Instructions - (Manufacture Date – until 9-16-2014 to

Instructions - (Manufacture Date – until 9-16-2014 to
rear facing 5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg) 19-40 in. (48-101.6 cm)
forward facing 22-65 lbs (10.1-29 kg) 29-49 in. (73.6-125 cm)
and at least 1 year old
4358-6658
2014
®
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A. Before You Begin.................................Pages 4-9
D. General Vehicle Installation .....Pages 28-32
A-1 Thank you..
A-2 Registration and Safety Notices
A-3 Understanding Your Child Restraint
D-1
D-2
D-3
D-4
D-5
Understanding Your Vehicle
Vehicle Seating Position
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Aircraft Information
E. Installing Rear Facing ....................... Pages 33-40
E-1 Preparing to Install Rear Facing
B. Safety Information.........................Pages 10-11
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
B-3 Child Restraint Use
E-2 Preparing to Install LATCH Rear Facing
E-3 Installing Rear Facing with LATCH
E-4 Installing Rear Facing with Vehicle Belts
F. Installing Forward Facing
Pages 41-49
F-1 Preparing to Install Forward Facing
F-2 Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap (Tether)
C. Basic Use .............................................Pages 12-27
C-1
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-6
C-7
C-8
C-9
Choosing Position for Your Child
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child
Securing Child in Child Restraint
Removing Child From Child Restraint
Reclining Child Restraint
Removing Harness System
Removing Pad for Cleaning
Installing Harness System
Accessories
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F-3 Preparing to Install LATCH Forward Facing
F-4 Installing Forward Facing With LATCH
F-5 Installing Forward Facing with Vehicle Belts
General Information................................Pages 50-57
Using a Locking Clip
Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts Order Form
Warranty
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A-1 Thank You...
A-2 Registration and Safety Notices
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, when
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:
Please complete the postage-paid registration card that
came with your child restraint, and send it to us. Child
restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send
your name, address, email address if available, and the
restraint’s model number and manufacture date to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
PO Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations
or call 1-800-544-1108 or register online at www.
djgusa.com/registration/carseat/us.
For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle
Safety Hotline at 1–888–327–4236
(TTY: 1–800–424–9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.djgusa.com
Email:
consumer@djgusa.com
Fax:
1-800-207-8182
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
1-800-544-1108
8 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
Model
Number
Line
Code
Example of model number, manufacture date, and line code.
If you don’t have the card or if your address
changes, you will find the model number,
manufacture date, and line code on the label
located on side of shell.
Para recibir las instrucciones en español, llame al
1-800-544-1108 o solicitarse por escrito al dirección por arriba.
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Date
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A. Before You Begin
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.
A-3 Understanding Your Child Restraint
Front View
Harness System Detail
A. Before You Begin
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B. Adjustable Headrest
and Headrest Pad
C. Upper Harness Slots
M.
D. Cup Holder
(on select models)
G. Chest Clip
H. Harness Strap
K. Lower Harness
Guides/Slots
E. Harness Release
Lever (under flap)
I. Buckle Tongue
L. Buckle Strap
J. Buckle
M. Buckle Strap Slots
F. Harness
Tightening Strap
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V. Forward-Facing
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U. LATCH Storage
W. Rear-Facing Belt
Path
P. LATCH Adjuster
X. Level-to-Ground
Lines
(on side of shell)
Q. Splitter Plate
R. Recline Stand
S. Instructions
(in recline stand)
R. T.
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B-3 Child Restraint Use
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
the serious injury or death of your child. To help
you recognize instructions which are most
critical to your child’s safety, we use this
symbol:
Do not use this child restraint unless the
child is 5-65 lbs (2.3-29 kg) and 19-49 in.
(48-125 cm).
Never take your child out of the child
restraint while the vehicle is moving.
Never leave child unattended.
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
Check the vehicle owner’s manual for more
information about airbag/child restraint use.
For vehicles without a back seat, refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual.
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 any child restraint accessory
except those approved by Dorel Juvenile
Group.
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
Never allow any child to play with this
child restraint; it is not a toy.
Check the vehicle belt or LATCH belt before
each use. Use only if the belt is tightened
properly and securely.
Do not remove or cover up any of the
warning labels or other labels on the child
restraint.
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
could injure occupants.
Read all instructions for additional
warnings.
Do not use a child restraint that has been in a
crash. You must get a new child restraint.
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On the back of this child restraint there
is an expiration date. Do not use this child
restraint after the expiration date.
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B. Safety Information
Never place a child rear facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
C-1 Choosing Position for Your Child
C-2 Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
Your child’s height, weight, and age determine how your
child restraint should be placed in the vehicle.
You MUST make these adjustments with your child
before you install the child restraint in the vehicle.
1. Loosen Harness
Push down on the
harness release lever
(under flap on the
front of child restraint)
while pulling out on the
harness.
5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg)
and 19-40 in. (48-101.6
cm)
Rear Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint
are placed in the back
seat, facing the back of the
vehicle.
Forward Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint
are placed in the back
seat, facing the front of
the vehicle.
Press on chest clip
release button and pull
apart.
3. Unbuckle Harness
Press red button. Pull
buckle tongues out. Place
harness straps out of
the way.
4. Place Child in Child
Restraint
Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
restraint.
This will allow the harness
to be properly tightened.
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C. Basic Use
22-65 lbs (10.1-29 kg)
and 29-49 in.
(73.6-125 cm) and
at least 1 year old
2. Release Chest Clip
5. Check Buckle
Position
c. Insert the buckle’s metal
retainer through the
desired slot.
Determine which of the
three slots is closest to the
child and will provide a snug
fit.
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2
3
Make sure that the
buckle is facing out.
You MUST use the 1st or 2nd buckle strap slots
when rear facing. Any slot can be used for forward
facing.
6. To Change Buckle
d. From the bottom of
the child restraint, pull
buckle’s metal retainer
completely through
pad and shell.
Position
a. Rotate metal retainer, then
insert retainer up through
the shell and pad.
C. Basic Use
Lay the child restraint on its
back and locate buckle’s
metal retainer on bottom of
shell.
e. Pull up on buckle to
make sure it is secured.
The buckle must not
pull out.
b. From the top, pull buckle
free from shell and pad.
Failure to place buckle’s metal retainer
completely through pad and shell can result
in serious injury or death.
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7. Check Headrest/
Harness Height
8. To Adjust Headrest/
Harness Height
With child in the child
restraint, check the location
of the upper harness slots.
Loosen harness straps.
Rotate headrest/harness
height adjustment levers
inward.
Follow the guidelines below
to determine the correct
headrest/harness height.
Move headrest to the
proper height and lock
into place.
Rear-Facing Position
If the upper harness slots are
above the child’s shoulders
with the headrest in the lowest
position, do not use this
child restraint.
Forward-Facing Position
Upper harness slots must be
even with or just above
the shoulders.
If the upper harness slots are
below the child’s shoulders
with the headrest in the
highest position, do not use
this child restraint.
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Make sure metal
bar is locked into
position. Failure to
do this can result
in serious injury or
death.
Do not use this child restraint
rear facing if the top of your
child’s head is above the top of
the child restraint’s headrest.
Do not use this child restraint
forward facing if the midpoint of
your child’s head is above the top
of the child restraint’s headrest.
Make sure the harness height is correct
for your child’s size.
Failure to follow these steps can result in
serious injury or death.
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C. Basic Use
Upper harness slots must be
even with or just below the
shoulders.
C-3 Securing Child in Child Restraint
4. Tighten Harness
Pull on harness
tightening strap to tighten
harness snugly.
1. Position Harness
Straps Over the
Child’s Shoulders
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.
5. Check Harness
Tightness
Try to pinch the harness
at the shoulders. If you
can pinch the harness
strap, tighten more. If
your fingers slip off, the
harness is tight enough.
Push each buckle tongue
into buckle until you hear a
“click.”
Pull up on harness straps
to make sure buckle is
locked.
6. Position Chest Clip
The chest clip must be
placed at mid-chest (even
with armpits) and away
from the child’s neck.
3. Close Chest Clip
Insert right half of chest
clip into left half and
snap together.
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly and snugly can result in
serious injury or death.
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C. Basic Use
2. Buckle Harness
C-4 Removing Child From Child Restraint
1. Loosen Harness
Push down on the harness
release lever (under flap on
the front of child restraint)
while pulling out on the
harness.
C-5 Reclining Child Restraint
Rear Facing - 1 Must
be fully reclined. Recline
restraint so that the levelto-ground line on the side
of shell that matches your
child’s weight is level with
ground.
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1
Forward Facing - 2 Must
be upright.
2. Release Chest Clip
Press on chest clip release
button and pull apart.
To Recline
Pull recline stand down
and rotate under child
restraint.
C-6 Removing Harness System
3. Unbuckle Harness
1. Remove Harness Strap
from Splitter Plate
Press red button on buckle
to release the buckle
tongues.
Fully loosen harness. Locate
splitter plate on the back
of the child restraint and
unfasten the harness strap.
Move harness away from
child and remove child.
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C. Basic Use
Upright
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock
in position.
2. Remove Harness
1
Strap
(1) Pull harness strap ends
through the upper harness
slots from the front.
2
4
(2) Unthread harness strap
ends from the chest clip.
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(3) Unthread harness from
the buckle tongues.
C-7 Removing Pad for Cleaning
DO NOT remove the headrest pad. Spot clean
with warm sudsy water.
You must remove the harness system to remove the pad
from the shell.
1. Remove the Elastic
Straps
Release the elastic
straps on the back of
the child restraint.
(4) Pull harness strap out of
shell.
3. Remove Buckle
a. Rotate metal retainer, then
insert retainer up through
the shell and pad.
2. Remove Harness
Guides
Remove both lower
harness guides (A) in
bottom of child restraint
under recline stand.
From underneath child
restraint, push harness
Lower Harness Guides
guide lip toward outside
of shell with one hand
while pulling top of harness guide from above with the
other.
b. From the top, pull buckle
free from shell and pad.
A
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C. Basic Use
Lay the child restraint on its
back and locate buckle’s
metal retainer on bottom of
shell.
3. Remove Pad
C-8 Installing Harness System
Adjust backrest to lowest
position. Pull pad off the
top of child restraint and
around headrest.
1. Install Buckle
Insert the buckle’s metal
retainer through the desired
slot.
Make sure that the buckle
is facing out.
b. From the bottom of
the child restraint, pull
buckle’s metal retainer
completely through pad
and shell.
Cleaning Pad
Machine wash separately with cold water on a gentle cycle.
Do not use bleach. Tumble dry separately for 10-12 minutes
on low heat. Remove immediately.
c. Pull up on buckle to make
Spot clean the harness straps.
2. Thread Harness Strap
(1) With sewn end of
the harness strap loop
facing the buckle,
thread the harness strap
down through lower
harness guide on left side
of shell.
(2) Pull across bottom
of shell and up through
lower harness guide on
right side of shell.
Harness tightening
strap MUST lay
between shell and
harness strap as
shown.
Do not use child restraint without the pad.
Replace child restraint pad by reversing order.
Starting from bottom of child restraint, slip pad on shell.
Pull harness tightening strap through pad.
Make sure pad is under headrest.
Replace lower harness guides.
Attach all of the elastic straps.
Rethread harness (see section C-8).
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C. Basic Use
sure it is secured.
The buckle must not
pull out.
a. Take both ends of the
3. Attach Harness Strap
harness strap and make
them even in length.
The sewn ends of the
harness strap loops MUST
face each other as shown.
to Splitter Plate
From the bottom of the
child restraint, fit the
harness strap loops onto
the splitter plate.
The sewn ends of the
harness strap loops MUST face towards you. DO NOT
twist harness straps or harness tightening strap and
make sure the harness strap loops are COMPLETELY
ON the splitter plate.
b. (3) Thread left harness
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4
(4) Thread the chest clip
from front to back as
shown.
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(5) Push harness strap
ends through upper
harness slots.
DO NOT twist harness
straps.
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c. Thread Harness Strap
OVER Metal Bar
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Failure to place the harness
tightening strap between
shell and the harness
straps as shown can result
in serious injury or death.
Harness MUST be threaded
over the metal bar.
Harness system must be reattached
correctly.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death.
C-9 Accessories
Install Cup Holder
(on select models)
Pull pad off corner. Hook
bottom of cup holder to edge
of shell.
Rotate cup holder up until it
snaps into the hole on the
shell.
Replace pad.
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C. Basic Use
strap end through the back
of the left buckle tongue.
Repeat for right harness
strap end.
D-1 Understanding Your Vehicle
D-2 Vehicle Seating Position
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 and locations.
Some seating positions in your vehicle may not be safe for
this child restraint. Some vehicles do not have a seating
position that can be used safely with this child restraint. If
you are not sure where to place the child restraint in your
vehicle, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or contact
Dorel Juvenile Group Consumer Relations Dept.
Never place a child rear-facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag. This can result in serious injury
or death.
Seat Bight
Airbags
Anchor Brackets
Consult your vehicle
For Top Anchorage
owner’s manual for
Strap (Tether)
all airbag locations.
(Forward Facing Only)
Vehicle Seat Belts
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for
vehicle belt use.
LATCH Anchors
Located in the seat
bight.
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 child restraint and buckles before
placing child in child restraint.
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from damage, use
a single layered towel underneath and behind child restraint.
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Safety Tip:
Children are safer
when properly
restrained in rear
seating positions than
in the front seating positions.
According to National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration information, children
in rear seating positions are statistically
safer, whether you have airbags, advanced
airbags, or no airbags at all.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
Safety Tip:
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.
D-3 Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
The LATCH System
LATCH Anchor Bars
LATCH (Lower Anchors
and Tethers for CHildren)
is a universal system for
installing child restraints
without using vehicle seat
belts.
The LATCH system can
ONLY be used in vehicles
that have the LATCH anchor bars installed and designated
LATCH seating positions. Most vehicles manufactured after
September 2002 are equipped with LATCH.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see which seating
positions may be equipped with the LATCH system.
Vehicle Belts
See next page and check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for
specific instructions.
Do not use both the LATCH belt and vehicle belt
at the same time.
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Review your vehicle owner’s manual for vehicle seat belt
use with child restraints. This is your best source for
information concerning your vehicle.
Not all vehicle belts will work with this child restraint.
This child restraint must be tightly locked in place at all
times, during travel. You must determine if your vehicles
belts are compatible with this child restraint.
Vehicle Belts
• Automatic/Passive vehicle seat belts
You MUST have a vehicle lap belt to install any child
restraint. An automatic (passive) shoulder vehicle belt
may or may not have a separate vehicle lap belt. Consult
your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Vehicle belts in center of the
door or side panel
You must move the child restraint
to another seating location. Consult
your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Vehicle belts that are in front
of the seat bight
You may need to move the child
restraint to another seating location.
Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual.
• Do Not Use with inflatable seat belts You may
need to move the child restraint to another seating
location or use LATCH belts only.
• ELR (Emergency Locking
Retractor) vehicle belts
These lap and shoulder vehicle
belts only lock in a sudden stop or
crash, and do not properly secure
a child restraint alone. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual.
To learn if you have this type of vehicle belt, gently pull
the vehicle belt all the way out of the retractor (spool),
let it return several inches, then pull on it again. If it
moves freely, it is an ELR vehicle belt. If it is locked and
will not allow any more vehicle belt to come out, it is a
switchable retractor.
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D. General Vehicle Installation
If LATCH is not an option,
you must use the vehicle
seat belt system to install
the child restraint. There
are some vehicle belts that
will not work with a child
restraint or will require special attention.
D-4 Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
E-1 Preparing to Install Rear Facing
5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg) and 19-40 in. (48-101.6 cm)
Rear-Facing using 5-point harness
• Switchable retractor
These vehicle belts switch from ELR to ALR (Automatic Locking
Retractor). You must have the vehicle belts in the locking mode
to use them. Follow the instructions in the installation sections.
• ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor)
These vehicle belts lock after pulling the webbing out and letting
the vehicle belt go back into the retractor an inch or two. Follow
the instructions in the installation sections.
Vehicle Latch Plates
• Check the Latch Plates
LATCH Belt
Grasp the tongue portion of the
latch plate (the part that goes
Locking
inside the buckle) and pull straight
Latch
out, inline with the vehicle lap
Plate
belt. If the latch plate does not
slide up and down the vehicle
Sliding
belt, you have a locking latch
Latch
plate. You should not need to use
Plate
a locking clip. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual.
If the latch plate slides up and down on the vehicle belt, and you
have an ELR retractor, you MUST use a locking clip to install
the child restraint. You may not need to use the locking clip
with a switchable or ALR retractor. Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual.
D-5 Aircraft Information
This restraint is certified for aircraft use.
Use only on forward-facing aircraft seats.
Follow instructions for vehicle installation.
Contact the airline for their specific
policies.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt
Lap Belt
Never place a child rear facing in
a seating position with an active
frontal airbag. This can result in
serious injury or death.
This child restraint must always face the
rear of the vehicle and be in the fully reclined
position when the child is less than 1 year
old.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
ELR lap-only vehicle belts MUST NOT be used
with this child restraint.
1. Pull Pad Off Corners of
E-3 Installing Rear Facing with
LATCH
NOTE: Review your vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH belt
use.
Child Restraint
Pull the pad off the front
corners of shell.
2. Routing LATCH Belt
Insert the LATCH hook with
adjuster closest to it through
the rear-facing belt path.
Do not use the LATCH system along with
the vehicle lap or lap/shoulder belt.
Check LATCH belt before each use. Use
only if the belt can be tightened properly
and securely.
Store the top anchorage hook (tether) to
recline stand when used rear facing.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death.
E. Installing Rear Facing
E-2 Preparing to Install LATCH
Rear Facing
1. Fold Recline Stand Under
Child Restraint
PUSH
3. Pull Hook Across to
Opposite Side
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LATCH belt MUST be under
pad and in front of buckle
strap.
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2. Store Top Anchorage
Hook (Tether)
Attach the top anchorage
hook (tether) to recline stand
as shown. Gently tighten
tether to remove the slack.
NOTE: You must use the 1st
or 2nd buckle strap slots
when rear facing.
3. Place Child Restraint
in the Back Seat Rear
Facing
4. Replace Pad Over
Corners
For children 5-22 lbs
(2.3-10 kg), the bottom
level-to-ground line MUST be
level to the ground.
Make sure the LATCH belt is
not twisted.
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4. Hook LATCH to Vehicle
LATCH Anchor
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.
It may be easier to tighten
the belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
6. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with one
hand. Push and pull the
child restraint from side
to side, forward and back.
The child restraint should
not move more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm).
NOTE: If it moves more
than 1 in. (2.5 cm), try
reinstalling the child
restraint or try another
seating location.
Secure your child in
the child restraint.
Recheck the recline angle to make sure it is
reclined according to your child’s weight.
Repeat steps if not reclined correctly.
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To Remove LATCH Belt
From Vehicle Anchor
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.
5. Tighten LATCH Belt
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull up
on the free end of LATCH
belt to tighten.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit
up unassisted, rotate the
child restraint between the
2 level-to-ground lines. Start
by making the bottom level-to
ground-line level, then rotate
seat up.
DO NOT rotate past the top
most upright level-to-ground
A
line.
Adjust child restraint if
needed.
You may need to place a
large rolled towel(s) (A)
or foam pool noodle(s)
under the front of the child
restraint to allow the level-to-ground line on the side of the
shell that matches your child’s weight to be level with the
ground.
Check often to be sure padding is still in place and the belt
is tight.
NOTE: Review section D-4 and your vehicle owner’s manual
to determine what kind of vehicle belts you have.
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle lap or lap/shoulder belt. Store LATCH belts
when using the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only if
the belt is tightened properly and securely.
Store the top anchorage hook (tether) to recline
stand when used rear facing.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
1. Store LATCH
2. Fold Recline Stand Under
Child Restraint
3. Store Top Anchorage
Hook (Tether)
Attach the top anchorage
hook (tether) to recline
stand as shown. Gently
tighten tether to remove the
slack.
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4. Fully Recline and Place
Child Restraint in the
Back Seat Rear Facing
For children 5-22 lbs
(2.3-10 kg), the bottom
level-to-ground line MUST
be level to the ground.
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit
up unassisted, rotate the
child restraint between the
2 level-to-ground lines.
Start by making the bottom
level-to ground-line level,
then rotate seat up.
DO NOT rotate past the top
most upright level-to-ground
line. Adjust child restraint if needed.
You may need to place a
large rolled towel(s) (A)
or foam pool noodle(s)
under the front of the child
A
restraint to allow the levelto-ground line on the side
of the shell that matches
your child’s weight to be
level with the ground.
Check often to be sure padding is still in place and the belt
is tight.
5. Thread Vehicle Belt
With an ALR vehicle belt,
pull the vehicle belt all the
way out before threading
the child restraint.
Thread the vehicle lap or lap/shoulder belt combination
through the rear-facing belt path.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
E-4 Installing Rear Facing with
Vehicle Belts
a. Reach under pad and pull the
vehicle belt across the shell.
Vehicle belt MUST be under
1
2
pad and in front of buckle
strap.
Buckle vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle belt over child’s legs. NOTE: You must
use the 1st or 2nd buckle strap slots when rear facing.
F-1 Preparing to Install Forward Facing
22-65 lbs (10.1-29 kg) and 29-49 in. (73.6 -125 cm)
and at least 1 year old. Forward Facing using
5-point harness
6. Tighten Vehicle Belt
It may be easier to tighten the
vehicle belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
With a switchable retractor,
pull the vehicle shoulder belt
all the way out to switch the
retractor into the ALR mode before tightening. Feed the slack
back into the retractor while tightening.
LATCH Belt
with tether
up to 40 lbs.
(18 kg)
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with
tether
up to 65 lbs.
(29 kg)
Lap Belt with
tether
up to 65 lbs.
(29 kg)
7. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with one
hand. Push and pull the child
restraint from side
to side, forward and back.
The child restraint should not move more than 1 in. (2.5 cm).
NOTE: If it moves more than an 1 in. (2.5 cm), try reinstalling the
child restraint or try another seating location.
Secure your child in the child restraint.
Recheck the recline angle
to make sure it is reclined
according to your child’s
weight. Repeat steps if not
reclined correctly.
Never place a child less than 1 year old or
weighing less than 22 lbs. (10.1 kg) forward facing.
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Safety Tip:
Experts agree that children should remain
rear-facing as long as possible. In this child
restraint, your child can remain rear facing up to
40 lbs (18 kg) and up to 40 inches (101.6 cm).
F. Installing Forward Facing
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and pull on
the vehicle shoulder belt to
tighten.
F-2 Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap
(Tether)
The tether is used for the forward-facing position only.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you use the tether
in the forward-facing position. If your vehicle does not
have an anchor bracket, please see your dealer or a
qualified mechanic and have one installed. The tether
can greatly improve the performance of this child
restraint.
Storage of Top Anchorage Strap (Tether):
Do not use the lower anchorage system
(LATCH system) to attach this child
restraint when restraining a child weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg) with the internal
harnesess of the child restraint.
NOTE: Pull the LATCH belt out of the rear-facing belt path if
you have used this child restraint rear facing.
Gently tighten to remove
slack.
1. Routing LATCH Belt
Insert the hook without
the adjuster closest to
it, through the forwardfacing belt path.
To Adjust Top Anchorage Strap (tether):
To tighten: After the child
restraint is locked into
place with LATCH or vehicle
belt, push down on child
restraint and gently pull on
free end of tether.
Pull free
end to
tighten
2. Thread LATCH
Across
Pull the LATCH hook
across the back and
out the other side as
shown.
To loosen: Lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock adjuster toward tether
hook.
Lift up to
loosen
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Make sure the belt is
not twisted.
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F. Installing Forward Facing
When the tether is not in use, attach the tether hook to the
recline stand as shown.
F-3 Preparing to Install
LATCH Forward Facing
F-4 Installing Forward Facing
with LATCH
3. Hook LATCH to
Vehicle Anchor
Fasten one LATCH belt
hook to the anchor in
the vehicle seat bight.
Repeat for other side of
child restraint.
NOTE: Review your vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH belt use.
4. Tighten LATCH Belt
Place knee in child
restraint.
Push down firmly while
pulling the free end
of the LATCH belt to
tighten.
1. Child Restraint Must Be
Upright
Rotate recline stand out
and push upward to lock in
position.
It may be easier to
tighten the LATCH belt
through the belt path
opening as shown.
2. Place Child Restraint
Flush Against Vehicle
Seat Back Forward
Facing
Installation Tip:
Loosely attach the top
anchorage hook (tether)
before connecting the
LATCH belt. Consult
vehicle owner’s manual
for specific location.
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5. Tighten Top Anchorage
Strap (Tether)
With knee still in child
restraint, push firmly on the
back of the child restraint
and tighten top anchorage
strap (tether).
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F. Installing Forward Facing
Do not use the LATCH system along with the
vehicle belt.
Check LATCH belt before each use. Use only
if the belt can be tightened properly and
securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
5. Check Belt Tightness
NOTE: Review section D-4 and your vehicle owner’s manual
to determine what kind of vehicle belts you have.
Do not use the LATCH system along with
the vehicle belt. Store LATCH belts when
using the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use
only if the belt is tightened properly and
securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death.
1. Child Restraint Must
Be Upright
Rotate recline stand
out and push upward
to lock in position.
To Remove LATCH Belt
From Vehicle Anchor
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.
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2. Store LATCH
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continued on next page.
F. Installing Forward Facing
Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with one
hand. Push and pull the
child restraint from side to
side, forward and back. The
child restraint should not
move more than 1 in. (2.5
cm).
NOTE: If it moves more
than 1 in. (2.5 cm) try
reinstalling the child
restraint or try another
seating location.
Secure your child in the
child restraint.
F-5 Installing Forward Facing
With Vehicle Belts
3. Place Child Restraint
6. Tighten Top
Anchorage Strap
(Tether)
Flush Against Vehicle
Seat Back Forward
Facing
With knee still in child
restraint, push firmly on
the back of the seat and
tighten top anchorage
strap (tether).
Installation Tip:
4. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap or lap/
shoulder belt combination
through the forward-facing
belt path and out the other
side. Buckle vehicle belt.
5. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Place knee in child restraint.
Firmly push down while pulling
the free end of belt to tighten.
It may be easier to tighten the
vehicle belt through the belt
path opening as shown.
With a switchable retractor, pull
the vehicle shoulder belt all the
way out to switch the retractor
into the ALR mode before
tightening. Feed the slack
back into the retractor while
tightening.
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7. Check Belt
Tightness
Grasp the child
restraint at the belt
path with one hand.
Push and pull the
child restraint from
side to side, forward
and back. The child
restraint should not
move more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm).
NOTE: If it moves more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) try reinstalling
the child restraint or try another seating location.
Secure your child in the child restraint.
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F. Installing Forward Facing
Loosely attach the top
anchorage hook (tether)
before threading the
vehicle belt. Consult
vehicle owner’s manual
for specific location.
Using the Locking Clip
You will rarely need to use a locking clip except in
some older vehicles. Built in child restraint locking
systems have been required in vehicles since 1996,
and many vehicles had these features even earlier.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to learn how to
use the systems in your vehicle. If you need a locking clip, return to the store where you purchased
this child restraint to purchase a locking clip or call
us at 1-800-544-1108 to order one.
Locking clips from any child restraint manufacturer
are okay to use.
Remove the locking clip when the vehicle seat belt is
not being used with the child restraint. A locking clip
will not fix all types of seat belt problems.
Refer to section D-4 to determine if your vehicle belts
require a locking clip.
The following directions describe installing the child
restraint rear-facing. Same steps apply for forward
facing, except install the restraint forward facing and
thread the vehicle belt in the forward-facing belt path.
Do not use both the LATCH belt and vehicle
belt at the same time.
1. Place Child Restraint in
Vehicle Rear Facing
With child restraint fully
reclined, place child restraint
in the back seat.
Check for proper recline.
NOTE: Store top anchorage
hook (tether) on the base.
See section E-1.
For children between
5-22 lbs (2.3-10 kg), the
bottom level to ground line
MUST be level to the ground.
For children 22-40 lbs
(10.1-18 kg) and can sit
up unassisted, rotate the
child restraint between the 2
level to ground lines. Start by
making the bottom level to ground line level, then rotate seat up.
DO NOT rotate past the top most upright level to ground line.
Adjust child restraint if needed.
You may need to place a
large rolled towel(s) (A)
A
or foam pool noodle(s)
under the front of the child
restraint to allow the level
line on the side of the shell
that matches your child’s
weight to be level with the
ground. Check often to be
sure padding is still in place and the belt is tight.
2. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap/
shoulder belt combination
through the rear-facing belt
path.
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PUSH
3. Pull Vehicle Belt Across
7. Position Locking Clip
Child Restraint
1
Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s latch plate.
Thread vehicle seat belt
under pad in front of
buckle strap to the opposite
side. Buckle vehicle belt.
Do not place vehicle belt
over child’s legs.
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8. Rebuckle Vehicle Belt
NOTE: The buckle MUST be in the 1st or 2nd buckle strap
slots when rear facing. Any slot can be used for
forward facing.
4. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Push down firmly on the
child restraint and while
pulling on the vehicle
shoulder belt to tighten.
9. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with
one hand. Push and pull
the child restraint from
side to side, forward and
back. The child restraint
should not move more
than 1 in. (2.5 cm).
5. Determine Locking Clip
Location
6. Attach Locking Clip
Thread both portions of the
vehicle belt onto the locking
clip, as close to the latch
plate as possible.
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Secure your child in the
child restraint.
Recheck the recline angle to make sure it is reclined according
to your child’s weight. Repeat steps if not reclined correctly.
Remove the locking clip when the seat belt is not being
used with a child restraint.
Most Upright Level to Ground Line
Rear-Facing
For Children 22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
AND can sit up unassisted
Recline range is between
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Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
latch plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the latch plate
ends up just at the belt path
opening, grasp the vehicle belts on the opposite side of the
child restraint, as close to the latch plate as possible.
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Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts Order Form
1. Locate a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station for
hands on training on how to use your child restraint:
Visit your local Child Passenger Inspection Station or go to
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm to find
your closest station.
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.
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 lever
and retractor 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.
Return the form with payment to:
3. If your harness twists: Straighten the harness each
time you put your child in the seat to help prevent twisting.
Lock the buckle and tighten harness and it will be ready for
next use.
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
cash, 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 (8 to 9 characters): ___________________
Manufacture Date (mm/dd/yyyy): ____________________
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Warranty
Replacement Parts List
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.
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted. Prices are subject to change.
Part
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Buckle Strap/Buckle .... $4.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Harness Strap ............. $2.00 X _____ = $ ______________
Seat Pad.................... $32.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Chest Clip.................... $1.50 X _____ = $ ______________
Locking Clip ................ $2.50 X _____ = $ ______________
Tether Kit .................... $9.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Latch Kit .................... $17.99 X _____ = $ ______________
Instructions ................. $0.00 X _____ = $ ______________
Merchandise Total
$ ________________
$
$100.01 to $150.00 ............ $10.95
$150.01 to $200.00 ............ $11.95
$200.01 and up ................. $13.95
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
Outside Continental USA $10.00
Sales Tax
$ _______________
(Indiana, California, and Massachusetts residents add applicable sales tax.
Grand Total
$ ________________
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for each
instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
CUT ON DOTTED LINE
Shipping and handling:
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 8:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 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:
Signature_____________________________________
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.
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