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OWNER’S MANUAL
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Triumph
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Child Restraint System
Child Requirements
Weight: 5 – 65 lbs (2.3 – 29.4 kg)
Height: 19 – 50 inches (48 – 127 cm)
WARNING
To reduce the risk
of SERIOUS INJURY or
DEATH, read this owner’s
manual prior to installing
and using this child
restraint.
© Evenflo Company, Inc. 2010
25700447
3/10
More children are killed every year as passengers
in car crashes than by any other type of injury.
To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, read
this owner’s manual and your vehicle owner’s manual
before installing and using this child restraint. Using a
child restraint makes a big difference. By properly using
this child restraint and following these instructions (and
the instructions that accompany your vehicle), you will
greatly reduce the risk of serious injury or death to your
child from a crash. Do not be misled by the commonly
used term “safety seat;” no restraint system can prevent all injuries in all crashes. Many properly restrained
adults and children are injured in motor vehicle crashes,
including relatively minor crashes. A properly used child
restraint is the best way to minimize injuries to your child
and to increase the chances for your child’s survival in
most crashes.
Table of Contents
Important Notice.......................................................1
Warnings...................................................................2
Safe Practices.............................................................6
Recall Information......................................................6
Airplane Usage...........................................................7
Storing Your Instructions............................................7
Visual Glossary...........................................................8
Using the Triumph Rear-facing...................... 10
Using the Triumph Forward-facing................ 12
Rear-facing Installation Using the Seat Belt...............14
Rear-facing Installation Using LATCH.......................18
Forward-facing Installation Using the Seat Belt.........22
Forward-facing Installation Using LATCH.................27
Securing Your Child in the Child Restraint................32
Adjusting the Crotch Strap......................................35
Removing Child from the Restraint..........................36
Removing the LATCH System...................................37
Removing the Tether Strap......................................38
Removing the Seat Pad............................................39
Installing the Accessories..........................................40
Care and Cleaning...................................................42
Replacement Parts...................................................44
Limited Warranty.....................................................44
• IMPORTANT NOTICE •
This child restraint meets all the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213.
No restraint can guarantee absolute protection from
injury in every crash. This child restraint is designed
for use ONLY by children who weigh between 5 and
65 lbs (2.3 and 29.4 kg) and whose height is between
19 and 50 inches (48 and 127 cm).
To Use with a Smaller Child
In order for your child to use this child restraint
safely in the rear-facing position, they MUST
meet all of the following requirements:
• 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 – 18 kg)
AND
• At least 19” (48 cm)
AND
• Top of head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below
the top of the child restraint seat back.
DO NOT use this or any child restraint with a
premature infant until after consulting your doctor.
Premature infants may have difficulty breathing
when in a sitting position.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that
children ride in the rear-facing position to the highest
weight or height allowed by the child restraint.
Note: Once your child exceeds 40 lbs (18 kg) OR
the top of their head is within 1 inch (25 mm) of
the top of the child restraint seat back, they MUST
use this child restraint in the forward-facing
position.
To Use with a Larger Child
In order for your child to use this child restraint
safely in the forward-facing position, they MUST
meet all of the following requirements:
• 20 – 65 lbs (9 – 29.4 kg)
AND
• Less than 50” (127 cm)
AND
• At least one year of age
Note: Once your child exceeds 65 lbs (29.4 kg)
OR is taller than 50” (127 cm) they can no longer
safely use this child restraint and you should
consider using a booster seat.
1
WARNING
Air Bag Warning
•DO NOT use this restraint in the front seat of a vehicle
equipped with an air bag. Air bags may cause
serious injury or death to children 12 and under.
If your vehicle has an air bag, refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for child restraint installation.
•If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side air
bags, refer to the following information for proper usage:
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air
bag.
• DO NOT place any objects between the restraint and
the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may cause the
items to strike your child.
2
WARNING
Location Warnings
•According to statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position than in the front
seating position. Generally, the center rear position is
safest and should be used if available. Children 12 and
under should ride in the back seat of the vehicle.
•ONLY use this child restraint on forward-facing vehicle
seats. DO NOT use this restraint with vehicle seats that
face the rear or side.
•ONLY use this child restraint on vehicle seats with backs
that lock into place.
•Some child restraints do not fit all vehicles or all seating
locations. There are many thousands of combinations of
vehicle makes, models, child restraint configurations, seat
belt designs and seat cushion shapes. The easiest way to
determine whether your child restraint is suitable for a
particular seating position is to check for a tight installation. If the child restraint can not be properly installed,
DO NOT use the child restraint. Consult vehicle owner’s
manual, try a different seating location or call Evenflo at
1-800-233-5921.
Premature Infants
•DO NOT use this or any child restraint with a premature infant until after consulting your doctor. Premature
infants may have difficulty breathing when in a sitting
position.
Rear-facing Warnings
•DO NOT use this child restraint rear facing in a vehicle
equipped with lap belts that only lock during a sudden
stop or crash (emergency locking retractors). You must
use a seating location with a locking seat belt. Check your
vehicle owner’s manual to see if you have lap belts with
emergency locking retractors.
•When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen
the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room as this will
prevent the child restraint from protecting your child.
•Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rearfacing child in certain types of collisions. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual before installing any rearfacing child restraint in front of a fold-down armrest.
•NEVER turn a child restraint forward-facing with an
infant weighing less than 20 lbs (9 kg) or less than one
year of age, crash forces may cause serious injury or death.
•The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces when
sitting in the rear facing mode should be placed in the
lowest position. The vehicle seat back that the child faces
must be fully padded and free of any hard objects.
3
WARNING
Forward-facing Warnings
•If your child weighs more than 65 lbs (29.4 kg) or their
shoulders are above the highest harness level, you MUST
discontinue using this child restraint as it may no longer
adequately protect your child.
Seat Belt Warnings
•DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle with doormounted seat belts.
•DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle with seat
belts that automatically move along the vehicle frame
when the door is opened. These seat belts will not hold a
child restraint properly.
•Use only with vehicle seat belts that can be pulled tight
and will stay locked.
•DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle belt
path. Serious injury or death may result from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try
again or move it to another location.
•If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened correctly,
the child restraint may not protect your child in a crash.
•DO NOT allow the seat belt release button to touch the
child restraint. Accidental contact may cause the seat belt
to release. If necessary, turn the seat belt release button
away from the child restraint or move the child restraint
to a different location.
• Failure to adjust the harness or seat belts snugly around
your child may result in your child striking the vehicle’s
interior during a sudden stop or crash.
Serious injury or death may occur.
• Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt when not used
with a child restraint, or the vehicle seat belt will not
properly restrain an adult or child. Serious injury could
occur.
LATCH Warnings
•ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
•ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
•NEVER attach two hooks to one vehicle lower anchor
point.
•DO NOT use the vehicle seat belts to install a child
restraint when using the LATCH system.
•This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as described in these instructions. Serious injury or death may
result from misuse.
4
WARNING
•ALWAYS be sure that the LATCH hook is fully engaged
onto the LATCH anchor point by pulling hard on the
LATCH harness. If it is not totally engaged, the LATCH
system will not secure your child restraint.
Serious injury or death may result.
•DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle belt
path. Serious injury or death may result from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure the child restraint, try
again or move it to another location.
•To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store the
unused LATCH harness, with all slack removed, in storage
area on the back of the seat. Roll or fold the excess LATCH
strap and secure with a rubber band to prevent serious
injury to vehicle occupants.
•In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of the child
restraint and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy, follow your
vehicle owner’s manual.
Top Tether Warnings
•Top tether strap is for forward-facing use ONLY.
•Failure to secure the top tether strap (provided) as specified in
these instructions could result in serious injury.
•The top tether strap MUST be used if your vehicle has
a plain lap belt that only locks during a sudden stop or
crash (emergency locking retractors) AND/OR if your
vehicle has seat belts whose buckles extend from a slot
in the vehicle seat cushion in front of the crease where
the seat and back cushions meet. Otherwise the child
restraint cannot be installed tightly, increasing the risk of
injury to your child. Check your vehicle owner’s manual to
see if your vehicle has emergency locking retractors.
•To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll or
fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/rubber
band. Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when
not in use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting
someone during a crash.
Additional Warnings
•DO NOT use child restraint if it is damaged, broken, or
missing parts.
•DO NOT use this restraint if it has been involved in a
crash. It must be replaced.
•NEVER leave child unattended.
•DO NOT remove back cover.
•This child restraint must be securely belted to the vehicle
at all times. An unsecured child restraint may injure
someone if a crash occurs.
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WARNING
•DO NOT attach additional padding, toys, or other
devices not made by Evenflo to the child restraint. Items
not tested with the child restraint could injure the child.
•Failure to follow installation instructions could result in
serious injury or death. These instructions and the
instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual must be
followed carefully. If there is a conflict between the two,
the vehicle owner’s manual regarding child restraint
installation must be followed.
•In hot or sunny weather, ALWAYS check the seat, the
buckle and LATCH hooks, and adjuster for hot areas
before placing a child into the child restraint. Your child
could be burned. Cover the child restraint with a light
colored blanket when you leave the vehicle.
•In cold weather, DO NOT dress the child in bulky clothing like snowsuits if the child is riding in a child restraint.
Bulky coats/snowsuits make it difficult to properly tighten
the harness to the child which may allow the child to be
ejected from the restraint during a crash. If necessary,
place a blanket over the harnessed child without
interfering with the child restraint harness system.
Safe Practices
•Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does not
go. Make no exceptions for adults or children. If someone
unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm and consistent
from the start will mean fewer discipline problems as
children get older. An unrestrained person can be thrown
into and injure other passengers.
•Many safety advocates and healthcare professionals
recommend that children ride rear facing for as long as
possible. See limitations recommended on page 1.
• NEVER try to tend to a crying baby’s needs while driving.
NEVER take a baby out of a child restraint for comforting
while the vehicle is moving.
•DO NOT allow a child in a vehicle to have objects such as
lollipops or ice cream on a stick. The object can injure the
child if the vehicle swerves or hits a bump.
•DO NOT feed an infant who is riding in a child restraint.
•Put sharp or heavy items in the trunk. Anything loose can
be deadly in a crash.
•For child restraints equipped with leather seat pads, cover
your seat with a blanket in warm weather. Leather can
become very hot in direct sunlight.
6
Recall Information
• Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a
recall. Send your name, address, the restraint’s model
number, and manufacturing date to
Evenflo Company, Inc.
1801 Commerce Dr.
Piqua, OH 45356 or call 1-800-233-5921.
You may also register on-line at:
https://plweb.evenflo.com/productreg.aspx
• 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
Airplane Usage
Tip
ip!!
This restraint meets FAA Inversion requirements for airplane use.
Check with
Airplane installation is the same as
your airline before
vehicle installation. Turn the top of departure to make sure
the airplane seat belt buckle away
this restraint meets
from the restraint for easy release
their requirements.
and removal.
Storing Your Instructions
After thoroughly reading and
following these instructions,
store the instructions on the
back of the seat.
For future reference, record the model number of your child
restraint AND the date of manufacture below.
Model Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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Visual Glossary
Your vehicle components may be significantly different than
pictured. Consult your owner’s manual to help you identify
your vehicle components.
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle’s owners manual.
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Rear
Headrests
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
Center Lap
Belt
Back Seat
Retractor
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
LATCH
Anchors
Seat Crease
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to
the warnings on page 2.
Front View
Harness Tabs
Seat Pad
Chest Clip
Harness Straps
Crotch Strap
TensionRight™
Tightening
Knob
ReclineRight™
Lever
Tension
Release Lever
8
Visual Glossary
Front Seat Lap
and Shoulder Belts
Front
Headrests
10
4
30
20
12
0
A
IR
B
A
G
Important
Front Seat Retractor
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
Back View
Tether Strap
and Hook
Locking Clip
LATCH hook
and strap
LATCH hook
and strap
Base
9
Using the Triumph™
Rear-facing
Child Requirements for Rear-facing:
• Weight: 5 to 40 lbs (2.3 to 18 kg)
• Maximum Height: Top of head must be 1 inch
(25 mm) below top of the child restraint seat back.
1 inch (25 mm)
or more
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds 40 lbs (18 kg)
OR the top of their head is within 1 inch (25 mm) of the
top of the child restraint seat back, they MUST use this
child restraint in the forward-facing position.
10
WARNING
When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen
the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room as this will
prevent the child restraint from protecting your child.
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• Child restraint is in Position #1 (page 14).
• Install with vehicle seat belt (page 14) or LATCH
system (page 18).
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 16).
• Towel rolled up and placed beneath the base, if
necessary (page 14).
2.Set the child in the child restraint.
Top of head is at least 1 inch (25 mm) below the
top of the child restraint seat back.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
• Red harness tabs MUST be at shoulder level
(page 32).
• Crotch strap should be snug against the child
(page 35).
4.Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 33.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip MUST be at armpit level (page 33).
6.Check your work.
• Child restraint is in Position #1 (page 14).
• The child restraint does not move more than
1 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side (pages 17
and 21).
• The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
• Red harness tabs are AT shoulder level (page 32).
• Buckle tongues are fully engaged.
• The level arrow is level with ground (page 14).
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Using the Triumph™
Forward-facing
Child Requirements for Forward-facing:
• Weight: 20 to 65 lbs (9 to 29.4 kg)
• Maximum Height: Not greater than 50 in. (127 cm)
AND the top of the child’s ears are at or below the
child restraint seat back.
• Age: At least one year of age.
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds 65 lbs (29.4 kg)
OR is taller than 50” (127 cm) they can no longer safely
use this child restraint and you should consider using
a booster seat.
12
WARNING
If your child weighs more than 65 lbs (29.4 kg) or
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST discontinue use or the child restraint
will not protect your child.
1.Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• Child restraint is in Position #2 or #3 (page 22).
• Child restraint base sits flat on vehicle seat.
• Install with vehicle seat belt (page 22) or LATCH
system (page 27).
• Install tether strap (pages 26 or 31).
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 24).
2.Set the child in the child restraint.
The top of the child’s ears MUST be below the top
of the child restraint seat back.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
• Red harness tabs MUST be at shoulder level
(page 32).
• Crotch strap should be snug against the child
(page 35).
4.Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 33.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip MUST be at armpit level (page 33).
6.Check your work.
• Child restraint is in Position #2 or #3 (page 22).
• Child restraint base sits flat on vehicle seat.
• The child restraint does not move more than
1 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side (pages 23
and 30).
• The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
• Red harness tabs are aT shoulder level (page 32).
• Buckle tongues are fully engaged.
• Tether strap is securely attached and tightened
(pages 26 or 31).
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Rear-facing Installation
Using the Seat Belt
WARNING
NEVER turn a child restraint
forward-facing with an infant
weighing less than 20 lbs (9 kg) or
less than one year of age. Crash forces
may cause serious injury or death.
Infants MUST always ride facing the rear of the vehicle;
the back of the child restraint supports and protects the
baby and absorbs crash forces.
1
You MUST place child restraint in Full
Recline (Position #1) for rear-facing use.
Position #1
A
This child restraint has three recline positions. The most
reclined position (Position #1) is ONLY for rear-facing.
Make sure that the seat is positioned so that the level
arrow is level with the ground.
Note: In some vehicles, it may be necessary to place
a tightly rolled towel or small blanket A beneath the
front edge of the child restraint to provide enough
recline for an infant’s head to lie back comfortably.
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Installation:
Rear-facing
➚
2
B
Adjust the recline to Position #1 by lifting the back
of the seat slightly while pulling the red Recline Right
lever B.
3
WARNING
If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and
fastened correctly, the child restraint may not
protect your child in a crash.
Lap and Shoulder
Belt Combination
Lap Belt Only
➚
➚
C
➚
➚
C
➚
Route the vehicle seat belt through the rear-facing
belt path C, continue through the opposite opening
of the child restraint. Fasten the vehicle seat belt as
shown depending on your type of seat belt.
Note: Remove bottom half of seat pad for easier
belt routing.
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4
The seat belt must be
as tight as possible.
Put your full weight into
the child restraint as you
tighten the seat belt D.
If you can move the child
restraint more than 1 inch
(25 mm) forward or sideto-side at the belt
path C, the seat belt is
not tight enough, and
you need to try again.
After your vehicle seat belts are fastened, hook the
seat pad back into place.
D
C
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again, move it to another location, or
install with the LATCH system.
5
E
You may need to use a locking clip with some
shoulder/lap belt combinations.
Use a locking clip E with lap/shoulder
seat belt combinations that have a buckle
tongue that slides freely along the belt
without locking into place.
If your car does not have this type of
lap/shoulder belt, proceed to step 6.
Using your full weight press down on
the child restraint (as shown in step 4)
as you tighten the seat belt. Then, hold
the lap and shoulder belts together just
behind the free sliding buckle tongue F.
Unfasten the seat belt.
F
Thread the locking clip onto the seat belt, and slide it
into place. Re-buckle the seat belt. Locking clip must
be placed within 1/2” (13 mm) of seat belt buckle.
Locking clip must be
placed within 1/2”
(13 mm) of seat belt
buckle.
1/2 in.
(13 mm)
16
Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt when not used
with a child restraint, or the vehicle seat belt will not properly
restrain an adult or child. Serious injury could occur.
6
Installation:
Rear-facing
WARNING
➚
➚
➚
C
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again, move it to another location, or
install with the LATCH system.
Check your work. Make certain the belts are tight.
If you can move the child restraint more than 1 inch
(25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the belt path C,
the belts are not tight enough. If you have not tightly
secured the child restraint, try again, move it to another
location, or install with the LATCH system (p. 18).
7
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone during a crash.
G
When the tether strap is not
in use you MUST attach the
hook G to the back of the
child restraint, and tightly
roll and secure the strap with
the strap/rubber band.
A loose tether strap and
hook may injure your child.
17
Rear-facing Installation
Using LATCH
LATCH is a system for attaching the child restraint to
your vehicle seat. It is to be used in place of your
vehicle’s seat belts, and can be used in vehicles with
LATCH anchors. Your vehicle owner’s manual may refer
to this system as ISOFIX.
WARNING
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• NEVER attach two hooks to one vehicle lower anchor point.
• DO NOT use the vehicle seat belts to install a child
restraint when using the LATCH system.
• This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse.
• ALWAYS be sure that the LATCH hook is fully engaged
onto the LATCH anchor point by pulling hard on the
LATCH harness. If it is not totally engaged, the LATCH
system will not secure your child restraint. Serious injury
or death may result.
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store the
unused LATCH harness, with all slack removed, in storage
area on the back of the seat. Roll or fold the excess LATCH
strap and secure with a rubber band to prevent serious
injury to vehicle occupants.
• In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of child
restraints and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy, follow your
vehicle owner’s manual.
Know Your LATCH
The LATCH harness that comes with your child
restraint will be one of the two types below.
SecureRight™
Quick Connector™
Adjuster
Adjuster
Clip
Hook
Harness
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Harness
SecureRight™
Quick Connector™
B
A
C
C
Remove both LATCH hooks A or clips B from the
storage clips on the base C.
2
D
D
Remove the seat pad from the seat shell (page 39).
Loosen harness straps D (page 36) and place them
out of the way, as shown.
➚
➚
3
E
Remove the LATCH harness E from the forwardfacing position (back openings).
4
E
F
➚
➚
Crossing your arms, insert the ends of the LATCH
harness E in the rear-facing belt path openings, as
shown (front openings). Note: Make sure the adjustment buckle F enters the opening on the correct side
of the child restraint, as shown.
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Installation:
Rear-facing
1
5
F
E
After the LATCH harness E has been correctly inserted,
it will appear as shown above. Note: Make sure the
adjustment buckle F is on the correct side of the child
restraint, as shown.
6
A
B
G
G
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to locate the
lower anchors on your vehicle seat.
Attach the left hook A, or clip B, to the left anchor G,
and the right hook to the right anchor. DOUBLE
CHECK that each LATCH hook or clip is fully engaged
by pulling hard on the LATCH harness.
Correct
Incorrect
Make sure that when you connect a Quick Connector™
clip to an anchor, the word “SafeGuard™” is always
facing out and in the upright position, as shown above.
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Installation:
Rear-facing
7
➚
H
Using your full weight, push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat while pulling up on the LATCH
harness to tighten.
The LATCH harness must be as tight as possible.
If you can move the child restraint more than 1 inch
(25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the belt path H,
the LATCH harness is not tight enough. You will need
to try again, find another location for your child
restraint, or install with the vehicle seat belt (p. 14).
To remove the LATCH harness, go to page 37.
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WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone during a crash.
I
When the tether strap is not
in use you MUST attach the
hook I to the back of the
child restraint, and tightly
roll and secure the strap with
the strap/rubber band.
A loose tether strap and
hook may injure your child.
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Forward-facing Installation
Using the Seat Belt
1
The Intermediate Recline Position (Position #2)
and Full Upright Position (Position #3) are ONLY
for forward-facing use AND the child must weigh
20 – 65 lbs (9 – 29.4 kg).
Intermediate Recline Position (Position #2)
Adjust the child
restraint to either the
Intermediate
Recline or the Full
Upright Position.
Full Upright Position (Position #3)
2
➚
When using Positions
#2 or #3, always make
sure the bottom of the
child restraint sits flat
on the vehicle seat.
A
Adjust the recline to Positions #2 or #3 by lifting the
back of the seat slightly while pulling the red Recline
Right lever A.
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WARNING
If the vehicle seat belts are not routed correctly,
the child restraint may not protect your child in a crash.
4
Installation:
Forward-facing
3
B
Thread the vehicle seat
belt through the child
restraint. Use the BeltTrac
access flap B for easier
seat belt routing.
Buckle the vehicle seat belt.
5
C
D
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again, move it to another location, or
install with the LATCH system.
The seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your knee, put your full weight into the child
restraint as you tighten the seat belt C. If you can
move the child restraint more than 1 in. (25 mm)
forward or side-to-side at the vehicle seat belt path D,
the seat belt is not tight enough, and you will need
to try again or install with the LATCH system.
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6
Lap & Shoulder
Belt Combination
Lap Belt Only
Route the vehicle seat belt as shown depending on
your type of seat belt.
7
You may need to use a locking clip with
some shoulder/lap belt combinations.
E
Use a locking clip E with lap/shoulder
seat belt combinations that have a
buckle tongue that slides freely along
the belt without locking into place.
If your car does not have this type of
lap/shoulder belt, skip to step 8.
Using your full weight press
down on the child restraint (as
shown in step 5) as you tighten
the seat belt.
Then, hold the lap and shoulder
belts together just behind the
free sliding buckle tongue F.
Unfasten the seat belt.
Thread the locking clip onto the seat belt, and slide it
into place. Re-buckle the seat belt. Locking clip must
be placed within 1/2” (13 mm) of seat belt buckle.
F
Locking clip must be
placed within 1/2”
(13 mm) of seat belt
buckle.
1/2 in.
(13 mm)
WARNING
Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt when not used
with a child restraint or the vehicle seat belt will not properly
restrain an adult or child. Serious injury could occur.
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DO NOT allow the vehicle seat belt release button
to touch the child restraint. Accidental contact may
cause the seat belt to release. If necessary, turn the
vehicle seat belt button away from the child restraint,
move the child restraint to a different location, or
install with the LATCH system.
8
➚
➚
D
➚
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more
than 1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the
vehicle belt path. Serious injury or death may result
from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure
the child restraint, try again, move it to another
location, or install with the LATCH system.
Check your work. Make certain the belts are tight.
If you can move the child restraint more than 1 in.
(25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the belt path D,
the belts are not tight enough. If you have not
tightly secured the child restraint, try again, move
it to another location, or install with the LATCH
system (p. 27).
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Installation:
Forward-facing
WARNING
9
I
G
H
Attach tether hook G to the tether anchor bracket H
in your automobile.
Pull the end of the strap I to tighten. Remove all
slack in the strap.
Note: If your tether strap does not reach the vehicle
tether anchor bracket, call Evenflo’s ParentLink at
1-800-233-5921 for a tether extender.
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone during a crash.
After adjusting the top tether strap, you may have
excess strap; DO NOT cut it off. If you do, it may not
be long enough to use in another vehicle. Instead,
tightly roll up the excess tether strap and place the
rubber band around the bundle.
Note: Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the
location of the tether anchor bracket in your vehicle.
Older vehicles may not come equipped with anchor
bracket hardware. Check with your vehicle dealer.
If you have questions regarding tether anchors which
are not addressed by the vehicle owner’s manual, or
answered by an authorized dealer/vehicle manufacturer
call Evenflo’s ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921.
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LATCH is a system for attaching the child restraint to
your vehicle seat. It is to be used in place of your
vehicle’s seat belts, and can be used in vehicles with
LATCH anchors. Your vehicle owner’s manual may
refer to this system as ISOFIX.
IMPORTANT: Use vehicle belt (not LATCH connectors)
for internal harness installations with children
weighing more than 48 pounds (21.7 kg).
Note: Some vehicle manufacturers have lower
maximum weight ratings for LATCH anchors, so you
must consult your vehicle owner’s manual or call the
vehicle manufacturer to confirm the limits on your
vehicle’s LATCH anchors.
WARNING
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• NEVER attach two hooks to one vehicle lower anchor
point.
• DO NOT use the vehicle seat belts to install a child
restraint when using the LATCH system.
• This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse.
• ALWAYS be sure that the LATCH hook is fully engaged
onto the LATCH anchor point by pulling hard on the
LATCH harness. If it is not totally engaged, the LATCH
system will not secure your child restraint. Serious
injury or death may result.
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store
the unused LATCH harness, with all slack removed, in
storage area on the back of the seat. Roll or fold the
excess LATCH strap and secure with a rubber band to
prevent serious injury to vehicle occupants.
• In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of child
restraints and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy, follow
your vehicle owner’s manual.
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Installation:
Forward-facing
Forward-facing
Installation Using LATCH
The LATCH harness that comes with your child
restraint will be one of the two types below.
SecureRight™
Quick Connector™
Adjuster
Adjuster
Clip
Hook
Harness
Harness
SecureRight™
1
Quick Connector™
B
A
C
C
Remove two LATCH hooks A, or clips B, from the
the base C.
2
LATCH Harness in
Forward-facing Position
LATCH Harness in
Rear-facing Position
D
D
E
E
Remove the seat pad from the seat shell (page 39).
Loosen harness straps D (page 36) and place them
out of the way, as shown.
• If your LATCH harness E is already in the forwardfacing position (back openings), proceed to step 6.
• If your LATCH harness E is in the rear-facing
position (front openings), continue to step 3.
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3
E
4
F
Installation:
Forward-facing
➚
➚
Remove the LATCH harness E from the rearfacing position (front openings).
➚
➚
E
Crossing your arms, insert the ends of the LATCH
harness E in the forward-facing belt path openings,
as shown (back openings). Note: Make sure the
adjustment buckle F enters the opening on the
correct side of the child restraint, as shown.
5
F
E
After the LATCH harness E has been correctly inserted,
it will appear as shown above. Note: Make sure the
adjustment buckle F is on the correct side of the child
restraint, as shown.
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6
A
B
G
G
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to locate the
lower anchors on your vehicle seat.
Attach the left hook A, or clip B, to the left anchor G,
and the right hook to the right anchor. DOUBLE
CHECK that each LATCH hook or clip is fully engaged
by pulling hard on the LATCH harness.
Correct
Incorrect
Make sure that when you connect a Quick Connector™
clip to an anchor, the word “SafeGuard™” is always
facing out and in the upright position, as shown above.
7
Using your full weight push
the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat, while
pulling up on the LATCH
harness to tighten.
The LATCH harness must
be as tight as possible.
If you can move the child
restraint more than 1 inch
(25 mm) forward or side-toside at the belt path H, the
LATCH harness is not tight
enough. You will need to
try again, find another
location for your child
restraint, or install with the
vehicle seat belt (p. 22).
H
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WARNING
• Failure to follow these instructions could result in
serious injury to your child or other vehicle
occupants.
• The tether strap is for forward-facing use only.
K
I
J
Installation:
Forward-facing
8
Attach tether hook I to the tether
anchor bracket J in your automobile.
Pull the end of the strap K to tighten.
Remove all slack in the strap.
Note: If your tether strap does not reach the vehicle
tether anchor bracket, call Evenflo’s ParentLink at
1-800-233-5921 for a tether extender.
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone during a crash.
After adjusting the top tether strap, you may have
excess strap; DO NOT cut it off. If you do, it may not
be long enough to use in another vehicle.
Instead, tightly roll up the excess tether strap and
place the rubber band around the bundle.
Note: Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the
location of the tether anchor bracket in your vehicle.
Older vehicles may not come equipped with anchor
bracket hardware. Check with your vehicle dealer.
If you have questions regarding tether anchors which
are not addressed by the vehicle owner’s manual, or
answered by an authorized dealer/vehicle manufacturer
call Evenflo’s ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921.
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Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint
1
Place baby in the child restraint. The baby’s back and
bottom should be flat against the restraint.
If there is a gap, the baby will not be comfortable.
2
A
A
Bring each harness strap over the child’s shoulders.
Slide the buckle tongues A down towards the buckle
to snug the harness.
3
➚
B
➚
B
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Grasp both red
harness tabs B and
slide downward
until the harness
straps are at the
child’s shoulders.
4
C A
Insert both buckle tongues A into the buckle C.
Pull up on the harness strap to check that the buckle
tongues are fastened.
Securing Your
Child
5
D
Tighten the harness straps by turning either one of
TensionRight knobs D.
To loosen the harness straps, refer to page 36.
6
E
Fasten the chest clip E by snapping the two halves
together, as shown. Slide chest clip to armpit level.
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7
The harness straps must be snug against the child.
A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without sagging. It does not
press on the child’s flesh or push the child’s body into
an unnatural position. Check the harness straps near
the shoulders for slack and adjust as needed.
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Adjusting the Crotch Strap
As your child grows, you will need to change the crotch
strap position so that it is in the slot closest to your child.
The crotch strap should ALWAYS be as close as possible
to, but NEVER under, the child’s bottom.
Front Position
Rear Position
B
A
To adjust the crotch strap, grasp the bottom of the
strap A and twist it to align with the length wise
slot B. Move to the desired position. Twist the strap
back into position. Be sure that the crotch strap is
securely in place.
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Adjustments
A
Removing Child from the Restraint
1
A
➚
➚
To unfasten the chest clip, push the release button A
and pull apart.
2
B
Press the red buckle release B, and remove the buckle
tongues.
3
➚
D
C
Loosen the harness strap by pressing and holding
down either one of the red tension release levers C
located on the TensionRight knob.
While holding the lever C, pull up on the harness
straps D near the child’s lap.
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Removing the LATCH System
1
A
Press the adjuster release
button A to loosen harness
strap.
2
B
C
To remove the hook B,
press the tab C and
twist, then remove from
anchor D.
3
F
D
To remove the clip E,
press the release button F
and remove clip from
anchor D.
SecureRight™
Quick Connector™
B
A
G
Removing Child
& Seat
D
E
G
When the LATCH system is not in use you MUST
attach each hook A, or clip B, onto the base G.
Be sure the LATCH harness straps are tucked completely
inside the seat shell. A loose LATCH harness strap and
hook may injure your child.
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Removing the Tether Strap
1
A
Press the adjuster release button A to loosen tether
strap.
2
C
B
3
Press the tab B
and twist, then
remove the hook
from the anchor C.
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone during a crash.
When the tether strap
is not in use you MUST
attach the hook D to
the back of the child
restraint, and tightly
roll and secure the
strap with the strap/
rubber band.
A loose tether strap
and hook may injure
your child.
D
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Removing the Seat Pad
1
You will need to remove your seat pad
for cleaning.
Unbuckle harness straps
and disconnect chest clip.
➚
➚
2
A
➚
➚
➚
Starting at the bottom
of the seat, unfasten
all seven seat pad
hooks A.
Note: When installing the seat pad, begin at the top
and work your way down.
3
B
Open the access
flap and remove
the seat pad B
from the seat shell.
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Removing Child
& Seat
➚
➚
Installing the Accessories
1
Not available on all models.
B
A
A
WARNING
• Use the fold-down cup holder with the child restraint
in the forward-facing position ONLY.
• DO NOT use the accessories to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
(such as coffee or tea) in the accessories.
• DO NOT snap any other items to this child restraint
unless it has been certified for use with this specific
child restraint.
To install the fold-down cup holder A, move seat
pad B out of the way and install the cup holder onto
the side of the restraint.
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2
WARNING
Use the Body Pillow and Infant Head Support with the
child restraint in the rear-facing position ONLY.
D
The optional Body Pillow C
is used to help support your
child by placing it in the
restraint, as shown.
C
Accessories
The optional Infant Head Support D should lie flat
against the seat back, as shown. Be sure to cut off the
plastic attachment between the head support and the
seat pad. Small parts may be a choking hazard.
IMPORTANT: Support the child’s head. For about the
first three months, a baby’s head needs extra support.
Use a small rolled towel on each side of the baby’s
head or the optional Head Support.
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Care and Cleaning
• To help protect the vehicle upholstery, place a towel
beneath and behind the child restraint.
• Plastic and metal parts may be wiped clean with mild
soap and water and dried with a soft cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or solvents.
• Take care not to damage any labels.
• The harness can be wiped clean with mild soap and
water. Allow harness to air dry. DO NOT immerse buckle
in water or lubricate buckle.
• The seat pad can be machine washed separately in cold
water, delicate cycle, tumble dry 10 – 15 minutes on
low heat.
• NEVER use child restraint without the seat pad.
• Leather pads (not available on all models) may be
cleaned. For best results spot clean with mild soap and
water or with a mixture of 10 parts water to 1 part mild
alcohol. Allow to air dry. DO NOT MACHINE WASH.
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Replacement parts
Not available on all models. Styles may vary.
To order replacement parts you can order on-line at www.
evenflo.com or contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921. When
you contact us, please have the product model number and
date of manufacture (found on the back of the child restraint).
1 Locking Clip
8 Seat Foam-Top
5 Tether Extender
Head
2 Infant
Support
6 Seat Foam-Rgt
3 Body Pillow
4 Cup Holder
9 Seat Pad
7 Seat Foam-Lft
Proper Disposal of this Child Restraint
At the end of this child restraint’s useful life, Evenflo
encourages you to dispose of it properly. Most of the
components in this child restraint are recyclable.
1. Remove all fabric and padding.
2. Remove all screws and disassemble the restraint.
3. Recycle all plastic/foam parts and discard the rest.
If your local recycling center won’t accept the padding,
you may dispose of it in the landfill.
Note: Evenflo uses recycled materials in the manufacturing
process whenever possible but never for components that
are critical for safety.
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Limited Warranty
For a period of 90 days from the original purchase of
this Product, Evenflo warrants to the original end user
(“Purchaser”) this Product (including any accessories)
against defects in material or workmanship. Evenflo’s
sole obligation under this express limited warranty
shall be, at Evenflo’s option, to repair or replace any
Product that is determined to be defective by Evenflo
and determined to be covered by this warranty.
Repair or replacement as provided under this
warranty is the exclusive remedy of the Purchaser.
Proof of purchase in the form of a receipted invoice
or bill of sale evidencing that the Product is within
the warranty period must be presented to obtain
warranty service. This express limited warranty is
extended by Evenflo ONLY to the original Purchaser
of the Product and is not assignable or transferable to
subsequent purchasers or end users of the Product.
For warranty service, contact Evenflo’s ParentLink
Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 or
www.evenflo.com.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS
PRODUCT IS HEREBY DISCLAIMED. EVENFLO SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
FOR BREACH OF THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY
ON THIS PRODUCT, OR ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED
BY OPERATION OF LAW. OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS
LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, THERE ARE
NO OTHER WARRANTIES THAT ACCOMPANY THIS
PRODUCT AND ANY ORAL, WRITTEN OR ANY OTHER
EXPRESS REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND IS HEREBY
DISCLAIMED.
Answers. Advice. Affirmation.™
• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921 8 AM – 5 PM E.T.
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921 8 AM – 5 PM E.T.
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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