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Table of Contents
Page
4Warnings
5 Seating Position Information
6 Child Restraint Safety Information
8 Seat Belt Information
9 Carrying Restraint
10 Unfolding and Folding Restraint
13 Installing and Removing Detachable Base
14 Rear-facing LATCH Installation
16 Rear-facing Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
18 Rear-facing Lap Belt Installation
20 Forward-facing LATCH Installation
22 Forward-facing Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
24 Forward-facing Lap Belt Installation
25 Checking Restraint Stability
26 Booster
28 Aircraft Installation
28SafeStopTM Instructions
29 Forward-facing Recline Adjustment
30 Top Tether
31 Tether Connecting Strap
32 Using Harness Clip
33 Restraint Harness Buckle
34 Properly Securing Child
35 Proper Harness Height and Child Height
36 Adjusting Harness Height
37 Harness Buckle Location
37 Harness Buckle Removal and Installation
39 Locking Vehicle Belt with Locking Clip
40 Restraint Cover
41 Expandable Sides
41 Cup Holder
42 Operating SuperLATCH® Connector
43 Replacing Harness Straps
44 Cleaning and Maintenance
47 Warranty Information
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Radian Features
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Child information tag
LATCH strap
LATCH strap guide
Release lever
Locking clip
Top tether
Lap belt guide
Harness adjuster
9 Shoulder belt guide
10 Rear-facing base
11 Backpack strap anchor
12SafeStopTM
13 Shoulder carry strap
anchor
14 Locking bolts
15 Rear-facing tether
connector strap
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WARNING
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
• Follow all instructions labeled on this child restraint and
in the written instruction manual on the lanyard located
on back of restraint. For infants under 10 lbs, consult
pediatrician for recommended seat back angle before
installation.
• Failure to follow all instructions and product labels can
result in death or serious injury in a crash. Carefully read
and understand this instruction manual prior to using
restraint. If you have any questions, visit us.diono.com or
contact Diono at 1-855-463-4666.
• Use only with children weighing between 5 lbs to 100 lbs
(2.3 to 45 kg).
• With any infant weighing less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg), use
only rear-facing
• Child weights limits:
Rear-facing: 5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg)
Forward-facing with 5-point harness: 20-65 lbs (9-30 kg)
Booster mode: 50-100 lbs (23-45 kg)
• Maximum heights:
Rear-facing 44'' / 112cm,
Front-facing 57''/ 144 cm
• Secure the top anchorage strap provided with this child
restraint.
• Always use the SafeStop device according to manufacturer’s instructions.
• Always use a locking clip if it is required for proper
restraint installation. Consult vehicle owner’s manual.
• WARNING: Before installing restraint in a vehicle
equipped with front passenger airbags, carefully read
the vehicle owner’s manual for proper restraint installation instructions.
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WARNING
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
• Some vehicles have passenger seating in which the
passenger faces the side or rear of the vehicle. Do not
install this restraint in such passenger seating. Only use
this restraint in a vehicle seat which faces an adult
passenger toward the front of the vehicle.
• Always adjust restraint harness for a comfortable and
snug fit around child. A snug harness 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.
• This restraint is not for use in homes, boats, on a motorcycle or in any other non-specified applications or
environments.
• Always keep this child restraint secured in the vehicle
even when it is unoccupied. In a crash, an unsecured
child restraint system may injure other occupants.
• In the event of an accident, the vehicle body itself
provides the most significant passenger protection.
While a properly installed restraint will improve chances
for survival in most accidents, some crashes are unsurvivable regardless of what restraint is used.
• Based on accident statistics, the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration recommends the vehicle’s rear
seat as the safest location for all children under age 13.
• Register this restraint with the manufacturer using the
attached registration card.
Seating Position Information
WARNING:
• Use restraint ONLY with forward-facing vehicle seats.
• DO NOT use restraint with side-facing or rear-facing
vehicle seats in vans, trucks or station wagons.
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Child Restraint Safety Information
• This restraint meets all applicable U.S. Federal Motor
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
• This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and
aircraft.
• Register this restraint with the manufacturer.
Child restraints can be recalled for various reasons. To be
reached directly in the event of a recall, you must register
your restraint with the manufacturer. Fill out the included
product registration card and mail it. You can register
online at us.diono.com. You can also register by sending
your name, address, the restraint’s model and serial
numbers to:
Product Registration
c/o Diono LLC
PO Box 77129
Seattle WA 98177-9989
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
WARNING: DO NOT place a child
restraint in the front seat of a
vehicle with a passenger air bag
unless the air bag is turned off.
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can
occur. The back seat is the safest.
IMPORTANT:
• Before each use, always confirm restraint is securely
installed and harness is properly adjusted around the child.
Remember: The addition or removal of clothing (such as a
sweater or coat) will change the fit of the harness.
• Always confirm before each use that restraint is securely
locked in its unfolded position.
• If the vehicle seat has an adjustable seat back angle, make
sure seat back is securely locked open in its most upright
position. An incorrect seat back angle or unsecured seat
back will impair the restraint installation and its ability to
protect the child occupant.
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• Cover restraint when vehicle is parked in direct sunlight.
Parts of the restraint can become hot and cause injury to a
child.
• Do not leave any child in a vehicle alone or unattended by
an adult.
• Secure all personal objects inside the vehicle. In an
accident loose object can become flying hazards with the
potential for causing serious injury.
• Except per the instructions in this manual, do not
disassemble, attempt to disassemble or tamper with
any part of this restraint or change the way the restraint
harness or the vehicle restraint system is used.
• Do not use restraint if there is any appearance of rust on
any of the metal surfaces.
• Do not oil or lubricate any part of the restraint.
• Release levers and locking bolts should operate smoothly
and freely. When release levers are lifted, the release levers
and locking bolts should spring back immediately and
completely. Do not use restraint if release levers and/or
locking bolts wither bind or do not move freely.
• When not in use, store restraint properly and avoid placing
heavy objects on top of it.
To prevent injury to child:
• Do not use restraint in harness mode if it is older than
eight years. Do not use this restraint in booster mode
if it is older than 10 years. Manufacture date is on side
of restraint.
• Do not use restraint after is has been involved in any
accident. Damage to the restraint may have occurred
which could impair its ability to adequately protect a
child.
• This restraint is not a toy. Do not allow children to play
with it.
• Using any non-Diono product with this restraint, or any
product not specifically approved by Diono for use with
this restraint, is not allowed. Use of such products voids
manufacturer’s warranty and may seriously impact this
product’s ability to perform properly in an accident.
• Fill out Emergency Child Information form stored in front
flap of restraint.
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Seat Belt Information
The information below applies only to installations using
vehicle seat belts.
IMPORTANT:
• This restraint can be installed securely in most vehicles
using the seat belt. However, some seat belts have an
anchoring position for the lap belt that may not allow a
secure restraint installation.
• Some vehicles do not have any seating positions that
are compatible with a child restraint. Read owner’s
manual to determine child-specific seating. Contact
the vehicle manufacturer if you have any doubts or
questions.
Some vehicle seat belts that are NOT compatible with this
restraint are:
• Seat belts with top or bottom anchorage points
attached to the front door.
• Motor driven automatic seat belts.
• Non-locking, (ELR) two-point vehicle seat belts.
If your seat belt is of a type listed above, choose another
seat within the vehicle or use LATCH connectors and
anchorage points. Information on the types of seat belts in
your vehicle are in the vehicle owner’s manual.
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Carrying Restraint
WARNING:
• Do not carry restraint by harness adjuster strap (see
diagram, page 3). This can damage the mechanism and
the webbing.
• Only the shoulder strap made by Diono is approved for
use with this restraint.
There are four ways to carry restraint:
1. Red carry strap (Fig. 1)
2. Plastic side (Fig. 2)
3. Shoulder strap: Connect shoulder strap* to webbing
anchors on side of restraint (Fig. 3)
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4. Backpack:
Connect shoulder straps* to
lower webbing anchors on both
sides and upper webbing
anchors on back of restraint.
(Fig. 4)
* Padded shoulder strap(s) available as a separate accessory, not
included.
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Unfolding and Folding Restraint
WARNING:
• Do NOT use restraint if release levers or locking bolts
bind or do not move freely. When release levers are
lifted, release levers and locking bolts should spring back
immediately.
• Do NOT oil or lubricate any part of restraint.
• ALWAYS confirm restraint is locked securely in its unfolded position before each use.
• To avoid risk of injury, keep others at a safe distance
during folding and unfolding.
• Familiarize yourself with restraint unfolding and folding
operations prior to use.
• Foreign objects and debris can interfere with proper
operation of locking mechanism. Before installation,
confirm both locking bolt and release lever areas are free
of any debris (see page 44 for cleaning of mechanisms).
Unfolding Restraint
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1. Place restraint on its
back on a flat surface
and unfasten red
carry strap from
restraint bottom.
(Fig. 1)
2. Firmly rotate
restraint bottom
until a ‘click’ confirms
restraint is locked in
open position.
(Fig. 2)
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IMPORTANT:
Confirm release levers are completely recessed inside their
housings. (See page 3 diagram.) Confirm restraint is locked
in the open position. If not, repeat step 2.
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3. Pull harness adjusting strap
until harness begins to
tighten. (Fig. 3) If strap
does not slide freely, fold
restraint, remove harness
adjusting strap from fold
joint and repeat step 3.
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4. Fasten both fabric side
panels to center panel.
(Fig. 4)
5. Slide red carry strap into
bottom slot in center of
cover when not in use.
(Fig. 5)
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Folding Restraint
1. Remove red carry strap
from behind cover and
unbuckle harness. Unfasten
both fabric side panels and
tuck them into the sides.
(Fig. 1)
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2. Loosen harness: lift harness
adjuster while pulling the
harness straps all the way
forward. (Fig. 2)
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3. Adjust both expandable
sides to their inward
position (Fig 2A)
(continued next page)
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Folding Restraint
(continued)
4. Place restraint on its back,
push either release lever
downward to release
locking bolts. (Fig. 3)
5. Pull harness straps firmly
toward top center restraint.
Keep buckle extended
toward top of restraint
while folding seat bottom
into back. (Fig. 4)
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IMPORTANT:
If restraint does not easily fold completely, do NOT force it
closed. See below: ‘Folding Tips’
7.Fasten red carry strap to
secure restraint in its folded
position. (Fig. 5)
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WARNING:
Restraint can accidentally
unfold and cause injury if not
properly secured by carry
strap.
Folding Tips: to fold restraint completely:
• Loosen harness sufficiently.
• Unfasten and tuck fabric side panels into the sides.
• Pull harness buckle toward top of restraint.
• Make sure cover fabric or harness webbing is not caught
in the steel supports when folding.
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Detachable Base
WARNING:
• Detachable base must be used
when restraint is rear-facing.
• Do NOT use detachable base
when restraint is forward-facing.
Installing base (Rear-facing only)
1. Confirm restraint is locked in its unfolded position
(see page 10).
2. Confirm adjustable bottom is
locked in its raised position
(see page 29).
3. Align posts with holes and
insert base into restraint
bottom. (Fig. 1)
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4. Slide base back until it
reaches alignment mark on
restraint bottom and secures
into place. (Fig. 2)
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5. Push down metal tab to lock
base. (Fig. 3)
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Removing Base
1. Lift metal tab to unlock base.
(Fig. 3)
2. Slide base forward (the
opposite direction as shown
in Fig. 2).
3. Pull base away from restraint
bottom.
Tip: To carry detachable base,
fit it inside folded restraint.
(Fig. 4)
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Rear-Facing LATCH Installation
WARNING:
• You must use restraint rear-facing if child is less than 1
year and weighs less than 20 lbs.
• Detachable base must be used with rear-facing restraint.
• Do NOT use SafeStop with rear-facing child.
• Do not install by this methods for a child weighing more
than 35 lbs.
• See page 42 for LATCH connector instructions.
Fig. 1 shows a typical rear-facing installation with LATCH.
1. Confirm detachable base is securely attached to
restraint bottom (see page 13).
2. Confirm vehicle seating location has its own LATCH
anchors (see vehicle owner’s manual). If it does not, you
must use vehicle seat belt for installation (see pages 16
and 18).
3. Locate LATCH belt secured in storage compartment on
restraint back. Press red release button to remove each
LATCH connector and
webbing. Slide the narrow
LATCH tethering strap out
of plastic strap guides on
side of the seat.
4. Place restraint in proper
rear-facing position:
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Restraint bottom and base are both flat on the vehicle
seat with front of restraint against the back of that
vehicle seat. (Fig. 1)
Note: It may be necessary to move vehicle front seats
slightly forward to properly fit a rear-facing restraint.
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5. Route LATCH belt through
rear-facing belt path.
Confirm LATCH belt lays flat
and is not twisted. Attach
each connector to the
LATCH anchor closest to
each side of the restraint.
(Figs. 2 & 3)
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LATCH connector will ‘click’
to confirm attachment to
anchor.
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6. Push restraint down firmly
into vehicle seat while
tightening LATCH belt.
(Fig. 4)
Vehicle cushions should
compress where there is
contact with restraint.
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CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is properly positioned.
Confirm LATCH belt is tight and that connections to
approved LATCH anchors are secure.
Confirm restraint installation is stable (see page 25).
Stability of installation can be improved by using top
tether (see page 30 for tether instructions).
Removal:
• Press red release button on each LATCH connector to
release it.
• Disconnect top tether if in use.
• Properly store LATCH belt and top tether.
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Rear-Facing Lap-Shoulder Belt
Installation
WARNING:
• You must use restraint rear-facing if child is less than
1 year and weighs less than 20 lbs.
• Detachable base must be used with rear-facing restraint.
• Do NOT use SafeStop with rear-facing child.
Fig. 1 shows a typical rear-facing installation with a
lap-shoulder vehicle seat belt.
1. Confirm detachable base is
securely attached to
restraint bottom (see page
13).
2. Place restraint in proper
rear-facing position:
Restraint bottom and base
are both flat on the vehicle
seat with front of restraint
against the back of that
vehicle seat. (Fig. 1)
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Note: It may be necessary to
move vehicle front seats
slightly forward to properly fit
a rear-facing restraint.
3. Route seat belt through
rear-facing belt path and
buckle it. (Figs. 2 & 3)
Confirm seat belt lays flat
and is not twisted.
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4. Push restraint down firmly
into vehicle seat while
pulling shoulder portion of
seat belt to remove slack
and tighten lap portion of
seat belt. (Fig. 4)
Vehicle cushions should
compress where there is
contact with restraint.
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WARNING:
• Make sure vehicle seat belt is properly locked.
• Failure to properly lock seat belt will result in an unsafe
installation that will greatly increase the potential for
injury or death to the child in an accident.
• Carefully read vehicle owner’s manual to determine seat
belt locking requirements or contact vehicle manufacturer.
See page 39 for instructions on using a locking clip.
CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is properly positioned.
Confirm seat belt is tight and securely locked.
Confirm seat belt buckle is properly fastened.
Confirm restraint installation is stable.
Stability of installation can be improved by using top
tether (see page 30 for tether instructions).
Removal:
Release seat belt buckle and disconnect top tether if in
use. Properly store top tether.
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Rear-Facing Lap-Belt Installation
WARNING:
• You must use restraint rear-facing if child is less than 1
year and weighs less than 20 lbs.
• Detachable base must be used with rear-facing restraint.
• Do NOT use SafeStop with rear-facing child.
Fig. 1 shows a typical rearfacing installation with a lap
vehicle seat belt.
1. Confirm detachable base is
securely attached to restraint
bottom. (see page 13)
2. Place restraint in proper
rear-facing position:
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Restraint bottom and base are both flat on the vehicle
seat with front of restraint against the back of that
vehicle seat. (Fig. 1)
Note: It may be necessary to move vehicle front seats
slightly forward to properly fit a rear-facing restraint.
3. Route seat belt through
rear-facing belt path. (Fig. 2)
Confirm seat belt lays flat
and is not twisted.
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4. Push restraint down firmly
into vehicle seat while
adjusting seat belt length.
Tighten and lock seat belt
according to vehicle
owner’s manual. (Fig. 3)
Vehicle cushions should
compress where there is
contact with restraint.
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CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is properly positioned.
Confirm seat belt is tight and buckle is properly
fastened.
Confirm restraint installation is stable (see page 25).
Stability of installation can be improved by using top
tether (see page 30 for tether instructions).
Removal:
Release seat belt buckle and disconnect top tether if in
use. Properly store top tether.
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Forward-Facing LATCH Installation
WARNING:
• Remove detachable base when restraint is
forward-facing.
• Do NOT place infant in forward-facing restraint until 1
year and 20 lbs.
• ALWAYS use SafeStop installation for forward-facing
child below 40 lbs. (See page 28).
• Do not install with this method for a child weighing more
than 40 lbs.
• See page 42 for LATCH connector instructions.
Fig. 1 shows a typical forward-facing installation with
LATCH.
Stability of installation can
be improved by using top
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tether shown in blue, Fig. 1
(see page 30 for top tether
instructions).
1. Confirm vehicle seating
location has its own LATCH
anchors. If it does not, you
must use vehicle seat belt
installation
(see pages 22 and 24).
2. Locate LATCH belting secured in storage compartment
on restraint back. Press red release button to remove
each LATCH connector and webbing. Slide the narrow
LATCH tethering strap out of plastic strap guides on
side of the seat.
3. Place restraint in forward-facing position: Lower the
adjustable bottom (see page 29) for child over 25lbs,
but do not for child under
25lbs. Place restraint bottom 22
flat on vehicle seat and slide
back until top of restraint
firmly contacts vehicle seat
back.
4. Route LATCH belt through
forward-facing belt path and
behind restraint cover.
(Fig. 2)
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Installation Tip:
Unfasten fabric side panels and
reach behind restraint cover for
easy access to belt path. (Fig. 3)
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5. Confirm LATCH belt lays flat
and is not twisted. Attach
each connector to the
LATCH anchor closest to
each side of the restraint.
(Fig. 4)
LATCH connector will ‘click’
to confirm attachment to
anchor.
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6. Position connector mechanisms behind the restraint
(Fig. 5A).
7. Pull loose end of LATCH
strap through back of
restraint (Fig. 5 and Fig. 6).
Placing left knee inside
restraint at the very back
and leaning left shoulder
against restraint seat back
(to force restraint into
vehicle seat), pull strap
upwards with both hands
towards vehicle ceiling until
tight. (Fig. 6)
8. Try to wiggle restraint to
confirm security of installation, then repeat Step 7.
Vehicle cushions should
compress where there is
contact with restraint.
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CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is
properly positioned.
Confirm LATCH belt is tight
and that connections to
approved LATCH anchors are secure.
Confirm restraint is stable (see page 25).
Removal:
Press red release button on back of each LATCH connector.
Disconnect top tether. Properly store LATCH belt and top
tether.
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Forward-Facing Lap-Shoulder Belt
Installation
WARNING:
• Remove detachable base when restraint is forward-facing.
• Do NOT place infant in forward-facing restraint until 1
year and 20 lbs.
• Always use SafeStop with
forward-facing child under
40lbs. (see page 28).
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Fig. 1 shows a typical forwardfacing installation with LapShoulder belt.
Stability of installation can be
improved by using top tether
shown in blue, Fig. 1 (see
page 30 for top tether
instructions).
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1. Place restraint in forwardfacing position: Lower the
adjustable bottom (see page
29) for child over 25lbs, but
do not for child under 25lbs.
Place restraint bottom flat on
vehicle seat and slide back
until top of restraint firmly
contacts vehicle seat back.
2. Route seat belt through
forward-facing belt path and
behind restraint cover and
buckle it. (Figs. 2 & 3)
Confirm seat belt lays flat and
is not twisted.
Installation Tip:
Unfasten fabric side panels and
reach behind restraint cover for
easy access to belt path. (Fig. 4)
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3. Push on restraint to force it
into vehicle seat while
pulling loose end of seat
belt to remove slack and
tighten lap portion of seat
belt. (Fig. 5)
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WARNING:
• Make sure vehicle seat belt is properly locked.
• Failure to properly lock seat belt will result in an unsafe
installation that will greatly increase the potential for
injury or death to the child in an accident.
• Carefully read vehicle owner’s manual to determine seat
belt locking requirements or contact vehicle manufacturer.
See page 39 for instructions on using a locking clip.
CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is properly positioned.
Confirm seat belt is tight and securely locked.
Confirm seat belt buckle is properly fastened.
Confirm restraint is stable (see page 25).
Removal:
Release seat belt buckle and disconnect top tether if in
use. Properly store top tether.
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Forward-Facing Lap-Belt
Installation
WARNING:
• Do NOT place infant in forward-facing restraint until
1 year and 20 lbs.
• Always use SafeStop with
forward-facing child under
40lbs. (see page 28).
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• Remove detachable base when
restraint is installed forwardfacing.
Fig. 1 shows a typical forwardfacing installation with a lap
vehicle seat belt. If forwardfacing recline is desired, adjust it
prior to installation (see page
29).
2
1. Place restraint in forwardfacing position: Place restraint
bottom flat on vehicle seat
and slide back until top of
restraint firmly contacts
vehicle seat back.
Stability of installation can be
improved by using top tether
shown in blue, Fig. 1 (see page
30 for top tether instructions).
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2. Route seat belt through
forward-facing belt path and
behind restraint cover and
buckle it. (Figs. 2 & 3)
Confirm seat belt lays flat and
is not twisted.
Installation Tip:
Unfasten fabric side panels and
reach behind restraint cover for
easy access to belt path. (Fig. 4)
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3. Push on restraint to force it
into vehicle seat while
pulling shoulder portion of
seat belt to remove slack
and tighten lap portion of
seat belt. (Fig. 5)
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CHECK LIST:
Confirm restraint is properly positioned.
Confirm seat belt is tight and properly locked.
Confirm seat belt buckle is properly fastened.
Confirm restraint is stable (see page below).
Removal:
Press seat belt buckle and disconnect top tether is in use.
Properly store top tether.
Checking Restraint Stability
WARNING:
An unstable installation is NOT safe and will greatly
increase the potential for injury or death to the child in
an accident.
Confirm stability of restraint after installation and before
each use:
• Grasp restraint near belt path being used. Attempt to
move restraint side-to-side and front to back: restraint
should not move more than 1” in any direction. Restraint should stay securely installed and the securing
belt (either LATCH belt or vehicle seat belt) must remain
tightly adjusted.
If restraint does not stay securely installed, restraint
installation is NOT safe. You MUST re-install restraint
according to the restraint instructions and the vehicle
owner’s manual. In order to achieve proper installation
you made need to choose an alternate installation
method or seating location within the vehicle.
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Booster
This restraint may also be configured for use as a belt
positioning booster.
WARNING:
• Unsecured objects can become flying hazards and can
cause serious injury in a accident. While not required, it is
strongly recommended to use LATCH and/or tether
anchors in vehicles equipped with such anchorages
• Do NOT use LATCH if installation interferes with vehicle
seat belt.
• Do NOT use as a booster with child under 50 lbs and
under 40" tall and if child’s shoulders are below the 4th
harness position.
• Do NOT use as a booster unless harness straps and
buckle are removed .
• Do NOT use as a booster with only a vehicle lap belt.
• Use as a booster ONLY with lap-shoulder seat belt.
1. Remove buckle (page 37) and both harness straps
(page 43)
2. Place restraint in proper seating location, flat on vehicle
seat bottom and touching vehicle seat back.
3. If available, secure restraint with LATCH (page 20) and/
or top tether (page 30)
4. Properly position child in restraint: sitting upright and
all the way back in restraint.
5. Fasten seatbelt across child: lap portion of seatbelt
should rest within both lower belt guides with buckle
located on the outside of the restraint (Fig. 1)
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6. Place shoulder portion into the upper belt guide so that
belt lays properly across child: on collar bone, interior to
the shoulder.
7. Make sure seat belt is not twisted and remove slack
from seatbelt so it lays flat, smooth and snug across
child in all locations.
WARNING: If lap and shoulder belt portions of seatbelt and
seatbelt buckle are not all correctly positioned, restraint is not
properly installed as a booster.
Proper Buckle Position
Seat belt buckle should be correctly positioned on the
outside of the lower belt guide. If seat belt buckle is
pulled across lower belt guide and into the restraint, this is
incorrect and another seating position within the vehicle
should be chosen.
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Aircraft Installation
This restraint is FAA certified for use
in an aircraft only as a harnessed
restraint. This restraint is NOT
certified for use in an aircraft as a
belt-positioning booster.
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Rear-facing aircraft
installation (Fig. 1):
• Adjust seatbelt buckle to its
shortest length to ensure
buckle is accessible for release.
• Ask flight attendant for
‘seatbelt extender,’ and then
use this extender to adjust
seatbelt length.
• Follow remaining installation
instructions on page 18.
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Forward-facing aircraft
installation (Fig. 2):
SafeStopTM
• Follow installation instructions on page 24.
SafeStop is a load-limiting device designed to absorb
energy and reduce impact to a smaller, forward-facing
child. Store SafeStop with top tether on back of restraint.
WARNING:
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• Always use SafeStop with
forward-facing child under
40lbs.
• Do not use SafeStop with any
other installation configuration.
• Do not use with rear-facing child.
Instructions:
1. Remove harness straps from
metal yoke of harness adjuster.
(Fig. 1)
2. Thread bottom of SafeStop
onto metal yoke of harness
adjuster. (Fig. 2)
3. Thread both harness straps
onto metal arm of SafeStop.
(Fig. 2)
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Forward-Facing Recline Adjustment
WARNING:
• Do not operate adjustable bottom when using detachable base with rear-facing installation.
• Only use adjustable bottom to position forward-facing
restraint at a more reclined angle.
Fig. 1 shows operation of
adjustable base.
1
Adjustable bottom must be
operated before installation of
restraint.
Restraint must be locked in its
unfolded position before
operating adjustable bottom.
Lowering adjustable
bottom:
2
1. Pull bar upward. (Fig. 2)
2. Pull adjustable bottom out to
its lowered position, then
release bar. (Fig. 3)
3. Confirm adjustable bottom is
lock in its lowered position.
Raising adjustable bottom:
3
1. Pull bar upward. (Fig. 2)
2. Push adjustable bottom back
into restraint bottom, then
release bar. (Fig. 4)
3. Confirm adjustable bottom is
locked in its raised position.
4
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Top Tether
• If vehicle does not have tether anchorage points, consult
vehicle owner’s manual or contact vehicle manufacturer
with questions. Do NOT modify vehicle without
approval from vehicle manufacturer or authorized
vehicle dealer.
• Do NOT attach tether connecting strap to any movable
mechanism of a vehicle seat.
WARNING:
• In forward-facing installations, attach top tether to
approved vehicle tether anchorage points ONLY, as
labeled by vehicle manufacturer.
Using Top Tether:
1. Before installing restraint, remove top tether from
storage compartment and fully extent tether strap into
a ‘V’ shape.
2. Loosely attach top tether to approved anchorage point
in vehicle using the hook at end of top tether strap.
See Fig. 1 for forward -facing installations.
See Fig. 2 for rear-facing installations.
Note: Rear-facing installation may also require the use of tether
connecting strap (see page 31).
1
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2
3. Install restraint as shown in appropriate installation
sections (see pages 14 to 24 for restraint installation
instructions).
4. After installing restraint, pull top tether adjuster strap
to remove all slack.
Tether Connecting Strap
WARNING:
Tether connecting strap is ONLY to be used in rear facing
installations.
With some vehicle models, the top tether may not fit
structural parts of vehicle seat or there may not be a
suitable anchorage point for top tether hook. It may be
necessary to use the tether connecting strap to create a
tether anchorage point:
1. Locate attachment point where a vehicle seat belt is
anchored directly to frame of vehicle, OR find the leg of
a vehicle seat that is bolted to vehicle frame.
2. Wrap tether connecting
strap around vehicle leg
or seat belt anchorage
point, and thread metal
‘D’ ring through the loop
at end of tether connecting strap. Pull strap to
form a tight knot. (Fig. 3)
3
3. Now, use metal ‘D’ ring as an anchorage point for top
tether metal hook.
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Using Harness Clip
IMPORTANT:
Position harness clip at proper
height for child: level with
child’s armpits. (Fig. 1) Two
sets of harness pads (Fig. 1A)
are included: for children
below 65 lbs and for children
above 65 lbs. Always utilize
harness pads for forwardfacing child and follow
instructions located on the
inside of pads for proper use.
1
To Fasten:
Push both halves together
until a ‘click’ confirms proper
engagement.
2
To Unfasten:
Squeeze middle tabs together
(Fig. 2-A) and separate clip.
(Fig. 2-B)
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Restraint Harness Buckle
To Fasten:
Insert one buckle tongue at a time into buckle. A ‘click’
confirms proper connection after each tongue is inserted.
(Fig. 1)
To Unfasten:
Press the red button on the face of buckle and both
buckle tongues will eject. (Fig. 2)
1
2
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Properly Securing Child
WARNING:
Serious injury or death can result if child is not properly
secured in restraint.
Confirm harness is snug* before each use and after making
any restraint adjustments.
1. Confirm proper restraint installation.
2. To loosen harness: lift harness
adjuster and pull shoulder
straps forward. (Fig. 1)
3. Unfasten harness clip and
harness buckle, and move
harness straps to the sides.
4. Position harness straps around
child and fasten buckle and
harness clip. (Figs. 2 & 3)
1
3
2
Confirm harness clip and buckle are properly fastened by
gently tugging on each.
5. Gently pull harness straps upward to snugly fit lap portion
of harness which should fit low on child’s body, across the
hips.
6. Slowly pull adjuster strap
downward to tighten harness
for a comfortable and snug fit
around child. (Fig. 4)
*A snug harness 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.
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4
IMPORTANT:
Give a firm, upward tug on both harness straps behind the
child’s shoulders and close to the harness slots in the restraint,
to confirm there is no harness slack behind the restraint.
8. Confirm harness is not twisted and lays flat against child.
9. Properly position harness clip so that it is level with child’s
armpits.
10. Confirm harness height is correct (see below for correct
Harness Height).
11. Confirm harness buckle location is correct (see page 36 for
correct center buckle position).
Proper Harness Height & Child Height
WARNING:
ONLY use top three shoulder harness positions for
forward-facing child.
1. Confirm correct harness height:
• Rear-facing (Fig. 1): Straps should be in nearest slot at
or below the level of child’s shoulders.
• Forward-facing (Fig. 2): Straps should be in nearest
slot above the level of child’s shoulders.
Note: When using uppermost harness position, level of
child’s shoulders can be above harness slot as long as child
is proper height (see page 36).
2. If harness height is not correct, you MUST adjust it
before using restraint with that child. (See page 36 for
adjusting harness height.)
1
2
REAR-FACING:
FORWARD-FACING:
Harness slot
below shoulders
Harness slot
above shoulders
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Proper Harness Height & Child Height
(continued)
Maximum Height:
Rear-facing child is too tall for
restraint if top of head is less
than 1.5” from top of restraint or
if child is more than 44” tall
(112 cm).
Forward-facing child is too tall
1
for restraint if tops of the ears are
above the back of the restraint or
if child is more than 57” tall (144 cm). (Fig. 1)
Adjusting Harness Height
1. Loosen harness: lift harness
adjuster and pull shoulder
straps forward. (Fig. 2)
2. From back of restraint,
remove shoulder straps
from metal harness yoke.
(Fig. 3)
3. From front of restraint, pull
shoulder straps out and
re-thread them through the
correct height harness slots.
(Fig. 4)
2
4. From the back of seat,
re-attach shoulder straps to
metal harness yoke. (Fig. 3)
IMPORTANT:
Make sure loop ends of BOTH
straps are threaded completely onto the arm of the metal
harness yoke.
3
5. Confirm harness straps are
not twisted and both
shoulder straps are threaded through restraint at the
same height.
6. Pull harness adjuster strap
to re-tighten harness.
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4
Harness Buckle Location
Confirm location of harness buckle is correct, to insure
proper harness fit:
1. Properly secure child in restraint (see page 32).
2. Check for correct position of harness buckle.
For children 5–30 lbs:
Harness buckle can be directly above its buckle slot (Fig. A)
or forward of its buckle slot. (Fig. B)
If harness buckle strap angles sharply back towards
child (Fig. C), move buckle to a rear buckle location.
(See below.)
For children over 30 lbs:
Always use forward-most buckle location.
A
B
C
Harness Buckle Removal and
Installation
Installing harness buckle:
1. Locate correct harness
buckle slot.
2. Hold buckle strap metal
retainer vertically and then
rotate it slightly to slide it
completely through slot in
restraint bottom. (Fig. 1)
3. Firmly pull buckle upward
to confirm it is secured by
restraint bottom.
1
4. Confirm buckle release
button faces toward front of restraint and buckle strap
is not twisted.
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Harness Buckle Removal and
Installation (continued)
Removing harness buckle:
2
1. Make sure restraint is
securely locked in its unfolded position. (See page 10,
unfolding restraint.)
2. Unbuckle harness.
3. Push harness buckle strap
down 2 inches into rearfacing belt path tunnel.
4. Position metal buckle strap retainer so that it is vertical.
(Fig. 2)
5. Guide buckle strap and metal retainer upward and
rotate it slightly to fit through slot in the restraint
bottom. (See Fig. 1 on page 37.)
IMPORTANT:
For larger hands or if buckle is in position closest to child,
partially fold the restraint to access the metal retainer
through bottom of restraint. (Fig. 3)
3
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Locking a Vehicle Lap-Shoulder
Belt with a Locking Clip
Proper use of a locking clip maintains a tight, secure
installation by preventing the seat belt from becoming
loose over time.
WARNING:
• Failure to properly lock the seat belt will result in an
unsafe installation that will greatly increase the potential for injury or death to the child in an accident.
• If your vehicle lap shoulder seat belt is equipped with ELR
(Emergency Locking Retractor) that does not switch to
function as ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor), you
MUST use a locking clip to secure lap portion of vehicle
seat belt.
If you have any questions about the specific type of seat belt
system in your vehicle and its operation, consult vehicle
owner’s manual or contact vehicle manufacturer.
1. Remove locking clip from storage
location on restraint back.
2. Begin restraint installation as per
instructions (see pages 16 and 22
for lap-shoulder belt installation
instructions).
3. After seat belt is tightened, hold
the lap and shoulder portions
together with one hand. (Fig. 1)
This determines the correct seat
belt length to ‘lock’.
Using your other hand, release
the seat belt buckle.
4. While still holding the lap and
shoulder belts together, attach
locking clip to the lap and
shoulder belts. (Fig. 2)
1
2
5. Re-insert seat belt buckle tongue
into buckle. (Fig. 3)
6. If seat belt is not tight enough,
re-tighten seat belt and repeat
steps 3 through 5.
7. Once seat belt is tight and locked,
complete remaining instructions.
3
Note: To prevent loss, secure locking clip in its storage location after use.
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Restraint Cover
Note: It is not necessary to remove
buckle tongs or chest clip from
harness straps when removing and
replacing restraint cover.
Removing restraint cover:
1. Unthread harness shoulder straps from back of restraint
(see page 36, adjusting
harness height).
2. Remove fasteners securing
cover to inside of restraint
bottom. (Fig. 1-A)
3. Unhook fasteners securing
cover to front of restraint.
(Fig. 1-B)
4. Carefully remove upper
portion of cover from
restraint taking care not to
damage the white EPS foam
panels, and then remove
cover from bottom portion
of the restraint.
A
1
1
B
Replacing restraint cover:
To replace the cover, follow cover removal instructions in
reverse order. Make sure harness shoulder straps are
threaded through correct slots and that harness straps are
not twisted. (See page 36, for changing harness height.)
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Expandable Sides
Sides may be rotated either
inward (Fig. 1A) or
outward (Fig. 1B) during use.
1A
Note: Before folding restraint,
both sides must be adjusted to
their inward position (Fig. 1A)
1B
Cup Holder
Cup holders can be purchased as added accessories and
attached to either expandable side. (Fig. 3)
Each side has slots for two cup holders. (Figs. 3A, 3B)
Adjust sides to its outward position (Fig. 1B), insert cup
holder stem into receiving slot in top of sides (Fig. 2) and
push down until it is securely engaged. (Fig. 3)
A
B
3
2
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SuperLATCH®
SuperLATCH is a high-capacity child restraint installation
system.
Using SuperLATCH® Connector:
1. Press red button to set connector to ‘open’ position for
use. (Fig. 2)
2. Attach connector to vehicle anchor (audible ‘click’
confirms attachment, see pages 14 and 20 for complete
instructions).
Removal: Press red
button to release
connector from
vehicle anchor.
(Fig. 1)
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2
Replacing Harness Straps
1. Remove harness clip and
buckle tongs from harness
straps.
1
2. Take out screws and remove
access panels. (Fig. 1)
3. Remove old harness straps
from seat.
4. Insert new harness strap
through slot in metal frame
(Fig. 2), pull strap until
metal end is inside the
cavity. (Fig. 3)
2
5. Fasten access panels in
place with screws. (Fig.1)
6. Slide buckle tongs and
harness clip into harness
straps.
3
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning / Maintenance of release mechanism
and locking bolts:
Periodically inspect release levers and locking bolts for
cleanliness and proper functioning: When release levers
are lifted, release levers and locking bolts should spring
back immediately and completely.
WARNING:
• Do NOT use restraint if release levers and locking bolts
do not function properly. There may be excessive
build-up of debris that cannot be removed or internal
damage to the locking mechanisms that could prevent
safe functioning.
• Do NOT oil or lubricate any part of the restraint.
• Do NOT use restraint if
there is any appearance
of rust on any metal
surface.
Remove debris from release
mechanism areas (Fig. 1)
with soft bristled brush.
1
Removing dried liquids or food requires more
thorough cleaning:
1. Secure restraint in its folded position (see page 11,
folding restraint).
2. Clean with damp cloth only: wet cloth with warm water
and wring thoroughly so it is NOT dripping water.
3. Towel dry.
4. Confirm areas are free of debris and release mechanisms function properly.
• Use ONLY water.
• Do NOT use solvents, soap, abrasive cleaners or any
detergents.
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Cleaning the plastic shell:
• Clean with damp cloth only: wet cloth with warm
water and mild soap and wring thoroughly so it is NOT
dripping water.
• Towel dry.
• Do NOT use solvents or abrasive cleaners.
Washing the cover:
• Hand wash or machine wash only in front loading
machine.
• Line dry or tumble dry on low temperature setting.
• Do NOT bleach. Do NOT wash cover in hot water.
(See page 40 for cover removal and replacement.)
Cleaning harness straps:
• Clean with damp cloth only: wet cloth with warm water
and wring cloth thoroughly so it is NOT dripping water.
• Towel dry.
• Do NOT use solvents or abrasive cleaners.
Cleaning harness buckle:
If child eats or drinks in restraint, periodically clean
harness buckle to insure proper functioning.
1. Remove center buckle from restraint. (see page 37)
2. Rinse thoroughly in mildly hot water or soak overnight
to loosen dried liquid or hardened food debris. (Fig. 1)
3. Towel dry.
4. Confirm proper buckle
functioning: repeatedly
fasten and un-fasten buckle
with both tongues. If no
‘click’ is heard confirming
proper engagement after
inserting each buckle
tongue, repeat cleaning
procedure.
1
• Use ONLY water to clean buckle.
• Do NOT use any solvents, soap, abrasive cleaners or
detergents.
• Do NOT lubricate.
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Cleaning and Maintenance (continued)
Cleaning harness adjuster:
Periodically inspect harness adjuster for cleanliness and
proper functioning: When lifted, harness adjuster should
spring back immediately.
• Use a soft bristle brush to remove loose debris or clean
more thoroughly if necessary.
• Clean with damp cloth only: wet cloth with warm
water and wring cloth thoroughly so it is NOT dripping
water.
• Towel dry.
• Do NOT use solvents or abrasive cleaners.
• Do NOT attempt to disassemble the harness or
unthread adjuster mechanism.
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Warranty Information
The manufacturer of this child restraint, warrants this
product only to the original retail purchaser.
Visit us.diono.com for complete warranty information
and details.
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Product:
RadianR100 convertible car seat
Model:
16600
Mfg. by:
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418 Valley Avenue NW, Suite 100
Puyallup, WA 98371
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