SafeMax™
with SensorSafe™
Rear-facing Child
Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
Keep for future use
Rear-facing*
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1.8 to 15.8 kg
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43 to 81 cm
(17 to 32 in.)
* See page 1
for complete
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Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
© 2017 Evenflo Company, Inc.
25701363
4/17
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.
Table of Contents
Premature Infant Use .............................................................. 2
Warnings ................................................................................. 3
LATCH Warnings ...................................................................... 7
Safe Practices .......................................................................... 9
Recall Information for U.S. Customers ..................................... 9
Public Notice for Canadian Customers .................................. 10
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage ................................................ 10
Storing Your Instructions ....................................................... 10
Care and Cleaning ................................................................. 11
Visual Glossary ....................................................................... 12
Using the Handle .................................................................. 16
Proper Installation WITH the Convenience Base
Installation Checklist .............................................................. 19
Installing the Convenience Base with
the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly .............................. 20
Installing the Convenience Base with the Vehicle Seat Belt ..... 26
Placing the Carrier in the Base ............................................... 30
Releasing the Carrier from the Base ....................................... 31
Proper Installation WITHOUT the Convenience Base
Installation Checklist ............................................................. 33
Installing the Carrier without the Convenience Base .............. 34
Securing the Child in the Carrier ............................................ 37
Removing the Child from the Carrier ..................................... 39
Changing the Harness Position ............................................. 40
Changing the Crotch Strap Position ...................................... 42
Changing the Waist Strap Position ........................................ 44
Removing the Lower Anchor Connector Assembly ................. 48
General Information about SensorSafe™................................ 50
Using SensorSafe ................................................................... 52
Using as an Infant Carrier ...................................................... 54
Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft ................................ 56
Installing Carrier without Convenience Base in Aircraft........... 57
Installing the Canopy ............................................................. 60
Installing the Accessories ....................................................... 60
Removing the Seat Pad ......................................................... 62
Replacement Parts ................................................................. 64
Limited Warranty ................................................................... 66
U.S. REGULATORY NOTICE
This child restraint meets all the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
CANADIAN REGULATORY NOTICE
(MODEL NUMBERS ENDING IN “C”)
This child restraint meets all the applicable requirements
of Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard CMVSS 213.1.
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 rear-facing
orientation only. 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 a rear-facing to forward-facing
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
• 1.8 to 15.8 kg (4 to 35 lbs)
• 43 to 81 cm (17 to 32 in.) and top of child’s head is at least
25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the child restraint seat back.
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above, they MUST discontinue use of this child
restraint.
Symbol Legend
Airbag Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about airbag safety.
LATCH Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about LATCH safety.
Aircraft Symbol – Alerts you to important
information about aircraft safety.
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WARNING
Premature Infants
• DO NOT use this or any other child restraint with a
premature infant until after consulting your doctor.
Premature infants may have difficulty breathing when in
a sitting position.
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% 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 lb 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.
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PREMATURE INFANT USE - continued
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
WARNING
General Warnings
• Failure to follow the Child Requirements for use of this
child restraint could result in serious injury or death. (See
page 1 for Child Requirements).
• Child restraints should be used only for travel. Potential
adverse health effects from excessive use of infant child
restraints have been documented. You should limit
the time spent each day in a child restraint as much as
possible. You must NEVER use your child restraint as a
sleeping environment in the home. NEVER leave your
infant unattended in a child restraint in or out of the
vehicle.
• Failure to follow installation instructions and the
instructions and warnings on the product can result in your
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.
• This child restraint MUST ALWAYS face the rear of the
vehicle. Serious injury or death can occur if used forwardfacing.
• NEVER leave child unattended.
• 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 attach additional padding, toys or other devices
not made by Evenflo, or described in these instructions, to
the child restraint. Items not tested with the child restraint
could injure the child.
• Be sure that the handle is firmly locked in Position 1 (Carry)
before lifting the child restraint (see pages 16-17).
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WARNING
General Warnings - cont.
• This child restraint must be securely belted to the vehicle
at all times, even when unoccupied. An unsecured child
restraint may injure someone if a crash occurs.
Air Bag Warnings
• DO NOT use this restraint in the front seat of a vehicle
equipped with an air bag. Interaction between a rearfacing restraint and air bags may cause serious injury or
death. If your vehicle has an air bag, refer to the vehicle
owner’s manual for child restraint installation.
• If the rear seat of your vehicle is equipped with side air
bags, refer to the following information for proper usage.
Vehicles built prior to the 2002 model year:
DO NOT use this restraint in a vehicle seating position
equipped with a side air bag unless authorized by the
vehicle manufacturer.
Model year 2002 and newer vehicles:
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual before placing this
restraint in a seating position equipped with a side air
bag.
• DO NOT place any objects between the restraint and
the side air bag, as an expanding air bag may cause the
items to strike your child.
The forward-facing rear seat is the safest
place for children 12 and under.
4
WARNING
Location Warnings
• ALWAYS read and follow exactly the instructions that
accompany your vehicle and child restraint.
• According to accident statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in a rear seating position than in a
front seating position. Generally, the center rear is safest
and should be used if available. Children 12 and under
should ride in the back seat of the vehicle.
• If you are unable to use the center rear seating position
and have to install this child restraint directly behind a
front vehicle seat, ensure that there is at least 38 mm
(1.5 inches) of space between any part of the child
restraint and the vehicle seat that is closest to the child’s
head. This space may be necessary for the child restraint
to properly perform in certain types of crashes.
• ONLY use this child restraint on forward-facing vehicle
seats. DO NOT use on vehicle seats which face the rear
or side.
• ONLY use this child restraint on vehicle seats with backs
that lock into place.
• Some child restraints do not fit all vehicles or all seating
locations. There are thousands of combinations of
vehicle makes, models, child restraint configurations,
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 this child restraint. Consult vehicle
owner’s manual, try a different seating location or call
Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S), or 1-937-773-3971
(Canada).
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WARNING
Vehicle Seat Belt Warnings
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle seating
position with door-mounted seat belts.
• DO NOT use this child restraint in a vehicle seating
position 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
ELR’s.
• DO NOT loosen the vehicle seat belt to provide more leg
room as this may keep the child restraint from protecting
your child.
• Fold-down armrests could pose a hazard to a rear-facing
child in certain types of collisions. Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual before installing any rear-facing child
restraint in front of a fold-down armrest.
• The headrest on the vehicle seat that the child faces
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.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back at the seat
belt path. Serious injury or death may occur. Try again or
move the child restraint to another seating location.
• If the vehicle seat belts are not routed and fastened
correctly, the child restraint may not protect your 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 vehicle seat
belt release button away from the child restraint or move
the child restraint to a different location.
• Failure to adjust the harness snugly around your child
may result in your child striking the vehicle’s interior
during a sudden stop or crash. Serious injury or death
may occur.
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WARNING
LATCH Warnings
• The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
system is intended to be used ONLY as described in
these instructions. Serious injury or death may result
from misuse. LATCH 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 (UAS),” “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 convenience base to vehicle lower
anchor bars.
• NEVER attach two lower anchor assembly 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 connector assembly
should be securely stored in the storage area located
under the convenience base. Keep out of reach of
children.
• ALWAYS be sure that the lower anchor connectors are
fully engaged onto the vehicle anchor bars by pulling
hard on the lower anchor connector assembly harness. If
they are not totally engaged, the lower anchor connector
assembly will not secure your child restraint. Serious
injury or death may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child
restraint, try again or move it to another location.
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Usage Warnings
WARNING
• Children have STRANGLED in loose or partially buckled
harness straps. Fully restrain the child even when carrier
is used outside the vehicle.
WARNING
ARMPIT LEV
ARMPIT LEV
EL
EL
Children have STRANGLED
in loose or partially buckled
harness straps. Fully restrain
the child even when carrier is
used outside the vehicle.
• Use ONLY the SafeMax Infant Car Seat convenience base
with the SafeMax Infant Car Seat carrier. The SafeMax
Infant Car Seat carrier WILL NOT LOCK safely into any
other convenience base and serious injury or death may
result. Refer to pages 12 and 13 to properly identify the
SafeMax Infant Car Seat convenience base.
• ALWAYS check the restraint and buckle for hot surfaces
before putting a child into the restraint. Your child could
be burned.
• In cold weather, DO NOT dress the child in bulky
clothing, like snowsuits, if the child is riding in a child
restraint. This clothing makes it difficult to properly
tighten the harness to the child, which may allow the
child to be ejected from the restraint during a crash.
• ALWAYS place the handle in Position 3 (U.S. models)
or Position 1 (Canadian models) when using this child
restraint in a vehicle (p. 16).
• When using this restraint in Position 4 (Stand) (p. 16),
ONLY use on level ground and NEVER prop the restraint
up with any object.
• NEVER place this child restraint on beds, sofas, or other
soft surfaces. The child restraint can roll over on soft
surfaces and suffocate the child.
• NEVER place this child restraint near the edges of
counter tops, tables, other high surfaces, or in shopping
carts. The child’s movements can cause the child restraint
to slide and fall.
• The canopy is not intended to provide UV protection.
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Safe Practices
• Everyone rides buckled up or the vehicle does not go.
Make no exceptions for adults or children. If someone
unbuckles, stop the vehicle. Being firm and consistent
right from the start will mean fewer discipline problems
as children get older. Besides, an unrestrained child or
adult can be thrown into and injure other passengers.
• 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.
• Always place the handle in Position 3 or 4 before
removing infant from carrier (p. 16).
• DO NOT allow a child 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.
• Anything loose can be deadly in a crash. Put sharp or
heavy items in the trunk.
• DO NOT dress the child in blanket sleepers or other
clothing that would prevent the crotch strap from fitting
snugly up against the child.
Recall Information for U.S. Customers
• 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
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Public Notice for Canadian Customers
• Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a public
notice. Complete the registration card provided and mail
it to Evenflo or send your name, address, e-mail address,
the restraint’s model number, and manufacturing date to:
Evenflo Company, Inc.
1801 Commerce Dr.
Piqua, OH 45356
or call 1-937-773-3971 or register on-line at
www.evenflo.com/registercarseatcanada
• For public notice information, call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 or go to www.tc.gc.ca
Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Usage
When used with the internal harness 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
Check with
equipped with either lap belts only
your airline before
or lap/shoulder belt systems,
departure to make sure
and in aircraft.
TIP
IP!!
Refer to pages 52 to 55
for complete instructions on installing
your child restraint in aircraft.
Care and Cleaning
• DO NOT lubricate or immerse in water the LATCH
connectors, the buckle, or any other part of this child
restraint, unless rinsing is permitted, as stated on the back
of the buckle for your restraint.
• Plastic and metal parts may be wiped clean with mild soap
and water and dried with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive
cleaners or solvents.
• Take care not to damage any labels.
• 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.
this restraint meets
their requirements.
Storing Your Instructions
Keep for future use.
2570xxxxx
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) With Back
WARNING:
© Evenflo Compan Inc.
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
After thoroughly reading
and following these
instructions, store them in
the slots on the bottom of
the child restraint.
For future reference, record the model number of your
child restraint AND the date of manufacture below.
Model Number:
Manufactured in Fabriqué en
(year-month-day) (anné-mois-jour)
Name / Nom
Model / Modéle
Made in / Fabriqué en
Expires on/Expire le
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Date of Manufacture:
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Visual Glossary
Visual Glossary
Your vehicle components may be significantly different than pictured.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to help you identify your vehicle
components.
Front Seat
Front Seat Lap
and Shoulder Belts
Fold-down Armrest
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
Back Seat
Back Seat
Belt Buckles
Rear
Headrests
Front Headrests
Center Lap
Belt
A
B
A
G
Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine
proper placement of child restraint
in your vehicle and familiarize
yourself with your vehicle’s
components.
Vehicle lower
anchor bars
Seat Crease
Front Seat Retractor
Convenience Base
with One Step Lock-Off
Angle Indicator
Vehicle Seat Belt/Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
Belt Path
Convenience Base
with Two Step Lock-Off
Level
Adjustment
Knob
One Step
Lock-Off
Vehicle Seat Belt/Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
Belt Path
Two Step
Lock-Off
Anti-Rebound
Bar
12
IR
IMPORTANT
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Lock-Off
Release Tab
4
30
20
12
0
Back Seat
Retractor
10
Leveling Foot
Lock-Off
Release Tab
Angle Indicator
Level
Adjustment
Knob
Anti-Rebound
Bar
Leveling Foot
13
Child Seat Features
Child Seat Features
Description
Front
1
2
3
4
12
5
6
13
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ARM
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8
9
14
10
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kg
0
(4-2
1.8-9
.8
9-15
kg
lbs)
35
(20-
lbs)
15
16
11
17
Back
21
22
18
18
19
23
Keep for future use.
2570xxxxx
Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
WARNING:
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) With Back
© Evenflo Compan Inc.
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
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24
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1. Handle
2. Canopy
3. Seat Pad
4. Body Pillow*
5. Harness Covers*
6. Buckle Tongue Storage*
7. Anti-Rebound Bar
8. Crotch Buckle
9. Crotch Buckle Cover*
10. Harness Release Button
11. Harness Adjuster Strap
12. Harness Slots
13. SensorSafe Chest Clip
14. Harness Straps
15. Carrier
16. Level Indicator
17. Convenience Base
18. Handle Release
19. Harness Straps
20. Splitter Plate
21. Carrier Release Handle
22. Harness Slots
23. Crotch Strap Anchor (under instructions)
24. Instructions
* Not all features are available on all models. Styles may vary.
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Using the Handle
Using the Handle
To change handle positions, squeeze both Handle
Releases and rotate the handle to the desired position
until it locks into place.
Position 1
Carry and
Canada travel
position
Position 2*
Convenience
position
buckle
storage
buckle e
storag
Position 3
U.S. travel
position
Position 4*
Stand position
buckle
storage
Handle
Releases
IMPORTANT: Always secure the child in the carrier. Refer to
“Securing your Child in the Carrier” on page 37.
Position 1 (Carry and
Travel – Canada)
This position is to be used
to carry your child. For
Canadian models, you MUST
place the handle in this
position when traveling in a
vehicle.
Position 2 (Convenience)
NEVER use this position
to carry your child in the
carrier. NEVER use this
position in the vehicle.
*IMPORTANT: NEVER use Positions 2 or 4 when traveling in a vehicle (see page 17).
buckle
storage
Position 3 (Travel – U.S.)
For U.S. models, you MUST
place the handle in this
position while traveling in a
vehicle.
buckle
storage
16
Position 4 (Stand)
Place the handle in this
position when you set the
carrier on the floor. NEVER
use this position in a vehicle.
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Child Requirements
Weight: 1.8 – 15.8 kg (4 – 35 lbs)
Height: 43 – 81 cm (17 – 32 in.) and top of child’s
head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the
child restraint seat back.
At least 25 mm
(1 in.)
PIT
EL
LEV
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sto kle
rag
e
ARM
Harness straps at, or
below, the shoulder.
Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly/
Vehicle Belt Path
Installation Checklist
1. Secure convenience base to the
vehicle seat.
aConvenience base is securely installed with lower
anchor connector assembly (shown) (pages 20-24).
OR
aConvenience base is securely installed with vehicle
seat belt (pages 26-29).
IMPORTANT: A properly secured convenience base does
NOT move more than 25 mm (1 in.) from side-to-side
or from front-to-back at the lower anchor connector
assembly/vehicle belt path.
aConvenience base is adjusted so that level indicator is
in correct color zone for your child (pp. 21 and 26).
aIf necessary, a towel/small blanket is rolled up and
placed beneath the front edge of the base for
additional leveling (p. 30).
2. Secure child to the carrier. Refer to p. 37.
aHarness straps are at, or below, shoulder level (p. 40).
aBoth buckle tongues are fastened (p. 37).
aChest clip is connected and positioned at armpit level
(p. 38).
aHarness straps are snug against the child and you
should not be able to pinch the harness (p. 38).
aCrotch strap is snug against the child but NOT under
the child’s bottom (p. 42).
aWaist straps are snug against the child but NOT under
the child’s legs (p. 44).
3. Check your work.
Installation Checklist – WITH the Convenience Base
Proper Installation
WITH
the Convenience Base
aThe convenience base does NOT move more than
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above, they MUST discontinue use of this
child restraint.
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25 mm (1 in.) from side-to-side or from front-toback at the lower anchor connector assembly/
vehicle belt path.
aThe base is level when level indicator is in the correct
color zone for your child (pp. 21 and 26).
aThe handle is in Position 3 (U.S. models ONLY), or
Position 1 (Canadian models ONLY) (p. 31).
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Installing the Convenience Base
with the Lower Anchor Connector
Assembly
Before you begin, be sure the
vehicle is on a level surface.
1
WARNING
1.8-9 kg (4-20 lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison 1.8-9 kg
lbs)
(4-20 lbs)
9-15.8 kg
(20-35 lbs)
B
C
Recline base until white
indicator line is in the
correct color zone for your
child.
Blue: 1.8 - 9 kg
(4 - 20 lbs)
D
Turn adjustment knob
C to raise or lower the
adjustment foot D.
Green: 9 - 15.8 kg
(20 - 35 lbs)
Note: NEVER allow white
indicator line to appear in
red zones
2
LIFT TO
20
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison
RELEASE
• This lower anchor connector assembly is intended to be
used ONLY as described in these instructions. Serious injury
or death may result from misuse.
• 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 convenience base to vehicle lower
anchor bars.
• NEVER attach two lower anchor assembly 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 connector assembly
should be securely stored in the storage area located under
the convenience base (see page 49). Keep out of reach of
children.
• ALWAYS be sure that the lower anchor connectors are
fully engaged onto the vehicle lower anchor bars by pulling
hard on the lower anchor connector assembly harness. If
they are not totally engaged, the lower anchor connector
assembly system will not secure your child restraint. Serious
injury or death may result.
• DO NOT use this child restraint if it moves more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back at the vehicle
belt path. Serious injury or death may result from poor
installation. If you can not tightly secure the child restraint,
try again or move it to another location.
• This child restraint MUST face the rear of the vehicle.
• The carrier MUST be locked firmly into the base. Check by
lifting up on the carrier.
• NEVER use this child restraint in the forward-facing position.
Using your full weight, push
the base A into the vehicle
seat and check the level
indicator B.
A
E
F
Turn the convenience base upside down. Remove both
lower anchor hooks E or clips F.
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The Lock-Off that comes with your child restraint will be
one of the following types (3a or 3b).
The Lock-Off provides a way to lock the child restraint
without needing to lock your vehicle seat belt.
3a
Open One Step Lock-Off
Know Your Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
4
The lower anchor connector assembly that comes with your
child restraint will be one of the types below.
SecureRight
Quick Connector
Adjuster
Strap
H G
Clip
Hook
K
Strap
L
K
Turn the convenience base right side up.
Push down on Lock-Off G while pushing back on LockOff Release Tab H. Lift the Lock-Off up to reveal the belt
path.
3b
Adjuster
M
K
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to locate the lower anchor
bars K on your vehicle seat. Attach the right hook L, or clip
M, to the right anchor bar K and the left hook, or clip, to
the left anchor bar. DOUBLE CHECK that the lower anchor
connector hook, or clip, is fully engaged by pulling hard on the
lower anchor connector strap.
Open Two Step Lock-Off
I J
5
Using your full weight, push
the base into the vehicle
seat, while pulling up on the
strap to remove all slack from
the lower anchor connector
assembly.
Turn the convenience base right side up.
Lift the Lock-Off Release Tab I. Lift the Lock-Off J up to
reveal the belt path.
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6a
Close One Step Lock-Off
Route any excess lower
anchor connector assembly
harness strap across the belt
path so it will be under the
Lock-Off. Close the Lock-Off
N until it clicks into place.
Note: If unable to close the
Lock-Off, loosen the lower
anchor connector assembly,
and try again.
N
6b
Close Two Step Lock-Off
P
7
O
Route any excess lower
anchor connector assembly
harness strap across the
belt path so it will be under
the Lock-Off. Close the
Lock-Off. While holding the
Lock-Off O down, close
the Lock-Off Release Tab P
until it clicks into place, and
is flush with the Lock-Off.
Note: If unable to close the
Lock-Off, loosen the lower
anchor connector assembly,
and try again.
WARNING
Q
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Make sure the lower anchor
connector assembly harness
is tight. Grab the base at
the areas Q, as shown. If
you can move the base more
than 25 mm (1 in.) sideto-side or front to back, the
harness is not tight enough.
You will need to try again, or
find another location for your
convenience base.
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Installing the Convenience Base with
the Vehicle Seat Belt
WARNING
• The carrier MUST be locked firmly into the convenience
base. Check by lifting up on the carrier.
• NEVER use this child restraint in the forward-facing
position.
• The Lock-Off built into the base of this child restraint,
provides a way to lock the child restraint without needing
to lock your vehicle seat belt.
1
The Lock-Off that comes with your child restraint will be
one of the following types (2a or 2b).
2a
Open One Step Lock-Off
F E
Before you begin, be sure the vehicle is
on a level surface.
Using your full weight, push
the base A into the vehicle
seat and check the level
indicator B.
A
Push down on Lock-Off E while pushing back on LockOff Release Tab F. Lift the Lock-Off up to reveal the belt
path.
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison
1.8-9 kg (4-20 lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison 1.8-9 kg
lbs)
(4-20 lbs)
9-15.8 kg
(20-35 lbs)
B
C
2b
Open Two Step Lock-Off
G H
Recline base until white
indicator line is in the
correct color zone for your
child.
Blue: 1.8 - 9 kg
(4 - 20 lbs)
D
Turn adjustment knob
C to raise or lower the
adjustment foot D.
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Green: 9 - 15.8 kg
(20 - 35 lbs)
Note: NEVER allow white
indicator line to appear in
red zones
Lift the Lock-Off Release Tab G. Lift the Lock-Off H up to
reveal the belt path.
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3
Secure the base to your vehicle seat by routing
the vehicle seat belt through the openings I on
the sides of the base.
LAP AND
LAP BELT
SHOULDER BELT
5a
Close One Step Lock-Off
Close the Lock-Off O until it
clicks into place.
O
5b
I
4
Close the Lock-Off. While
holding the Lock-Off P
down, close the Lock-Off
Release Tab Q until it clicks
into place and is flush with
the Lock-Off.
I
LAP AND
SHOULDER BELT
LAP BELT
L
J
Close Two Step Lock-Off
M
QP
K
6
Pull the shoulder belt J
tightly to remove all slack
from the lap portion of the
belt K, at the same time
use your full weight to
push down on the base.
N
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Pull the seat belt L tightly
to remove all slack from
the lap portion of the belt
M, at the same time use
your full weight to push
down on the base.
Note: Route any excess vehicle
belt across the belt path so it
will be under the Lock-Off.
Note: If seat belt Stop
Button N interferes with
the Lock-Off, shift base to
the left or right in order to
prevent interference.
R
WARNING
R
Make sure the vehicle belt is tight. Grab the base at the
areas R, as shown. If you can move the base more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back the vehicle belt is
not tight enough. You will need to try again, or find another
location for your convenience base.
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Placing the Carrier in the Base
3
1
U.S. Models ONLY
Canadian Models ONLY
Position 1
elkc
u
egar b
ots
Position 3
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
Secure the carrier to the
base by placing it into the
base and pressing down on
the front and back.
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison
1.8-9 kg (4-20
lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
lbs)
The carrier MUST be
locked firmly into the
base. Check by lifting up on
the carrier handle to make
sure it’s locked in place.
2
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison 1.8-9 kg
(4-20 lbs)
9-15.8 kg
(20-35 lbs)
buckle
storage
1.8-9 kg (4-20
Recline Indicator
reclinación
1.8-9 kg (4-20
Indicateur d’inclinaison
lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
1.8-9 kg (4-20
lbs)
lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
lbs)
C
Squeeze both handle releases C and move the handle
to the travel position: Position 3 (U.S. models ONLY) or
Position 1 (Canadian models ONLY) until it locks in place.
Releasing the Carrier from the Base
A
A
Blue: 1.8 - 9 kg
(4 - 20 lbs)
Recline Indicator
Indicateur d’inclinaison
lbs)
9-15.8 kg (20-35
Recline Indicator
Indicador de
lbs)
B
Green: 9 - 15.8 kg
(20 - 35 lbs)
The level indicator A must be in the correct color zone
for your child. If you have fully adjusted the convenience
base and the level indicator is still not level, use a tightly
rolled towel or small blanket B beneath the front edge of
the base.
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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B
C
Move the handle A to Position 1 (Carry) by squeezing in
on both handle releases B and rotating the handle until
it locks into place above the carrier. Squeeze the carrier
release handle C while lifting up the carrier.
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Child Requirements
Weight: 1.8 – 15.8 kg (4 – 35 lbs)
Height: 43 – 81 cm (17 – 32 in.) and top of child’s
head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the top of the
child restraint seat back.
Harness straps at, or
below, the shoulder.
At least 25 mm
(1 in.)
Installation Checklist
1. Place the child in the carrier.
aThe child’s back and bottom are flat against the back
and bottom surfaces of the carrier.
aTop of child’s head is at least 25 mm (1 in.) below the
top of the child restraint seat back.
2. Secure child to the carrier. Refer to p. 37.
aHarness straps are at, or below, shoulder level (p. 40).
aBoth buckle tongues are fastened (p. 37).
aChest clip is connected and positioned at armpit level
(p. 38).
aHarness straps are snug against the child and you
should not be able to pinch the harness (p. 38).
aCrotch strap is snug against the child, but NOT under
the child’s bottom (p. 42).
aWaist straps are snug against the child, but NOT
under the child’s legs (p. 44).
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LEV
PIT
ARM
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3. Secure child restraint to the vehicle seat.
aCarrier is securely installed with vehicle seat belt (p. 34).
aThe shoulder strap portion of the seat belt is lying
across the vehicle seat back (p. 34).
aLocking clip is installed, if necessary (p. 36).
aThe level line is level with ground (p. 34).
aThe handle is in Position 3 (U.S. models ONLY), or
Position 1 (Canadian models ONLY) (p. 35)
aIf necessary, a towel/small blanket is rolled up and
placed beneath the front edge of the carrier so the
child’s head lies back comfortably (p. 36).
Installation Checklist – WITHOUT the Convenience Base
Proper Installation
WITHOUT
the Convenience Base
4. Check your work.
aTo properly protect your child, the carrier MUST NOT
IMPORTANT: Once your child exceeds any of the size
requirements above, they MUST discontinue use of this
child restraint.
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move more than 25 mm (1 in.) from side-to-side or
from front-to-back at the vehicle belt path.
33
Installing the Carrier without the
Convenience Base
3
TIPIP!!
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
1
E
buckle
storage
The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
and suffocate your child. Never place this
child
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
Pull up on the child restraint when locking
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur,
in loose restraint straps.
• Strangulation Hazard: Child can strangle
loose or undone.
Never leave child in carrier when straps are
child
and suffocate your child. Never place this
• The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
restraint on beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
• Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
• Pull up on the child restraint when locking
it is securely fastened into the base.
• DO NOT USE WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS!
at
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
Rear of Vehicl
e
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
Rear of Vehicl
e
A
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
at
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
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After securing the infant, place the restraint into your
vehicle. Adjust the restraint so that the level line A is level
with the ground.
Note: Generally, the center rear seating position is the
safest. This infant restraint MUST face the rear of the
vehicle.
2
LAP BELT
LAP AND
SHOULDER BELT
WARNING
• NEVER use this child restraint in forward-facing position.
• DO NOT use this carrier if it moves more than 25 mm (1 in.)
side-to-side or front to back at the vehicle belt path. Serious
injury or death may occur. Move the child restraint to another
seating location, or try to tighten the vehicle belt again.
The vehicle belt E must be as tight as possible. Put your full
weight into the seat as you tighten the vehicle belt. If you
can move the child restraint more than 25 mm (1 in.) sideto-side or front to back at the vehicle belt path, the vehicle
belt is not tight enough, and you need to try again.
4
U.S. Models ONLY
Canadian Models ONLY
Position 1
Position 3
D
C
Push down on
the bottom of the
seat using your
full weight.
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
buckle
storage
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur,
Route ONLY the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt
through the vehicle belt slots C on the carrier. In vehicles
with a lap and shoulder belt D, DO NOT route the
shoulder belt through the belt slots. Instead, let it lay
across the vehicle seat back, as shown.
IMPORTANT: Some ELR vehicle belts can be switched so
that they lock when tightened. It may not be necessary to
use a locking clip in these situations. To obtain and install a
locking clip, refer to p. 36. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual
to determine which type of belt retractor is in the vehicle.
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in loose restraint straps.
• Strangulation Hazard: Child can strangle
loose or undone.
Never leave child in carrier when straps are
child
and suffocate your child. Never place this
• The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
restraint on beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
• Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
• Pull up on the child restraint when locking
it is securely fastened into the base.
• DO NOT USE WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS!
at
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
Rear of Vehicle
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
25805686 5/15
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur,
in loose restraint straps.
• Strangulation Hazard: Child can strangle
loose or undone.
Never leave child in carrier when straps are
and suffocate your child. Never place this child
• The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
restraint on beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
• Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
• Pull up on the child restraint when locking
it is securely fastened into the base.
• DO NOT USE WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS!
at
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
Rear of Vehicl
e
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
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Squeeze both handle releases C and move the handle
to the travel position: Position 3 (U.S. models ONLY) or
Position 1 (Canadian models ONLY) until it locks in place.
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5
Securing the Child in the Carrier
A
buckle
storage
The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
and suffocate your child. Never place this
child
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
Pull up on the child restraint when locking
F
WARNING!
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur,
in loose restraint straps.
• Strangulation Hazard: Child can strangle
loose or undone.
Never leave child in carrier when straps are
child
and suffocate your child. Never place this
• The child restraint can roll over on soft surfaces
restraint on beds, sofas, or other soft surfaces.
of counter tops, tables, or other elevated
• Never place this child restraint near the edges
accident
the child restraint to slide. • To prevent an
surfaces. The child's movements can cause
in any position in a shopping cart.
or injury to your child, never place child restraint to base to ensure
on
• Pull up on the child restraint when locking
it is securely fastened into the base.
• DO NOT USE WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS!
at
If the owner’s manual is missing, call ParentLink
1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
Rear of Vehicle
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
at
Rear of Vehicl
e
When used without the base,
arrow MUST be level with the
ground.
1-937-773-3971 (Canada)
for a free replacement.
25805686 5/15
25805686 5/15
If the level line A is not level with the ground, use a
tightly rolled towel or small blanket F beneath the front
edge of the child restraint to provide enough recline for
an infant’s head to lie back comfortably.
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.
6
1
Slide each harness strap over
the child’s shoulders.
Install Locking Clip (not
included), if necessary.
If your vehicle was built
prior to model year 1996,
and has a lap/shoulder belt
13 mm
that is equipped with an
(0.5 in.)
emergency locking retractor
(ELR) AND sliding latch plate,
you MUST use a Locking
Clip.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to identify which
vehicle belt system is in your vehicle. If your vehicle is
model year 1996 or newer, it likely has a vehicle belt
system that can be locked when tightened, and will not
require use of a Locking Clip.
Consult your vehicle owner’s manual before installing
a locking clip.
If your vehicle requires a Locking Clip, please call
ParentLink at 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or 1-937-773-3971
(Canada), or 01-800-706-12-00 (Mexico) to obtain a
Locking Clip and instructions on how to install and use it.
Locking Clip
installed properly
Place the baby into the carrier. Baby’s bottom and back
should be flat against the seat. If there is a gap, baby will not
be comfortable.
WARNING
• Remove Locking Clip from vehicle seat belt when not used with
a child restraint, or the vehicle seat belt will not properly restrain
an adult or child. Serious injury could occur.
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ARMPIT LEVEL
2
Insert the buckle tongues into
the buckle. Pull up on the
harness straps to ensure the
buckle tongues are engaged.
ARM
PIT L
EVEL
IMPORTANT: The crotch strap should ALWAYS be as close
as possible to, but NEVER under, the child’s bottom. Adjust
the crotch strap if necessary (p. 42).
The waist straps should ALWAYS be as close as possible to,
but NEVER under, the child’s legs. Adjust the waist straps if
necessary (p. 44).
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Removing the Child from the Carrier
3
1
A
PIT
ARM
A
EL
LEV
VEL
ARMPIT LE
Align the two sides of the
chest clip A and snap
them together. The chest
clip must be positioned at
armpit level.
4
PIT
ARM
EL
LEV
bu
sto ckl
rag e
e
The harness straps must be
snug against the child.
A snug strap should not
allow any slack. It lies in
a relatively straight line
without sagging. It does
not press on the child’s flesh
or push the child’s body
into an unnatural position.
Check the harness straps
near the shoulders for
slack. You should NOT be
able to pinch the harness
(see illustration). Adjust as
needed.
2
B
3
Push the release button B
and pull the chest clip
apart.
D
AR
bu
sto ckle
rag
e
EVE
MP
IT L
buckle
storage
L
C
B
Press the red buckle
release A, and remove
the buckle tongues.
To loosen the harness
straps, press the harness
release button C while
pulling upward on the
harness straps D.
To tighten the harness straps, pull the harness adjuster
strap B on front of the restraint, as shown.
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39
Changing the Harness Position
As your child grows, you will need to change the harness
strap position so they are routed through the slots closest
to the child’s shoulders. The shoulder harness straps should
ALWAYS be as close as possible to, but NEVER above the
child’s shoulders.
kle e
buc rag
sto
1
4
Insert both harness straps
A into the new harness
position slots.
IMPORTANT: When
inserting harness straps
through the slots in the seat
pad, make sure you route
them correctly through their
corresponding slots in the
seat shell.
ARMP
IT LEVEL
buckle e
storag
EL
LEV
PIT
ARM
bu
sto ckl
rag e
e
A
Loosen the harness straps
A by pressing the harness
release button B while
pulling on the straps.
A
B
buck
stora le
ge
5
Attach the harness straps A
to the splitter plate C.
A
2
C
Slide the harness strap off
of the splitter plate C.
WARNING
C
Make sure both harness straps are
installed completely on the splitter
plate, as shown. Failure to properly
attach the harness straps to the splitter
plate may result in a loose harness and
serious injury or death to your child.
6
3
kle e
buc rag
sto
ARMP
IT LEVEL
buckle e
storag
A
40
buckle
storage
Pull both harness straps A
through the front of the
child restraint.
D
Tighten the harness straps by pulling the adjustment strap
D on front of the restraint.
Note: Final adjustment of the harness straps must be
completed with the baby in the child restraint.
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Changing the Crotch Strap Position
As your child grows, you will need to change the crotch strap
position so that it is in the slot closest to your child. The
crotch strap should ALWAYS be as close as possible to, but
NEVER under, the child’s bottom.
Crotch Strap in the Rear Slot
1
To reposition crotch strap,
loosen the harness straps
(p. 39) and move the strap
A out of the way.
ckle e
buorag
st
A
buckle
age
stor
ARMPIT
LEVEL
B
Remove the crotch strap anchor B from its position on the
bottom of the carrier, and push the anchor up through the
slot to the top of the seat.
2
ckle e
buorag
st
ARMPIT
Crotch Strap in the Middle Slot
LEVEL
e
buckl
e
storag
ckle e
buorag
st
ARMPIT
LEVEL
Insert the crotch strap
anchor B into the slot
that is the closest to the
child, but NEVER under
the child’s bottom.
kle
bucrag
e
sto
B
Make sure the anchor is completely through and is lying
flat against the bottom of the seat. Pull up on the crotch
strap to make sure it is securely fastened.
Crotch Strap in the Front Slot
ckle e
buorag
st
ARMPIT
LEVEL
buckle
age
stor
42
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Changing the Waist Strap Position
As your child grows, you will need to change the waist strap
position so that it is in the slot closest to your child. The waist
strap should ALWAYS be as close as possible to, but NEVER
under, the child’s legs.
Outer
Inner
Middle
Outer
Middle
Inner
1.8 - 2.7 kg
Inner
(4 - 6 lbs)
2.7 - 9 kg
Medium (6 - 20 lbs) Middle
Larger
Unhook the front of the
child restraint’s seat pad and
move it out of the way to
expose the waist strap slots
and anchors.
Remove the waist strap
anchor C from its position
on top of the seat, and push
the anchor down through
the slot to the bottom of
the seat. Then push anchor
up through the slot to the
top of the seat pad. Repeat
on other side.
Waist Strap
Position:
Approximate
Child Size:
Small
3
9 - 15.8 kg
(20 - 35 lbs) Outer
C
1
EL
LEV
PIT
ARM
B
buck
stora le
ge
4
2
Push the crotch strap B
through the slot in the seat
pad
ckle e
buorag
st
ARMPIT
bu
sto ckl
rag e
e
A
To reposition waist straps,
loosen the harness straps
A by pressing the harness
release button B while
pulling on the harness
straps.
LEVEL
e
buckl
e
storag
B
Push the anchor down through the appropriate slot to
the bottom of the seat. Then push anchor up through the
appropriate slot to the top of the seat.
Note: See images (pp. 46 and 47) to find the appropriate
waist strap slots for your child’s size.
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45
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buorag
st
WARNING:
2570xxxxx
Keep for future use.
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) With Back
© Evenflo Compan Inc.
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
WARNING:
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
2570xxxxx
Child Restraint System
Keep for future use.
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) With Back
© Evenflo Compan Inc.
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
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© Evenflo Compan Inc.
To reduce the risk of serious injury
or death, read this owner’s manual prior
to installing and using this child restraint.
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Child Restraint System
Owner’s Manual
18 to 49.8 kg
(40 to 110 lbs)
110 to 145 cm
(43.3 to 57 in) With Back
Para instrucciones en Español,
llamar al: 1-800-233-5921.
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Connector Assembly
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1
Tilt and slide the adjuster
to loosen the lower anchor
connector assembly.
Adjuster Release
Button
Or
Adjuster
2
Press the adjuster release
button to loosen the lower
anchor connector assembly
When the lower anchor connector assembly is not in use, you
MUST securely store it in the area provided on the bottom of
the base.
Make sure the lower anchor connector assembly strap is
routed through the belt path H on top of the base. Then
attach the hooks I or clips J to the posts K located on
each side of the storage area beneath the base.
A loose lower anchor assembly connector harness and hook
may injure your child.
H
The lower anchor connector that comes with your
child restraint will be one of the types below.
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To remove the hook C,
press the tab D and
twist, then remove from
anchor E.
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To remove the clip F,
pull the red release
strap G and remove clip
from anchor E.
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General Information about SensorSafe TM
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. 52).
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Chest Clip Transmitter
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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General Information about SensorSafe TM
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.
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 License-exempt
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.
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Using SensorSafe
1
Using SensorSafe
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.
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Drive the vehicle.
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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WARNING
Using as an Infant Carrier
Secure the child in the carrier by following “Securing the
Child in the Carrier” on page 37.
Position 4
• NEVER place this carrier near the edges of counter tops,
tables, or other high surfaces. The child’s movements can
cause the carrier to slide and fall.
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• NEVER leave the child in this carrier when the harness
straps are loose or undone. Children have STRANGLED in
loose or partially buckled harness straps. Fully restrain the
child even when carrier is outside the vehicle.
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To use as a stand: Squeeze both handle releases and
rotate the handle to Position 4 (Stand) until it locks into
place and the carrier rests on a level surface.
Position 1
• NEVER place the carrier
in any position in a
shopping cart.
The carrier may fall from
the cart and your child
may be injured.
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To use as a carrier: Squeeze both handle releases and
rotate the handle to Position 1 (Carry) until it locks into
place. Carry at your side, using the handle as shown.
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IMPORTANT
The harness MUST be
securely buckled at all
times.
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Securing Your Child Restraint in Aircraft
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends
that you secure your child for air travel in an appropriate
child restraint based on your child’s weight and size.
Turbulence can happen with little or no warning. When
turbulence occurs, the safest place for your child is
in a properly installed child restraint, not in an
adult’s lap or on the aircraft seat with its seat
belt. Keeping your child in a child restraint during the
flight will help ensure your family arrives safely at your
destination.
Installing Carrier without Convenience
Base in Aircraft
IMPORTANT Before installing the child restraint, make sure
the aircraft seat is in a fully upright position.
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Please note that these FAA recommendations
may vary from those applicable to the use of
your child restraint in a motor vehicle.
IMPORTANT
You must use the internal harness when installing the
child restraint in aircraft.
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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.
Aircraft
Seat Belt
Place the child restraint on the aircraft seat rear-facing, as
shown above.
2
DO NOT use the convenience base when installing
child restraint in aircraft.
In order to comply with the FAA regulation for Portable
Electronic Devices (PED), the SensorSafe Chest Clip
MUST be unfastened before take-off.
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Note: After landing, fasten the SensorSafe Chest Clip
before removing the SafeMax Infant Car Seat from the
Aircraft seat.
Position 3
A
Squeeze both handle releases A and move the handle to
Position 3.
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Installing Carrier without Convenience
Base in Aircraft
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Installing Carrier without Convenience
Base in Aircraft
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Route the aircraft seat belt B through the belt slots C on the
carrier, as shown above.
The aircraft seat belt B must be as tight as possible. Route
the excess seat belt strap D back through the belt slots
C, as shown above. Using your full weight, push the child
restraint firmly onto the aircraft seat while pulling on the
excess seat belt strap to tighten.
Check your work. Try to move the child restraint in all
directions. If you can move the child restraint more than
25 mm (1 in.) side-to-side or front to back at the belt path
C, the aircraft seat belt B is not tight enough, and you
MUST install again until the seat belt is tight.
Position 1
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Squeeze both handle
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As a final step, unfasten the chest clip (p. 39).
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.
Note: After landing, fasten the SensorSafe Chest Clip before
removing the SafeMax Infant Car Seat from the Aircraft seat.
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To remove the optional
harness covers B, follow
steps for Changing the
Harness Position (p. 40). After
Step 3, slide harness covers
off harness straps. Continue
with Steps 4 through 6.
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Insert front canopy end A into the holder B until it clicks
into place. Repeat on the other side.
To reattach harness covers B,
follow steps for Changing the
Harness Position (p. 40). After
Step 3, slide harness covers
over harness straps. Continue
with Steps 4 through 6.
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Not available on all models. Styles may vary.
IMPORTANT: The shoulder harness straps should ALWAYS
be as close as possible to, but NEVER above, the child’s
shoulders.
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The optional head pillow
and/or body pillow A is
used to help support your
child by placing it in the
restraint, as shown.
3
To remove the optional
buckle cover C, press the
red buckle release under the
buckle cover, and remove
buckle tongues. Pull buckle
cover off the buckle.
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WARNING
Support the child’s head. Infants may have difficulty
breathing when in a sitting position. Using additional
padding or pillows behind the infant’s head, or failure to
properly recline the child restraint could increase the child’s
risk of serious injury or death.
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To reattach the buckle cover
C press the red buckle
release, and remove buckle
tongues. Push the buckle
cover onto the buckle.
IMPORTANT: The crotch strap should ALWAYS be as close
as possible to, but NEVER under, the child’s bottom. Adjust
the crotch strap if necessary (p. 42).
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Removing the Seat Pad
Push both harness straps
through seat pad.
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Move handle to Position 4 (p. 17).
Unfasten chest clip and crotch buckle (p. 39).
Remove crotch buckle cover (p. 61).
Remove harness straps from splitter plate on back of
child restraint (p. 40).
• Pull harness straps to front of child restraint (p. 40).
• Remove harness covers and body pillow (p. 61).
Push crotch buckle through
seat pad.
Remove two J-clips A from
front of child restraint and
pull bottom of seat pad off
front of child restraint.
Push seat pad up and over
child restraint.
A
Remove J-clips B from both
sides of child restraint.
B
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C
Unfasten Velcro® C on back
of canopy and pull canopy
forward.
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To replace seat pad, reverse these steps.
Note: Make sure to place harness strap in the same
harness and waist slots as before. Make sure to place the
crotch buckle in the same slot as before.
Slide I-clips D down and out
of slots E on both sides of
child restraint.
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Slide I-clips F down and out
of slots G on top of child
restraint.
WARNING
Make sure both harness straps are
installed completely on the splitter
plate, as shown (p. 41). Failure to
properly attach the harness straps to
the splitter plate may result in a loose
harness and serious injury or death to your child.
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Replacement Parts
Proper Disposal of this Child Restraint
Not available on all models. Styles may vary.
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 order replacement parts you can order online at
www.evenflo.com or contact Evenflo. When you contact
us, please have the product model number and date of
manufacture (found on the back of the child restraint).
Buckle Cover
Harness Cover
Head Foam
(Canada only)
EPS Foam
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.
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Harness System
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Lower Anchor
Connector Assembly
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Limited Warranty
For a period of 90 days from the original purchase of
this Product, Evenflo warrants to the original end user
(“Purchaser”) this Product (including any accessories)
against defects in material or workmanship. Evenflo’s sole
obligation under this express limited warranty shall be, at
Evenflo’s option, to repair or replace any Product that is
determined to be defective by Evenflo and determined to
be covered by this warranty.
Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is
the exclusive remedy of the Purchaser. Proof of purchase
in the form of a receipted invoice or bill of sale evidencing
that the Product is within the warranty period must
be presented to obtain warranty service. This express
limited warranty is extended by Evenflo ONLY to the
original Purchaser of the Product and is not assignable or
transferable to subsequent purchasers or end users of the
Product. For warranty service, contact Evenflo’s ParentLink
Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 (U.S.),
(937) 773-3971 (Canada), or 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.
www.evenflo.com
USA: 1-800-233-5921, 8 AM – 5 PM E.T.
Canada: 1-937-773-3971
México: 01-800-706-12-00