Graco My Ride 65, PD191935A Owner's manual

Graco My Ride 65, PD191935A Owner's manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Before You Begin
Important Information........................................3
Warnings................................................. 4-5
Basic Information...........................................6-7
What is LATCH?...................................................8
LATCH System....................................................9
Features................................................... 10
Use
Height & Weight Limits....................................11
Rear-facing Installation With LATCH.........12-13
Forward-facing Installation With LATCH...14-15
Rear-facing Installation With
Vehicle Seat Belts.....................................16-17
Forward-facing Installation With
Vehicle Seat Belts....................................18-19
Placing Child in Child Restraint................20-23
2
Operations and Adjustments........................24-31
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s#HANGING(ARNESS3TRAP3LOTS
sLATCH Belt Routing
s2EMOVINGLATCH from Vehicle Anchor Points
sLATCH Storage
Special Information
Vehicle Seat Belts.........................................32-37
s,OCKING#LIP 37
Additional Information.................................38-45
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
No child restraint can guarantee protection
from injury in every situation, but proper use
helps reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY.
Registration Information
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:
Graco Children’s Products, Inc.
/AKLANDS"LVD
Exton, PA 19341
or call 1-800-345-4109
or register online at
HTTPWWWGRACOBABYCOMCARSEATREGISTRATION
For recall information:
s#ALLTHE53'OVERNMENTS6EHICLE3AFETY
Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
449nnnORGOTO
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Safety First Check List
Read and understand instruction manual
and child restraint labels.
)NFANTSLESSTHANLBSKGmust use
child restraint rear-facing.
Do not use child restraint rear-facing in
VEHICLESEATWITHAFRONTAIRBAG
3ECURECHILDRENINREARSEATOFVEHICLE
WHENEVERPOSSIBLE
.EVERLEAVECHILDUNATTENDED
)NSTALLCHILDRESTRAINTSECURELYWITHVEHICLE
seat belt or LATCH belt.
$ONOTUSEAFTERDATESHOWNONBACKOF
child restraint.
$ONOTALLOWANYONEBABYSITTERRELATIVES
ETCTOUSECHILDRESTRAINTWITHOUTlRST
understanding all instructions.
LATCH
4HISCHILDRESTRAINTMAYBEINSTALLEDINAVEHICLE
USINGEITHERTHEVEHICLESEATBELTORTHE
LATCHSYSTEMFORVEHICLESEQUIPPEDWITH
LATCH
3
WARNINGS -
Prevent serious injury or death:
Failure to follow these instructions
and child restraint labels can result
in child striking the vehicle’s
interior during a sudden stop or
crash. Secure child restraint with
a vehicle seat belt or LATCH that is
properly routed as shown in this
manual.
Select a suitable location for the
child restraint in your vehicle.
Choose the correct mode of use for
the child restraint depending on
your child’s size. Infants less than
20 lbs. (9 kg) must use this child
restraint rear-facing. Serious
crippling injury or death can result
if infant faces front of vehicle. The
AAP recommends that children be
rear facing until age 2 or until they
reach the maximum rear facing
height and weight rating for their
seat.
4
Vehicle seat belt system MUST hold
child restraint securely. Not all
vehicle seat belts can be used with
a child restraint.
If vehicle seat belt does not hold
child restraint securely, read
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section.
Never put a child restraint in a front
vehicle seat unless recommended
by vehicle owner’s manual.
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) alerts
vehicle owners that according to
accident statistics, children are safer
in the back seat. For vehicles with
air bags, refer to vehicle owner’s
manual for child restraint
installation information.
WARNINGS -
Prevent serious injury or death (continued):
If child restraint is in a crash, it
must be replaced. DO NOT use it
again! A crash can cause unseen
damage and using it again could
result in serious injury or death.
DO NOT remove LATCH system from
child restraint. If using vehicle seat
belt to secure child restraint, LATCH
connectors must be stored. (see
section “LATCH storage”)
DO NOT use child restraint if it is
damaged or missing parts.
Never attach two
LATCH connectors
to one vehicle lower
anchor point unless
specifically allowed
by the vehicle
manufacturer.
DO NOT use accessories or parts
other than those provided by
Graco. Their use could alter the
performance of the child restraint.
Rear-facing child restraint must be
properly leveled:
s4OORECLINEDCANRESULTININJURY
or ejection.
s4OOUPRIGHTCANRESULTIN
breathing difficulties.
Insert the harness straps in the
proper slots for your child. Never
leave child unattended, even when
sleeping. Child may become tangled
in harness straps and suffocate or
strangle.
5
BASIC INFORMATION
WARNING
DO NOT place this
child restraint in
a vehicle seating
location that has a
front air bag. If an
air bag inflates, it
can hit the child and
child restraint with great force
and cause serious injury or death
to your child. Check vehicle owner’s
manual for information about side
air bags and child restraint
installation.
6
Certification
4HISCHILDRESTRAINTMEETSOREXCEEDSALL
APPLICABLEREQUIREMENTSOF&EDERAL-OTOR
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 for use in motor
VEHICLESANDAIRCRAFT
Unoccupied Child Restraint
Always secure child restraint with LATCH or a
VEHICLESEATBELTEVENWHENUNOCCUPIED
In a crash, an unsecured child restraint can
injure passengers.
Dangerous Vehicle Seats
Do not use child restraint on rear-facing or
SIDEFACINGVEHICLESEATS
BASIC INFORMATION
(continued):
Child Restraint Useful Life
STOP using child restraint and throw it away
after the date MOLDEDINTOTHEBACKOFTHE
child restraint.
,OOKFORTHEDATEMOLDEDINTOTHESEAT
in the location shown.
Vehicle Seat Protection
0ROTECTVEHICLESEAT5SEACHILDRESTRAINTMAT
TOWELORTHINBLANKETUNDERANDBEHINDCHILD
restraint.
Warm Weather
#HILDRESTRAINTPARTSCANGETVERYHOTINTHESUN
or warm weather.
To avoid burns, always check before putting
child in child restraint.
7
WHAT IS LATCH?
5NITED3TATES&EDERAL-OTOR6EHICLE3AFETY
3TANDARDSHAVEDElNEDANEWSYSTEMFOR
INSTALLINGCHILDRESTRAINTSINVEHICLES4HE
system is called LATCH. LATCH stands for:
Lower Anchorage and Tethers for CH ildren.
Vehicle
Top Tether Anchor
Points
4YPICALSEATINA
PASSENGERVEHICLE
/THERVEHICLETYPES
MAYHAVEDIFFERENT
LATCH locations.
LATCH System for Vehicles:
LATCHINTHEVEHICLECONSISTSOFATOPTETHER
anchor point and two lower anchor points.
Vehicle
Lower Anchor
Points
3OMEVEHICLEOWNERMANUALSUSETHETERM
ISOFIX to identify the new child restraint
ANCHORAGESYSTEM4HISCHILDRESTRAINTWITH
LATCHCANALSOBEUSEDINVEHICLESEATING
POSITIONSEQUIPPEDWITHISOFIX.
.EWERVEHICLESMAYHAVEONEORMORESEATING
POSITIONSEQUIPPEDWITHLATCH anchor points.
Vehicle
Seat Crease
)FVEHICLEISEQUIPPEDWITHLATCHTHEVEHICLE
LOWERANCHORPOINTSMAYBEVISIBLEATTHEVEHICLE
SEATCREASE)FNOTVISIBLETHEYMAYBEMARKED
with a symbol (Fig. a) or a colored dot.
See your vehicle owner’s manual for exact
locations, anchor identification, and
requirements for use with a child restraint.
#HECKVEHICLEOWNERSMANUALFORVEHICLETOP
TETHERANCHORLOCATIONS4HEYMAYBEIDENTIlED
using one of the anchor symbols (Fig. b or Fig. c).
8
(Fig. a)
(Fig. b)
(Fig. c)
LATCH SYSTEM
LATCH consists of a permanently attached
lower anchorage belt and a top tether strap
(Fig. a).
ONLY use LATCH in a seating
position recommended
BYVEHICLEMANUFACTURER
LATCHLOWERVEHICLEANCHOR
POINTSAREDElNEDAS
inches from the center of one
LATCH anchor to the center
of another LATCH anchor.
If allowed by your Vehicle
/WNERS-ANUALTHE
center seating position may
be used if the anchor spacing
is 11” or greater.
Vehicle
Top Tether
Anchor
Point
Child Restraint
Top Tether
Vehicle
Lower
Anchor
Points
(Fig. a)
Child Restraint
Lower Anchorage
Belt
9
FEATURES
,OCKINGCLIPSTORAGE
Instruction
-ANUALSTORAGE
Harness slots
4ETHERSTORAGE
bar
4ETHER
strap**
Harness
tie
Harness strap
4ETHERHOOK
Harness
BUCKLE
Harness
strap
Harness slots
Adjustment
belt
Crotch strap
Recline stand
LATCH Belt
STORED
Harness release
LEVER
LATCH
belt***
Harness adjustment
strap
Splitter plate
LATCH connector
6EHICLESARENOWORCANBEEQUIPPEDWITHTETHER
anchor points behind some seats. A tether anchors
the top of the child restraint to the body of the
VEHICLE7HENUSEDPROPERLYWITHTHEVEHICLESEAT
belt or LATCH, a tether helps reduce injury in a
sudden stop or crash.
10
5NITED3TATES&EDERAL-OTOR6EHICLE3AFETY
3TANDARDSHAVEDElNEDANEWSYSTEMFORINSTALLING
CHILDRESTRAINTSINVEHICLES4HESYSTEMISCALLED
LATCH. LATCH may ONLY be used IN PLACE
of vehicle belt if vehicle is equipped with
LATCH anchor points. Please refer to vehicle
owner’s manual for LATCH locations in
vehicles.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT LIMITS
Rear Facing: 5 to 30 lbs. (2.2 - 13.6kg)
s)NFANTSWHOWEIGHLESSTHANLBS
KGMUST be rear-facing.
1” (2.5cm)
s)NFANTSORTODDLERSTOLBS
TOKGMAYBErear-facing.
IMPORTANT:4HISCHILDRESTRAINTIS
CERTIlEDFORUSErear-facing with children up to
LBSKG(OWEVERSOMECHILDREN
APPROACHINGLBSKGMAYBETOOTALL
TOlTrear-facing4OPOFHEADMUSTBEATLEAST
vCMBELOWTHETOPOFTHECHILDRESTRAINT
Child should use car seat forward-facing only if
CHILDISOVERLBSKGANDCANSITUPRIGHT
unassisted.
*
Rear-facing
5 lbs.
(2.2 kg)
20 lbs.
(9 kg)
30 lbs.
(13.6 kg)
40 lbs.
(18 kg)
Forward Facing
Forward-facing: 20 to 40 lbs. (9 - 18kg)
s#HILDMUSTNOTEXCEEDINCHESCM
4HETOPOFTHECHILDSEARSSHOULDBEATOR
BELOWTHECHILDRESTRAINTSEATBACK
s4ODDLERSTOLBSTOKG
who are capable of sitting upright
unassisted may be forward-facing .
If unable to sit unassisted, use
rear-facing.
*
s4ODDLERSTOLBSTOKGANDUPTO
INCHESCMTALLMUST be forward-facing.
4HE!!0RECOMMENDSTHATCHILDRENBEREAR
facing until age 2 or until they reach the maximum
rear facing height and weight rating for their seat.
*
Preterm or Low Birth Weight
Infant
A preterm infant or low birth weight infant may
BEATSPECIALRISKINAVEHICLEORAIRCRAFT
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,
THESEINFANTSMAYSUFFERBREATHINGDIFlCULTIESIF
improperly reclined in a child restraint.
'RACOADVISESTHATYOUHAVEYOURPHYSICIANOR
HOSPITALSTAFFEVALUATEYOURINFANTANDRECOMMEND
the proper child restraint or car bed before you
ANDYOURINFANTLEAVETHEHOSPITAL
Outgrowing Child Restraint
WARNING
Prevent serious injury or death:
s4OPOFCHILDSEARSMUSTBEATOR
below top edge of child restraint
seat back.
s#HILDSSHOULDERS-534NOTBE
above top harness slots.
11
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION WITH LATCH
1
LATCH belt must be routed through opening in
child restraint for rear-facing mode.
(see page 29, fig. d
6
0ULLFRONTTOBACKANDLEFTTORIGHTATBELTPATH
TOCHECKFORSECUREINSTALLATION(fig. e)4HE
CHILDRESTRAINTSHOULDNOTMOVESIDETOSIDEOR
FORWARDMORETHANINCHCM
Belt must lay flat and not be twisted.
2
Adjust child restraint to recline position
(see fig. a and page 25, fig. g0LACE
rear-facingONVEHICLESEATEQUIPPEDWITH
LATCH anchors.
#HECKTHATTHELOWERANCHORAGEBELTSTAYS
tight and does not slip from the tightened
position. If it does not stay tight, try another
SEATINGPOSITIONORCONTACT#USTOMER3ERVICE
7
#HECKLEVELINDICATORONCHILDRESTRAINT
3
For ease of installation, extend LATCH belt to its
maximum length.
Vehicle mustBEONLEVELGROUNDANDCHILDIN
CHILDRESTRAINTWHENCHECKINGLEVELINDICATOR
4
(OOKCONNECTORSTOVEHICLELOWERANCHORS
(fig. b). Pull connectors to be sure they are
securely attached to the anchor points. (fig. c).
Ball MUST be entirely in green zone (fig. f). If
necessary, place rolled towels under child
RESTRAINTATVEHICLESEATCREASEUNTILENTIREBALL
ISINGREENZONE4HENRECHECKLEVELINDICATOR
5
0RESSDOWNlRMLYINCENTEROFCHILDRESTRAINT
while pulling LATCH adjustment belt. (fig. d).
DO NOT use tether rear-facing4ETHERmust
BESTOREDSEEh4ETHER3TORAGEvPAGE
0ERFORMTHISTESTEVERYTIMEYOUDRIVEWITHYOUR
child.
12
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION WITH LATCH
(continued)
Recline Position
Tether
Openings
LAPC0
110A
(fig. a)
Towels
10A
C01
LAP
Recline
Position
(fig. b)
(fig. f)
LATCH
AL
0CP
A011
(fig. c)
(fig. d)
(fig. e)
13
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION WITH LATCH
1
LATCH belt must be routed through
opening in child restraint for forward-facing
(see page 29, fig. e
6
0RESSDOWNlRMLYINCENTEROFCHILDRESTRAINTTO
COMPRESSVEHICLESEATCUSHIONWHILETIGHTENING
LATCH belt by pulling adjustment belt.
5SEYOURKNEETOPRESSDOWNINCENTEROF
child restraint (fig. d).
7
0ULLFRONTTOBACKANDLEFTTORIGHTATBELTPATH
TOCHECKFORSECUREINSTALLATION(fig. e)4HE
CHILDRESTRAINTSHOULDNOTMOVESIDETOSIDEOR
FORWARDMORETHANINCHCM
Belt must lay flat and not be twisted.
2
Adjust car seat to upright position (see fig. a
and page 25, fig. g3ECURERECLINE
STANDINTO5PRIGHT0OSITIONBYPUSHINGTABS
INTOLOCKPOSITION
Place forward-facingONVEHICLESEATEQUIPPED
with LATCH anchors.
3
For ease of installation, extend LATCH belt
to its maximum length.
4
(OOKCONNECTORSTOVEHICLELOWERANCHORS
(fig. b). Pull connectors to be sure they are
securely attached (fig. c).
5
3LIDECHILDRESTRAINTBACKUNTILTHECHILDRESTRAINT
ISINCONTACTWITHTHEVEHICLESEATBACK
#HECKTHATTHELOWERANCHORAGEBELTSTAYS
tight and does not slip from the tightened
position. If it does not stay tight, try another
SEATINGPOSITIONORCONTACT#USTOMER3ERVICE
8
!TTACHTETHERSTRAPHOOK(A) to anchor
hardware (B) and tighten adjustment belt to
REMOVEANYSLACK(fig. f).
Belt must lay flat and not be twisted.
14
0ERFORMTHISTESTEVERYTIMEYOUDRIVEWITHYOUR
child.
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION WITH LATCH
(continued)
Tether
Pull to
tighten
(A)
(B)
Lock
Position
Upright
Position
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
(fig. f)
Openings
LATCH
Upright
Position
(fig. c)
(fig. e)
(fig. d)
15
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION WITH VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
5
LATCH belt MUST be stored when
using vehicle seat belt to install
child restraint.
1
2
3
4
16
Store LATCH belt by attaching to connectors
through forward-facing openings
(see page 31, fig. k
0ULLFRONTTOBACKANDLEFTTORIGHTATBELTPATH
TOCHECKFORSECUREINSTALLATION(fig. d)4HE
CHILDRESTRAINTSHOULDNOTMOVESIDETOSIDEOR
FORWARDMORETHANINCHCM6EHICLELAP
belt MUST stay tight.
If not secure, see “Vehicle Seat Belts” page 32.
6
#HECKLEVELINDICATORONCHILDRESTRAINT
s!TTACHCONNECTORSTOSTORAGEBARONEACH
side (fig. a).
Vehicle mustBEONLEVELGROUNDANDCHILDIN
CHILDRESTRAINTWHENCHECKINGLEVELINDICATOR
s!DJUSTLATCHBELTTOREMOVEEXCESSSLACK
by pulling adjustment belt.
Ball MUST be entirely in green zone (fig. e).
If necessary, place rolled towels under child
RESTRAINTATVEHICLESEATCREASEUNTILENTIREBALL
ISINGREENZONE4HENRECHECKLEVELINDICATOR
Adjust car seat to recline position
(see fig. b and page 25, fig. g
Place rear-facingONVEHICLESEAT
4HREADVEHICLESEATBELTTHROUGHOPENINGSAND
BUCKLEBELT
0RESSDOWNlRMLYINCENTEROFCHILDRESTRAINTTO
COMPRESSVEHICLESEATCUSHIONWHILETIGHTENING
VEHICLESEATBELT(fig. c).
DO NOT use tether rear-facing4ETHERmust
BESTOREDSEEh4ETHER3TORAGEvPAGE
0ERFORMTHISTESTEVERYTIMEYOUDRIVEWITHYOUR
child.
REAR-FACING INSTALLATION WITH VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
LAPC0110A
(continued)
Tether
Openings
LAPC0
110A
LATCH
Installation with
Lap belt only
Towels
10A
C01
LAPC0110A
LAP
Recline
Position
Installation with Lap/shoulder belt
(fig. e)
(fig. d)
LAPC
0110A
Recline Position
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
(fig. c)
17
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION WITH VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
4
LATCH belt MUST be stored when
using vehicle seat belt to install
child restraint.
1
Store LATCH belt by attaching to connectors
through rear-facing openings
(see page 31, fig. j
5SEYOURKNEETOPRESSDOWNINCENTEROF
child restraint (fig. d).
5
s!TTACHCONNECTORSTOSTORAGEBARONEACH
side (fig. a).
s!DJUSTLATCHBELTTOREMOVEEXCESSSLACK
by pulling adjustment belt.
2
3
18
Adjust car seat to upright position (see fig. b
and page 25, fig. g3ECURERECLINE
STANDINTO5PRIGHT0OSITIONBYPUSHINGTABS
INTOLOCKPOSITION
Place forward-facingONVEHICLESEAT
3LIDECHILDRESTRAINTBACKUNTILTHERESTRAINTISIN
CONTACTWITHTHEVEHICLESEATBACK
4HREADVEHICLESEATBELTTHROUGHOPENINGS
(fig. c).
0RESSDOWNlRMLYINCENTEROFCHILDRESTRAINTTO
COMPRESSVEHICLESEATCUSHIONWHILETIGHTENING
VEHICLESEATBELT
0ULLFRONTTOBACKANDLEFTTORIGHTATBELTPATH
TOCHECKFORSECUREINSTALLATION(fig. e)4HE
CHILDRESTRAINTSHOULDNOTMOVESIDETOSIDEOR
FORWARDMORETHANINCHCM6EHICLELAP
belt MUST stay tight.
If not secure, see “Vehicle Seat Belts” page 32.
6
!TTACHTETHERSTRAPHOOK(A) to anchor
hardware (B) and tighten adjustment belt to
REMOVEANYSLACK(fig. f))FVEHICLEDOESNOT
HAVEANCHORPOINTSTOATTACHTETHERHOOK
TETHERHOOKSHOULDBESTOREDSEEh4ETHER
Storage”, page 38.
Belt must lay flat and not be twisted.
0ERFORMTHISTESTEVERYTIMEYOUDRIVEWITHYOUR
child.
FORWARD-FACING INSTALLATION WITH VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Tether
LATCH
(stored)
Installation with
Lap belt only
Openings
Pull to
tighten
(A)
(fig. a)
Upright
Position
Lock
Position
(B)
(fig. f)
Installation with Lap/shoulder belt
Upright
Position
(fig. b)
(fig. c)
(fig. d)
(fig. e)
19
PLACING CHILD IN CHILD RESTRAINT
Check harness system:
REAR-FACING
sRear-facing - 5-30 lbs (2.2-13.6 kg)
Harness straps must be through bottom or
middle slots at or below shoulders.
s(ARNESSHEIGHTMUSTBEat or below
child’s shoulders.
s4OPOFHEADMUSTBEATLEAST1” below the
top of the child restraint.
20
1” (2.5cm)
PLACING CHILD IN CHILD RESTRAINT
(continued)
FORWARD-FACING
sForward-facing - 20-30 lbs (9-13.6 kg)
and are at least one year old.
Harness straps must be through middle or
top slots at or above shoulders.
sForward-facing - 30-40 lbs (13.6-18 kg)
Harness straps must be through top slots only.
DO NOTUSEMIDDLESLOTSFORCHILDOVERLBS
KG
s(ARNESSHEIGHTMUSTBEat or above
child’s shoulders.
s4OPOFCHILDSears are at or below the
CHILDRESTRAINTSEATBACK
21
PLACING CHILD IN CHILD RESTRAINT
WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death:
s+EEPHARNESSSTRAPSSNUGAND
positioned on shoulders with
harness tie at arm pit level.
s$ONOTUSESTRAPCOVERSBLANKETS
cushions, or padding under harness
straps or child unless provided
by Graco.
s#HILDSHOULDBEDRESSEDINCLOTHING
that does not interfere with
buckling the harness.
22
(continued)
1
0LACECHILDINCHILDRESTRAINTWITHCHILDSBACK
mATAGAINSTBACKOFCHILDRESTRAINT
2
0LACEHARNESSSTRAPSOVERCHILDSSHOULDERSAND
INSERTTONGUESINTOBUCKLE
0ULLUPONTONGUESTOBESURETHEYARELOCKED
3
Close harness tie:
0OSITIONHARNESSTIEATARMPITLEVEL
4
You should not be able to pinch the harness
straps (fig. a). A snug strap should not allow
ANYSLACK)TLIESINARELATIVELYSTRAIGHTLINE
without sagging. It does not press on the
child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an
unnatural position.
#HECKTHATHARNESSSTRAPSONchest and thighs
are snug.
5
A rolled towel can be used on each side to
support small children (fig. b). Be sure towels
DONOTINTERFEREWITHHARNESSSYSTEM4OWELS
should NOT be placed under child.
PLACING CHILD IN CHILD RESTRAINT
(continued)
3
2
4
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
23
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
1
Harness Straps (fig. a-b):
s4OTIGHTEN0ULLHARNESSADJUSTMENTSTRAP
(fig. a).
s4OLOOSEN,IFTUPLEVERWHILEPULLINGON
shoulder straps (fig. b).
2
Harness Tie (fig. c-d):
s4OOPEN0RESSTABSANDPULLAPART
s4OCLOSE3NAPHALVESTOGETHER-AKE
SUREHARNESSTIEISLOCKEDBYPULLINGOUT
on each half.
3
Buckle (fig. e-f):
s4OBUCKLE)NSERTBOTHTONGUESINTO
BUCKLE0ULLUPONTONGUESTOBESURE
THEYARELOCKED
s4OUNBUCKLE0RESSREDBUTTONANDPULL
TONGUESOUTOFBUCKLE
24
4
Recline / Upright Positions (fig. g):
Rear-facing - MUST use Recline position.
Recline Position: Pull stand out and rotate
into child restraint.
Forward-facing - MUST use Upright position
Upright Position: Rotate stand out and push
into child restraint (fig. g). Secure recline stand
BYPUSHINGTABSINTOLOCKPOSITION
Harness straps MUSTMOVEFREELY-AKESURE
harness straps are not pinched by recline
stand.
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
(continued)
Lift Up
1
(to loosen)
Harness
Adjustment
Strap
(pull to tighten)
(fig. a)
Lever
2
(fig. b)
3
4
(fig. c)
(fig. d)
Upright - Forward-facing
Recline - Rear-facing
(fig. e)
(fig. f)
(fig. g)
25
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
5
(continued)
Changing harness strap slots:
A Loosen harness straps:
,IFTUPLEVER(fig. b, pg. 25)
while pulling on shoulder straps.
B 2EMOVEBOTHSHOULDERHARNESSSTRAP
LOOPSFROMSPLITTERPLATEONBACKOF
child restraint.
C Change harness strap slots.
-AKESUREHARNESSSTRAPSARETHREADED
through matching slot of seat pad and
child restraint.
)TMAYBENECESSARYTOREMOVESEATPAD
from top of child restraint while relocating.
D Re-attach harness strap loops to splitter
plate:
sFor Infants or Small Toddlers:
Put Top right strap loop on splitter
PLATElRSTTHENATTACHTop left strap
loop (fig. h - fig. i).
NOTE:-AKESUREENDSOFSTRAPSARE
behind splitter plate (fig. j).
sFor Toddlers:
Put Bottom right strap loop on
SPLITTERPLATElRSTTHENATTACHBottom
left strap loop (fig. k - fig. l).
NOTE:
s-AKESUREBOTHSTRAPLOOPSARESECURELY
ATTACHEDWITHINSPLITTERPLATEHOOK
(fig. m).
s-AKESURESTRAPSARENOT twisted and
are routed behind stand (fig. g).
26
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
(continued)
For Infants or Small Toddlers
Top
Loop
(fig. h)
Splitter
plate
Bottom
Loop
(fig. i)
(fig. j)
(fig. l)
(fig. m)
For Toddlers
Stand
(fig. k)
(fig. g)
27
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
6
(continued)
LATCH Belt Routing:
LATCH belt MUST be routed through
the proper openings depending on direction
of child restraint use.
A 2EMOVEPADFROMFRONTOFSEATAREABY
pulling out 2-button clips on lower front
edge of child restraint (fig. a) and
BUTTONCLIPONCERTAINMODELS
in center of seat.
2EMOVINGPADWILLEXPOSETHEROTATING
LATCH belt. (fig. b)
(fig. a)
(fig. b)
Rotating LATCH Belt
(under seat pad)
B Rotate LATCH belt so that the belt routes
through the proper openings (Pg 29,
fig. d and fig. e"ELTSMUSTREMAINmAT
and tight against the child restraint
BEFORE reattaching the seat pad
2-button clips. LATCH belt must
not interfere with the harness. (fig. c)
C Re-attach pad to child restraint by
SNAPPINGTHEBUTTONCLIPSBACKIN
place. DO NOT allow 2-button clip to
interfere with the LATCHBELTORVEHICLE
seat belt.
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Belt must be
flat and tight
(fig. c)
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
Route LATCH belt through Rear-facing
openings for:
sLATCH Rear-facing use.
or
sLATCH storage with Forward-facing
VEHICLESEATBELTUSE0Gfig. j.
(continued)
Route LATCH belt through Forward-facing
openings for:
sLATCH Forward-facing use.
or
sLATCH storage with Rear-facing
VEHICLESEATBELTUSE0Gfig. k.
All belts must be flat and the adjuster belt must be facing out for easy adjustment.
Rear-facing openings
Forward-facing openings
(fig. d)
(fig. e)
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OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
7
(continued)
Removing LATCH from Vehicle
Anchor Points:
A 4OREMOVELATCH, push button while
pulling on the LATCH belt as shown (fig. f).
Press down on child restraint compressing
VEHICLESEATCUSHIONTOREDUCETENSIONON
lower anchorage belt.
(fig. f)
B Press and hold LATCH release hinge.
(fig. g).
C Push connector in, lift connector up and
PULLOUTAWAYFROMANCHORPOINT(fig. h).
Repeat step B and C for other connector.
(fig. g)
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(fig. h)
OPERATIONS and ADJUSTMENTS
LATCH Storage:
s,OCATELATCH storage bars under arm rest
on sides of child restraint (fig. i).
s&ASTENLATCH onto storage bar as shown.
(fig. j or k)
LATCH
storage bar
Repeat for other side of seat.
(fig. i)
LAPC011
0A
8
(continued)
(fig. j)
(fig. k)
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VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
Not all vehicle seat belts can be
used with a child restraint. The
child restraint must be held
securely at all times by a lap belt
(or lap belt portion of a
lap/shoulder belt) that will not
change length while driving.
4OPROVIDETHEMOSTSECUREINSTALLATIONOFTHE
child restraint:
s2EADTHEVEHICLEOWNERSMANUALREGARDING
child restraint installation and seat belt use
with child restraints.
s&OLLOWALLINSTRUCTIONLABELSONVEHICLESEAT
belt and child restraint.
If child restraint is not held securely after
FOLLOWINGINSTRUCTIONSINTHISMANUALVEHICLE
SEATBELTLABELSANDVEHICLEOWNERSMANUAL
s-OVECHILDRESTRAINTTOANOTHERSEATING
location and try again, or
s#ONTACTVEHICLEDEALERFORPOSSIBLESEAT
BELTMODIlCATIONPARTS
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VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Belts Forward of Seat Crease
Vehicle seat belts located forward of seat
crease may not securely hold child restraint.
#HECKVEHICLEOWNERSMANUALORSEEVEHICLE
DEALERFORCARSEATINSTALLATIONREQUIREMENTS
Seat Crease
s)FAPPROVEDFORUSEWITHCHILDRESTRAINTINSTALL
CHILDRESTRAINTANDCHECKFORSECURE
INSTALLATIONBYPULLINGCHILDRESTRAINTFRONTTO
BACK)FCHILDRESTRAINTSLIDESFORWARD$/
./4USETHESESEATBELTS
Seat Crease
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VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Lap Belts - Manually Adjustable
4HELOCKINGLATCHPLATEONSOMESEATBELTSMAY
SLIPANDLOOSENAFTERBEINGBUCKLEDONCHILD
restraint if positioned at a certain angle. If this
HAPPENSmIPLATCHPLATEOVER (fig. a) and
REBUCKLE4ESTINSTALLATIONAGAINTOSEEIFTHIS
WORKS)FNOTMOVECHILDRESTRAINTTOANOTHER
seating position.
Lap Belts - With Retractor
Flip
Lap belts with retractors may or may not hold
a child restraint securely.
&OLLOWTHESESTEPSTODETERMINEIFYOUHAVEA
retractor system that will hold child restraint
securely:
(fig. a)
A0ULLBELTALLTHEWAYOUT
B!LLOWBELTTORETRACTABOUTINCHESCM
C0ULLOUTONBELTAGAIN
)FBELTISLOCKEDANDYOUcannot pull the belt out
ANYFURTHERYOUHAVEAN!UTOMATIC,OCKING
Retractor which may be used with a child
restraint.
Remember, when installing a child restraint, pull
BELTALLTHEWAYOUTBUCKLEBELTANDTHENTIGHTEN
If you canPULLTHEBELTOUTAGAIN3TEPCABOVE
YOUHAVEAN%MERGENCY,OCKING2ETRACTORWHICH
MUST NOT be used with a child restraint.
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Retractor
VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Passive Restraint - Lap Belt
with Motorized Shoulder Belt
DO NOT use with any child restraint.
Passive Restraint - Lap or
Shoulder Belt Mounted on Door
DO NOT use with any child restraint. Belts will
NOTSTAYTIGHTWHILEDRIVING
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VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Combination Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding Latch Plate
Pull
Pull on latch plate (fig. a). If belt slides freely
THROUGHLATCHPLATEALOCKINGCLIPMUST
BEUSEDSEE0Gh,OCKING#LIPvSECTION
3OMECOMBINATIONLAPSHOULDERBELTSWITH
SLIDINGLATCHPLATESMAYBECONVERTEDINTOAN
“automatic locking mode” that will allow use
WITHOUTALOCKINGCLIP3EEVEHICLEOWNERS
MANUALANDLABELONVEHICLEBELTSFOR
instructions.
(fig. a)
3OME%MERGENCY,OCKING2ETRACTORBELTSWILL
CONVERTTO!UTOMATIC,OCKING2ETRACTOR!,2
belts if you pull the belt all the way out. Refer to
YOURVEHICLEOWNERSMANUAL
Combination Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Locking Latch Plate
4HELOCKINGLATCHPLATEONSOMESEATBELTSMAY
SLIPANDLOOSENAFTERBEINGBUCKLEDONCHILD
restraint if positioned at a certain angle. If this
HAPPENSmIPTHELATCHPLATEOVER(fig. b) and
REBUCKLE4ESTINSTALLATIONAGAINTOSEEIFTHIS
WORKS)FNOTMOVECHILDRESTRAINTTOANOTHER
seating position.
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Flip
(fig. b)
VEHICLE SEAT BELTS
(continued)
Locking Clip
WARNING
Avoid serious injury or death:
s&AILURETOUSELOCKINGCLIPWHERE
required will result in child
restraint not being securely held
in place.
s2EMOVELOCKINGCLIPFROMSEAT
belts when not being used with
child restraint.
s$/./4USELOCKINGCLIPASA
vehicle seat belt shortener.
5
4ESTINSTALLATIONTOSEEIFCHILDRESTRAINTISSECURE
If not secure, additional belt tightening may be
REQUIRED
s5NBUCKLEVEHICLESEATBELT
s(OLDBELTSTOGETHERANDREMOVELOCKING
clip.
s3HORTENLENGTHOFLAPBELTPORTIONSLIGHTLY
by pulling belt through latch plate.
s2EATTACHLOCKINGCLIP
s"UCKLEVEHICLESEATBELT
0RESSCHILDRESTRAINTFURTHERDOWNINTOVEHICLE
SEATCUSHIONTOHELPBUCKLEVEHICLESEATBELT
4ESTINSTALLATIONTOSEEIFCHILDRESTRAINTISSECURE
)FNOTSECUREREPEATABOVESTEPUNTILSECURE
You MUSTUSELOCKINGCLIPPROVIDEDWITH
CHILDRESTRAINTWITHAVEHICLESEATBELTTHAT
slides freely through the latch plate or the lap
belt cannot be tightly secured.
1
)NSTALLCHILDRESTRAINTANDTIGHTENVEHICLE
seat belt.
2
Hold seat belts together at latch plate (fig. a)
THENUNBUCKLE
3
3LIDELOCKINGCLIPONSEATBELTSAPPROXIMATELY
INCHCMANDUPTOINCHCM
away from latch plate.
4
2EBUCKLESEATBELT
(fig. a)
within 1”
(2.5 cm)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tether Storage
DO NOTANCHORTETHERSTRAPTOTHEVEHICLE
when using child restraint rear-facing.
Tether hook must be attached to child restraint
for rear-facingUSEORIFVEHICLEISNOTEQUIPPED
with tether anchors.
Tether Hook
For storage of tether hook:
s!TTACHTETHERHOOKTOBACKOFCHILD
restraint as shown.
s0ULLLOOSEENDOFADJUSTMENTSTRAPTO
REMOVEANYSLACK
s2OLLLOOSEENDOFADJUSTMENTSTRAPUP
and secure with a rubber band.
Rear of Child Restraint
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(continued)
Cup holder (available on some models)
WARNING
Never place sharp or pointed
objects in a cupholder. In a crash,
these objects could hit your child
and cause serious injuries.
Available on some models:
s)NSERTTHETWOPRONGSOFTHECUPHOLDERINTO
the two slots on either the left or right side of
the seat. 1
s0USHCUPHOLDERDOWNUNTILTHECLIPSNAPS
onto the bottom of seat 2 . CHECK that
cupholder is secure by pulling on it.
1
2
Clip
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(continued)
Head Support / Body Support (available on some models)
WARNING
To prevent ejection in a sudden stop or
crash:
and
s!LWAYSMAKESURESHOULDERSTRAPSARE
threaded through slot and properly
positioned on shoulders.
s5SEBODYSUPPORTWITHBOTTOMHARNESS
slots only.
s.EVERALLOWBODYSUPPORTTOBUNCHOR
fold behind child.
!TTACHHEADSUPPORTWITHHOOKANDLOOPTAPE
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(continued)
Head Support (available on some models)
WARNING
To prevent ejection in a sudden
stop or crash:
s&ORUSEWITHTOPANDMIDDLE
harness slots only ! Use head
support in slot ABOVE harness,
NOT in the same slot with the
harness.
s5SEPROPERHARNESSSTRAP
shoulder slots.
s+EEPHARNESSSTRAPSPOSITIONED
on shoulders and adjusted snugly.
s$ONOTUSESTRAPCOVERS
blankets, cushions, or padding
under harness straps or child
unless provided by Graco.
Position Head Support in center of car seat
with ends pointing down and insert into
BELTSLOTSABOVEHARNESSASSHOWN
Head Support may be machine washed
separately in cold water and air dried.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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