Baby Trend CSO190AD809 User's Manual

Baby Trend CSO190AD809 User's Manual
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings in this
manual. Failure to properly use this infant car seat increases the
risk of serious injury or death in a sudden stop or crash.
Store this manual in the pocket provided on the bottom of the seat.
FLEX-LOC
INFANT CAR SEAT
Fixed Back
Adjustable Back
Child Weight: 5 to 30 lbs (2.2 to 13.6 kg)
Child Height: 30” or less (76.2 cm)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNINGS TO ALERT YOU TO POSSIBLE DANGERS................................ 4
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR SAFETY SEAT ................................................... 5
SAFETY INFORMATION................................................................................... 6
3.1 About your child ................................................................................... 6
3.2 About your vehicle................................................................................. 6
3.3 About Active Air Bags............................................................................ 8
3.4 About an unoccupied Safety Seat......................................................... 8
3.5 About this Safety Seat........................................................................... 9
3.6 About use as a carrier........................................................................... 9
SELECTING THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE SAFETY SEAT.................... 12
4.1 Overall Considerations in Selecting a Location.................................. 12
4.2 Check that the Vehicle Seat Meets the Following Requirements....... 13
4.3 Check that the Vehicle Seat Belt is Safe to Use................................. 14
SAFETY SEAT FEATURES AND THEIR PROPER USE................................ 20
5.1 5-Point Harness.................................................................................. 20
5.2 Rear view of Adjustable Back Model................................................... 21
5.3 Rear View of Fixed Back Model.......................................................... 22
5.4 Base.................................................................................................... 23
5.5 Use of the Safety Seat with the Base................................................. 25
5.6 Other Features.................................................................................... 25
5.7 Operation of the Carry Handle............................................................ 27
5.8 Attaching the Canopy.......................................................................... 28
5.9 Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps..................................................... 28
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USING INFANT RESTRAINT........................................................................... 34
6.1 Securing your Child in the Safety Seat / Carrier................................. 34
6.2 For the 5-Point Harness...................................................................... 36
SECURING THE SAFETY SEAT OR BASE IN THE VEHICLE...................... 37
7.1 Preparation......................................................................................... 38
7.2 Installation of the Safety Seat / Vehicle Belt Installation of Base:....... 39
7.3 Installation of the Base using LATCH................................................. 43
7.4 Setting Proper Recline of the Safety Seat / Base............................... 46
FINAL SAFETY CHECKS................................................................................ 49
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION......................................................................... 50
9.1 Using the Safety Seat in an Airplane.................................................. 50
9.2 Using your Baby Trend Safety Seat with a Baby Trend Stroller.......... 50
9.3 Cleaning and Maintenance................................................................. 50
9.4 Replacement Parts............................................................................. 52
This product is protected by one or more of the following US patents:
6,834,915 6,811,216 6,913,313 6,916,066 7,040,694 7,004,541 6,979,057
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1.0
WARNING
WARNINGS TO ALERT YOU TO
POSSIBLE DANGERS
The ultimate safety of your child depends on the proper
installation of the Safety Seat in your vehicle. Proper installation
requires that you read and understand this entire manual and
your vehicle’s owner’s manual before placing your child in the
Safety Seat. DO NOT allow others to install or use this safety
seat unless they completely understand it’s proper use and
installation.
Improper use of this Safety Seat can result in death or serious
injury from a crash, sharp turn or sudden stop.
Your child’s safety depends on:
1. Choosing the best location within your vehicle for the Safety
Seat. Seating positions with Active Air Bags must be avoided.
2. Adjust the harness shoulder strap locations to the appropriate
height for your child.
3. Adjust the harness length to be snug around your child.
4. This Safety Seat is only to be used in the rear-facing position.
5. Proper use and routing of the seat belts in your vehicle is
essential for proper installation. Not all vehicle seat belts will
adequately secure the Safety Seat.
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6. Proper recline angle of the Safety Seat is required for maximum
protection of your child.
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REGISTER
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR SAFETY
SEAT
Please complete the following information regarding this Safety
Seat:
Model Number : _________________
Manufactured in : _________________
Purchase Date : _________________
The model number can be found on a label on the side of the
Safety Seat. The manufactured date can be found on a label on
the bottom of the seat.
Please fill out the prepaid registration post card attached to the
safety harness and mail it today. In addition, we may find a need
to update this instruction manual from time to time.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name,
address and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing
date to Baby Trend, Inc, 1607 S. Campus Avenue, Ontario,
CA 91761 or call 1-800-328-7363.
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
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SAFETY INFORMATION
3.1 About your child
• This Safety Seat is designed and tested to accommodate
a child of a specific range of HEIGHT and WEIGHT. Using
the Safety Seat for a child whose weight or height is
outside of these limits will increase the risk of death or
serious injury in the event of a crash. Please see the
Warning label on the Safety Seat located on the child’s
right side for weight and height limits for your model. Also
noted on manual cover.
• Special needs children, such as pre-term babies, may suffer
difficulties in using this Safety Seat. The angle of recline in this
Safety Seat may not be appropriate for Special Needs babies.
If your child has special needs or any breathing difficulties,
please discuss vehicle Safety Seats with your pediatrician, or
other competent health care provider, to ensure the safety of
your child.
• Never leave your child unattended, even for a moment.
• Do Not Dress your child in bulky clothing or other garments that
will hinder the harness from being snug around your child and
properly latched between your child’s legs.
3.2 About your vehicle
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• Proper installation of the Safety Seat in your vehicle and proper
securing of your child in the Safety Seat are essential to ensure
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the safety of your child. Quick turns, sudden stops, or other
maneuvers in avoiding a crash, as well as a crash, can injure
your child if not properly secured in the seat or if the seat is not
properly installed in the vehicle.
• There are many different types of vehicles, seat belt systems,
or other occupant restraint systems in use today. Accordingly,
this manual can only give guidelines for proper installation in
your vehicle. In addition to this manual, you must also read
and understand the vehicle owner’s manual, which should
address use of child restraints. If your vehicle owner’s manual
does not address the installation of child restraints, please
contact your local vehicle dealer, or the vehicle’s manufacturer,
to obtain this information before using this Safety Seat.
• Some vehicles do not have any safe location for this Safety
Seat to be installed. In addition, many vehicles do not have
seat belt systems that will adequately hold this Safety
Seat in the required position. Please refer to both this manual
and your vehicle owner’s manual for complete information for
proper safe installation of this Safety Seat.
• Never combine this Safety Seat or Base with any other Safety
Seat or Base from any other manufacturer. If you are in need
of an additional Base, please contact your local dealer or Baby
Trend, Inc. to obtain one.
• This Safety Seat is certified for use in Motor Vehicles and
Aircraft and conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards.
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3.3 About Active Air Bags
NEVER PLACE THIS SAFETY SEAT IN A VEHICLE SEATING
LOCATION THAT HAS AN ACTIVE AIR BAG. If an Active
Air bag inflates, it can hit the safety seat with great force and
cause death or serious injury to your child. Refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for additional information and warnings about
Active Air bags, and supplemental restraints, and their proper use
with Safety Seats.
3.4 About an unoccupied Safety Seat
• Never leave the Safety Seat or Base unsecured in your
vehicle. An unsecured seat or base can fly through the vehicle
in the event of a crash, sudden stop or sharp turn and cause
serious injury to the driver, who may then loose control of the
vehicle, or to passengers. When not in use, either remove the
seat and or base from the vehicle or make sure that both are
securely belted to the vehicle according to these instructions.
• The Safety Seat may become very hot if left in direct sunlight.
Your child may suffer burns from hot plastic components.
Always check the seat for hot surfaces that may come into
contact with your child before placing your child in the seat.
We suggest that you cover the seat with a blanket or towel if
it will be subject to direct sunlight while you are away from the
vehicle.
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3.5 About this Safety Seat
• This Safety Seat is constructed of plastic that can deform over
time if left with any object in the seat while stored. DO NOT
leave heavy objects in the seat while not in use. DO NOT
store the seat in the trunk of your car with heavy objects on it
or with pressure on the seat from the trunk lid.
• Replace the Safety Seat and Base after an accident of
any kind. An accident, even a minor accident, can cause
undetectable damage to the Safety Seat or Base that may
cause the Seat or Base to fail in a subsequent accident. DO
NOT use the safety seat if it is damaged or broken.
• Discontinue use of the Safety Seat and Base after six (6) years
from the date of manufacture. The date of manufacture can
be found on the label located on the underside of the Safety
Seat or Base. When discarding an out of date seat, please
ensure that someone finding the seat will be unable to use it.
We suggest that you disable the seat by removing the pad and
harness and discarding the pieces at different times.
3.6 About use as a carrier
Never Leave Your Child Unattended, even if they are asleep.
Very often when you arrive at your destination you will find
that your child has fallen asleep in the Seat. Do not leave the
child unattended, even for a minute. Your child can tip or move
the carrier by their movements, kicking or grabbing on to their
surroundings. If the carrier tips over, your child can suffocate
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from the surface that the seat is on as well as from the pressure
on their chest from the safety harness. In addition, if the carrier
is placed too upright, the child’s head can fall forward and cause
the child to have difficulty breathing. To avoid death or serious
injury from suffocation, falls and other hazards:
• Always place the carrier on a firm and level surface. Never
place the carrier on soft or plush surfaces such as a bed,
comforter, couch, sofa, chair, etc. The carrier has a very
high possibility of tipping over if placed on a soft or plush
surface.
• Fall hazard: Child’s movements can slide carrier. Never place
the carrier near the edge of high surfaces such as tables,
counter tops, shelves, or other elevated surfaces. To prevent
falls, stay within arm’s reach whenever the carrier is not on the
floor or ground.
• Child can strangle in loose safety harness straps. Never leave
child in carrier when straps are loose or undone. Always use
the safety harness as instructed in this manual when the child
is in the carrier.
• Before lifting the carrier with the handle, check that the handle
is firmly locked into position. The carrier will pivot about an
unlocked handle and can result in injury to your child.
• When using the carrier with a shopping cart, check that the
seat is firmly locked onto the shopping cart. If the carrier will
not firmly lock on always place the carrier into the interior of the
shopping cart.
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SAFETY
• Strings and cords can cause strangulation:
- DO NOT place items with string around a child’s neck, such
as hood strings, pacifier cords, etc.
- DO NOT suspend strings on or over carrier.
- DO NOT attach strings to toys.
- DO NOT place the carrier near a window where cords from
blinds or drapes can strangle a child.
WARNING
Never leave child unattended.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD: Infant carrier can roll over on
soft surfaces and suffocate child, NEVER place carrier on
beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
STRANGULATION HAZARD: Child can strangle in loose
restraint straps. Never leave child in carrier when straps are
loose or undone.
FALL HAZARD: Child’s movement can slide carrier. Never
place carrier near edges of counter tops, tables, or other
elevated surfaces.
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4.0
LOCATION
SELECTING THE BEST LOCATION FOR
THE SAFETY SEAT
WARNING
Not every location within an automobile may be safe for the
installation of this Safety Seat. In fact, some automobiles have
no seating position that is safe for the installation of a safety
seat. Improper placement of this Safety Seat within a vehicle
will increase the risk of death or serious injury.
Please follow the instructions in this manual and in your
vehicle owner’s manual carefully to ensure proper location and
installation of this Safety Seat. If you are uncertain about the
proper location of the Safety Seat within the vehicle, contact
your vehicle manufacturer directly, or through their dealer
before using this seat. You are also invited to call Baby Trend
at1-800-328-7363 for additional information or assistance.
4.1 Overall Considerations in Selecting a Location
• The rear seating positions have been shown to be statistically
safer for children than the front seating position.
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• We recommend that you use the center rear seat position as
the safest location for the Safety Seat. In addition, whenever
possible, have an adult ride in the rear with the child in order to
monitor the child.
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LOCATION
• If the driver is the only adult in the vehicle and the child
requires constant monitoring, then the forward seating position
may be used if there is no passenger side Active Air bag and
all of the following requirements are met for this location.
4.2 Check that the Vehicle Seat Meets the Following
Requirements
WARNING
DO NOT place rear-facing child
seat on front seat with air bag.
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY can
occur. The back seat is the safest
place for children 12 and under.
• Never place this Safety Seat in a vehicle seating location
that has an Active Air Bag! Active Air Bags inflate with great
force! An inflating active Air Bag can strike a Safety Seat
with enough force to cause death or serious injury to your
child. If your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger side
Active Air bag, please refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual for
additional information about Active Air bags and child safety
seat installation.
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LOCATION
• DO NOT place this Safety Seat in any vehicle
seat that faces to the rear or to either side of
the vehicle. (Fig. 14-1 & 14-2).
• DO NOT use this Safety Seat in a vehicle
that has a vehicle seat back that does
not lock into place. A seat back that folds
forward must have a latch or locking
mechanism to prevent it from flying
forward and striking the child in a sudden
stop or accident.
• Please review your vehicle owner’s manual
to determine the best location for the Safety
Seat or to determine if any locations are
unsafe for safety seat installation. If you
do not have the vehicle owner’s manual
or the owner’s manual does not address
child safety seat installation, please contact
the vehicle manufacturer to obtain this
information before using the safety seat.
Fig. 14-1
Fig. 14-2
4.3 Check that the Vehicle Seat Belt is Safe to Use
The Safety Seat is designed to be tightly installed at all
times. The vehicle seat belt must be capable of maintaining
tight installation at all times. A variety of vehicle seat belt
systems have been installed on vehicles that are not safe
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for use with the Safety Seat. Even newer vehicles can have
seat belts systems that are not safe for use with the Safety
Seat. These systems may look safe but their method of
operation precludes their use with the Safety Seat. If you are
unsure if the vehicle seat belt is safe for use with the Safety
Seat, please contact the vehicle manufacturer for additional
information.
WARNING
Carefully analyze the operation of the vehicle safety belts
before using the Safety Seat. Being able to thread the vehicle
seat belt through the Safety Seat or Base is not an indication
that the vehicle seat belt is safe to use. Carefully read this
section on seat belt systems, review your vehicle owner’s
manual in detail, and heed any and all warning labels on your
vehicle’s seat belt. Your vehicle may require a modification
or special seat belt in order to be safely used with this Safety
Seat. Please see your vehicle dealer for this service.
Seat belt systems that are NOT safe for use with the Safety Seat:
DO NOT use the following types of seat belt systems with
the Safety Seat. These belt systems will not hold the Safety
Seat securely in place at all times. In addition, the locking clip
provided with this product will not make these belt systems safe
to use.
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• DO NOT use a lap belt that stays loose after
installed and locks only in a crash or sudden
stop. These lap belts utilize an Emergency
Locking Retractor and are often found in
combination with motorized shoulder belts.
Because these belts will allow the Safety
Seat to move about on the seat, the chance
of the Safety Seat being out of the proper
position in a crash is very high. Accordingly,
do not use the Safety Seat with this type of
Seat Belt system. Please see your vehicle’s
dealer or owner’s manual for information on
converting this seat belt system to one that
is acceptable for use with a Safety Seat
(Fig. 16-1).
• DO NOT use a lap/shoulder belt system if
the lap belt and shoulder belt each have
retractors at one end. This type of seat
belt system will not adequately restrain the
Safety Seat (Fig. 16-2).
• DO NOT use a seat belt that is connected
to the door in any way. These types of seat
belts are designed to automatically
surround the occupant when the door is
closed. This type of seat belt will NOT
adequately restrain the Safety Seat.
(Fig. 16-3).
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Fig. 16-1
Fig. 16-2
Fig. 16-3
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LOCATION
• DO NOT use a seat belt that is anchored on
the seat more than 2 inches forward of the
crease between the seat bottom and the
seat back. This type of seat belt anchors
the Safety Seat too far forward and the
Safety Seat will not be safely restrained in
the vehicle (Fig. 17-1).
• DO NOT use a shoulder belt that moves
along a track. These systems typically
move to surround the occupant when the
door is closed. This type of belt system will
NOT adequately restrain the Safety Seat.
(Fig. 17-2).
If you have any of the above seat belt
systems, DO NOT use it to secure the Safety
Seat in the vehicle. Look in the vehicle for
a location that has a more suitable seat belt
system as described in the section following.
You may also contact your vehicle’s
manufacturer to inquire about installing a
seat belt system that is adequate to restrain
a Safety Seat.
Fig. 17-1
Fig. 17-2
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Seat belt systems that are Adequate for use with the Safety
Seat:
The following seat belt systems can be used with the Safety Seat
provided, that all of the other requirements prescribed in these
instructions, including seat position, and all instructions provided
by your vehicle’s owner’s manual are followed.
• A lap belt that is manually adjusted and will
remain tight while the vehicle is in motion is
suitable for use with the Safety Seat. Pulling
the belt through the buckle after the buckle is
fastened tightens this type of seat belt. The
center rear seat belt is most often this type of
seat belt (Fig. 18-1).
Fig. 18-1
• A lap belt that cannot be lengthened once
it is fastened is suitable for use with the
Safety Seat. These seat belts often have
an automatic locking retractor that will
allow the belt to be lengthened but once
fastened, must be unbuckled and allowed
to retract fully before allowing the belt to be
lengthened again (Fig. 18-2).
• A lap/shoulder combination seat belt with
a latch plate that locks the lap belt into
position is suitable for use with the Safety
Seat. Once this type of seat belt is fastened,
the latch plate prevents the lap belt from
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Fig. 18-2
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loosening. This combination seat belt does
not require a locking clip (Fig. 19-1).
• A lap/shoulder combination belt system
with a latch plate that can slide freely along
the belt is suitable for use with the Safety
Seat if it includes a lockable retractor or if
a locking clip is used to secure the lap belt
into position and prevent loosening. Use
the locking clip provided with the Safety
Seat as instructed on page 42. Please
refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual
for additional information on locking this
style of seat belt. This style of belt must be
locked to prevent movement of the Safety
Seat (Fig. 19-2 & 19-3).
Fig. 19-1
Fig. 19-2
Fig. 19-3
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FEATURES
SAFETY SEAT FEATURES AND THEIR
PROPER USE
5.1 5-Point Harness
Carry Handle
Moving Seat
Back (Adjustable
Back Model)
Canopy
Seat Pad
Handle
Release
Button
Harness
Straps
Buckle
Harness Clip
Harness
Adjuster Strap
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Vehicle Belt
Path/Hook
without base
Harness
Adjuster Button
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5.2 Rear view of Adjustable Back Model
Harness Slots
Canopy
Seat Angle
Indicator
Adjuster
Knob
Harness
Belt
Owner’s
Manual
Holder
Harness
Adjuster Strap
Base/Stroller
Hook
Belt Adjuster
Plate
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5.3 Rear View of Fixed Back Model
Harness Slots
Canopy
Harness
Belt
Seat Angle
Indicator
Owner’s
Manual
Holder
Harness
Adjuster Strap
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Base/Stroller
Hook
Belt Adjuster
Plate
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5.4 Base
Attachment
Locks
Latch Connector
Storage
Belt Path for
Vehicle Belt
Installation
Foot Adjustment
Lock Button
Latch Hook
Release
Button
Webbing Release
Button
Latch Connectors
Latch Attachment Hook
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Your Safety Seat base can be installed with either the vehicle belt
or with the included LATCH attachment system.
To properly install the Safety Seat and protect your child, you
must carefully follow the instructions that correspond with the
model you have purchased.
Latch Connectors
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Vehicle Belt Path
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FEATURES
5.5 Use of the Safety Seat with the Base
• To remove the car seat from the
base, squeeze the Base Release
handle, located below the foot
end of the Safety Seat, to release
the Safety Seat from the Base.
Please see Fig. 25-1.
• To attach the Safety Seat to the
Base, align the Safety seat with
the Base and push down until
the Safety Seat latches onto the
Base. Check that both sides
of the Safety Seat are securely
attached to the base.
5.6 Other Features
Squeeze
Fig. 25-1
Harness
We manufacturer several different styles
of Safety Seat each with various levels of
features, adjustments, and weight and size
ratings. Please follow the instructions that
correspond with the features included on
your particular model.
5-Point Harness
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Crotch Strap
The crotch strap is adjustable in length to ensure a safe and
comfortable fit for harness.
Seat Angle Indicator
The Seat Angle Indicator
is used to ensure that the
seat is installed at the
proper degree of recline to
adequately protect your child
in a crash.
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Seat Angle Indicator
Locking Clip
The Locking Clip is stored under the
pad on the right side of the Safety Seat
and is used to securely install the Safety
Seat with certain types of vehicle lap/
shoulder combination belts.
Seat Angle Adjuster
The Seat Angle Adjuster raises and
lowers the rear of the Base in order to
obtain the proper angle of recline for
proper installation of the Safety Seat
when using the Base.
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Locking Clip
Seat Angle Adjuster
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5.7 Operation of the Carry Handle
• The Carry Handle has three positions:
the upright carry position, a mid-storage
position, and the non-rocking position.
• Depress the two buttons located on the
handle just above the connection to the
Safety Seat shell to release the handle.
• Slowly rotate the handle to the desired
position. The buttons should pop out
and the handle should automatically
lock into the new position.
Upright Carry
• Before lifting the Safety Seat, push on
the handle to check that both sides of
the handle have locked into place.
• Use the Mid Storage or non-rocking position
when the Safety seat in the vehicle.
Non Rocking in
vehicle position
Mid Storage in
vehicle position
Rotate the Handle
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5.8 Attaching the Canopy
Slip the canopy stays through the sleeves on
the canopy.
The canopy is attached by inserting the ends of
the canopy plastic stays into the female fittings
found on the inside of the handle hub.
5.9 Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps
WARNING
Failure to properly adjust the harness on your child
increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event
of a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash. Please follow the
instructions very closely to ensure that the harness is
properly adjusted to fit your child at all times. Your child will
grow very rapidly! Please check the fit of the harness every
time you use the Safety Seat.
Adjustable Back Safety Seat
The Adjustable Back Safety Seat includes a sliding back
component that will adjust the height of the harness straps as the
back is adjusted.
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To adjust the seat back height, turn the moving
back adjuster knob behind the seat clockwise
to increase the seat back height and counter
clockwise to decrease the seat back height.
Each half turn will raise or lower the slots 1/2”.
Knob handle must
be vertical
The proper height of the harness straps is
even with or just below your child’s shoulders.
Remove the Safety Seat from the Base and
rotate the Carry Handle to the non rocking
position. Place your child in the Safety Seat
such that your child’s bottom is all the way to
the rear and bottom of the seat. (See Fig. 35-2)
Rotate the knob behind the seat back to raise
or lower the moving seat back and harness
straps. Knob must remain in vertical position
after adjustment. (Fig. 29-1) The Harness
Straps must be even with or just below the
child’s shoulders. (Fig. 29-2) DO NOT use the
Safety Seat with the Harness adjusted above
the child’s shoulders as the child will not be
held securely in a sharp turn, sudden stop,
or crash.
Fig. 29-1
Fixed Back Safety Seat
The fixed seat back version of the Safety
Seat features three height adjustments for the
harness shoulder straps. The harness straps
must be used in the slots that position the
Fig. 29-2
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straps to be even with or just below your
child’s shoulders. (Fig. 30-1) The harness
straps are adjusted as follows:
Proper height is even or
just below shoulder
1. Remove the Safety Seat from the Base and
rotate the Carry Handle to the back position.
Place your child in the Safety Seat such that
your child’s bottom is all the way to the rear
and bottom of the seat.
2. Determine which pair of slots will position the
harness straps even with or just below your
child’s shoulders. DO NOT use harness
slots that will position the harness straps
above your child’s shoulders as the harness
straps in this position will not restrain a small
child in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
Fig. 30-1
3. If the Harness Straps require adjustment,
remove your child from the Safety Seat.
Rotate the handle to the upright carry
position.
4. Loosen the harness straps by depressing the
Harness Adjuster Button located below the
flap just ahead of the Harness Buckle and
pulling on the harness straps.
5. Turn the seat over. Locate the Belt Adjuster
Plate near the bottom of the seat. (Fig. 30-2)
Remove both Harness Straps from the Belt
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A
B
A
B
Fig. 30-2
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Adjuster Plate. From the front of the seat,
pull the Harness Straps through the shoulder
area slots and seat pad.
Belt Threading Tool
6. Using the included Belt Threading Tool,
insert the Harness Straps through the Slots
selected in step 2 above, in the seat pad and
the seat shell, respectively. (Fig. 31-1)
7. From the rear of the Safety Seat, pull the
Harness Straps through the Slots until you
have enough strap to reach the Belt
Adjuster Plate.
8. Reassemble the Harness Straps to the Belt
Adjuster Plate. Do the left Harness Strap
first, followed by the right Harness Strap.
Check that Harness Straps are completely
within the Belt Adjuster Plate loop (Fig. 31-2).
You have two adjustment positions on the
harness. Use Position A for a smaller child,
and Position B for a larger child. If using
Position A, loop B must be on top of the Belt
Adjuster Plate. (Fig. 31-3)
9. Inspect the Harness Straps from the front
and rear to ensure that they are not twisted.
Twisted straps can prevent proper tightening
of the Harness and thus may not adequately
restrain your child in a sharp turn, sudden
stop or crash.
Fig. 31-1
A
A
B
Fig. 31-2
A
B
A
B
Fig. 31-3
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FEATURES
10.Before using the Safety Seat, please pull on
the Harness Straps from the front to ensure
that they are securely reattached.
Adjustment of the Crotch Strap Length
The crotch strap length should be adjusted
such that a gap of 1/2” to 1” is present
between the ears of the buckle, and the
top of the child’s thigh, disregarding any
clothing or diaper (Fig. 32-1). Your child
will grow very quickly so always check that
the buckle is the proper height whenever
placing your child in the Safety Seat. The
crotch strap length is adjusted as follows:
1. Lift up on the crotch strap pad and you
will see the crotch strap anchor clip
riding in a slot in the crotch strap cavity
in the car seat shell. Pull outward
on the metal clip, while feeding the
crotch strap webbing downward, until
the crotch strap metal clip is removed
from the slot. DO NOT attempt to
completely remove the crotch strap
from the Safety Seat. (Fig. 32-2)
1/2 to 1 inch above thigh
Fig. 32-1
Crotch strap anchor clip
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Fig. 32-2
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FEATURES
2. The length of the crotch strap is
shortened by wrapping additional strap
material around the metal clip. The
length is increased by unwrapping
material from around the metal clip.
Adjust the length of the crotch strap to
the desired length. (Fig. 33-1)
3. Reinsert the crotch strap metal clip into
the slot in the crotch strap cavity while
pulling upward on the crotch strap
buckle. Check that the crotch strap
metal clip is completely seated all the
way down in the slots before using the
Safety Seat. (Fig. 33-2)
Anchor clip
Wrap strap around
anchor clip to shorten
Fig. 33-1
Fig. 33-2
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INFANT RESTRAINT
USING INFANT RESTRAINT
6.1 Securing your Child in the Safety Seat / Carrier
WARNING
Failure to properly secure your child in the Safety Seat /
Carrier increases the risk of death or serious injury from
suffocation or falls, or in the event of a sharp turn, sudden
stop or crash.
In a crash, the safety seat provides no protection for your child
unless the Harness Straps are properly installed according
to these instructions. Make sure that the harness straps are
properly adjusted and secured whenever using the Safety Seat,
even when using as a carrier.
Please follow these instructions carefully to properly secure your
child.
1.Check that the Harness Straps are installed in the proper slots .
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or adjusted to the proper height as described in section 5.9,
Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps, preceding.
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2.The clothing you dress your child in will .
INFANT RESTRAINT
The clothing you dress you
affect the proper use of the Safety Seat.
Please dress your child in clothing that will:
• Allow the Harness Straps to securely latch
between your child’s legs.
• Keep the shoulder straps properly located
on your child’s shoulders.
3.Place the Safety Seat on a firm and level .
4.Place your child in the Safety Seat so that .
5.Pull the harness straps down over your .
Place the Safety Seat on a fi
surface. Move the carry handle to the non
rocking position. Loosen the Harness Straps
Fig. 35-1
by pulling on the straps while pushing on the
Harness Adjuster Button located below the
pad just in front of the buckle. Unfasten the
Harness Chest Clip. Unbuckle the Harness
Straps and drape the Harness Straps over
the Seat back or to the sides of the Safety
Seat. (Fig. 35-1)
the child’s bottom is against the back and
bottom of the seat. (Fig. 35-2)
Place yourCorrect
child in the Safet
Pull the harness straps down o
child. Check that the harness straps are not
twisted.
Incorrect
Fig. 35-2
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6.2 For the 5-Point Harness
• Type A: Put the two buckle tongues together,
overlaying the left buckle tongue onto the
right buckle tongue, and insert the two joined
buckle tongues into the harness buckle on
the crotch strap (Fig. 36-1). Type B: Insert
each buckle tongue into the harness buckle
(Fig. 36-2).
Fig. 36-1
Make sure that you hear the tongues click
into the buckle and check that both are firmly
latched by pulling upward on the straps. If
the harness straps are not securely buckled,
the safety seat will NOT provide protection
for your child. DO NOT use the safety seat,
even as a carrier, if the harness does not
securely buckle. Please call Baby Trend at
1-800-328-7363 for assistance.
Fig. 36-2
• From the front of the Safety Seat, pull outward on the Harness
Adjuster Strap to tighten the Harness Straps. Make sure that
both Harness Straps are flat and tight on your child’s shoulders.
The harness is properly tightened if you are not able to insert
more than one finger between the harness strap and your child’s
shoulder.
• Fasten the Harness Chest Clips together. Position the Harness
Chest Clip, by sliding the Clip either up or down on the
Harness Straps, so that it is level with the child’s armpits.
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INSTALLATION
Accessory products for use with the Safety Seat are acceptable
for use provided that they do not interfere with the harness
assembly, or the proper adjustment of the harness such that it
remains tight on the child’s shoulders at all times. Thick, soft, or
other compressible material in excess of 1/4 inch thick should
not be placed behind or under the child or between the child
and harness straps. Examples of accessory products are head
support pillows or rolled blankets to add additional head support.
SECURING THE SAFETY SEAT OR BASE
IN THE VEHICLE
Please read carefully section 4.3, Check that the Vehicle Seat
Belt is Safe to Use, before proceeding with the installation of
the Safety Seat. Please understand that due to the extremely
large number of vehicles in use today, and the correspondingly
large number of safety belt systems, this section can only provide
guidance, as to the proper installation of the Safety Seat, that
must be combined with the information provided by your vehicle
manufacturer in order to obtain a proper and safe installation.
WARNING
Failure to properly install and secure the Safety Seat in a rear
facing position within the vehicle increases the child’s risk of
death or serious injury in the event of a sharp turn, sudden stop
or crash. Carefully follow these instructions, and the instructions
provided by your vehicle manufacturer for the installation of child
safety seats, to ensure that the Safety Seat is properly located,
positioned and held tightly installed at all times.
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INSTALLATION
7.1 Preparation
1. Park your vehicle on a level surface so that
the level indicator located on the left side
of the Safety Seat will properly indicate the
proper angle of recline of the seat.
2. Make sure you have selected an acceptable
location for the safety seat as instructed in
section Selecting the Best Location for
the Safety Seat on page 12.
3. Check again for any Active Air bags. DO
NOT use any location that has an active
air bag or is adjacent to an Active Air bag
such that, when deployed, the Active Air bag
may come into contact with the Safety Seat.
Many passenger side Active Air bags are
designed to deploy to protect the
passenger side as well as the center front
seating position. Please see the Active
Air bag warnings in your vehicle owner’s
manual to help determine unsafe locations
in the vehicle.
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4. If the front seat position is used, slide the vehicle seat as far
to the rear as possible to prevent the safety seat from striking
the dash in a crash. If the rear seat position is used, slide the
vehicle seat directly in front of the Safety Seat forward enough
to prevent the Safety Seat from striking the vehicle seat back in
a crash.
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INSTALLATION
5. Check that the vehicle seat back is locked in the upright
position and will not fold forward onto the Safety Seat.
(Fig. 39-1)
7.2 Installation of the Safety Seat / Vehicle
Belt Installation of Base:
1. Remove the Safety Seat from the base
by squeezing the base release handle
located under the center of the foot end of
the Safety Seat and lifting upward on the
Safety Seat (See Fig. 25-1). Store both
LATCH connectors as shown in Fig.
44-1.
2. If you are using the Base with the Safety
Seat, place the Base in the rear-facing
position in a forward facing vehicle seat
as shown in Fig. 39-2. If you are using
the Safety Seat without the Base, place
the Safety Seat in a rear-facing position
in a forward facing vehicle seat as
shown in Fig. 40-1. The Child must face
the rear of the vehicle and Safety Seat
must be placed in a vehicle seat that
faces forward.
3. See Fig. 39-2 for the proper threading of
the vehicle belt through the Base and Fig.
40-1 for the proper threading of the belt
Folding seat must
be locked
Fig. 39-1
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Lap Belt only
Fig. 39-2
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INSTALLATION
through the Safety Seat without the Base.
4. Buckle the seat belt being careful that the
seat belt is not twisted and is securely
latched into the appropriate buckle, and
not the adjacent buckle. (Fig. 40-2)
5. Proper installation of the Safety Seat
or Base requires that the seat belt be
very tight. To tighten the seat belt, push
down hard with your knee or hand on the
Safety Seat or Base while pulling and
tightening the seat belt. Check that there
is no slack in the seat belt on either side
of the Safety Seat or Base, or anywhere
along the path of the belt, and that the
seat belt is tight from end to end.
(Fig. 40-3 and 40-4)
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Fig. 40-2
Fig. 40-3
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Lap Belt only
Fig. 40-1
Fig. 40-4
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INSTALLATION
6. To tighten a lap belt only:
• An automatically retracted lap seat belt
is tightened by feeding belt back into its
retractor while pushing down hard on the
Safety Seat or Base. Make sure that the
retractor locks the lap belt into place and
that the belt remains very tight. (Fig. 41-1)
• A manually adjusted lap seat belt is
tightened by pulling on the free end of
the seat belt while pushing down hard
on the Safety Seat or Base. If you
experience difficulty tightening the seat
belt, unbuckle the seat belt, tighten the
seat belt a small amount and re-buckle
the seat belt. Repeat this procedure
until the seat belt is very tight around the
Safety Seat or base. Check that the seat
belt remains very tight around the Safety
Seat or base. (Fig. 41-2)
Fig. 41-1
Fig. 41-2
7. To tighten a combination lap/shoulder seat belt:
• A lap/shoulder combination belt with a locking buckle is tightened
by pulling upward on the shoulder portion of the seat belt while
pushing down hard on the Safety Seat or Base. If you experience
difficulty tightening the seat belt, unbuckle the seat belt, tighten
the seat belt a small amount and re-buckle the seat belt. Repeat
this procedure until the seat belt is very tight around the Safety
Seat. (Fig. 42-1)
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INSTALLATION
8. A lap/shoulder combination seat belt with a
buckle that can slide freely along the seat
belt may require the use of a locking clip.
(Fig. 42-2) Check your vehicle’s owner’s
manual to see if the vehicle manufacturer
has provided an alternate manner, such
as a locking retractor in which to prevent
movement of the lap portion of the seat belt.
Fig. 42-1
• To install the locking clip, tighten the
buckled seat belt by pulling upward on
the shoulder portion of the seat belt
while pushing down hard on the Safety
Seat or Base.
• While maintaining downward pressure
on the Safety Seat or Base, squeeze the
shoulder belt and lap belt together just
above the buckle to prevent from moving.
Unbuckle the seat belt being careful to
prevent movement of the buckle.
Fig. 42-2
• Secure the shoulder belt to the lap belt
by installing the locking clip 1/2 inch from
the buckle as shown in Fig. 42-3.
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• Re-buckle the seat belt and check that
the seat belt is very tight around the
Safety Seat or Base. Pull on the lap belt
to ensure that the locking clip is locking
the lap belt and it remains very tight.
Fig. 42-3
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INSTALLATION
9. If you are using the Base, check that
nothing is on top of the base, or anything
that will interfere with the proper latching
of the Safety Seat to the Base. Place
the Safety Seat onto the Base and
push down until the Safety Seat latches
securely to the Base and you hear a
click. Pull upward on the Safety Seat to
check that the Safety Seat is securely
latched onto the base. (Fig. 43-1)
Fig. 43-1
If the Safety Seat does not securely latch onto the Base, the
Safety Seat will NOT provide Protection for your child. DO NOT
use the Safety Seat with the Base if it does not securely latch into
place. Please call Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 for assistance.
7.3 Installation of the Base using LATCH
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) System is
designed to make installation of child safety seats easier by
requiring child safety seats to be installed without using the
vehicle’s seat belt system. By September 1, 2002, two rear seating
positions of all cars, mini vans and light trucks will come equipped
with lower child safety seat anchor points located between a
vehicle’s seat cushion and seat back. Also by September 1, 2002,
all child safety seats will have two attachments which will connect
to the vehicle’s lower anchor points. Together, the lower anchors
and upper tethers make up the LATCH system. Rear-facing infant
seats do not make use of the upper tether.
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INSTALLATION
1. Locate a LATCH seating position as identified in your vehicle
owner’s manual. Some LATCH seating positions may require
deploying of anchors, or installation of guides.
2. Remove the Safety Seat from the base by squeezing the base
release handle located under the center of the foot end of the
Safety Seat and lifting upward on the Safety Seat. (Fig. 25-1)
3. Remove the LATCH connectors from
their storage position inside the base
(Fig. 44-1). Place the Base in the rearfacing position in a forward facing vehicle
seat as shown in Fig. 45-1. The Child
must face the rear of the vehicle and
Safety Seat must be placed in a vehicle
seat that faces forward.
Fig. 44-1
4. Locate the LATCH anchors in the vehicle
seat. (Fig. 44-2) Once located, snap the
Safety Seat LATCH connectors onto the
steel rod. Listen for the click and check
that both connectors are firmly attached to
the anchor rods by pulling outward on the
connectors. (Fig. 45-2)
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5. Proper installation of the Base requires
that the LATCH webbing be very tight.
To tighten the webbing, push down hard
with your knee or hand on the Base while
pulling upward on each webbing end.
The webbing will automatically lock in
Latch Anchor
Fig. 44-2
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INSTALLATION
place. Check that there is no slack in the
webbing on both sides of the base and
that the base is tightly installed. Fig. 45-2
and 45-3.
6. Check that nothing is on top of the base or
anything that will interfere with the proper
latching of the Safety Seat to the Base. Place
the Safety Seat onto the Base and push down
until the Safety Seat latches securely to the
Base and you hear a click. Pull upward on
the Safety Seat to check that the Safety Seat
is securely latched onto the base. (Fig. 25-1)
If the Safety Seat does not securely latch
onto the Base, the Safety Seat will provide
No Protection for your child. DO NOT use
the Safety Seat with the Base if it does not
securely latch onto the Base. Please call
Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 for assistance.
7. To remove the base from the vehicle,
squeeze the webbing release button
on the LATCH connector to loosen the
webbing. (Fig. 46-1a) Please note
that the LATCH connector can not be
released from the LATCH anchor if the
webbing is tight. Press the LATCH
hook release button on each
connector to release the connector
from the anchor. (Fig. 46-1b)
Snap onto anchors
Fig. 45-1
Fig. 45-2
Fig. 45-3
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INSTALLATION
7.4 Setting Proper Recline of the
Safety Seat / Base
For your child’s safety, the Safety
Seat must be properly reclined
when installed in the vehicle.
The Safety Seat includes a Seat
Angle Indicator on the lower
portion of the shell on the child’s
left side, to assist in achieving
the proper angle of recline for the
Safety Seat. (Fig. 46-2)
Fig. 46-1a
Press to release
Fig. 46-1b
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WARNING
Failure to properly recline the Safety Seat on the vehicle seat
increases the risk of death or serious injury. If the Safety
Seat is positioned too upright, the child’s head may drop
forward and result in breathing problems. If the Safety Seat
is too reclined, excessive force may be exerted on the child’s
shoulders and neck in a crash. The following instructions
must be carefully followed to ensure proper recline angle for
the Safety Seat.
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INSTALLATION
1. Safety Seat with Base: Make sure the
vehicle is parked on level ground. Lock
the Safety Seat onto the Base and
check that the Safety Seat is level side
to side on the vehicle seat. (Fig. 47-1)
Check the Seat Angle Indicator that
matches the weight of your child.
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows NO
red, the seat is installed at the proper
level of recline.
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows
ANY red, the Safety Seat is either
too upright or too reclined. If the
seat is too upright, extend the foot
one position at a time just until no
red shows. To extend the foot of the
base, pull downward on the hand hold
as shown in Fig. 47-2 while holding
onto the base. To retract the foot,
press inward on the lock button as
shown in Fig. 47-3 and push upward
on the foot. Be careful not to pinch
your finger as the foot retracts.
Check the level indicator to see if the
seat is now level.
• If seat angle adjuster feature does
not adjust enough to provide the
Fig. 47-1
Fig. 47-2
Foot Adjustment
Lock Button
Fig. 47-3
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INSTALLATION
proper angle of recline, place a rolled
towel, or car seat noodle, under the
base at the foot end to achieve the
correct position. (Fig. 48-1)
2. Safety Seat without Base:Check
that the Safety Seat is level side to side
on the vehicle seat. Check the level
indicator as shown in Fig. 46-2.
Fig. 48-1
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows NO
red, the seat is installed at the proper
level of recline.
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows ANY
red, the Safety Seat is either too upright
or too reclined. If the Safety Seat is
too reclined adjust the Safety Seat as
shown in Fig. 48-2 until the level indicator
shows NO red. If the Safety Seat is too
upright, place a tightly rolled towel, or
car seat noodle, under the foot end of
the Safety Seat until the level indicator
shows NO red. (Fig. 48-3) Re-tighten the
vehicle seat belt as instructed in section
Securing the Safety Seat or Base in
the Vehicle.
Fig. 48-2
Fig. 48-3
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FINAL CHECKS
FINAL SAFETY CHECKS
1. If your child is already in the Safety Seat, check that the
harness is properly fitted and tight as instructed in the section
6.1, Securing your Child in the Safety Seat / Carrier.
2. Make sure that the Safety Seat is tightly installed and secure
in the vehicle by performing the following test every time you
use the Safety Seat. Firmly push down and side to side on
the head end of the Safety Seat to make sure that the vehicle
seat belt does not loosen at all and that the vehicle seat belt is
fastened very tightly around the Safety Seat / Base. If you find
that the vehicle seat belt loosens or that the seat easily moves
or rotates downward, please see section entitled Selecting the
Best Location for the Safety Seat to determine if the position
you have selected is adequate and check that you have
completed all of the steps in the section entitled Securing the
Safety Seat or Base in the Vehicle.
DO NOT use this seating location if the Safety Seat does not
remain tightly installed in the vehicle seat!
3. Place handle in mid storage or non-rocking position after
installing in the vehicle.
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9.0
ADD’L INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
9.1 Using the Safety Seat in an Airplane
This Safety Seat may be used without the Base in an airplane in
the same manner as it is used in an automobile. Please check
with the airline in advance to determine their policies regarding
the use of Safety Seats aboard the airplane. The Safety Seat
must be used in only a forward facing airplane seat. Please ask
the flight attendant for assistance in placement of the Safety
Seat. Please follow these instructions for proper installation and
perform the Final Safety Check as instructed herein.
9.2 Using your Baby Trend Safety Seat with a Baby
Trend Stroller
Please see the stroller owner’s manual for information on the use
of the Safety Seat with the Baby Trend stroller.
9.3 Cleaning and Maintenance
The hard surfaces of the Safety Seat, (plastic components and
metal parts) may be cleaned by wiping with a solution of water
with mild soap. DO NOT use bleach as it may weaken plastic
components. Dry all surfaces with a clean towel.
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The Harness Straps may be spot cleaned with a solution of mild
soap and water or may be replaced if they become overly soiled.
DO NOT launder the straps as they may become damaged or
weakened. Please contact Baby Trend customer service to order
replacement harness straps.
9.0
ADD’L INFORMATION
DO NOT use lubricants of any kind on any of the components
of the Safety Seat and Base, including the buckle and LATCH
system.
The seat pad may be washed as follows:
1. Remove the harness shoulder straps from the Safety Seat as
instructed in the section Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps.
2. For the 5-point harness, unthread the shoulder strap from the
Harness-tie and Buckle Tongues, leaving the Buckle Tongues
in the Buckle. Be sure to note how they are threaded to assist
in reassembling.
3. For the Adjustable Back Safety Seat, carefully remove the
headrest fabric then adjust the Adjustable Back to its lowest
position. Carefully remove the seat fabric. For the Fixed Back
Safety Seat, carefully remove the seat fabric. For 5-point
harness models, do not unthread the lower portion of the
harness from the Safety Seat.
DO NOT use the Safety Seat Without the Seat Pad.
4. For care and maintenance see fabric tag.
5. Reinstall seat pad on Safety Seat when dry being careful to
reassemble the shoulder straps at the appropriate height as
described in section Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps.
• For the 5-point harness models, place seat pad on Safety Seat,
threading the Harness straps through the Pad bottom slots and
pulling the Buckle through the opening at the rear of the flap
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ADD’L INFORMATION
on Pad. Thread the Harness Straps through Buckle Tongues
and Harness-Tie. See section Adjustment of the Shoulder
Straps for re-threading of shoulder straps.
• To re-install the Harness straps on the adjustable
seat back model, move the Seat Back to its
highest position, then follow steps in section
Adjustment of the Shoulder Straps.
Inspect the Harness Straps from the front and rear to ensure
that they are not twisted. Twisted straps can prevent proper
tightening of the Harness and thus may not adequately restrain
your child in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash. Before using the
Safety Seat, please pull on the Harness Straps from the front to
ensure that they are securely re-attached.
9.4 Replacement Parts
If You Need Help or Replacement Parts, please call our
Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-7363 between the
hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Monday
through Friday or visit us online at www.babytrend.com
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