SafeMax™ All-in-One with SensorSafe™ Child Restraint

SafeMax™ All-in-One with SensorSafe™ Child Restraint
SafeMax
All-in-One
with SensorSafe™
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.)
ARM
P
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At least 2 years old
Booster*
18 to 54.4 kg
(40 to 120 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
(44 to 57 in.)
At least 4 years old
* See page 2 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.
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.
Rear-facing Use
Rear-facing Installation Checklist ....................................... 23
Which Type of Lower Anchor Connector Is on Your Child
Restraint? ....................................................................... 24
Moving Lower Anchor Connector Assembly to
Rear-facing Belt Path ...................................................... 24
Rear-facing Installation with Lower Anchor Connectors ..... 27
Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt ................................ 30
Forward-facing Use
Forward-facing Installation Checklist ................................. 35
Which Type of Lower Anchor Connector Is on Your Child
Restraint? ....................................................................... 36
Moving Lower Anchor Connector Assembly to
Forward-facing Belt Path ................................................ 36
Forward-facing Installation with Lower Anchor Connectors .... 39
Forward-facing Installation with Seat Belt .......................... 44
Important
Rear-facing
Child Requirements............................................................. 2
Premature Infant Use .......................................................... 3
Warnings ............................................................................ 4
Safe Practices .................................................................... 12
Recall Information for U.S. Customers ............................... 12
Public Notice for Canadian Customers .............................. 12
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage ............................................. 13
Storing Your Instructions ................................................... 13
Visual Glossary .................................................................. 14
Child Restraint Features ..................................................... 16
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint ........................... 18
Removing the Child from the Child Restraint .................... 20
Forward-facing
CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
(Model numbers ending in “C.”)
Important Information
Booster Use
When to Put Your Child in a Booster Seat .......................... 50
Booster Installation Checklist ............................................. 53
Converting into a Booster Seat .......................................... 54
General Information
Using the Quick Connectors™ .......................................... 58
Using the SureLatch® Connectors...................................... 58
Removing the Tether Strap................................................ 59
Adjusting the Headrest ...................................................... 60
Adjusting the Recline Position ........................................... 60
Removing the Seat Pad ..................................................... 61
Booster Seat Positioning .................................................... 61
General Information about SensorSafe .............................. 62
Using SensorSafe............................................................... 64
Installing the Optional Accessories .................................... 66
Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft ............................ 68
Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing in Aircraft ................. 69
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing in Aircraft ........... 71
Care and Cleaning ........................................................... 73
Replacement Parts ............................................................ 75
Limited Warranty .............................................................. 76
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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2
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/safetyprevention/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 in one of its three lowest positions
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 with Harness
• 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs)
• 71 to 127 cm (28 to 50 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 with its internal harness
and begin using it as a belt-positioning booster seat, if
possible. If your child exceeds any of the size requirements
for forward-facing use above and is less than 4 years old,
however, you MUST discontinue use of this child restraint.
Belt-Positioning Booster
• 18 to 54.4 kg (40 to 120 lbs)
• 112 to 145 cm (44 to 57 in.) and tops of the child’s ears are
at or below the top of the booster seat headrest
• At least 4 years old
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above for belt-positioning use, you MUST
discontinue use of this seat. Your child may be ready for use of
the vehicle belt system only at this time.
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Air Bag Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing with Harness, 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 rearfacing 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.
WARNING
General Warnings
Rear-facing, Forward-facing with Harness, and Booster Use
• Failure to follow the Child Requirements for
rear-facing, forward-facing and belt-positioning
use of this child restraint could result in serious injury or
death. (See page 2 for Child Requirements).
• This product contains magnets. Before use, consult
your family doctor about the compatibility of this
product with pacemakers and similar devices.
• 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.
WARNING
ARMPIT LEV
ARMPIT LEV
The forward-facing rear seat is the
safest place for children 12 and under.
Important
WARNING
EL
EL
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 with Harness, 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.
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5
Location Warnings – continued
Rear-facing, Forward-facing with Harness, and Booster Use
• 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.
• 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.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rearfacing 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 an
infant who weighs less than 10 kg (22 lbs). 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.
• 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.
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WARNING
Forward-facing with Harness and as
Belt Positioning Booster Warnings
• 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. 50).
• 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.
Important
WARNING
Booster Seat Only Warnings
• DO NOT use this booster seat rear-facing.
Seat Belt Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing with Harness Use Only
• 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.
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WARNING
Seat Belt Warnings – continued
LATCH Warnings
Rear-facing and Forward-facing with Harness Use Only
Rear-facing and Forward-facing with Harness Use Only
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Booster Use Only
buckle
storage
• 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. 52).
• DO NOT use this booster seat if the tops of the child’s
ears are above the back of the booster seat headrest.
• The shoulder belt MUST NOT cross the child’s neck
or fall off the child’s shoulder. If you cannot adjust
the shoulder belt to properly lay midway between
the child’s shoulder and neck AND at or above the
shoulder, try another seating location or do not use
the booster seat.
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Important
WARNING
9
LATCH Warnings – continued
Rear-facing and Forward-facing with Harness Use Only
• 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.
• Center installation in a nonstandard LATCH position:
Center installation of this child restraint is permitted
using inner Lower Anchor Bars from the outside
seating positions if (1) your vehicle manual allows such
installation; and (2) the inner Lower Anchor Bars from
the outside seating positions are 11-20 inches apart.
Also, for SureLatch installations, the Lower Anchor
Connectors must not contact or interfere with vehicle
buckle hardware. When used as a belt-positioning
booster in the center position, ensure the lap and
shoulder vehicle belts properly fit your child.
Tether Strap Warnings
Forward-facing with Harness 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. 16). This will keep an unused
Tether from hitting someone during a crash.
Additional Warnings
WARNING
Additional Warnings – continued
Rear-facing, Forward-facing, and Booster Use
• DO NOT use the cup holders to store cans or hard
cups. Only for use with soft cups (such as styrofoam
or paper).
• DO NOT place any cups that contain hot liquids in the
cup holders.
• DO NOT attach additional padding, toys, or other
devices not made by Evenflo or described in these
instructions for the child restraint. Items not tested
with the child restraint could injure the child.
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
Rear-facing, Forward-facing with Harness, 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.
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• 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.
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
When used with the 5-point harness system and
properly installed pursuant to these instructions,
this restraint is certified for use only in
passenger and multi-purpose
IP
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.
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Refer to pages 68 to 73 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.
Storing Your Instructions
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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
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
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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.
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Important
Safe Practices
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
Back Seat
Front Seat Lap
and Shoulder Belts
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual.
Front
Headrests
10
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
4
30
20
120
Tether
Anchors
Forward-facing
ONLY
Rear
Headrests
Front Seat
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 4.
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A
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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 Restraint Features
Front
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storage
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12
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14
15
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2.3 - 18 kg
18 kg
(5 to2.3
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(19 -(19
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40 in.)
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Forward-facing
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1. Shoulder Belt Guide
2. Harness Tabs
3. Seat Pad
4. Harness Straps
5. D-rings for Quick Connectors
6. Rear-facing Belt Path
7. Quick Connector (Shown in rear-facing belt path)
8. Base
9. Headrest*
10. Buckle Tongue Holder*
11. Cup Holder*
12. Access Flap
13. SensorSafe™ Chest Clip
14. Buckle
15. Crotch Strap
16. Harness Release Button (under access flap)
17. Access Flap for Harness Release Button
18. Harness Adjust Strap
19. Recline Lever
20. Headrest Adjust Lever
21. Instructions
22. Forward-facing Belt Path
23. Quick Connector (Shown in rear-facing belt path)
24. Base
25. Headrest*
26. Tether Strap and Hook (Shown fastened to storage clip)
Important
Child Restraint 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
5. Remove all slack in
harness.
Pull upward on the
harness straps near the
hips, as shown, to
ensure that all slack is
removed.
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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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1. Loosen harness.
2. Position harness
straps.
Unbuckle harness and
unfasten chest clip
(p. 20). 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.
Important
Securing the Child in the Child Restraint
6. Fasten and adjust
chest clip.
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the chest clip together,
as shown, and slide to
armpit level.
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tabs, slide downward until
the harness straps are at
the child’s shoulders.
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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.
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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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Using the Child Restraint
Rear-facing
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• 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 in one of its three lowest
positions
25 mm (1 in.)
or more
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Harness straps are at,
or slightly below,
child’s shoulders.
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(p. 60).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 32).
aThe level line is level with ground (p. 28/33).
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:
• Quick Connectors (p. 24)
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 24)
• Vehicle Seat Belts (p. 30)
Note: To determine which type of Lower Anchor
Connector is on your child restraint, go to page 24.
Rear-facing
aRestraint is securely locked in Recline Position #1
Child Requirements
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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.
aTop of child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 in.)
below the top of the child restraint headrest in
one of its three lowest positions.
3. Make necessary adjustments.
aHarness tabs MUST be at, or slightly below,
Quick
Connector
Rear-facing
Belt Path
shoulder level (p. 18).
aHeadrest is adjusted to one of the bottom three
positions closest to the harness tabs (p. 60).
4. Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 18.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be placed at armpit level (p. 19).
6. Check your work.
aHarness straps are snug against the child’s
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.
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shoulders, with no slack (p. 19).
aTo 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.
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.
Quick Connector
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
SureLatch Connector
Not available on all models.
Rear-facing
Quick Connector
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 forwardfacing belt path (shown on next page), use the following
procedures to move it to the rear-facing belt path.
To access the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly, you
will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 18);
• Disconnect Quick Connector Lower Anchor
Connectors or SureLatch Lower Anchor Connectors
(p. 58);
• Remove the seat pad (p. 61).
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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.
SureLatch
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
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1. Remove Lower
Anchor Connectors
from the forwardfacing 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.
Reach through the
harness straps and
remove each Lower
Anchor Connector, one
at a time.
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. 60), then place it on
the vehicle seat in the rearfacing position, as shown.
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Anchor Connector
in the rear-facing
belt path.
1. Place the child
restraint in position.
Near Side
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. 25).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both Quick Connectors or SureLatch
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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Quick Connector
SureLatch
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4a. Secure the child
restraint –
Quick Connector.
IMPORTANT: Center installation of this child restraint is
permitted using inner Lower Anchor Bars from the outside
seating positions if (1) your vehicle manual allows such
installation; and (2) the inner Lower Anchor Bars from the
outside seating positions are 11-20 inches apart. Also,
for SureLatch installations, the Lower Anchor Connectors
must not contact or interfere with vehicle buckle hardware.
When used as a belt-positioning booster in the center
position, ensure the lap and shoulder vehicle belts properly
fit your child.
Rear-facing Belt Path
IMPORTANT: 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. If you
cannot tightly secure the child restraint, try again or move it
to another location.
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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.
4. Ensure child restraint is secure.
To secure a child restraint that has Quick Connectors,
go to Step 4a. To secure a child restraint that has
SureLatch Connectors, go to Step 4b.
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Rear-facing Belt Path
4b. Secure the child
restraint –
SureLatch
Connector.
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly into the vehicle
seat, as shown, to lock
in place.
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3. Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
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.
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.
Rear-facing
Rear-facing Installation with Lower
Anchor Connectors
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 in.) 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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Unhook the front
of the seat pad
and move it out of
the way, as shown.
IMPORTANT: Make sure
the buckle/crotch strap
is positioned in front
of the vehicle seat belt.
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belt through
rear-facing
belt path.
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Adjust the child
restraint to the most
reclined position
(Recline Position #1,
p. 60), then place it
on vehicle seat in the
rear-facing position,
as shown.
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Lap and Shoulder
Belt Combination
Lap Belt Only
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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 36 to 38 for instructions on moving the Quick
Connectors or SureLatch Connectors to the forwardfacing belt path.
• Make sure the Quick Connectors or SureLatch 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.
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Rear-facing Installation with Seat Belt
Using your full weight,
push the child restraint
firmly onto the vehicle
seat while tightening
the vehicle seat belt to
remove excess slack.
Rear-facing Belt Path
Thread the vehicle seat belt buckle through the
rear-facing belt path, as shown on the next page.
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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.
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Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a Locking Clip.
Rear-facing
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If your vehicle was
built prior to model
year 1996, and has
a lap/shoulder belt
13 mm
that is equipped with
(0.5 in.)
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.
5. Increase recline
angle, if necessary.
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Locking Clip
installed properly.
4. Install Locking Clip
(not included), if
necessary.
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If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink PREMIER Service 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 rearfacing 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 in.) 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 the Child Restraint
Forward-facing with Harness
Forward-facing Installation Checklist
1. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
• Weight: 10 to 29.4 kg (22 to 65 lbs)
• Height: 71 to 127 cm (28 to 50 in.) and
tops of the child’s ears are at or below
the top of the child restraint headrest
• Age: At least 2 years 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.
or #3 (p. 60).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 46).
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:
• Quick Connectors (p. 36)
• SureLatch Connectors (p. 36)
• Vehicle seat belts (p. 44)
Note: To determine which type of Lower Anchor
Connector is on your child restraint, go to page 36.
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. 44).
aTether Strap is attached and tightened (p. 43 or 48).
2. Place the child in the child restraint.
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back and bottom surfaces of the child restraint.
aThe tops of the child’s ears are at or below the
top of the child restraint headrest.
3. Make necessary adjustments.
Quick
Connector
aHarness tabs MUST be at shoulder level (p. 18).
aHeadrest is adjusted so that its bottom is nearest
to the harness tabs (p. 60).
4. Fasten both buckle tongues. Refer to page 18.
5. Position and connect chest clip.
aChest clip MUST be at armpit level (p. 19).
6. Check your work.
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements for forward-facing use above, you MUST
discontinue use of this child restraint with its internal harness
and begin using it as a belt-positioning booster seat, if
possible. If your child exceeds any of the size requirements
for forward-facing use above and is less than 4 years old,
however, you MUST discontinue use of this child restraint.
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aHarness straps are snug against the child’s
shoulders, with no slack (p. 19).
aTo 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 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.
Quick Connector
Not available on all models.
Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Forward-facing Belt Path
Quick Connector
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Forward-facing Belt Path
Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly in
Rear-facing Belt Path
SureLatch Connector
Not available on all models.
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.
To access the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly, you
will first need to:
• Loosen internal harness straps (p. 18);
• Disconnect Quick Connector Lower Anchor
Connectors or SureLatch Lower Anchor Connectors
(p. 58);
• Remove seat pad (p. 61).
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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.
Forward-facing
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
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Moving Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly to Forward-facing Belt Path
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).
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2. Place each Lower
Anchor Connector
in the forwardfacing belt path.
Pull the harness strap out
of the way and insert a
Lower Anchor Connector,
behind the straps, into
the forward-facing 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.
WARNING
• 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. 58). Roll or fold
excess Lower Anchor Connector Strap and secure with a
rubber band to prevent serious injury to vehicle occupants.
Forward-facing
buckle
storage
1. Remove Lower
Anchor Connectors
from the rear-facing
belt path.
Forward-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 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.
Note: Do not forget to install the seat pad before
installing the child restraint in your vehicle.
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Tether Strap
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2. Place the child
restraint in position.
Make sure child restraint is
in Recline Position #2 or #3
(p. 60). Set child restraint
on 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).
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. 37).
IMPORTANT: Make sure both Quick Connectors or SureLatch
Connectors are facing upward and the straps are not twisted.
Correct
Incorrect
Forward-facing
3. Attach Lower Anchor Connectors.
Strap
Quick Connector
SureLatch
4. Ensure child restraint is secure.
To secure a child restraint that has Quick Connectors,
go to Step 4a. To secure a child restraint that has
SureLatch Connectors, go to Step 4b.
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Lower Anchor Connectors
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Forward-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 in.) 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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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 in.) 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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4a. Secure the child
restraint –
Quick Connector.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
Using your full weight, push the
child restraint firmly into the
vehicle seat, as shown, to set it
in place.
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storage
IMPORTANT: Center installation of this child restraint is
permitted using inner Lower Anchor Bars from the outside
seating positions if (1) your vehicle manual allows such
installation; and (2) the inner Lower Anchor Bars from the
outside seating positions are 11-20 inches apart. Also,
for SureLatch installations, the Lower Anchor Connectors
must not contact or interfere with vehicle buckle hardware.
When used as a belt-positioning booster in the center
position, ensure the lap and shoulder vehicle belts properly
fit your child.
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4b. Secure the child
restraint –
SureLatch Connector.
Forward-facing
Forward-facing Installation with
Lower Anchor Connectors
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 PREMIER Service at
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or 1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or
01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico).
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1. Disconnect Tether
Hook from the
back of the child
restraint.
Access
Flap
Shoulder
Belt
Forward-facing
Belt Path
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.
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48 -48
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(19 -(19
37toin.)
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Forward-facing
10 - 10
29.4
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to 29.4
65 lbs)
(22 (22
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to cm
127 cm
71 - 71
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50 in.)
(28 (28
- 50toin.)
Forward-facing
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 24 to 26 for instructions on moving the Quick
Connectors or SureLatch Connectors to the rear-facing
belt path.
• Make sure the Quick Connectors or SureLatch 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.
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Booster
Booster
18 to 54.4 kg
18 - (40
49.8
kg
to 120 lbs)
(40 - 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
110 -(44
145
to cm
57 in.)
(43.3 - 57 in.)
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2. Place the child
restraint in position.
Tether Strap
buckle
storage
Make sure child restraint
is in Recline Position #2
or #3 (p. 60).
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 forwardfacing, AND NEVER use Recline Position #2 with children
who weigh more than 18 kg (40 lbs).
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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.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before
installing a locking clip.
If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink PREMIER Service 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
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 in.) 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
If your vehicle was
built prior to model
year 1996, and has
a lap/shoulder belt
13 mm
that is equipped with
(0.5 in.)
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.
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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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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 PREMIER Service 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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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.
The shoulder belt MUST
cross midway between
child’s shoulder and neck.
Booster
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.
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.
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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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Using the Child restraint as
a Belt Positioning Booster
Child Requirements
1. Convert child restraint to booster seat.
See “Converting into a Booster Seat,” p. 54.
2. Secure booster seat to the vehicle seat.
• Weight: 18 to 54.4 kg (40 to 120 lbs)
• Height: 112 to 145 cm (44 to 57 in.) and
tops of the child’s ears are at or below
the top of the child restraint headrest.
• Age: At least 4 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. 61).
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. 60).
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.
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storage
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.
Booster
6. Check your work.
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IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above for belt-positioning use, you
MUST discontinue use of this seat. Your child may be
ready for use of the vehicle belt system only at this time.
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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. 61).
Adjust the headrest to
its uppermost position
(p. 60).
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
B
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Buckle the chest clip
behind the child
restraint, as shown in the
next illustrations,
A, B , C.
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.
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Converting into a Booster Seat
Converting into a Booster Seat
7. Remove the crotch
strap.
buckle
storage
Place the child restraint
in Recline Position #1
(p. 60), then lay it on its
back. Locate the crotch
strap anchor on the
bottom.
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 58).
IMPORTANT
Make sure the child restraint is adjusted to Recline
Position #3 (p. 60) and the headrest is adjusted for
proper shoulder belt fit (p. 60).
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 meets the following requirements:
• Weight: 18 – 54.4 kg (40 – 120 lbs)
• Height: 112 – 145 cm (44 – 57 in.) and tops of the
child’s ears are at or below the top of child restraint
headrest
• Age: At least 4 years old
Note: to convert the seat back into 5-point harness
mode, reverse these steps.
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General Information
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.
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.
Removing the Tether Strap
1. Loosen the adjuster.
Press the adjuster release
button A to loosen.
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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
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
B
3. Attach Tether Hook to storage clip.
WARNING
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.
• 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 SureLatch Lower
Anchor Connector Assembly
is in the rear-facing belt
path, snap each SureLatch
Connector onto a rear D-ring
for storage.
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(22 (22
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PUSH
to cm
127 cm
71 - 71
127
50 in.)
(28 (28
- 50toin.)
18 to 54.4 kg
18 - (40
49.8
kg
to 120 lbs)
(40 - 110 lbs)
112 to 145 cm
110 -(44
145
to cm
57 in.)
(43.3 - 57 in.)
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2.3 - 18 kg
18 kg
(5 to2.3
40tolbs)
Forward-facing
Forward-facing
Booster
Booster
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Adjusting the Headrest
Removing the Seat Pad
Headrest Adjust Lever
Access Flap
1. Disconnect all Lower
To adjust, squeeze the
headrest adjust lever, as
shown, while sliding the
headrest up or down to
the desired position.
buckle
storage
Anchor Connectors
from the D-rings on
the seat pad.
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2. Open the access flap.
3. Unzip pad next to cup
holders.
4. Disconnect all seat
Adjusting the Recline Position
Zipper
pad hooks. Remove
the seat pad.
This child restraint can be adjusted into three positions.
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storage
Squeeze the recline lever at
the bottom of the child
restraint, as shown, and
select the desired recline
position.
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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.
Booster Seat Positioning
Recline Lever
buckle
storage
CORRECT RECLINE POSITIONING
Tightly rolled towel
or small blanket
General
• 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.
Make sure 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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General Information about SensorSafe
Secure your child into the child restraint as you would
normally. The SensorSafe Receiver Plug monitors both
the Chest Clip Transmitter and the vehicle. When you
arrive at your destination and turn your vehicle off,
the SensorSafe system sounds a series of gentle tones
reminding you that your baby is in the vehicle.
Install it once and SensorSafe is always ready to
alert you.
WARNING
This product contains magnets.
Before use, consult your family doctor about the
compatibility of this product with pacemakers
and similar devices.
Important Usage Information
• The SensorSafe system consists of two components:
1. The Chest Clip Transmitter and 2. The Receiver
Plug. The system will not work unless both of these
components are present in the vehicle with the
Receiver installed in the vehicle’s OBDII port (p. 64).
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General Information about SensorSafe
Battery Usage
• To preserve battery life, always store the SensorSafe Chest
Clip in the un-clipped position.
• The Chest Clip includes 1-button cell lithium battery that
cannot be recharged or replaced. Dispose of Chest Clip
properly.
• The SensorSafe battery should last for the life of this car seat,
but is designed to alert you of a low battery. If your Chest
Clip battery is getting low, the SensorSafe Receiver will make
a “low battery” alarm when the Chest Clip is closed. This
“low battery” alarm will sound different from the beeps
you typically hear when activating your SensorSafe system.
Please contact Evenflo’s ParentLink at:
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.), 1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or
01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico) to order a replacement
SensorSafe Chest Clip.
SensorSafe™ Technology
Questions? Comments?:
Visit us at: www.evenflo.com
Or call ParentLink at: 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.),
1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or
01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico).
This device meets the requirements of SAE J3005.
Receiver Plug
• The SensorSafe Chest Clip is designed to go into a
sleep mode after being clipped for 12 hours. Although
12-hour vehicle trips without stops are uncommon
and not recommended, the Chest Clip must be
opened and closed after 12 hours to reactivate the
SensorSafe system.
• The Receiver Plug works ONLY with 2008 or newer
gas/diesel equipped vehicles purchased in the U.S. or
Canada. If you would like to use the SensorSafe Chest
Clip with a Hybrid or Stop/Start vehicle, please contact
Evenflo’s ParentLink at: 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.),
1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00
(Mexico) to order a compatible Receiver Plug.
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FCC Certified - Model: SOS, FCC ID: 2ABS2-SOSR1
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Industry Canada (IC) Certified - Model: SOS, IC ID:
11740A-SOSR1
This device complies with Industry Canada Licenseexempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept
interference, including any interference that may cause
undesired operation of this device.
General
Chest Clip Transmitter
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Using SensorSafe
Using SensorSafe
1. Install the SensorSafe Receiver.
Locate the 16PIN OBDII port
A in your vehicle.
Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for location.
A
Plug in the SensorSafe
Receiver.
Your SensorSafe Receiver will sound one prolonged tone
when it first communicates with the vehicle network. In
some vehicles this occurs immediately after installing the
SensorSafe Receiver, in other vehicles the tone will not
be heard until the vehicle has been started.
5. Park the vehicle and turn off the ignition.
Within 2 seconds of parking your vehicle and turning
off the ignition you will hear the SensorSafe reminder,
alerting you that your baby is in the vehicle.
If you don’t hear the reminder tone, test your SensorSafe
by following steps 1-5 again. Contact Evenflo’s
ParentLink at: 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.),
1-937-773-3971 (Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00
(Mexico) if the reminder tone again fails to sound.
Note: SensorSafe Receiver will also alarm within 30
seconds if your child un-clips the Chest Clip after the vehicle
has been driven for 30 seconds at 5 miles per hour or more,
but only if the vehicle is on.
This initialization signal only occurs one time after
installation.
2. Power up the vehicle.
3. Cycle the SensorSafe Chest Clip.
Your SensorSafe Chest Clip
is designed to “go to sleep”
if clipped for more than
12 hours. The chest clip
will “wake up” or reset by
simply opening and closing.
TO PRESERVE BATTERY
LIFE, ALWAYS STORE THE
SENSORSAFE CHEST CLIP IN
THE UN-CLIPPED POSITION.
The SensorSafe Receiver is designed to respond after the
vehicle has been driven for 30 seconds at 5 miles per
hour or more.
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4. Drive the vehicle.
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WARNING
Installing the Optional 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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The optional Body Pillow,
when placed in the
restraint, as shown, helps
support your child.
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• To install the cup holder liners A, press the cup
holder liners into the cup holder receivers B.
A
buckle
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The optional Infant Head
Support 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.
• 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.
IMPORTANT: Infants may have difficulty breathing when in an
upright seated position. Using additional padding or pillows other
than the Body Pillow or Infant Head Support 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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B
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.
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:
This child restraint can only be used with a 5-point
harness in aircraft. This restraint cannot be used in
booster mode 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. 36).
After landing, refer to page 22 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.
1. Place the child restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint to its most reclined position
(Recline Position #1, p. 60), 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.
General
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Installing Child Restraint Rear-facing
in Aircraft
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
with Harness in Aircraft
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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. 24).
After landing, refer to page 34 for vehicle installation.
Rear-facing
Belt Path
buckle
storage
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 rearfacing belt path, try to move the restraint from front to
back.
If you can move the child restraint more than 25 mm
(1 in.) 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.
Aircraft
Seat Belt
1. Place the child restraint in position.
Adjust the child restraint to its most upright position
(Recline Position #3, p. 60), then place it on the aircraft
seat forward-facing, as shown above.
5. Secure Your Child in the Child Restraint.
Refer to page 18.
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Forwardfacing
Belt Path
Opening
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.
General
As a final step, unfasten the
chest clip (p. 20).
In order to comply with the
FAA regulation for Portable
Electronic Devices (PED), the
SensorSafe Chest Clip MUST
be unfastened before take-off.
Note: Make sure harness
straps are tight before
unfastening the chest clip.
See page 19, step 7.
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6. Unfasten the Chest Clip.
Access
Flap
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Refer to page 18.
6. Unfasten the Chest Clip.
As a final step, unfasten the
chest clip (p. 20).
In order to comply with the
FAA regulation for Portable
Electronic Devices (PED), the
SensorSafe Chest Clip MUST
be unfastened before take-off.
Note: Make sure harness
straps are tight before
unfastening the chest clip.
See page 19, step 7.
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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.
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
with Harness in Aircraft
5. Secure Your Child in the Child Restraint.
Forward-facing
Belt Path
4. Check your work.
With your hand holding the seat shell at the forwardfacing 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.
If you can move the child restraint more than
25 mm (1 in.) 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.
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Care and Cleaning
• 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.
• 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!
•
To help protect the
vehicle upholstery, place a
towel beneath and behind
the child restraint.
General
Installing Child Restraint Forward-facing
with Harness in Aircraft
3. Fasten the aircraft
seat belt, then
remove all slack
from the belt.
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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 32 or 46
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Quick Connector Lower
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Limited Warranty
For a period of 2 years 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.
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.
PREMIER Service
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• USA: 1-800-233-5921
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
PREMIER Service
• USA: 1-800-233-5921
• Canada: 1-937-773-3971
• México: 01-800-706-12-00
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