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StratosTM
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
See back cover to remove Owner’s Manual.
Rear-facing*
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
48 to 102 cm
(19 to 40 in.)
Forward-facing*
10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
71 to 137 cm
(28 to 54 in.)
At least 2 years old
* See inside cover for complete requirements.
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.
© 2016 Evenflo Company, Inc.
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CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
(Model numbers ending in “C.”)
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards CMVSS 213
and 213.1.
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.
Aircraft Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about aircraft safety.
Child Requirements ....................................................2
Premature Infant Use..................................................3
Warnings....................................................................4
LATCH Warnings ........................................................8
Safe Practices ...........................................................10
Recall Information for U.S. Customers ......................10
Public Notice for Canadian Customers .....................11
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage ...................................11
Storing Your Instructions ..........................................11
Visual Glossary .........................................................12
Child Restraint Features ............................................14
Important
Important Information
Rear-facing Installation Checklist ..............................17
Rear-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors .....................................18
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt .......................22
Forward-facing Use
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Use
Forward-facing Installation Checklist ........................27
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors .................................... 28
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt ................ 32
General Information
Positioning the Harness Strap ...................................36
Adjusting the Recline Stand ......................................38
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint ..................41
Adjusting the Crotch Strap .......................................43
Adjusting the Harness Strap .....................................44
Removing the Child from the Child Restraint............45
Removing the Tether Strap .......................................45
Removing the Lower Anchor Connectors .................47
Adjusting the Headrest .............................................48
Installing the Optional Accessories ...........................49
Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft ...................50
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing in Aircraft.........50
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing in Aircraft...53
Care and Cleaning ...................................................55
Replacement Parts ....................................................56
Limited Warranty......................................................57
Forward-facing
U.S. REGULATORY NOTICE
This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
Table of Contents
General
More children are killed every year as passengers
in car crashes than by any other type of injury.
To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, read
this owner’s manual and your vehicle owner’s manual
before installing and using this child restraint. Using a
child restraint makes a big difference. By properly using
this child restraint and following these instructions (and
the instructions that accompany your vehicle), you will
greatly reduce the risk of serious injury or death to your
child from a crash. Do not be misled by the commonly
used term “safety seat”; no restraint system can prevent
all injuries in all crashes. Many properly restrained
adults and children are injured in motor vehicle crashes,
including relatively minor crashes. A properly used child
restraint is the best way to minimize injuries to your
child and to increase the chances for your child’s survival
in most crashes.
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PREMATURE INFANT USE
Before using this child restraint for preterm or low birth
weight infants, ensure the Child Requirements are met
and follow the guidelines in this section.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, a properly installed child restraint
reduces the risk of death by over 70 percent for infants
involved in crashes. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (FMVSS) 213 establishes design and dynamic
performance requirements for child restraint systems.
However, the standard has no minimum weight limit
and does not address the special medical needs of
preterm or low-birth weight infants. To ensure that
preterm and low-birth weight infants are transported
safely, the guidelines published by the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Pediatrics 2009; 123:
1424–1429 must be followed.
All children should ride rear-facing in the vehicle as
long as possible. Preterm and low-birth weight infants
are at additional risk of breathing difficulties and heart
problems when placed in a child restraint. Evenflo
requires that the evaluation recommended by the AAP
be conducted for all infants born earlier than 37 weeks
and all newborn infants who weigh less than 5 pounds
at birth before their first car trip to check for breathing
difficulties or heart rate problems when traveling in a
rear-facing child restraint.
The AAP recommends that appropriate hospital staff
observe your infant in the child restraint for a period of
90 to 120 minutes or the duration of travel, whichever
is longer. This period of observation must be performed
with the infant properly positioned as described in these
instructions and with the child restraint placed at an
angle that is approved for use in the vehicle. The
hospital staff will check for any breathing difficulties or
heart rate problems. Your child’s pediatrician will let you
know if there are any special considerations for travel.
The number of trips and the duration of time the infant
is seated in the child restraint should be minimized. A
caregiver should ride in the back seat to monitor the
infant during travel.
You can learn more about the AAP’s recommendations
for observation of newborns and the guidelines for safe
transportation of preterm and low-birth weight infants,
as well as other resources for parents and medical
professionals, at
https://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/default.aspx
Important
CHILD REQUIREMENTS
Warning: Failure to follow these Child Requirements could result
in serious injury or death.
This child restraint is designed for use by children in both
rear-facing and forward-facing orientations. To use this
child restraint properly, children MUST meet the size and age
requirements below. In addition, Evenflo recommends consulting
with your child’s physician before allowing your child to transition
from rear-facing to forward-facing use of this child restraint.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping
children rear-facing until 2 years old or until they reach the
maximum height or weight for their child restraint in rear-facing
orientation. Additionally, some states’ laws require children to be
rear-facing until age 2. Accordingly, you will see this guidance
reflected in the Child Requirements below. Please review any
applicable local, state or provincial laws related to child passenger
safety before installing and using this child restraint.
Rear-facing
• 2.3 to 18 kg (5 to 40 lbs)
• 48 to 102 cm (19 to 40 in.) and top of child’s head is at
least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the child restraint
headrest.
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above, they MUST use this child restraint in the
forward-facing orientation, if possible. If your child exceeds
any of the size requirements above and is less than 2 years old,
however, you MUST discontinue use of this child restraint.
Forward-facing
• 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs)
• 71 to 137 cm (28 to 54 in.) and tops of the child’s ears are
at or below the top of the child restraint headrest
• At least 2 years old
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements for forward-facing use above, you MUST
discontinue use of this child restraint. Consider use of a booster
seat at that time.
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The forward-facing rear seat is the
safest place for children 12 and under.
WARNING
General Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• Failure to follow the Child Requirements for
rear-facing and forward-facing use of this child
restraint could result in serious injury or death. (See
page 2 for Child Requirements).
• 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.
• Children have STRANGLED in loose or partially
buckled harness straps. Fully restrain the child.
Important
WARNING
Air Bag Warnings
• DO NOT use this child restraint in the front seat of a
vehicle equipped with an air bag, unless the air bag
has been deactivated. Air bags may cause serious
injury or death to children under 12. If your vehicle
has an air bag, please refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for child restraint installation.
• If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side air
bags, refer to the following information for proper usage:
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year:
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles: Refer
to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air
bag. DO NOT place any objects between the restraint
and the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may
cause the items to strike your child.
WARNING
Children have STRANGLED
in loose or partially buckled
harness straps. Fully restrain
the child.
• 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.
Location Warnings
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Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• 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,
vehicle seat belt designs, and seat cushion shapes. The
easiest way to determine whether your child restraint
is suitable for a particular seating position is to check
for a tight installation. If the child restraint cannot be
properly installed, DO NOT use the child restraint.
Consult vehicle owner’s manual, try a different seating
location, or call Evenflo for further assistance.
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Location Warnings – continued
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• 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.
Rear-facing Only Warnings
• When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen
the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room, as this
will prevent the child restraint from protecting the
child.
• DO NOT use the highest set of harness slots rearfacing. The harness will not properly restrain the child
during a crash.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a
rear-facing child in certain types of collisions. Consult
your vehicle owner’s manual before installing any rearfacing child restraint in front of a fold-down armrest.
• NEVER turn a child restraint forward-facing with a
child who weighs less than 10 kg (22 lbs). Crash forces
may cause serious injury or death.
• DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint
is in the rear-facing position.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces
when sitting in the rear-facing mode should be placed
in the lowest position. The vehicle seat back that the
child faces must be fully padded and free of any hard
objects.
Forward-facing Only Warnings
• If your child weighs more than 29.4 kg (65 lbs) or their
shoulders are above the highest harness level, you
MUST discontinue using this child restraint as it may
no longer adequately protect your child.
• MUST be at least 2 years old.
• DO NOT use the lowest set of harness slots
forward-facing. The harness will not properly restrain
the child during a crash.
• Adjust, or remove, the vehicle headrest in the
seat where the child restraint is to be installed,
so that the back of the child restraint rests against the
vehicle seat back.
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WARNING
Forward-facing Only Warnings – continued
• 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.
Seat Belt Warnings
Important
WARNING
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side to side or front to back at either
the rear-facing or forward-facing 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.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a seating position
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.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle equipped
with lap belts that only lock during a sudden stop or
crash (emergency locking retractor – ELR). You must
use a seating location with a locking seat belt. Check
your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you have lap
belts with ELRs.
• 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 vehicle 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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LATCH Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• Do not use the lower anchors of the child restraint
anchorage system (LATCH System) to attach this child
restraint when restraining a child weighing more than
50 lbs. (22.6 kg) with the internal harnesses of the
child restraint.
• The LATCH system is intended to be used ONLY as
described in these instructions. Serious injury or death
may result from misuse. LATCH (Lower Anchors and
Tethers 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 vehicle lower
anchor bars. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for
the locations of the vehicle lower anchor bars. Note:
Your vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this system
as “Universal Anchorage System,” “Lower Universal
Anchorage System,”or ”ISOFIX.”
• 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.
• To avoid strangulation, you must store the unused
LATCH harness, with all slack removed, in the storage
area on the bottom of the seat. Roll or fold the excess
LATCH strap and secure with a rubber band to prevent
serious injury to vehicle occupants.
• 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 in.) side to side or front to back at either
the rear-facing or forward-facing 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.
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WARNING
Tether Strap Warnings
Forward-facing Use Only
• 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 hook to the storage
clip when not in use (p. 14). This will keep an unused
tether from hitting someone during a crash.
Important
WARNING
Additional Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use
• 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 holder to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids
in the cup holder.
• 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.
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.
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Additional Warnings– continued
• In cold weather, DO NOT dress the child in bulky
clothing like snowsuits if the child is riding in a child
restraint. Bulky coats/snowsuits make it difficult to
properly tighten the harness to the child, which may
allow the child to be ejected from the restraint during
a crash. If necessary, place a blanket over the harnessed
child without interfering with the child restraint
harness system.
Safe Practices
• Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does
not go. Make no exceptions for adults or children. If
someone unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm and
consistent from the start will mean fewer discipline
problems as children get older. An unrestrained person
can be thrown into and injure other passengers.
• Many safety advocates and healthcare professionals
recommend that children ride rear-facing for as long
as possible. See limitations recommended on rearfacing use on the inside front cover.
• 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.
Public Notice for Canadian Customers
• 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:
Evenflo Company, Inc.,
1801 Commerce Dr.,
Piqua, OH 45356
or call 1-937-773-3971.
or register online at:
www.evenflo.com/registercarseatcanada
Important
WARNING
• For public notice information, call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 (1-613-993-9851 in Ottawa region).
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
TIP!
When used with the internal
harness and properly installed
Check with
pursuant to these instructions,
your airline before
this restraint is certified for use only in
passenger and multi-purpose passenger departure to make sure
this restraint meets
motor vehicles, buses, and trucks
their requirements.
equipped with either lap belts only or
lap/shoulder belt systems and in aircraft.
Refer to pages 50 to 54 for instructions on installing your
child restraint in aircraft.
Storing Your Instructions
After thoroughly reading and following these instructions,
use the plastic lanyard A to store the instructions on
either side of the child restraint. You may also store the
instructions behind the seat pad.
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
Stra
• 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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* See page 1 for complete requirements.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
Rear-facing*
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
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10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
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Keep for future use.
• Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall.
Send your name, address, e-mail address if available, and
the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to:
Evenflo Company, Inc.,
1801 Commerce Dr.,
Piqua, OH 45356
or call 1-800-233-5921.
or register online at:
www.evenflo.com/registercarseat
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(year-month-day) (année-mois-jour)
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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
Headrests
Must be in the lowest
position where the child
restraint is located.
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle’s owners manual.
Tether Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Front Seat Lap and Shoulder Belts
Important
Your vehicle components may be significantly different than
pictured. Consult your owner’s manual to help you identify
your vehicle components.
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
10
12
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Back Seat
Retractor
Center Lap
Belt
4
30
20
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IMPORTANT
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Lower
Vehicle
Anchor
Bars
Seat Crease
Front Seat Retractor
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to
the warnings on page 4.
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Child Restraint Features
Child Restraint Features
1. Headrest Lock Release Button
1
2. Headrest
2
3
4
5
10
11
12
3. LYF Guard Advanced Compression TechnologyTM*
Important
Description
Front
4. Harness Straps
5. Chest Clip
6. Buckle
7. Crotch Strap
6
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8. Harness Release Button
9. Harness Adjust Strap
7
10. Body Pillow
8
11. Buckle Tongue Holder*
9
12. Cup Holder*
13. Seat Pad
14. Tether Strap and Hook (Shown fastened to storage clip)
15. Harness Straps
Back
16. Splitter Plate
14
17. Recline Stand
* Not all features are available on all models. Styles may vary.
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16
17
14
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Using the Child Restraint
Rear-facing
Child Requirements:
• Weight: 2.3 to 18 kg (5 to 40 lbs)
• Height: 48 to 102 cm (19 to 40 in.) and top of child’s
head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the
child restraint headrest.
Rear-facing Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• Recline stand is flipped to the recline position
(page 38).
• Install with Lower Anchor Connector Assembly
(page 18) or vehicle seat belt (page 22).
• Towel rolled up and placed beneath the recline
stand, if necessary (page 39).
25 mm (1 in.)
or more
Rear-facing
Belt Path
Harness straps are
at, or slightly below
the child’s shoulders.
Lower Anchor
Connector
Assembly
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above, they MUST use this child restraint in the
forward-facing orientation, if possible. If your child exceeds
any of the size requirements above and is less than 2 years old,
however, you MUST discontinue use of this child restraint.
Note: When in rear-facing position, bottom of child
restraint MUST be entirely on vehicle seat.
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Top of head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top
of the child restraint headrest.
3. Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 41.
4. Make necessary adjustments.
• Crotch strap is snug against the child (page 43).
• Harness straps MUST be snug against the child’s
shoulders, with no slack (page 42).
Rear-facing
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 24).
2. Set the child in the child restraint.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip MUST be at armpit level (page 41).
6. Check your work.
• Recline stand is flipped to the recline position
(page 38).
• When using the seat rear-facing, make sure the top
of the child’s ears are within the headrest. If not,
position the headrest 2” above their head
(page 48).
• To properly secure this child restraint it MUST NOT
move more than 25 mm (1 in.) from side to side or
front to back at the rear-facing belt path (pages 21
and 25).
• The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint
(page 41).
• Shoulder harness straps MUST start at or below
shoulder height using the strap slots closest to your
child’s shoulders (page 36).
• Buckle tongues are fully engaged (page 41).
• The level arrow is level with the ground (pages 18
and 22).
WARNING
When using this restraint rear-facing, DO NOT loosen the
vehicle seat belt to provide more leg room, as this will
prevent the child restraint from protecting your child.
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Rear-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
2
Attach the harness straps B
to the splitter plate C using
the infant position (page 37)
on the harness straps.
As your child grows, you can
attach the harness straps B
to the splitter plate using the
pockets at the end of the
straps.
LATCH is a system for attaching the child restraint to your
vehicle seat. It is to be used in place of your vehicle’s seat
belts and can be used in vehicles with LATCH anchors. Your
vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this system as
ISOFIX, Universal Anchorage System (UAS), or Lower
Universal Anchorage System.
C
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store the
unused lower anchor connector assembly, with all slack
removed, in storage area on the bottom of the seat
(page 47). Roll or fold excess lower anchor connector
strap and secure with a rubber band to prevent serious
injury to vehicle occupants.
1
B
IMPORTANT: Make sure both harness straps are
installed completely on the splitter plate, as shown.
3
E
WARNING
F
NEVER turn a child restraint
forward-facing with a child
who weighs less than 10 kg (22 lbs) .
Crash forces may cause serious
injury or death.
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
B
D
Pull the seat pad off of the front
of the child restraint. Route the
Lower Anchor Connector strap
D and hook through the
rear-facing belt paths E.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the
Lower Anchor Connector strap D
is in front of the crotch strap
F, and it lies flat without twisting,
as shown. Reconnect the seat pad
to the front of the child restraint.
Rear-facing
WARNING
A
REAR OF VEHICLE
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
REAR OF VEHICLE
Infants MUST always ride
facing the rear of the vehicle.
The back of the child restraint supports and protects the
baby and absorbs crash forces. Adjust the child restraint
to the recline position (page 38). Place the child
restraint in your vehicle rear-facing. Adjust the restraint
so that the level arrow A is level with the ground.
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Rear-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Rear-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
WARNING
4
6
DO NOT use the two upper harness slots rear-facing. The
harness may not properly restrain the child during a crash.
Make sure the harness
straps are in one of the
three lower strap slots G.
The harness straps MUST
start at shoulder height
or lower, using the strap
slots closest to your child’s
shoulders H, as shown.
I
H
E
U.S. Customers Only: For a taller child, the fourth set
of harness slots I can be used.
Note: These slots MUST start at shoulder height or lower
and be the closest slots to your child's shoulders.
Know Your Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
5
The lower anchor connector assembly that comes with
your child restraint will be one of the two types below.
SecureRight™
Quick Connector™
Adjuster
Strap
Clip
Hook
J
Strap
Adjuster
K
J
L
J
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to locate the lower
anchor bars J on your vehicle seat. Attach the right
hook K, or clip L, to the right anchor bar J and the
left hook, or clip, to the left anchor bar. DOUBLE CHECK
that the lower anchor connector hook is fully engaged by
pulling hard on the lower anchor connector strap.
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Rear-facing
G
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back at the
rear-facing belt path. Serious injury or death may result
from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure the
child restraint, try again or move it to another location,
or install with the vehicle seat belt.
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.
The lower anchor connector assembly strap must be as
tight as possible.
If you can move the child restraint more than 25 mm
(1 in.) side to side or front to back at the rear-facing belt
path E, the lower anchor connector assembly strap is not
tight enough. You will need to try again, find another
location for your child restraint, or install with the vehicle
seat belt (page 22). To remove the lower anchor connector
assembly strap, go to page 47.
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Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
3
NEVER turn a child restraint
forward-facing with a child who
weighs less than 10 kg (22 lbs).
Crash forces may cause serious
injury or death.
WARNING
DO NOT use the two upper harness slots rear-facing. The
harness may not properly restrain the child during a crash.
F
D
A
Make sure the harness
straps are in one of the
three lower strap slots D.
The harness straps MUST
start at shoulder height
or lower, using the strap
slots closest to your child’s
shoulders E, as shown.
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
E
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
REAR OF VEHICLE
REAR OF VEHICLE
Infants MUST always ride facing the rear of the
vehicle. The back of the child restraint supports and
protects the baby and absorbs crash forces.
Adjust the child restraint to the recline position (page
38). Place the child restraint in your vehicle rear-facing.
Adjust the restraint so that the level arrow A is level
with the ground.
2
Attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate C using the
infant position (page 37)
on the harness straps.
As your child grows, you
can attach the harness
straps B to the splitter
plate using the pockets
at the end of the straps.
C
B
B
IMPORTANT: Make sure both harness straps are
installed completely on the splitter plate, as shown.
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Rear-facing
WARNING
1
For a taller child, the fourth set of harness slots F can be
used. Note: These slots MUST start at shoulder height or
lower and be the closest slots to your child's shoulders.
4
Lap Belt Only
H
I
G
Lap & Shoulder
Belt Combination
H
I
G
Pull the seat pad off of the front of the child restraint.
Route the vehicle seat belt G through the rear-facing
belt path H and continue through the opposite opening
of the child restraint. IMPORTANT: Make sure the seat
belt G is in front of the crotch strap I, and it lies flat
without twisting, as shown. Fasten the vehicle seat belt, as
shown, depending on your type of seat belt. Reconnect
the seat pad to the front of the child restraint.
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5
Locking Clip
installed properly
Install Locking Clip
(not included), if
necessary.
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
6
G
If your vehicle was built prior
to model year 1996, and
has a lap/shoulder belt that is
equipped with an emergency
locking retractor (ELR) AND
13 mm
(0.5 in.)
sliding latch plate, 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.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a locking clip.
If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or 1-937-773-3971
(Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico). 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.
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H
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
WARNING
• If vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened correctly,
the child restraint may not protect your child in a crash.
• Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine how to
lock your seat belt for child restraint installation. The seat
belt must be locked to properly secure the child restraint.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side to side or front to back at the
rear-facing belt path. Serious injury or death may result
from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure the
child restraint, try again or move it to another location,
or install with the lower anchor connector assembly.
The seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Put your full weight onto the child restraint as you
tighten the seat belt G.
Check your work.
Make certain the belts are tight. If you can move the
child restraint more than 25 mm (1 in.) side to side or
front to back at the rear-facing belt path H, the vehicle
belt is not tight enough. If you have not tightly secured
the child restraint, try again, move it to another location, or
install with the lower anchor connector assembly (p. 18).
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Using the Child Restraint
Forward-facing
Child Requirements:
• Weight: 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs)
• Height: 71 to 137 cm (28 to 54 in.) and
tops of child’s ears are at or below the
top of the child restraint headrest
• Age: At least 2 years old
Harness straps are
at, or slightly above
the child’s shoulders.
Forward-facing Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• Recline stand is flipped to the upright position
(page 38), and upright recline position is selected
(page 40).
• If the child weighs 22.6 kg (50 lbs) or less,
the child restraint is securely installed with the
Lower Anchor Connector Assembly (page 28) or
the vehicle seat belt (page 32).
• If the child weighs more than 22.6 kg
(50 lbs), the child restraint is securely installed
with the vehicle seat belt (not the Lower Anchor
Connectors) through the forward-facing belt path
(page 32).
• Install tether strap (pages 31 and 35).
• Install locking clip, if necessary (page 33).
2. Set the child in the child restraint.
Tops of the child’s ears are at or below the top of
the child restraint headrest.
3. Fasten the buckle. Refer to page 41.
Lower Anchor
Connector
Assembly
shoulders, with no slack (page 41).
• Headrest is adjusted so that its bottom is nearest to
the harness straps (page 48).
5. Position and connect chest clip.
Chest clip MUST be at armpit level (page 41).
Forward-facing
Belt Path
6. Check your work.
• Recline Stand is flipped to the upright position
Forward-facing
4. Make necessary adjustments.
• Crotch strap is snug against the child (page 43).
• Harness straps MUST be snug against the child’s
(page 38).
• To properly secure this child restraint it MUST NOT
•
Lower Anchor
Connector
Assembly
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements for forward-facing use above, you MUST
discontinue use of this child restraint. Consider use of a booster
seat at that time.
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•
•
•
move more than 25 mm (1 in.) from side to side or
front to back at the forward-facing belt path
(pages 30 and 34).
The child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
Shoulder harness straps MUST start at or above
shoulder height, using the strap slots closest to your
child’s shoulders (page 36).
Buckle tongues are fully engaged (page 41).
Tether strap is securely attached and tightened
(page 31 or 35).
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Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
1
WARNING
DO NOT use the three lower harness slots forward-facing.
The harness may not properly restrain the child in the event
of a crash.
C
DO NOT install by this
method for a child weighing
more than 22.6 kg (50 lb).
A
B
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store the
unused lower anchor connector assembly, with all slack
removed, in storage area on the bottom of the seat
(page 47). Roll or fold excess lower anchor connector
strap and secure with a rubber band to prevent serious
injury to vehicle occupants.
Make sure that the harness
straps are in one of the three
upper strap slots A. The
harness straps MUST start
at shoulder height or above,
using the strap slots closest
to your child’s shoulders C.
The splitter plate is attached
to the bottom of the harness
strap in the child position B
(page 37). This will provide
more room for your child to
fit comfortably.
2
D
Forward-facing
LATCH is a system for attaching the child restraint to your
vehicle seat. It is to be used in place of your vehicle’s seat
belts and can be used in vehicles with LATCH anchors.
Your vehicle owner’s manual may refer to this system
as ISOFIX, Universal Anchorage System (UAS), or Lower
Universal Anchorage System.
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Adjust the child restraint to the upright position
(page 38) and place it in your vehicle forward-facing,
as shown. Route the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly
through each side of the forward-facing belt path D.
Note: Lift seat pad away from seat for easier access.
Make sure Lower Anchor Connector Assembly strap lies
flat without twisting.
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Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Know Your Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
The lower anchor connector assembly that comes with
your child restraint will be one of the two types below.
SecureRight
Quick Connector
Strap
Adjuster
Clip
Hook
Strap
J
I
Adjuster
E
G
E
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to locate the lower
anchor bars E on your vehicle seat. Attach the right hook
F, or clip G, to the right anchor bar E and the left hook,
or clip, to the left anchor bar. DOUBLE CHECK that the
lower anchor connector hook is fully engaged by pulling
hard on the lower anchor connector strap.
4
Connect the tether hook
F to the vehicle tether
anchor G behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
(Please consult your
vehicle owner’s manual,
as tether anchor locations
may vary.) Pull the strap
H and tighten the tether
securely.
WARNING
D
WARNING
DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than 25 mm (1 in.)
side-to-side or front to back at the forward-facing belt path. Serious
injury or death may result from poor installation. If you can not tightly
secure the child restraint, try again, move it to another location, or
install with the vehicle seat belt.
Using your full weight, push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat, while pulling up on the lower anchor
connector strap to tighten.
The lower anchor connector strap must be as tight as
possible. If you can move the child restraint more than
25 mm (1 in.) side to side or front to back at the belt path
C, the lower anchor connector strap is not tight enough.
You will need to try again, find another location for your
child restraint, or install with the vehicle seat belt (page 32).
To remove the lower anchor connector strap, go to page 47.
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WARNING
H
F
E
5
• Failure to follow these instructions could result in
serious injury to your child or other vehicle occupants.
• The tether strap is for forward-facing use only.
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not
in use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting
someone during a crash.
After adjusting the top tether strap, you may have
excess strap; DO NOT cut it off. If you do, it may not be
long enough to use in another vehicle. Instead, tightly
roll up the excess tether strap and place the
rubber band around the bundle.
Note: Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the
location of the tether anchor bracket in your vehicle.
Older vehicles may not come equipped with anchor
bracket hardware. Check with your vehicle dealer.
If you have questions regarding tether anchors that are
not addressed by the vehicle owner’s manual or
answered by an authorized dealer/vehicle manufacturer,
call Evenflo’s ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico).
Forward-facing
3
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
1
WARNING
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
4
Lap Belt Only
Lap & Shoulder Belt
DO NOT use the three lower harness slots
forward-facing. The harness may not properly
restrain the child in the event of a crash.
B
2
3
Make sure that the harness
straps are in one of the three
upper strap slots A. The
harness straps MUST start at
shoulder height or above, using
the strap slots closest to your
child’s shoulders C. The splitter
plate is attached to the bottom
of the harness strap in the child
position B (page 37). This will
provide more room for your
child to fit comfortably.
Adjust the child restraint to
the upright position
(page 38). Place the child
restraint in your vehicle
forward-facing.
WARNING
If the vehicle belts are not
routed and fastened correctly,
the child restraint may not
protect your child in a crash.
D
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Thread the vehicle seat
belt D through the
forward-facing belt path
behind the seat pad.
Note: Lift seat pad away
from seat for easier access.
Make sure vehicle seat belt
lies flat without twisting.
Fasten the vehicle seat belt as shown depending on
your type of seat belt.
Note: Install locking clip on lap and shoulder belt
combinations, if necessary.
5
Locking Clip
installed properly
Install Locking Clip
(not included), if
necessary.
If your vehicle was built prior
to model year 1996, and
has a lap/shoulder belt that is
equipped with an emergency
locking retractor (ELR) AND
13 mm
(0.5 in.)
sliding latch plate, 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.
Forward-facing
A
C
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a locking clip.
If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or 1-937-773-3971
(Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico) 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.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
6
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
7
WARNING
• Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious
injury to your child or other vehicle occupants.
• The tether strap is for forward-facing use only.
F
G
WARNING
• If vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened correctly,
the child restraint may not protect your child in a crash.
• Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine how to
lock your seat belt for child restraint installation. The seat
belt must be locked to properly secure the child restraint.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side to side or front to back at the
forward-facing belt path E. Serious injury or death may
result from poor installation. If you can not tightly secure
the child restraint, try again or move it to another
location, or install with the lower anchor connector
assembly (page 28).
The vehicle seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your full weight, push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat as you tighten the vehicle belt. If
you can move the child restraint more than 25 mm
(1 in.) side to side or front to back at the forward-facing
belt path E, the seat belt is not tight enough, you
will need to try again, or install with the lower anchor
connector assembly (page 28).
Connect the tether
hook F to the vehicle
tether anchor G behind
the vehicle seat, as
shown. (Please consult
your vehicle owner’s
manual, as tether anchor
locations may vary.) Pull
the strap H and tighten
the tether securely.
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll
or fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/
rubber band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting
someone during a crash.
Forward-facing
E
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H
After adjusting the top tether strap, you may have
excess strap; DO NOT cut it off. If you do, it may not be
long enough to use in another vehicle. Instead, tightly
roll up the excess tether strap and place the rubber
band around the bundle.
Note: Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the
location of the tether anchor bracket in your vehicle.
Older vehicles may not come equipped with anchor
bracket hardware. Check with your vehicle dealer.
If you have questions regarding tether anchors that
are not addressed by the vehicle owner’s manual or
answered by an authorized dealer/vehicle manufacturer,
call Evenflo’s ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico).
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General Information
1
Positioning the Harness Strap
Forward-facing ONLY
Top Two Harness
Positions
C
Rear-facing ONLY
Bottom Three
Harness Positions
D
B
2
Pull harness strap
through to the front of
the child restraint.
Thread each harness
strap through the
appropriate slot. Pull
the harness strap to
the back of the child
restraint.
A
Shoulder harness straps on this child restraint are
adjustable to six positions.
Rear-facing, the shoulder harness straps MUST start at or
below shoulder height using the strap slots closest to your
child’s shoulders in one of the four lower harness positions
A and B. The child’s head MUST be at least 25 mm
(1 in.) below the top of the headrest.
Forward-facing, you MUST use one of the top three
harness positions B and C. If the tops of the child’s ears
are above the top of the headrest, or the child’s shoulders
fall above the upper harness slots, you MUST discontinue
use of this child restraint. We recommend that you move
your child to a larger child restraint or a booster seat.
You MUST use the harness slots at or above the child’s
shoulders AND closest to your child’s shoulders.
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3
Infant
Child
IMPORTANT: Make sure both harness straps are
installed completely on the splitter plate, as shown.
D
E
D
F
Infant
Child
There are two positions on the harness straps. The top
loop E is for infant use. The bottom loop F is for use as
your child grows. Reattach the harness strap onto the
splitter plate D. Repeat on the other side.
General
Rear-facing and
Forward-facing
This set of harness
slots can be for either
forward-facing or
rear-facing use.
To change the
harness strap
position, loosen the
shoulder harness as
shown on page 44,
step 2. Slide the
harness strap off the
splitter plate D.
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Adjusting Rear-Facing Recline Stand
4
1
G
H
Rear-facing Recline
The child restraint MUST
be in Position 1 or 2 for
rear-facing use. Child MUST
weigh 2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs).
Make sure Harness Adjust
Strap G is routed
over the Harness Strap H.
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
REAR OF VEHICLE
B
A
If the level line A is not
parallel to the ground, use a
tightly rolled towel or small
blanket B beneath the front
edge of the recline stand.
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
REAR OF VEHICLE
IMPORTANT: When using the seat rear-facing, make
sure the top of the child’s ears are within the headrest.
If not, position the headrest 2” above their head.
2
Adjusting the Recline Stand
A
Rear-Facing Recline Positions 1 and 2:
Position 1:
Lift the child restraint and
flip the recline stand A,
located under the child
restraint seat, to one of the
approved positions.
Move Recline Stand C
and Recline Stand Leg D
down for full recline.
C
D
Secure child restraint
onto vehicle seat
(See pages 16-25).
Move Recline Stand C
down without the Recline
Stand Leg D for partial
recline.
Upright
Secure child restraint
onto vehicle seat
(See pages 16-25).
Recline
General
Position 2:
C
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39
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
Adjusting Forward-Facing Recline Stand
Forward-facing Upright
The child restraint MUST
be in Position 3 or 4 for
forward-facing use. Child
MUST weigh 10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs) and be at least
2 years old.
When the Child Restraint is Forward-Facing, it can ONLY
be used in Recline Positions 3 and 4.
2
Place baby in the child restraint. The baby’s back and
bottom should be flat against the restraint. If there is a
gap, the baby will not be comfortable.
1
Forward-Facing Recline Positions 3 & 4:
Position 3:
Move Recline Stand C up
without the Recline Stand
Leg D, to allow child
restraint to sit lower on the
vehicle seat, keeping the
child slightly reclined.
C
A
Secure child restraint onto
vehicle seat
(See pages 26-35).
Position 4:
Move Recline Stand C and
Recline Stand Leg D up,
to allow child restraint to
sit flat on the vehicle seat,
keeping the child upright.
D
C
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Bring each harness strap
over the child’s shoulders.
Insert the buckle tongues A
into the buckle.
Pull up on the harness strap
to check that the buckle
tongues are fastened.
Secure child restraint onto
vehicle seat
(See pages 26-35).
B
Fasten the chest clip B by
snapping the two halves
together, as shown.
Slide chest clip to armpit
level.
General
1
41
Adjusting the Crotch Strap
2
This Child Restraint Has Two
Crotch Strap Positions
B
B
A
The harness straps must be snug against the child.
A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without sagging. It does not press
on the child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an
unnatural position. Check the harness straps near the
shoulders for slack. You should NOT be able to pinch the
harness (see illustration). Adjust as needed.
A
To reposition the crotch strap, first turn the child
restraint upside down. Turn the crotch strap harness
anchor A sideways and push it through the slot in the
bottom of the seat shell B.
Reposition the harness anchor into the other slot. Make
certain the harness anchor is properly seated against the
seat shell B.
Note: The crotch strap should be snug against the child.
Choose the slot that is closest to the child AND the most
comfortable for the child but NEVER under the child’s
bottom.
For Newborn Position
Place the anchor A through the rear slot, then feed it
through the front slot.
A
Make sure the anchor is
completely through the front
slot and is lying flat against
the bottom of the seat.
General
A
IMPORTANT: Do not use this configuration for
infants weighing more than 4.5 kg (10 lbs).
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43
Adjusting the Harness Strap
Removing the Child from the Child
Restraint
1
A
A
C
B
2
To loosen the harness
straps, push the
harness release
button B on the
front of the seat.
At the same time,
pull up on the
harness strap C near
the child’s shoulders.
C
Push the release button A and pull the chest clip apart.
Press the red buckle release B and remove the buckle
tongues C.
Removing the Tether Strap
1
The tether strap that comes with your child
restraint will be one of the two types below.
A
B
Tilt the adjuster A and
slide the strap to loosen.
B
2
D
C
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Press the adjuster release
button B to loosen.
Press the tab C and
twist, then remove
the hook from the
anchor D.
General
To tighten the harness straps, pull on the long harness
adjuster strap A on the front of the seat.
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Removing the Lower Anchor
Connectors
WARNING
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST tightly roll or
fold excess tether strap and secure with the strap/rubber
band.
• Attach the tether hook to the storage clip when not in
use. This will keep an unused tether from hitting someone
during a crash.
E
When the tether strap
is not in use, you
MUST attach the hook
E to the back of the
child restraint and
tightly roll and secure
the strap with the
strap/rubber band.
A loose tether strap
and hook may injure
your child.
1
TIP!
Using your full
weight, push the child
restraint into the vehicle
seat while loosening
the adjuster.
A
Tilt the adjuster A and
slide the strap to loosen.
2
B
Press the adjuster release
button B to loosen.
The Lower Anchor Connector that comes with your
child restraint will be one of the two types below.
C
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Or
D
E
To remove the hook C,
press the tab D and
twist, then remove from
anchor E.
Or
F
G
General
3
E
To remove the clip F,
pull the red release
strap G and remove clip
from anchor E.
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Removing the Lower Anchor
Connectors
Installing the Optional Accessories
3
When the Lower anchor
connector assembly is
not in use you MUST
attach the hooks C to
the bottom of the child
restraint. A loose Lower
Anchor Connector
assembly strap and hook
may injure your child.
C
The optional Body
Pillow E, when placed
in the restraint, as
shown, helps support
your child.
E
Note: The Body Pillow
is for Rear-facing use
only.
WARNING
Lock Release Button
To adjust, press the lock
release button, as shown,
while sliding the headrest
up or down to the desired
position.
IMPORTANT: When the
headrest is in one of the
locking positions, the locking
button will pop into its
original position.
51 mm
(2 in.)
Also, when using the seat
rear-facing, make sure the
top of the child’s ears are
within the headrest. If not,
position the bottom of the
headrest 51 mm (2 in.)
above the top of the child’s
head.
A
Cup Holder Liners
To install the cup
holder liners A, press
the cup holder liners
into the cup holder
receivers B.
B
General
Adjusting the Headrest
• Use the cup holders with the child restraint in the
forward-facing position ONLY.
• 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 items to this child restraint
that are not approved by Evenflo. Items not tested
with the child restraint could injure the child.
Note: Cup holder liners may be removed for cleaning.
Dishwasher safe (top rack only).
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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.
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
2
B
C
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 Rear-facing
in Aircraft
IMPORTANT: Before installing the child restraint, make sure
the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
1
A
Pull the seat pad off the front of the child restraint.
Route the aircraft seat belt A through the rear-facing
belt path B opening on one side and continue through
the belt path opening on the opposite side of the child
restraint, as shown above.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the aircraft seat belt A is in
front of the crotch strap C, as shown above.
3
A
REAR OF VEHICLE
Aircraft
Seat Belt
Adjust the child restraint to its recline position
(page 38), then place it on the aircraft seat rear-facing,
as shown above.
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General
ARROW MUST BE LEVEL WITH
GROUND WHEN USED REAR-FACING
Fasten the aircraft seat belt A.
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Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
4
Installing Child Restraint Forwardfacing in Aircraft
IMPORTANT: Before installing the child restraint, make sure
the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
1
D
B
A
Aircraft
Seat Belt
The aircraft seat belt A must be as tight as possible. Route
the excess seat belt strap D back through the rear-facing
belt path B opening, as shown above. Using your full
weight, push the child restraint firmly onto the aircraft
seat while pulling on the excess seat belt strap to tighten.
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 in.) from side to side or front to back at the
rear-facing belt path B, the aircraft seat belt A is not
tight enough, and you MUST install again until the seat
belt is tight.
2
B
A
Refer to page 41.
Route the aircraft seat belt A through the forward-facing
belt path opening in the back of the child restraint and
continue through the belt path opening B on the
opposite side of the child restraint.
Note: Lift the restraint’s seat pad away for easier access.
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General
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
Adjust the child restraint to its upright position (page 38),
then place it on the aircraft seat forward-facing, as shown
above.
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Installing Child Restraint Forwardfacing in Aircraft
5
3
Care and Cleaning
Fasten the aircraft seat belt A.
4
D
C
The aircraft seat belt must be as tight as possible. Route
the excess aircraft seat belt strap C back through the
forward-facing belt path D opening, as shown above.
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 in.) from side to side or front to back at the forwardfacing belt path, the aircraft seat belt is not tight enough,
and you MUST install again until the seat belt is tight.
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse in water the LATCH
connectors, the buckle, or any other part of this child
restraint, unless rinsing is permitted, as stated on the back
of the buckle for your 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.
• Cup holder liners are dishwasher safe (top rack only).
• The harness can be wiped clean with mild soap and
water. Allow harness to air dry.
• Machine wash the seat pad separately in cold water,
delicate cycle. Tumble dry 10 to 15 minutes on low
heat.
• NEVER use child restraint without the seat pad.
• To protect the child restraint from damage caused by
weather, rodents, and other elements common to
garages, the outdoors, and other storage locations,
remove the seat pad and thoroughly clean the
restraint and pad prior to storage. Take care to clean
in the areas where crumbs and other debris tend to
accumulate.
TIP
IP!
To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
General
A
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
Refer to page 41.
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Replacement Parts
Limited Warranty
Not available on all models. Styles may vary.
To order replacement parts, you can order online 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).
1
Locking Clip:
Not included
with child
restraint, see
page 24 or 33
Tether Extender:
6 Not
included with
10 Headrest Pad
child restraint
2 Chest Clip
7
Lower Anchor
Connector
Assembly
11 Body Pillow
Or
3 Crotch Strap
Anchor
8 Lower
Connector
Assembly with
Quick Connectors
12 Seat pad
4 Harness
9
5 Cup Holder
Headrest
Foam
13 Recline Stand
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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General
Proper Disposal of This Child Restraint
At the end of this child restraint’s useful life, Evenflo
encourages you to dispose of it properly. Most of the
components in this child restraint are recyclable.
1. Remove all fabric and padding.
2. Remove all screws and disassemble the restraint.
3. Recycle all plastic/foam parts and discard the rest.
If your local recycling center won’t accept the padding,
you may dispose of it in the landfill.
NOTE: Evenflo uses recycled materials in the
manufacturing process whenever possible but never for
components that are critical for safety.
• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921 8 AM – 5 PM E.T.
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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After thoroughly reading and following these instructions,
use the plastic lanyard A to store the instructions on
either side of the child restraint. You may also store the
instructions behind the seat pad.
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18 kg
40 lbs)
94 cm
37 in.)
-facing
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65 lbs)
37 cm
54 in.)
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RNING:
71 to 137 cm
(28 to 54 in.)
Rear-facing*
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
48 to 102 cm
(19 to 40 in.)
Forward-facing*
10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
SonusTM 65
Keep for future use.
Owner’s Manual
Child Restraint System
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WARNING:
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To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
flo Compan
y, Inc.
* See page 1 for complete requirements.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
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manual
this child prior
restraint.
• www.evenflo.com
• USA: 1-800-233-5921 8 AM – 5 PM E.T.
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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