User Guide
SureFit
Infant Car Seat
4-35 lb (1.8-15.9 kg) 32 in. (81.3 cm) or less
4358-7122
© 2016 Dorel Juvenile. All Rights Reserved.
A. Before You Begin...................................Pages 3-8
D. General Vehicle Information ..............Pages 32-39
A-1 Dorel Juvenile Group Information
A-2 Registration and Safety Notices
A-3 Understanding Your Child Restraint
D-1
D-2
D-3
D-4
D-5
Vehicle Seating Position
Choosing Lower Anchor or Vehicle Belts
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Aircraft Information
Storing Lower Anchor Belt
B. Safety Information...............................Pages 9-10
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
B-3 Child Restraint Use
E. Installing Rear Facing............................Pages 40-51
E-1 Rear Facing Installation with Base
E-2 Installing Base with Lower Anchor Belt
E-3 Installing Base with Vehicle Belts
C. Basic Use...........................................Pages 11-31
E-4 Rear Facing Installation without Base
C-1
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-6
C-7
C-8
C-9
C-10
C-11
C-12
E-5 Installing Child Restraint with Vehicle Belts
Remove and Install the Carrier to Base
Canopy Use and Installation
Carrier Use
Child Restraint Use
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child
Securing Child in Child Restraint
Removing Child from Child Restraint
Reclining the Base
Removing Harness System
Removing Pad for Cleaning
Installing Harness System
Accessories on Select Models
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General Information ................................. Pages 52-58
Using a Locking Clip
Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts Order Form
Warranty
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A-1 Dorel Juvenile Group Information
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.safety1st.com
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Care Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
Please complete the postage-paid registration card that came
with your child restraint, and send it to us. Child restraints
could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this
restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address,
email address if available, the restraint’s model number, and
manufacturing date to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Care Department
PO Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
or call 1-800-544-1108 or register online at www.djgusa.
com/registration/carseat/us.
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.
Model
Number
Line
Code
Manufacture
Date
Example of model number, manufacture date, and line code.
1-800-544-1108
8 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
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A. Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing this child restraint. The DJG family
is committed to creating child restraints with the most
comfort and convenience available today.
Remember, parents are a child’s first teachers and examples. If you always buckle your seat belt, your child will
think it is the natural thing to do. Make it a firm rule that
the vehicle does not go until everyone is buckled up. Make
no exceptions.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will prevent
injury or death in a particular crash. However, when combined with careful driving, proper use of a child restraint
can lower a child’s risk of injury or death in most crashes.
Your child’s safety is worth the time it will take to read and
follow these instructions. After reading, if you still have
questions or have any concerns with this child restraint,
please contact our Consumer Care Department at:
A-2 Registration and Safety Notices
If you don’t have the card or if your
address changes, you will find the model
number, manufacture date, and line code
on the label located on side of shell.
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Back View
A-3 Understanding Your Child Restraint
Front View
B.
J.
H.
I.
C.
K.
C.
D.
H. Angle Indicator
I. Carrier (shell)
J. Base Release Handle
K. Removable Base
E.
Harness System Detail
F.
G.
L. Chest Clip
L.
M. Harness Straps
M.
A. Canopy
E. Harness Release
Lever (under flap)
B. Carry Handle
F. Harness Adjustment
Strap
C. Handle Adjustment
Button
D. Infant Insert
(on select models)
N.
O.
N. Buckle Tongue
O. Buckle
N.
P. Buckle Strap
P.
Q. Buckle Strap Slots
Q.
G. Base Adjustment
Button
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A. Before You Begin
A.
Bottom of Carrier
Top of Base
B.
H.
I.
C.
J.
D.
D.
E.
F.
G.
A. Base Release Lever
E. Splitter Plate
B. Harness Slots
F. Instruction Manual
Storage
C. Harness Straps
H. Base Belt Path
Openings
J. Lower Anchor Belt
I. Base/Carrier Lock Bar
G. Harness Adjustment
Strap
D. Base Attachment
Hooks
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A. Before You Begin
A.
B-1 Vehicle Seating Position
Never place a child rear facing
in a seating position with an active
frontal airbag.
Check the vehicle owner’s manual for more
information about airbag/child restraint use.
For vehicles without a back seat, refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual.
Check the vehicle belt or lower anchor belt
before each use. Use only if the belt is tightened
properly and securely.
This child restraint should be securely belted
in the vehicle even when not in use. In a crash
or sudden stop, an unsecured child restraint
could injure occupants.
Do not use a child restraint that has been in
a crash. You must get a new child restraint.
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Never take your child out of the child
restraint while the vehicle is moving.
Never leave child unattended.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
Do not use a child restraint with damaged
or missing parts.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged
harnesses.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify the
child restraint in any way.
Do not use any child restraint accessory
except those approved by Dorel Juvenile
Group.
Never allow any child to play with this
child restraint; it is not a toy.
Do not remove or cover up any of the
warning labels or other labels on the child
restraint.
Read all instructions for additional
warnings.
On the back of the child restraint there is
a date of manufacture label. Do not use this
child restraint more than 8 years after the date
of manufacture.
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B. Safety Information
B-2 Installation in Vehicle
B-3 Child Restraint Use
C-1 Remove and Install the Carrier to Base
C-2 Canopy Use and Installation
To Adjust Canopy
To Remove Carrier
from Base
From the back of the
carrier, pull the base
release handle out and lift
the carrier out of the base.
Grasp the front of the
canopy and move it
forwards or backwards to
desired location.
Remove Canopy
Press on canopy tab
locks on canopy posts as
shown. Pull canopy hoop
off posts. Remove plastic
strip from canopy.
To Attach Carrier to
Base
Failure to securely attach carrier to base can
result in serious injury or death.
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Completely thread the
plastic strip through the
tunnel in front edge of the
canopy.
2. Attach Canopy to
Carrier
Fit back of canopy over
back of carrier.
Snap each plastic strip
end to each canopy post.
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C. Basic Use
Align the notches in the
front of carrier with the
base lock bar.
Push down firmly to lock.
You will hear a “click”
when it is locked.
Pull up on carrier to make
sure it is locked.
1. To Install Canopy
C-3 Carrier Use
To Adjust Carrying
Handle
Squeeze both adjustment
buttons on each side of
handle.
Rotate up or down to
desired location.
Release buttons.
Make sure both handle
adjuster buttons are
locked.
Carry handle MUST be
upright AND locked
when carrying and when
installed in the vehicle.
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Read ALL instructions before using child
restraint as a carrier.
NEVER use carrier unless child is properly
secured.
Use only as a carrier by children weighing
4-35 pounds (1.8-15.9 kg) and 32 inches
(81.3 cm) or less.
NEVER leave child unattended. Always keep
child within arm’s reach.
Suffocation Hazard: Infant carrier can roll
over on soft surfaces and suffocate child.
NEVER place carrier on beds, sofas or other
soft surfaces.
Strangulation Hazard: Children have
STRANGLED in loose or partially buckled
harness straps. Fully restrain the child
even when carrier is used outside the
vehicle.
Fall Hazard: Child’s movement can slide
carrier. NEVER place carrier near edges
of counter tops, tables or other elevated
surfaces.
Do not use the carrier if it is damaged or
broken, or if any parts are missing.
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C. Basic Use
DO NOT use in the
seating area or
across the top of
shopping carts.
WARNING:
C-4 Child Restraint Use
Your child’s height, weight, and age determine how your child
restraint should be placed in the vehicle.
Children up to 1 year of age must ride rear facing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that
children should remain rear facing until they are at least
2 years old.
Please talk to your doctor about the best option for your child.
This child restraint must always be used rear facing.
WARNING: Verify your child’s weight and height
(do not guess) before using the child restraint.
4-35 lb (1.8-15.9 kg)
and 32 in. (81.3 cm) or
less
Rear Facing with base:
Child and child restraint with
base face the back of the
vehicle and are placed in the
back seat.
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You MUST make these adjustments with your child
before you install the child restraint in the vehicle.
1. To Remove Carrier
from Base
From the back of the
carrier, pull the base
release handle out and
lift the carrier out of the
base.
2. Loosen Harness
Push down on the harness
release lever (under flap
on the front of restraint)
while pulling out on the
harness as shown.
3. Release Chest Clip
Press on chest clip
release button and pull
apart.
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C. Basic Use
4-35 lb (1.8-15.9 kg)
and 32 in. (81.3 cm) or
less
Rear Facing without
base:
Child and child restraint
without base face the back
of the vehicle and are placed
in the back seat.
C-5 Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
4. Unbuckle Harness
Press red button.
Pull buckle tongues out.
Place harness straps out
of the way.
5. Place Child in Child
Restraint
Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
restraint.
This will allow the harness
straps to be properly
tightened.
a. For small infants, skip to
step c.
Insert the buckle’s metal
retainer through the
desired slot.
Make sure that the buckle
is facing out.
b. Pull up on buckle strap to
make sure it is secured.
The buckle must not
pull out.
6. Check Buckle
Position
Determine which of the
available buckle positions
will provide a snug fit for
your child.
Remove child.
From under the seat,
rotate the metal retainer
then insert retainer up
through the carrier and
pad.
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c. Buckle Placement for
Small Infants
Choose the slot closest to
the back of the restraint.
Push metal retainer
through the pad and
carrier.
Make sure that the buckle
is facing out.
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C. Basic Use
7. To Change Buckle
Position
Failure to reinstall the harness system
correctly can result in serious injury or
death.
d. From the bottom, pull the
metal retainer through the
carrier and insert it into
the middle slot.
e. From the front, lift pad up
and place the buckle’s
metal retainter flush on
bottom of the carrier.
Replace the pad.
8. Check Harness Height
With child in the child
restraint, check the
location of the harness
slot.
Follow the guidelines
below to determine the
correct harness height.
Rear-Facing Position
Harness straps MUST be at or
slightly below the shoulders.
If the lowest shoulder harness
slots are above the child’s
shoulders, do not use this child
restraint.
9. To Change Harness
Location
f. Pull up on buckle strap to
make sure it is secured.
The buckle must not pull
out.
With harness system
loose, from the back,
remove harness from the
splitter plate.
restraint, pull harness
straps out.
Failure to reinstall the harness system
correctly can result in serious injury or
death.
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C. Basic Use
10. From the front of child
11. Rethread harness into new
harness slot location.
Make sure harness straps
do not twist.
C-6 Securing Child in Child Restraint
1. Position Harness
Straps Over the
Child’s Shoulders
12. Attach Harness Straps
to Splitter Plate
From the back of the
child restraint, fit the
harness strap loops onto
the splitter plate.
The sewn end of the
harness strap loops
MUST face towards you.
DO NOT twist harness straps or harness adjustment
strap and make sure the harness straps are
COMPLETELY ON the splitter plate.
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Push each buckle tongue
into buckle until you hear
a “click.”
Pull up on harness straps
to make sure buckle is
locked.
3. Close Chest Clip
Insert right half of chest
clip into left half and snap
together.
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C. Basic Use
Do not use this child restraint if the
top of your child’s head is within
1 in. (2.5 cm) from the top of the
child restraint.
Make sure the harness height is correct for
your child’s size.
Make sure you have reinstalled the harness
system correctly.
Failure to follow these steps can result in
serious injury or death.
2. Buckle Harness
4. Tighten Harness
Pull on harness
adjustment strap to
tighten harness snugly.
NOTE: 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.
6. Position Chest Clip
The chest clip must be
placed at mid-chest (even
with armpits) and away
from the child’s neck.
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness system
correctly may allow the child to be ejected from the
child restraint in a crash or sudden stop causing
serious injury or death.
Do not mistake comfort for safety. Harness system
must be snugly adjusted.
5. Check Harness
Tightness
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C. Basic Use
Try to pinch the harness
at the shoulders vertically
between index finger and
thumb.
If you can pinch the
harness strap, tighten
more.
If your fingers slip off, the
harness is tight enough.
DO NOT put snowsuits or bulky
garments on your child when
placing them in the child restraint.
Bulky clothing can prevent the
harness straps from being tightened properly.
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C-7 Removing Child From Child Restraint
1. Loosen Harness
C-8 Reclining the Base
The base has multiple recline positions. Use any of these to
help you achieve the recline angle needed for the weight of
your child.
Push down on the
harness release lever
(under flap on the front of
restraint) while pulling out
on the harness as shown.
Push in on the base
adjustment button and
either lift or lower front of
base.
C-9 Removing Harness System
2. Release Chest Clip
1. Remove Harness
Straps from Splitter
Plate
Press on chest clip
release button and pull
apart.
Fully loosen harness
straps. Locate splitter
plate on the back of
the child restraint and
unfasten the harness
straps.
2. Remove Harness
Straps
Press red button.
Pull buckle tongues out.
Place harness straps out
of the way.
Remove child.
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(1) Pull harness through
the upper harness slots
3
from the front.
(2) Unthread harness
from the chest clip.
(3) Do not unbuckle
the buckle. Unthread
harness from the buckle tongues.
You do not need to fully remove the harness strap from
the shell.
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C. Basic Use
3. Unbuckle Harness
C-10 Removing Pad for Cleaning
You must remove the harness system to remove the
pad from the shell. See section C-9.
1. Release the Pad Tabs
Cleaning Pad
Machine wash separately with cold water on a gentle
cycle. Do not use bleach. Tumble dry separately for
10-12 minutes on low heat. Remove immediately.
Spot clean the harness straps.
To release the tab, pull
down on the pad and pull
the tab out of the carrier.
Depending on your model,
unhook pad from the tabs at
the top of the carrier (A).
A
Do not use child restraint without the pad.
Replace child restraint pad by reversing order:
Starting from top of the child restraint, slip pad on shell.
Pull buckle and harness adjustment strap through pad.
Slip pad over front of shell.
Attach all of the tabs on the sides of shell.
Rethread harness (see section C-11).
2. Remove Pad from Top
and Bottom
C. Basic Use
3. Pull Buckle Through
Pad
Remove pad.
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C-11 Installing Harness System
1. Thread Harness Strap
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2
If you have fully removed
the harness strap from
the child restraint, (1)
with sewn end of the
harness strap loop
facing the buckle, thread
the harness strap down
through lower harness slot
on left side of shell.
(2) Weave the harness
in and out of the shell,
between shell and pad, as
shown.
3. Attach Harness Straps
to Splitter Plate
From the back of the
child restraint, fit the
harness strap loops onto
the splitter plate.
The sewn end of the
harness strap loops
MUST face towards you.
DO NOT twist harness straps or harness adjustment
strap and make sure the harness straps are
COMPLETELY ON the splitter plate.
2. Take both ends of the
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5
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Failure to reinstall the harness system
can result in serious injury or death.
C. Basic Use
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harness strap and make
them even in length.
The sewn ends of the
harness strap loops
MUST face each other as
shown.
(3) Thread left harness
strap through the back
of the left buckle tongue.
Repeat for right harness
strap.
(4) Thread the chest clip
from front to back as
shown.
(5) Push harness ends
through upper harness
slots at same height.
DO NOT twist harness
straps.
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C-12 Accessories on Select Models
Infant insert MUST NOT cover
the infant’s face in any way.
Remove the insert when the
infant’s head has reached the
top, inside part of the insert.
To remove this insert, undo the
fastening strips and slide the insert out. Reverse steps to
replace support.
To Remove Upper Infant
Insert
PUSH
Loosen the harness straps.
Unthread the harness from
the splitter plate. Pull harness
through the upper harness
slots and remove the insert.
Rethread the harness straps
and connect them to the splitter plate. Reverse to install the
infant insert. NOTE: Make sure slots in the insert are aligned
with harness slots in shell that are in use.
To Remove Lower Infant
Insert
PUSH
Loosen the harness straps and
unbuckle the buckle and chest
clip. Unthread the harness
from the splitter plate. Pull
harness through the upper
harness slots. Push the buckle, chest clip and harness strap
through the slots in lower infant insert. Remove buckle by
inserting the buckle’s metal retainer up through the child
restraint and pad. Remove the insert.
Replace the buckle. Rethread the harness straps and
connect them to the splitter plate. Reverse to install the
infant insert.
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Never place a child rear facing in a seating
position with an active frontal air bag.
Check the vehicle owner’s manual for more information about air bag/child restraint use.
Use the child restraint only on vehicle
seats that face forward.
Do not use on seats that face the sides or
rear of the vehicle.
Use the center seating position if possible.
For vehicles without a back seat, refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual.
If you are not sure where to place the child restraint in your vehicle,
consult your vehicle owner’s manual, contact Dorel Juvenile Group
Consumer Care Department or visit your local Child Passenger
Inspection Station. Go to http://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.
htm to find your closest station.
Children are safer when properly restrained in rear seating
positions than in the front
seating positions.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration information, children in rear seating positions are
statistically safer, whether you have air bags, advanced air
bags, or no air bags at all.
To avoid your child being seriously burned, take the following precautions:
1. Park in the shade or where sun does not directly hit the child
restraint.
2. Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket when not in
use.
3. Check for hot seat and buckles before placing child in child
restraint.
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from damage, use
a single layer towel underneath and behind child restraint.
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D. General Vehicle Information
Infant Insert
D-1 Vehicle Seating Position
D-2 Choosing Lower Anchor or Vehicle Belts
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different than
those pictured here.
Lower Anchor Bars
Seat Bight
D. General Vehicle Information
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different than
those pictured here.
The LATCH System
Vehicle Belts
The lower anchors of LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is a universal system for installing child
restraints without using vehicle seat belts.
The lower anchor system can ONLY be used in vehicles that
have the lower anchor bars installed and designated LATCH
seating positions.
Most vehicles manufactured after September 2002 are
equipped with lower anchor bars.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see which seating
positions may be equipped with the LATCH system.
If lower anchors are not an option, you must use the vehicle seat belt system to install the child restraint.
There are some vehicle belts that will not work with a child
restraint or will require special attention.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual for specific instructions.
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WARNINGS: When used correctly the lower anchor belt
or vehicle belts are equally safe. Do not use both the lower
anchor belt and vehicle belt at the same time.
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D-3 Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
1. You MUST Review Your
Vehicle Owner’s Manual
Your vehicle owner’s manual
will let you know what vehicle
belts and seating positions child
restraints can be installed in.
2. Determine How the Child
Restraint Will Be Locked Into
Place
The vehicle belt MUST NOT loosen
after tightening.
This means there needs to be a
way to lock the vehicle belt.
The ways this can be done are:
• By using the seat belt’s retractor; or
• By using the seat belt’s latch plate.
3. Check the Retractor
Retractors pull seat belts into
stored positions and lock the belt
to hold passengers in place.
A retractor is most likely how you
will be locking a child restraint into
place.
See the next page for some common types of vehicle belt retractors that will work with this child restraint.
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Switchable Retractor
(most vehicles have this type)
This retractor can be switched to a locking mode.
You MUST have the retractor in the locking mode to use the
seat belt with this child restraint.
Switching to locking mode: Slowly pull the shoulder belt
all the way out, then let it go back in an inch or two.
As it goes back, in you will most likely hear a ratcheting
sound.
Gently pull the belt to see if it has locked. You will not be able
to pull any more belt out if the lock has engaged.
Automatic Locking Retractor
This retractor always locks.
It will automatically lock after slowly pulling the seat belt out
at least halfway and letting the belt go back into the retractor
an inch or two.
Emergency Locking Retractor
See Step 4, “Check
the Latch Plates,”
on next page.
If the retractor does not lock, it is most likely an Emergency
Locking Retractor. These retractors only lock during a sudden
stop or collision.
You will need to determine if your seat belt’s latch plate can
lock the belt. See Step 4, “Check the Latch Plates,” on next
page.
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D. General Vehicle Information
Not all vehicle belts and seating positions will work with
child restraints. Please follow the following steps to understand how to lock a child restraint with a vehicle belt.
Types of Retractors
4. Check the Latch Plates
Emergency Locking
Retractor with a
Sliding Latch Plate
Never Use With This Child Restraint
D-4 Aircraft Information
This restraint is certified for aircraft use.
Install the child restraint in a window seat to
avoid blocking the aisle. If the aircraft lap belt
is too short, ask the flight attendant for a belt
extender.
Use only on forward facing aircraft seats.
Contact the airline for their specific policies.
Rear Facing Aircraft Installation
For rear facing without base installation follow section E-4.
Some airlines may ask to see a
label stating that this child restraint
is certified for aircraft use.
There is an airplane certification
label located on the back of this
child restraint as shown.
Emergency Locking Retractor Lap Only Belt
Inflatable Seat Belts
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D. General Vehicle Information
Locking Latch Plate
Latch plates are the part of
the seat belt that goes into the
buckle.
Hold the lap belt with one hand
and with your other hand grasp the
tongue of the latch plate (the part
that goes inside the buckle). Pull
the latch plate straight out in line
with the lap belt.
If the latch plate does not slide up
and down the vehicle belt, it is a
locking latch plate.
If the latch plate slides up and
down the vehicle belt, it is a sliding
latch plate.
Sliding latch plates easily slip
between the lap and shoulder portions of the belt.
If you have an Emergency Locking Retractor with a Sliding Latch
Plate, you MUST use a locking clip
to install the child restraint. See
pages 52-54.
D-5 Storing Lower Anchor
E-1 Rear Facing Installation with Base
Failure to securely store the lower anchor
belts can result in serious injury or death.
Attach Lower Anchor
Hooks to Bars in
Storage Location
Lap Belt
Lower Anchor Belt
E. Installing Rear Facing
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Never place a child rear facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag. This can result in serious
injury or death.
This child restraint must always face the rear
of the vehicle.
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E-2 Installing Base with Lower Anchor
Belt
NOTE: Review your vehicle owner’s manual for lower
anchor belt use.
Thread lower anchor hooks
through belt path openings.
4. Attach Lower Anchor
Hooks to Vehicle
Anchors
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
1. Place Base in Vehicle
Rear Facing
Center the base between
the vehicle anchors in the
chosen seating position.
2. Remove Lower
Anchor from Storage
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5. Tighten Belt
Push base down FIRMLY
on the base and towards
the vehicle seat while
pulling up on the belt to
tighten.
6. Tuck Loose End of
Belt
You MUST tuck loose end
of the lower anchor belt
back through the belt
path hole.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
Do not use lower anchor along with the vehicle
lap or lap/shoulder belt.
Check lower anchor belt before each use. Use
only if the belt can be tightened properly and
securely.
Do not fasten multiple lower anchor hooks on the
same lower anchor bar in the vehicle.
3. Thread Lower Anchor
Belt
7. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the base at the belt
path with one hand. Push
and pull the child restraint
from side to side, forward
and back. The child restraint
should not move more than 1
in. (2.5 cm).
NOTE: If it moves more than
1 in. (2.5 cm), try reinstalling
the child restraint or try
another seating location.
Secure child in child
restraint.
Align the notches in the
front of carrier with the
base lock bar.
Push down firmly to lock.
You will hear a “click”
when it is locked. Pull up
on carrier to make sure it
is locked.
Carry handle MUST be
upright AND locked
when installed in the
vehicle.
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(1.8-4.9 kg)
4-11 lb
11-35 lb
(4.9-15.9 kg)
9. Check Angle
Indicator
Check the angle
indicator while parked
on level ground. The ball
should be in the zone
that matches the weight
of your child.
Repeat steps 4-8 if
not reclined correctly
and adjust base if
needed (see section
C-8).
You may need to place
a large rolled towel or
foam pool noodles under
the front of the base to
achieve correct recline
angle.
Check often to be sure
padding is still in place
and the belt is tight.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
8. Attach Carrier to Base
Failure to securely attach carrier to base
can result in serious injury or death.
To Remove Lower
Anchor Belt From
Vehicle Anchor
Do not use lower anchor along with the vehicle
lap or lap/shoulder belt. Store lower anchor when
using the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only
if the belt is tightened properly and securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
1. Store Lower Anchor
2. Place Base in Vehicle
Rear Facing
Center the base in the chosen
seating position.
E. Installing Rear Facing
Remove shell from base.
Remove tension from the
lower anchor belt by pushing down on side of base
with the lower anchor belt
adjuster. Then press the
adjuster button to loosen
belt.
Unhook from anchor by
squeezing spring lever on
hook, pushing hook back
into the seat bight, and
twisting. Then pull it out of
the vehicle seat.
Store lower anchor belt
when not in use. See
section D-5.
E-3 Installing Base with Vehicle Belts
3. Check if Your Vehicle Belts Will
Work With This Child Restraint
This is very important because not
all vehicle belts will work with child
restraints.
Review section D-3 and your vehicle
owner’s manual to determine what kind
of vehicle belt you have and how to lock
a child restraint in place.
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Carry handle MUST be upright
AND locked when installed in the
vehicle.
4. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread the vehicle lap or lap/
shoulder belt combination through
belt path as shown.
5. Tighten Belt
Push base down FIRMLY on the
base and towards the vehicle seat
while pulling up on the belt to
tighten.
6. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the base at the belt path
with one hand. Push and pull
the child restraint from side to
side, forward and back. The child
restraint should not move more than
1 in. (2.5 cm).
NOTE: If it moves more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm), try reinstalling the child
restraint or try another seating
location.
7. Attach Carrier to Base
Secure child in child
restraint.
Align the notches in the front
of carrier with the base lock
bar. Push down firmly to lock.
You will hear a “click” when it
is locked. Pull up on carrier to
make sure it is locked.
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8. Check Angle Indicator
(1.8-4.9 kg)
4-11 lb
11-35 lb
(4.9-15.9 kg)
Check the angle indicator while
parked on level ground. The
ball should be in the zone that
matches the weight of your child.
Repeat steps 3-6 if not
reclined correctly and adjust
base if needed (see section
C-8).
You may need to place a large
rolled towel or foam pool
noodles under the front of the
base to achieve correct recline
angle.
Check often to be sure padding
is still in place and the belt is
tight.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
Failure to securely attach carrier to base
can result in serious injury or death.
E-4 Rear Facing Installation without Base
E-5 Installing Child Restraint
with Vehicle Belts
(1.8-4.9 kg)
4-11 lb
11-35 lb
(4.9-15.9 kg)
Never place a child rear facing in a
seating position with an active frontal
airbag. This can result in serious injury or
death.
This child restraint must always face the rear of
the vehicle.
Do not use lower anchor along with the vehicle
lap or lap/shoulder belt. Store lower anchor when
using the vehicle belts.
Check the vehicle belt before each use. Use only if
the belt is tightened properly and securely.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in
serious injury or death.
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Secure child in child restraint.
Center the child restraint in the
chosen seating position.
Check the angle indicator while
parked on level ground. The ball
should be in the zone that matches
the weight of your child.
Carry handle MUST be upright
AND locked when installed in
the vehicle.
2. Check if Your Vehicle Belts
Will Work With This Child
Restraint
This is very important because
not all vehicle belts will work
with child restraints.
Review section D-3 and your
vehicle owner’s manual to
determine what kind of vehicle belt
you have and how to lock a child
restraint in place.
3. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread vehicle lap belt
through the belt path (as
shown).
Buckle the vehicle belt.
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E. Installing Rear Facing
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Lap Belt
1. Place Child Restraint in
Vehicle Rear Facing
4. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Lay your forearm across child
restraint at the belt path while
pulling up on belt to tighten.
5. Check Belt Tightness
Grasp the child restraint at the belt
path with one hand. Push and pull
the child restraint from side to side,
forward and back. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 in. (2.5
cm).
NOTE: If it moves more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm), try reinstalling the child
restraint or try another seating
location.
6. Recheck Angle Indicator
(1.8-4.9 kg)
4-11 lb
11-35 lb
(4.9-15.9 kg)
Check the angle indicator while
parked on level ground. The ball
should be in the zone that matches
the weight of your child.
Repeat steps 1-5 if not reclined
correctly.
You may need to place a large rolled
towel or foam pool noodles under
the front of the base to achieve
correct recline angle.
Check often to be sure padding is
still in place and the belt is tight.
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Using a Locking Clip
You will rarely need to use a locking clip except for
in some older vehicles. Built in child restraint locking
systems have been required in vehicles since 1996, and
many vehicles had these features even earlier.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to learn how to use
the systems in your vehicle. If you need a locking clip,
please go back to the store where you purchased this
child restraint and purchase one or call us at 1-800544-1108 to order one. Locking clips from any child
restraint manufacturer are okay to use.
Remove the locking clip when the vehicle seat belt is not
being used with the child restraint. A locking clip will not
fix all types of seat belt problems.
Refer to section D-3 and your vehicle’s owner manual to
determine if your vehicle belts require a locking clip.
Directions below describe installing the child restraint
without the base. Same steps apply for use on the base.
See section E-3 or E-5 for vehicle belt step by step
installation.
1. Place Child Restraint in
(1.8-4.9 kg)
4-11 lb
11-35 lb
(4.9-15.9 kg)
Vehicle Rear Facing
Secure child in child
restraint.
Center the child restraint
in the chosen seating
position.
Check the angle indicator
while parked on level
ground. The ball should
be in the zone that
matches the weight of
your child.
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2. Thread Vehicle Belt
Thread vehicle lap belt
through the belt path (as
shown).
Buckle the vehicle belt.
6. Position Locking Clip
Position locking clip
about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from
vehicle belt’s latch plate.
Rebuckle vehicle belt.
7. Check Belt Tightness
3. Tighten Vehicle Belt
Lay your forearm across
child restraint at the belt
path while pulling up on
belt to tighten.
4. Locate Locking Clip
Location
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
latch plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the latch plate
ends up just at the belt
path opening so you
cannot grasp the vehicle belt at the latch plate, grasp the
vehicle belts on the opposite side of the child restraint, as
close to the latch plate as possible.
5. Attach Locking Clip
Thread both portions of
the vehicle belt onto the
locking clip, as close
to the latch plate as
possible.
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Grasp the child restraint
at the belt path with one
hand. Push and pull the
child restraint from side
to side, forward and back.
The child restraint should
not move more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm). NOTE: If it moves more than 1 in. (2.5 cm),
try reinstalling the child restraint or try another seating
location.
8. Recheck Angle Indicator
Check the angle indicator
(1.8-4.9 kg)
while parked on level
4-11 lb
ground. The ball should be
in the zone that matches the
11-35 lb
weight of your child.
(4.9-15.9 kg)
Repeat steps 1-7 if not
reclined correctly.
You may need to place a
large rolled towel or foam
pool noodles under the
front of the base to achieve
correct recline angle.
Check often to be sure
padding is still in place and
the belt is tight.
Remove the locking clip
when the seat belt is not being used with a child
restraint.
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Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts Order Form
1. Locate a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station for
hands on training on how to use your child restraint: Visit
your local Child Passenger Inspection Station or go to http://
www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm to find your closest
station.
Complete the form. Your model number and manufacturer date
code MUST be included on the form to ensure proper replacement
parts. The codes can be found on a label on side of child restraint.
Payment in U.S. dollars must accompany your order. Choose parts
needed from the list on the next page. Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Care Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
2. If the child restraint buckle or harness release lever
sticks or you cannot get the straps tight enough around
child: DO NOT LUBRICATE. Check around lever and retractor for
dropped food, sticky spilled drinks, dirt, leaves, etc. Clean with
warm water and/or remove object with tweezers. If you cannot get the harness to adjust and remain tight with the buckle
securely locked, do not use the child restraint.
3. If your harness twists: Straighten the harness each time
you put your child in the child restraint to help prevent twisting.
Lock the buckle and tighten harness so it will be ready for next
use.
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. Fill
in the area on the next page to charge credit card. (Visa or MasterCard only). We do not accept cash, personal checks, or other credit
cards. All outside of U.S. and Canada MUST use credit card.
Ship To: (Please Print)
Name:_______________________________________
Address:_____________________________________
City:_________________________________________
State/Province:_______________Zip:_______________
Telephone: ___________________________________
Email Address: ________________________________
We MUST have this information:
Model Number (8 to 9 characters):_________________
Manufacture Date (mm/dd/yyyy):__________________
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Replacement Parts List
Warranty
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted.
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) warrants this product to the original
retail purchaser as follows:
This product is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for one year from the date of original purchase. An original
receipt is required to validate your warranty. DJG will, at
its option, provide replacement parts or replace this product.
DJG reserves the right to substitute if the part or model has been
discontinued.
To make a claim under this warranty you may write to DJG, Consumer Care Department, P. O. Box 2609, Columbus, IN 472022609; or call 1-800-544-1108 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST
Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Friday.
Proof of purchase is required and shipping charges are the
responsibility of the consumer.
Warranty Limitations: This warranty does not include damages
which arise from misuse or abuse of this product.
Limitation of Damages: The warranty and remedies as set forth
are exclusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, expressed or
implied. In no event will DJG or the dealer selling this product be
liable to you for any damages, including incidental or consequential
damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.
Limitation of warranties and other warranty terms and state
law rights:
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of the
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, shall be limited
to the duration and terms of the express written warranty. Some
states do not allow limitations as to how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have
other rights, which vary from state to state. Neither DJG nor the
dealer selling this product authorized any person to create for it any
other warranty, obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
Part
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Buckle ........................$6.99 X ______ = $ ______________
Harness Strap .............$2.00 X ______ = $ ______________
Pad Set ....................$27.50 X ______ = $ ______________
Chest Clip ...................$1.50 X ______ = $ ______________
Locking Clip................$2.50 X ______ = $ ______________
Base .........................$39.99 X ______ = $ ______________
Instructions.................$0.00 X ______ = $ ______________
$ __________________
Shipping and handling:
$__________________
Up to $25.00 ....................... $5.95
$25.01 to $50.00 ................ $6.95
$50.01 to $75.00 ................ $8.95
$75.01 to $100.00 .............. $9.95
$100.01 to $150.00 ............ $10.95
$150.01 to $200.00 ............ $11.95
$200.01 and up ................. $13.95
Outside Continental USA $10.00
Sales Tax
$__________________
(Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas residents
add applicable sales tax.)
Grand Total
$ __________________
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for each
instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
Fill Out For Credit Card
q Visa q Mastercard
Card Exp. Date: _________________________________
Cardholder’s Name: _____________________________
CUT ON DOTTED LINE
Merchandise Total
Card Number: __________________________________
Signature _____________________________________
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