Symphony™ All-in-One Child Restraint System WARNING:

Symphony™ All-in-One Child Restraint System WARNING:
Symphony
All-in-One
Child Restraint System
™
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
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)
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71 to 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster*
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
At least 4 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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This child restraint meets all applicable requirements of
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards CMVSS 213,
213.1, and 213.2.
Child Requirements
• No restraint can guarantee absolute protection from
injury in every crash.
• This child restraint is designed for use by children in rearfacing, forward-facing, and booster modes.
• To use this child restraint properly, children MUST meet
weight/size specifications as follows:
For Rear-facing Use
• The child weighs 2.3 to 18 kg (5 to 40 lbs).
• The child is 48 to 102 cm (19 to 40 inches) AND the top of
child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 inch) below the top of the
child restraint headrest in either of its two lowest positions.
For Forward-facing Use
• The child weighs 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs).
• The child is 71 to 127 cm (28 to 50 inches) AND the tops of
their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest.
• Child is one year old or older.
For Booster Use
• The child weighs 18 to 49.8 kg (40 to 110 lbs).
• The child is 112 to 145 cm (44 to 57 inches) AND the tops
of their ears are below the top of the child restraint headrest.
• Child is four years old or older.
Rear-facing Use
Rear-facing Installation Checklist ....................................... 21
Which Type of Lower Anchor Connector Is on Your Child
Restraint? ....................................................................... 22
Moving Lower Anchor Connector Assembly to
Rear-facing Belt Path ...................................................... 22
Rear-facing Installation with Lower Anchor Connectors ..... 25
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt ................................ 28
Forward-facing Use
Forward-facing Installation Checklist ................................. 33
Which Type of Lower Anchor Connector Is on Your Child
Restraint? ....................................................................... 34
Moving Lower Anchor Connector Assembly to
Forward-facing Belt Path ................................................ 34
Forward-facing Installation with Lower Anchor Connectors .... 37
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt .......................... 42
Important
Rear-facing
Warnings ............................................................................ 2
Safe Practices ...................................................................... 9
Recall Information for U.S. Customers ............................... 10
Public Notice for Canadian Customers .............................. 10
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage ............................................. 10
Symbol Legend ................................................................ 11
Storing Your Instructions ................................................... 11
Visual Glossary .................................................................. 12
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint ........................... 16
Removing the Child from the Child Restraint .................... 18
Forward-facing
CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
(Model numbers ending in “C.”)
Important Information
Booster Use
When to Put Your Child in a Booster Seat .......................... 48
Booster Installation Checklist ............................................. 51
Converting into a Booster Seat .......................................... 52
General Information
Using the SureLatch® Connectors...................................... 56
Using the Quick Connectors™ .......................................... 56
Removing the Tether Strap................................................ 57
Adjusting the Headrest ...................................................... 58
Adjusting the Recline Position ........................................... 58
Removing the Seat Pad ..................................................... 59
Installing the Accessories ................................................... 60
Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft ............................ 62
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing in Aircraft ................. 62
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing in Aircraft ........... 64
Care and Cleaning ........................................................... 67
Replacement Parts ............................................................ 69
Limited Warranty .............................................................. 70
Booster
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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Air Bag Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• 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. Interaction between a
rear-facing restraint and air bags may cause serious
injury or death. Air bags may cause serious injury or
death to children 12 and under.
If your vehicle has an air bag, refer to your vehicle
owner’s manual for child restraint installation.
• If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side
air bags, refer to the following information for proper
usage.
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year:
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles:
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air bag.
DO NOT place any objects between the restraint and
the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may cause
the items to strike the child.
The forward facing back seat is the
safest place for children 12 and under.
WARNING
General Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• 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
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.
• DO NOT remove back cover.
• NEVER use this child restraint without the headrest
installed.
Location Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster 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.
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WARNING
Location Warnings – continued
Rear-facing Position Warnings – continued
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
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.
• 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 Use Only
• 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.
Premature Infants
Rear-facing Use Only
• DO NOT use this or any child restraint with a
premature infant until after consulting your doctor.
Premature infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a seated or semi-reclined position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head or failing
to properly recline the child restraint could increase
the child’s risk of serious injury or death.
Rear-facing Position Warnings
Rear-facing Use Only
• 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.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a
rear-facing child in certain types of collisions. Consult
your vehicle owner’s manual before installing any
rear-facing child restraint in front of a fold-down
armrest.
• NEVER turn a child restraint forward-facing with an
infant who weighs less than 10 kg (22 lbs) or is less
than one year of age. Crash forces may cause serious
injury or death.
• NEVER use Recline Position #2 or Recline Position #3
when using this child restraint rear-facing. Use ONLY
Recline Position #1.
• DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint
is in the rear-facing position.
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Important
WARNING
Forward-facing Position Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster Use Only
• When using the harness straps to secure a child who
is more than 18 kg (40 lbs), NEVER place the child
restraint in Recline Position #2. Use ONLY Recline
Position #3.
• DO NOT use Recline Position #1 or Recline Position #2
when using this child restraint in Booster Mode. Use
ONLY Recline Position #3.
• 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
20.4 kg (45 lbs) with the internal harnesses of the
child restraint.
• Install this child restraint with a vehicle seat belt (NOT
Lower Anchor Connectors) when using the restraint’s
internal harnesses to secure a child who weighs more
than 20.4 kg (45 lbs).
• If the child weighs more than 29.4 kg (65 lbs) OR
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a booster (p. 48).
• 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.
• 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.
Booster Seat Position Warnings
Booster Use Only
• DO NOT use this booster seat rear-facing.
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WARNING
Seat Belt Warnings
Seat Belt Warnings – continued
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use Only
Booster Use Only
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 inch) 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 seat 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 seat
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.
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck
or fall off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust
the shoulder belt to properly lay midway between
the child’s shoulder and neck AND at or above the
shoulder, try another seating location or do not use
the booster seat.
Booster Use Only
• To prevent serious injury, use ONLY the
vehicle’s lap AND shoulder belt system
when restraining a child in this
booster seat.
• The shoulder belt MUST be threaded
through the shoulder belt guide (p. 50).
• DO NOT use this booster seat if the tops of the child’s
ears are above the back of the booster seat headrest.
buckle
storage
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Important
WARNING
LATCH Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use Only
• 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
20.4 kg (45 lbs) 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.
• When not in use, the Lower Anchor Connectors should
be securely attached to the D-rings on the child
restraint’s seat pad. Keep out of reach of children.
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LATCH Warnings – continued
Rear-facing and Forward-facing Use Only
• ALWAYS be sure that the Lower Anchor Connectors
are attached to the vehicle Lower Anchor Bars by
pulling hard on the Lower Anchor Connectors. If
they are not attached, the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly will not secure your child restraint. Serious
injury or death may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 inch) side to side or front to back at 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.
Tether Strap Warnings
Forward-facing and Booster 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.
Additional Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster 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 holders to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids in the
cup holders.
• DO NOT attach additional padding, toys, or other
devices not made by Evenflo or described in these
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WARNING
Additional Warnings – continued
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
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.
• 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.
Important
WARNING
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 rear-facing
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.
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• 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 on-line at:
www.evenflo.com/registercarseat
• For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY:1-800-424-9153), or go to: http://www.NHTSA.gov
Symbol Legend
Airbag Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about airbag safety.
LATCH Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about LATCH safety.
Important
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
Tether Anchor Symbol – Alerts you to
important information about Tether Anchor safety.
Aircraft Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about aircraft safety.
Storing Your Instructions
Public Notice for Canadian Customers
• To register your child restraint, return your registration
card, call 1-937-773-3971, or register online at
www.evenflo.com/registercarseatcanada
• For recall information, call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 (1-613-993-9851 in Ottawa region)
or Evenflo at 1-937-773-3971.
Symphony
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
™
All-in-One
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
Rear-facing
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
48 to 102 cm
(19 to 40 in.)
Forward-facing
buckle
storage
10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
71 to 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
When used with the 5-point harness system and
properly installed pursuant to these instructions,
this restraint is certified for use only in
IP
passenger and multi-purpose
Check with
passenger motor vehicles, buses,
your airline before
and trucks equipped with either
departure
to make sure
lap belts only or lap/shoulder belt
this restraint meets
systems and in aircraft.
their requirements.
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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.
© 20xx Evenflo Company, Inc.
2570xxxx
x/xx
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After thoroughly reading and
following these instructions,
store them in the slots provided
on the back of the child
restraint, as shown.
Refer to pages 62 to 66 for
instructions on installing your child restraint in aircraft.
When used without the 5-point harness system
(in booster mode) and properly installed
pursuant to these instructions, this restraint is
certified for use only in passenger and multi-purpose
passenger motor vehicles, buses, and trucks equipped
with lap/shoulder belt systems only. In booster mode,
this restraint is NOT certified for aircraft use. A beltpositioning booster requires the use of a lap/shoulder
belt system, which is not available in aircraft.
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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
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual.
Front
Headrests
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Back Seat
Belt Buckles
4
30
20
120
Tether
Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Rear
Headrests
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.
A
Back Seat
Belt Retractor
Center Lap
Belt
Seat Crease
IMPORTANT: If your vehicle has side air bags, please refer to the
warnings on page 2.
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B
A
G
IMPORTANT
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Vehicle
Lower
Anchor
Bars
IR
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.
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Child Seat Features
Description
Front
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* Not all features are available on all models. Styles may vary.
Back
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Symphony™ All-in-One
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
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 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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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.
© 20XX Evenflo Company, Inc.
2570xxxx
1. Shoulder Belt Guide
2. Harness Tabs
3. Seat Pad
4. Harness Straps
5. D-rings for SureLatch Connector
6. SureLatch Connector (Shown in rear-facing belt-path)
7. Rear-facing Belt Path
8. Base
9. Headrest*
10. Buckle Tongue Holder*
11. Cup Holder*
12. Access Flap
13. Chest Clip
14. Buckle
15. Crotch Strap
16. Harness Release Button (under flap)
17. Harness Adjust Strap
18. Recline Lever
19. Headrest Adjust Lever
20. Instructions
21. Forward-facing Belt Path
22. SureLatch Connector (Shown in rear-facing belt path)
23. Base
24. Headrest
25. Tether Strap and Hook (Shown fastened to storage clip)
Important
Child Seat Features
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* Not all features are available on all models. Styles may vary.
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
1. Loosen harness.
5. Remove all slack in
harness.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat, then pull up on the
harness strap behind the
fastened chest clip.
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Pull upward on the
harness straps near the
hips, as shown, to
ensure that all slack is
removed.
2. Position harness
straps.
6. Fasten and adjust
chest clip.
Unbuckle harness and
unfasten chest clip
(p. 18). Place the child
in the child restraint.
Bring each harness strap
over each of the child’s
shoulders.
IMPORTANT: The baby’s back and bottom should be flat
against the restraint. If there is a gap, the baby will not be
comfortable.
Snap the two halves of
the chest clip together,
as shown, and slide to
armpit level.
3. Adjust harness straps.
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Grasping both red harness
tabs, slide downward until
the harness straps are at
the child’s shoulders.
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Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
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7. Tighten harness.
4. Buckle the harness.
Insert both buckle
tongues into the buckle.
Note: Pull up on the
harness straps to ensure
that the buckle tongues
are fastened securely.
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Pull the harness adjuster strap to tighten the harness.
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.
Note: Make sure the chest clip is at armpit level.
Check the harness straps near the shoulders for slack.
You should NOT be able to pinch the harness (see
illustration). Adjust as needed.
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1. Loosen harness
straps.
Press the harness release
button on the front of the
seat while pulling up on
the harness strap behind
the fastened chest clip.
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Important
Removing the Child from the Child Restraint
2. Disconnect chest clip.
Push the release button
and pull the chest clip
apart.
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3. Unbuckle harness.
Press the red button on
the buckle and release
both buckle tongues.
You may now remove
your child.
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Child Requirements
Weight: 2.3 to 18 kg (5 to 40 lbs)
Height: 48 to 102 cm (19 to 40 inches) AND the
top of child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 inch)
below the top of the child restraint headrest
in either of its two lowest positions.
25 mm (1 inch)
or more
Harness straps are at,
or slightly below,
child’s shoulders.
Rear-facing Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aRestraint is securely locked in Recline Position #1
(p. 58).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 30).
aThe level line is level with ground (p. 26/31).
A towel/small blanket is rolled up and placed
beneath the front edge of the base, if necessary.
aChild restraint is securely installed with one of the
following methods using the rear-facing belt
path:
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 22)
• Quick Connectors (p. 22)
• Vehicle Seat Belts (p. 28)
Note: To determine which type of Lower Anchor
Connector is on your child restraint, go to page 22.
Rear-facing
Using Symphony™ in the
Rear-facing Position
2. Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
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back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aTop of child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 inch)
below the top of the child restraint headrest in
either of its two lowest positions.
3. Make necessary adjustments.
aRed harness tabs MUST be at, or slightly below,
Rear-facing
Belt Path
SureLatch
Connector
shoulder level (p. 16).
aHeadrest is adjusted to either of the bottom two
positions closest to the harness tabs (p. 58).
4. Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 16.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be placed at armpit level (p. 17).
6. Check your work.
aHarness straps are snug against the child’s
shoulders, with no slack (p. 17).
aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST
NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from
side to side or front to back at the rear-facing
belt path.
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TIP!
To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this child restraint at www.evenflo.com.
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Which Type of Lower Anchor
Connector Is on Your Child Restraint?
Your child restraint will have one of the two types of
Lower Anchor Connectors shown below. Follow the
instructions on the following pages to properly install
the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly on your child
restraint.
SureLatch Connector
Quick Connector
SureLatch
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Not available on all models.
Rear-facing
Not available on all models.
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Rear-facing Belt Path
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Rear-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in the rear-facing
position, the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly MUST
be in the rear-facing belt path, as shown on the next
page (seat pad has been removed for clarity). If the
Lower Anchor Connector Assembly is in the
forward-facing belt path (shown on next page), use the
following procedures to move it to the rear-facing belt
path.
Quick Connector
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
To access the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly, you
will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect SureLatch Lower Anchor Connectors or
Quick Connector Lower Anchor Connectors (p. 56);
• Remove the seat pad (p. 59).
Note: After moving the Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly,
make sure the strap lays flat
against the seat shell. You
may have to twist the strap to
achieve this.
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1. Remove Lower
Anchor Connectors
from the
forward-facing belt
path.
Rear-facing Installation with Lower
Anchor Connectors
IMPORTANT:
• If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use Lower Anchor Connectors.
• DO NOT use the tether strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
1. Place the child
restraint in position.
Reach through the
harness straps and
remove each Lower
Anchor Connector, one
at a time.
2. Place each Lower
Anchor Connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
Near Side
IMPORTANT: Make sure
the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly does not interfere
with the internal harness
straps.
3. Make sure the
crotch buckle
assembly is
positioned in
front of the Lower
Anchor Connector
Assembly, as
shown.
Adjust the child restraint
to the most reclined
position (Recline Position #1,
p. 58), then place it on the
vehicle seat in the
rear-facing position, as shown.
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storage
Rear-facing
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Rear-facing Belt Path
Far side
Lower Anchor Bar
Lower Anchor Bar
2. Attach Lower Anchor Connectors.
Push a Lower Anchor Connector onto each vehicle
Lower Anchor Bar.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Lower Anchor
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the Lower
Anchor Bars. Also, make sure the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly is in the rear-facing belt path (p. 23).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both SureLatch Connectors or Quick
Connectors are facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
Incorrect
Strap
Note: Do not forget to install the seat pad before
installing the child restraint in your vehicle.
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SureLatch
Quick Connector
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3. Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
buckle
storage
THI
S
SID
E
UP
Arrow must be level with ground when
child restraint is used rear-facing.
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
Level Line
If level line is not parallel
to the ground,
disconnect Lower Anchor
Connectors and place a
tightly rolled towel/small
blanket beneath the
front edge of the child
restraint. Repeat Step 2.
Rear-facing Installation with Lower
Anchor Connectors
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Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk
of serious injury or death.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat, as shown, to lock
in place.
Note: In some vehicles, you
may need to prop up the
SureLatch Connector while
pushing downward on the seat
to secure it tightly. Repeat for
the other SureLatch Connector.
4. Ensure child restraint is secure.
To secure a child restraint that has SureLatch
connectors, go to Step 4a. To secure a child restraint
that has Quick Connectors, go to Step 4b.
4a. Secure the child
restraint –
SureLatch
Connector.
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with Lower
Anchor Connectors
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side to
side or front to back at the rear-facing belt path. If you
cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move it
to another location.
4b. Secure the child
restraint –
Quick Connector.
Rear-facing Belt Path
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while pulling up on
the Lower Anchor Strap
to tighten, as shown.
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side to
side or front to back at the rear-facing belt path. If you
cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move it
to another location.
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IMPORTANT:
• If you are using Lower Anchor Connectors to secure the
child restraint, DO NOT use the vehicle seat belt.
• Before installing this child restraint rear-facing with the
vehicle seat belt, you MUST move the Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly to the forward-facing belt path
so that it does not interfere with the vehicle seat belt.
Refer to pages 34 to 36 for instructions on moving the
SureLatch Connectors or Quick Connectors to the
forward-facing belt path.
• Make sure the SureLatch Connectors or Quick Connectors
are attached to the storage D-rings on the seat pad.
• 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 the Tether Strap when the child restraint is
in the rear-facing position.
buckle
storage
1. Place the
child restraint
in position.
Adjust the child
restraint to the most
reclined position
(Recline Position #1,
p. 58), then place it
on vehicle seat in the
rear-facing position,
as shown.
2. Route seat
belt through
rear-facing
belt path.
Rear-facing Belt Path
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Lap Belt Only
Lap and Shoulder
Belt Combination
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storage
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storage
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
IMPORTANT: Make sure
the buckle/crotch strap
is positioned in front of the
vehicle seat belt.
3. Buckle seat belt,
then remove all
slack from the seat
belt.
buckle
storage
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly onto the vehicle
seat while tightening
the vehicle seat belt to
remove excess slack.
Unhook the front
of the seat pad
and move it out of
the way, as shown.
Thread the vehicle seat belt buckle through the
rear-facing belt path, as shown on the next page.
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Locking Clip
installed properly.
4. Install Locking Clip
(not included), if
necessary.
If your vehicle was
built prior to model
year 1996, and has
a lap/shoulder belt
13 mm
that is equipped with
(0.5 inch)
an emergency locking
retractor (ELR) AND
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.
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
5. Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
buckle
storage
Level Line
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
If the level line is not
parallel to the ground,
disconnect the seat belt
and place a tightly rolled
towel/small blanket
beneath the front edge
of the child restraint.
Repeat Step 2.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when
in a sitting position. Make sure they recline enough for their
head to lie back comfortably and safely. Failure to properly
recline the child restraint could increase the child’s risk of
serious injury or death.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a Locking Clip.
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
buckle
storage
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.
• DO NOT use a Locking Clip in booster mode.
Rear-facing
Belt Path
6. Ensure child restraint is secure.
Reconnect the seat pad to the front of the restraint.
With your hand holding the seat shell at the
rear-facing belt path, as shown, try to move the child
restraint from side to side. Then, holding the seat
shell at each rear-facing belt path, try to move the
restraint from front to back.
For the child restraint to be properly secured, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from
side to side or front to back at the belt path. If
you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try
again or move it to another location.
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Using Symphony™ in the
Forward-facing Position
Forward-facing Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aRestraint is securely locked into Recline Position
Weight: 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs)
Height: 71 to 127 cm (28 to 50 inches)
AND the tops of the child’s ears are
below the top of the child restraint headrest.
Age: At least one year old
IMPORTANT
When installing this child restraint with Lower Anchor
Connectors or the vehicle seat belt, always use the top
anchorage (Tether) strap, if a Tether Anchor is available.
Tether Strap
Harness straps are at
child’s shoulders.
#2 or #3 (p. 58).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 44).
aIf the child weighs 20.4 kg (45 lbs) or less,
the child restraint is securely installed with one of
the following methods through the forwardfacing belt path:
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 34)
• Quick Connectors (p. 34)
• Vehicle seat belts (p. 42)
Note: To determine which type of Lower Anchor
Connector is on your child restraint, go to page 34.
aIf the child weighs more than 20.4 kg
(45 lbs), the child restraint is securely installed
with the vehicle seat belt (not the Lower Anchor
Connectors) through the forward-facing belt
path (p. 42).
aTether Strap is attached and tightened (p. 41 or 46).
2. Place the child in the child restraint.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the
back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
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Forward-facing
Child Requirements
aThe tops of the child’s ears MUST be below the
top of the child restraint headrest.
3. Make necessary adjustments.
aRed harness tabs MUST be at shoulder level (p. 16).
aHeadrest is adjusted so that its bottom is nearest
to the red harness tabs (p. 58).
4. Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 16.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
SureLatch
Connector
aChest clip MUST be at armpit level (p. 17).
6. Check your work.
aHarness straps are snug against the child’s
shoulders, with no slack (p. 17).
WARNING
If the child weighs more than 29.4 kg (65 lbs) OR
their shoulders are above the highest harness level,
you MUST use this child restraint as a booster seat.
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aTo properly secure this child restraint, it MUST NOT
move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side to side
or front to back at the forward-facing belt path.
TIP!
To make installation easier, watch the installation
video of this child restraint at www.evenflo.com.
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Which Type of Lower Anchor
Connector Is on Your Child Restraint?
Your child restraint will have one of the two types of
Lower Anchor Connectors shown below. Follow the
instructions on the following pages to properly install the
Lower Anchor Connector Assembly on your child restraint.
SureLatch Connector
Quick Connector
Not available on all models.
Not available on all models.
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Forward-facing Belt Path
SureLatch
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
To install this child restraint properly in the forwardfacing position, the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly
MUST be in the forward-facing belt path, as shown on
the next page (seat pad has been removed for clarity). If
the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly is in the rearfacing belt path (shown on the next page), use the
following procedures to move it to the forward-facing
belt path.
Quick Connector
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Forward-facing
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Forward-facing Belt Path
To access the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly, you
will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 16);
• Disconnect SureLatch Lower Anchor Connectors or
Quick Connector Lower Anchor Connectors (p. 56);
• Remove seat pad (p. 59).
Note: After moving the Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly,
make sure the strap lays flat
against the seat shell. You
may have to twist the strap to
achieve this.
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Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Forward-facing Belt Path
1. Remove Lower
Anchor Connectors
from the rear-facing
belt path.
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
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.
DO NOT install by this
method for a child weighing
more than 20.4 kg (45 lbs).
buckle
storage
Pull the harness strap
out of the way and
insert a Lower Anchor
Connector, behind the
straps, into the forwardfacing belt path opening,
as shown. Repeat on the
other side.
IMPORTANT: Make sure
the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly does not interfere
with the internal harness
straps.
Note: Do not forget to install the seat pad before
installing the child restraint in your vehicle.
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WARNING
• ONLY use for securing child restraint to vehicle Lower
Anchor Bars.
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions which
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• NEVER attach two Lower Anchor Connectors to one vehicle
Lower Anchor Bar.
• DO NOT use the vehicle seat belts to install a child restraint
when using the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly.
• This Lower Anchor Connector Assembly is intended to be
used ONLY as described in these instructions.
Serious injury or death may result from misuse.
• 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.
• To avoid a strangulation hazard, you MUST store the
unused Lower Anchor Connector Assembly, with all slack
removed, in storage area on the seat (p. 56). Roll or fold
excess Lower Anchor Connector Strap and secure with a
rubber band to prevent serious injury to vehicle occupants.
• In addition to these instructions, read and follow your
vehicle owner’s manual regarding installation of child
restraints and LATCH. If there is a discrepancy, follow your
vehicle owner’s manual.
Forward-facing
2. Place each Lower
Anchor Connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
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IMPORTANT:
• If you are using the vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint, DO NOT use Lower Anchor Connectors.
• 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
20.4 kg (45 lbs) with the internal harnesses of the child
restraint.
• Install this child restraint with the vehicle seat belt (NOT
Lower Anchor Connectors) if the child weighs more than
20.4 kg (45 lbs).
• Some vehicle manufacturers have lower maximum weight
ratings for vehicle Lower Anchor Bars. Consult your
vehicle owner’s manual, or call the vehicle manufacturer,
to confirm the limits on your vehicle’s Lower Anchor Bars.
1. Disconnect the
tether hook from
the back of the
child restraint.
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Near Side
Far Side
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storage
Lower Anchor Bar
Lower Anchor Bar
3. Attach Lower Anchor Connectors.
Push a Lower Anchor Connector onto each vehicle
Lower Anchor Bar.
Note: You may need to vary the angle of the Lower Anchor
Connectors, as shown above, to attach to the Lower
Anchor Bars. Also, make sure the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly is in the forward-facing belt path (p. 35).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both SureLatch Connectors or Quick
Connectors are facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
Symphony
™
All-in-One
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
Rear-facing
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
48 to 102 cm
(19 to 40 in.)
Incorrect
Forward-facing
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Forward-facing
10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
71 to 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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.
© 20XX Evenflo Company, Inc.
2570xxxx
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SureLatch
Tether Strap
2. Place the child
restraint in position.
buckle
storage
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 58). Set child
restraint on vehicle seat
in the forward-facing
position, as shown. Lay the
tether strap over the back
of the vehicle seat.
Quick Connector
4. Ensure child restraint is secure.
To secure a child restraint that has SureLatch
Connectors, go to Step 4a. To secure a child restraint
that has Quick Connectors, go to Step 4b.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for forward
facing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
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Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
4a. Secure the child
restraint –
SureLatch
Connector.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat, as shown, to set it
in place.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
buckle
storage
Note: In some vehicles, you
may need to prop up the
SureLatch Connector while
pushing downward on the seat
to secure it tightly. Repeat for
the other SureLatch Connector.
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side to
side or front to back at the forward-facing belt path.
If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or
move it to another location.
5. Connect and tighten
tether strap.
Connect the Tether Hook
to the vehicle Tether
Anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
(Please consult your vehicle owner’s manual, as Tether
Anchor locations may vary.) Pull the strap and tighten
the Tether securely.
IMPORTANT:
• The Tether Strap MUST be used when installing this
child restraint forward-facing with the Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly.
• If your Tether Strap is too short to reach from your child
restraint to your vehicle Tether Anchor, you will need a
Tether Extender. Please call ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921
(U.S.) or 1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00
(Mexico).
4b. Secure the child
restraint –
Quick Connector.
buckle
storage
Forward-facing
Belt Path
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storage
Forward-facing
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Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat while pulling up on
the Lower Anchor Strap
to tighten, as shown.
IMPORTANT: To properly secure this child restraint, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from side to
side or front to back at the forward-facing belt path.
If you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or
move it to another location.
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IMPORTANT:
• If you are using Lower Anchor Connectors to secure the
child restraint, DO NOT use the vehicle seat belt.
• Before installing this child restraint forward-facing with
the vehicle seat belt, you MUST move the Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly to the rear-facing belt path so that
it does not interfere with the vehicle seat belt. Refer to
pages 22 to 24 for instructions on moving the SureLatch
Connectors or Quick Connectors to the rear-facing belt
path.
• Make sure the SureLatch or Quick Connectors are
attached to the storage D-rings on the seat pad.
• 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.
1. Disconnect tether
hook from the back
of the child
restraint.
Symphony™ All-in-One
Child Restraint System
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Access
Flap
Shoulder
Belt
Forward-facing
Belt Path
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3. Route seat belt through forward-facing
belt path.
Move the harness out of the way and raise the
access flap. Route the seat belt buckle through the
forward-facing belt path, as shown.
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
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 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Forward-facing
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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.
© 20XX Evenflo Company, Inc.
2570xxxx
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Tether Strap
2. Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 58).
Set child restraint on the
vehicle seat in the
forward-facing
position, as shown. Lay
the tether strap over the
back of the vehicle seat.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use Recline Position #1 for
forward- facing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with
children who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
buckle
storage
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4. Buckle seat belt, then remove all slack
from the seat belt.
Using your full weight, push the child restraint firmly
into the vehicle seat while tightening seat belt to
remove excess slack.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
5. Install Locking Clip
(not included), if
necessary.
If your vehicle was
built prior to model
year 1996, and has
a lap/shoulder belt
13 mm
that is equipped with
(0.5 inch)
an emergency locking
retractor (ELR) AND
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.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
buckle
storage
6. Ensure child restraint is secure.
With your hand holding the seat shell at the
forward-facing belt path, as shown, try to move the
child restraint from side to side. Then, holding the
seat shell at each forward-facing belt path, try to
move the restraint from front to back.
For the child restraint to be properly secured, it
MUST NOT move more than 25 mm (1 inch) from
side to side or front to back at the belt path. If
you cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try
again or move it to another location.
Forward-facing
Locking Clip
installed properly.
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
WARNING
• Remove Locking Clip from vehicle seat belt when not
used with a child restraint, or the vehicle seat belt will not
properly restrain an adult or child. Serious injury could
occur.
• DO NOT use a Locking Clip in booster mode.
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Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt
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7. Connect and tighten
Tether Strap.
IMPORTANT:
• The Tether Strap MUST be used when installing this child
restraint forward-facing with the vehicle seat belt, if a
Tether Anchor is available.
• If your Tether Strap is too short to reach from your child
restraint to your vehicle Tether Anchor, you will need a
Tether Extender. Please call 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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Forward-facing
Connect the Tether Hook
to the vehicle Tether
Anchor behind the
vehicle seat, as shown.
(Please consult your vehicle owner’s manual, as Tether
Anchor locations may vary.) Pull the strap and tighten
the Tether securely.
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Booster seats raise the child up and help to position the
vehicle lap and shoulder belt correctly. When the child is
properly restrained in a booster seat, his/her risk of injury
in all types of crashes is reduced, as the lap and shoulder
belt provides excellent restraint of both the upper and
lower torsos.
It is important for the child to sit properly within the
vehicle seat belts. When the vehicle belt is buckled,
the lap belt should be low on the hips, just touching
the thighs, and the shoulder belt should lie across the
middle of the shoulder. If the child leans out or moves
the belt behind the back or places it under the arm, it
will not provide the intended restraint.
There are a number of things to consider when
deciding whether a child is ready to sit in a booster seat,
including: the weight and height ratings on his/her
current child seat, the child’s own weight and height,
his/her maturity, and the seating positions available in
your vehicle.
How is a booster seat used?
Using a booster seat is very similar to buckling yourself
into the vehicle:
• Read the instruction manuals for both the booster seat
and the vehicle before you start.
• Put the booster in the back seat in a location with
a lap and shoulder belt. Never use a booster with
only a lap belt, as this could cause serious injuries.
• After the child is in the booster, pull the lap and
shoulder belt across him/her and buckle it.
• Check that the shoulder belt lies across the middle of
the shoulder and that the lap belt is low on the hips,
just touching the thighs.
How can you tell if a child is ready to transition
to a booster seat?
You should consider using a booster seat if the following
conditions apply:
• The child is mature enough to sit in the booster seat
and not put the belts under his/her arm or behind his/
her back.
• The child is approaching the weight or height limit
of the child restraint he/she is currently using. (Even
children who have not outgrown their toddler seat
can benefit from the use of a booster seat, if it is used
properly.)
• If you have a vehicle that does not have a Tether
Anchorage but has lap/shoulder belts available in
the back seat, a booster seat may provide better
protection than an internal harness seat without the
Tether.
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
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When to Put Your Child
in a Booster Seat
The lap belt is stretched low and snug
across the child’s hips, within the lower
belt guides, and fastened into the
buckle.
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Booster Seat
Child Requirements
1. Convert child restraint to booster seat.
See “Converting into a Booster Seat,” p. 52.
2. Secure booster seat to the vehicle seat.
Weight: 18 to 49.8 kg (40 to 110 lbs)
Height: 112 to 145 cm (44 to 57 inches)
AND the tops of the child’s ears are
below the top of the child restraint headrest.
Age: At least four years old
The shoulder belt MUST
pass through shoulder
belt guide.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
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Booster Installation Checklist
The lap belt is
stretched low and
snug across the
child’s hips,
within the lower
belt guides, and
fastened into the
buckle.
Make sure the seat base is level with ground (p. 59).
If necessary, a towel/small blanket may be rolled up
and placed beneath the edge of the base. Make sure
the bottom and back of the booster seat are touching
vehicle seat and back.
IMPORTANT: You may use the Tether Strap and Lower
Anchor Connectors to secure this booster seat to the vehicle
seat as long as the position of the booster seat in the
vehicle and/or the resulting fit of the vehicle seat belt over
the child are not affected.
3. Place the child in the booster seat.
aMake sure the booster seat is securely locked into
Recline Position #3 (p. 58).
aMake sure the child’s back and bottom are flat
against the back and bottom surfaces of the
booster seat.
4. Adjust headrest for proper shoulder belt fit.
The shoulder belt MUST cross midway between the
child’s shoulder and neck, as shown.
5. Secure child and booster seat to vehicle seat.
Stretch the lap/shoulder belt across the child and
fasten the buckle. Make certain the shoulder belt is
threaded through the shoulder belt guide, as shown.
Make sure the lap belt is stretched low and snug across
the child’s hips, within the lower belt guides, and
fastened into the buckle. The shoulder belt must cross
the child midway between his/her shoulder and neck.
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6. Check your work.
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IMPORTANT
Always secure the booster seat with the Lower
Anchor Connectors or vehicle seat belt when
not occupied. An unsecured booster seat can
fly into and injure other occupants in
the event of a crash.
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WARNING
The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck or fall
off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust the shoulder
belt to properly lay midway between the child’s shoulder
and neck AND at or above the shoulder, try another
seating location or do not use the booster seat.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
1. Remove the seat
pad (p. 59).
Adjust the headrest to
its uppermost position
(p. 58).
Pull the Lower Anchor
Connectors from the
forward-facing belt path
and place them in the
seat, as shown.
2. Loosen harness.
Press the harness release
button and pull the
harness straps outward.
Converting into a Booster Seat
4. Conceal harness
tabs.
Tuck harness tabs
completely into
adjustment slots,
as shown.
Note: If the harness
tabs are not tucked
completely into the
slots, they will press
uncomfortably against
your child’s back.
5. Tighten harness
straps.
A
3. Push the chest
clip and buckle
tongues through the
forward-facing belt
path.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
Buckle the chest clip
behind the child
restraint, as shown in the
next illustrations,
A, B , C.
6. Insert Lower Anchor
Connectors.
Insert both Lower Anchor
Connectors through the
forward-facing belt path.
Booster
Pull harness adjustment
strap until harness straps
are tight.
Buckled behind the Seat.
B
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C
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Converting into a Booster Seat
Converting into a Booster Seat
7. Remove the crotch
strap.
Place the child restraint
in Recline Position #1
(p. 58), then lay it on its
back. Locate the crotch
strap anchor on the
bottom.
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Unclip the anchor, push
it through the seat, and
remove, as shown.
Pull the anchor
completely through
the seat and arrange it
so it lies flat, as shown.
8. Install the seat pad.
Fasten each Lower Anchor Connector to its D-ring for
storage (page 56).
IMPORTANT
Make sure the child restraint is adjusted to Recline
Position #3 (p. 58) and the headrest is adjusted for
proper shoulder belt fit (p. 58).
Booster
Insert the crotch strap
anchor back into the
opening from the
bottom of the child
restraint.
Your child restraint is now in booster mode and ready
for a child who weighs 18 to 49.8 kg (40 to 110 lbs),
who is 112 to 145 cm (44 to 57 inches) tall, who is at
least four years old, and whose ears are below the top
of the child restraint headrest.
Note: to convert the seat back into 5-point harness
mode, reverse these steps.
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General Information
Using the SureLatch Connectors
Not available on all models.
To remove the SureLatch
Connector from a vehicle
Lower Anchor Bar or from its
Release Button storage D-ring, press the red
Release Button.
When the SureLatch Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly
is in the forward-facing belt
path, snap each SureLatch
Connector onto a forward
D-ring for storage.
When the SureLatch Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly
is in the rear-facing belt
path, snap each SureLatch
Connector onto a rear D-ring
for storage.
Removing the Tether Strap
1. Loosen the adjuster.
Press the adjuster release
button A to loosen.
A
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Push the
child restraint into
the vehicle seat back
while loosening the
adjuster
2. Remove the hook.
Press the tab B and twist, then remove the hook from the
anchor C.
C
B
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3. Attach Tether Hook to storage clip.
WARNING
Using the Quick Connectors
Not available on all models.
Release Strap
To remove the Quick
Connector from a vehicle
Lower Anchor Bar or from its
storage D-ring, pull the red
Release Strap.
• 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 D to the storage clip when
not in use. This will keep an unused Tether from hitting
someone during a crash.
When the Quick Connector Lower Anchor Connector Assembly
is in the rear-facing or forward-facing belt path, snap each
Quick Connector onto a D-ring in the front, as shown.
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Keep for future use.
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 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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.
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Symphony™ All-in-One
Child Restraint System
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Adjusting the Headrest
Removing the Seat Pad
Headrest Adjust Lever
Access Flap
To adjust, squeeze the
headrest adjust lever, as
shown, while sliding the
headrest up or down to
the desired position.
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1. Disconnect all lower
anchor connectors
from the D-rings on
the seat pad.
2. Open the access flap.
3. Disconnect all seat
pad hooks. Remove
the seat pad.
Adjusting the Recline Position
This child restraint can be adjusted into three positions.
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IMPORTANT: After adjusting
the recline position, rock the
child restraint back and forth
to make sure it is securely
locked in the desired position.
Recline Lever
CORRECT RECLINE POSITIONING
• In rear-facing position: Use Recline Position #1 ONLY.
• In forward-facing position when child is secured with
harness straps: Use Recline Position #2 for children who
weigh 10 to 18 kg (22 to 40 lbs); use Recline Position #3
for children who weigh 10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs).
• In booster mode: Use Recline Position #3 ONLY.
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Booster Mode Seat Installation Positioning
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Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
Insure base is level with ground.
If necessary, a towel/small blanket may be rolled up and
placed beneath the edge of the base.
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Squeeze the recline lever at
the bottom of the child
restraint, as shown, and
select the desired recline
position.
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WARNING
Installing the Accessories
WARNING
Use the Body Pillow and Infant Head Support (head
pillow) with the child restraint in the rear-facing position
ONLY.
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• Use the fold-down cup holder* 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.
• To install the fold-down cup holder A, move seat
pad B out of the way and install the cup holder
onto the side of the restraint.
A
B
A
To install the fold-down cup
holder on either side of
the restraint, move seat pad out
of the way and install on the
side, as shown.
To use, flip it open.
General
The optional Body Pillow, when placed in the restraint,
as shown, helps support your child.
IMPORTANT:
• The head pillow should lie flat against the seat back,
as shown. Be sure to cut off the plastic attachment
between the head support and the seat pad. Small
parts may be a choking hazard.
• Support the child’s head. Infants may have difficulty
breathing when in a sitting position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head or failing
to properly recline the child restraint could increase the
child’s risk of serious injury or death.
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*Cup Holder style may differ from illustration.
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Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends
that you secure your child for air travel in an appropriate
child restraint based on your child’s weight and size.
Turbulence can happen with little or no warning. When
turbulence occurs, the safest place for your child is
in a properly installed child restraint, not in an
adult’s lap or on the aircraft seat with its seat
belt. Keeping your child in a child restraint during the
flight will help ensure your family arrives safely at your
destination.
The FAA recommends that a child weighing:
• more than 18 kg (40 lbs) use an aircraft seat belt;
• less than 9 kg (20 lbs) use a rear-facing child restraint;
and
• from 9 to 18 kg (20 to 40 lbs) use a forward-facing
child restraint.
Please note that these FAA recommendations
may vary from those applicable to the use of
your child restraint in a motor vehicle.
IMPORTANT
You must use the internal harness when installing the
child restraint in aircraft.
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
IMPORTANT: Before installing the child restraint, make
sure the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
Note: You may need to route the Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly through the forward-facing belt
path, if it interferes with the aircraft seat belt (p. 34).
After landing, refer to page 20 for vehicle installation.
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
Buckle/Crotch
Strap
Rear-facing
Belt Path
Opening
Aircraft
Seat Belt
2. Route aircraft seat belt through rearfacing belt path.
Unhook the front of the child restraint’s seat pad and
move it out of the way. Route the aircraft seat belt
buckle through the rear-facing belt path opening on
one side and continue through the opening on the
opposite side of the child restraint, as shown.
IMPORTANT: For aircraft use ONLY, make sure the
aircraft seat belt is positioned in front of the buckle/
crotch strap, as shown above.
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Aircraft
Seat Belt
1. Place the child restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint to its most reclined position
(Recline Position #1, p. 58), then place it on the
aircraft seat rear-facing, as shown.
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3. Fasten the aircraft seat belt, then remove
all slack from the belt.
The aircraft seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your full weight, push the child restraint firmly
onto the aircraft seat while pulling on the seat belt to
tighten. Route the excess seat belt strap through the
rear-facing belt path opening.
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Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
in Aircraft
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Access
Flap
Rear-facing
Belt Path
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Forwardfacing
Belt Path
Opening
4. Check your work.
Reconnect the seat pad to the front of the child
restraint. With your hand holding the seat shell at the
rear-facing belt path, as shown, try to move the child
restraint from side to side. Then, holding the seat
shell at each rear-facing belt path, try to move the
restraint from front to back.
If you can move the child restraint more than 25 mm
(1 inch) from side to side or front to back at the belt
path, the aircraft seat belt is not tight enough, and
you MUST install again until the seat belt is tight.
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
in Aircraft
IMPORTANT: Before installing the child restraint, make
sure the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
Note: You may need to route the Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly through the rear-facing belt path, if
it interferes with the aircraft seat belt (p. 22).
After landing, refer to page 32 for vehicle installation.
Aircraft
Seat Belt
2. Route aircraft seat belt through forwardfacing belt path.
Move the child restraint’s harness out of the way and
raise the access flap. Route the aircraft seat belt buckle
through the forward-facing belt path opening on one
side and continue through the opening on the opposite
side of the child restraint, as shown above.
3. Fasten the aircraft
seat belt, then
remove all slack
from the belt.
The aircraft seat belt must
be as tight as possible.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly onto the aircraft
seat while pulling on the
aircraft seat belt to tighten.
Route the excess seat belt
strap through the forwardfacing belt path opening.
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.
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Aircraft
Seat Belt
1. Place the child restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint to its most upright position
(Recline Position #3, p. 58), then place it on the aircraft
seat forward-facing, as shown above.
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Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
in Aircraft
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Forward-facing
Belt Path
4. Check your work.
With your hand holding the seat shell at the
forward-facing belt path, as shown, try to move the
child restraint from side to side. Then, holding the
seat shell at each forward-facing belt path, try to
move the restraint from front to back.
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse in water the Lower Anchor
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.
• 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.
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•
To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
General
If you can move the child restraint more than 25
mm (1 inch) from side to side or front to back at
the belt path, the aircraft seat belt is not tight
enough, and you MUST install again until the
aircraft seat belt is tight.
Care and Cleaning
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Replacement Parts
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.
To prevent injury due to hidden damage, lost instructions,
outdated technology, etc., discontinue use of this restraint
after the expiration date on the label or if it has been
involved in a crash.
Not available on all models.
You can order replacement parts online at www.evenflo.com
or call Evenflo. When you contact us, please have the product
model number and date of manufacture (found on the back
of the child restraint).
Locking Clip:
(Not included with
child restraint)
see page 30 or 44
Right
Left
Cup Holder
(Cup Holder style
may differ from
illustration.)
Upper Seat
Foam
Right
Head
Pillow
Left
Lower Seat
Foam
Body
Pillow
Crotch
Buckle Pad
Headrest
Pad
Symphony™ All-in-One
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use.
Rear-facing
2.3 to 18 kg
(5 to 40 lbs)
48 to 102 cm
(19 to 40 in.)
Forward-facing
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10 to 29.4 kg
(22 to 65 lbs)
71 to 127 cm
(28 to 50 in.)
Booster
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
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llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
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After thoroughly reading and
following these instructions,
store them in the slots provided
on the back of the child
restraint, as shown.
Tether Extender
(Not included with
child restraint)
Seat
Pad
General
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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.
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SureLatch Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
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Quick Connector Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly
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Limited Warranty
For a period of 90 days from the original purchase of
this Product, Evenflo warrants to the original end user
(“Purchaser”) this Product (including any accessories)
against defects in material or workmanship. Evenflo’s
sole obligation under this express limited warranty shall
be, at Evenflo’s option, to repair or replace any Product
that is determined to be defective by Evenflo and
determined to be covered by this warranty.
Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty
is the exclusive remedy of the Purchaser. Proof of
purchase in the form of a receipted invoice or bill of
sale evidencing that the Product is within the warranty
period must be presented to obtain warranty service.
This express limited warranty is extended by Evenflo
ONLY to the original Purchaser of the Product and is not
assignable or transferable to subsequent purchasers or
end users of the Product. For warranty service, contact
Evenflo’s ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at
www.evenflo.com.
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OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON
THIS PRODUCT IS HEREBY DISCLAIMED. EVENFLO
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