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OWNER’S MANUAL
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Titan
TM
Child Restraint System
Child Requirements
Weight: 5 – 50 lbs (2.3 – 22.6 kg)
Height: 19 – 47 inches (48 – 119 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
25700584 11/10
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
Warnings...................................................................2
Safe Practices.............................................................6
Recall Information......................................................6
Airplane Usage...........................................................7
Care and Cleaning.....................................................7
Storing Your Instructions............................................7
Visual Glossary...........................................................8
Using the Titan™ Rear-facing........................ 10
Using the Titan™ Forward-facing.................. 12
Installation
Rear-facing Using a Seat Belt ...............................14
Rear-facing Using the LATCH System ....................17
Forward-facing Using a Seat Belt............................20
Installing Tether Strap............................................22
Forward-facing Using the LATCH System...............23
Positioning the Harness Strap..................................27
Adjusting the Recline Stand.....................................29
Using the Locking Clip.............................................30
Securing Your Child.................................................32
Adjusting the Crotch Strap......................................33
Adjusting the Harness Strap.....................................33
Removing Your Child From the Restraint..................34
Removing the Tether Strap......................................35
Removing the LATCH System...................................36
Assembling and Installing the Accessories................37
Replacement Parts...................................................39
Limited Warranty.....................................................40
• 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
50 lbs (2.3 and 22.6 kg) and whose height is between
19 and 47 inches (48 and 119 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 – 35 lbs (2.3 – 15.8 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 35 lbs (15.8 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 – 50 lbs (9 – 22.6 kg)
AND
• Less than 47” (119 cm)
AND
• At least one year of age
Note: Once your child exceeds 50 lbs (22.6 kg)
OR is taller than 47” (119 cm) they can no longer
safely use this child restraint and you should
consider using a booster seat.
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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.
• ONLY use this child restraint on forward-facing vehicle
seats. DO NOT use this restraint with vehicle seats which
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 cannot 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.
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.
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.
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WARNING
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 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.
• DO NOT use the upper harness slots rear-facing. The
harness may not properly restrain the child during a
crash.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces
should be placed in the lowest position. The vehicle seat
back must be fully padded and free of any hard objects.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rear-facing
child in certain types of collisions. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual before installing any rear-facing 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 neck injury
or death.
Forward-facing Warnings
• If your child weighs more than 22.6 kg (50 lbs) or his/her
shoulders are above the highest harness level, you MUST
discontinue using this child restraint as it may no longer
adequately protect your child.
• DO NOT use the two sets of lower harness slots forwardfacing. The harness may not properly restrain the child
during a crash.
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 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the belt path.
Serious injury or death may result from poor installation.
Move the child restraint to another seating location.
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WARNING
WARNING
• 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.
• If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect your child in
a crash.
• 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.
• ONLY use the LATCH system 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.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than 1 in.
(25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the belt path. Serious
injury or death may result from poor installation. Try again
or use the vehicle belts to install the child restraint.
• 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.
Top Tether Warnings
• 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.
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5
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.
• 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.
• This child restraint must be securely belted to the vehicle
at all times. An unsecured child restraint may injure
someone if a crash occurs.
• 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 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.
Safe Practices
Airplane Usage
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:1-800-4249153), or go to: http://www.NHTSA.gov
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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
departure to make sure
of the airplane seat belt buckle
this restraint meets
away from the restraint for easy
their requirements.
release and removal.
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.
Storing Your Instructions
➚
• Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does not
go. Make no exceptions for adults or children. If someone unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm and consistent from the start will mean fewer discipline problems
as children get older. An unrestrained person can be
thrown into and injure other passengers.
• Many safety advocates and healthcare professionals
recommend that children ride rear-facing for as long as
possible. See limitations recommended on rear facing
use on page one.
• 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.
• Dress the child in clothing with legs. Since the
harness must pass between the child’s legs, clothing
with legs permits a tighter fit.
• In hot, sunny weather cover the seat and buckle with a
light colored blanket when you leave the vehicle.
• 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.
• In cold weather a child may need an extra blanket for
warmth. Secure the child in the child restraint and cover
both the child and the restraint with a blanket.
After thoroughly reading and
following these instructions, store
the instructions in the clips
on the back of your child
restraint.
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.
Front Seat Lap and Shoulder Belts
Headrests
Must be in the lowest
position where the child
restraint is located.
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle’s owners manual.
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
10
Back Seat
Retractor
4
30
20
12
0
Center Lap
Belt
A
IR
B
A
G
Important
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
LATCH
Anchors
Seat Crease
Front View
Top Harness
Position
Forward-facing
ONLY
Chest Clip
Middle Harness
Position for
Forward- OR
Rear-facing
Harness
Straps
Lower Harness
Positions for
Rear-facing
ONLY
Seat Pad
Crotch Strap
Crotch Buckle
Harness
Release Button
Harness Adjuster
Strap
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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
Locking Clip
Instruction
Storage Area
Tether Strap
and Hook
Upper Harness
Positions
Forward-facing
ONLY
LATCH Hook
LATCH Hook
Middle Harness
Positions
Forward- OR
Rear-facing
Harness Straps
Splitter Plate
Lower Harness
Positions for
Rear-facing
ONLY
Recline Stand
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Using the Titan™
Rear-facing
Child Requirements:
• Weight: 5 to 35 lbs (2.3 to 15.8 kg)
• Height: At least 19 inches (48 cm) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 1 in. (25 mm) below top of
the child restraint seat back.
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.
• Recline Stand is flipped to the Recline position
(page 29).
• Install with vehicle seat belt (page 14) or LATCH
system (page 17).
• Towel rolled up and placed beneath the base, if
necessary (page 29).
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 30).
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.
• Crotch strap is snug against the child (page 32).
• Harness straps MUST be on the child’s shoulders
and snug with no more than two-fingers width
of space between the child and the harness strap
(page 31).
4.Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 31.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip/harness tie MUST be at armpit level
(page 31).
6.Check your work.
• Recline Stand is flipped to the Recline position
(page 29).
• The child restraint does not move more than
Note: Once your child exceeds 35 lbs (15.8 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.
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1 inch (25 mm) forward or side-to-side (pages 16
and 19).
• The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
• Shoulder harness straps MUST start at or below
shoulder height, using the strap slots closest to
your child’s shoulders (page 27).
• Buckle tongues are fully engaged.
• The level arrow is level with ground (page 14).
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Using the Titan™
Forward-facing
Child Requirements:
• Weight: 20 to 50 lbs (9 to 22.6 kg)
• Height: No greater than 47 inches (119 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.
WARNING
If your child weighs more than 50 lbs (22.6 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.
• Recline Stand is flipped to the Upright position
(page 29).
• Install with vehicle seat belt (page 20) or LATCH
system (page 23).
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 30).
2.Set the child in the child restraint.
Top of the child’s ears are at or below the child
restraint seat back.
3.Make necessary adjustments.
• Crotch strap is snug against the child (page 32).
• Harness straps MUST be on the child’s shoulders
and snug with no more than two-fingers width
of space between the child and the harness strap
(page 31).
4.Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 31.
5.Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip/harness tie MUST be at armpit level
(page 31).
6.Check your work.
• Recline Stand is flipped to the Upright position
(page 29).
• The child restraint does not move more than
Note: Once your child exceeds 50 lbs (22.6 kg) OR is
taller than 47 inches (119 cm) they can no longer safely
use this child restraint and you should consider using
a booster seat.
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1 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side (pages 21
and 25).
• The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
• Shoulder harness straps MUST start at or above
shoulder height, using the strap slots closest to
your child’s shoulders (page 27).
• Buckle tongues are fully engaged.
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Installing Your Child Restraint
Rear-facing Using a Seat Belt
1
3
WARNING
WARNING
DO NOT use the upper harness slots rear-facing. The
harness may not properly restrain the child during a crash.
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.
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
D
Make sure the harness
straps are in one of the
three lower strap slots D.
The harness straps should
start at shoulder height or
lower, using the strap slots
closest to your child’s
shoulders E, as shown.
A
REAR OF VEHICLE
E
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
REAR OF VEHICLE
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.
Adjust the child restraint to the recline position (p. 29).
Place the child restraint in your vehicle rear-facing.
Adjust the restraint so that the level arrow A is level
with the ground.
2
Attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate C using the infant
position (p. 28) on the
harness straps.
As your child grows, you
can attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate using the pockets at
the end of the straps.
C
B
14
B
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Lap & Shoulder
Belt Combination
Lap Belt Only
F
F
G
G
Pull the seat pad off of the front of the child restraint.
Route the vehicle seat belt F through the rear-facing
belt path G, continue through the opposite opening
of the child restraint. Fasten the vehicle seat belt, as
shown, depending on your type of seat belt.
Note: You MUST use a locking clip with lap/shoulder
seat belt combinations that have a buckle tongue that
slides freely along the belt without locking into place.
To install a locking clip, refer to p. 30).
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Installing Your Child Restraint
Rear-facing Using the LATCH System
5
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
➚
F
G
➚
WARNING
• If vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect your
child in a crash.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 in. (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.
The seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Put your full weight into the child restraint as you
tighten the seat belt F.
Check your work. If you can move the child
restraint more than 1 in. (25 mm) forward or sideto-side at the belt path G, the seat belt is not tight
enough, and you MUST try again.
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions
which 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.
• ONLY use the LATCH system 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
Adjuster
Hook
Harness
16
Hook
17
1
WARNING
4
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.
E
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
A
REAR OF VEHICLE
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.
Adjust the child restraint to the recline position (p. 29).
Place the child restraint in your vehicle rear-facing.
Adjust the restraint so that the level arrow A is level
with the ground.
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
REAR OF VEHICLE
2
C
3
B
Pull seat pad from front
of child restraint.
Route the LATCH harness
and hook through the
rear-facing belt path D.
D
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Refer to your owner’s manual to locate the lower
anchors E on your vehicle seat. Attach the right
hook F to the right anchor E, and the left hook to
the left anchor. DOUBLE CHECK that the LATCH hook
is fully engaged by pulling hard on the LATCH harness.
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D
➚
Attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate C using the infant
position (p. 28) on the
harness straps.
As your child grows, you
can attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate using the pockets at
the end of the straps.
B
F
E
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 in. (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.
The LATCH harness must be as tight as possible.
Using your full weight push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat, while pulling up on the LATCH
strap to tighten.
Check your work. If you can move the child restraint
more than 1 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the
belt path D, the LATCH harness is not tight enough.
You will need to try again, or find another location for
your child restraint.
To remove the LATCH system, go to page 35.
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Installing Your Child Restraint
Forward-facing Using a Seat Belt
1
4
Lap Belt Only
Lap & Shoulder Belt
WARNING
DO NOT use the two lower harness slots forward-facing.
The harness may not properly restrain the child in the
event of a crash.
A
B
2
Make sure that
the harness straps are in one of
the two upper strap slots A,
and the splitter plate is attached
to the bottom of the harness
strap in the toddler position B
(p. 28). This will provide more
room for your toddler to fit
comfortably.
Place the child restraint in
your vehicle forwardfacing.
Adjust the child restraint to
the upright position (p. 29).
Fasten the vehicle seat belt as shown depending on
your type of seat belt.
Note: You MUST use a locking clip with lap/shoulder
seat belt combinations that have a buckle tongue that
slides freely along the belt without locking into place.
To install a locking clip, refer to p. 30.
5
C
➚
A
➚
D
3
C
WARNING
If the vehicle belts are not
routed and fastened correctly, the child restraint
may not protect your child
in a crash.
Thread the vehicle seat
belt C through the child
restraint.
Note: Lift the pad away for
easier access.
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WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 in. (25 mm) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from
poor installation. Move the child restraint to another
seating location, or try to tighten the seat belt again.
The seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your knee, put your full weight into the seat as
you tighten the seat belt C.
Check your work. 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.
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6
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.
E
Installing Your Child Restraint
Forward-facing Using the LATCH System
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
F
G
Attach tether hook E
to the tether anchor
bracket F in your
automobile.
Pull the end of the
strap G to tighten.
Remove all slack in
the strap.
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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• ONLY use for securing child restraint to lower LATCH
anchor points.
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions
which 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.
• ONLY use the LATCH system 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
Adjuster
Hook
Harness
Hook
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1
WARNING
2
3
DO NOT use the two lower harness slots forward-facing.
The harness may not properly restrain the child in the
event of a crash.
A
A
B
Make sure that
the harness straps are in one of
the two upper strap slots A,
and the splitter plate is attached
to the bottom of the harness
strap in the toddler position B
(p. 28). This will provide more
room for your toddler to fit
comfortably.
E
D
D
Refer to your owner’s manual to locate the lower
anchors D on your vehicle seat. Attach the right
hook E to the right anchor D, and the left hook to
the left anchor.
DOUBLE CHECK that the LATCH hook is fully
engaged by pulling hard on the LATCH harness.
4
2
C
➚
C
WARNING
Adjust the child restraint to the upright position (p. 29),
and place in your vehicle forward-facing, as shown.
Route the LATCH harness and hook through each side
of the forward-facing belt path C.
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DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
1 in. (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.
The LATCH harness must be as tight as possible.
Using your full weight push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat, while pulling up on the LATCH
strap to tighten.
Check your work. If you can move the child restraint
more than 1 in. (25 mm ) forward or side-to-side at the
belt path C, the LATCH harness is not tight enough.
You will need to try again, or find another location for
your child restraint.
To remove the LATCH system, go to page 35.
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5
Positioning the Harness Strap
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.
only
C Forward-facing
Top Harness Position
OR
B ForwardRear-facing
F
Middle Harness Position
G
H
Attach tether hook F
to the tether anchor
bracket G in your
automobile.
Pull the end of the
strap H to tighten.
Remove all slack in
the strap.
only
ARear-facing
Bottom Two
Harness Positions
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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Shoulder harness straps on this child restraint are
adjustable to four positions.
Rear-facing, the shoulder harness straps should
ALWAYS start at or below the child’s shoulders in one
of the three lower harness positions A or B and the
child’s head MUST be at least 1 in. (25 mm) below the
top of the seat back.
Forward-facing, you MUST use one of the top two
harness positions B or C. If the top of the child’s
ears are above the top of the seat back, the child’s
shoulders fall above the upper harness slots, or the
child weighs more than 50 lbs (22.6 kg) you MUST
discontinue use of this child restraint. We recommend
that you move your child to a larger child restraint or
booster seat.
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1
Infant
D
F
E
Toddler
There are two positions
on the harness straps.
The top loop D is for
infant use. The bottom
pocket E is for use as
your child grows.
To change the harness
strap position, loosen
the shoulder harness
as shown on page 33,
step 2. Slide the harness strap off of the
splitter plate F.
Adjusting the Recline Stand
Lift the child restraint and
flip the recline stand A,
located under the child
restraint seat, to either the
upright or recline position.
Note: Recline position is
to be used for rear-facing
ONLY.
A
Upright
Recline
2
Rear-facing Recline
Pull harness strap through
to the front of the child
restraint.
Thread each harness strap
through the appropriate
slot. Pull the harness strap
to the back of the child
restraint.
The child restraint MUST
be in the RECLINE position
for rear-facing infant use.
Child MUST weigh
5 – 35 lbs (2.3 – 15.8 kg).
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
REAR OF VEHICLE
B
Arrow MUST be level
with ground when used
Rear-Facing
3
REAR OF VEHICLE
Reattach the splitter
plate F into the
appropriate pocket
on the harness strap.
F
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If the level line is not
parallel to the vehicle
floor, use a tightly rolled
towel or small blanket B
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
You need to provide
enough recline for an
infant’s head to lie back
comfortably.
Forward-facing Upright
The child restraint MUST
be in the UPRIGHT
position for forward-facing
toddler use.
Child MUST weigh
20 – 50 lbs (9 – 22.6 kg)
and be at least one year
of age.
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Using the Locking Clip
To view a video about installing a locking clip, go to
www.evenflo.com.
Use the locking clip with:
• Lap/shoulder seat belt
combinations that have a
buckle tongue that slides
freely along the belt
without locking into
place; or
• Seat belts equipped with an emergency locking
retractor (ELR). Some ELR vehicle belts can be
switched so that they lock when tightened. It may
not be necessary to use a locking clip in these
situations.
Locking Clip
1
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual before
installing the locking
clip.
Rear-facing
Installation
2
Locking clip must
be placed within
1/2” (13 mm)
of buckle tongue.
B
Thread the locking clip B 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 buckle tongue.
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.
Forward-facing
Installation
A
A
Using your full weight, press down on the child
restraint as you tighten the seat belt.
While holding the lap and shoulder belts together just
behind the free sliding buckle tongue A, unfasten the
seat belt.
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Securing Your Child
Adjusting the Crotch Strap
This Child Restraint Has Two Buckle
Harness Positions
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.
1
B
B
A
A
➚
➚
➚
A
B
Bring each harness strap
over the child’s shoulders.
Insert the buckle tongues A
into the buckle.
Pull up on the harness strap
to check that the buckle
tongues are fastened.
Fasten the chest clip B
by snapping the two
halves together, as
shown.
Slide chest clip to armpit
level.
Adjusting the Harness Strap
1
➚
2
To reposition the crotch strap, first turn the child
restraint upside down. Turn the crotch strap harness
anchor A sideways and push it through the slot in the
bottom of the seat shell B.
Reposition the harness anchor into the other slot.
Make certain the harness anchor is properly seated
against the seat shell B.
Note: The crotch strap should be snug against the
child. Choose the slot that is closest to the child AND
the most comfortable for the child but NEVER under
the child’s bottom.
A
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.
To tighten the harness straps, pull on the long harness
adjuster strap A on the front of the seat.
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33
2
To loosen the harness
straps, push the
harness release
button B on the
front of the seat.
At the same time,
pull up on the
harness strap C
near the child’s
shoulders.
C
B
Removing the Tether Strap
1
A
Press the adjuster release button A to loosen tether
strap.
2
C
Removing Your Child from
the Restraint
B
A
3
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.
B
Push the release button A and pull the chest clip apart.
Press the red buckle release B, and remove the buckle
tongues C.
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Press the tab B and
twist, then remove
the hook from the
anchor C.
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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Assembling and Installing the
Accessories
Removing the LATCH System
1
Not available on all models.
A
Cup/Snack Holder
2
1
Press the adjuster
release button A to
loosen harness strap.
3
2
Squeeze assembly
until the parts snap
together.
B
D
C
Storage Accessory
2
1
To remove the hook B, press the tab C and twist,
then remove from anchor D.
3
When the LATCH
system is not in use
you MUST attach
the hooks B to the
back of the child
restraint.
A loose LATCH
harness strap and
hook may injure
your child.
B
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3
Squeeze assembly
until the parts snap
together.
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Replacement Parts
Not available on all models. Styles may vary.
B
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).
A
C
Install the cup holder A or storage accessory B after
first moving away the seat pad C then inserting the
tab into the hole on seat, as shown. Replace pad over
the seat.
1 Locking Clip
2 Chest Clip
10 Head Pillow
6 Tether
WARNING
• Use the cup holder with the child restraint in the
forward-facing position ONLY.
• DO NOT use the cup holder 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 attach any other items to this child restraint
unless it has been certified for use with this specific
child restraint.
D
E
The optional Head Pillow D
attaches easily and is used
to help support the child’s
head.
The optional Body Pillow E
is used to help support your
child by placing it in the
restraint, as shown.
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11 Body Pillow
3 Crotch Strap
7 Head Foam
4 Harness
5 LATCH Harness
8 Cup Holder
9 Storage
Accessory
12 Seat pad
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 1-800-233-5921 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.
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• 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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