjust Strap
SureLatch Connector
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
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Base
Recline Lever
Visual Glossary
Important
Front Seat Lap
and Shoulder Belts
Front
Headrests
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4
30
20
120
NO coloque el asiento infantil orientado
hacia atrás en el asiento delantero con
bolsa de aire.
Puede causar MUERTE o LESIONES
GRAVES. El asiento trasero es el lugar más
seguro para los niños de 12 años de edad y
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Important
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
Front Seat
Retractor
Back
Headrest
Headrest Adjust Lever
Tether Strap
and Hook
(Shown fastened to
storage clip)
Instructions
Para instrucciones en Español, llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Child Restraint System
Forward-facing
Belt Path
WARNING
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
SureLatch Connector
2570xxxx 7/08
Forward-facing
Belt Path
SureLatch Connector
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
(Shown in Rear-facing
belt path)
Base
Locking Clip
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
1. Loosen Harness.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat, then pull up on the
harness strap behind the
fastened chest clip.
2.Position harness
straps.
Unfasten chest clip and
place the child in the
child restraint.
Bring each harness strap
over the child’s shoulders.
IMPORTANT: The baby’s back and bottom should be flat
against the restraint. If there is a gap, the baby will not be
comfortable.
3.Adjust harness straps.
Grasping both harness
tabs, slide downward until
the harness straps are at,
or slightly below, the child’s
shoulders.
4.Buckle the harness.
Insert both buckle
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tongues into the buckle.
Note: Pull up on the
harness straps to ensure
that the buckle tongues
are fastened securely.
5. Remove all slack in
harness.
Pull upward on the
harness straps near the
hips, as shown, to
ensure that all slack is
removed.
Important
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
6. Tighten harness.
Pull the harness adjuster strap to tighten the harness.
Note: Make sure the harness straps are snug against
the child with no more than two finger-widths
between the child and straps.
IMPORTANT: 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.
Check the harness straps near the shoulders for slack and
adjust as needed.
7. Fasten and adjust
chest clip.
Snap the two halves of
the chest clip together,
as shown, and slide to
armpit level.
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Removing the Child from the Restraint
1. Loosen harness
straps.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat while pulling up on
the harness strap behind
the fastened chest clip.
2.Disconnect chest clip.
Push the release button
and pull the chest clip
apart.
3.Unbuckle harness.
Press the red button on
the buckle and release
both buckle tongues.
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You may now remove
your child.
Important
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Using Snugli in the Rearfacing Position
Child Requirements
Weight: 2.3 – 18 kg (5 – 40 lbs)
Height: 48 – 94 cm (19 – 37 in.) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 inch)
below the top of the child restraint headrest
in either of its two lowest positions.
25 mm (1 in.)
or more
Rear-facing
Belt Path
SureLatch
Connector
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Rear-facing Installation Checklist
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
(p. 62).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 64).
aThe level line is level with vehicle floor (p. 23/27).
A towel/small blanket is rolled up and placed beneath
the front edge of the base, if necessary.
aChild restraint is securely installed with one of the
following methods using the rear-facing belt path:
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 22)
• Quick Connectors (p. 26)
• Vehicle Seat Belts (p. 28)
Note: To determine which type of LATCH connectors
are on your child restraint, go to page 20.
Rear-facing
aRestraint is securely locked into Recline Position #1
2.Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aTop of child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 inch)
below the top of the child restraint headrest in
either of its two lowest positions.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
aHarness tabs MUST be at, or slightly below, shoulder level (p. 14).
aHeadrest is adjusted to either of the bottom two
positions closest to the harness tabs (p. 62).
4.Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 14.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be placed at armpit level (p. 15).
6.Check your work.
aHarness is no more than two-finger widths
from child (p. 15).
aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST
NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from
side-to-side or from front-to-back at the
rear-facing belt path.
Tip!
To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this child restraint at www.evenflo.com.
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Which Type of LATCH Connector is on
Your Child Restraint?
In order to properly install your child restraint with the
LATCH system, you must first know which type of LATCH
connectors are present on your child restraint.
• If your child restraint has SureLatch Connectors,
begin installation by referring to “Moving SureLatch
Connectors to the Rear-facing Belt Path,” below.
• If your child restraint has the Quick Connectors, begin
installation by referring to page 24, “Moving Quick
Connectors to the Rear-facing Belt Path.”
SureLatch Connector
Quick Connector
Moving SureLatch to Rear-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in rear-facing position,
the LATCH harness must be in the rear-facing belt path,
as shown below (seat pad has been removed for clarity).
If the LATCH harness is in the forward-facing belt path
(shown below), use the following procedures to move it to
the rear-facing belt path.
To access the LATCH harness, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect SureLatch connectors (p. 60);
• Remove seat pad (p. 66).
LATCH Harness in
Rear-facing Belt Path
FO RW
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LATCH Harness in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Moving SureLatch to Rear-facing Belt Path
1.Remove SureLatch
connectors from
the forward-facing
belt path.
Reach through the
2.Place each connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
Rear-facing
harness straps and
remove each SureLatch
connector, one at a time.
3.Make sure the
buckle and crotch
strap is positioned
in front of the
LATCH strap, as
shown.
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Rear-facing Installation with SureLatch
Connectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62), then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
Near Side
LATCH Anchor
Far side
LATCH Anchor
2.Attach SureLatch Connectors.
Push a SureLatch connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the SureLatch
connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the rear-facing
belt path (p. 20).
Strap
IMPORTANT: Make sure both
SureLatch connectors are
facing upward and the straps
are not twisted.
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Rear-facing Installation with SureLatch
Connectors
Recline
Positions
1 Used for
Rear-facing ONLY.
2
3
&
Used for
Forward-facing ONLY.
Arrow must be level with ground
when used rear-facing.
TH
IS
SID
E
UP
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
If level line is not parallel
to the ground, disconnect
SureLatch connectors
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing
3.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat,
as shown, to lock in place.
Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path.
If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or
move it to another location.
Note: In some vehicles, you may
need to prop up the connector
while pushing downward on the
seat to secure it tightly. Repeat
for the other connector.
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Moving Quick Connectors to the
Rear-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in rear-facing
position, the Quick Connectors MUST be in the
rear-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has been
removed for clarity). If the Quick Connectors are in the
forward-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the rear-facing belt path.
To access the Quick Connectors, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect Quick Connectors (p. 61);
• Remove seat pad (p. 66).
Quick Connectors in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Quick Connectors in
Forward-facing Belt Path
1. Remove Quick
Connectors from
the forward-facing
belt path.
Reach through the
harness straps and
remove each Quick
Connector, one at a time.
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Moving Quick Connectors to the
Rear-facing Belt Path
2.Place each connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
3.Make sure the
buckle and crotch
strap is positioned
in front of the
LATCH strap, as
shown.
Rear-facing
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Rear-facing Installation with
Quick Connectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62) then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
Near Side
Far side
LATCH Anchor
LATCH Anchor
2.Attach Quick Connectors.
Push a Quick Connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Quick
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH strap is in the rear-facing
belt path (p. 24).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both LATCH Quick Connectors are
facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
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Incorrect
Rear-facing Installation with
Quick Connectors
3.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
If level line is not parallel
to the ground, disconnect
Quick Connectors
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat
while pulling up on the
LATCH strap to tighten.
Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path. If
you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again, move
it to another location, or install with vehicle seat belt.
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Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the LATCH system to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use vehicle seat belt.
•DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
1.Place the child
restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position
#1, p. 62), then place it on
vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
Lap Belt Only
Lap and Shoulder
Belt Combination
2.Route seat belt through rear-facing belt
path. Unhook the front of the seat pad and move
it out of the way. Thread the vehicle seat belt buckle
tongue through the rear-facing belt path, as shown.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the buckle/crotch strap is positioned
in front of the vehicle seat belt.
3.Buckle seat belt.
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Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
4.Remove all slack
from the seat belt.
Using your full weight,
5.Install locking clip,
if necessary.
Locking Clip
installed properly
13 mm
(0.5 inch)
You MUST use a locking
clip if your vehicle has:
Lap/shoulder seat belt
combination that has a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into
place; OR
Seat belts equipped with
an emergency
locking retractor (ELR).
Rear-facing
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while tightening
the vehicle seat belt to
remove excess slack.
Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so that they lock
when tightened. It may not be necessary to use a locking
clip in these situations.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before installing the locking clip.
To see an example of seat belt types and to properly
install a locking clip, go to p. 64.
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Rear-facing Installation with the Seat Belt
6.Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
If the level line is not
parallel to the floor of
the vehicle, disconnect
the seat belt and place
a tightly rolled towel/
small blanket beneath
the front edge of the
child restraint. Repeat
Step 2.
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk of
serious injury or death.
7.Ensure child
restraint is secure.
Reconnect the seat pad to
the front of the restraint.
Try to move the child
restraint in all directions.
Rear-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the rear-facing belt path.
If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again
or move it to another location.
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Rear-facing
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Using Snugli in the
Forward-facing Position
Child Requirements
Weight: 10 – 29.4 kg (22 – 65 lbs)
Height: 71 – 127 cm (28 – 50 in.) AND
the tops of the child’s ears are below the top
of the child restraint headrest.
Age: At least one year old
IMPORTANT
Evenflo strongly recommends using the top
anchorage (tether) strap when securing a child in this
child restraint with the harness straps. Using the tether
strap will improve the stability of this child restraint
and may reduce the risk of injury.
Tether Strap
Forward-facing
Belt Path
SureLatch
Connector
WARNING
If the child weighs more than 29.4 kg (65 lbs) OR
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a Booster.
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Forward-facing Installation Checklist
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aRestraint is securely locked into Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 64).
aIf the child weighs 21.7 kg (48 lbs) or less, the
Forward-facing
child restraint is securely installed with one of the
following methods through the forward-facing
belt path:
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 34)
• Quick Connectors (p. 40)
• Vehicle seat belt (p. 45)
Note: To determine which type of LATCH connectors
are on your child restraint, go to page 34.
aIf the child weighs more than 21.7 kg (48 lbs),
the child restraint is securely installed with the
vehicle seat belt (not LATCH) through forwardfacing belt path (p. 45).
aTether strap is attached and tightened (p. 39, 44,
or 48).
2.Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aThe tops of the child’s ears MUST be below the
top of the child restraint headrest.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
aHarness tabs MUST be at shoulder level.
aHeadrest is adjusted so that its bottom is nearest
to the harness tabs (p. 62).
4.Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 14.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be at armpit level (p. 15).
6.Check your work.
aHarness is no more than two-finger widths
from child (p. 15).
aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST NOT
move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side-to-side
or from front-to-back at the forward- facing
belt path.
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Which Type of LATCH Connectors are
on Your Child Restraint?
In order to properly install your child restraint with the
LATCH system, you must first know which type of LATCH
connectors are present on your child restraint.
• If your child restraint has SureLatch Connectors, begin
installation by referring to “Moving SureLatch Connectors
to the Forward-facing Belt Path,” below.
• If your child restraint has the Quick Connectors, begin
installation by referring to page 40, “Moving
Quick Connectors to the Forward-facing Belt Path.”
SureLatch Connector
Quick Connector
Moving SureLatch Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in forward-facing
position, the SureLatch connectors MUST be in the
forward-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has
been removed for clarity). If the SureLatch connectors are in
the rear-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the forward-facing belt path.
To access the SureLatch connectors, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect SureLatch connectors (p. 60);
• Remove seat pad (p. 66).
LATCH Harness in
Forward-facing Belt Path
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LATCH Harness in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Moving SureLatch Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
1.Remove one SureLatch
connector from the
rear-facing belt path.
Pull the harness strap out
of the way and insert the
connector, behind the
straps, into the forwardfacing belt path opening,
as shown.
Repeat on the other side.
3.Make sure the
LATCH harness
does not interfere
with the internal
harness straps.
Forward-facing
2.Place the connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch Connectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use SureLatch connectors.
•Install this child restraint with the vehicle seat belt
(NOT LATCH connectors) if the child weighs more than
21.7 kg (48 lbs).
•Some vehicle manufacturers have lower maximum
weight ratings for LATCH anchors. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, or call the vehicle manufacturer, to
confirm the limits on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Child Restraint System
Tether Strap
2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch Connectors
Near Side
LATCH Anchor
Far Side
LATCH Anchor
3.Attach SureLatch Connectors.
Push a SureLatch connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the SureLatch
connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the forward-facing
belt path (p. 34).
Strap
IMPORTANT: Make sure both
SureLatch connectors are
facing upward and the straps
are not twisted.
Forward-facing
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch Connectors
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat, as shown, to set it
in place.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from sideto-side or from front-to-back at the forward-facing
belt path. If you cannot tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
Note: In some vehicles, you
may need to prop up the
connector while pushing
downward on the seat to
secure it tightly. Repeat for
the other connector.
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Forward-facing Installation with
SureLatch Connectors
5.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
Notice
Your child restraint is equipped with one of two types of
tether adjuster: standard (shown above) or the TruTether
(shown below). If your child restraint is equipped with the
TruTether adjuster, refer to page 63 for information about
proper tightening.
Forward-facing
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach
from your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor,
you will need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink.
TruTether Adjuster
Tightness Indicator
Display
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Moving Quick Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in forward-facing
position, the Quick Connectors MUST be in the
forward-facing belt path, as shown below (seat pad has
been removed for clarity). If the Quick Connectors are in the
rear-facing belt path (shown below), use the following
procedures to move them to the forward-facing belt path.
To access the Quick Connectors, you will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect Quick Connectors (p. 61);
• Remove seat pad (p. 66).
Quick Connectors in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Quick Connectors in
Rear-facing Belt Path
1.Remove one Quick
Connector from the
rear-facing belt path.
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Moving Quick Connectors to the
Forward-facing Belt Path
2.Place the connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
Pull the harness strap out
of the way and insert the
connector, behind the
straps, into the forwardfacing belt path opening,
as shown.
Repeat on the other side.
Forward-facing
3.Make sure the
LATCH strap
does not interfere
with the internal
harness straps.
Note: Don’t forget to install the seat pad before installing
the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors
IMPORTANT:
•If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the Quick Connectors.
•Install this child restraint with the vehicle seat belt
(NOT LATCH connectors) if the child weighs more than
21.7 kg (48 lbs).
•Some vehicle manufacturers have lower maximum
weight ratings for LATCH anchors. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, or call the vehicle manufacturer, to
confirm the limits on your vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
Tether
Strap
2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
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Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors
Near Side
Far side
LATCH Anchor
LATCH Anchor
3.Attach Quick Connectors.
Push a Quick Connector onto each seat anchor.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Quick
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the anchor.
Also, make sure LATCH harness is in the forward-facing
belt path (p. 40).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both LATCH Quick Connectors are
facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
Incorrect
Forward-facing
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Forward-facing Installation with
Quick Connnectors
4.Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle seat
while pulling up on the
LATCH strap to tighten.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure
this child restraint, it MUST
NOT move more than 25 mm
(1 inch) from side-to-side or
from front-to-back at the forward-facing belt path.
If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again,
move it to another location, or install with vehicle seat belt.
5.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach from
your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor, you will
need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink.
Notice
Your child restraint is equipped with one of two types of tether
adjusters: standard (shown above) or the TruTether (shown
below). If your child restraint is equipped with the TruTether adjuster, refer to page 63 for information about proper tightening.
TruTether Adjuster
Tightness Indicator
Display
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
IMPORTANT:
•Before installing this child restraint forward-facing with
the vehicle seat belt, you MUST move the LATCH harness
to the rear-facing belt path (p. 20) so that is does not
interfere with the vehicle seat belt. Also, make sure the
SureLatch or Quick Connectors are attached to the
storage D-rings on the seat pad.
•When using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use the LATCH system.
1.Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Tether Strap
2.Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 62).
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position, as
shown. Lay the tether
strap over the back of
the vehicle seat.
Forward-facing
Child Restraint System
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forwardfacing AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Access Flap
3.Route seat belt through forward-facing
belt path.
Move the harness out of the way and raise the
access flap. Route the seat belt buckle tongue through
the forward-facing belt path, as shown.
4.Buckle seat belt.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
5.Remove all slack
from the seat belt.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while tightening seat
belt to remove excess
slack.
6.Install locking clip,
if necessary.
You MUST use a locking
clip if your vehicle has:
Lap/shoulder seat belt
combination that has a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
13 mm
(0.5 inch)
without locking into
place; OR
Seat belts equipped with
an emergency
locking retractor (ELR).
Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so that they lock
when tightened. It may not be necessary to use a locking
clip in these situations.
Forward-facing
Locking Clip
installed properly
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before installing the locking clip.
To see an example of seat belt types and to properly
install a locking clip, go to p. 64.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
7.Ensure child
restraint is secure.
Hold the child restraint
near the vehicle belt
path, as shown, and
try to move it in all
directions.
Vehicle Belt
Path
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side-toside or from front-to-back at the vehicle belt path. If you
cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move
it to another location.
8.Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the tether hook
to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap and tighten
the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach from
your child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor, you will
need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Notice
Your child restraint is equipped with one of two types of
tether adjusters: standard (shown above) or the TruTether
(shown below). If your child restraint is equipped with the
TruTether adjuster, refer to page 63 for information about
proper tightening.
TruTether Adjuster
Forward-facing
Tightness Indicator
Display
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When to Put Your Child
in a Booster Seat
Booster seats raise the child up and help to position the
vehicle lap and shoulder belt correctly. When the child is
properly restrained in a booster seat, their risk of injury
in all types of crashes is reduced, as the lap and shoulder
belt provides excellent restraint of both the upper and
lower torso.
It is important for the child to sit properly within the
vehicle seat belts. When the vehicle belt is buckled, the lap
belt should be low on the hips, just touching the thighs,
and the shoulder belt should lie across the middle of the
shoulder. If the child leans out or moves the belt behind
the back or places it under the arm, it will not provide the
intended restraint.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding
whether a child is ready to sit in a booster seat, including:
the weight and height rating on their current child seat,
the child’s own weight and height, their maturity, and the
seating positions available in your vehicle.
How is a booster seat used?
Using a booster seat is very similar to buckling yourself into
the vehicle:
• Read the instruction manuals for both the booster seat
and the vehicle before you start.
• Put the booster in the back seat in a location with
a lap and shoulder belt. Never use a booster with
only a lap belt, as this could cause serious injuries.
• After the child is in the booster, pull the lap and shoulder
belt across him/her and buckle it.
• Check that the shoulder belt lies across the middle of the
shoulder and that the lap belt is low on the hips, just
touching the thighs.
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How can you tell if a child is ready to transition to a
booster seat?
You should consider using a booster seat if the following
conditions apply:
• The child is mature enough to sit in the booster seat and
not put the belts under their arm or behind their back.
• The child is approaching the weight or height limit of the
child restraint they are currently using. (Even children
who have not outgrown their toddler seat can benefit
from the use of a booster seat, if it is used properly.)
• If you have a vehicle that does not have a tether anchorage but has lap/shoulder belts available in the back seat,
a booster seat may provide better protection than an
internal harness seat without the tether.
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
Booster
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
The lap belt is stretched low and snug
across the child’s hips, within the lower
belt guides, and fastened into the
buckle.
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Using Snugli as a
Booster Seat
Child Requirements
Weight: 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs)
Height: Child is 110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 in.)
Tops of child’s ears are below the
top of the child restraint headrest.
Age: At least four years old
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
The lap belt is
stretched low and
snug across the
child’s hips, within
the lower belt
guides, and
fastened into the
buckle.
IMPORTANT
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Always secure the booster seat with the LATCH
connectors or vehicle seat belt when not
occupied. An unsecured booster seat can fly
into and injure other occupants in
the event of a crash.
Booster Installation Checklist
1.Convert child restraint to booster seat.
See “Converting into a Booster Seat,” p. 54.
2.Secure booster seat to the vehicle seat.
Make sure the bottom and back of the booster seat
are touching vehicle seat and back.
IMPORTANT: You may use the tether strap and LATCH
connectors to secure this booster seat to the vehicle seat
ONLY if the position of the booster seat in the vehicle
and/or the position of the vehicle seat belt over the child
are not affected.
3.Place the child in the booster seat.
aMake sure the booster seat is securely locked into
Recline Position #3 (p. 62).
aMake sure the child’s back and bottom are flat
against the back and bottom surfaces of the
booster seat.
4.Adjust headrest for proper shoulder belt fit.
The shoulder belt MUST cross midway between the
child’s shoulder and neck, as shown.
5.Secure child and booster seat to vehicle seat.
Stretch the lap/shoulder belt across the child and
fasten the buckle. Make certain the shoulder belt is
threaded through the shoulder belt guide, as shown.
Make sure the lap belt is stretched low and snug across
the child’s hips, within the lower belt guides, and
fastened into the buckle. The shoulder belt must cross
the child midway between his/her shoulder and neck.
Booster
6.Check your work.
WARNING
The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck or fall
off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust the shoulder
belt to properly lay midway between the child’s shoulder
and neck AND at or above the shoulder, try another
seating location, or do not use the booster seat.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
1.Remove the seat
pad (p. 66).
Adjust the headrest to
its uppermost position
(p. 62).
Pull the LATCH
connectors from the
forward-facing belt path
and place them in the
seat, as shown.
2.Loosen harness.
Press the harness release
button and pull the
harness straps outward.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
3.Push the chest clip
and buckle tongues
through the forwardfacing belt path.
Buckle the chest clip
behind the child
restraint, as shown
below.
Tuck harness tabs
completely into
adjustment slots,
as shown.
Note: If the harness tabs
are not tucked completely
into the slots, they will
press uncomfortably
against your child’s back.
Booster
4.Conceal harness
tabs.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
5.Tighten harness
straps.
Pull harness adjustment
strap until harness straps
are tight.
6.Insert LATCH
connectors.
Insert both LATCH
connectors through the
forward-facing belt path.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
7.Remove the crotch
strap.
Place the child restraint
Unclip the anchor, push
it through the seat, and
remove, as shown.
Insert the crotch strap
anchor back into the
opening from the
bottom of the child
restraint.
Pull the anchor
completely through
the seat and arrange it
so it lies flat, as shown.
Booster
in Recline Position #1 (p.
62), then lay it on its back.
Locate the crotch strap
anchor on the bottom.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
8.Install the seat pad.
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Fasten each LATCH connector to its D-ring for
storage (pages 60 and 61).
IMPORTANT
Make sure the child restraint is adjusted to Recline
Position #3 (p. 62) and the headrest is adjusted for
proper shoulder belt fit (p. 62).
Your child restraint is now in Booster Mode and ready
for a child who weighs 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs), is
110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 inches) tall, is at least four
years old, and whose ears are below the top of the
child restraint headrest.
Booster
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General Information
Using the SureLatch Connectors
To remove the SureLatch
connector from a LATCH
anchor or its storage D-ring,
press the Release Button.
Release Button
When the LATCH harness is
in the forward-facing belt
path, store each SureLatch
connector by snapping it
onto the forward D-rings.
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When the LATCH harness is in
the rear-facing belt path,
store each SureLatch connector by snapping it onto the
rear D-rings.
Using the Quick Connectors
Release Strap
To remove the Quick Connector from a LATCH anchor or
its storage D-ring, pull the red Release Strap.
When the LATCH strap is in
the rear-facing belt path,
store each Quick Connector by
snapping it onto the
D-rings, as shown.
General
When the LATCH strap is
in the forward-facing belt
path, store each Quick
Connector by snapping it
onto the D-rings, as shown.
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Adjusting the Headrest
Headrest Adjust Lever
To adjust, squeeze the
headrest adjust lever, as
shown, while sliding the
headrest up or down to
the desired position.
Adjusting the Recline Position
This child restraint can be adjusted to three positions.
Squeeze the recline lever at
the bottom of the child
restraint, as shown, and
select the desired recline
position.
IMPORTANT: After adjusting
the recline position, rock the
child restraint back and forth
to make sure it is securely
locked in the desired position.
Recline Lever
CORRECT RECLINE POSITIONING
• In rear-facing position: Use Recline Position #1 ONLY.
• In forward-facing position when child is secured with
harness straps: Use Recline Position #2 for children who
weigh 10 – 18 kg (22 – 40 lbs); use Recline Position #3
for children who weigh 10 – 29.4 kg (22 – 65 lbs).
• In booster mode: Use Recline Position #3 ONLY.
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Using the TruTether Adjuster
Not available on all models.
Tether straps equipped with the TruTether adjuster
attach to vehicle tether anchor brackets exactly the same
as tether straps with standard tether adjusters.
TruTether adjusters, however, are equipped with a
Tightness Indicator that shows, at a glance, whether
the tether strap is properly tightened. When the
Tightness Indicator Display is “green,” the tether strap
is tight enough.
TruTether Adjuster
Connect the tether hook to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
Pull the strap until you see green in the tightness
indicator display. Once it has turned green, you have
removed all slack, and the tether strap is adequately
tightened. Be sure to check it periodically to make sure
the indicator is still green. If no green is showing, pull
the strap until it is.
General
Tightness Indicator
Display
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Installing the Locking Clip
To view a video about installing a locking clip, go to
www.evenflo.com.
Use the locking clip with:
• Lap/shoulder seat belt
combinations that have a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into place;
OR
• Seat belts equipped with an emergency locking
retractor (ELR). Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so
that they lock when tightened. It may not be necessary
to use a locking clip in these situations.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing the locking clip.
Locking Clip
WARNING
• Remove locking clip from vehicle
seat belt when not used with a
child restraint, or the vehicle seat
belt will not properly restrain an
adult or child. Serious injury could
occur.
• DO NOT use the locking clip in
booster mode.
1. Using your full weight,
press down on the child
restraint as you tighten
the seat belt.
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Installing the Locking Clip
2.Hold the lap/shoulder
belts together just
behind the free sliding
buckle tongue while you
unfasten the seat belt.
3.While holding the belts
13 mm
(0.5 in.)
and buckle tongue,
thread the locking clip
onto the seat belt and
slide it into place.
Note: Locking clip must
be placed within 13 mm
(0.5 inch) of seat belt
buckle.
4.Buckle the seat belt with
the locking clip in place.
General
Return to the installation procedure:
• Rear-facing installation – Step 6, page 30
• Forward-facing installation – Step 7, page 48
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Removing Seat Pad
EZ Off Pad
Enclosure
1.Disconnect all LATCH
connectors from Drings on seat pad.
2.Open “EZ Off” pad
enclosure.
3.Disconnect all seat
pad hooks. Remove
the seat pad.
Installing the Accessories
WARNING
• Use the fold-down cup holder with the child restraint in the
forward-facing position ONLY.
• DO NOT use the cup holder to store bottles or hard
containers. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
(such as coffee or tea) in the accessories.
• DO NOT attach any other item to this child restraint
unless it has been certified for use with this specific child
restraint.
To install the fold-down cup
holder on either side of
the restraint, move seat pad
out of the way and install on
the side, as shown.
To use, flip it open.
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Installing the Accessories
WARNING
Use the Body Pillow and Infant Head Support with the
child restraint in the rear-facing position ONLY.
The optional body pillow is used to help support the
child by placing it in the restraint, as shown.
General
IMPORTANT:
• The head pillow (Infant Head Support) should lie flat
against the seat back, as shown. Be sure to cut off the
plastic attachment between the head support and the
seat pad. Small parts may be a choking hazard.
• Support the child’s head. Infants may have difficulty
breathing when in a sitting position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head or failure
to properly recline the child restraint could increase the
child’s risk of serious injury or death.
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Care and Cleaning
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse the SureLatch connectors,
the buckle, or any other part of this child restraint.
• Plastic and metal parts may be wiped clean with
mild soap and water and dried with a soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents.
• Take care not to damage any labels.
• The harness can be wiped clean with mild soap and
water. Allow harness to air dry. DO NOT immerse
buckle in water.
• The seat pad can be machine washed separately in
cold water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry 10 to 15 minutes on low heat.
• NEVER use child restraint without the seat pad.
Tip!
•
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To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
Proper Disposal of this Child Restraint
At the end of this child restraint’s useful life, Evenflo
encourages you to dispose of it properly. Most of the
components in this child restraint are recyclable.
1. Remove all fabric and padding.
2. Remove all screws and disassemble the restraint.
3. Recycle all plastic/foam parts and discard the rest.
If your local recycling center won’t accept the padding,
you may dispose of it in the landfill.
Note: Evenflo uses recycled materials in the
manufacturing process whenever possible but never
for components that are critical for safety.
To prevent injury due to hidden damage, lost instructions,
outdated technology, etc., discontinue use of this restraint
after eight years, or if it has been involved in a crash.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
Symphony™
Child Restraint System
WARNING
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
2570xxxx 7/08
OWNER’S MANUAL
Keep for future use.
™
After thoroughly reading
and
Symphony
following these instructions,
store them in the slots provided
on the back of the child
WARNING
restraint, as shown.
Child Restraint System
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
General
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2008
2570xxxx 7/08
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Replacement Parts
Not available on all models.
You can order replacement parts online at www.evenflo.com
or call Evenflo. When you contact us, please have the product
model number and date of manufacture (found on the back
of the child restraint).
Right
Left
Right
Left
Cup
Holder
Locking
Clip
Upper Seat
Foam
Right
Body
Pillow
Tether
Extender
Left
Right
Left
Lower Seat
Foam
Headrest
Pad
Headrest
Seat
Pad
LATCH Harness with
SureLatch Connectors
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LATCH Strap with
Quick Connectors
Limited Warranty
For a period of one year from the original purchase of this
Product, Evenflo warrants to the original end user (“Purchaser”) this Product (including any accessories) against defects in
material or workmanship. Evenflo’s sole obligation under this
express limited warranty shall be, at Evenflo’s option, to repair
or replace any Product that is determined to be defective by
Evenflo and determined to be covered by this warranty.
Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the
exclusive remedy of the Purchaser. Proof of purchase in the
form of a receipted invoice or bill of sale evidencing that the
Product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. This express limited warranty is extended
by Evenflo ONLY to the original Purchaser of the Product and is
not assignable or transferable to subsequent purchasers or end
users of the Product. For warranty service, contact Evenflo’s
ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at www.evenflo.com.
General
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS HEREBY
DISCLAIMED. EVENFLO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FOR BREACH OF THE EXPRESS LIMITED
WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT, OR ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED
BY OPERATION OF LAW. OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS LIMITED
WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES THAT ACCOMPANY THIS PRODUCT AND ANY ORAL,
WRITTEN OR ANY OTHER EXPRESS REPRESENTATION OF ANY
KIND IS HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
• USA: 1-800-374-3603, 8 AM to 5 PM E.T.
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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• USA: 1-800-374-3603 , 8 AM to 5 PM E.T.
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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