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Eng. 4358-3412F
Replacement Parts List
Summit
Deluxe Highback Booster
Instruction Manual
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted.
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Part
Crotch Strap/Buckle $4.99 X______= $ ______________
Harness Strap . . . . .$2.00 X______= $ ______________
Seat Pad . . . . . . . .$39.99 X______= $ ______________
(Includes headrest, harness covers, and pillow)
Harness Retainer . . .$1.50 X______= $ ______________
Locking Clip . . . . . . .$2.50 X______= $ ______________
Top Anchorage
(Tether) Kit . . . . . . .$9.99 X______= $ ______________
Latch Kit . . . . . . . .$24.99 X______= $ ______________
Instructions . . . . . . .$0.00 X______= $ ______________
$______________
Shipping and handling:
$ ______________
Up to $25.00 . . . . . . . . . .$5.95
$25.01 to $50.00 . . . . . . .$6.95
$50.01 to $75.00 . . . . . . .$8.95
$75.01 to $100.00 . . . . . .$9.95
$100.01 to $150.00 . . . . .$10.95
$150.01 to $200.00 . . . . .$11.95
$200.01 and up . . . . . . . .$13.95
Outside Continental USA $10.00
Sales Tax
$ ____________
(Indiana, California, Arkansas, and Massachusetts residents add applicable
sales tax.)
Grand Total
$ ______________
This child
restraint is
designed for
use by children
whose:
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Weight:
22-100 pounds
(10.1-45.4 kg)
Height:
34-52 inches
(85.1-132.1 cm)
Forward-Facing
Use Only
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for
each instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
Read all instructions
BEFORE USING
this child restraint.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
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Cardholder’s Name: __________________________
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IMPORTANT!
Failure to follow the warnings on the labels
and in the instruction manual can result in
the death or serious injury of your child.
Para recibir las instrucciones en español, llame al
1-800-544-1108 o solicitarse por escrito al dirección por arriba.
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Before You Begin...
Table of Contents
Thank you for choosing this car seat, referred to
throughout this manual as a child restraint.The DJG
family is committed to creating a child restraint with the
most comfort and convenience available today.
Warnings..........................................................................................2-4
General and Warm Weather Use..................................................4
Registration and Recall ....................................................................5
Aircraft Installation ..........................................................................5
Understanding Your Vehicle ........................................................6-7
Child Restraint Parts ....................................................................8-9
Choosing Restraint and Position ................................................10
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child ............................11
Harness and Headrest Height ......................................12-13
Reclining the Child Restraint ......................................................14
Rotating Armrests ..........................................................................14
Securing Your Child in Child Restraint ................................15-16
Removing Child From Child Restraint ......................................17
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts..............................................18
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts ....................................................19-20
Locking Clip ..............................................................................21-22
Forward-Facing Use ......................................................................23
Forward-Facing Installation ..........................................................24
Vehicle Belt ........................................................................25-26
LATCH ................................................................................27-29
Adjusting the Top Anchorage (Tether) Strap......................30-31
Belt-Positioning Booster Use ....................................................33
Removal of Harness ................................................................34-35
Belt-Positioning Booster Installation ....................................36-37
Reinstall Harness ......................................................................38-39
Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning ..........................................40-42
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................43
Installation Tips ................................................................................43
Warranty ..........................................................................................44
Replacement Parts Order Form ..........................................45-46
Remember, parents are a child’s first teachers and
examples. If you always buckle your seat belt, your child
will think it is the natural thing to do. Make it a firm rule
that the vehicle does not go until everyone is buckled
up. Make no exceptions.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will prevent
injury or death in a particular crash. However, combined
with careful driving, proper use of a child restraint can
lower a child’s risk of injury or death in most crashes.
Your child’s safety is worth the time it will take to read
and follow these instructions.After reading, if you still
have questions or have any problems with this child
restraint, please contact our Consumer Relations
Department at:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.djgusa.com
Fax:
1-800-207-8182
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
1-800-544-1108
7 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
On the back of the shell there is an expiration date for
use of this child restraint. Do not use this seat after
the expiration date.
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! WARNING
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
the serious injury or death of your child. To
help you recognize those instructions which
are most critical for your child’s safety, we
use this symbol :
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front
seating positions.
Never place a child less than one-year old
forward facing.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint use.
For vehicles with an air bag, but without a
back seat, refer to your vehicle owners
manual.
Make sure the harness height is correct
for your child’s size.
The harness must be snug.
The vehicle or LATCH belt must stay
tight at the belt path.When you switch from
one mode to the next, review the sections of
this instruction manual that apply to that
mode. If you don’t, your child can be injured
or killed.
Never take your child out of the child
restraint or try to tend to your child’s needs
while the vehicle is moving. Never leave
child unattended.
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!
WARNING
Do not use a child restraint with damaged
or missing parts.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged
harnesses.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify
the child restraint in any way.
Do not use a child restraint that has been
in a crash.You must get a new child
restraint.
Use the child restraint only on vehicle
seats that face forward. Do not use on seats
that face the sides or rear of the vehicle.
Check the vehicle or LATCH belt before
each use. Use only if the belt can be
tightened properly and securely.
This child restraint should be securely
belted in the vehicle even when not in use. In
a crash or sudden stop, an unsecured child
restraint can injure other occupants.
Do not use this child restraint if the
midpoint of your child’s head is above the
top of the child restraint’s headrest.
Dorel Juvenile Group does not recommend
the use of any child restraint accessories
except those provided by DJG.
Never allow any child to play with this
child restraint; it is not a toy.
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WARNING
Registration and Recall Information
Secure the top anchorage strap (tether)
provided with this child restraint as specified
in both the vehicle and this instruction
manual.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.You
must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Fill
out the registration card attached to the child restraint or
send your name, address and the restraint’s model number
and manufacturing date to:
!
Do not remove any of the warning labels
or other labels on the child restraint.
Do not use this child restraint without the
seat pad.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
Read instructions for other warnings.
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations or call 1-800-544-1108
You can now register your child restraint online at
www.djgusa.com. Please do not send in your
registration card if you registered your child restraint
online.
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.
General and Warm Weather Use
Aircraft Installation
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from
damage, use a towel underneath and behind child
restraint.
To avoid your child being seriously burned, take
the following precautions:
1. Park in the shade or where sun does not
directly hit the child restraint.
2. Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket
when not in use.
3. Check for hot seat and buckles before placing child in
child restraint.
This restraint is certified for aircraft use only when used
with the internal harness. Do not use as a belt-positioning
seat because aircraft seats do not have shoulder belts. Use
on forward-facing aircraft seats only and in a position
where the lap belt can be tightened securely.This child
restraint is installed in an aircraft seat the same way it is
installed in the vehicle.
Use the child restraint only with F.A.A. certified equipment.
Contact the airline prior to taking a child restraint on
board in order to comply with their specific regulations.
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Understanding Your Vehicle
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different than
those pictured here. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual
to help identify your vehicle’s specific features.
A
B
D
C
E
A.Anchor Bracket
D.Air Bag
For Top Anchorage Strap
(Forward-Facing Only)
(Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for all air
bag locations)
B. LATCH Anchors
E. Seat Bight
(In seat bight)
(Where seat cushions
meet)
C. Seat Buckles
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Child Restraint Parts
A
Front
Back
C
B
N
C
D
E
F
O
G
H
I
P
J
K
L
Q
M
R
L
E. Harness Retainer
A. Pillow
(on select models)
F. Harness Straps
B. Adjustable
Headrest
G. Buckle Plate
H. Buckle
C. Shoulder Belt
Positioning Guide
D. Harness Covers
(on select models)
I. Armrests
J. Harness Release
Lever
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L. Base
O. Locking Clip
(behind harness)
P. Splitter Plate
M. Cup Holder
Q. Instructions
N. Top Anchorage
(Tether) Strap &
Hook
R. LATCH Belt
(may be between
pad and shell)
K. Harness
Adjustment Strap
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Choosing Restraint and Position
Your child’s height, weight and age determine how your
child restraint should be placed in the vehicle and which
restraint should be used.
22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
34-43 in. (85.1-110 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Forward-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint face
the front of the vehicle and
are placed in the back seat.
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
You MUST make these adjustments with your
child before you install the child restraint in the
vehicle.
Make sure LATCH belt
1
packaging is pulled free of
child restraint shell.
2
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
Depending on your model,
the harness release lever
may be
under a flap
on the pad in
the front of
restraint.
3
Press on harness retainer
release button and pull
apart.
40-100 lbs (18.1-45.4 kg)
43-52 in. (110.1-132.1 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Belt-positioning booster
using vehicle
lap/shoulder belt
combination
Child and child restraint face
the front of the vehicle and
are placed in the back seat.
5-point harness is removed.
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10
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
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Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
child restraint.This will
increase comfort and
allow the harness to
properly tighten.
5
Squeeze the metal bar on
the back of the seat. Move
harness/headrest adjuster
up or down to the position
that correctly fits your
child. Release bar into slot
to lock.
8
NOTE: The highest
position is for beltpositioning use only.
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7
Harness
Guide
Adjust Buckle:
Determine which of the
three available buckle
slots is both comfortable
and snug. Refer to
“Removal of Harness” to
adjust buckle.
Make sure metal bar
is locked into
position. Failure to
do this can result in
serious injury or
death.
Check Harness Height
Harness Covers (on
select models): Harness
covers help provide
comfort to the neck. For
Harness Covers to fit
correctly, you may have to
fit the upper ends of the
covers through the harness
slots. To remove the
covers, unthread the
harness from harness
bracket (see beltpositioning booster
section), remove covers,
and rethread harness.
Reverse to replace insert.
Forward-Facing
Position: Harness guide
must be even with or
just above the shoulders.
If the harness is below
the child’s shoulders with
the headrest in the 3rd
highest position, the child
weighs at least 40 lbs.
(18.1 kg) and is over 1
year old, convert the seat
to a belt-positioning
booster.
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WARNING:
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Reclining the Child Restraint
This child restraint has 3
positions: Upright, Semireclined, and fully reclined.
1
Forward-Facing Reclined, semi-reclined or
upright.
Belt-Positioning
Booster - Must be fullyupright.
Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint
Position harness straps
over the child’s shoulders.
1
To fully recline, pull out on
handle and push top of
child restraint back.
2
For upright position, pull
out on handle and pull
child restraint up.
Push each buckle plate into
buckle until you hear a
“click”. Remember to
always pull up on harness
straps to make sure buckle
is locked tightly.
2
Rotating Armrests
Depending on your model,
your child restraint may
have a red button which
will lock the armrest in
either the upright or down
position. To rotate locking
armrests, push in on red
button and rotate. Make
sure armrests lock into
place.
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Snap the harness retainer
together.
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Pull on harness adjustment
strap to tighten harness
snugly.
Removing Your Child From the
Child Restraint
NOTE: A snug strap
should not allow any slack.
It lies in a relatively
straight line without
sagging. It does not press
on the child’s flesh or push
the child’s body into an
unnatural position.
1
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
Depending on your model,
the harness release lever
may be under a flap on the
pad in the front of
restraint.
Position the harness
retainer at mid-chest (even
with arm pits), away from
the child’s neck.
5
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates.
2
!
WARNING:
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly with each use can result in
serious injury or death.
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3
Press on release button
and pull apart. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint. Remove child.
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Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
The LATCH System
Not all vehicle belts will work with this child restraint.
You must determine if your vehicles belts are compatible
with this child restraint. If you will use the LATCH
system, refer to the LATCH section.
Anchor bars
LATCH means Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren. Not all vehicles
manufactured before
September 2002 were
equipped with LATCH.
The LATCH system allows
a child restraint to be
secured in the vehicle
without using the vehicle
belt system and can ONLY
be used in vehicles that
have the anchor bars
installed.
Check your vehicle owners
manual to see which
seating positions may be
equipped with the LATCH
system.
Vehicle Belts
If LATCH is not an option,
you will use your vehicle’s
belts. In most cases you
will use the lap/shoulder
belt combination. There
are some vehicle belts that
will not work with a child
restraint or require special
attention. See next page
for specific instructions.
ELR - Emergency Locking Retractor Belts
Definition:These belts only lock in a sudden stop or
crash.To see if you have this type of belt, pull on the lap
belt, let it return part way, then pull on it again. If it
moves freely, it is an ELR belt and the child restraint
could work loose during normal driving. Refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual.
ELR shoulder belts either require a locking clip or
cannot be used with any child restraint. Note: You may
use an ELR lap and shoulder belt when using this child
restraint as belt-positioning booster; no locking clip is
required.
ELR lap-only belts must be replaced with a manual belt;
contact your vehicle dealer. A locking clip will not
correct this problem.
Automatic/Passive vehicle seat belts
Automatic (passive) 2-point belt has no lap belt.You
must install a lap belt to secure a child restraint.You may
also need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic 3point belt. Refer to the vehicles owner’s manual. A
locking clip will not correct this problem.
Vehicle belt too short
Contact your vehicle dealer for a seat belt extender.
Belts in center of the door or side panel (A) or
middle of the vehicle seat cushion (B).
You must move the child
A
B
restraint to another seating
location.A locking clip will
not fix this problem.
See “Locking Clip” section.
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Manual Belts
1
Manual lap belts are
common in the center rear
seat and can allow the child
restraint to loosen when it
is tilted or jarred. After
tightening the lap belt
securely, tilt and push the
child restraint forward and
to both sides. If no
loosening occurs, your child
restraint should be secure.
2
If loosening does occur, try
the following: If the buckle
plate slides on the belt, turn
the buckle plate over. If the
buckle slides, turn the
buckle. Refasten the vehicle
lap belt.The release button
should face out after
twisting so that it is easy to
reach in an emergency.
Buckle plate
Buckle
Twist vehicle seat belt and
latch plate (or buckle)
!
If the lap belt continues to
loosen, the child restraint
must be moved to another
location in the vehicle. A
locking clip will not correct
this problem; see your
vehicle owner’s manual.
WARNING
Locking Clip
NOTE: The locking clip is located on the back of the seat.
You do not need a locking clip when using this seat as a
belt-positioning booster.
Remove the locking clip when the seat belt is not being
used with a child restraint. A locking clip will not fix all
types of seat belt problems.
Before you put your child restraint in the vehicle, buckle the
lap/shoulder belt. Pull on the lap belt portion. If it loosens or
slips, you must either use a locking clip to hold the seat belt
tight or move the child restraint to another seating location.
1
Thread both vehicle lap
and shoulder belts through
the slot (as shown) and
out other side. Buckle.
Pull up on shoulder belt
until all slack is out and lap
belt is tight.
2
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
buckle plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the buckle plate
ends up behind the child
restraint, grasp the belts
to the outside of the child
restraint, as close to the
buckle plate as possible.
3
Thread both portions of the
vehicle belt onto the locking
clip.
Failure to check and adjust the manual belt
as described above can result in serious
injury or death.
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Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s buckle plate.
5
Rebuckle belt. Lap belt
portion should now be
tight. If not, remove
locking clip and repeat all
steps.
Forward-Facing Use
Lap Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to make sure your
child is at the proper
weight and height to face
forward.
LATCH Belt
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WARNING:
Using this child restraint in any vehicle
seat where the lap or LATCH belts cannot
be tightened securely and properly or
where it can be loosened by pulling on it
can result in serious injury or death.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or
LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they
pertain to both systems.
When LATCH is not being
used, fasten belt hooks
together behind the child
restraint as shown.
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WARNING:
Forward-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belts:
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
The recline position is to
be used only to install the
child restraint flush
against the back of the vehicle seat back, if needed.
Thread the vehicle lap belt or lap/shoulder belt
combination through the belt path and out other side.
Buckle.
1
2
Place one knee in the
child restraint and push
down firmly while pulling
up on belt to tighten. For
a manual belt, refer to
“Knowing your Vehicle
Belt” section.
3
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
Loose LATCH hooks can result in serious
injury or death.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap” section.
NOTE: If your vehicle does not have an anchor
bracket, tuck the top anchorage strap’s hook under
the child restraint.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Forward-Facing Installation
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WARNING
Forward-Facing Installation with
LATCH Belt: Install LATCH Belts
NOTE: Do not use
LATCH system along
with the adult lap or
lap/shoulder belt.
1
Route LATCH belt
through upper slot in
side of shell.
Pull one LATCH hook
across the back and out
the other side.
2
Using this child restraint in any vehicle seat
where the lap belt cannot be tightened
securely and properly or where it can be
loosened by pulling on it can result in
serious injury or death.
5
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child in
the Child Restraint”
section.
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The LATCH adjuster can
be on either side, but the
belt should not be
twisted.
Connect and tighten
harness straps prior to
installing in vehicle.
Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
The recline position is to
be used only to install the
child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat back, if
needed.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the
child restraint forward and
back, and from side to
side. If the seat belts do
not loosen, your child
restraint should be secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is
acceptable. If it moves
more, review “Knowing
Your Vehicle Belts” and
“The Locking Clip”
sections.
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Fasten one LATCH belt
hook to the anchor in the
vehicle seat located in the
vehicle seat bight. Repeat
for other side of child
restraint. See your vehicle
owner’s manual for
locations and more
information.
5
Place one knee in the child
restraint and push down
firmly while pulling up on
the loop to tighten belt.
With weakest hand at
belt path, tilt and push
the child restraint
forward and back, and
from side to side. If the
LATCH belts do not
loosen, your child
restraint should be
secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from front to back or about an
inch from side to side is acceptable.
If the child restraint does not remain tight, do not use
the child restraint in this seating location with this
LATCH system.
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!
WARNING
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in serious
injury or death.
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
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To release LATCH:
Remove child from child
restraint. Press down
firmly on adjuster side
of child restraint and
press release button to
release tension.
Unhook LATCH from
bar by squeezing spring
lever and twist hook off
bar.
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten top
anchorage strap.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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The top anchorage strap is used for the forward-facing
position only.
Most vehicles made after 9/1/99 already have the anchor
hardware for a top anchorage strap. Refer to your owner’s
manual or call your dealer.
Storage of Top Anchorage Strap:
Belt-Positioning Booster position: Place top anchorage
strap and anchor hook under the child restraint.
Review the 3 styles of top anchorage straps below and the
next 2 pages to determine which style you have. Review label
on top anchorage strap to verify your adjustment method.
Style 1 - To Attach Top
1
Anchorage Strap: Put knee
in child restraint and push
down; attach hook to anchor in
vehicle to estimate how much
adjustment you need, then
unhook.
To Adjust Top Anchorage
Strap: Loosen top anchorage
strap into “loops” at adjuster
A slide as shown above.
To tighten top anchorage strap:
D
Pull on free end (A) of top
anchorage strap while holding
hook (B).
B
C To loosen top anchorage strap:
Loosen
Pull on lower top anchorage
strap (C) while holding
adjusting slide (D) with your other hand.
Pull on free end of top anchorage strap until the “loops” are
flush against the adjuster. Reattach hook to anchor to check
fit, repeat steps if needed.
2
1
Left side Right side
Hook
To child restraint
2
3
Tighten
!
WARNING
You must follow the threading diagram
exactly. Failure to follow these steps could
cause the strap to loosen in a crash, which
can result in serious injury or death.
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4
5
!
Style 2 - To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap: At the
adjuster, unlace free end of
strap from right side of
adjuster slide and loosen into
“loops” (1). Put knee in child
restriant and push down;
attach hook to anchor to
estimate how much you
need, then unhook (2).
To loosen top anchorage
strap: With adjuster in hand,
pull the top strap (3) between
adjuster and child restriant to
desired length. Attach hook
to anchor, check fit, repeat
steps if necessary. You must
rethread the free end of
strap back down through
the right slot (5) or the
tether will not hold.
Tighten strap so “loops” are
gone and there is no slack or
play.
To tighten tether: With
adjuster in hand, pull the top
strap (4) between adjuster
and hook to the desired
length. Attach hook to
anchor, check fit, repeat steps
if necessary. You must
rethread the free end of
strap back down through
the right slot (5) or the
tether will not hold.
Tighten strap so “loops” are
gone and there is no slack or
play.
WARNING
You must follow the threading diagram
exactly. Failure to follow these steps could
cause the strap to loosen in a crash, which
can result in serious injury or death.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Adjusting the Top Anchorage Strap
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to make sure
your child is at the
proper weight and
height to use the beltpositioning booster.
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
To tighten; pull on free end
of top anchorage strap.
Pull loose
end to
tighten
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Do not use LATCH
when using the BeltPositioning Booster.
3
You MUST fasten the
LATCH belt hooks
together behind seat.
To loosen; lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock toward top anchorage
hook.
Lift up to
loosen
!
WARNING
You must follow the threading diagram
exactly. Failure to follow these steps could
cause the strap to loosen in a crash, which
can result in serious injury or death.
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When your child is over
40 lbs. (18.1 kg) or 43”
(110.1 cm) and over 1
year old, you must use
this seat as a beltpositioning booster.
!
WARNING
Loose LATCH hooks can result in serious
injury or death.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Style 3 - To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap:
Put knee in child restraint
and push down; attach
hook to anchor in vehicle.
1
2
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Rotate metal clip, then
insert up through the
shell and pad. From the
front, pull buckle free
from shell and pad. Lock
buckle plates into buckle
for future use.
4
Harness must be removed for use as a
Belt-Positioning Booster.
1
From the back of the seat,
unfasten harness from
splitter plate.
2
Pull harness through the
slots from the front.
Unthread harness from the
harness retainer.
Unthread harness from the
buckle plates.
Pull harness out of shell.
With seat reclined all the
way back, reach under seat
between base and shell
and locate buckle’s metal
clip. It will be flush against
the shell.
3
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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Child restraint must be in
the full upright position.
Pull out on recline handle
and pull child restraint all
the way up.
Place booster seat against
the back of the vehicle
seat.Tuck the top
anchorage hook and
splitter plate under the
base. Have child sit in seat
with his back and bottom
fully in the seat.
1
Place BOTH shoulder and
lap belt across child’s thighs.
Lock buckle.
2
NOTE: Make sure the lap
and shoulder belt are placed
under armrest as shown.
!
WARNING
Use only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt
system when restraining the child in this
booster seat. Failure to do this can result
in serious injury or death.
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Secure the vehicle
shoulder belt through the
notch in the shoulder belt
guide.The belt should
cross the base of the
child's neck and across
the chest (not the face or
neck). Pull up on the
vehicle shoulder belt to tighten.
3
Check periodically to ensure your child has not moved out
of position and loosened the vehicle shoulder belt.
To adjust shoulder belt
guide, pull down on red
end and slide guide up
and down track. Make
sure the belt guide locks
into place.
4
!
WARNING
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
Do Not Use only the lap
belt when using this seat as
a belt-positioning booster
without the internal
harness.
The shoulder belt must
always be adjusted snugly
across the child’s chest.
NEVER place the shoulder
belt under the child’s arms.
Use only the vehicle’s lap
and shoulder belt system
when restraining the child
in this booster seat.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death to your child.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 kg), 43-52” (110.1-132.1 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Belt-Positioning Booster
Installation
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Reinstall Harness
3
Thread one end of
harness down through slot
on left side of shell (1),
across bottom of seat (2)
and up through slot on
right side (3).
6
Reinstall Harness:
1
Fit the buckle strap down
through the slot in the
seat. Make sure buckle
faces out.
5
Thread one buckle plate
onto harness from back to
front (4).Thread the
harness retainer (5). Do
the same to the other
harness end. Make sure
the harness is not twisted.
4
1
3
2
Push harness ends through
upper slots in shell (6).
With seat reclined all the
way back, reach under seat
between base and shell and
pull buckle clip through pad
and shell. Make sure buckle
clip is flush against bottom
of shell.
2
!
4
Pull harness through the
back. Make sure the
harness goes OVER the
metal bar, BETWEEN
metal bar and plastic
handle of the
harness/headrest adjuster.
5
Fit loops on harness ends
onto the splitter plate.
WARNING:
Failure to place
buckle’s metal
plate completely
through pad and
shell can result in
serious injury or
death to the child.
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!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the buckle and harness
correctly, can result in serious injury or
death.
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Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning
!
3
Remove both lower
harness guides in bottom
of seat by reaching
between the base and shell
from the back.
Back of shell
WARNING
Do not use this child restraint without the
seat pad. Failure to do this can result in
serious injury.
Back of base
From back of shell, release
the elastic straps shown in
red.
1
2
Upper Harness
Guides
Adjust backrest to lowest
position. Locate harness
guides.
Push harness guide lip
toward outside of shell
with one hand while
pulling harness guide from
the front with the other.
4
From the top, pull pad off
shell and over headrest.
5
At the bottom, unsnap pad
off shell at one corner,
working pad out from
harness adjustment cover
and unsnap other side.
Remove pad from shell.
Lower Harness Guides
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From the back, use a
screwdriver to press in on
lip of upper harness
guides and pop guides
through the front. Pull
cover off headrest.
Hand wash with warm
sudsy water, rinse clean
and air dry. Do not use
bleach or use other harsh
cleaners. Do not dry
clean.
Spot clean harness straps.
Do not machine wash.
Replace seat pad by
reversing order:
Put pad on headrest and
replace harness guides.
Make sure harness
guides tabs go over
metal bar.
Starting from bottom of
child restraint, snap pad
on shell; tuck in pad
around harness adjuster;
pull pad up and over
headrest. Attach the
elastic straps. Make sure
pad is under headrest and
replace lower harness
guides. Rethread harness
(see belt-positioning
booster section).
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Troubleshooting
4 1. If your child restraint is not held securely
by the belt:
Press down firmly on the child restraint and remove all the
slack in the belt. Make sure the belt buckle is not up against
the child restraint where the belt cannot be tightened.
Review Locking Clip section and Top Anchorage Strap
Section. If you cannot secure the child restraint tightly,
move it to another seating location.
4 2. If the child restraint buckle or harness release
lever sticks or you cannot get the straps tight
enough around child:
DO NOT LUBRICATE. Check around buckle and harness
release lever for dropped food, sticky spilled drinks, dirt,
leaves, etc. Clean with warm water and/or remove object
with tweezers. If you cannot get the harness to adjust and
remain tight with the buckle securely locked, do not use the
child restraint.
4 3. If your harness twists or ropes:
Straighten the harness each time you put your child in the
seat to help prevent twisting. Lock the buckle and tighten
Installation Tips:
When using the interal harness, the harness must be
positioned at or above the child’s shoulders.
When using the internal harness, make sure the vehicle lap
belt is locked. When you grasp the the child restraint at the
belt path, it should not move more than about an inch side
to side.
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Warranty
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) warrants this product to the
original retail purchaser as follows:
This product is warranted against defective materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of original purchase.
An original receipt is required to validate your
warranty. DJG will, at its option, provide replacement parts
or replace this product. DJG reserves the right to substitute if
the part or model has been discontinued.
To make a claim under this warranty you may contact us at
www.djgusa.com, fax us at 1-800-207-8182 24 hours a day,
write to DJG, Consumer Relations Department, P. O. Box
2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609, or call 1-800-544-1108 from
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and from
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Proof of purchase is
required and shipping charges are the responsibility of
the consumer.
Warranty Limitations:
This warranty does not include damages which arise from
misuse or abuse of this product.
Limitation of Damages:
The warranty and remedies as set forth are exclusive and in
lieu of all others, oral or written, expressed or implied. In no
event will DJG or the dealer selling this product be liable to
you for any damages, including incidental or consequential
damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.
Limitation of warranties and other warranty terms
and state law rights:
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of the
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, shall be
limited to the duration and terms of the express written
warranty. Some states do not allow limitations as to how long
an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to
state. Neither DJG nor the dealer selling this product
authorized any person to create for it any other warranty,
obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN (30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE TO EXPEDITE WARRANTY CLAIMS AND TO
VERIFY THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE.
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Replacement Parts Order Form
Complete the form below. Your model number with color
code and manufacturer date code MUST be included on the
form to ensure proper replacement parts. Your model
number with color code and the date code can be found on a
sticker on the side of child restraint. Payment in U.S. dollars
must accompany your order. Choose parts needed from the
list on the next page.
Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Fax orders to: 1-800-207-8182
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group,
Inc. Fill in the area below to charge to Visa or Mastercard.
We do not accept personal checks or Discover Card. All
outside of U.S. and Canada MUST use credit card.
Ship To (Please Print): ________________________________
Name: ____________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
City:______________________________________________
State/Province: ________________________Zip __________
Telephone: ________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________
We MUST have this information to process your
order:
Model Number (5 digits & 3 letters): ______________
Manufacture Date (mm/dd/yyyy): __________________
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