Maestro - Evenflo
Maestro™
Child Restraint System
Exclusive RightFit
Belt Path
Owner’s Manual
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Child Requirements
10 to 22.6 kg
(22 to 50 lbs)
71 to 127 cm
(28 to 50 in) Harness Use
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) Booster Use
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
© 2014 Evenflo Company, Inc.
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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 the 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 the child and to increase the
chances for the child’s survival in most crashes.
U.S. REGULATORY NOTICE
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
(Model numbers ending in “C”.)
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards CMVSS 213
and 213.2.
Child Requirements
• No restraint can guarantee absolute protection from
injury in every crash.
• This child restraint is designed for use by children in
forward-facing and booster modes.
• To use this child restraint properly, children MUST meet
weight/size specifications as follows:
For 5-pt Harness Use
• The child weighs 10 – 22.6 kg (22 – 50 lbs).
• The child is between 71 – 127 cm (28 – 50 inches)
tall AND the tops of his/her ears are at, or below, the
child restraint headrest.
• Child is one year old or older.
For Booster Use
• The child weighs 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs).
• The child is between 110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 inches)
tall AND the tops of his/her ears are at, or below, the
child restraint headrest.
• Child is four years old or older.
Table of Contents
Important Information
Warnings................................................................... 2
Safe Practices ............................................................ 8
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage ..................................... 8
Recall Information for U.S. Customers ....................... 9
Public Notice for Canadian Customers ...................... 9
LATCH Information ................................................... 9
Care and Cleaning ................................................. 10
Visual Glossary ........................................................ 12
Internal 5-pt Harness Use
Installation Checklist ................. 15
Installation with lower anchor
connector assembly .................. 16
Installation with Seat Belt .......... 19
Securing the Child ................... 22
Removing the Child ................. 24
Positioning the Harness Strap ... 25
Positioning the Crotch Strap .... 27
Booster Use
When to Put Your Child in
a Booster Seat ....................... 28
Booster Installation Checklist .... 31
Converting into a Booster Seat .. 32
General Information
Installing the Cup Holders .......................................
Removing Seat Pad .................................................
Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft ..................
Installing Child Restraint in Aircraft ..........................
Replacement Parts ...................................................
Limited Warranty.....................................................
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Symbol Legend
Airbag Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about airbag safety.
LATCH Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about LATCH safety.
Tether Anchor Symbol – Alerts you to
important information about tether anchor safety.
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WARNING
Air Bag Warnings
• 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 the child.
The back seat is the safest place for
children 12 and under.
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WARNING
General Warnings
• Failure to follow installation instructions can result in
the child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden
stop or crash. Serious injury or death may result.
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.
• NEVER leave child unattended.
• 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 use this child restraint without the headrest
installed.
• NEVER use this child restraint rear-facing.
Location Warnings
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• 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.
• 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 the 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.
• 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.
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WARNING
WARNING
Forward-facing Position Warnings
Seat Belt Warnings
• If the child weighs more than 22.6 kg (50 lbs) or their
shoulders are above the highest harness level, you
MUST use this child restraint as a booster (p. 28).
• Adjust, or remove, the vehicle headrest, in the seat
where the child restraint is to be fastened, so that
the back of the child restraint rests against the vehicle
seat back.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat in front of the child
should be put in its lowest position. The vehicle seat
back that the child faces must be fully padded and
free of any hard objects.
For Booster Use Only
Seat Belt Warnings
For 5-point Harness Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 inch) forward or side-to-side at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from
poor installation. If you cannot tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
For Both 5-point Harness and Booster Use
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle with
door-mounted 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.
• If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect the 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 vehicle seat belts
snugly around the child may result in the child
striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop
or crash. Serious injury or death may occur.
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• When using this booster seat, NEVER use a lap belt
only. You MUST use vehicle seat belts that have a
lap/shoulder combination.
• The shoulder belt MUST be routed properly. (p. 36).
• DO NOT use this booster seat if the child’s ears are
above the back of the booster seat headrest.
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck
or fall off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust
the shoulder belt to properly lay midway between
the child’s shoulder and neck AND at or above the
shoulder, try another seating location or do not use
the booster seat.
LATCH Warnings
For 5-point Harness Use Only
• This LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse.
• 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.
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to vehicle lower
anchor bars.
• NEVER attach two lower anchor connectors to one
vehicle lower anchor bar.
• NEVER use the vehicle seat belts when using the lower
anchor connector assembly. Using both together can
cause slack in a sudden stop or crash.
• When not in use, the lower anchor connector
assembly should be securely stored on child restraint.
Keep out of reach of children.
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WARNING
LATCH Warnings – cont.
For 5-point Harness Use Only
• ALWAYS be sure that the lower anchor connectors are
attached to the vehicle lower anchor bars by pulling
hard on the lower anchor connectors. If they are not
attached, the lower anchor connector assembly will
not secure your child restraint. Serious injury or death
may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 inch) side to side or front to back at the
belt path on the child restraint. Serious injury or death
may result from poor installation. If you cannot tightly
secure the child restraint, try again or move it to
another location.
Tether Strap Warnings
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess or unused tether strap and secure with
a rubber band. Attach the tether hooks to the storage
clips when not in use (p. 13). This will keep an unused
tether from hitting someone during a crash.
WARNING
Additional pads or pillows may interfere with the
function of the harness system, or cause breathing
problems if the child’s head falls forward, increasing
the risk of serious injury or death.
• 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. If necessary, place a blanket over the harnessed
child without interfering with the child restraint
harness system.
Additional Warnings
• In hot or sunny weather, ALWAYS check the areas of
the child restraint that may contact your child (e.g.,
buckle, buckle tongues, etc.) for hot areas before
placing him/her into the child restraint. The child
could be burned. Cover the child restraint with a light
colored blanket when you leave the vehicle.
• This child restraint must be securely fastened to the
vehicle, even when unoccupied, using the vehicle
seat belts or lower anchor connectors. An unsecured
child restraint may injure someone if a crash occurs.
• DO NOT use the cup holders 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 in the
cup holders.
• DO NOT attach additional padding, toys, or other
devices not made by Evenflo or described in these
instructions for the child restraint. Items not tested
with the child restraint could injure the child.
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Safe Practices
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
• 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.
• 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.
• 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:
www.evenflo.com/registercarseat
• For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY:1-800-424-9153), or go to:
http://www.NHTSA.gov
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
• To register your child restraint, return your registration
card, call 1-937-773-3971, or on-line at
www.evenflo.com/registercarseatcanada
• For recall information, call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 (1-613-993-9851 in Ottawa
region) or Evenflo at 1-937-773-3971.
When used with the 5-point harness system and
properly installed pursuant to these instructions,
this restraint is certified for use only in
passenger and multi-purpose
passenger motor vehicles,
Check with
buses, and trucks equipped
your airline before
departure to make sure
with Type I or II seat belts and
this restraint meets
in aircraft.
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their requirements.
When used without the
5-point harness system (in booster
mode) and properly installed pursuant to these
instructions, this restraint is certified for use only in
passenger and multi-purpose passenger motor vehicles,
buses, and trucks equipped with Type II seat belts. In
booster mode, this restraint is NOT certified for aircraft
use. A belt-positioning booster requires the use of a lap/
shoulder belt system, which is not available on aircraft.
Refer to page 38 for instructions on installing your child
restraint in aircraft.
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Public Notice for Canadian Customers
LATCH Information
“LATCH” (Lower Anchorage and Tether for CHildren) is
a system for attaching the child restraint to your vehicle
seat. It can be used in place of the seat belts in vehicles
with LATCH anchors. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for the locations of LATCH anchors.
Note: Your vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this
system as ”ISOFIX” or “Universal Anchorage System
(UAS).”
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Care and Cleaning
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse the LATCH connectors,
the buckle, or any part of this 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.
• 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.
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•
To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
Manufactured in Fabriqué en
(year-month-day) (anné-mois-jour)
Name / Nom
Model / Modéle
Made in / Fabriqué en
Expires on/Expire le
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
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
Rear
Headrests
Front
Headrests
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Back Seat
Belt Buckles
NO coloque el asiento infantil orientado
hacia atrás en el asiento delantero con
bolsa de aire.
Puede causar MUERTE o LESIONES GRAVES.
El asiento trasero es el lugar más seguro para
los niños de 12 años de edad y menores.
A
IR
B
A
G
Center Lap
Belt
Back Seat
Belt Retractor
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30
20
120
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle’s
owners manual.
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
IMPORTANT
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Bars
Seat Crease
Front Seat
Retractor
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to the
warnings on page 2.
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
Tether Strap and Hook
Headrest
Headrest
Shoulder Belt Guide
(Shown fastened to storage clip)
Tether Strap Adjuster
Model Number &
Date of Manufacture
(Push Button Release)
OR
Chest Clip
Instructions
Harness Straps
Tether Strap Adjuster
Buckle
(Lever Release)
Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
Harness
Release Button
Harness
Adjust Strap
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Vehicle Seat Belt
Path
Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
Vehicle Seat Belt
Path
Splitter Plate
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Using Maestro™ with the
Internal 5-pt Harness
Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
Weight: 10 – 22.6 kg (22 – 50 lbs)
Height: 71 – 127 cm (28 – 50 inches)
tall, or less, AND the tops of the child’s
ears are at, or below, the top of the
child restraint headrest.
Age: At least one year old
anchor connector assembly (shown at left)
through belt path (p. 16)
OR
Child restraint is securely installed with vehicle
seat belt through belt path (p. 19)
aTether strap is attached and tightened (p. 18-21).
IMPORTANT
Evenflo strongly recommends using the top
anchorage (tether) strap when using this seat
with the internal harness. Using the tether strap
will improve the stability of the child restraint
and may reduce the risk of injury.
2. Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aThe tops of the child’s ears MUST be at, or below,
Using with the 5-pt Harness
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 20).
aChild restraint is securely installed with lower
Child Requirements
the top of the child restraint headrest.
3. Make necessary adjustments.
aHarness straps are snug against the child’s
Tether Strap
shoulders, with no slack (p. 23).
aCrotch strap is properly positioned (p. 27).
Harness straps
are at, or slightly
above, the child’s
shoulders.
4. Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 22.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be at armpit level (p. 23).
6. Check your work.
aTo properly protect the child, the child restraint
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch)
from side-to-side or from front-to-back at the
belt path.
WARNING
If the child weighs more than 22.6 kg (50 lbs) or
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a Booster.
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To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this child restraint at www.evenflo.com.
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Installation with lower anchor
connector assembly
Installation with lower anchor
connector assembly
The lower anchor connector assembly that comes with
your child restraint will be one of the two types below.
Tilt and slide the
adjuster A to loosen.
Far side
B
Press the adjuster release
button B to loosen.
IMPORTANT: If you are using the vehicle seat belt to
secure the child restraint, DO NOT use the lower anchor
connector assembly.
1. Disconnect tether
hook and lower
anchor connectors
from the back of
the child restraint.
Lower Anchor Bar
Lower Anchor Bar
3. Attach lower anchor connectors.
Attach a lower anchor connector onto each seat anchor.
Using with the 5-pt Harness
A
Near Side
IMPORTANT: Make sure both lower anchor connectors are
facing upward and the harness straps are not twisted.
Belt Path
4. Secure the child
restraint.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while pulling up
on the lower anchor
connector assembly
strap to tighten.
Tether Strap
IMPORTANT: To properly protect the child, the child
restraint MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from
side-to-side or from front-to-back at the belt path. If you
cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move it
to another location.
2. Place the child restraint in position.
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Set child restraint on vehicle seat in forward-facing
position.
Lay the tether strap over the back of the vehicle seat.
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The Tether Strap that comes with your child restraint
will be one of the two types below.
A
Tilt and slide the
adjuster A to loosen.
Installation with Seat Belt
IMPORTANT: If you are using the vehicle seat belt to
secure the child restraint, DO NOT use the lower anchor
connector assembly.
1. Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child restraint.
B
Press the adjuster release
button B to loosen.
Tether Strap
Using with the 5-pt Harness
Installation with lower anchor
connector assembly
2. Place the child
restraint in
position.
Set child restraint on
vehicle seat in forwardfacing position.
Lay the tether strap over
the back of the vehicle
seat.
5. Connect and tighten tether strap.
3. Route vehicle seat
belt through belt
path and buckle it,
as shown.
Connect the tether hook to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown. (Please consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, as tether anchor locations may vary.)
Pull the strap and tighten the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach
from the child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor,
you will need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink
(see back cover).
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Vehicle Belt
Path
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Installation with Seat Belt
Installation with Seat Belt
6. Ensure child
restraint is secure.
4. Remove all slack
from the seat belt.
5. Install Locking Clip,
if necessary.
If your vehicle was built
prior to model year
1996, and has either a
lap belt or lap/shoulder
belt that is equipped
with an emergency
13 mm
locking retractor (ELR),
(0.5 inch)
you MUST use a Locking
Clip. Check your vehicle
owner’s manual to
identify which vehicle
belt system is in your
vehicle.
If your vehicle is model year 1996 or newer, it likely
has a vehicle belt system that can be locked when
tightened, and will not require use of a Locking Clip.
Locking Clip
installed properly.
Try to move the child
restraint in all directions.
IMPORTANT: To properly
protect the child, the child
restraint MUST NOT move
more than 25 mm (1 inch)
from side-to-side or from
front-to-back at the vehicle
Vehicle Belt
belt path. If you cannot
Path
tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move
it to another location.
The Tether Strap that comes with your child restraint
will be one of the two types below.
A
Tilt and slide the adjuster
A to loosen.
Using with the 5-pt Harness
Push downward on child
restraint while tightening
seat belt to remove
excess slack.
B
Press the adjuster release
button B to loosen.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a Locking Clip.
If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink (see back cover) to obtain a Locking Clip and
instructions on how to install and use it.
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.
• DO NOT use a Locking Clip in booster mode.
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7. Connect and tighten tether strap.
Connect the tether hook to the anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown. (Please consult your vehicle
owner’s manual, as tether anchor locations may vary.)
Pull the strap and tighten the tether securely.
IMPORTANT: If your tether strap is too short to reach
from the child restraint to your vehicle tether anchor,
you will need a Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink
(see back cover).
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Securing the Child
Securing the Child
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat while pulling the
harness straps.
Snap the two halves of
the chest clip together,
as shown, and slide to
armpit level.
2. Position harness
straps.
Unfasten chest clip and
place the child in the
child restraint.
Bring each harness strap
over the child’s shoulders.
Using with the 5-pt Harness
4. Fasten and adjust
chest clip.
1. Loosen harness.
IMPORTANT: The child’s back and bottom should be flat
against the restraint. If there is a gap, the child will not be
comfortable.
3. Buckle the harness.
Insert both buckle
tongues into the buckle.
Note: Pull up on the
harness straps to ensure
that the buckle tongues
are fastened securely.
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5. Tighten harness.
Pull the harness adjuster strap to tighten the harness.
Note: Check the harness straps near the shoulders for
slack. You should NOT be able to pinch the harness
(see illustration). Adjust as needed.
IMPORTANT: 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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Positioning the Harness Strap
1. Loosen harness
straps.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat while pulling the harness strap outward behind
the fastened chest clip.
1. Loosen harness
straps.
Press the harness release
button on the front of
the seat while pulling
the harness straps.
2. Disconnect chest clip.
Push the release button
and pull the chest clip
apart.
Using with the 5-pt Harness
Removing the Child
2. Remove both
Harness Straps
from the Splitter
Plate.
3. Unbuckle harness.
Press the red button on
the buckle and release
both buckle tongues.
You may now remove
the child.
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Positioning 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.
IMPORTANT: You MUST place the crotch strap in the
front slot if your child weighs 18 kg (40 lbs) or more.
1. Remove Crotch
Strap.
3. Move harness strap.
Remove both harness straps from the slots and
feed them into the new slot, as shown.
Pull the harness strap to the back of the child
restraint.
Note: Straps must be positioned at the child’s
shoulder level or slightly above.
IMPORTANT: When inserting harness straps through the
slots in the seat pad, make sure you route them correctly
through their corresponding slots in the seat shell.
4. Attach Harness
Straps to Splitter
Plate.
Attach the loop at the
end of each harness strap
onto the splitter plate.
Loosen the harness
straps and move them
out of the way.
Push the anchor up
through the slot to
the top of the seat.
Using with the 5-pt Harness
Positioning the Harness Strap
2. Insert Crotch
Strap into new
slot.
Insert the crotch strap
anchor into the slot
that is the closest to
the child AND the
most comfortable for
the child.
Pull the crotch strap to
make sure it is secure.
IMPORTANT: Make sure
both harness straps are
installed completely on the
splitter plate, as shown.
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Booster seats raise the child up and help to position the
vehicle lap and shoulder belt correctly. When the child is
properly restrained in a booster seat, their risk of injury
in all types of crashes is reduced, as the lap and shoulder
belt provides excellent restraint of both the upper and lower
torsos.
It is important for the child to sit properly within the
vehicle seat belts. When the vehicle seat belt is buckled,
the lap belt should be low on the hips, just touching the
thighs, and the shoulder belt should lie across the middle of
the shoulder. If the child leans out or moves the belt behind
the back or places it under the arm, it will not provide the
intended restraint.
How can you tell if your child is ready to transition
to a booster seat?
You should consider using a booster seat if the following
conditions apply:
• The child is mature enough to sit in the booster seat and
not put the belts under their arm or behind their back.
• The child is approaching the weight or height limit of the
child restraint they are currently using.
• If you have a vehicle that does not have a tether anchorage but has lap/shoulder belts available in the back seat,
a booster seat may provide better protection than an
internal harness seat without the tether.
The shoulder belt MUST
be routed properly.
See page 36.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding
whether the child is ready to sit in a booster seat, including:
the weight and height rating on their current child seat, the
child’s own weight and height, their maturity, and the seating positions available in your vehicle.
How is a booster seat used?
Using a booster seat is very similar to buckling yourself into
the vehicle:
• Read the instruction manuals for both the booster seat
and the vehicle before you start.
• Put the booster in the back seat in a location with
a lap and shoulder belt. Never use a booster
with only a lap belt, as this could cause serious
injuries.
• After the child is in the booster, pull the lap and shoulder
belt across him/her and buckle it.
• Check that the shoulder belt lies across the middle of the
shoulder and that the lap belt is low on the hips, just
touching the thighs.
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The shoulder belt
MUST cross midway
between child’s
shoulder and neck.
The lap belt is
stretched low and
snug across the
child’s hips.
The lap and shoulder
belts MUST pass
beneath the lower belt
guide and fasten into
the buckle.
Using as a Booster Seat
When to Put Your Child
in a Booster Seat
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Using as a Booster Seat
Child Requirements
Weight: 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs)
Height: 110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 inches)
tall AND the tops of the child’s ears are
at, or below, the top of the child restraint
headrest.
Age: At least four years old
The shoulder belt MUST be
routed properly. See page 36
Booster Installation Checklist
1. Convert child restraint to booster seat.
See “Converting into a Booster Seat,” p. 32.
2. Secure booster seat to the vehicle seat.
aMake sure the bottom and back of the booster seat
are touching vehicle seat and back.
aIf your vehicle has LATCH, you may secure
the booster seat to the vehicle with the
LATCH connectors, p. 16.
3. Place the child in the booster seat.
Make sure the child’s back and bottom are flat against
the back and bottom surfaces of the booster seat.
4. Secure child and booster seat to vehicle seat.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
The lap belt is stretched
low and snug across the
child’s hips.
Stretch the lap/shoulder belt across the child and
fasten the buckle. Make certain the shoulder belt
is threaded through the shoulder belt guide.
The shoulder belt MUST be routed properly (p. 36).
5. Check your work.
Make sure the lap belt is stretched low and snug
across the child’s hips, within the belt guides, and
fastened into the buckle. The shoulder belt must cross
the child midway between his/her shoulder and neck.
The lap and shoulder
belts MUST pass
beneath the lower belt
guide and fasten into
the buckle.
Using as a Booster Seat
WARNING
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck or fall
off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust the shoulder
belt to properly lay midway between the child’s shoulder
and neck AND at or above the shoulder, try another
seating location, or do not use the booster seat.
IMPORTANT
Always secure the booster seat with the LATCH connectors or
vehicle seat belt when not occupied. An unsecured booster seat
can fly into and injure other occupants in the event of a crash.
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TIPIP!!
To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this booster seat at www.evenflo.com.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
1. Loosen harness.
Press the harness release
button while pulling
outward on the harness
straps, as shown.
Disconnect the chest clip.
Converting into a Booster Seat
4. Route the Harness
Straps through
Adjustment Slots,
then attach to
Splitter Plate.
IMPORTANT: Make sure
both harness straps are
installed completely on the
splitter plate.
3. Disconnect all
J-clips and all
Retaining Strips,
then remove the
Seat Pad.
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5. Tuck the Chest Clip
and Buckle Tongues
into the recesses on
either side of the
seat shell.
Using as a Booster Seat
2. Remove both
Harness Straps
from the Splitter
Plate and pull them
through to the
front of the seat.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
Converting into a Booster Seat
6. Remove the Crotch
Strap.
Locate the crotch strap
anchor on the bottom.
Turn the anchor sideways
and push it through the
seat shell to remove, as
shown.
Pull the anchor through
the seat and adjust so it
lies flat.
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7. Install the Seat Pad.
Your child restraint is now in Booster Mode and ready
for a child who weighs 18 – 49.8 kg (40 – 110 lbs),
is 110 – 145 cm (43.3 – 57 inches) tall, and is at least
four years old. Make sure the tops
of his/her ears are below the top of the child
restraint headrest.
Note: to convert the seat back into 5-point harness
mode, reverse these steps.
Using as a Booster Seat
Insert the crotch strap
anchor back into the
opening from the
bottom of the child
restraint.
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Shoulder belt routing while in booster
mode
While the seat is used in booster
mode the shoulder belt must be
routed over the child’s shoulder.
General Information
Installing the Cup Holders
The belt must pass under the
head rest, between the head rest
and the seat as long as the child’s
shoulders are at or below the
opening between the head rest
and shell.
Locking
Tabs
If the child’s shoulders are
high enough that routing
the shoulder belt under
the head rest causes the
belt to be pulled down
the back side of the
child’s shoulder (before
passing through the head
rest) the belt should not
be routed between the
seat and the head rest.
Snap each cup holder onto the seat, as shown, until you
hear it snap into place. Turn the seat over and make sure
the locking tabs on each cup holder are securely locked
in place.
Removing Seat Pad
1. Disconnect the harness
If the shoulder height causes the
belt to route behind the back
and the top of the ears are still
at or below the top of the head
rest, the shoulder belt should be
routed on top of the head rest.
straps from the splitter
plate.
2. Disconnect J-clips and
two retaining strips.
Remove the
seat pad.
J-clips
Retaining
Strips
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Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends
that you secure your child for air travel in an appropriate child restraint based on your child’s weight and size.
Turbulence can happen with little or no warning. When
turbulence occurs, the safest place for your child is
in a properly installed child restraint, not in an
adult’s lap or on the aircraft seat with its seat
belt. Keeping your child in a child restraint during the
flight will help ensure your family arrives safely at your
destination.
The FAA recommends that a child weighing:*
• more than 18 kg (40 lbs) use an aircraft seat belt;
• less than 9 kg (20 lbs) use a rear-facing child restraint;
and
• from 9 to 18 kg (20 to 40 lbs) use a forward-facing
child restraint.
* Please note that these FAA recommendations
may vary from those applicable to the use of
your child restraint in a motor vehicle.
Installing Child Restraint in Aircraft
Belt Path
Opening
Aircraft
Seat Belt
2. Route aircraft seat belt through belt path.
Route the aircraft seat belt through the belt path
opening in the back of the child restraint and
continue through the opening on the opposite side
of the child restraint.
Note: Lift the restraint’s seat pad away for easier access.
IMPORTANT
You must use the internal harness when installing the
child restraint in aircraft.
Installing Child Restraint in Aircraft
IMPORTANT: Before installing the child restraint, make
sure the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
3. Fasten the aircraft seat belt, then remove
all slack from the belt.
Aircraft
Seat Belt
1. Place the child restraint in position.
Place the child restraint on the aircraft seat
forward-facing, as shown above.
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The aircraft seat belt must be as tight as possible. Route
the excess aircraft seat belt strap back through the belt
path opening. Using your full weight, push the child
restraint firmly onto the aircraft seat while pulling on the
excess seat belt strap to tighten.
Note: Because of the fixed length of aircraft seat belts, the
belt buckle could be behind the child’s back after tightening
the belt. For your child’s comfort, Evenflo recommends
cushioning the child’s back by placing a small pillow or
folded-up blanket, or a folded-up jacket, over the belt buckle.
Check your work: Reconnect the seat pad to the front
of the child restraint. Try to move the child restraint in all
directions. If you can move the restraint more than 25 mm
(1 inch) from side-to-side or front to back at the belt
path, the aircraft seat belt is not tight enough, and you
MUST install again until the seat belt is tight.
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Replacement Parts
Proper Disposal of this Child Restraint
Not available on all models.
You can order replacement parts on-line at www.evenflo.com
or contact Evenflo. When you contact us, please have the
product model number and date of manufacture (found on
the back of the child restraint).
Locking Clip:
Not included with
child restraint, see
page 20.
Cup Holder/Armrest
Head Pillow
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.
To prevent injury due to hidden damage, lost instructions,
outdated technology, etc., discontinue use of this restraint
after date on the Date/Model label (below), OR if it has
been involved in a crash.
Chest Clip
Manufactured in Fabriqué en
(year-month-day) (anné-mois-jour)
Name / Nom
Model / Modéle
Made in / Fabriqué en
Expires on/Expire le
Tether Extender
Seat Pad
Harness System
After thoroughly reading and
following these instructions,
store them in the slots on either
side of the child restraint.
Head Foam
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Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
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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.
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 to 5 PM E.T.
Canada: 1-937-773-3971
Mexico: 01-800-706-12-00
INSTRUCTIONS
Store these instructions in
the slots on either side of
the child restraint.
www.evenflo.com
USA: 1-800-233-5921, 8 AM to 5 PM E.T.
Canada: 1-937-773-3971
Mexico: 01-800-706-12-00
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