Graco Baby Automotive Seats Owners Manual

Graco Baby Automotive Seats Owners Manual
,IGHTWEIGHT3TROLLER
Aire3™
Click Connect™
/WNERS-ANUAL
Graco PD253021D 12/13
Failure to follow these warnings and the
assembly instructions could result in serious injury or death.
sPLEASE SAVE OWNER’S
MANUAL FOR FUTURE USE.
sADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.
sNEVER LEAVE child
unattended. Always keep
child in view while in stroller.
sAVOID SERIOUS INJURY from
falling or sliding out. Always use
seat belt. After fastening buckles,
adjust belts to get a snug fit
around your child.
sCHILD MAY SLIP INTO LEG
OPENINGS AND STRANGLE.
Never use seat in a reclined
carriage position unless pop-up
enclosure is raised to cover the
front opening. (See pages 21-22
Enclosure)
sAVOID FINGER ENTRAPMENT:
Use care when folding and
unfolding the stroller. Be certain
the stroller is fully erected and
latched before allowing your
child near the stroller.
sAVOID STRANGULATION.
DO NOT place items with a
string around your child’s
neck, suspend strings from
this product, or attach strings
to toys.
s NEVER USE STROLLER ON
STAIRS or escalators. You may
suddenly lose control of the
stroller or your child may fall out.
Also, use extra care when going
up or down a step or curb.
sSTROLLER TO BE USED only
at walking speed. Product not
intended for use while jogging,
skating, etc.
sUSE OF THE STROLLER with a
child weighing more than 50 lbs
(22.7 kg) or taller than 45 in.
(114.3 cm) will cause excessive
wear and stress on the stroller.
Use the stroller with only one
child at a time.
sTO PREVENT TIPPING, do not
place more than 3 lbs (1.4 kg)
on the parent’s tray.
s TO AVOID BURNS, never put
hot liquids in the parent’s tray.
sTO PREVENT A HAZARDOUS,
UNSTABLE CONDITION, never
place purses, shopping bags,
parcels or accessory items on the
handle or canopy.
sTO PREVENT A HAZARDOUS,
UNSTABLE CONDITION, do not
place more than 10 lbs
(4.5 kg) in the storage basket.
sDO NOT use storage basket as a
child carrier.
sNEVER PLACE child in the
stroller with head toward
front of stroller.
sNEVER ALLOW YOUR
STROLLER to be used as a toy.
sDISCONTINUE USING YOUR
STROLLER should it become
damaged or broken.
sPRODUCT NOT INTENDED for
use with roller skates or in-line
skates.
USING GRACO® INFANT CAR SEAT WITH
STROLLER:
sUSE ONLY A GRACO®
SNUGRIDE® CLICK CONNECT™
CAR SEAT with this travel
system. (Not intended for use
with SnugRide®, SnugRide® 30,
SnugRide® 32, SnugRide® 35, Infant Safeseat™,
AUTOBABY, LOGICO S, JUNIORBABY and ASSURA
infant car seats.) Improper use of this stroller
with other manufacturers’ car seats may result in
serious injury or death.
sREAD THE MANUAL provided with your Graco
car seat before using it with your stroller.
sALWAYS SECURE your child with the car seat
harness when using the car seat in the stroller.
If your child is already in the car seat, check that
the child is secured with the harness.
0ARTSLIST
Check that you have all the parts for this model BEFORE
assembling your product. If any parts are missing, call Customer
Service.
No tools required.
!LLMODELS
2X
/NCERTAINMODELS
To Open Stroller
Before assembly be sure to place stroller on top of a piece of
cardboard or other protective cover to prevent damage to floor
surface.
1
2
Storage latch
3
SNAP!
CHECK that the stroller is
completely latched open every
time you open the stroller and
before continuing with the rest
of the assembly steps. Push
down on stroller to be sure
seat is locked.
#ANOPY
1
2
3
To adjust.
&RONT7HEEL
CHECK that wheel is securely
attached by pulling on wheel
assembly.
SNAP!
2EAR7HEELSs2U
WARNING
Choking Hazard: Remove and immediately discard protective end
cap from each wheel.
DO NOT remove rear wheels unless replacing them. Child could fall
on exposed rear axle and be injured.
2X
Cap
1
2
SNAP!
CHECK that wheels are securely
attached by pulling on wheel
assemblies.
!RM"AR
WARNING
Always secure your child with the seat
belt. The arm bar is not a restraint device. DO NOT lift the stroller by
the arm bar. Use care when snapping the arm bar on the stroller with
a child in the stroller.
1
SNAP!
2
Pull on armbar to be
sure it is secured.
To remove, press
buttons and pull
arm bar out.
0ARENTS4RAY
1
SNAP!
2
Press parent tray onto
canopy wire.
0OINT(ARNESS
1
2
3
4
Use slide adjuster at shoulder and waist
for tighter adjustment. To change
shoulder harness slots.
0OINT"UCKLE
5
To convert to 3-pt harness.
6
7
8
Use slide adjuster at waist
for tighter adjustment.
9
To Change Shoulder Harness Slots
Shoulder harness anchor—larger child
Shoulder harness anchor—smaller child
Slide adjuster
10
Use either shoulder harness anchor
in the slots that are closest to child’s
shoulder height.
Use slide adjuster for further adjustment.
"RAKES
WARNING
Always apply brake. CHECK that the brake is on by trying to push
stroller.
1
2
3WIVEL7HEEL
1
Front swivel wheel lock for
use on uneven surfaces such
as grass, stones or gravel.
2
"ASKET
TO PREVENT A HAZARDOUS,
UNSTABLE CONDITION, do
not place more than 10 lbs
(4.5 kg) in the storage basket.
Removing Rear Wheel
WARNING
DO NOT remove rear wheels unless
replacing them. Child could fall on exposed rear axle and be injured.
To remove wheel, push
button and pull wheel off.
Repeat with the other wheel.
4O2ECLINE3EAT
WARNING
When making adjustments to the stroller seat, make sure child’s head,
arms, and legs are clear of moving seat parts and stroller frame.
Child may slip into leg openings and strangle. Never use seat in a
reclined carriage position unless pop-up enclosure is raised to cover the
front opening.
1
To recline, push button
down and pull seat towards
the rear.
2
To raise, pull both
straps up.
4O&OLD3TROLLER
WARNING
DO NOT allow child to play with the fold handle.
1
FOLD strap, located under
this pocket.
Pull strap up.
2
3
SNAP!
%NCLOSURE WARNING
Do not use enclosure with an older child that can lift up on hands
and knees or crawl out.
1
Recline the stroller seat back to
its lowest position.
2
3
4
5
6
Lift enclosure.
Unfasten flaps.
Unfasten hook and loop straps.
Thread straps through button
holes on each side of seat cover.
Fasten hook and loop tape on
each side to secure.
To Attach Graco® Infant Car Seat
For models that do not come with an infant car seat
one may be purchased separately.
WARNING
Use only a Graco®
SnugRide® Click Connect™ car seat with this travel
system. (Not intended for use with SnugRide® , SnugRide® 30,
SnugRide® 32, SnugRide® 35, Infant SafeSeat™, AUTOBABY, LOGICO
S, JUNIORBABY and ASSURA infant car seats.) If unsure of the model
or for more information please call Graco’s customer service.
Improper use of this stroller with other manufacturers’ car seats may
result in serious injury or death.
Read the manual provided with your Graco car seat before using it
with your stroller.
s
Always secure your child with the car seat harness when using the
car seat in the stroller. If your child is already in the car seat, check
that the child is secured with the harness.
1
Recline the stroller seat back to
its lowest position.
Be sure canopy is in the rearward
position before attaching the
infant carseat.
2
Pull on armbar to be sure it is
secure. Open carseat attachment
flap as shown.
3
Insert carseat into stroller and push
down on car seat until the latches
snap into the Click Connect™
mounts.
SNAP!
SNAP!
4
CHECK that infant car seat is
securely attached by pulling
up on it.
5
To remove car seat:
squeeze release handle at
back of car seat, and lift car
seat out of the stroller.
Care and Maintenance
sTO CLEAN SEAT COVER, Refer to your care tag on your seat pad
for washing instructions. NO BLEACH.
sTO CLEAN STROLLER FRAME, use only household soap and warm
water. NO BLEACH or detergent.
sFROM TIME TO TIME CHECK YOUR STROLLER for loose screws,
worn parts, torn material or stitching. Replace or repair the parts as
needed. Use only Graco replacement parts.
sEXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO SUN OR HEAT could cause fading or
warping of parts.
sIF STROLLER BECOMES WET, open canopy and allow to dry
thoroughly before storing.
sIF WHEEL SQUEAKS, use a light oil (e.g., WD-40, 3-in-1,
or sewing machine oil). It is important to get the oil into
the axle and wheel assembly as illustrated.
sWHEN USING YOUR STROLLER AT THE BEACH
completely clean your stroller afterward to remove sand and salt from
mechanisms and wheel assemblies.
SnugRide®
Click Connect™35
Graco PD261465A 10/13
US
1.0 Warnings to Parents and Other Users
DO NOT PLACE THIS INFANT RESTRAINT IN
A VEHICLE SEATING LOCATION THAT HAS A
FRONT AIR BAG. If the air bag inflates, it can hit
the infant restraint with great force and cause serious
injury or death of your child. Check vehicle owner’s
manual for information about side air bags and infant
restraint installation. No infant restraint can guarantee
protection from injury in every situation. However, proper use of this
infant restraint reduces the risk of serious injury or death to your child.
Failure to properly use this infant 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 infant restraint correctly on
every ride.
Even if using this infant restraint seems easy to figure out on your own, it
is very important to FOLLOW THE OWNER’S MANUAL.
The manual is located in the base.
You also must read your vehicle owner’s manual.
Your child’s safety depends on:
1. Choosing a suitable location in your vehicle. Some seating
positions, such as those equipped with air bags, may not be safe
locations for this infant restraint.
2. Inserting the harness straps in the proper slots for your child.
3. Properly securing your child in the infant restraint.
4. Placing infant restraint/base in a rear-facing position.
5. Properly routing the vehicle seat belt or LATCH.
6. Properly reclining the infant restraint.
7. Properly securing the infant restraint in the vehicle using a seat
belt designed to restrain an infant restraint or by using LATCH. Many
seat belts are NOT safe to use with infant restraints, even though they
can easily be threaded through the infant restraint!
2.0 Registration Information
Model Number:
Date of Manufacture:
Purchase Date:
2.1 Register Your Infant Restraint
Please fill in the above information. The model number and date of
manufacture can be found on a label on the bottom of your infant
restraint. Fill out the prepaid registration postcard attached to the seat
pad 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 restraints’ model number and date of manufacture.
2.2 If You Need Help
In the U.S.A, 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 number and date of
manufacture ready so that we may help you quickly. These numbers can
be found on a sticker on the underside of your infant restraint.
2.3 Child Restraint/Base Useful Life
STOP using this child restraint or base and throw it away 7 years after
the date of manufacture.
Look for this sticker on rear of infant restraint or on the base:
MODEL
Date of Manufacture
year
Made in China
mon
month
PD206938A
NAME
3.0 Important Information
3.1 Warnings for Use as an Infant Restraint
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DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS INFANT 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
infant restraint unless they understand how to use it.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THIS INFANT RESTRAINT
AND BASE INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. Your child can be
injured in a vehicle even if you are not in a crash. Sudden
braking and sharp turns can injure your child if the infant restraint
is not properly installed or if your child is not properly secured in
the infant restraint.
PLACE THIS INFANT RESTRAINT ONLY IN A REAR-FACING
POSITION when using it in the vehicle.
SOME CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, such as pre-term
babies or those who have tested positive for positional apnea,
may be at increased risk of suffering breathing or other
difficulties in an infant restraint. If your child has special needs,
we recommend that you have your physician or hospital staff
evaluate your child and recommend the proper infant restraint or
car bed before using this product.
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According to crash statistics, CHILDREN ARE SAFER
WHEN PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN REAR VEHICLE SEATING
POSITIONS, RATHER THAN FRONT SEATING POSITIONS. For a
vehicle with a front passenger air bag, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual as well as these instructions for infant restraint installation.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED.
NEVER LEAVE AN INFANT RESTRAINT AND BASE UNSECURED
IN YOUR VEHICLE. An unsecured infant 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 in base.
REPLACE THE INFANT RESTRAINT AND BASE AFTER A
CRASH OF ANY KIND EVEN IF INFANT RESTRAINT WAS
UNOCCUPIED. A crash can cause damage to the infant restraint that
you may not be able to see.
DO NOT MODIFY YOUR INFANT RESTRAINT AND BASE or use
any accessories or parts supplied by other manufacturers.
NEVER USE INFANT RESTRAINT AND BASE IF IT HAS
DAMAGED OR MISSING PARTS. DO NOT use a cut, frayed or
damaged infant restraint harness, vehicle seat belt or LATCH belt.
THE INFANT 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 infant restraint.
THIS INFANT RESTRAINT CONFORMS to all applicable Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and is certified for use in motor
vehicles and aircraft.
‡ NEVER give this infant restraint and base to someone else without also
giving them this manual.
‡ NEVER use a second-hand infant restraint and base or a infant restraint
whose history you do not know.
3.2 Warnings for Use With a Stroller
‡ USE ONLY WITH STROLLERS THAT ARE
PART OF THE GRACO CLICK CONNECT TM
TRAVEL SYSTEM. Refer to stroller owner’s
manual for details about how to attach the
infant restraint to your stroller.
‡ Never use a Graco infant restraint with other manufacturer’s strollers,
as this may result in serious injury or death.
3.3 Additional Warnings for Use as a Carrier
‡
‡
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FALL HAZARD: Child’s movements also can move carrier.
NEVER place carrier on edges of countertops, tables or other
high surfaces. Always stay within arms reach whenever carrier is
not on floor/ground.
BE SURE handle locks into position before lifting carrier.
NEVER place carrier on the top of a shopping cart.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD: Infant carrier can roll over on soft
surfaces and suffocate child. Never place carrier on beds, sofas
or other soft surfaces.
STRANGULATION HAZARD: Children have STRANGLED in loose
or partially buckled harness straps. Fully restrain the child even when
carrier is used outside the vehicle.
KEEP STRINGS AND CORDS AWAY FROM CHILD. Strings and
cords can cause strangulation.
DO NOT place carrier near a window where cords from blinds or
drapes can strangle a child.
DO NOT hang strings on or over the carrier.
DO NOT place items with a string around a child’s neck, such as
hood strings, pacifier cords, etc.
DO NOT attach strings to toys.
3.4 Height and Weight Limits
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, DO NOT USE THE
INFANT RESTRAINT WITH A CHILD LARGER OR SMALLER
THAN THE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT RANGE LISTED BELOW.
Your child MUST meet the following requirements:
‡
WEIGHT: 4-35 lbs. (1.8 kg-15.87 kg)
AND
‡
HEIGHT: 32 inches (81 cm) or less in height.
IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE the
top of the childs' head is at least 1"
below the top of the infant restraint.
4.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle
Seat Location
4.1 Vehicle Seat Requirements
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE INFANT RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Some
seating positions in your vehicle may not be safe for this infant
restraint. Some vehicles do not have any seating positions that can be
used safely with the infant restraint. If you are not sure where to place
the infant restraint in your vehicle, consult your vehicle owner’s
manual or call Graco.
‡
Whenever possible, secure the infant
restraint in the center position of the
seat directly behind the front seats ™. If
you want to use LATCH, check your vehicle
owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
‡
NEVER place this infant restraint in a
vehicle seating location that has a front
air bag š. See “3.1 Warnings for Use as
an Infant Restraint”.
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The VEHICLE seat must face forward.
‡
DO NOT use infant restraint on vehicle seats with seat backs that
will not lock in an upright position. DO NOT use seats that can fold
down without having to release a lock or latch of some kind. These
seats can fly forward and strike the child in a sudden stop or crash.
4.2 Vehicle Seat Belt Requirements
A FEW SEAT BELT SYSTEMS ARE NOT SAFE TO USE WITH
THE INFANT RESTRAINT. THE VEHICLE SEAT BELT MUST BE
DESIGNED TO HOLD THE INFANT RESTRAINT TIGHTLY AT
ALL TIMES.
Pay careful attention to these systems; some of the seat belts that are
not safe to use look very much like seat belts that are safe to use. If
you are unsure, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or call Graco.
4.2.1 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
LATCH can be used IN PLACE OF the vehicle belt system. Please refer
to vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
DO NOT use any of the following systems to secure the infant restraint.
‡ Lap Belts with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
This lap belt stays loose and can move until it locks
in a crash or sudden stop.
‡ Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Retractor
Each strap has a retractor at one end and is attached to
the latch plate at the other end.
‡ Passive Restraint - Lap Belt with
Motorized Shoulder Belt
‡ Passive Restraint - Lap or
Shoulder Belt Mounted on Door
DO NOT use vehicle belts that
are attached to the door in any way
or that move along a track to
automatically surround the
passenger when the door is closed.
‡
Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
4.2.2 SAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
THE FOLLOWING BELT SYSTEMS CAN BE USED WITH YOUR
INFANT 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 vehicle belt system in designated locations.
Please refer to vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
When using infant restraint without the base, adjust the belt as
described in this section for these types of vehicle seat belts.
Some vehicle lap/shoulder seat belts have a plastic button on the belt.
Do not allow the button to interfere with the belt routing through the
vehicle belt path when installing the seat alone.
‡
Lap Belts - Manually Adjusted
Belt tail
When buckled, the belt is
tightened manually by pulling on
the belt tail while pushing down
hard on the infant restraint.
‡
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 infant restraint.
‡
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
with Locking Latch Plate
Once it is buckled, this type of
belt has a latch plate that will not
allow the lap portion of the belt to
loosen. Belt is tightened by pulling
hard on the shoulder portion of the
vehicle belt while pushing down
hard on the infant restraint.
‡
Combination Lap/Shoulder This belt has a latch plate that slides
freely along the belt.
Belt with Sliding Latch
Plate
This belt MUST be converted to prevent
movement of the lap portion of the belt.
You must use a locking clip (provided
with the infant restraint) when using the
infant restraint without the base unless
Locking clip your vehicle’s seat belt can be
converted in another way as described
in your vehicle owner’s manual.
To Install Locking Clip:
1. Tighten the buckled belt by pushing down
hard on the infant restraint and pulling hard
on the shoulder belt.
2. While pushing down on the infant restraint,
pinch the two straps together behind the
buckle tongue. Unbuckle the belt
without allowing it to slip.
3. Connect lap and shoulder belts with locking clip as
shown ™ and š.
4. Rebuckle belt. Check that lap belt does not
move by pulling and pushing hard on the infant
restraint.
If belt loosens or
lengthens, repeat
procedure.
1
/2 inch
(1 cm)
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Locking clip goes here,
/2 inch (1 cm) from the buckle
1
4.3 LATCH Locations
Newer vehicles may have one or more seating positions with LATCH
anchorage systems. If vehicle is equipped with LATCH, the vehicle lower
anchor points may be visible at the vehicle seat crease. If not visible,
they may be marked with the symbol
.
See your vehicle owner’s manual for exact locations, anchor
identification, and requirements for use with an infant restraint.
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 may
be used if the anchor spacing is 11” or greater.
Typical seat in a passenger vehicle.
Other vehicle types may have
different LATCH locations or
different markings.
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
Vehicle
Seat Crease
5.0 Features and Components
FRONT VIEW
Handle
Harness
slots
Chest
clip
Harness
straps
Handle
adjustment
button
Hip
slots
Handle
adjustment
button
Vehicle
belt
hook
Crotch
strap slots
Harness
buckle tongues
Harness
adjustment
strap
Harness
adjustment
button
Harness
buckle
REAR VIEW
Canopy
Release handle
Harness
slots
Attachment
hook
Click
Connect™
attachment
Harness
straps
Hip strap
pins
Locking clip
storage*
Crotch
strap clip
Metal
junction plate
*Locking
Clip
Harness adjustment
strap
The locking clip is stored on the bottom of
the infant restraint. You will need to use it
with certain types of vehicle lap/shoulder
seat belts.
BASE
LATCH
Connector *
Instruction
manual
storage
LATCH
Adjustment
Belt
Level indicator **
Knob for
Adjustable Foot
Adjustable Foot
LATCH
Storage
United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards have defined a
system for installing car seats in vehicles. The system is called LATCH.
* LATCH may be used IN PLACE of vehicle belt ONLY if vehicle is
equipped with LATCH anchor points. Please refer to vehicle owner’s
manual for LATCH locations.
**Level
Indicator
The level indicator is attached to the side of
the base and indicates whether or
not the infant restraint is properly reclined.
5.1 Adjusting Handle
1. Press handle adjustment buttons on both sides of handle ™.
2. Rotate handle until it clicks into any of the
4 positions:
Position A: MUST be used
when carrying by handle,
Position A,B,C,D: may be used in vehicle.
BOTH handle adjustment
buttons must pop out to lock
Carrying A
handle in place š.
B
3. Push and pull on the handle
to be sure it is locked firmly in
C
position.
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Sitting D
5.2 Removing and Attaching Infant Restraint
To remove, squeeze release handle at back of
infant restraint and lift out of base as shown ›.
To put infant restraint in base, push infant restraint
down until it clicks into base. Pull up on infant
restraint to be sure it is latched firmly into base.
›
5.3 Cold Weather Boot (on certain models, styles vary)
Some models come with a cold weather
boot. To use, slide boot on end of seat and
attach plastic flaps as shown.
5.4 Canopy Attachment
Attach canopy by inserting
canopy bow into slots in canopy
mounts on both sides of infant
restraint as shown ™.
Pull canopy over back of infant
restraint š.
To remove, press button on
canopy mount and pull canopy
bow out of slot, repeat on other
side ›.
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5.5 Head Support, Body Support and Harness Covers
(on certain models, styles vary)
To prevent ejection in sudden stop or crash:
‡ Always make sure shoulder straps are
threaded through slots and properly
positioned on shoulders.
‡ Never allow body support to bunch or fold
behind child.
‡ Only use head support with bottom 2 sets
of harness slots.
‡ Make sure that harness covers do not
interfere with placement of the chest clip at
armpit level.
Some infants may need extra support to keep
their head and body in a comfortable position.
Thread the harness through the openings in the
head and body support as shown ™and š.
MAKE SURE THAT NOTHING INTERFERES
WITH THE HARNESS. Harness must still be flat
and snug against your child’s shoulders.
If your model does not include a body
support, you can use a rolled towel as shown ›.
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6.0 How to Install the Infant Restraint/Base
6.1 Installing the Infant Restraint Without
Base Using Vehicle 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 have read and
understood section 4, “Choosing an Appropriate
Vehicle Seat Location” on pages 13-19.
Make sure the buckle tongue goes into the correct
buckle ™. The seat belt should not be twisted
or turned.
Make sure vehicle is on level ground š
so that the level indicator can be used to
properly recline the infant restraint.
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual and
the instructions in “4.2.2 SAFE Vehicle Belt
Systems”, page 16-18, on tightening your
vehicle belt when using the infant restraint
without base.
If a front passenger seat is used (see air bag
warning, page 4), 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 infant restraint.
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1. Place the infant restraint without base in a rear-facing
position in a vehicle seat.
2. Thread the lap belt or lap portion of a lap/shoulder belt under both
vehicle belt hooks:
Lap/Shoulder
Lap Belt
Belt
›
3. Buckle the vehicle belt.
4. Tighten the vehicle seat belt.
To create a secure installation, push
down hard with your free hand on
the infant restraint ›and pull and
tighten the vehicle belt.
5. Check infant restraint is level: Red level
line on the warning label MUST be
level with the ground œ.
6. Test infant restraint for secure
installation as described in infant
restraint “Final Safety Check” page 42.
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6.2 Installing the Infant Restraint and
Base Using Vehicle Belt
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1. Make sure vehicle is on level ground in
order to get the correct recline position.
2. Place the base
in a rear-facing
position on a
forward-facing
vehicle seat.
Lap Belt
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
3. Buckle the seat belt. Make sure the buckle
tongue goes into the correct buckle ›. The
seat belt should not be twisted or turned.
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4. To create a secure installation, while
pushing down on the base, pull the free
end of the lap belt or the shoulder portion
of the lap/shoulder belt to tighten œ.
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5. Check that belt does not move by pulling
and pushing hard on base with hands near the
vehicle belt path. If belt loosens
or lengthens, repeat procedure.
6. Push the infant restraint down into the base and
make sure that you hear a “click” . Pull up on
the infant restraint to be sure it
is latched securely into the base.
If the infant restraint does not securely latch
into the base, the infant restraint provides NO
protection for your child. DO NOT use the infant
restraint/base if the infant restraint does not
securely latch into the base.
7. Test infant restraint for secure
installation as described in infant
restraint “Final Safety Check” page 42.
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6.3 Using LATCH to Install Base
1. MAKE SURE vehicle is on level ground. Make sure to check your
vehicle owner's manual for LATCH seating
positions.
2. For ease of installation, press button to extend
LATCH to its MAXIMUM LENGTH ™.
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3. Position base in vehicle seat as shown.
4. Make sure LATCH is through vehicle/LATCH
belt path normally used for vehicle seat belt. š.
Belt must lie flat and not be twisted.
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CLICK!
5. Attach connectors to vehicle lower anchors.
Pull firmly on connectors to be sure they
are attached ›.
›
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6. Tighten LATCH by pushing down hard on
base and pulling the adjustment belt back
through belt path œ.
7. NEVER put two LATCH connectors on one
vehicle LATCH anchor .
8. Test infant restraint for secure installation as
described in infant restraint “Final Safety
Check” page 42.
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.
10. To remove LATCH, push button while
pulling on the LATCH belt as shown ž.
11. Press and hold LATCH release hinge Ÿ.
12. Push connector in, lift connector up and
pull out (away from anchor point) .
13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 for other connector.
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6.4 Reclining Infant Restraint/Base
For your child’s safety, it is important that your infant restraint/base be
properly reclined. Attached to the side of your infant restraint is a level
indicator to help properly recline the infant restraint/base on the
vehicle seat.
Failure to properly recline the infant restraint on the vehicle seat
increases the risk of serious injury or death.
If the infant restraint is too upright, a child’s
head may drop forward and cause breathing
problems.
If the infant restraint is too reclined, a crash
could put too much force on a child’s neck and
shoulders.
The infant restraint must be properly reclined
according to the following instructions.
Infant restraint must be properly reclined. Too
upright can result in breathing difficulties.
USING INFANT RESTRAINT ONLY:
1) Red level line on warning label on infant
restraint MUST be level with the ground.
USING INFANT RESTRAINT AND
BASE TOGETHER:
1) Vehicle MUST be level with ground to get
correct recline position.
2) Use level indicator on base. When reading
the level indicator on base, view it directly from
side of the indicator.
Check the level indicator. You must look
straight on at the indicator.
WHEN READING THE LEVEL INDICATOR,
Use corrected age for preemies.
- If the indicator shows light blue
in the window, the restraint is
level for infants 0+ months in age.
- If the indicator shows light blue
and dark blue in the window,
the restraint is level for a child
3+ months in age.
- If any RED is showing, child
restraint is NOT level. You must
adjust your recline position.
3+ months
(meses)
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To Adjust Recline on Base:
Turn the knob counter clockwise to the desired
setting to lower the foot ™.
Turn the knob clockwise to raise the foot š.
If there is still red in the level indicator when the
foot is completely extended then raise the foot
and place a rolled towel under the foot ›until
ONLY blue shows.
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When using only the infant restraint without
the base, CHECK infant restraint is level with the
ground. Red level line on the warning label (see step œon pg 27) MUST
be level with the ground.
If the infant restraint is resting on the vehicle seat and is still not level
then place a rolled towel under the infant restraint œ.
Re-adjust the vehicle seat belt as necessary to
secure the infant restraint firmly in the vehicle seat.
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7.0 Using Infant Restraint
7.1 Positioning 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. The harness straps must be properly adjusted to fit your child
according to the following instructions.
1. Remove infant restraint
from base and rotate handle
down to sitting position.
See “5.1 Adjusting Handle” and
“5.2 Removing and Attaching
Infant Restraint”, page. 23.
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2. Place child in seat as shown ™.
3. Determine which pair of harness slots are even
with or just below your child’s shoulders š.
4. If the harness straps must be
adjusted: remove child from infant
restraint and move harness straps
to the proper harness slots by doing
the following:
š
Use harness slots
even with or just below
child’s shoulders
A. Push the harness adjustment button
under the seat flap. Pull the shoulder
straps out to loosen the harness ›.
B. From behind seat, remove the ends
of the two shoulder straps from the
metal junction plate œ.
C. From front, pull straps through the
harness slots and then reinsert them
through the appropriate slots. Both
Harness adjustment
harness straps must be through the
button
same set of slots in the seat and pad.
D. Depending on the size of your child,
you may need to adjust the harness
straps as shown on page 37.
Reassemble the strap ends onto the metal
junction plate œ.
5. SAFETY CHECK:
a) CHECK that straps are not twisted in front
or back;
b) CHECK that straps are secure by pulling
on harness straps from the front of the seat.
Metal junction
plate
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Shoulder Straps for a SMALLER Baby:
Use the lower 2 sets of harness slots ™ (if they are even with or just
below your child’s shoulders) and the upper strap loops š. The ends
of the straps must hang in front of the metal junction plate as shown
in š, not as shown in ›.
™
š
CHECK that the loops are completely
within junction plate slots œ.
›
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CHECK that straps are secure by pulling
on them.
Shoulder Straps for a LARGER Baby:
Use top 2 sets of harness slots  and the end strap loops ž(if they
are even with or just below your child’s shoulders).
CHECK that the loops are
completely within junction
plate slots ž.
CHECK that straps
are secure by pulling
on them.
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7.2 Changing the Crotch Strap Position
FOR SMALLER BABIES:
Turn infant restraint over and
push crotch strap clip through
the front crotch slot ™ and seat
pad. Re-insert clip through the
front of seat pad into the rear
crotch slot and seat as shown.
Crotch strap clip should remain
flat against seat.
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Rear slot
REAR OF SEAT
Front slot
FOR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT INFANTS
(MINIMUM WEIGHT IS 4LB.),
shoulder straps should be in the
lowest set of harness slots and
the upper strap loops (see page 37).
FOR LARGER BABIES:
Turn infant restraint over and remove
crotch strap clip by pushing clip
through the rear crotch slot and seat
pad š. Re-insert it through the front
of seat pad ›into the front crotch slot
and the seat.
Crotch strap clip should remain flat
against seat.
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REAR
FRONT
REAR
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FRONT
7.3 Securing Child in the Infant Restraint
Failure to properly secure your child in the infant restraint/carrier
increases the risk of serious injury or death from suffocation or falls,
or in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Even when used only as
a carrier, make sure the harness straps are properly secured.
1. Move infant restraint handle to sitting
position (see page 23).
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2. Press button on front of infant restraint and
pull the harness to loosen ™.
3. Open chest clip by
squeezing both sides and
unbuckle as shown š.
š
4. Place your child in the infant restraint as
shown in ›, not œ. Place the harness
straps around your child.
›
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5. Insert the two buckle tongues into the
harness buckle on the crotch strap. Make
sure that you hear each tongue click
into the buckle .
DO NOT use the infant restraint if the
buckle tongues do not latch in place.
Call Graco.
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6. Snap chest clip pieces together ž.
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7. Pull on harness adjustment strap to
tighten straps as shown Ÿ.
CHECK that both straps are flat and
snug on shoulders and thighs.
8. Position chest clip in middle of chest,
level with armpits and away from the
neck .
Ÿ
9. SAFETY CHECK:
a) CHECK that harness straps are not
twisted.
b) CHECK that the harness is snug.
You should not be able to pinch the
harness strap 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 .
Final Safety Check: Every time you drive with
your child,
PUSH DOWN on the top of the infant restraint
slowly but firmly to make sure the vehicle belt
does not lengthen at all and that the vehicle
belt or LATCH is fastened securely around the infant
restraint/base ™.
Holding the infant restraint šor base › near
the vehicle belt path, TURN AND PULL the infant
restraint forward and to both sides to make sure
the vehicle belt or LATCH does not lengthen or
loosen and the infant restraint does not easily
move. The infant restraint should not move side
to side or front to back more than 1 inch (2.5 cm).
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8.0 Additional Information
8.1 Airplane Use
When installing in an airplane using the base, install the same way as in
an automobile with a lap only belt. If using the infant restraint only, install
following the same instructions as in an
automobile. Notify the airline ahead of time that
you intend to bring the seat on board.
Use only in forward-facing aircraft seats. Follow
the flight attendants instructions about infant restraint placement. Do not
use this infant restraint if the airplane seat belt does not hold the infant
restraint securely.
8.2 Storing LATCH
1.
For ease of storing, extend
LATCH to its maximum length ™.
2.
LATCH storage should look
like this when complete š.
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8.3 Cleaning and Maintenance
TO CLEAN SEAT PAD:
1. Unfasten hook and loop patches and plastic flaps
from infant restraint.
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2. Pull out plastic flaps from under infant restraint
lip ™andš.
3. Unfasten hook and loop tape in seat area of pad
and pull out from around harness hip straps.
4. Refer to your care tag on your seat pad for
washing instructions. NO BLEACH.
Reverse steps to reinstall seat pad. Check that
harness system is not twisted, and pull on harness
system to be sure harness is securely reinstalled.
š
INFANT RESTRAINT METAL AND PLASTIC PARTS may be cleaned
by wiping with a mild soap and water solution. DO NOT USE BLEACH
OR DETERGENT which may weaken plastic parts.
HARNESS STRAPS may be spot cleaned or replaced. DO NOT
IMMERSE THE HARNESS STRAPS IN WATER. Doing so may weaken
the harness straps. NEVER iron the harness straps.
IF HARNESS STRAPS have cuts, fraying or become badly twisted, you
MUST replace the straps.
DO NOT USE INFANT RESTRAINT without seat pad.
CONTINUOUS USE OF INFANT RESTRAINT MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE SEAT. Use an infant restraint mat, towel
or thin blanket to protect upholstery.
8.4 Buckle Cleaning Process
Prevent serious injury or death:
‡ Buckle must be properly latched.
‡ Periodically inspect and clean buckle to remove objects or debris
that could prevent latching.
1. Turn restraint over, push clip through
crotch strap slot ™.
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 š. 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 ›.
4. Repeat Step 2 and 3 as needed.
5. Re-attach buckle into the desired slot.
Buckle should fasten with a “click”
Re-check harness for correct installation
before use.
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