Medical Disability Aids
Medical
Disability
Aids
MedicalDisabilitv
aids
Tools for pursuing medically
appropriate occupant protection
(EVERYONE
needs crash dynamics accommodation specific to his or
her physical needs. People who have developmental, medical, or
disability conditions have the SAME need for accommodation, not
“special” needs. Accommodation
may not require a “special” device, at
all, just a medically valid assessment of compatibility.
Or, sometimes,
specialty devices are needed to make accommodation possible.)
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SAFETY SEAL
Comprehensive
Occupant Protection Assessment
“Crash Forces Don’t Discriminate.”
NOTE: This assessment presumes an understanding
of crash dynamics
Effective solutions address following:
1. Assess the user:
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Age
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Weight
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Height
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Physical tolerances and limits
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Passenger or driver?
2. Assess vehicle structures:
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Vehicles used
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Safety restraint types and implications
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Tethers or other stabilizing accessories/converters
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Vehicle modifications or defects (affecting occupant protection)
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Risks/adjustment needs posed by vehicle seating positions
(ie: air bags, seat slopes or contours, seating direction)
3. Assess the array of occupant protection technology available:
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Infant Safety Devices (infant only, rear facing convertible, car beds)
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Forward Facing Safety Devices (convertibles, vests, boosters, integrated,
adaptive excluding wheeled mobility)
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Wheeled Mobility, Occupant Restraint and Device Securement Systems
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Explore various combinations of features, securements, environments and
modifications within manufacturers’ specifications and allowances.
4. Assess the supports needed for implementing
proper-use:
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Access to components needed in recommended strategy
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Education and readiness of user and provider
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Trade offs and degree of informed disclosure or self-choice
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Degree and types of assistance needed; ability to replicate safely
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Lifestyle / Convenience / Personal Choice issues
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Contents
of Medical/Disability
Aids Section
Introduction
a. Comprehensive Assessment checklist for evaluating effectiveness.
b. Traffic safety for people with disabilities is not a “minority”
c. Redefining “special needs”:
only issue.
Which features can help?
d. Participating manufacturer web sites
Available occupant protection technology categories
Sub-sections for each manufacturer
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(see Omissions in Appendix):
(alphabetized within category):
Divider showing manufacturer data at a glance, for ease of technology comparisons
Current manufacturer instructions, technical descriptions and advisories, and
illustrations.
All information selection and omission was by manufacturer choice.
a. Conventional
safety seats with specifications that might contribute to solutions
b. Rescue-related technologies.
c. Adaptive seating designed for occupant protection uses.
d. Mobility
device securement systems intended for motor vehicle occupant protection
Appendix: Resources and clarifiers:
a. Organizations contacted but omitted
b. NHTSA position statements and announcements related to accommodating
disabilities/medical conditions and overlooked at-risk populations.
c. Gray areas: Ever-evolving
or still-missing
standards for seating and testing
d. Starting points for traffic safety professionals new to medical/disability
e. Starting points for medical/disability
practices
professionals new to crash dynamics best
f. Intended update cycle for Medical/Disability
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Aids section
Traffic
Safety Must be For Everyone!
Occupant protection best-practice - in every case -- requires combining
knowledge about the user, the user’s vehicle, available teclmology, and how
best to put the best combinations into safe use reliably.
That task is challenging enough for “average” passengers. It is even
more challenging for passengers who have temporary and/or permanent
medical conditions or disabilities that require accommodation.
This is not a “minority issues” section affecting only a tiny number of
people. EVERYONE needs personal accommodation for the forces that a
crash will exert.
Medical complications are not rare. More than 43 million Americans
have disabilities of some kind. That number omits Americans with temporary
medical conditions that pose complications for safe travel.
People with significant disabilities - including those who are
technology-dependent for life support -- no longer are cloistered in remote
institutions or hospitals, but instead live, learn, work, socialize, and drive or
ride in all of our communities.
The chances of joining the disabled and the physically at risk, continue
to be unacceptably high, even though many root causes are preventable and
many potential solutions known. Vehicle occupant injuries are a root cause
with available solutions.
There is no “one stop shop” with all the answers. Safe outcomes occur
when communities work together to address occupant protection issues.
Traffic safety programs and medical/disability services must begin working
together. This tool is designed to be a collective tool for starting.
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Redefining
“Special
Needs”
For the purpose of occupant protection, children, including those who have medical
or developmental issuesthat require accommodation, now have a highly diverse and
expanding array of technology available to them. Accommodating a medical or
developmental issue doesn’t always require a “special needs” device.
Here are some of the “conventional” occupant safety device features that can be
considered when addressing the following needs:
LOW BIRTHWEIGHT
INFANTS - Benefit from safety seatsthat have shoulder
straps lower than IO inches with crotch strap distances less than 5 I/2 inches, especially
if crotch strap has multiple location options and seat has no or low minimum weight
limits. Safety seats with multiple recline and/or flat options (car beds) are also helpful.
POSITIONING
OR RESPIRATION ISSUES - Recline options and car beds
sometimes can be the accommodation needed. Also, moving from a shield
convertible to a five-point harnessesconvertible may be sufficient accommodation for
some surgically implanted feeding tubes, monitor wires, or respiration hoses.
CHILDREN LN ITIP CASTS - There is a seat made specifnxlly to address this need
for children up to 40 pounds. But, some high-back boosters with low sides can also
accommodate this need.
CHILDREN WITH MILD TO MODERATE POSITIONING NEEDS - Some
slightly “dished out” boosters or “oversized” (over 60 pound) boosters, especially
those with head rests, can be a help.
INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE BUT HEAVIER
Several convertible seats can meet this need.
THAN 20 POUNDS -
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
ISSUES - Some vests may help. They just are
available for a smaller slice of the population (by size).
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OCCUPANT PROTECTION
PROBLEM-SOLVING
PRODUCTS
TOOLS
This resource list is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation by Safety Seal.
Contents contained in web sites, manufacturers instructions, etc., are solely the products and
recommendations of that manufacturer.
Conventional
Device Manufacturers
Citing Products With Adaptive
Possibilities
Basic Comfort
www.basiccomfor-t.com
800-456-8687
Britax
www. childseats. corn
888-427-4829
Century Products Division /
Grace Baby Products:
www.centuryproducts.com
www.gracobaby.com
800-837-7311
cosco:
wvw.coscoinc.com
800-544-1108
Evenflo:
www.evenflo.com
800-837-920
Safeline Corporation:
www.safelinecorp.com
800-829-1625
Adaptive
Devices Designed For Occupant
Protection
Use
Besi Manufacturing:
www. besi-inc. corn
800-543-8222
Convaid:
www.convaid.com
800-266-8243
Columbia:
www.columbiamedical.com
800-454-6612
EZON Products, Inc. :
www.ezonpro.com
800-323-6598
Freedom Designs:
www.freedomdesigns.com
800-331-8551
Invacare:
wwwinvacare.com
800-333-6900
Mulholland:
www.mulhollandinc.com
805-525-7165
*Orthokinetics
www.fairwaygolfcars.com
800-558-7786
Sammons Preston:
www.sammonspreston.com
800-323-5547
Snug
www.snugseat.com
800-336-7684
www.sunrisemedical.com
800-456-8165
Seat:
Sunrise Medical.
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Mobility
Device Securement
Systems Designed For Occupant
Protection
Creative Controls, Inc.:
www.creativecontrolsinc.com
248-577-9800
Kinedyne:
www.kinedyne.com
908-231-1800
*New Haven Moving:
www. newhaven-usa. corn
800-421-8700
Orthosafe Systems:
no web site
609-587-3859
Q’Straint:
www.qstraint.com
800-987-9987
Tie Tech:
wwwtietechinc.com (in development)
425-743-5863
Emergency Products Research:
www.epandr.com
800-322-5725
Femo:
www.femo.com
800-733-3766
Rescue-Specific
Conventional
Devices
Device Manufacturers
*Babyhood Manufacturing
wwwbabyhood-productscorn
508-791-7355
*Downunder Design
www.kangaroobooster.com
800-677- 1718
*Early Development
no web site
704-643-8400
*Fisher-Price
www.fisher-price,com
800-432-5437
*Kolcraft
no web site
800-453-7673
* notes that manufacturer declined to have their product information included in the 1999
Medical- Disability Aids section of the NHTSA Manufacturers Instructions collection.
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Warning!
Manufacturer
instructions
constant revision.
are under
These are current instructions for
models currently in production (as of
12/98) ONLY.
This section DOES NOT include:
models no longer on the market (but
still in use), previous versions of
instructions for current models.
Always consult with the manufacturer
to confirm that instructions are
matched and appropriate for your
product’s model, serial number and
date of manufacture.
Conventional devices
with adaptive possibilities
For specific device instructions beyond
these at-a-glance dividers, see preceding
manufacturer sections.
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Basic Comfort
145 Lincoln Street
Denver. CO 80203
www.basiccomfortcom
Phone: Customer service (800) 456-8687
Other
Fax: (303) 778-0143
E-mail:
[email protected]
(303) 778-7535
Product family at a glance for clinicians:
Popular name for device
Model/Order
Galaxy
2000 Booster Seat
Infection
control protocols or warranties
History of Medicaid/insurance/state
Product specifications
Device name
Galaxy
Booster
2000
seat
#
available?
disability
71
Useful for which diaguoses?
960,961
Low sides may accommodate
some types of casts
Yes / No
If yes, description
purchases for individuals?
Yes ! No
attached? Yes I No
If yes, roll call of states attached?
Yes / No
at a glance for clinicians:
Heigbtkmgtb
ranges
Weight
ranges
961 child’s eye 30-70 Ihs.
level should
not be above
back of seat
960 no
restrictions
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Recline
ranges/options
positioning
Back will adjust to
vehicle seat back
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Accessories for
FF range
RF range
NO
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30-70 Ibs
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I
Product installation
Appropriate
X
specifications
at a glance for clinicians:
\-chicle environments:
Cars, vans, pickups
(check any that apply)
~
School buses
Product name
-
Ambulances
Tether needs/
Cam wrap needs
-
Purchasing
1 Under
s50
Product
1 $51s200
1 %2015500
programs
for professionals
1 %501over
name
X
X
3lodel961
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assessment alerts
Use only with lap and shoulder belt
Price range categories:
2000
960
Installation
Tether/cam
kits standard?
Galaxy 2000 Booster Seat
Galaxy
Model
Other (specify):
Other manufacturer comments rqarding
issues for medical/disability
clinicians
The Galaxy 2000 Booster Seat is very light and easy to handle.
and safety specialists?
or community
programs:
BRITAX
460-R Grcenn ay Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone:
Customer
Ordering
http:\\www.childseats.com
Drive
service (888) 4274829
(888) 127-4829
Child Safety, Inc.
Fax: (803) 802-2023
(803) 802-2023
E-mail:
[email protected]
Product family at a glance for clinicians:
Infection control protocols or warranties available? Yes
If yes, description
Histor! of Medicaid/insurance/state
disability purchases for individuals?
No
Device name
Roundabout
Cruiser
Height/Length
ranges
RF 19-30”
FF 27-40”
33-51”
Weight
ranges
5-40 Ibs.
attached?
If yes, roll call of states attached?
Recline
ranges/options
2 recline positions
FF range
RF range
5-30 lbs.
20-40
Ibs.
30-60
Ibs.
NO
30-60
Ibs.
Ibs.
NO
30-80
Ibs.
NO
NO
40-100 Ibs.
20-40 Ibs.
5-20 Ibs.
NO
Star Riser
Comfy
Roadster
Freeway Plus
33-53"
30-80
up to 56 inches
27-40 inches
20-40
Handle With
up to 26 inches
5-20 Ibs.
40-100 Ibs.
Ibs.
forward facing
only.
2 recline positions
Accessories for
positioning
Product installation
Appropriate
X
specifications
at a glance for clinicians:
vehicle environments:
Cars, vans, pickups
(check any that apply)
-School
buses
__
X
Ambulances
Price range categories:
Purchasing
Under
$50
Roundabout
%515200
X
Cruiser
x
product name
%201$500
Other (specify): Roundabout
programs
for professionals
s501-
over
Star Riser Comfy
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Roadster
lx1
X
Freeway Plus
X
Handle With Care
X
Other manufacturer
comments
regarding
issues for medical/disability
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clinicians
and safety specialists?
Airline
approved
or community
programs:
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Introduction
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Get To Know Your Roundabout
Adjusting The’Roundabout
ROUNDABOUT
Convertible
Compatible
Child Restraint
For children 5 to 30 Ibs rearward
For children 20 to 40 Ibs forward
facing.
facing.
Child
7
Seat Belts
12
Incompatible
Seating Positions
Securing
Roundabout
The
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Forward-Facing
Securing The Roundabout
Buckle
5
To Fit Your
In Your
Rearward-Facing
Vehicle
15
In Your Vehicle
19
Position
22
Using Your Roundabout
Reclining
Your
Roundabout
Installing
Your
Roundabout
Important
Notes
Care
Cleaning
And
Versa-TetherTM
23
27
28
in Arrcraft
29
30
Warranty
Recall
33
information
36
This product fulfills the requirements of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards and is certified for use in motor vehicles and
These pages will help you recognize
Roundabout.
aircraft.
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT place any child seat on front seat with air bag unless
air bag is turned off - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur.
It is only
intended
for
use as a child
restraint
for
children
from 5 to 30 Ibs when used rearward facing and from 20 to 40
Ibs when used forward
facing. It is not to be used in the home,
in boats or other non-certified
applications.
Please make sure you read and understand this information booklet
before using your Roundabout.
Please store the booklet in the
Roundabout’s
pocket for further use and consult it often to make
sure you are using the restraint correctly.
the different
The back seat is the safest place for children
parts of your
12 and under,
Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied. In a crash,
an unsecured child restraint may injure other occupants.
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Buckle
(with
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
EACH OF THE INSTRUCTIONS
IN THIS
BOOKLET
CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING
THE
VEHICLE’S INTERIOR DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
SECURE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT WITH A VEHICLE BELT AS
SPECIFIED
IN THIS INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
AND YOUR
VEHICLE’S OWNER’S
MANUAL.
The National
Hrghway
Traffic
Safety
Administration
recommends,
according
to accident
statistics,
that parents
select the the rear seat as
the safest location
for a chrld seat However,
the actual drmensions
of
the seat and the detarls of the belts used to anchor
the child seat doffer
from vehrcle to vehicle.
Please study the section on Compatible
Seat Belts
If In doubt,
consult
your vehrcle owner’s
manual
and your Brrtax dealer
The primary
protectron
for occupants
of a motor
vehrcle
rn a
IS the structure
of the vehrcle Itself. and a chrld restratnt
will not
a child when the vehrcle sustarns very serrous damage
However,
Installed
restraints
WIII substantrally
Improve
the chances
for
In most accrdents.
Make sure that you understand the correct
use thus restraint
rn your vehicle.
collrsron
protect
correctly
survrval
way to
Reclme
Owners
HandI&
of vehicles with front passenger
to their
vehicle
instructions.
Brrtax
owner’s
Round
manual
About-Convertrble
for
side airbags should refer
child
restraint
Chrld
Hestrarnl
installation
paqe
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These pages will help you recognize
Roundabout.
the different
parts of your
Checking
The Height
Of The Shoulder
Straps.
Securely place your Roundabout
on the floor. Sit your child in
the seat and observe where the shoulder straps are positioned
on your child.
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT place any child seat on front seat with air bag unless
air bag is turned off - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur.
The back seat is the safest
place for children
The shoulder straps must come out of the slots in the cover and
shell nearest the to of your child’s shoulders. If in doubt always
use the next slot a 1 ove the shoulder rather than below it.
12 and under.
Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied. In a crash,
an unsecured child restraint may injure other occupants.
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Are the shoulder
Cover
straps
in the correct
d - OK! Then read How
To Adjust The Harness
x - NO! Read How To Change
Straps
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Shoulder
j
d OK x NoI
XNO
straps too high.
Shoulder straps too low.
Owners of vehicles with front passenger side airbags should refer
to their vehicle owner’s
manual for child restraint installation
instructions.
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Changing
The
Height
7
Of The Shoulder
Straps
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!
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I. Loosen
the harness
by
pushing the release button in
as you pull the shoulder straps
out as much as possible.
2. Lift the metal oke out from
behind the seat- g elt guard and
unhook one shoulder strap. Pull
the strap through to the front
of your Roundabout.
Do not
remove the chest clip.
The Compound
Buckle
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In order to prevent
partial
latching, the two halves of the
buckle must be together before
insertion.
IMPORTANT
If the buckle’s tongues of your
Roundabout
cannot
be
inserted, fully press down the
release button of the buckle
and reinsert.
Note: Periodically
clean the
buckle by soaking it in warm
water (if necessary, with dish
washing
liquid). See section
“Care and Cleanrng” on pages
30-32
4. Hook the shoulder strap back
on to the yoke.
3. Re-thread the shoulder strap
back through
your chosen
shoulder slot in the cover and
shell. Make
sure it IS not
twisted
Repeat for other strap.
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The Height of The Shoulder
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OK
position?
Adjusting
The Harness
II
2. To open the chest clip,
squeeze the middle tabs. Note
that the chest clip appearance
may vary. (Some chest cli s
have only one middle tab.) T t: e
correct hei ht for the clip is the
middle oft a e chest, at the level
of the armpit. Always
make
sure that the harness is snug at
each
use
or
after
any
adjustments.
1. Loosen
the harness
by
pushing the release button in
as you pull the shoulder stra s
forward
as much as possib Pe.
Unfasten the chest clip.
5. With the chest clip low and
unfastened,
pull the adjuster
stra forward making sure that
the rl arness is a comfortable but
SNUG fit around your child.
4. With the chest clip low and
unfastened, pull the harness up
to tighten
the lap sections
which are designed to fit low
down on your child’s body.
6. Fasten the chest cli and slide
up to child’s armpit {eight.
3. Unfasten
pressing the
(a) and place
seat. Fit the
our child
L arness (b).
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the harness by
red button down
our child in the
1:arness around
and fasten
the
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First note that some vehicles have no seating
ositions which
are compatible
with the Roundabout
(or any c I Ild seat). Read
this section carefully. If in doubt, return to your vehicle or Britax
dealer for help.
There are several types of vehicle belts that will not work with
the Roundabout:
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Front seat belts with anchorages (top or bottom) in the door.
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Motor driven automatic
belts of any kind.
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Non-locking
(ELR) two-point
seat-belts.
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Seat belts specified by your vehicle manufacturer
as incompatible with child seats.
Vehicle seat belt anchorages
may be too far forward
to securely hold the Roundabout.
Using the bar uide
printed on the sides of this page, check that the F:ower
anchorage point and buckle are within the shaded area
as shown below. If it is in the red area, then you should
use another position (see Securing the Roundabout
in
your vehicle, page 15.)
The handbook for your vehicle will have information on the types
of seat belts in your vehicle. If you have belts of the above-listed
types, select another seating position. Roundabout will work with
rear seat three-point
seat-belts
with a sliding latch
late, and
with rear seat three-point
seat-belts that are specifica Ply marked
as appropriate
for child seats. The middle rear seat of most vehicles has a lap belt which most often will work with the Roundabout. However,
make sure that the buckle is not too high (see
Buckle Position, page 22).
Your Roundabout
can be securely fitted in many vehicles using
their existing seat-belts.
However,
some types of vehicle design
prevent you from making a ood installation due to the position of the seat-belt lower ant a orage points (an anchorage point
is the point where your seat belt and buckle are attached to the
vehicle).
Use this sample guide to check your seat-belts
choose the best position for your Roundabout
and help you
This end toward
seat back.
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Round
About-Convertible
Chdd
Restraint
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Lap and Shoulder
WARNING!
Use the Roundabout
in vehicle
seats which
are forward
facing
only!
Do not
or side
r
Belt installation
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use on rearward-facing
facing
vehicle
seats.
YOU must
use forward-facing
vehicle
seats with this restraint.
Side-facing
or rear-facing
vehicle
seats in vans, station
wagons
or
trucks
CANNOT
be used with
this restraint.
i
is a lao and shoulder
belt.
’
A. Shoulder section.
6. Lap section.
This
seat
1. Place your Roundabout
forward
facin on the vehicle
seat and pull t i e harness snuE.
3. Fasten the seat belt.
2. Pass the seat belt through
both side slots.
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5. Press the
red lock-off
Lap Belt
I bK
6. Pull the shoulder
the red lock-off.
open.
section
through
Only Installation
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This
is a lap
belt
pull the harn6ss
7b. . ..and then pull the shoulder
section of the seat-belt
tight here.
7a.
Carefully
kneel
on your
Roundabout
to push it Into the
seat. Pull the seat-belt
here to
tighten
the lap section...
2. Pass the lap
both
side slots:
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8. Your Roundabout
should
now
be secure - see “Buckle
Position”
on page
22. To remove
your
Roundabout,
simply unfasten
the
belt and reverse
the above.
i’c.
.puII hard on the shoulder
sectton then push the red lock-off
in to grip the seat-belt.
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Brltax
Rn~~r~il About-Convertible
Child
snug
Restralnt
oing
4. Before
below
bot f lap
belt
through
any further
belt guides.
3. Fasten
make
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sure
that
the
the
lap
lap
belt.
belt
passes
Lap and Shoulder
6. Your Roundabout
should
now be secure - see “Buckle
on page 22. To
Position”
remove
your
Roundabout,
simply unfasten the belt and
reverse the above.
5. Carefully
kneel on your
Roundabout
to push it into the
I seat and pull the lap belt tight.
Belt
Jear%Z-f%i&
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seat and pull the harness snug.
Installation
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Make sure lock-off closest
you is open
to
3. Fasten the seat belt.
CAUTION:
Never bend the plastic lock-off
arm up or down..
it will break
off!
18
belts are passed
buckle strap.
Note: Use the lock-off
is adequate.
Note that the lock-off
6. Pull the shoulder
section,
close
the clamping
arm,
move the tab over until the
arm is locked
closed.
Your
Roundabout
should now be
secure.
on the side closest
If the vehicle seat belt buckle
the other side.
interferes
appearance
the
19
Lap Belt Only
5. Pull the shoulder
section
here while
ushing down on
your Roun B about to ensure a
firm fit.
behind
:ea%Z-f%&
c!%Z%kiJ
seat and pull the harness snug.
Installation
~Op,aS:,~~~~~-~~~~~~r~~~~
Make sure lock-off closest
you is open
to
to you. One lock-off
with
the lock-off,
use
may vary from above illustration.
If you have problems stabilizing your Roundabout,
use a rolled
towel to level the Roundabout’s
base in your vehicle seat. The
bottom surface of the Roundabout’s
base should be horizontal.
Caution: Do not raise the base beyond horizontal;
the protection
to your child.
3 Fasten the lap belt
this could reduce
Securing the Roundabout
using the Versa-TetherTM will also help
stabilize the child seat. The rearward facing installation is always
improved by the use of the Versa-TetherTM.
(see pages 25 and
CAUTION:,
Never bend the plastic
off arm up or down...it
break off!
lockwill
buckle strap
26)
20
21
Brltax Round About-Convertible
Chrld Restraint
page 5 !,f 9
Forward
5. Pull the lap belt tight while
K%ISouPP,W,n,su,Ona
Close the lock-off.
6. Attach the Versa-Tethe? as described on page 25. The proper
seat angle is 45 degrees. To remove
your Roundabout, simply unfasten
the belt and reverse the above.
fir;‘%
The position
of the vehicle
seat be/t buckle
can affect
your Roundabout.
In an accident
an improperly
positioned
come loose and your child would
be unprotected..
the stability
of
buck/e
could
Facing
Mode
1. Place the restraint
in the
selected
vehicle
seating
position.
Follow the section
“Securing
the Roundabout
Forward
Facing
in Your
Vehicle” (see pages 15-18).
2. Using the Versa-TetherrM will
always
improve
the
Roundabout’s performance and
stability.
This is particularly
important
in lap belt only
installations.
When the vehicle belt is properly tightened, if the buckle lies near the
position marked as wrong f X ) then try fitting your Roundabout in
another seating position in your car.
If it is not possible to achieve the correct position (4 ) for the buckle
then another seating position MUST be used.
3. Locate an acceptable location for the tether to be anchored.
Make sure you hook your Versa-TetherTM
to a secure location.
Use a or b, whichever provides a more stable and secure mounting.
Check your vehicle owner’s
manual or contact your vehicle’s
manufacturer
for proper tether attachment
anchorages
REMEMBER
Check that your Roundabout
IS secure before each journey.
DO NOT Hook the Versa-TetherTM
seat adjuster!
22
Forward
Facing
to the bottom
of a vehicle
23
Rearward
Mode
Facing
Mode
1. Place thtere;trint
in the
selected
seating
position.
Follow the section
3. After lo:“” attach the tether
to the ve rcle, trghten by pulling
the strap in your Versa-TetherTM
as
shown
above.
Your
Roundabout
should be secure.
Vehicle”
The proper
degrees.
seat angle
is 45
(see pages 19-22).
To release the Versa-TetherTM
simply lift the tether adjuster
silver metal tab and pull.
2 Locate an acceptable location for the tether to be anchored
Make sure you hook your Versa-TetherTM
to a secure location.
Use a, b. or c. whichever
provides a more stable and secure
mounting. Check your vehicle owner’s manual or contact your
vehicle’s manufacturer
for proper tether attachment anchorages
DO NOT Hook the Versa-TetherTM
seat adjuster!
Rntar Fjound About Convertible
Child Restraint
page 6 of 9
to the bottom
of a vehicle
Rearward
Facing
Mode
Recline
POSitiOfIS
The Roundabout
has a choice of two positions for your child’s
comfort.
It can be used in either position. Both are tested and
ap roved. The recline adjustment must be made with the vehicle
betP loosened.
3. After you locate the tether
tighten by pulling the strap in
your Versa-Tethe?
as shown
above.
Your
Roundabout
should be secure.
A
To release the Versa-TetherTM
simply lift the tether adjuster
silver metal tab and pull.
Before driving, make sure that
the Roundabout
is secure and
that the seat belt is tight. If there
is any slack in the seat belt or
harness then retighten it before
starting your journey.
Loosen the vehicle seat belt
slightly. Squeeze the recline
handle. Then slide the base into
the required position. Let go of
the recline handle and make
sure that your Roundabout
has
locked into place.
Roundabout is certifted for use on aircraft (see label on seat).
airlines in the U.S. and Canada will allow you to use a child
if it carried such a label and fits properly on the plane. Contact
airline about their policy.
Use your Roundabout only on forward facing aircraft seats. The
Roundabout
next to a window will avoid blocking the aisle.
Install
Roundabout
forward-gyig
in an aircraft
according to section “Securing
the Roundabout forward-Facing
In Your Vehicle”. (See pages 17
and 18 for “Lap Belt Only
Installation”)
Britax ad the U.S. Department
of Transportation
children 12 and
ride in rear seats
front
airba s.
exception is i f the
warns that
under must
away from
The
onl
airbag is o fy .
27
26
Your
Most
seat
your
IMPORTANT
Install
your
Roundabout
rearward-facing
in an aircraft
according to section “Securing
the Roundabout
RearwardFacing In Your Vehicle”. (See
pages 21 and 22 for “Lap Belt
Only Installation”)
DO - Make sure that you snugly adjust the harness to fit the
clothes your child is wearing - a fitting for winter clothes
will be too loose for a child wearing summer clothes.
DO - Cover your child seat if your car is left standing
can become hot to touch in sunny weather.
in sun. Parts
DO - Store your child seat in a safe place when it is not being
used. Avoid placing heavy objects on top of it.
DO - Secure the Roundabout
in your vehicle even when it is not
occupied. In a crash, an unsecured child restraint may injure
other occupants.
DO NOT -Use your child seat in the home. It has not been
designed for home use and should only be used in
your vehicle.
DO NOT -Attempt
to dismantle or modify any part of your child
seat, the harness or your vehicle seat-belts.
DO NOT -Leave loose objects, such as books or luggage, in the
back of your vehicle. Always keep them secure. If you
have to stop your vehicle suddenly, loose objects will
keep moving. They can then cause serious injuries.
c
Illustratfonr
rhow
Roundabout
correctly
tnrtalled
,n window
seat of an ,a,< raft
DO NOT -Leave folding passenger seats unlatched. If you have
to stop your vehicle suddenly a loose seat back will
prevent the child seat from protecting your child as
well as it should
Adjust the Roundabout
according to sections “Adjusting
The
roundabout To Fit Your Chrld” (see pages 7 through 11) and “Reclining
Your Roundabout”.
(See page 27)
DO NOT -Leave children
time.
alone tn your vehicle,
If the alrcraft lap belt IS too short, ask the flight attendant
extender.”
DO NOT -Allow
to play with
28
for a “belt
children
even for a short
your child seat
29
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Child Restraint
page I of 9
Cover
CLEANING
HARNESS
Removal
2. Pull the metal yoke out from
behind the seat-belt
guard.
Unhook
the shoulder
straps
from the
oke. Pull them
through tot rl e front of the seat
and out of the chest clip.
I. Your Roundabout.
has an
easy to clean cover and buckle.
Loosen the harness by pushin
the release button in as you pu 7I
the shoulder straps out as much
as possible.
Grasp the metal plate under the
Roundabout,
by which
the
buckle is secured to the seat
shell, push it upwards,
on its
side, throu
h the slot in the
shell. Genta lush the metal
plate throug
t e belly pad slot.
To refit the cover simply reverse
the above instructions.
Make
sure that the shoulder straps are
threaded
through
the chest
clips and that there are no twists
in the harness.
3. So as not to damage the
energy absorbin
foam, gently
pull the cover o fi from the top
of the seat, then ease the chest
clip and harness straps through
their slots.
OF CHILD SEAT
REPLACING
THE COVER
The cover
of your
Britax
Roundabout has been carefully
designed,
manufactured
and
tested to high standards.
lt is recommended
not to use
child restraints older than 6 years
or restraints that have been in
a severe crash (i.e. main vehicle
body structure distorted).
This
ensures that no hidden damage
or deterioration
has occurred
~0 NOT - Take apart or attempt
to take apart any of the harness
when cleaning the harness and
seat. It is unnecessary
and
dangerous to do so.
~0 NOT -Use solvents, detergents
or cleaning fluid as these may
weaken the harness and the seat.
DO - Only use mild soap and
warm water.
CLEANING
THE COVER
The cover is machine-washable.
DO NOT use chlorine bleach.
Machine Wash - Warm, Medium
Cycle
Hand Wash Warm
Line Dry - DO NOT machine dry.
CLEANING
THE BUCKLE
Most problems relating to your
child’s seat buckle are caused by
accumulations
of dirt, food or
drinks. These are easily washed out.
These problems include:
. The tongues fail to lock with an
audible click.
l
The tongues are only slowly
ejected after the button has
been pressed.
l
The tongues are difficult to
insert (you feel resistance).
l The tongues
will no longer lock
(are ejected again).
To clean the buckle, follow these
steps:
1. Remove the crotch strap. Fully
IMPORTANT:
Make sure the straps are not
twisted.
l
The buckle or other metal or
plastic parts must be positioned
outside the side slots.
l
Check your entire Roundabout
harness to remove any twist.
l
Make sure the straps are clear
of food articles. Wipe clean
with a B amp cloth any food
particles dropped on the straps.
l
31
30
REPLACEMENT
recline the seat. Pull the fabric
cover off of the seat to expose
the crotch stra You can now
grasp the meta Pplate under the
seat, by which the strap is
secured to the seat shell, and
push it u wards, on its side,
through tt: e slot in the shell.
2. Cleanin the buckle unit. Soak
the but %le in warm water (if
necessary, with dishwashing
liquid) for about an hour. Rinse
and air dry thoroughly.
3. Refitting the crotch strap.
Hold the metal plate on the
crotch strap sideways and push
it with the narrow side facing
upwards, throu h the slot in the
fabric cover an Into the plastic
shell. The mei’plate
must be
inserted through the slot in the
plastic shell and not merely
through the fabric cover. Please
check this by pulling up on the
crotch strap several times. If the
fabric cover significantly lifts off
the seat shell, the metal plate
is not fitted correctly.
THE
AND SEAT
Replacement
covers
are
available from your Britax dealer.
This Child Restraint was manufactured
inc. (Britax Model 161).
Britax Child Safety, Inc. (“Britax”)
original retail purchaser as follows:
by Britax Child Safety,
warrants
this product
to the
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY.
This product is warranted
against defective materials or workmanship
for one year from
the date of original purchase. Proof of purchase is required. Your
exclusive remedy for this Warranty is that Britax will, at its option,
provide repair or replacement
corn onents for this product or
refund the on inal purchase price o P the product. Britax reserves
the right to cfIscontInue
or change fabrics, parts, models or
products, or to make substitutions.
To make a claim under this Warranty,
you must contact your
Britax retailer or Britax, Customer
Service Department,
460-R
Greenway
Industrial Drive, Fort Mill SC 29715, call Britax at 1
(888) 427-4829.
Proof of purchase required.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAILTHE
PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER
REGISTRATION
CARD
WITHIN
THIRTY
(30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE
TO EXPEDITE WARRANTY
CLAIMS
AND TO
EVIDENCE THE ORIGINAL
DATE OF PURCHASE.
WARRANTY
LIMITATIONS.
This Warranty
does not include
dama es which arise from negligence,
misuse or use not in
actor f ante with this product instruction.
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Child Restrzlnt
33
pagr- 8 :>i 9
LIMITATION
OF DAMAGES. The Warranty
and remedies as set
forth are exclusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, express
or implied. In no event will Britax 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 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 ON
HOW
LONG
AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY
LASTS OR THE
EXCLUSION
OF
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 Britax nor the
dealer selling this product authorizes any person to create for it
any other warranty, obligation, or liability in connection with this
product.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name,
address, and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing
date to:
Britax Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Greenway
Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Drive
or call
; (888)
4 BRITAX
For recall information,
call
the U.S. Government’s
Auto Safety Hotline
I at 1 (800) 424-9393
! In the DC area call 1 (202) 366-0123
1 Fill out the registration
1 mail it in today!
Britax
card attached
to your child restraint
BRITAX Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Greenway
Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Drive
PN 000-100
ISSUE #2
6/98
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Round
About-Convertible
Child
and
Restraint
page
9 of 9
Britax
Introduction
4
Get to Know
your Cruiser
How to Fit your Cruiser
Incompatible
CRUISER
Seating
5
Using a Lap & Shoulder
Seat Belt
Positions
8
How to Care for your Cruiser
Booster Seat for Lap/Shoulder
Important
Belts
For children between 30 - 60 Ibs
l
l
6
9
Notes
12
Warranty
13
Recall Information
16
Never
use this Cruiser
unless
the airbag
in a vehicle
front
l
Never use this Cruiser
with
a lap belt only!
l
Never use this Cruiser
with
a shoulder
Use only with
seat with
an airbag
is off!
a lap/shoulder
belt only!
belt!
3
This product
fulfills the requirements
of the Federal Motor
Vehicle
Safety
Standards
and IS certified
for use in motor
vehicles.
This
restraint
is not certified
for aircraft
use. It is onl intended
for use
as a forward
facing
child seat for children
weig L mg between
36
60 Ibs., and is not to be used in the home,
in boats, or other noncertified
applications.
This page will help you to recognize
the different
parts of your Cruiser.
Warning!
DO NOT place any child seat on front seat with air bag unless air bag
is turned off - DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur. The back seat is
the safest place for children 12 and under.
USE ONLY THE VEHICLE’S LAP AND SHOULDER BELT SYSTEM WHEN
RESTRAINING
THE CHILD IN THIS BOOSTER SEAT.
Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied.
unsecured child restraint may injure other occupants.
In a crash an
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING
INSTRUCTIONS
CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING
THE VEHICLE’S
INTERIOR
DURING
A SUDDEN
STOP OR CRASH.
SECURE THE CHILD
THIS INSTRUCTION
SEAT WITH
BOOKLET.
A VEHICLE
BELT AS SPECIFIED
IN
Sliding
USE ONLY THE VEHICLE’S
LAP AND SHOULDER
BELT SYSTEM
WHEN
RESTRAINING
THE CHILD IN THIS BOOSTER
SEAT. Under
no circumstances
should
ou use the Cruiser with two
oint seat
belts (lap belt only or s z oulder
belt only).
Your chl .Pd WIII be
seriously
injured
in the event
of a crash!
Head
Seat
belt
Support
Guide
The National
Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
recommends,
according
to accident
statistics,
that parents
select the rear seat
as the safest
location
for a child car seat. However,
the actual
dimensions
of the seat and the details
of the seat belts used to
attach
the child seat differ
from vehicle
to vehicle.
Please study
the section
on Compatible
Seat Belts. If in doubt,
consult
your
motor
vehicle
handbook
and your Britax
dealer.
The primary
protection
for occupants
of a motor
vehicle
in a
collision
is the structure
of the vehicle
itself,
and a child
seat
will not protect
a child when
the vehicle
sustains
very serious
damage.
However,
a child in a child seat correctly
installed
will
substantial1
improve
the chances
for survival
in all accidents.
Make sure t z at you understand
the correct
way to use this child
seat in your vehicle.
The Cruiser
has been carefully
Replacement
Cruiser
designed,
covers are available
4
manufactured,
and tested
from your Britax dealer.
5
B&x
Cruiser-Booster
Seal
for 1 ap/Shouider
Deits pay’:
i of (1
To protect your child in a crash, you must use the Cruiser together with seat belts
that are compatible.
Different vehicles have different types of seat belts. The Cruiser
must be used only wtth a lap & shoulder seat belt. Under no circumstances
should
you use the Cruiser with two point seat belts (lap belt only or shoulder belt onl )
Your child wtll be seriously Injured m the event of a crash1 There are lap & shoul J er
seat belts that will not work with the Cruiser. If your car has seat belts which are
attached to the door at the top or at the bottom, such belts will not work with the
Cruiser. Cruiser is onl intended for use in vehicle seats that are forward facing. This
restraint is not inten J ed for use in seats that are rearward facing or side facing. Do
not use it in such seats.
This restramt IS not certlfled for aircraft use. Aircraft seats have only lap belts
If )you have
any questions about what kind of belts you have, please refer to your
I.
ou purchased the Cruiser.
ve lcle s mstruction
book or return to the store where
The store will be happy to help you determine
if the bets7 are compatible
with the
use of the Cruiser.
In6 IS a lap & snouloer
A. Shoulder section.
B Lap section.
x
seat
5. Pull the shoulder belt here to tighte,n
the lap section. NOTE: Children
WIII
somettmes trv to put the shoulder belt
under their arin C&red this immediately
an mcorrectly
worn belt will cause
qunes in a crash
4. Thread the shoulder section of the belt
through the belt guide as shown.
oen.
NO
7. Your child and Cruiser should now be
secure.
Releasing Your Child
To release your child from the Cruiser
simply unbuckle the belt
fasten the belt across the Cruiser when it is
Do not leave your Cruiser loose. Always
not being used by your child.
REMEMBER
- NO CHILD
SEAT IS ESCAPE
PROOF!
seat belts are designed to meet the recognized standard
In the event of an emergen
for quick release. Children 7s ould be educated to not play with the seat belt buckle
After an accident, the Cruiser and seat belts should be replaced. Although they may
look undamaged,
there can be hidden damage or weakness.
2. Move the head support up or down
so that the slot in the seat belt guide is
level with your child’s
shoulder.
7
WARNING!
Use the Cruiser in vehicle
which
are forward
facing
Do not
or side
The cover of the Cruiser is held in place by a zipper on the back side and a
panel with velcro behind the child. Open the zipper and the panel and
carefully remove the cover.
seats
only!
use on rearward-facing
facing
vehicle
seats.
’
You must
use forward-facing
i
vehicle
seats with this restraint.
Side-facing
or
rear-facing
vehicle
seats in vans,
station
wagons
or trucks
CANNOT
be
used with this restraint.
CLEANING
THE COVER
Read the label on the cover
washable.
DO NOT machine
for washing
dry the cover
8
Seat
for iap/Shoulder
Belts
page
2 of 4
is machme-
- drip dry only
DO NOT take the head support apart when removing
the cover or cleaning
the Cruiser. It is unnecessary
and will damage the Cruiser.
detergents
or cleaning
Taking Off The Cover - Step 1
Lay the Crutser on a clean, flat SW
face and undo the hook and eye
found underneath
the head support
cover
Cruiser-Boosler
The cover
CLEANING THE HARNESS AND SEAT
Only use hand soap and warm water
DO NOT use solvents.
belts or seat structure.
Britax
instructions.
fluid as these may weaken
the
Taking Off The Cover _ Step 2
Unhook
the elastic loops from the
seat belt guides and gently pull off
the head support cover.
Taking
Off The Cover
- Step 4
Sit the Cruiser up. Unzip the cover at
the top and pull it down until you see
the two elastic ties near the bottom of
the head support guides.
Taking
Off The Cover
- Step 3
Gently lift up the cover flap and pull
it out from behind the head support.
Taking
Off The
The Cruiser should
Taking
Off The Cover
- Step 5
Turn the Cruiser onto its front and undo
both elastic ties. Pull the ties through to
the front and slip the cover off.
Putting
On The Cover - Ste
1
Pull the cover over the bottom o P the
Cruiser. Stop before you cover the
small holes
for the elastic
ties.
Putting
On The
Take hook end of
ties attached to the
and ush it through
nee s to use a straw
it through.
\/--x+-l1
Cover
- Step 6
now look like this.
stiiljs.
cover.
Cover
- Step 2
one of the elastic
inside of the cover
the hole. You ma
or pencil to pus i
Fasten the zip at the top of the
Putting
On The Cover
- Step 5
Put the head support cover back onto
the head su port, fastening the elastic
loops overt I: e seat belt guides. Finally,
ass the elastic hook and tie through
he holes in the head support
and
fasten them together.
F
11
10
DO NOT - Use the Cruiser in
a residence.
It has not been
designed
for home use and
should only be used in your
vehicle.
DO - Follow these instructions
in the order shown
before
installing the Cruiser in your
vehicle.
- Keep the instructions
for future reference.
DO
safe
NOT - Use anything,
such
as a cushion or coat to raise the
Cruiser off the passenger seat.
ln an accident the Cruiser and
vehicle seat belts would not be
able to protect your child as well
as they should.
Britax Child Safety,
Inc. (“Britax”)
retail purchaser
as follows:
warrants
this product
to the original
LIMITED
ONE YEAR WARRANTY.
When purchased
from an authorized
Britax dealer, this product
is warranted
against
defective
materials
or
workmanship
for one year from the date of original
purchase.
Proof of
DO
- Cover the Cruiser if it is
exposed
to direct sunshine.
Metal fittings can become hot
to touch in sunny weather and
the cover
fabric
may also
become faded.
DO
NOT
- Attempt
to
disassemble or modify any part
of the Cruiser or your vehicle
seat belts.
DO
DO - Put the Ii htest passenger
on the seat befind the Cruiser
if seat-belts are not available on
the back seats. In an accident
a heavy passenger could cause
more injuries to your child than
a light one.
DO NOT - Leave loose objects,
such as books or lug age, in the
back of your vehlc3 e. Always
keep them secure. If you stop
suddenly loose objects will keep
moving. They can then cause
serious injuries.
- Store Cruiser in a safe
place when it is not being
used. Avoid placing
heavy
objects on it.
DO
NOT
- Leave foldable
passenger
seats unlatched.
If
ou stop suddenly a loose seat
II ack could prevent the Cruiser
from protecting
your child.
DO
- Secure this child restraint
even when it is not occupied.
tn a crash an unsecured
child
restraint
may injure other
occupants.
DO
NOT
- Leave children
alone in your vehicle, even for
a short time.
DO
e ortgmal
make
purchase
rice of the
product.
Britax
reserves
the
substitutions.
To make a claim under this Warranty,
you must contact
the authorized
dealer from whom
the product
was purchased
or, if you cannot
locate
the authorized
dealer, contact
Britax, Customer
Service Department,
460R Creenway
Industrial
Drive, Fort Mill SC 29715,
or call 1-888-4
BRITAX
(I-888-427-4829).
Proof of purchase
is required
PLEASE
COMPLETE
REGISTRATION
CARD
EXPEDITE
WARRANTY
AND
MAIL
THE PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER
WITHIN
THIRTY
(30) DAYS OF PURCHASE
TO
CLAIMS.
WARRANTY
LIMITATIONS.
This Warranty
does not include
damages
which arise from consumer
negli ence, misuse, normal sun fading or use
not in accordance
with the pro ti uct Instruction
guide
This Warranty
is
not transferable
and therefore
does not apply to secondhand
products.
LIMITATION
OF DAMAGES.
are exclusive
and in lieu of all
no event will Britax be liable to
consequential
damages,
arising
The Warranty
and remedies
set forth above
others, oral or written,
ex ress or im lied. In
you for any damages,
inc P-udmg ~CI -8 ental or
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 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 IImitations
on how long an implied
Warranty
lasts or the exclusion
or IImItation
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. Britax does not authorize
any person to create for it any other
warranty,
obligation,
or Itability
in connection
with this product.
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Seat
f<,r Lap/Shoulder
Belts
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Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Return the attached
registration card or send your name, address, and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing
date to:
Britax Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Creenway Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Drive
or call
(888) 48RITAX
For recall information,
call
the U.S. Government’s
Auto Safety Hotline
at 1 (800) 424-9393
In the DC area call 1 (202) 366-0123
Fill out the registration
in today!
m
Brltax
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to your Cruiser and mail it
BRITAX Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Creenway Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Tel: (888) 48RITAX
Britax
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Cruiser-Booster
PNOCM-007
Seat
for Lap/Shoulder
Belts
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Britax
STARRISER
This product fulfills the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards and is certified for use in motor vehicles. It is
only Intended for use as a forward facing car seat for children
weighing between 30-80 Ibs., (13.6-36 Kg) and is not to be used
ln the home, In an aircraft, in boats, or other non-certified
applications.
COMFY
FAILURE
TO FOLLOW
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING
INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING THE
VEHICLE’S INTERIOR DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
Booster Seat
Backrest
For children between
SECURE THE CHILD RESTRAINT WITH A VEHICLE BELT AS
SPECIFIED IN THIS INSTRUCTION BOOKLET.
30 - 80 Ibs (13.6 - 36 kg)
USE ONLY THE VEHICLE’S LAP AND SHOULDER
BELT SYSTEM WHEN RESTRAINING THE CHILD IN THIS BOOSTER
SEAT. Under no circumstances should you use the Starriser/Comfy
with two point seat belts (lap belt only or shoulder belt only).
Your child will be seriously injured in the event of a crash!
WARNING!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends,
according to accident statistics, that parents select the rear seat
as the safest location for a child car seat. However, the actual
dimensions of the seat and the details of the safety belts used
to anchor the child seat differ from vehicle to vehicle. Please study
the section on Compatible Seat Belts. If in doubt, consult your
motor vehicle handbook and your Britax dealer.
The primary protection for occupants of a motor vehicle in a
collision is the body of the vehicle itself, and a child restraint
will not protect a child when the vehicle body sustains very serious
damage. However, correctly installed restraints will substantially
improve the chances for survival in all accidents. Make sure that
you understand the correct way to use this restraint in yourvehicle.
4
Introduction
Compatible Seat Belts
incompatible
Seat Belts
Adjusting & Installing Your Starriser
Using The Comfy Backrest
Important
Notes
Care and Maintenance
Warranty
Recall Information
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Thank you for purchasing the Britax Starriser booster seat/Corn
backrest. With
roper use and care the Starriser and Comfy wify I
make your chrl4 s travelling experiences more enjoyable for years
to come.
WARNING!
Make sure your read and understand
this information
booklet
before using your Starriser or Comfy. Please store the booklet in
the Starriser’s side pocket for future use.
Starriser is a belt-positioning
booster
point seat-belts
and children who
pounds (13.6-36
Kg).
The Comfy
Starriser.
can only be used when
seat, for use only with threeweigh between
30 and 80
correctly
attached
to the
Use onl the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt system when restraining
the chi Yd in this booster seat.
Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied.
an unsecured restraint may injure other occupants.
In a crash,
. Never use the Starriser/Comfy
in a vehicle front seat
with an airbag unless the airbag is off!
. Never use the Starriser/Comfy
with a lap belt only!
. Never use the Starriser/Comfy
with a shoulder
l
Use only with
a lap/shoulder
belt only!
belt!
Brltax
StarrIser-Eooster
SeatKorrify
Backrest
page
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WARNING!
Use the StarriserlComfy
in
vehicle seats which are forward
facing only!
To rotect your child in a crash, you must use the Starriser to ether
wit4 seat belts that are compatible. Different vehicles have dt75erent
es of seat belts. The Starriser can only be used with three point
xt!oulder
& lap ) safety belts.
: There are three point belts that will not work
You cannot use the kind of seat belts where
attachment
points are motorized or installed
) Use another seating position. As a rule, the rear
seating position.
Make sure ou check the vehicle handbook
the seat bets.
Y
Do not use on rearward-facing
or side facing vehicle seats.
with the Starriser.
one or both of the
in the vehicle door.
seat is the preferred
for information
7
YOU must use forward-facing
vehicle seats with this restraint.
Side-facing
or rear-facing
vehicle seats in vans, station
wagons or trucks CANNOT be
used with this restraint.
on
’
WARNING!
Never use the StarriserKomfy
with two point belts (lap belt or
shoulder belt onl ) of any kind! The child could be seriously injured
in case of a eras tr This Restraint is not Certified for Aircraft use.
Aircraft seats have only two point seat belts.
Do Not place any child seat on front seat with airbag unless airba
is turned off-DEATH
or SERIOUS INJURY can occur. The bat a
seat is the safest place for children.
If you have any questions about what kind of belts you have in
your car, please return to the store where you purchased
the
StarriserKomfy,
and the store will be happy to help you determine
if the belts are compatible with the use of the Starriser.
: StarriserKomfy
is only intended for use in vehicle seats that are
forward facin
This restraint is not intended for use in seats that
are rearward 7acmg or side facing. Do not use it in such seats.
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5
The
the
the
use
pur ose of the Starriser belt-adjustin
booster seat is to adapt
adu Pt webbing of the vehicle’s seat t elts to the body size of
child, so it is important to adjust the width correctly and to
the height adjuster.
Adjusting
Starriser.
Place the Starriser in the vehicle,
in a seating position with one
of the allowed
three-point
safety belts. See illustration 3.
Make sure the shoulder
belt
runs under the armrest nearest
the buckle and that the lap belt
runs under both armrests.
.
1
See illustration
I. The two armrests of the Starriser are
to be snug against the hips of the child,
so as to bring the lap belt close to the
body.
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Illustration
1
/
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To adjust
the width
of the
Starriser, see illustration 2. Loosen
the knob and pull the sides of the
booster apart. Make sure that the
cover holders are adjusted to the
new position.
Find the shoulder belt adjuster
strap and attach it to the adult
shoulder belt. Simply thread the
adult webbing
into the belt
guide clip. See illustration 4.
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If the belt adjuster strap is too
long or too short, adjust the
length so that it fits snu ly
against the shoulder
of t77e
child.
As your child grows, you will have
to re-adjust
the width of the
Starriser.
Illustration
Belt
Culde
Clip
2
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Booster
SeatComfy
Backrest
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If ou move the Starriser to another
a 2 just the belt adjuster strap.
vehicle,
you may have tc
WARNING!
Children sometimes put the shoulder belt under their arm. Pleas1
correct this immediately,
and explain. to the child that the bel
might cause internal injuries in a crash.
When not in use keep your Starriser attached
to keep it from striking passengers in a crash.
Please make sure you understand
how to use the Starriser. The
Comfy can only be used when correct1 installed on the Starriser.
The same rules apply for the use of t K e Starriser/Comfy
as for
the Starriser.
Attaching
the Comfy
to the seat-belt
Carefully open the slot covers
at the rear end of the Starriser.
Insert the connectors
(1) into
the recesses (2) and lock. The
connectors will snap into place.
Always
make sure that the
connectors are fully engaged in
the recesses and not just fed
through the slots in the fabric
cover.
NOTE: If you have trouble attaching your Comfy, adjust the width
of the Starriser until you see the slots to locate the Comfy. There
is a red guide block located (2) inside the slots inside the shell.
This block can be moved from side to side using a screwdriver.
Slide the uide block into osition until the slots line up. Attach
the Corn 6 by pushing it 8 own until it snaps into place.
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While pushing down on
the Comfy
insert the
wedges
into the slots
behind the connectors.
Push down
until the
wed es lock into place.
Re-c f eck your Comfy to
ensure that it is installed
correctly as shown.
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Wedge
WARNING!
Leave the
wedges attached to the
Comfy. If not attached,
the wedges could be lost or pose a choking
Wedge
Inserted In
Position
DO - Set a good example by always wearing your seat belt.
Make sure it is a firm rule that the car doesn’t move until
everyone is buckled up. Make no exceptions for adults
or children.
DO
Always check the Starriser/Comfy
for heat before placin
a child into the seat. Plastic Darts can become hot to tout Ii
in sunny weather.
DO
Put the lightest passenger on the seat behind the Starriser/
Comfy. In an accident, a heavy passenger could cause
more injuries to your child than a light one.
DO
Secure this child restraint even when it is not occupied.
In a crash, an unsecured child restraint may injure other
occupants.
DO
Make sure that the StarriserKomfy
does not become
trapped by a folding car seat or in the door or trunk lid of
your car.
hazard for children.
The belt guide clip attached to
the strap of the booster stows
on the retaining form (3) of the
backrest.
Bring the backrest
forward and clip on the guide.
DO - Replace any worn seat belts immediately.
Remove the
Starriser/Comfy
and inspect
the vehicle
seat belt
periodically for signs of wear, fraying or damage.
Adjusting
the height of the
Comfy Unzip the back cover of
the backrest. Push the “Press”
button (4) and ull the Comfy
upwards, out o P the slots. Refit
to the desired height (so that the
shoulder
belt guides are just
slight)
above
the
child’s
shoul er). Slrde down untrl the “Press” button clicks into place.
Close the zipper. Adjust the backrest to fit the vehicle seat by
pivoting the Comfy so that it rests flat against the seat back of
the vehicle. If necessary, adjust the vehicle’s headrest to allow
the Comfy to Ire flat.
DO NOT - Leave children
time.
DO NOT
alone In your car, even for a short
-Attempt
to disassemble
or modify any part of the
Starriser/Comfy
or your vehicle’s seat belts.
DO NOT - Use anything, such as a cushion or coat to raise the
Starriser/Comfy
off the
assenger
seat. In an
accident the StarriserICom
R and vehicle’s seat belts
would not be able to protect your child as well as
they should.
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Backrest
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The cover of the Starriser is held in place by buttons visible when
you turn the product upside down. Be very careful when removing
the cover to avoid tearing. Unbutton
the cover and follow the
care instructions
below.
To remove the cover from the Comfy for cleaning, unzi the back
of the cover and slide it free of the Comfy’s main shel Pand over
the headrest.
Cleaning
the Cover
The StarriserKomfy
cover is machine
washable
Do Not use chlorine bleach.
Machine Wash-Warm
Temp
(lOO”F/4O”C),
Medium Wash
Hand Wash-Warm
Temp (lOO”F/4O”C)
Drying-Line
Dry-Do Not machine dry.
If the main shell becomes dirty, it can be washed off with water.
Do not wash with household detergents or with solvents - these
can weaken the seat shell.
tf Starriser or Starriser + Comfy is used in a vehicle that incurs
serious bodv damage in a collision, the oroduct must be reolaced.
Most vehicle IiabiliG insurance pobcies will cover the replaiement
of child restraints.
It is not possible to ade uately inspect the
Starriser to determine if it has been damage 1., simply return the
product to the place of purchase for disposal.
It is recommended
not to use child restraints older than 6 years
or restraints that have been in a seveie crash (i.e. main vehicle
body structure distorted).
This ensures that no hidden damage
or deterioration
has occurred.
The Starriser booster seat and Corn
backrest was manufactured
by Britax Child Safety, Inc. Fort Mify I, SC. (Britax Model 171).
Britax Child Safety, Inc. (“Britax”)
original retail purchaser as follows:
wmb4tvY.
To make a claim under this Warranty,
you must contact the
authorized
dealer from whom the product was purchased or, if
you cannot locate the authorized dealer, contact Britax, Customer
Service Department
at (888) 427-4829
or write to 460-R
Greenway Industrial Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Proof of purchase
required.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER
REGISTRATION
CARD
WITHIN
THIRTY
(30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE TO EXPEDITE WARRANTY
CLAIMS.
WARRANTY
LIMITATIONS.
This Warranty
(does not) include
defects
which arise from ne&Eence.
misuse or use not in
accordance with the product in’struction guide. This warranty
is
not transferable
and therefore does not apply to second hand
products.
LIMITATION
OF DAMAGES. The Warranty
and remedies as set
forth are exclusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, express
or implied. In no event will Britax or the dealer selling this product
be liable to ou for any damages,
including
incidental
or
consequentia Ydamages, arising out of the use or inability to use
this product.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
re ister this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name,
a cfdress, and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing
date to:
Britax Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Creenway
Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(888) 4BRITAX
For recall information.
call
the U.S. Government’s
Auto Safety Hotline
at 1 (800) 424-9393
In the DC area call 1 (202) 366-0123
Britax
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Drive
or call
Fill out the registration
and mail it in today!
Seat/Comfy
to the
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LIMITATION
OR WARRANTIED
AND OTHER WARRANTY
TERMS AND STATE LAW RIGHTS. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE,
SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE DURATION
AND TERMS OF THE EXPRESS
WRITTEN
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY
LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTIAL
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
Britax nor the dealer selling this product authorizes
any person
to create for it any other warranty,
obligation,
or liability in
connection with this product.
StarrIser-Oo%ter
this product
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY.
When purchased
from an
authorized Britax dealer, this product is warranted a ainst defective
materials or workmanship
for one year from the 9 ate of original
urchase Proof of purchase is required. Your exclusive remedy
Por this.. Warranty
is that Britax will, at its option, provide
replacement
parts, repair or replace this product or refund the
original purchase price of the product. Britax reserves the right
to discontinue
or change fabrics, parts, models or products, or
to make substitutions.
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B&x
warrants
4
card attached
to your Starriser/Comfy
BRITAX Child Safety, Inc.
460-R Greenway Industrial
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Tel: (888) 4 BRITAX
Drive
PN OCK-038
07198
CENTURY
PRODUCTS
COMPANY
DIVISION/GRACO
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia, OH 440562096
Phone:
Customer service (800) 837-7311
Other
(330) 46&2000
Consumer Relations-Parts
(800) 566-2276
CHILDRENS
PRODUCTS
http:\\www.centuryproduct~com
www.gracobaby.com
Fax: (330) 650-2875
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Carol Helminski
at 800-837-7111 Ext. 4379 or 410-349-8892
or Cathy Swaney at 800-837-7111 ext. 4316.
Infection control protocols or warranties available?
If yes, description attached?
History of Medicaid/msuranceIstate
disability purchases for individuals?
ff yes, roll call of states attached?
km:
Weight
ranges
30 Ibs.
20-40 Ibs.
30 Ibs.
20-40 Ibs.
30-60 Ibs.
20 Ibs.
Assura (no base)
use exclusive level
Next Step
27-52”
20-65 lbs.
Snug Ride
Infant Car Seat
26” or less
up to 20 Ibs
Grace: Cherish
Infant Car Bed
up to 20”
up to 9 Ibs.
Product
installation
spec&ations
Appropriate vehicle environments:
at a glance for clinicians:
(check any that apply)
Certified for use rear-facing with children up
to fit comfortably rear-facing. When child can no longer
comfortably fit and knees remain bent, child should use this
seat forward facing only if the child is over 20 lbs. and can
Smart Fit
Corporate companies, State, County, City
ounts for SAFE KIDS, Kiwanis, Jaycees, Shriners,
Other manufacturer
comments
regarding
issues for medical/disability
CalI Century Products Co. for a distributor near you-Contact
or Cathy Swaney at 800-837-7111 ext. 4316.
clinicians
and
safety
Carol Helminski
Schools ..Call Century for info.
specialists?
at 800-837-7111
Ext. 4379 or 410-349-8892
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Products
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Childrens
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Century Products Company
Stage II Car Seat
NextStep
Car Seat
Model No. 4920
Youth Mode
Century Products Company
Convertible Car Seats
SmartMove
SmartMove &point
Model No.4710/4712
Sn7artFitTM
with Adjustable Base
Model No. 452 7
Century
Products
Co.
DIV /Grace
Chlldrens
Products
page
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1 IMPORTANT
1
INFORMATION
Thank you for selecting the Century Smart MoveTM
Convertible Car Seat for your child.
No child restraint system (car seat) can
guarantee protection from injury in every
situation, but proper use helps reduce the
risk of serious injury or death.
% Registration
Information
Child restraints (car seats) could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in
a recall. Send your name, address, and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing
date to:
Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia, Ohio, 44056-2096
For recall information,
call the U.S. Government’s
Safety Hot Line at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
D.C. arca).
Fill out the registration
mail today.
Auto
in
card attached to your car scat and
* Safety First Check IAt
ti Read Rc understand
labels.
instruction
booklet
and car seat
/ Infants less than 20 Ibs. (9 kg.) must USCcar seat
rear-facing.
c/ Do not use car scat rear-faring
equipped
/ Children
in 5catins posttion
with air bag.
ride in the back seat whcnevcr possible
d Never leave baby unattended.
fl Install
car scat securely.
Save this instruction
manual for
future use. Store in base of car seat
1TABLE
OF CONTENTS
I
Page:
1
Important
3
Warnings
4
Basic Information
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k: DO NOT use rear-facing
child restraint in a seating
position equipped with an air bag. Your child’s head
and neck may be seriously injured when an inflating
air bag hits back of child restraint.
For front
passenger side air bags, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for child restraint installation
instructions.
* Usage:
/
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Height
& Weight
8
Adjusting
9
Car Seat Installation
1
k Failure to follow the instructions
in this booklet can
result in your child striking the vehicle’s interior
during a sudden stop or crash. Secure this child
restraint with a vehicle seat belt as shown in this
booklet.
Information
5 General Installation
I AWARNINGS
Instructions
Limitations
Car Seat Angle
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11
Changing
Harness Strap Positions
13
Placing Child In Car Seat (5-Point
16
Placing Child In Car Seat (Overhead
18
Infant Head Support (Optional)
19
Vehicle Seat Belts
System)
Shield)
k If a forward-facing
child restraint must be used in
the front passenger seat equipped with an air bag,
always move the vehicle seat as far back as possible.
% Special Information:
22
Aircraft
22
Replacement
22
Second Hand Car Seats
22
Product Care & Cleaning
22
Inspection
23
Product Label Location
24
Need Help
25
Replacement
Parts
26
Replacement
Parts Order Form
@ Infants less than 20 Ibs. (9 kg.) must use this car seat
rear-facing.
Serious crippling
injury or death can
result if infant faces front of vehicle.
Use
After An Accident
fi Century urges parents to place children in the back
seat of a vehicle. Experts agree that children are
safer in the back seat.
* The vehicle seat belt system must hold the car seat
securely. Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with
a car seat. Read the section on vehicle seat belts
carefully to determine
proper use in your vehicle.
3: Smart Move must be able to rotate freely upon
impact.
Some compact vehicles may not
accommodate
Smart Move.
* If your Century car seat is in an accident, it must be
replaced. Do not use it acain! An accident can cause
unseen damage. Baby could be seriously injured or
killed.
* Do not use accessories or parts supplied by other
manufacturers.
Their use could alter the function
the car seat and cause serious injury or death.
S-Point
Century
Smart Move Convertible
Overhead
Car Seat Instructron
Shield
2
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of
pASlC
INFORMATION
% Certification
1 GENERAL
INSTALLATION
* Government
Alert
The Century Smart Move” Convertible
Car Seat
meets all applicable requirements of Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 (FMVSS-213)
for the
United States.
The National Highway
Traffic Safety
Administration
(NHTSA)
alerts vehicle owners that,
according to accident
statistics, children are safer
when properly restrained in
the back seat of a vehicle than
in the front seat.
For use in motor vehicles
For use in air travel (see page 22)
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+ Unoccupied
aBg
Heavy or Sharp Items
Always secure your Century car seat with a vehicle
seat belt, even when unoccupied. An unsecured car
seat can injure other passengers in a sudden stop or
accident.
Do not carry heavy objects, including groceries, loose
in the vehicle. Any loose object can become deadly in
a sudden stop or accident.
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Car Seat
Do not give your child hard, sharp or long pointed
items such as an ice cream stick, lollipop, pencil or
pen. A sudden stop or accident could cause your
child to be injured.
* Dangerous Vehicle Seats
A car seat must be used only on vehicle seats which
face forward. Do not use on rear-facing or
side-facing vehicle seats.
% Vehicle Seat Protection
Continuous use of a car seat on a vehicle seat may cause
damage. To protect your vehicle seat, use a mat or thin
blanket under your car seat.
Side-f&zing
% Warm Weather
Hot parts can burn unprotected skin. Alwavs check
metal and mastic Darts before nuttinc child in car seat.
Drape a blanket over the car seat to protect it from direct
sunlight when not in use. A car seat’s metal and
plastic parts can become very hot in warm weather
even in the shade.
Mat OF Blanket
-%Cold Weather
It is easy to keep baby warm and comfortable in very
cold weather and still use the car seat correctly. Dress
baby in a warm suit with arms and legs that will not
interfere with buckling harness between legs.
Secure harness straps snugly on child’s shoulders
and hucklc between Icgs. then cover infant with blanket
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Century
Smart
Move
Convertible
Car
Seat
Instruction
Manual
page
3 uf 14
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1 hiEIGHT
& WEIGHT
LIMITATIONS
IA~ARNING
Read this section carefully.
serious injury
Incorrect
or death to child.
Your car seat can be used two different
1 weight and height of your child.
on the
l
Infants or toddlers 20 to 30 lbs. (9 to 13.6 kg.) and 27 to
32 inches (69 to 81 cm.) tall should face rear of vehicle as
long as feet do not touch vehicle’s seat back. If feet touch
vehicle seat back, use forward-facing.
Forward-facing:
Toddlers 20 to 30
(69 to 8 1 cm.) tall
unassisted may be
upright unassisted,
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* Small Babies
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a
small baby not be put into a car seat with a shield,
abdominal pad, or armrest if the baby’s face could touch
these objects in an accident.
lbs. (9 to 13.6 kg.) and 27 to 32 inches
and who are capable of sitting upright
forward-facing.
If unable to sit
keep rear-facing.
If your baby has a shoulder to rump
length of less than 9 in. (23 cm.),
Century recommends using an infant
only car seat, or a Smart Move Car
Seat with the 5-Point Harness System.
Once your baby grows and has a
shoulder to rump length greater than
9 in. (23 cm.), an overhead shield car
seat will be fine to use.
Toddlers 30 to 40 lbs. (13.6 to 18 kg.) and 32 to 40 inches
(81 to 102 cm.) tall must be forward-facing.
I /Rear-f:lrinL-1
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Forward-facing->
1
To avoid injuries from whiplash,
top of child’s ears must be below top
of car seat back. If top of child’s
ears are not, child is too large for the
car seat.
AWARNING
Your child can be seriously injured
when placed rear-facing if weight
exceeds 30 Ibs. (13.6 kg.) or feet
touch vehicle seat back.
Safety advocates agree children must face rear of vehicle up to
20 lbs. (9 kg.) and recommend keeping child rear-facing up to
twelve months of age. Smart Move is approved for children
from birth to 30 Ibs. (13.6 kg.) rear-facing as long as the child’s
feet do not touch the vehicle seat back when legs are fully
extended.
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LIMITATIONS
A preterm infant of less than 37 weeks gestation or low
birth weight infants may be at special risk in a vehicle or
aircraft. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
(July, 1990). such a baby may suffer breathing difficulties
while reclined in a car seat. Century advises that you have
your physician or hospital staff evaluate your baby and
recommend the proper car seat or car bed before you and
your baby leave the hospital.
I Rear-facing:
Infants from birth to 20 lbs. (9 kg. ) and up to 27 inches
tall (69 cm.) must be rear-facing.
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2Be
Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infant
usage can cause
ways depending
HEIGHT
continued:
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1ADJUSTING
SEAT ANGLE
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1CAR SEAT
$ Adjusting Angle:
Rear-facing
fBirth UD to 30 Ibs.
To change seating position:
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INSTALLATION
Forward-facing
(20 to 40 Ibs.)
NOTE:
Vehicles with
a rear seat center hump
may not accommodate
car seat in rear-facing
position. Simply
move car seat to left
or right rear seating
position.
Squeeze lever located under
front or rear of car seat.
Move car seat to desired
position by aligning pointer
to desired position.
Be sure car seat locks into
position and always readiust
vehicle belt before using.
1 Place
car seat on
vehicle seat firmly
against vehicle seat
back (rear-faring
for infants, or
forward-facing
for toddlers).
$ Seat Angle
Smart Move”
features four (4) positions.
Rear-facing:
Reclined Position 1:
most reclined position for
newborns and small babies to
rest comfortably.
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2 Thread vehicle
seat belt straight
through openings,
and buckle.
Reclined Position 2:
more upright position for
babies with more strength
in neck to hold head up.
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For rear-facing,
thread vehicle belt
over recline
lever on front of
car seat.
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Forward-facing:
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Semi-Upright
semi-upright
Position
position.
Upright Position
upright position.
3:
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4:
For forward-facing,
always route
vehicle belt behind
harness straps as
shown.
3 Press down firmly in
center of car seat to
compress vehicle’s
cushion as you
tighten vehicle seat
belt.
HINT:
When
using car seat in
forward-facing
position,
use your
knee to press down
center
of car seat.
Century
Smart
Move
Convertible
i
Car
Seat
Instruction
Manual
page
S (>I 14
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II CAR
SEAT INSTALlATlON
Rear-facing
{Birth up to 30 Ibs.1
; 4 Te\;t for .securc
instnllation:
Pull front to hack.
Twi\t
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Erorward-facing
1 CHANGING
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left to t-ight.
Rear-facing - Use middle or bottom slots which are at or
just below child’s shoulders.
Forward-facing - Must use top slots.
1 Loosen
harness straps. (See
page 13 for 5-Point Harness
Model; see page 16 for
Overhead Shield Model.)
If vchiclc wat belt
does not stm tight,
see Vehicle-Seat
Belt xxtion. pafc 19.
Rear-facing
HARNESS STRAP POSITIONS
Use proper harness slots:
(20 to 40 lbs3
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continuedl
only:
When using car seat war-facing,
car
sat
must be able to rotate freely from a reclined
to an upright position on impact. Test by
moving car seat thugh alI seating angles
(see page 8).
Overhead
Make sure nothing in vehicle interfew
with car seat rotation (i.e., back of front
vehicle seat).
Do not allow anything in base of car seat
to obstruct this rotation.
2 Remove harness strap loops
from the Splitter Plate.
Because of car seat
design, you may
experience some
1
movement of the
pointer in
positions 1 & 2.
This is normal.
Make sure you start
halting car seat with pointer in the locked position 1 or 2. During
vehicle scat belt tightening, the pointer may move slightly within
the colored zone.
j AWAKNING
Prevent
breathing
diffkulties
or injury.
NOTE: Placing car seat in
position 4 will ease rethreading
of harness straps.
Split&
3 Pull harness straps out of
current slots and thread
through desired slots.
NOTE: For case of
threading harness straps,
remove seat pad from back
portion of car seat. Make
sure harness straps are
threaded through same
slot of seat pad and
car seat.
Keep base level.
To Level Car Seat:
Vehicle must be on level
ground when leveling
car seat.
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Place rolled towel under
car seat to level.
Rolled
Towel
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Move
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Seat
lnstructlon
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II
Plate
1
1’
CHANGING HARNESS STRAP POSITIONS
continued:
4 Reattach
harness
1 PLACING
Splitter
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* Do not use strap covers (shown),
blankets, thick cushions, or
padding under harness straps
or child. They interfere with
proper fit of harness straps and
child could be ejected.
Plate
Harness System:
For Infants
or Small
* Never leave child unattended,
even when sleeping.
Sleeping children must be watched carefully; they
may become entangled in car seat’s straps and
Toddlers:
Put top loop of right belt
through Splitter Plate slot, then
nut ton 100~ of left belt
ihrough Splitter Plate slot.
CAUTION:
Make sure ends of
belts are behind Snlitter Plate.
Straps must not be twisted.
suffocate.
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Using 5Point
/F&
For Toddlers:
1 Loosen
harness straps by
pulling outward on &
belt tab (A) in front of car
seat, then pulling harness
straps (B) towards you.
Put bottom loop of right belt
through Splitter Plate slot, then
put bottom loop of left belt
through Splitter Plate slot so
that it overlaps right belt
already attached to Splitter
Plate. Straps must not
be twisted.
Overhead
Harness System:
(If your car seat has an Overhead Shield,
see page 16).
OR
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IN CAR SEAT
AWARNING
strap loops
to Splitter Plate using one of
the following steps depending
on the model you have:
5Point
CHILD
Shield:
2 Unhook harness tie from
harness strap on child’s left.
Put right belt through Splitter
Plate slot, then put left belt
through Splitter Plate so that
it overlaps right belt already
attached to Splitter Plate.
Straps must not be twisted.
5 Make sure Splitter Plate strap
passes between adjuster lever and
car seat shell (see arrow). NOTE:
Splitter Plate Belt must not be
twisted.
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Adjuster
6
Reattach
wat
pd
to hack
portion
3 Press red button and remove
harness tongues.
1
of cx
Lever
scat
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Smart
Move
Convertible
Car
Seat
lrlstructiorl
Manual
page
7 of 14
1 1 PLACING
)
CHILD IN CAR SEATcontinued]
1 PIJUNG
4 Place child in car seat. Child’s
bottom and back must be firmly
against the car seat back.
CHILD IN CAR SEATcontinued
8 To tighten harness straps,
pull outward on lower belt
in front of car seat.
IAWARNING
9 IMPORTANT:
The harness tie
keeps the harness straps close
and snug on child’s shoulders
and must be used.
Do not use harness straps loose, off the shoulders, or
unbuckled.
Harness straps must be snug or child could
be seriously injured.
Do not use accessories that
interfere with proper placement of harness straps.
Position harness tie at mid chest
or 3 in. (8 cm.) below child’s chin.
5 Place child’s arms through harness
straps and insert both tongues into
buckle.
10 Check
harness for snugness,
Harness straps must be snug
against child with just enough
room for you to insert one
finger between each harness
strap and child’s chest. Also
check that strap is snug across
child’s thighs.
6 Pull
up on tongues to be sure
buckle is firmly locked.
Periodically
adjust harness
straps as your child grows.
If necessary, support baby’s head
with two rolled towels. Be sure
towels do not interfere with the
harness straps.
7 From backside of harness tie,
slide harness strap over harness
tie tab.
Harness
Tie Tab
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Move Convertible
Car Seat InstructIon
Manual page 8 of 14
1s
\
1 PLACING CHILD IN CAR SEATcontinued]
1 PLACING
E#Using Overhead
IAWARNING
Do not use harness straps loose, off the shoulders, or
Shield:
(If your car seat has a 5-Point
System, see page 13).
Harness
CHILD IN CAR SEATcontinued~
unbuckled. Harness straps must be snug or child could
be seriously injured. Do not use accessories that
interfere with proper placement of harness straps.
1 Loosen
harness straps by
pressing red button to
release buckle and pulling
harness straps towards you.
5 Bring shield over child’s body and
position harness straps on shoulders.
Place belt between legs and buckle
latch tongue into opening closest
to child.
2 Unhook harness tie from
harness strap on child’s left.
6
Pull up on shield to be
sure buckle is firmly locked.
3 Lift shield over top of car seat.
7 From backside of harness tie,
slide harness strap over harness
tie tab.
Harness Tie Tab
4 Place
child
in car
seat.
Child’s
8 To tighten harness straps,
pull longer belt in front
of car seat.
bottom and back must be lirmiy
against the car seat back.
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Smart
Move
Convertible
Car
Seat
Instrlictlnn
Manual
page
9 of 14
1 VEHICLE
Check harness for snugness.
Harness straps must be snug
against child with just enough
room for you to insert one finger
between each harness strap and
child’s chest.
$ Combination
with Locking
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Periodically
adjust harness
straps as your child grows.
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Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
Belt
Install car seat per instructions
on page 9.
NOTE:
The locking latch plate on
some seat belts may slip and loosen
after being buckled on your car seat.
If this happens, flip latch plate over
as shown and re-buckle. Test
installation again to see if this
works. If not, move car seat to
another seating position.
If necessary, support baby’s head
with two rolled towels. Be sure
towels do not interfere with the
harness straps.
NOTE:
When harness straps are
positioned in the lowest set of slots
for baby, the harness tie is not
necessary with the overhead shield model. Harness tie
must be reattached when straps are in middle or upper set
of slots.
* Lap-Only
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1 Rotate
BELTS
Identify your vehicle seat belt. Your car seat must be used
with a vehicle seat belt that will stay tight while driving. If
your vehicle does not have a lap belt that will stay tight, see
your dealer.
9 Position harness tie at
mid chest or 3 in. (8 cm.)
below child’s chin.
10
SEAT
tab on front of shield
Retractor Lap-Only
To determine
below:
NOTE:
Shield does not need to
contact child when it is in the
closest position; the harness
system will restrain child.
Belts
Manually Adjust
Lap-Only Belts.
Belts.
if a lap-only
belt can be used, follow the steps
1) Pull on both halves of the vehicle seat
belts.
If one belt gets longer,
see step 2
If neither belt gets longer, install car seat
according to instructions.
2) Pull end that gets longer all the way out, allow belt to
retract 4-6” and pull again.
a8eInfant Head Support:
Some Smart Move’” car seat models come with an Infant
Head Support Cushion that can be used to cradle baby’s head
If belt gets longer do not install, check vehicle owners
manual or contact auto dealer for options.
1 Place
- If belt does not get longer, install the car seat per
instructions on page 9 substituting the instruction
below for those in step #3.
head support cushion around
vehicle belts (vehicle belts must be
threaded through center opening of
cushion).
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2 Fasten
vclcro~’ t1aps.
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Car Seat lnstructlon
Manual page 10 of 14
I9
Pull lap belt that moves all the way out. Buckle lap
belt. Release lap belt and remove slack in lap belt hy
pushing lap heir that nlovt’b 11110Ihe retractor while
pushing down on car \c;u to coniprcas vchiclc cushion.
VEHICLE
SEAT
BELTS
continued
1 VEHICLE
$ Belts Anchored
sk Continuous Loop Combination
Lap/Shoulder Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
Pull on latch plate. If belt slides
freely through latch plate, use
only with a locking clip located
on bottom front of car seat.
SEAT
BELTS
Forward
continued
1
of Seat Crease
Belts anchored forward of seat crease may not securely
hold your car seat. Check vehicle owner’s manual or auto
dealer.
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Latch Plate
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1 A WARNING
Do not use unless approved
After installation,
fastened.
by vehicle manufacturer.
check that car seat stays securely
I
Failure to use locking clip where required will result in
car seat not being securely held in place and your child
being seriously injured in a sudden stop or accident.
To install locking clip:
1 Place car seat in seating position
to be used.
Seat 'Crease
2 Thread belts into car seat and tighten lap belt.
3 With vehicle lap belt properly tightened,
hold the combination
lap/shoulder
belts together just behind the sliding latch
plate, and unbuckle belt.
4 Continue holding vehicle seat
belts together and slide locking
clip on vehicle seat belt
approximately
l/2 in. (1 cm.)
away from latch plate.
* Do Not Use These Vehicle Seat Belts
The following vehicle seat belts MUST NOT be used.
They will not restrain a car seat and child will be seriously
injured.
Lap/Shoulder
Lacking
aP
Belt with Sewn Latch Plate
Do not use. This type of vehicle seat
belt stays loose while driving. In a
sudden stop or accident it will lock,
but car seat may move forward and
cause serious injury. See your
vehicle dealer for options.
5 Rebuckle vehicle seat belt. HINT:
It may be necessary to
press car seat into vehicle cushion in order to rebuckle.
Automatic
Test installation again to see if car seat is secure. If it is
not, remove locking clip, adjust vehicle seat belt and
reattach locking clip.
(Passive) Seat Belts
Do not use these type of vehicle
seat belts to anchor your car seat.
See your vehicle dealer for options.
being used with a car seat. The vehicle seat belt will not
properly restrain an adult or child and serious injury
could occur. Do not use locking clip as a vehicle seat
belt shortncr.
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Car Seat Instrucilon
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1SPECIAL
* Aircraft
INFORMATION
1SPECIAL
Use
Use your Century car seat only on forward-facing
seats.
If any of these labels are missing, please call our Consumer
Relations Department toll free from the U.S. and Canada
l-800-837-4044,
or Worldwide at 2 16-963-2800.
aircraft
Installing a car seat on an aircraft is the same as installing
it in a vehicle.
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* Product Label Locations
Your Century car seat is certified
use on aircraft (see label on car sea
Most airlines in the U.S. and
Canada will allow you to use a
car seat if it carries such a label
and fits properly on the aircraft.
Contact your airline about their policy.
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INFORMATION
rBeLabel locations on car seat:
Front:
1 Smart
* Second Hand Car Seats
Century does not recommend loaning or passing along
your car seat when you are finished using it. Please do not
allow anyone (babysitter, relatives etc.) to use your child’s
car seat without first understanding all of the instructions
in this booklet.
Move Label.
2 Belt Here Label.
3 Century Label.
a89Product Care and Cleaning
Take special care to avoid saturating or wetting any labels
on the product during cleaning. It may destroy labels.
Clean your car seat shell with mild
soap and a damp cloth. Never use
“household cleaners”; they can
weaken plastic. Cloth seat pads may
be machine-washed separately on
gentle cycle and machine-dried
on
cool air setting.
Right Side:
4 Model & Manufacture
Date Label.
5 Position
Periodically
check and clean the harness buckle slot. If
dirty, buckle will not latch properly. Remove loose
objects, crumbs and any other debris from buckle. Never
lubricate buckle.
6 Belt
Position
Rear-Facing Label.
Harness straps are surface washable only
5
* Inspection
Regularly inspect harness system on your car seat. II
harness straps are frayed, harness assembly must be
replaced.
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Smart
Move
Convertible
Car
Seat
lnstructlon
Label.
Manual
page
12 of 14
23
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1SPECIAL
INFORMATION
continued
1
1REPLACEMENT
PARTS
* Label locations on car seat:
A. Fabric
Left Side:
B. Harness
(S-Point
Strap
Harness
C. Harness
@-Point
Tongues
Harness System only)
7 Warning/Air
Spanish Warning
10
Seat Pad
System only)
Bag Label.
8 Position Label.
9
1
D. Buckle & Crotch Strap
with Tongues @Point
Harness System only)
Label.
Belt Position
Rear-Facing Label.
8.95
E. Crotch Strap Slide
(S-Point Harness System only)
F. Fabric Shield Pad
(Overhead Shield only)
Back Side:
G. Harness Strap & Latch
11
Register your Car Seat Label.
12
Keep Base Free Label.
13
Read & Understand
Instructions Label.
(Overhead
11
I. Shield Height Adjuster Bar
(Overhead Shield only)
If you should have any problems with this product, call
toll-free l-800-837-4044
from anywhere in the U.S. or
Canada. Outside these areas please call 216-963-2800
8:OO am to 6:00 pm E.S.T Monday through Friday.
the following
J. Harness
Tie
K. Locking
Clip
L. Headrest
M. Infant
Or write us at: Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia, OH 44056-2096
Attention: Consumer Relations
Department.
Date
Tongue
only)
H. 2-Button Shield Pad
Retainer Clip (1)
(Overhead Shield only)
* Need Help?
Please have available
Shield
Foam
Head Support
N. Instructions
Sales
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& Parts Form
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Convertible
Car Seat
Instruction
Manual
page
13 of 14
[email protected] Smart Move’”
Convertible Car Seat
I
We must have this information
See label on side of car seat.
Model No.
to process your order:
Send your order, with check, money order, or
charge card number, in an envelope to:
Mfr. Date
Please make checks payable in U.S. Currency to:
CENTURY PRODUCTS COMPANY.
Or, charge your order to your VISA or MASTERCARD
filling in the following.
CARD
by
NUMBER:
I I I H I I I H I I I H I I I I
Cardholder’s Name
Card Exp. Date
SHIP TO:
Customer Name
Street Address
City
State
Check enclosed in the amount of $
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Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia, Ohio 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer Relations Department
Zip
Fabric Seat Pad
Harness Strap (5Point Harness System only)
Harness Tongues (5-Point Harness System only)
Buckle & Crotch Strap with Tongues
(S-Point Harness System only)
Crotch Strap Slide (5-Point Harness System only)
Fabric Shield Pad (Overhead Shield only)
Harness Strap & Latch Tongue (Overhead Shield only)
2-Button Shield Pad Retainer Clip (1)
(Overhead Shield only)
Shield Height Adjuster Bar (Overhead Shield only)
Harness Tie
Locking Clip
Headrest Foam
Infant Head Support
Instructions & Parts Fomr
Please indicate color of current part
NOTE: If requested color is not available a
similar
Century
Smarl
color will be substituted.
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Convertible
Car
Seat
InstructIon
Manual
page
14 of 14
You put more than your trust in US.‘~
1IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
I 1
No car seat can auarantee
Protection
from
injury
in every ssuation,
but proper
use
helps reduce
the risk of serious
injury or
death.
..-
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* Registration
MM
Child restraints (car seats) could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached
in a recall. Fill out the registration
card attached to
car seat and mail today or send your name, address,
and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing
date to:
Premiere
Instruction
Information
-
Manual
Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonra,
Ohio, 44056-2096
or call (330) 467-9671
For recall information,
call the U.S. Government’s
Safety Hot Line at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
D.C. area).
.-;.-Safety
First
Check
Auto
in
List
/
Read and understand
car seat labels.
/
A vehicle combination
lap/shoulder
belt MUST be
used properly when using car seat without
harness system.
/
Do not use vehicle
child.
ti Secure
/
Never
children
instruction
lap-only
manual
and
belt across front of
in back seat whenever
possible.
leave child unattended
c/ Do not use car seat after date shown on back or
six (6) years after manufacturing
date whichever
comes first.
r/ Do not allow anyone
Do not use this car seat until
understand
these
you
read
(babysitter,
relatives, etc.) to
use car seat wrthout first understanding
all
instructions.
and
instructions!
Incorrect
use can mean serious
injury
death to a child in a sudden
stop or
accident!
ENGLISH
PM-0705AA
or
Save this instruction
manual
for future use.
Store on side of car seat.
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1
1 TABLE
OF CONTENTS
AWARNINGS
Page:
1
3
Warnings
4
Basic Information
6
Height
7
Important
and Weight
Car Seat Use
12
Booster
15
Active Toddlers
Century
and Re-assembly
Removal
23
Re-assembly
Breverra
of Harness
of Harness
4ever leave
System
of Harness
System
Information:
Aircraft
Use
Second
Hand
Car Seats
Inspection
Product Care & Cleaning
Product
Need
Label
Location
Help?
Tether Strap
Replacement
Parts
Replacement
Parts Order
Classic
is in an accident,
it must be
not use if again!
An accident
can
damage
and using it could cause
or death.
30 NOT use accessories
or parts supplied
by
Ither manufacturers.
Their use could alter the
‘unction
of the car seat and cause serious
injury
lr death.
Seat Belts
22
26
27
27
28
29
If this car seat
replaced.
Do
:ause unseen
serious injury
Seat Belts:
Vehicle
% Special
Not all vehicle seat belts can be used with the
Breverra Car Seat. Read “Vehicle
Seat Belts”
section.
Car Seat Use
S Removal
System:
25
Never put a car seat in a front vehicle seat unless
recommended
by vehicle
owner’s manual.
Experts agree that children
up to age 12 are safer
in the back seat. For front passenger
air bags,
refer to vehicle owner’s manual
for car seat
installation
instructions.
Car Seat Installation
% Vehicle
24
24
24
Limits
Adjust Car Seat to Fit Child
9
10
16
Failure to follow the instructions
in this manual
and car seat labels can result in your child striking
the vehicle’s
interior
during a sudden stop or
accident.
Secure this car seat with a vehicle belt
as shown in this manual.
Information
lnstructlon
Form
Manual page 2 of 16
2
child
unattended,
even when
sleeping.
[ BASIC
INFORMATION
1BASIC
* Certification
$ Car Seat Useful
This car seat meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213:
Date shown
1
Life
wear and
on back of car seat if available.
vehicles.
For air travel use see “Aircraft
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continued
Due to changing
requirements
and normal
tear, DO NOT use car seat after:
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For use in motor
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INFORMATION
Use” section.
Example:
v(Yeadl
OR
Government
Alert
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Six (6) years after manufacturing
date.
The National Highway
Traffic Safetv
Administration
alerts
vehicle owners that:
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I Vehicle
According to
accident statistics,
children are safer when
properly restrained
in the back seat of a vehicle
than in the front seat.
All children up to age 12 should
seat of a vehicle.
Unoccupied
Seat Protection
Continuous
use of a car seat may cause vehicle seat
damage.
To protect upholstery,
use a car seat mat,
towel or thin blanket under car seat.
ride in the back
Car Seat
Always secure car seat with a vehicle seat belt, even
when unoccupied.
An unsecured
car seat can injure
other passengers
in a sudden stop or accident.
Car Seat
Dangerous
Vehicle
Mat, Towel
or Blanket
Seats
3 Warm Weather
Car seat must be used on vehicle seats which face
forward. Do not use on rear-facing or side-facing
vehicle seats.
,,
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Hot parts can burn unprotected
skin. Always check
metal and plastic parts before putting
child in
car seat.
Metal and plastic parts can become very hot in warm
weather, even in the shade. Drape a blanket over
car seat to protect it from direct sunlight when not in
use.
Rear-facing
Vehicle Seat
Side-facing
Vehicle
Seat
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i-BASIC
-
INFORMATION
z# Height
and Weight
continued
1
b,*
:
t
,,.r~
Limits
-,
:
ADJUST
CHILD
Adjust
IA WARNING
Read this section
carefully.
Incorrect
cause serious
injury or death.
and follow instructions
TO FIT
Straps
Harness
Harness straps MUST be through slots at
or just above (closest to) child’s shoulders.
use can
To Lengthen
or Shorten
Harness Strap
l
Find child’s weight
system use.
CAR SEAT
for harness
The instructions
are specific to whether you plan to
use the car seat with or without the harness system.
Car Seat With Harness
l
Weight
l
Minimum
Child’s
l
Requirements:
is 30 - 40 Ibs. (13.6 - 18 kg).
of 35 inches
shoulders
Adjuster
(89 cm) tall.
are not above
top harness
slots.
1
Bar
When shortening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull ends of harness straps down until
all slack is removed.
2 When lengthening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps from front of
car seat to desired length.
Booster
Without
Car Seat ,->
Harness
End of each
Booster
l
l
l
Car Seat Without
Harness
strap
must
be at least
Requirements:
Weight
is 30 - 60 Ibs. (13.6 - 27 kg).
Height
Child’s
from 35 - 50 inches (89 - 127 cm) tall.
ears are not above top of booster car seat.
3 Pull harness straps on front side to lock
adjuster bar.
4 When adjusting
harness straps, pull
harness straps through tongue to
remove all slack.
AWARNING
Harness straps must be snug on child’s
chest and low and snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
To avoid injuries
from
whiplash,
top of child’s ears
must be below top edge of
headrest.
If ears are
above headrest,
child is too
large for car seat.
With
6
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Breverra
Classic
Instruction
Manual
page
4 of 16
Shield
Without
Shield
I
ADJUST
CAR SEAT
CHILD continued
To Change
Slots
l
1
Harness
TO FIT
1CAR SEAT
I
INSTALLATION
1
* Car Seat With Harness System
30 - 40 Ibs. (13.6 - 18 kg)
Strap
If necessary,
install
(see “Re-assembly
section).
Lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps
out of current slots.
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
Never put car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
2 Thread harness
straps through
desired slots
at or just above
(closest to) child’s
shoulders.
1 Place car seat firmly on
vehicle seat and against
vehicle seat back.
NOTE:
For ease in
threading
harness
straps, reach behind
2 Lift flap in back of
seat pad and thread
vehicle seat belt
through belt slots.
3 Thread harness
straps behind
opening in metal
plate and adjuster
bar as shown.
Metal
Plate
Buckle vehicle
seat belt.
/
Slot
W
3 Press down firmly
center of car seat
to compress
vehicle’s cushion
as you tighten
vehicle lap belt.
4 Lift adjuster bar
and thread straps
over adjuster bar,
creating loop,
and down behind
metal plate as
shown.
HINT: Use your
knee to press down
in center of car seat.
5 Pull endsof
harness
4 Test for secure
Installations
l
Pull front to back
l
Pull left to rlyht
If vehicle seat belt
does not hold car seat
securely,
see “Vehicle
Scat Belt” scctlon
or move car scat t!) another seating
location and repeat stqx
1 througt7
AWARNING
End of each strap must be at least
2 inches (5 cm) below metal plate.
in
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Breverra
Classic
lristructlon
4
Manual page 5 of 16
ICARSEATUSE
* Placing
CAR SEAT
I
Child in Car Seat
4 Place child’s arms
through harness straps
and insert both tongues
into buckle.
AWARNING
Avoid
serious
injury
or death:
Pull up on tongues to
be sure they are locked
in buckle.
Vehicle seat belt MUST be routed
through
back of car seat when using
harness system.
Never place vehicle
belt in front of child when using
harness system.
5 Lock harness tie by
snapping
halves
together.
Do not use harness
straps that are
loose or unbuckled.
Harness straps
must be snug and positioned
over
shoulders
or child could be seriously
injured.
Check that harness tie
is locked by pulling
outward on each half.
Do not use head supports,
strap
covers, blankets,
thick cushions,
or
padding
under harness straps or child.
They interfere
with proper fit of
harness
straps and child could be
ejected.
6
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1
Unbuckle
harness tie b
pressing tab of harness
tie and pulling apart.
Shield
Position harness tie
at mid-chest,
about
3 inches (8 cm)
below child’s
chin.
IMPORTANT:
Harness tie m
be used to keep
harness straps close
and positioned
on child’s
2 Push in red button on buckle
tongues and pull out.
With
USE continued
Without
to release
7 Check that harness
straps are snug
with just enough
room to insert one
finger between
harness straps
and child’s chest.
NOTE:
Harness
straps must be
through slots at or
just above (closest to) child’s
Shield
n
3 Place child in car seat.
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of car seat.
8
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Breverra
Classic
Instructjon
Manual
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6 of 16
shoulders.
The thigh straps must
be low and snug on
hips, just touching
thighs.
shoulders.
OOSTER
CAR SEAT
USE
;$ Placing Child in Booster Car Seat
Without Harness System
30 - 60 Ibs. (13.6 - 27 kg)
If necessary,
(see “Removal
section).
remove
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
1
BOOSTER
continued
AWARNING
serious
injury
l
serious
injury
or death:
If child will not keep vehicle
shoulder
belt properly
positioned
on shoulder
or vehicle
lap belt properly
positioned
low and snug on hips,
just touching
thighs,
DO NOT use
this booster
car seat. Use a different
child restraint
system.
or death:
mShoulder
belt MUST be properly
positioned
over shoulder
(NOT
touching
child’s neck and NOT low
off shoulder).
8 DO NOT use shoulder
belt loose or
positioned
under
arm.
USE
AWARNING
To avoid
Read vehicle owner’s manual for
specific instructions on how to use
vehicle seat belts.
To avoid
CAR SEAT
1
Place child in booster car seat.
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of booster
car seat.
2
Place vehicle combination
lap/shoulder
belt across
child’s chest and low an
snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
n
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\
mNever use a vehicle
lap-on1
belt across
front o Y child; severe
abdominal,
head
and/or neck injuries
or death can result
in a sudden
stop or
accident.
Buckle vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt.
Pull vehicle shoulder belt
to adjust vehicle lap belt snugly.
) Lap portion
of lap/shoulder
belt
MUST be low and snug on hips, just
touching
thighs.
3
) DO NOTallow
child to
slide down in booster
//
car seat which could
“/
position
vehicle
lap
(/
belt across child’s
abdomen
and vehicle
shoulder
belt over
neck or face.
Shoulder belt MUST lay
across child’s shoulder
in red zone as shown.
If outside of red zone,
see next steps
for Comfort Clip use.
) Vehicle belts MUST lay flat against
child and MUST not be twisted.
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Breverra
Classic
Instruction
Manual
pac~e
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I
BOOSTER
continued
CAR SEAT
4 Thread vehicle shoulder
through Comfort Clip
exactly as shown.
USE
be
Comfort
Clip
5 Adjust Comfort Clip as hig
as possible without should
belt touching child’s neck.
Century
Classic
Instruction
MaWal
$ Comfort
Clip Use
Most vehicle shoulder belts are attached to
automatic
retractors which allow a child to
pull vehicle belt out and change position of
seat belt while sitting in booster car seat.
An improperly
positioned
vehicle seat belt
can cause serious injury or death. Use of
Comfort Clip helps restrict movement
of
vehicle seat belt. (See Booster Car Seat
Use section.)
Movement
of the vehicle seat belt through
the latch plate can allow an active toddler
to slide down in booster car seat and
re-position
vehicle lap belt over abdomen
and vehicle shoulder belt over neck or face,
Check to be sure vehicle shoulder belt is
properly positoned
over shoulder and snug
against child.
Breverra
TODDLERS
% Vehicle Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
To adjust, hook loose end
of Comfort Clip through
desired loop of webbing.
6
1ACTIVE
page 6 of 16
A Locking Clip may be used on this type of
vehicle seat belt to prevent movement
of
seat belt through latch plate limiting
toddler’s movement.
(See “To Install
Locking Clip” in the “Continuous
Loop
Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate” section.)
1
[VEHICLE
SEAT
BELTS
1
Read vehicle owner’s manual for specific
instructions on how to use vehicle seat
belts.
VEHlCLE
continued
* Lap-Only
SEAT
BELTS
Belts
identify vehicle seat belt. Car seat must be used
with a vehicle seat belt that will stay tight while
driving.
If vehicle does not have a lap belt that will
stay tight, see vehicle dealership.
Booster car seat must be used with a vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt. If vehicle does not
have a combination
lap/shoulder
belt, see vehicle
dealership
to have one installed or DO NOT use this
booster car seat without harness.
To determine
steps below:
if a lap-only
1) Pull on both halves
belt can be used, follow the
of the vehicle
- If one belt gets longer,
see step 2.
- If neither belt gets longer,
install car seat according
to
instructions
on page 9.
seat belts.
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h
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1
2) Pull end that gets longer all the way out, allow belt
to retract 4 - 6 inches (IO - 15 cm) and pull again.
% Combination
with Locking
Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
Belt
- If belt gets longer, check vehicle owner’s manual
or contact auto dealer for options.
- If belt does not get longer, install car seat per
instructions
on page 9 substituting
instruction
below for those in step #3.
l
Pull lap belt that moves all the way out. Buckle
lap belt. Release lap belt and remove slack in
lap belt by pushing lap belt that moves into the
retractor while pushing down on car seat to
compress
vehicle cushion.
OK to use. Follow vehicle owner’s
manual for specific instructions
on how
to use vehicle seat belts.
Do not use this type of vehicle
seat belt to secure child and
booster car seat.
NOTE:
When used with the harness
system, the locking latch plate on
some seat belts may slip and loosen
after being buckled through car seat.
If this happens, flip latch plate over as
shown and re-buckle.
Test installation
again to see if this works. If not, move
car seat to another seating position.
AWARNING
Never
front
head
death
stop
use a lap-only
belt across
of child; severe abdominal,
and/or neck injuries
or
can result from a sudden
accident.
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Breverra
Classic
Instruction
Manual
page
9 of 16
VEHICLE
continued
SEAT
* Continuous
BELTS
VEHICLE
continued
Loop Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Plate
El
Locking
With vehicle lap belt properly
tightened,
hold the combination
lap/shoulder
belts together just
behind the sliding latch plate,
and unbuckle belt.
4
Continue holding vehicle seat
belts together and slide Locking
Clip on belts l/2 inch (1 cm) i
or less away from latch
4
plate.
1n”_lc
Clip
IMPORTANT:
Locking Clip
MUST be no more than
l/2 inch (1 cm) away from
latch plate.
This vehicle seat belt system allows latch plate to slide
freely on vehicle seat belt and is OK to use with
booster car seat.
5
For active toddlers, a Locking Clip may be used to
prevent movement
of the lap portion of lap/shoulder
belt limiting a toddler’s movement
(see “Active
Toddlers” section).
l
To Install
Locking
Re-buckle
vehicle
+&cking
Ckp
!
>atch
Plate
seat belt.
HINT: When using car seat with harness system,
may be necessary to press car seat into vehicle
cushion in order to re-buckle.
Pull on latch plate. If belt
slides freely through latch
plate, a locking clip may
be used (stored on back
of car seat). (See “To Install
Locking Clip” section.)
6
Latch
BELTS
3
Belt with Sliding Latch
Pull on latch plate. If
belt slides freely through
latch plate, a locking clip
must be used (stored
on back of car seat).
(See “To Install Locking Clip”
section.)
SEAT
Plate
With Harness System:
Test installation
again to
see if car seat is secure. If not, remove locking
clip, adjust vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking
clip.
Without Harness System:
Check installation
to see
if all slack is removed from lap portion of vehicle
seat belt. If not, remove Locking Clip, adjust
vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking clip.
Clip
IAWARNING
Failure to use locking
clip where required
will
result in car seat not being securely
held in place
and child being seriously
injured
in a sudden
stop or accident.
AWARNING
Remove
1
Place car seat in seating
position
when
to be used.
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Instructm
Manual
page
10 of 16
Clip
used
Do not use locking
shortener.
WIthout Harness System:
Place vehicle
lap/shoulder
belt over child’s chest and thighs.
Buckle belts. Pull vehicle shoulder belt to adjust
lap belt snugly.
Breverra
Locking
not being
from
with
vehicle
19
seat belt
a car seat.
vehicle seat b& will not properly
adult or child and serious
injury
2 With Harness System:
Thread belt through
openings in car seat and tighten lap belt.
Century
it
The
restrain an
could occur.
clip as a vehicle
seat belt
VEHICLE
continued
SEAT
* Belts Anchored
BELTS
I
Forward
of Seat Crease
Belts anchored forward of seat crease (as shown
below) mav not securelv hold car seat. Check vehicle
owner’s manual or auto’dealer
l
l
Do not use unless
manufacturer.
After installation,
securely
fastened.
approved
check
by vehicle
VEHICLE
continued
* Automatic
SEAT
BELTS
(Passive)
Seat Belts
Do not use these vehicle seat belt
to secure your car seat. See vehicl
dealership
for options.
that car seat stays
Seat Crease
Seat Crease
OK to use. Follow vehicle owner’s manual
specific instructions
on how to use vehicle
* Lap/Shoulder
for
seat belts.
Belt with Sewn Latch Plate
DO NOT USE. This type of vehicle
seat belt stays loose while driving.
In a sudden stop or accident it
will lock, but car seat may move
forward and cause serious injury.
See vehicle dealer for options.
Do not use if shoulder and/or lap
belts are mounted to vehicle door.
If shoulder and/or lap belts are
NOTmounted
to vehicle door,
OKto use.
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Breverra
Clasw
lnstructlon
Manual page 11 of 16
l
1
RE-ASSEMBLY
SYSTEM
Shield and Harness Strap
Lift adjuster
Follow steps below to thread harness
system as shown.
bar and pull
harness strap out of
current
OF HARNESS
slots.
When re-assembling
harness system, be
sure harness straps are not twisted.
2 Unbuckle
harness tie and
slide harness tie off one
harness strap.
3 Push red button, pull tongue out of buckle and pull
harness strap through one unbuckled
tongue.
With
Without
Shield
Shield
4 Turn car seat upside down
and pull loose side of harness
strap out of car seat shell.
Turn car seat upright and
unbuckle other shield.
Pull harness
car seat.
@ Thread end of harness strap through seat pad,
both clips on bottom and back up through seat pad.
strap out of
Store all parts for future use.
@ Thread
end through
tongue.
@
end through
harness
0
22
Breverra
Classic
InstructIon
Manual
page
12 of 16
tie.
@Thread
end through slots and adjuster following
instructions
in “Adjust Harness Straps” in the
“Adjust Car Seat To Fit Child” section.
5 Push buckle and crotch strap down into crotch
strap opening.
Century
Thread
23
Pull buckle
out of buckle
slot.
1 SPECIAL
$: Aircraft
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
I
Use
* Product
Take special care to avoid saturating or wetting any
/;;&x&on
product during cleanrng. It may destroy
This car seat is certified for use
on aircraft when used with the
harness system (see label on
car seat). Most airlines in the
U.S. and Canada will allow you
to use a car seat if it carries
such a label and fits properly on
the aircraft. Contact airline about
l
l
Clean car seat shell with mild soap
and a damp cloth. Never use
“household
detergents”;
they can
weaken plastic. Cloth seat pads may
be machine washed separately
on
gentle cycle and machine dried on
cool air setting.
their policy.
Use car seat only on forward-facing
Install car seat on an aircraft
installed in a vehicle.
Care and Cleaning
aircraft
the same
seats.
Harness
way it is
straps are surface
To Remove
l
When used without the harness
system as a belt positioning
booster seat, this restraint is
not certified for use in aircraft
because there is no shoulder
belt available.
Harness
only.
and Seat Pad:
If using harness system, remove harness system
(see “Removal
of Harness System” section).
*Turn
car seat upside
down:
Using a screwdriver,
pry metal
rod loose from car seat shell
and slide off of elastic loop.
l
Turn car seat upright:
Unhook
* Second
System
washable
elastic
from “J” hooks.
Hand Car Seats
Century advises
car seat.
against
loaning
or passing
along
l
your
Pull seat pad off.
Reverse
harness
above steps for replacing
system.
seat pad and
/AWARNING
* Inspection
Periodically
check and clean the harness buckle
slot. If dirty, buckle will not latch properly
and
may cause serious
injury or death.
Remove
loose objects,
crumbs
and any other debris from
buckle.
Regularly
inspect harness system on car seat, If
harness straps are frayed or heavily soiled, harness
system must be replaced.
Clean buckle with only mild soap and water. Do not
use household
detergents.
Never lubricate buckle.
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Breverra
Classic
Instruction
Manual
page
13 of 16
SPECIAL
continued
I Product
1SPECIAL
continued
INFORMATION
Label
Locations
* Need Help?
If you need help with this product, call toll-free
I-800-837-4044
from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM E.S.T Monday through Friday.
Outside these areas please call (330) 963-2800.
IAwARNING
The following
labels must be on the car seat.
Failure to follow instructions
written on labels,
could result in serious
injury or death.
If any of these labels are missing,
Consumer
Relations
Department
U.S. and Canada I-800-837-4044,
(330)
Or write us at: Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
OH 44056-2096
Attention: Consumer
Relations
Department.
please call our
toil free from the
or worldwide at
963-2800.
Please
a2:Label
Riaht
1
locations
INFORMATION
on car seat
the following
information:
Date of Purchase:
Side:
Model
Failure to Follow Manufacturer’s
Instruction
(English) Label.
have available
Number
Manufacture
(#4):
Date (#4):
A
Left Side:
2 Failure to Follow Manufacturer’s
Instruction
(Spanish) Label.
% Tether
This car seat is designed to be used with the vehicle
belt system and meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213 without the use of a tether strap.
A tether strap may be added, if desired.
Back Side:
Threading
A tether strap provides additional
anchorage
for a
forward-facing
car seat. This may reduce the risk of
injury in some accidents if secured and used properly.
Instructions
Model Number/Manufacturer
Date Label.
Call l-800-837-4044
Read & Understand
Instructions
Label.
Bottom
6
Side:
Registration
Label
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Rreverra
Classic
Strap
lnstructlon
Maniual
page
14 of 16
27
for tether
strap information
1 REPLACEMENT
PARTS
A. Fabric Seat Pad
With Comfort Clips
$ 34.95
B. Shield
$ 10.00
withTongues
[email protected] Breverra’”
Classic/Premiere
Car Seat
I
1
I
We must have this information
to process your
order:
See label on back of booster car seat.
C. Tongues
(2)
$
5.50
D. Harness
Strap
$
3.75
Model
~~
No._
Mfr. Date
--
Please make checks payable in to:
CENTURY
PRODUCTS
COMPANY.
Or, charge your order to your VISA or MASTERCARD
by filling in the following.
E. Buckle
& Crotch
Strap
F. Metal Rod for
Crotch Strap
G. Harness
Tie
$
8.50
CARD
$
2.00
Cardholder’s
Name
Card Exp. Date
SHIP TO:
Customer
Name
Street Address
City
Check enclosed
Telephone
No.(
$
2.50
i
H. Locking
Clip
I. 2-Button
J. Instructions
$
Clip
$
& Parts Form
1.75
Please order new
Sales Tax Chat-l
ARKANSAS
Residents Add 6.5% Sales Tax
CALlFORNlAResrdents
Add State & Applrcable Local Sales Tax
GEORGIA
Residents Add State 8 Applicable Local Sales Tax
INDIANA Rwdents
Add State 5% Sales Tax
MARYLAND
Residents Add State 8 Applicable Local Sales Tax
NEW YORK Restdents Add State 8 Applicable Local Sales Tax
OHIO Residents Add 5.75% Sales Tax
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Chart
$2.00 = AK, HI, PR, VI, Guam
$5.00 = Canada (Air Mail)
$10.00 = Mexico (Air Mall)
All Others, call lor quote
(Air Mall)
Please
indicate
Zip
State
of $
in the amount
1
0 A. Fabric Seat Pad
0 B. Shield with Tongues
0 C. Tongues (2)
q D. Harness Strap
q E. Buckle & Crotch Strap
0 F. Metal Rod for Crotch Strap
0 G. Harness Tie
0 H. Locking Clip
0 I. 2-Button Clip
0 J. Instructions
& Parts Form
FREE
Comfort clips are not sold separately.
seat pad.
-
1.00
NOTE:
l All prices subject
to change.
l
NUMBER:
color of current
$
$
z
i
$
e
FREE
part
NOTE: If requested color is not available
a similar color will be substituted.
Shipping
& Hanc$;m&hart
$ .Ol to $5.00
$5.01 to $50.00
= $5.00
$50.01 to $200.00 = 10% of Order Total
$200 01 and over = 5% of Order Total
Shlpping
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Classic
Amount of Order
and Handling (See Chart)
OutsIde Contvuzntal USA
(See Add-On Chart)
TOTAL El
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InstructIon
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Manual page 15 of 16
Send your order, with check, money order,
or charge card number, in an envelope to:
Century Products
Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer
Relations
Department
You put more than your
Century
Breverra
Classic
instruction
trust
in US.‘~
Manual page 16 of 16
1IMPORTANT
l((
INFORMATION
No car seat can guarantee
protection
from
injury in every situation,
but proper use
he;yh reduce the risk of serious injury or
8 Registration
COr“TOUR”
Instruction
Information
Child restraints (car seats) could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached
in a recall. Fill out the registration
card attached to
car seat and mail today or send your name, address,
and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing
date to:
Manual
Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio, 44056-2096
or call (330) 467-9671
For recall information,
call the U.S. Government’s
Safety Hot Line at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
D.C. area).
* Safety
/
First Check
Read and understand
car seat labels.
4 A vehicle combination
used properly when
harness system.
/
Do not use vehicle
child.
4 Secure
ti Never
children
Auto
in
List
instruction
manual
and
lap/shoulder
belt MUST
using car seat without
lap-only
be
belt across front of
in back seat whenever
possible.
leave child unattended
c/ Do not use car seat after date shown on back or
six (6) years after manufacturing
date whichever
comes first.
c/ Do not allow anyone
use car seat without
instructions.
Do not use this car seat until you read and
understand
these instructions!
Incorrect use can mean serious injury
death to a child in a sudden stop or
accident!
ENGLISH
PM-0706AA
(babysitter,
relatives, etc.) to
first understanding
all
or
Save this instruction
manual
for future use.
Store on side of car seat.
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1
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(TABLE
I AWARNINGS
0F CONTENTS
Page:
I
1
Important
3
4
6
Warnings
Height
and Weight
Adjust
12
Booster
15
Active Toddlers
Car Seat to Fit Child
Car Seat Installation
Car Seat Use
Not all vehicle
seat belts
Contour
Car Seat. Read
section.
If this car seat
replaced.
Do
cause unseen
serious
injury
Car Seat Use
Vehicle
is in an accident,
it must be
not use it again!
An accident
can
damage
and using it could cause
or death.
DO NOT use accessories
or parts supplied
by
other manufacturers.
Their use could alter the
Frn;;$;
of the car seat and cause serious
injury
Seat Belts
and Re-assembly
22
Removal
23
Re-assembly
of Harness
of Harness
Never
System
of Harness
System
Information:
24
24
24
25
26
27
27
28
Aircraft
Use
Second
Hand
Car Seats
Product
Care
& Cleaning
Product
Label
Location
Replacement
Parts
29
Replacement
Parts Order
Form
Manual
2 of 16
inspection
Need Help?
Tether
Contour
can be used with the
“Vehicle
Seat Belts”
Seat Belts:
, * Special
Breverra
Limits
Never put a car seat in a front vehicle
seat unless
recommended
by vehicle owner’s
manual.
up to age 12 are safer
Experts a ree that children
air bags,
in the bat 1 seat. For front passenger
refer to vehicle
owner’s manual
for car seat
installation
instructions.
% Removal
System:
Century
manual
ant
striking
the
or accident
as shown ir
Basic Information
% Vehicle
I
Failure to follow the instructions
in this
car seat labels can result in your child
vehicle’s
interior
during a sudden stop
Secure this car seat with a vehicle
belt
this manual.
information
7
9
10
16
I
Strap
lnstructlon
page
3
leave
child
unattended,
even when
sleeping.
1 BASIC
INFORMATION
I
z# Certification
BASIC
INFORMATION
* Car Seat Useful
This car seat meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213:
For use in motor
l
For air travel use see “Aircraft
Life
Due to changing requirements
and normal
tear, DO NOT use car seat after:
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l
continued
wear and
Date shown on back of car seat if available.
vehicles.
Example.
Use” section.
Do not use this car
’ Iseat after December
Year
)I
(
OR
a2:Government
Alert
l
Six (6) years after manufacturing
date.
The National Highway
Traffic Safety
Administration
alerts
vehicle owners that:
l
l
% Vehicle
According to
accident statistics,
children are safer when
properly restrained
in the back seat of a vehicle
than in the front seat.
All children up to age 12 should
seat of a vehicle.
% Unoccupied
Seat Protection
Continuous
use of a car seat may cause vehicle seat
damage.
To protect upholstery,
use a car seat mat,
towel or thin blanket under car seat.
ride in the back
Car Seat
Always secure car seat with a vehicle seat belt, even
when unoccupied.
An unsecured car seat can injure
other passengers
in a sudden stop or accident.
Car Seat Mat, Towel
% Dangerous
Vehicle
or Blanket
Seats
% Warm Weather
Car seat must be used on vehicle seats which face
forward. Do not use on rear-facing or side-facing
vehicle seats.
Hot parts can burn unprotected
skin. A/ways check
metal and plastic parts before putting
child in
car seat.
Metal and plastic parts can become very hot in warm
weather, even in the shade. Drape a blanket over
car seat to protect it from direct sunlight when not in
use.
Rear-facing
Vehicle
Seat
Side-facing
Vehicle
Seat
4
5
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SIC INFORMATION
* Height
and Weight
continued
Limits
1
ADJUST
CHILD
#c Adjust
-1
IA WARNING
Read this section
carefully.
incorrect
cause serious
injury or death.
and follow instructions
Harness
TO FIT
straps
Harness straps MUST be through slots at
or just above (closest to) child’s shoulders,
use can
To Lengthen or Shorten
Harness Strap
l
Find child’s weight
system use.
CAR SEAT
for harness
The instructions
are specific to whether you plan to
use the car seat with or without the harness system.
Car Seat With Harness Requirements:
l Weight
is 30 - 40 Ibs. (13.6 - 18 kg).
Minimum
of 35 inches (89 cm) tall.
Child’s shoulders
are not above top harness
l
l
Adjuster
slots.
1
Bar
When shortening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull ends of harness straps down until
all slack is removed.
2 When lengthening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps from front of
car seat to desired length.
Booster
Car Seat Harness
Without
1
End of each
Booster
Car Seat Without
Harness
strap
must
be at least
Requirements:
l
Weight
is 30 - 60 Ibs. (13.6 - 27 kg).
l
Height
from 35 - 50 inches
l
Child’s
ears are not above top of booster
(89 - 127 cm) tall.
car seat.
3 Pull harness straps on front side to lock
adjuster bar.
4 When adjusting
harness straps, pull
harness straps through tongue to
remove all slack.
To avoid injuries
from
whiplash,
top of child’s ears
must be below top edge of
headrest.
If ears are
above headrest,
child is too
large for car seat.
Harness straps must be snug on child’s
chest and low and snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
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1
I i
6
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page
4 of 16
With
Shield
Without
Shield
ADJUST
CAR SEAT
CHILD continued
To Change
Slots
l
1
Harness
ICAR
TO FIT
SEAT
INSTALLATION
]
Car Seat With Harness System
30 - 40 Ibs. (13.6 - 18 kg)
Straps
If necessary,
install
(see “Re-assembly
section).
Lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps
out of current slots.
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
Never put car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
2 Thread harness
straps through
desired slots
at or just above
(closest to) child’s
shoulders.
1 Place car seat firmly on
vehicle seat and against
vehicle seat back.
NOTE:
For ease in
threading
harness
straps, reach behind
Lift flap in back of
seat pad and thread
vehicle seat belt
i
through belt slots.
3 Thread harness
straps behind
opening in metal
plate and adjuster
bar as shown.
Buckle vehicle
seat belt.
3 Press down firmly
center of car seat
to compress
vehicle’s cushion
as you tighten
vehicle lap belt.
4 Lift adjuster bar
and thread straps
over adjuster bar,
creating loop,
and down behind
metal plate as
shown.
HINT: Use your
knee to press down
in center of car seat.
5 Pull ends of
harness
strap down.
End of each
4 Test for secure
strap
in
must
Installation,
l
Pull front to back
l
Pull left to right.
If vehicle seat belt
does not hold car seal
securely,
see “Vehicle
Seat Belt” sectlon
or move car seat
to another seatiny
locatlon
steps 1 through 4
be at least
8
Century
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and repeat
Manual page 5 of 16
CAR SEAT
~cARSEATUSE
4
z# Placing Child in Car Seat
A WARNING
Avoid
serious
injury
or death:
Check that harness tie
is locked by pulling
outward on each half.
Do not use head supports,
strap
covers, blankets,
thick cushions,
or
padding
under harness
straps or child.
They interfere
with proper fit of
harness straps and child could be
ejected.
6
Without
Shield
3 Place
be used to keep
harness straps’close
and positioned
on child’s
to release
Contour
Shield
child in car seat.
Instruction
Manual page 6 of 16
shnA-inm
NOTE:
Harness
straps must be
through slots at or
just above (closest to) child’s
8
10
Breverra
h-31
7 Check that harness
straps are snug
with just enough
room to insert one
finger between
harness straps
and child’s chest,
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of car seat.
Century
Position harness tie at
mid-chest.
about
.
below child’s
Unbuckle
harness tie b
pressing tab of harness
tie and pulling apart.
With
/CT%\
5 Lock harness tie by
snapping halves
together.
Do not use harness
straps that are
loose or unbuckled.
Harness
straps
must be snug and positioned
over
shoulders
or child could be seriously
injured.
2 Push in red button on buckle
tongues and pull out.
Place child’s arms
through harness straps
and insert both tongues
into buckle.
Pull up on tongues to
be sure they are locked
in buckle.
Vehicle seat belt MUST be routed
through
back of car seat when using
harness system.
Never place vehicle
belt in front of child when using
harness
system.
1
USE continued
The thigh straps must
be low and snug on
hips, just touching
thighs.
shoulders.
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[ BOOSTER
CAR SEAT
USE
]
BOOSTER
continued
#z Placing Child in Booster Car Seat
Without Harness System
30 - 60 Ibs. (13.6 - 27 kg)
remove
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
l
To avoid
Shoulder
positioned
touching
shoulder).
serious
injury
or death:
belt MUST be properly
over shoulder
(NOT
child’s neck and NOTlow
1 DO NOT use shoulder
belt loose or
positioned
under
arm.
1
off
serious
injury
or death:
If child will not keep vehicle
shoulder
properly
positioned
on shoulder
or vehicle
lap belt properly
positioned
low and snug on hips,
just touching
thighs,
DO NOT use
this booster
car seat. Use a different
child restraint
system.
Place child in booster car seat.
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of booster
car seat.
1
1
2 Place vehicle combinatio
lap/shoulder
belt across
child’s chest and low and
snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
1 Never use a vehicle
lap-on1
belt across
front o Y child; severe
abdominal,
head
and/or neck injuries
or death can result
in a sudden
stop or
accident.
Buckle vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt.
Pull vehicle shoulder belt
to adjust vehicle lap belt snugly.
1 Lap portion
of lap/shoulder
be low and snug on hips,
thighs.
1 DO NOTallow
child to
slide down in booster
car seat which could
position
vehicle
lap
belt across child’s
abdomen
and vehicle
shoulder
belt over
neck or face.
I!
belt
Read vehicle owner’s manual for
specific instructions on how to use
vehicle seat belts.
AWARNING
USE
AWARNING
To avoid
If necessary,
(see “Removal
section).
CAR SEAT
belt MUST
just touchin!
3 Shoulder
belt MUST lay
across child’s shoulder
in red zone as shown.
If outside of red zone,
see next steps
for Comfort Clip use.
,
) Vehicle
belts MUST lay flat against
child and MUST not be twisted.
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Insiructlon
M~~nual
page
7 of 16
BOOSTER
continued
4 Thread
CAR SEAT
vehicle
shoulder
USED
b
throu h Comfort Clip
exact $y as shown.
Comfort
Clip
5 Adjust Comfort Clip as hig
as possible without should
belt touching child’s neck.
6
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Contour
Instruction
Manual
% Comfort
Clip Use
Most vehicle shoulder belts are attached to
automatic
retractors which allow a child to
pull vehicle belt out and change position of
seat belt while sitting in booster car seat.
An improperly
positioned
vehicle seat belt
can cause serious injury or death. Use of
Comfort Clip helps restrict movement
of
vehicle seat belt. (See Booster Car Seat
Use section.)
Movement
of the vehicle seat belt through
the latch plate can allow an active toddler
to slide down in booster car seat and
re-position
vehicle lap belt over abdomen
and vehicle shoulder belt over neck or face.
Check to be sure vehicle shoulder belt is
properly positoned over shoulder and snug
against child.
Breverra
TODDLERS
I Vehicle Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
To adjust, hook loose end
of Comfort Clip through
desired loop of webbing.
/
1ACTIVE
page
8 of 16
A Locking Clip may be used on this type of
vehicle seat belt to prevent movement
of
seat belt through latch plate limiting
toddler’s movement.
(See “To Install
Locking Clip” in the “Continuous
Loop
Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate” section.)
I
VEHICLE
SEAT
VEHICLE
continued
BELTS
Read vehicle owner’s manual for specific
instructions on how to use vehicle seat
* Lap-Only
SEAT
BELTS
Belts
belts.
Car Seat With Harness
I
I
Identify vehicle seat belt. Car seat must be used
with a vehicle seat belt that will stay tight while
driving.
If vehicle does not have a lap belt that will
stay tight, see vehicle dealership.
To determine
steps below:
Booster car seat must be used with a vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt. If vehicle does not
have a combination
lap/shoulder
belt, see vehicle
dealership
to have one installed or DO NOTuse
this
booster car seat without harness.
/ z&Combination
I
with Locking
I
Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
1) Pull on both halves
belt can be used, follow the
of the vehicle
- If one belt gets longer,
/
see step 2.
- If neither belt gets longer,
install car seat according
to\
instructions
on page 9.
’+
Belt
Car Seat With Harness
if a lap-only
seat belts.
>’
*
2) Pull end that gets longer all the way out, allow belt
to retract 4 - 6 inches (10 - 15 cm) and pull again.
- If belt gets longer, check vehicle owner’s
or contact auto dealer for options.
or
manual
- If belt does not get longer, install car seat per
instructions
on page 9 substituting
instruction
below or those in step #3.
,
OK to use. Follow vehicle owner’s
manual for specific instructions
on
how to use vehicle seat belts.
l
NOTE: When used with the harness
system, the locking latch plate on
some seat belts may slip and loosen
after being buckled through car seat.
If this happens, flip latch plate over as
shown and re-buckle.
Test installation
Pull lap
lap belt.
lap belt
retractor
compress
belt that moves all the way out. Buckle
Release lap belt and remove slack in
by pushing lap belt that moves into the
while pushing down on car seat to
vehicle cushion.
DO not use this type of vehicle
seat belt to secure child and
booster car seat.
again to see if this works.
If not, move
car seat to another seating position.
AWARNING
Never use a lap-only
belt across
front of child; severe abdominal,
head and/or neck injuries
or
death can result from a sudden
stop accident.
16
17
Century
Breverra
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Irlstructlon
Mawal
page Y of 16
VEHICLE
continued
-
SEAT
Z# Continuous
Lap/Shoulder
Plate
VEHICLE
SEAT BELTS
continued
3 With vehicle lap belt properly
BELTS
Loop Combination
Belt with Sliding
El
Car Seat With*Harness
Locking
Pull on latch plate. If
belt slides freely through
latch plate, a locking clip
must be used (stored
on back of car seat).
(See “To Install Locking Clip”
section.)
tightened,
hold the combination
lap/shoulder
belts together just
behind the sliding latch plate,
and unbuckle bek.
Latch
Latch
Clip
4 Continue
holding vehicle seat
belts together and slide Locking
Clip on belts i/2 inch (1 cm)
or less away from latch
’
i
plate.
l/FliC
Plate
IMPORTANT:
Locking Clip
MUST be no more than
l/2 inch (1 cm) away from
latch plate.
This vehicle seat belt system allows latch plate to slide
freely on vehicle seat belt and is OK to use with
booster car seat.
5 Re-buckle
For active toddlers, a Locking Clip may be used to
prevent movement
of the lap portion of lap/shoulder
belt limiting a toddler’s movement
(see “Active
Toddlers” section).
l
To Install
Failure
to use locking
and child
1
Locking
6
Place
being
Plate
seriously
car seat in seating
injured
position
required
in a sudden
AWARNING
Remove
Locking
Clip from vehicle seat belt
when not being used with a car seat. The
vehicle
seat belt will not properly
restrain
an
adult or child and serious
injury could occur.
to be used.
Do not use locking
shortener.
WIthout Harness System:
Place vehicle
lap/shoulder
belt over child’s chest and thighs.
Buckle belts. Pull vehicle shoulder belt to adjust
lap belt snugly.
18
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page
10 of 16
With Harness System: Test installation
again to
see if car seat is secure. If not, remove locking
clip, adjust vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking
clip.
will
2 With Harness System: Thread belt through
openings in car seat and tighten lap belt.
Century
seat belt.
Without Harness System:
Check installation
to see
if all slack is removed from lap portion of vehicle
seat belt. If not, remove Locking Clip, adjust
vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking clip.
Clip
clip where
!
HINT: When using car seat with harness system,
may be necessary to press car seat into vehicle
cushion in order to re-buckle.
Pull on latch plate. If belt
slides freely through latch
plate, a locking clip may
be used (stored on back
of car seat). (See “To Install
Locking Clip” section.)
Latch
vehicle
-Locking
Clip
19
clip as a vehicle
seat belt
it
VEHICLE
continued
SEAT
Belts Anchored
BELTS
Forward of Seat Crease
VEHICLE
continued
* Automatic
SEAT
BELTS
(Passive)
Seat Belts
$ar Seat With Hdrvess
Belts anchored forward of seat crease (as shown
below) may not securely hold car seat. Check vehicle
owner’s manual or auto dealer.
l
l
Do not use unless
manufacturer.
After installation,
securely
fastened.
approved
check
by vehicle
Do not use these vehicle seat belt
to secure your car seat. See vehicl
dealership
for options.
that car seat stays
@GfJ!jf
Seat Crease
OK to use. Follow vehicle owner’s manual
specific instructions
on how to use vehicle
Lap/Shoulder
for
seat belts
Belt with Sewn Latch Plate
DO NOT USE. This type of vehicle
seat belt stays loose while driving.
In a sudden stop or accident it
will lock, but car seat may move
forward and cause serious injury.
See vehicle dealer for options.
Do not use if shoulder and/or lap
belts are mounted to vehicle door.
If shoulder and/or lap belts are
NOTmounted
to vehicle door,
OK to use.
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lnstructlon
Manual
page
11 of 16
[REMOVAL
l
Shield
0~
HARNESS
and Harness
SYSTEM
1
Strap
RE-ASSEMBLY
SYSTEM
OF HARNESS
Follow
steps below to thread harness
system as shown.
Lift adjuster bar and pull
harness strap out of
current slots.
When re-assembling
harness System, be
sure harness straps are not twisted.
Unbuckle
harness tie and
slide harness tie off one
harness strap.
Push red button, pull tongue out of buckle and pull
harness strap through one unbuckled
tongue.
With
Shield
Without
Shield
Turn car seat upside down
and pull loose side of harness
strap out of car seat shell.
Turn car seat upright and
unbuckle other shield.
Pull harness
car seat.
@ Thread end of harness strap through seat pad,
both clips on bottom and back up through seat pad.
strap out of
@Thread
end through
tongue.
Store all parts for future use.
@ Thread
end through
harness
Push buckle and crotch strap down into crotch
strap opening.
@ Thread end through slots and adjuster following
instructions
in “Adjust Harness Straps” in the
“Adjust Car Seat To Fit Child” section.
0
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lnstructlon
Manual
page
12 of 16
23
Pull buckle
out of buckle
slot.
tie.
GPECIAL
-
z# Aircraft
1
INFORMATION
~~
Use
Car Seat With Harness
This car seat is certified for use
on aircraft when used with the
harness system (see label on
car seat). Most airlines in the
U.S. and Canada will allow you
to use a car seat if it carries
such a label and fits properly on
the aircraft. Contact airline about
l
l
SPECIAL
continued
INFORMATION
* Product
Care and Cleaning
Take special care to avoid saturating or wetting any
(;k&.&on
product during cleanmg. It may destroy
Clean car seat shell with mild soap
and a damp cloth. Never use
“household
detergents”;
they can
weaken plastic. Cloth seat pads may
be machine washed separately
on
gentle cycle and machine dried on
cool air setting.
their policy.
Use car seat only on forward-facing
aircraft
Install car seat on an aircraft the same
installed in a vehicle.
seats.
Harness
way it is
straps are surface
To Remove
l
When used without the harness
system as a belt positioning
booster seat, this restraint is
not certified for use in aircraft
because there is no shoulder
belt available.
l
Harness
System
washable
only.
and Seat Pad:
If using harness system, remove harness system
(see “Removal
of Harness System” section).
Turn car seat upside
down:
Using a screwdriver,
pry metal
rod loose from car seat shell
and slide off of elastic loop.
l
Turn car seat upright:
Unhook
elastic
from “J”-Hooks.
ZEZ
Second Hand Car Seats
l
Century advises
car seat.
against
loaning
or passing
along your
Pull seat pad off.
Reverse
harness
above steps for replacing
system.
seat pad and
IAWARNING
ZEe
Inspection
Periodically
check and clean the harness
buckle
slot. If dirty, buckle will not latch properly
and
may cause serious
Injury or death.
Remove
loose objects,
crumbs
and any other debris from
Regularly
inspect harness system on car seat. If
harness straps are frayed or heavily soiled, harness
system must be replaced.
Clean buckle with only mild soap and water. Do not
use household
detergents.
Never lubricate buckle.
24
25
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Manual page 13 of 16
SPECIAL
continued
1SPECIAL
continued
INFORMATION
I Product
Label
8 Need Help?
Locations
written
If any of these labels are missing,
Consumer
Relations
Department
U.S. and Canada l-800-837-4044,
(330) 963-2800.
If you need help with
l-800-837-4044
from
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Outside these areas
on labels,
this product, call toll-free
anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
E.S.T Monday through Friday.
please call (330) 963-2800.
Or write us at: Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
OH 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer
Relations
Department.
please call our
toll free from the
or worldwrde at
Please
z# Label locations
I
INFORMATION
on car seat
have available
the following
information:
Date of Purchase:
Riqht Side:
Model
1
Manufacture
Failure to Follow Manufacturer’s
Instruction
(English) Label.
Number
(#4): ~Date (#4): ~
Left Side:
2 Failure to Follow Manufacturers
Instruction
(Spanish) Label.
% Tether
This car seat is designed to be used with the vehicle
belt system and meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213 without the use of a tether strap.
A tether strap may be added, if desired.
Back Side:
3 Threading
Instructions
A tether strap provides additional
anchorage
for a
forward-facing
car seat. This may reduce the risk of
injury in some accidents if secured and used properly.
La
4 Model Number/Manufacturer
Date Label.
Call I-800-837-4044
5 Read & Understand
Instructions
Label.
Bottom
Side:
6 Registration
Label.
6
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Century
Breverra
Contour
Strap
InstructIon
Manual page 14 of 16
27
for tether strap information
~~LACEMENT
PARTS
A. Fabric Seat Pad
With Comfort Clips
$ 34.95
B. Shield
$ 10.00
withTongues
c. Tongues
D.
Harness
E.
Buckle
(2)
$
Strap
5.50
$
3.75
$
8.50
F. Metal Rod for
Crotch Strap
$
2.00
G. Harness
Tie
$
2.50
H. Locking
Clip
$
1.75
$
1.00
& Crotch
I. 2-Button
Strap
Clip
J. Instructions
Send your order, with check, money order,
or charge card number, in an envelope to:
Century Products
Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer
Relations
Department
FREE
& Parts Form
NOTE:
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All
prices
Comfort
pad.
subject
clips
are
to change.
not
sold
separately.
Please
order
new
seat
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Contour
Instructton
Manual
page
15 of 16
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Contour’”
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to process your
order:
See label on back of booster
car seat.
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No.
Please make checks payable in to:
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PRODUCTS
COMPANY.
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by filling in the following.
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NUMBER:
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Fabric Seat Pad
Shield with Tongues
Tongues (2)
Harness Strap
Buckle & Crotch Strap
Metal Rod for Crotch Strap
Harness Tie
Locking Clip
2-Button Clip
Instructions
& Parts Form
indicate
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color of current
part
NOTE: If requested color is not available
a similar color will be substituted.
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ShippIng
and
Handling
Outside
01 Order
(See
Contmental
(See Add-On
Chart)
USA
Chart)
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INFORMATION
ou for selecting
Th ank
Inf ant 2 ar SeatiCarrrer.
the Centug
I
SmartFIt?
Nt3 car seat can guarantee
protection
but proper
frcm injury in every situation,
uz ;e helps reduce the risk of serious
in, iury or death.
* Registration
OF;”
Information
* Safety First Check List
/
Read
labels
/
Use
Century
Products
Company
9600 Valley
Vrew Road
Macedonia,
Ohro, 44056-2096
or call (3301 467-9671
For recall rnformatron.
call the U S
Government’s
Auto Safety
Hot Lrne at
l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in D.C.
car seat
use
/
Secure
possible.
chrldren
/
Never
leave
instructron
rear-facing
c/ Do not
c/ Install
Chrld restraints
(car seats)
could be recalled
for safety
reasons
You must register
this
restraint
to be reached
in a recall.
Fill out the
registration
card attached
to your car seat
and marl today
or send your name,
address,
and the restraint’s
model
number
and
manufacturing
date to:
& understand
on car seat.
seat
in back
car seat
and
only
in vehrcle
baby
manual
with
seat
air bag.
whenever
unattended
securely.
c/ Only use a SmartFIt
car seaffcarner
with
base when
a base.
(/ Do not use car seat
back of car seat.
after
date
usrng
shown
on
c/ Do not allow anvone
(babvsrtter.
relatives.
etc.) to use car seat &hout
frrst
understanding
all of the InstructIons
In thus
manual.
area).
manual
Save this iinstruction
for future use.
Store on back of car seat. ”
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Page
Page
1 Important information
* Special
Information
3 Warnings
22 Aircraft Use
4 Basic Information
22 Second t-land Car Seats
22 Inspection
22 Product Care 8 Cleaning
a$zUse
23 Product Label Locations
6 Height 8 Weight Limits
6 Car Seat Use With Base
11 Car Seat Use Without Base
14 Adjusting Harness
24 Need Help?
25 Replacement
Parts
26 Replacement
Parts Order Form
Strap
15 Adjusting Crotch Strap
16 Vehicle Seat Belts
19 Carrier Use
20 Shopping Carl Use
21 Canopy Assembly
& Use
1AWARNINGS
Failure to follow the instructions
in this
manual and car seat labels can result in
your child striking the vehicle’s interior
during a sudden stop or accident.
Secure
this child restraint with a vehicle seat belt
as shown in this manual.
Use this car seat rear-facing only! Car
seat most face rear of vehicle. Serious
crippling injury or death can result if infant
faces front of vehicle.
DO NOT use rear-facing child restraint
in a vehicle seating position equipped with
an air bag. Child’s head and neck may be
seriously
injured when an inflating air bag
hits back of child restraint.
Never put a car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
by vehicle owner’s
manual. Experts agree that children up to
age 12 are safer in the back seat. For front
passenger
air bags, refer to vehicle owner’s
manual for child restraint installation
instructions.
The vehicle seat belt system MUST hold
car seat securely.
Not all vehicle seat belts
can be used with a car seat. If vehicle seat
belt does not hold car seat securely, read
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section.
If this car seat is in an accident, it must be
replaced. Do not use it again! An accident
can cause unseen damage and using it
again could cause serious injury or death.
Do not use accessories
or parts supplied
by other manufacturers.
Their use could
alter the function of the car seat and cause
serious injury or death.
Never leave child unattended, even when
sleeping.
Sleeping children must be
watched carefully: they may become
tangled in car seat’s straps and suffocate.
Century
SmartFIt
Instruction
Manual
page
2 of 14
BASIC
INFORMATION
I
ale With
* Certification
For use
in motor
l
For use
in air travel
$ Government
l
(see
page
ate Unoccupied
up to age
of a vehicle.
% Dangerous
Car Seat
Without Base
Car Seat
With Base
Alert
BASIC
the
22)
According
to accident
statistics,-children
are
safer when
properly
restrained
in the back
seat of a vehicle
than in the front seat.
All children
back seat
or wlthout
vehicles
The National
Highway
Traffic
Safety
Administration
(NHTSA)
alerts
vehicle
owners
that:
l
Base
This car seat can be used with
convenient
“stay-in-car”
base.
This car seat/carrier
meets
or exceeds
all
applicable
requirements
of Federal
Motor
Vehicle
Safety
Standard
213:
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or Without
12 should
ride
Car seat must only
which
face forward.
seats that face the
Always
secure
car seat with a vehicle
seat
belt, even when unoccupied.
An unsecured
car seat can injure other passengers
in a
sudden
stop or accident.
in the
INFORMATION
Vehicle
Car Seat
continued
Seats
* Vehicle
be used on vehicle
seats
Do not use on vehicle
rear or side of vehicle.
Seat
Protection
Continuous
use of a car seat on a vehicle
seat may cause
damage.
To protect
vehicle
seat, use a car seat mat, towel or thin blanket
under car seat or base.
-_-
Rear-facing
Vehicle Seat
Side-facing
Vehicle Seat
Car Seat Mat, Towel or Blanket
* Sharp
* Car Seat
Useful
Do not use car seat
back of car seat.
~~~~~~~~
Life
after
date
Do not use this car
seat after December
shown
(year)
on
Items
Do not give child hard or long polnted
items
such as ice cream
stick, lollipop,
pencil
or pen.
A sudden
stop or accident
could cause
chtld
to be injured.
* Warm
Hot parts
Weather
can
burn
skin.
Always
parts before putting
unprotected
check metal and plastic
child in car seat.
A car seat’s
metal and plastic
parts can
become
very hot In warm weather,
even in the
shade.
Drape a blanket
over car seat to
protect
it from direct sunllght
when not In use.
Century
SmartFIt
Instr~ictio!i
Manual
page
3 of 14
HEIGHT
& WEIGHT
LIMITS
& Preterm
j AWAI
Read this sbr.lvlI
ralFIUII,.
.IIWVIICI.
This Infant Car
Ca Seat is designed for rear-facing
use only by an infant whose:
weight is less than 20 Ibs. (9 kg.); and
l
height is 27 inches (69 cm.) or less
CAR
SEAT
USE
WlTH
Century advises
or hospital staff
recommend the
before you and
To Remove
that you have your physician
evaluate your infant and
proper car seat or car bed
your infant leave the hospital.
I
To Install Base
Never put car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
Installation
Car Seat from Base
/WARNING
With handle in “locked”
upright carrying position,
squeeze red release lever
in base and lift car seat.
Red Release
1 CAR
Infants
BASE
For use in vehicle with base.
(For use without base, see page 11).
45 Car Seat
Weight
A preterm or low birth weight infant may be at
special risk in a vehicle or aircraft. According
to the American Academy of Pediatrics, these
infants may suffer breathing difficulties while
reclined in a car seat.
.-
can cause serious injury or de?+h +- rhilA
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& Low Birth
SEAT
DO NOT use rear-facing child restraint
in a seating position equipped with an air
bag. Child’s head and neck may be
seriously
injured when an inflating air bag
hits back of child restraint.
Lever
USE
WlTH
BASE
continued
1 Place base rear-facing
firmly against vehicle
seat back and thread
vehicle seat belt
throuah base belt
tabs. -Buckle vehicle
seat belt.
8 Level
\ \a!-’
Base
~AwARNING
Car seat must be properly
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2 Remove slack in lap
Base Belt Tabs
belt by pressing down
firmly in center of base to
compress vehicle’s cushion and adjust lap belt
NOTE: When using a lap/shoulder belt
combination, after adjusting lap belt, thread
both the lap and shoulder belts through base
belt tabs.
Car Seat
leveled.
Too reclined can result in injury or ejection.
Too upright can result in breathing
difficulties.
Your car seat/carrier comes
with a level indicator to help
you properly level car seat
on vehicle seat.
NOTE: Your vehicle
must be on level
ground when using
level indrcator.
1 Place car seaticarner
Level Indicator
rear-facing
Into base
on vehicle seat.
2 Ball rn level indrcator must be entirely within
the green zone. Adjust leveling foot until
properly leveled:
Remove car seat/carrier from base.
Unbuckle vehicle seat Adjustment
Handle
belt.
Pull out adiustment
/ kzA--a
handle.
Adjust leveling foot to
desired position
Release adjustment
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Manual page 4 of 14
retracts into slot.
Leveling
Foot
J
CAR
SEAT
USE
WlTH
BASE
continued
3 Recheck level indicator once base is snugly
anchored by vehicle seat belt and baby is
positioned in car seat.
Periodically
adjustments
* Placing
2 Press red button and
remove harness
tongues.
check indicator and make
if necessary.
Baby in Car Seat
3 Place baby in car seat.
Baby’s bottom and back
must be firmly against
car seat/carrier.
AWARNING
Do not use strap covers\
(shown),
blankets, thick
cushions,
or padding
under harness straps or
child. They interfere with
proper fit of harness
straps and child could
be ejected.
4 Place baby’s arms through
harness straps and insert
both tongues into buckle.
Pull up on buckle to
be sure buckle and
tongue are locked.
1 Unbuckle harness tie
by squeezing center
tabs and pulling apart.
Harn&.s
Be sure crotch strap is
in the opening closest to
baby. If crotch strap needs to be moved, see
“Adjusting Crotch Strap” section.
Tie
:
CAR
SEAT
USE
WfTH
BASE
IAwARNING
Baby must be dressed in clothing with arms
and legs that will not interfere with buckling
harness.
5 Lock harness tie by
snapping halves
together. Check that
harness tie is lacked by
pulling outward on both
parts.
’
continued
I IAwARNING
Do not use harness strap that is loose or
unbuckled.
Harness strap must be snug
and positioned over shoulders
or infant
could be seriously iniured.
7 Position harness tie
at mid-chest, about
3 inches (8 cm.)
below baby’s
chin.
IMPORTANT: The
harness tie keeps
the harness strap close and snug on baby’s
shoulders to help prevent ejection.
6 Harness strap must be
snug against baby with
just enough room for
you to insert one finger
between harness strap
and baby’s chest.
If harness strap needs
to be adjusted, see
“Adjusting Harness Strap” sectron.
Periodically
grows.
8 If necessary,
support
baby’s head and body
with two folded towels.
Be sure towels do not
Interfere with harness
strap.
adjust harness strap as baby
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SmartFit
Instructton
Manual page 5 of 14
CAR
SEAT
USE
W/TN
BASE
continued
WTHOUT
BASE
To Install Car Seat In Base
1 Fit the round handle hubs
into curved slots of
base. Both sides must
“click” into base.
Pull up on handle hubs
to be sure car seat is
locked into base.
2 To avoid injury to your
baby or passengers,
position handle behind
car seat. Push red
buttons on each handle
hub at the same time
and rotate handle.
~ CAR
SEAT
USE
For use in vehicle
without
~ (For use with base see page 6).
To Remove
base.
1 Unbuckle harness tre
by squeezing center
tabs and pulling apart.
Car Seat from Base
Y
With handle in “locked”
upright carrying position,
squeeze red release lever
in base and kft car seat.
Harness
Tie
2 Press red button and
remove harness
tongues.
Red Release
% Placing
Baby
in Car Seat
&-WARNING
Do not use strap covers
(shown), blankets, thick
cushions,
or padding
under harness straps or
child. They interfere with
proper fit of harness
straps and child could
be ejected.
Century
SrnartFrt Instruction
Manual page 6 of 14
Lever
3 Place baby in car seat.
Babv’s bottom and back
musi be firmly agarnst
car seat/carrier.
\Q
4 Place baby’s arms through
harness straps and Insert
both tongues into buckle.
Pull up on buckle
to
be sure buckle and
tongue are locked.
Be sure crotch strap is
in the opening closest to
baby. If crotch strap needs to be moved, see
“Adjustrng Crotch Strap” section.
CAR
SEAT
USE
WITHOUT
BASE
continued
7
Position
harness
tie
at mid-chest,
about
3 inches
(8 cm.)
below
baby’s
chin.
Baby must be dressed in clothing with arms
and legs that will not interfere with buckling
IMPORTANT:
5
8
6
Periodically
grows.
adjust
* Car Seat/Carrier
strap
as baby
Do not use harness strap that is loose or
unbuckled.
Harness strap must be snug
and positioned
over shoulders
or infant
could be seriously
injured.
1
2
SEAT
USE
WTHOUT
for sc:,iire
continued
* Level Car Seat/Carrier
Car seat must
Remove
slack in lap belt
by pressing
down firmly
on car seat to compress
vehicle’s
cushion
and
adjust
lap belt.
Test
DO NOT use rear-facing
child
restraint
in a seating position equipped with an air
bag. Child’s head and neck may be
seriously injured when an inflating air bag
hits back of child restraint.
BASE
Place car seat/carrier
rear-facing
firmly against
vehicle
seat back and
thread
vehicle
seat belt
through
car seat belt
slots.
Buckle
vehicle
seat belt.
\
\
Instrill<i1i~n
be properly
leveled.
i/\
w
Your car seat/carrier
comes
with a level indicator
to help
you properly
level car seat
on vehicle
seat.
\
‘\
3
Installation
AWARNING
~AWARNING
1 CAR
to help
Never put car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
section.
harness
shoulders
If necessary,
support
baby’s
head and body
with two folded
towels.
Be sure towels
do not
interfere
with harness
straps.
Harness
strap must be
snug against
baby with
just enough
room for you
to insert one finger
between
harness
strap
and baby’s
chest.
If harness
strap needs
to be adjusted,
see
“Adjusting
Harness
Strap”
The
harness
tie keeps
the harness
strap
close and snug on baby’s
prevent
ejection.
Lock harness
tie by
snapping
halves
together.
Check
that harness
tie is
locked
by pulling
outward
on both parts.
’
NOTE: Your vehicle
must be on level ground
when
using
level
Y,
indrcator.
Level Indicator
I,
1
Place
seat.
2
Ball rn level indicator
must be entirely within
the oreen zone.
Adlust
car seat untrl properly
leveled:
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4
To avoid injury to your
baby or passengers,
positron
handle
behind
car seat.
Push red
buttons
on each handle
hub at the same time
and rotate handle.
car seat/carrier
Unbuckle
Place
under
vehicle
rear-facing
seat
on vehicle
belt
folded
towels
car seat.
~
3
Re-check
level
snugly
anchored
car seat.
Penodically
adjustments
Indicator
once car seat
and baby is positioned
check
indicator
If necessary
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and
is
in
make
SmartFIt
Instruction
Manual
page
7 of 14
1 ADJUSTING
HARNESS
STRAP
There are two (2) pairs of harness strap slots in
back of car seat/carrier.
The lower slots are for
small babies and the upper slots are for larger
babies.
3 Adjust harness strap length by inserting metal
rod into loops that will position harness strap
for proper snugness.
NOTE: Metal rod may be inserted into any
loop that will provide proper length. You do not
need to put metal rod in the same loop position
on each side of harness strap.
AWARNING
Harness strap must
be
through slots at or just
below infant’s shoulders.
If they are not, rethread
harness strap as
described below.
To Adjust
Harness
4 Reolace metal rod into
side slots and slide rod
down below tab. Make
sure tab holds metal
rod securely.
Strap
1 Press tab on rear of car
seat to release metal
rod. Lift metal rod
out of side slots.
1 ADJUSTING
* Use Proper
/ed3_.--
CROTCH
Crotch
Strap
-,
Side
stat
To Change Harness Strap Position
Follow the above steps
(1 thru 4). However, after
,
completing step 2. pull
harness strap out of current
slots and thread through
+
desired slots.
NOTE: Make sure harness
strap is threaded through matching dot of
seat pad and car seat.
Then continue with steps 3 & 4.
Rod
2 Slide metal rod out of
loops of harness
strap. These loops
determine the length
of the harness strap.
-
STRAP
Opening
For small babies move crotch strap and buckle
to the opening closest to baby.
3 From too of car seat.
pull croich strap out
of slot and thread
through desired slot.
For larger babies move crotch strap and
buckle to the forward opening. This will give a
larger baby more room and comfort.
To Adjust
Crotch
4 From bottom of car seat,
re-attach crotch strap
clip to strap loop.
CAUTION:
Crotch
strap clip must be
attached exactly as
shown to prevent
serious injury or
death in a sudden stop
or accident.
Strap
1 Turn car seat upstde down
Clip
5 Pull up on crotch strap to make sure it is held
securely.
Clip
i Only
AWARNING
use crotch strap
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Century
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lnsirrrctron
Manual page 8 of 14
clip supplied by
or child will not be restrained.
VEHICLE
SEAT
BELTS
Identify your vehicle seat belt. Your car seat must
be used with a vehicle seat belt that will stay tight
while driving. If your vehicle does not have a lap
belt that will stay tight, see your dealer.
To determine if a lap-only belt can be used,
follow the steps below:
1) Pull on both halves of the vehicle seat belts.
- If one belt gets longer,
see step 2.
#l : The locking
latch plate on some seat
belts may slip and loosen
after being buckled through
car seat. If this happens, flip
the latch plate over as shown
and re-buckle. Test installation
again to see if this works. If not, move
car seat to another seating position.
NOTE
% Combination
with Locking
Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
- If neither belt gets
longer, install car seat
according to instructions.
2) Pull end that gets longer all the way out, allow
belt to retract 4-6 inches (lo-15 cm.) and pull
again.
Belt
- If belt gets longer, check vehicle owner’s
manual or contact auto dealer for options.
Install car seat per instructions.
(See Note #l above.)
$ Lap-Only
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- If belt does not get longer, install car seat per
instructlons on page 7 or page 13 substituting
the instruction below for those in step #2.
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Belts
Manually Adjus
Lap-Only Belts.
(See Note #I a
Pull lap belt that moves all the way out.
Release lap belt and remove slack in lap
belt by pushing lap belt that moves into the
retractor while pushing down on car seat to
compress vehicle cushion.
_RzetLactor Lap-Only
VEHICLE
2ye Continuous
Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
SEAT
BELTS
continued
Loop Combination
Belt with Sliding
Pull on latch plate.
If belt slides freely
through latch plate,
use only with a
locking clip (stored
on back of car seat).
AWARNING
Failure
to use locking
clip where required
will result
in car seat not being
securely
held in place
and your
infant
being
seriously
injured
in a sudden
stop or
accident.
1 Place car seat in seating position to be used
4 Continue holding the
vehicle seat belts
together and slide
locking clip on
vehicle seat belts
1
approximaW
112lmqji
l/2 inch (1 cm.)
away from latch
t
plate.
5 Rebuckle vehicle seat belt. H/NT: It may be
necessary to press car seat base or car seat
into vehicle cushion in order to rebuckle.
Test installation again to see if base and/or car
seat is secure. If not, remove locking clip,
adjust vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking
clip.
(\\N/l& R pj [ fi,!G
locking
clip from vehicle seat belt
when not being used with car seat. The
vehicle seat belt will not properly restrain an
Remove
2 Thread lap belt through car seat and tighten
lap belt.
3 With vehicle lap belt properly
tightened, hold the combination
lap/shoulder belts together just
behlnd the sliding latch plate, and
unbuckle belt.
adult
or child
and serious
occur.
Do not use locking
seat belt shortener.
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injury
could
clip as a vehicle
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lnstructlorl
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VEHICLE
SEAT
I Belts Anchored
Crease
BELTS
Forward
continued
of Seat
Belts anchored forward of seat crease (as
shown below) may not securely hold car seat.
Check vehicle owner’s manual or auto dealer.
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Do not use unless
manufacturer.
approved
After installation, check
stays securely fastened.
by vehicle
that car seat
* Do Not Use These Vehicle Seat
Belts
The following vehicle seat belts MUSTNOT
be used. They will not restrain a car seat
and baby could be seriously injured.
Lap/Shoulder
Do not use. This type
of vehicle seat belt
stays loose while
driving. In a sudden
stop or accident it
will lock, but car seat
may move forward and
cause serious injury.
See vehicle dealer for
options.
Automatic
Seat Crease
Seat Crease
1 CARRIER
Avoid serious injury due to falls:
Do not use carrier on countertop.
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Always keep car seat/carrier
at least
12 inches (30 cm.) from edges of a table.
Always stay within reach of baby; a baby’s
wiggling may cause the car seat/carrier
to
move and fall off the table.
Always
straps.
(Passive)
Seat Belts
Do not use this type of
vehicle seat belt to
anchor your car
seat. See vehicle
dealer for options.
USE
AWARNING
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Belt with Sewn Latch Plate
keep baby buckled
with harness
Never leave baby unattended, even when
sleeping.
Babies must be watched
carefully: they may become tangled in
car seat’s harness straps and suffocate.
AWARNING
Be sure handle “locks”
into carrying position
and harness is buckled
before carrying infant.
If handle is not securely
locked, car seat can flip
forward causing infant
to fall and be seriously
iniured.
$ Handle
Positions
1 For carrying
1
f-3
2 For use in vehicle or
for storage
3 For rocking
4 For non-rocking
Red Button
To change handle position.
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SmartFIt
Instruction
Manual page IO of 14
Press red buttons on handle hubs at the
same time and rotate handle.
Release red buttons and rotate handle
to desired posItion until you hear a “click”
sound.
SHOPPING
CART
USE
& Shallow
The carrier
will not fit on all shopping
* Deep Basket Shopping
carts.
Cart
Gently lower carrier into child
seat area of shopping cart
and position hooks to lock
over shopping cart wire.
Press down firmly on
carrier back to lock. Lift
up on carrier back to
be sure it is locked.
Basket Shopping
Gently set carrier into
large basket area of
the shopping cart and
position hooks to lock
over front shopping
cart cross wire. Press
down firmly on carrier
back to lock. Lift up
on carrier back to be
sure it is locked.
% Removing
From Cart
Press in hook on
baby’s left side. Lift
and remove from
shopping cart.
Shopping
CANOPY
ASSEMBLY
Assembly
1 Insert frame into
sleeve of canopy
Cart Hook
& USE
Some models of the car seat come with a
canopy, or one may be purchased.
* Canopy
Cart
1
* Canopy
Removal
1 Remove canopy fabric from rear of car seat.
2 Rotate canopy frame
forward until two side
keys on canopy frame
disengage from
keyholes on car seat.
3 Remove canopy pad from frame
2 Insert key on frame
into keyholes on car
seat. Rotate canopy
frame as shown.
Be sure pad does
not slip between
ratcheting teeth
of canopy and
car seat/carrier.
HINT: It may be
helpful to detach
side of seat pad to
see keyhole.
Centbly
SmartFit
Instructton
Manual page 11 of 14
SPECIAL
$ Aircraft
INFORMATION
* Product
Use
This Century car seat is certified for
use on aircraft (see label on
Most airlines in the U.S.
and Canada will allow you
to use a car seat if it carries
such a label and fits properly
on the aircraft. Contact your airline about their
policy.
Use car seat only on forward-facing
seats.
aircraft
Install car seat rear-facing on an aircraft the
same way it is installed in a vehicle.
* Second
Care and Cleaning
Take special care to avoid saturating or
wetting any of the labels on the product with
cleaning solution. It may destroy labels.
Clean your car seat shell
with mild solution of soap
and water. Never use
“household detergents”:
they can weaken plastic.
Cloth seat pads may be
machine-washed
separately
on gentle cycle and machine-dried
air setting.
on cool
Harness and crotch straps are surface
washable only with mild soap and a damp cloth.
Hand Car Seats
To remove seat pad:
Loosen seat pad from car seat.
Press tab on rear of car seat to release
metal rod and lift metal rod out of side slots.
Slide metal rod out of loops of harness
straps.
Replace metal rod into side slots for safe
keeping.
Pull harness straps out of harness slots.
Unhook harness tie.
Press red button to release harness tongues.
Pull seat pad up and over harness straps
leaving harness straps in car seat shell.
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Century advises against loaning or passing
along your car seat.
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* Inspection
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Regularly inspect the harness system on your
car seat. If the harness strap is frayed or
heavily soiled, the harness assembly must be
replaced (see page 25).
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Do not use car seat after date shown on back
of car seat.
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Reverse
SPECIAL
INFORMATION
above steps for replacing seat pad
continued
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AWARNING
Periodically check and
clean the harness
buckle slot. If dirty, buckle will not latch
properly and may cause serious injury or
death. Remove loose objects, crumbs
and any other debris from buckle.
Clean buckle with only mild soap and water. Do
not use household detergents. Never lubricate
buckle.
# Product
Label
Locations
The following labels must be
seat/carrier.
Failure to follow
written on labels could result
I,:::b::
on the car
mstructlons
in serious
’
.
If any of these labels are missing, please call our
Consumer Relations Department toll free from the
US. and Canada, I-800-837-4044,
or worldwlde
at (330) 963-2800.
$ Label locations
on base
Top, Back & Sides
1 :;ge, Rear Facing Arrow
k
2 :;bpe, Base Installation
3 F3a;Ll- Removing
Gamer
4 Belt Here Label
5 Adjustable Foot Label
Century
SmartFlt
InstructIon
Manual page 12 of 14
2
;
1
SPECIAL
INFORMATION
continued
owe
Label locations on car seat/carrier
13 Rod Location Label
Riaht Side
6 Rear Facing Arrow Label
14 Shopping Can Label
7 Handle Locking Label
15 ;;;e;eat
8 Warning Label
Registration
16 Seat Position/
Manufacturer
Information Label
E$:Need Help?
Left Side
If you need help with this product, call
toll-free l-800-837-4044
from anywhere
in
the U.S. or Canada. Outside these areas
please call (330) 963-2600 6:00 AM to 6:00
PM E.S.T Monday thru Friday.
9 Rear Facing Arrow label
10 Read Instruction/Model
Number Label
Or write us at: Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia, OH 44056-2096
Attention: Consumer
Relations Department.
11 Rear Facing Label
12 Air Bag Label
(on seat pad)
Please have available the following
information:
Date Of Purchase:
Model Number (see #lo):
Manufacture
REPLACEMENT
1
PARTS
A. Fabric Seat Pad
$ 26.75
B. Easy Lace 5-Point Harness
Strap
$
5.50
C. Easy Lace Metal Rod
$
1.75
D. Harness
Tie
$
1.75
E. Locking
Clip
$
1.75
F. Canopy
Pad
$ 11.95
G. Canopy
Frame
$
1.00
$
1.25
$
a.75
$
1.20
$
2.95
H. Level Indicator
I. Buckle & Crotch
with Tongues
J. Crotch
Strap
Strap Clip
K. Headrest
Foam & Push-Pins
L. Adjustable
Base Assembly
M. Instructions
Date (see #lo):
& Parts Form
$ 24.95
FREE
Century
SmartFit
Instructron
Manual page 13 of 14
1 REPLACEMENT
PARTS
ORDER
We must have this information
to
LV process
wIVti=3J
your order: See label on under side of car
seat.
Mfr. Date
Model No.
FORM
[email protected] SmartFif Plus With
SPoint Harness Infant Car Seat/Carrier
I
Please
make checks
COMPANY
Or charge
your order
in the followng.
NOTE: If requested color is not available a similar
color will be substituted.
to: CENTURY
to your
Card
Exp
Customer
Streel
Telephone
Add-On Chart
$2.00 = AK, HI, PR, VI. Guam (Air-Mail)
$5.00 = Canada (Air-Mail)
$10.00 = Mexico (Air-Mail)
All Others, call for quote
Send your
order,
by filling
Name
-
Date
SHIP TO:
Check
Shipping & Handling Chart
Under $1 .OO= $1 .OO
$1.00 to $3.00 = $2.00
$3.01 to $5.00 = $3.50
$5.01 to $50.00 = $5.00
$50.01 to $200.00 = 10% of Order Total
$200.01 and over= 5% of Order Total
PRODUCTS
or MASTERCARD
I I I H I I I H I I I H I I I I
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City
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ARKANSAS Residents Add 6.5% Sales Tax
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CARD NUMBER
Cardholder’s
Please indicate color of current part
payable
enclosed
No
In the amount
[
ZIP
of $ ~-
1
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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A. Fabric Seat Pad
B. Easy Lace 5Point Harness Strap
C. Easy Lace Metal Rod
D. Harness Tie
E. Locking Clip
F. Canopy Pad
G. Canopy Frame
H. Level Indicator
I. Buckle & Crotch Strap with Tongues
q J. Crotch Strap Clip
q K. Headrest Foam
0 L. Adjustable Base Assembly
0 M. Instructions & Parts Form
AnlO”“,01Order
SalesTax(SeeChart)
ShIppIng
and Handling (See Chart,
O”tsld.3 Cantlnental
USA
(See Add-on Chat,
TOTAL
with check, money order, or charge
in an envelope
to:
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card
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SrnartFlt
Instruction
Manual page 14 of 14
10197
number,
Century
Products
Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer
Relations
Department
Century
,
1IMPORTANT
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No car seat can guarantee
protection
from injury in every situation,
but proper
use helps reduce the risk of serious
injury or death.
NEXtstep,
Instruction
INFORMATION
# Registration
Information
Child restraints (car seats) could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached
in a recall. Fill out the registration
card attached to
car seat and mail today or send your name, address,
and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing
date to:
Manual
Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio, 44056-2096
or call (330) 467-9671
For recall information,
call the Transport Canada
Road Safety Information
Centre at l-800-333-0371.
21:Safety
First Check
4 Read and understand
car seat labels.
List
instruction
manual
and
A vehicle combination
lap/shoulder
belt MUST
used properly when using car seat without
harness system.
Do not use vehicle
child.
Secure
Never
children
lap-only
be
belt across front of
in back seat whenever
possible.
leave child unattended.
When using car seat with harness system, always
use tether strap in addition to vehicle lap belt.
Do not use car seat after date shown on back.
Do not use this car seat until you read and
understand
these instructions!
Incorrect use can mean serious injury
death to a child in a sudden stop or
accident!
ENGLISH
PM-0709AA
Do not allow anyone
use car seat without
instructions.
(babysitter,
relatives, etc.) to
first understanding
all
or
Save this instruction
manual
for future
use.
Store on side of car seat.
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1 BASIC
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INFORMATION
1BASIC
INFORMATION
* Car Seat Useful
* Certification
For use in motor
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For air travel use see “Aircraft
1
Life
Due to changing
requirements
and normal wear and
tear, DO NOT use car seat after date shown on back
of car seat.
This car seat meets or exceeds all applicable
requirements
of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213 and 213.2:
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continued
vehicles
Example:
* Government
Use” section
Alert
% Vehicle
Transport Canada
alerts vehicle owners
that:
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Continuous
use of a car seat on a vehicle seat may
cause damage.
To protect vehicle seat upholstery,
use a car seat mat, towel or thin blanket under
car seat.
According to
accident statistics,
children are safer when
properly restrained in the
back seat of a vehicle
than in the front seat.
All children up to age 12 should
seat of a vehicle.
* Unoccupied
ride in the back
Car Seat
Always secure car seat with a vehicle seat belt, even
when unoccupied.
An unsecured
car seat can injure
other passengers
in a sudden stop or accident.
I Dangerous
Seat Protection
Vehicle
Car Seat Mat, Towel
Seats
or Blanket
Warm Weather
Car seat must be used on vehicle seats which face
forward. Do not use on rear-facing or side-facing
vehicle seats.
Hot parts can burn unprotected
skin. Always check
metal and plastic parts before putting
child in
car seat.
Metal and plastic parts can become very hot in warm
weather, even in the shade. Drape a blanket over
car seat to protect it from direct sunlight when not in
use.
Rear-facing
Vehicle
Seat
Side-facing
Vehicle
Seat
4
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Century
Next Step Instructjorl
Manual page 3 of 18
1BASIC
INFORMATION
X- Height
and Weight
continued
q-:
,:
.
Limits
ADJUST
’ CHILD
$ Adjust
/A WARNING
Read this section
carefully.
Incorrect
cause serious
injury or death.
Harness
TO FIT
Straps
Harness straps MUSTbe
through slots at
or just above (closest to) child’s shoulders.
use can
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Find child’s weight and follow instructions
system use.
CAR SEAT
for harness
To Lengthen
or Shorten
Harness Strap
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The instructions
are specific to whether you plan to
use the car seat with or without the harness system.
Car Seat With Harness
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Weight
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Able to sit upright
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Height
Child’s
slots.
Requirements:
is 9 - 21.8 kg (20 - 48 Ibs.), and
unassisted,
and
Adjuster
is 68.6 - 125 cm (27 - 49 inches) tall, and
shoulders MUSTnot
be above top harness
1
Bar
When shortening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull ends of harness straps down until
all slack is removed.
Car Seat
2 When lengthening,
lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps from front of car seat
to desired length.
Booster
Without
Car Seat ->
Harness
1
&WIWING
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Booster Car Seat WIthout Harness Requirements:
l Weight
is 18 - 29.5 kg (40 - 65 Ibs.), and
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Height
is 102 - 132 cm (40 - 52 inches)
Top of child’s
car seat.
ears MUST
3 Pull harness straps on front side to lock
adjuster bar.
tall, and
be below top of booster
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4 When adjusting
harness straps, pull
harness straps through tongue to
remove all slack.
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AWARNING
Harness straps must be snug on child’s
chest and low and snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
To avoid injuries
from
whiplash,
top of child’s
ears
must be below top edge of
headrest.
If ears are above
headrest,
child is too large
for car seat.
6
Century
Next Step InstructIon
End of each strap must be at least
5- cm. (2 inches) below metal elate.
Manual page 4 of 18
7
With
Shield
Without
Shield
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1
ADJUST
CAR SEAT
CHILD continued
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To Change
Slots
Harness
TO FIT
G.
ADJUST
CAR SEAT
CHILD continued
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* Adjust
Strap
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Thread harness straps
through desired slots
at or just above
(closest to) child’s
shoulders.
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pad through
flap.
Crotch
to but
Strap
down:
Using a screwdriver,
pry metal rod loose.
Pull metal rod out of
looped end of crotch strap.
Turn car seat upright
and buckle out.
and pull crotch strap
Thread looped end of crotch
strap through slots in seat
pad and shell to bottom of
car seat.
P
NOTE:
Be sure red
button on buckle is
facing forward.
Lift adjuster bar and
thread straps over
adjuster bar,
creating loop, and
down behind metal
plate as shown.
Pull ends of
harness
strap
down.
To Change
Positions
be in slot closest
Turn car seat upside
Thread harness
straps behind
opening in metal
plate and adjuster
bar as shown.
Metal
Strap
Crotch strap MUST
not under child.
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Lift adjuster bar and
pull harness straps
out of current slots.
NOTE:
For ease in
threading
harness
straps, reach behind
Crotch
TO FIT
B
Slide metal rod through
looped end of crotch
strap.
,
Press metal rod into
car seat shell. Use a
hammer to tap rod if
necessary.
End of each strap
must
be at least
9
Century
Next Step
Irrstructlon
Manual
page
5 of 18
ADJUST
CAR SEAT
CHILD continued
* Adjust
TO FIT
(CAR
$ Tether
Armrests
INSTALLATION
1
Strap
Tether strap and anchor hardware supplied
with car seat MUST be used when used as
a car seat with harness system.
Adjust armrest to up position when using
car seat with harness system for child
weighing 9 - 21.8 kg (20 - 48 Ibs.).
Tether strap is not a replacement
for vehicle
seat belt. Tether strap must be used in
addition
to vehicle seat belt to anchor back
of car seat to vehicle.
Push in button on side
of car seat and rotate
armrest up.
Repeat
SEAT
for other side.
* Car Seat With Harness System
9 - 21.8 kg (20 - 48 Ibs.)
If necessary,
install
(see “Re-assembly
section).
$ Adjust
Car Seat Angle
Never put car seat in a front vehicle seat
unless recommended
in vehicle owner’s
manual.
Adjust angle to semi-upright
position
when using car seat with harness system
for child weighing 9 - 21.8 kg (20 - 48 Ibs.).
Slide tab on front of
car seat to recline
position.
% Adjust
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
Head Support
1 Place car seat firmly on
vehicle seat and against
vehicle seat back.
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2 Lift flap in back of
seat pad and thre
vehicle seat belt
through belt slots.
Pillow
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Buckle vehicle
seat belt.
Slide hooks through
openings
in seat pad
above harness straps.
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3 Press down firmly
center
in
of car seat
to compress
vehicle’s cushion
as you tighten
vehicle lap belt.
10
Century
Next Step InstructIon
Manual page 6 of 18
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HINT:
Use your
knee to press down
in center of car seat.
Flap
F-
CAR SEAT
INSTALLATION
4 Attach tether strap
hook (A) to anchor
hardware (B) and
tighten strap to
remove any slack.
5 Test for secure
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ICARSEATUSE
* Placing Child on Car Seat
A WARNING
Avoid
serious
injury
or death:
Vehicle seat belt MUST be routed
through
back of car seat when using
harness system.
Never place vehicle
belt in front of child when using
harness
system.
installation:
Pull front to back
Pull left to right.
Do not use harness straps that are
loose or unbuckled.
Harness
straps
must be snug and positioned
over
shoulders
or child could be seriously
injured.
If vehicle seat belt
does not hold
car seat securely,
see “Vehicle Seat
Belt” section or move
car seat to another
seating location and
repeat steps 1 througt
Do not use head supports,
strap
covers, blankets,
thick cushions,
or
padding
under harness straps or child.
They interfere
with proper fit of
harness straps and child could be
ejected.
1
Unbuckle
harness tie by
pressing tab of harness
tie and pulling apart.
2 Push in red button on buckle
tongues and pull out.
With
Shield
to release
Without
Shield
3 Place child on car seat.
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of car seat.
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Century
Next Step Instruction
Manual page 7 of 18
/ 1CAR SEAT
4
1
USE continued
CAR SEAT
Place child’s arms
through harness straps
and insert both tongues
into buckle.
# Adjust
Armrests
Adjust armrest to down position when using
car seat without harness system for child
weighing 18 - 29.5 kg (40 - 65 Ibs.).
Pull up on tongues to
be sure they are locked
in buckle.
5
BOOSTER
TO FIT CHILD
Push in button on side
of car seat and rotate
armrest down.
Repeat
Lock harness tie by
snapping halves
together.
-,
/
/
for other side.
Check that harness
tie is locked by
pulling outward on
each half.
% Adjust
6
Booster car seat can be in upright or
semi-upright
position when using
car seat without harness system for child
weighing 18 - 29.5 kg (40 - 65 Ibs.).
Position harness tie
at mid-chest,
about
8 cm (3 inches)
below child’s
chin.
IMPORTANT:
Harness tie must
:
be used to keep
harness straps close and positioned
child’s shoulders.
7
Slide tab on front of
car seat to desired
position.
on
Check that
harness straps
are snug with
just enough
room to insert
one finger
between harness
straps and child’s
chest.
Adjust
The thigh strap must
be low and snug on
hips, just touching
thighs.
14
Century
Next
Step
InstructIon
Manual
page
8 of 18
Head Supp ort Pillow
Slide hooks through
openings
in seat pad
above harness straps.
NOTE:
Harness
straps must be through slots at or
just above (closest to) child’s shoulders.
8
Car Seat Angle
(B~~STERCARSEATUSE
1
* Placing Child in Booster Car Seat
Without Harness System
18 - 29.5 Kg (40 - 65 Lbs.)
BOOSTER
continued
AWARNING
To avoid
If necessary,
(see “Removal
remove
Harness
System
of Harness
System”
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section).
Read vehicle owner’s manual for
specific instructions on how to use
vehicle seat belts.
A WARNING
To avoid
serious
injury
or death:
1
9 Shoulder
belt MUST be properly
positioned
over shoulder
(NOT
touching
child’s
neck and NOT low
off shoulderL
CAR SEAT
serious
injury
USE
or death:
If child will not keep vehicle
shoulder
belt properly
positioned
on shoulder
or vehicle
lap belt
roperly
positioned
low an 8 snug on hips,
just touching
thighs,
DO NOT use
this booster
car seat. Use a different
child restraint
system.
Place child in booster car seat.
Child’s back MUST be flat
against back of booster
car seat.
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DO NOTuse
shoulder
belt
or positioned
loose
under
2 Place vehicle combination
lap/shoulder
belt across
child’s chest and low and
snug on hips, just
touching thighs.
Never use a vehicle
lap-on1
belt across
front o Y child; severe
abdominal,
head
and/or neck injuries
or death can result
in a sudden stop or
accident.
Lap portion
of lap/shoulder
be low and snug on hips,
touching
thighs.
Buckle vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt.
Pull vehicle shoulder belt t
adjust vehicle lap belt snugly.
belt
just
DO NOTallow
child to
slide down in boost&
car seat which could
osition
vehicle
lap
&elt across child’s
abdomen
and vehicle
shoulder
belt over
neck or face.
MU3
in red zone as shown.
If outside of red zone,
see next steps
for Comfort Clip use.
Vehicle belts MUSTlay
flat against
child and MUST not be twisted.
Century
Next Step Instruction
Manual page 9 of 18
BOOSTER
continued
CAR SEAT
USE
Comfort
Thread vehicle shoul
through Comfort Clip
as shown.
Comfort
Adjust Comfort Clip as high
as possible without shoulder
belt touching child’s neck.
To adjust, hook loose end
of Comfort Clip through
desired loop of webbing.
Clip
bq A
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Check to be sure vehicle shoulder belt is
properly positoned
over shoulder and snug
against child.
Century
Nexi Step Instruction
1ACTIVE
Manual page 10 of 18
TODDLERS
Clip Use
Most vehicle shoulder belts are attached to
automatic
retractors which allow a child to
pull vehicle belt out and change position of
seat belt while sitting in booster car seat.
An improperly
positioned
vehicle seat belt
can cause serious injury or death. Use of
Comfort Clip helps restrict movement
of
vehicle seat belt. (See Booster Car Seat
Use section.)
Vehicle Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
Movement
of the vehicle seat belt through
the latch plate can allow an active toddler
to slide down in booster car seat and
re-position
vehicle lap belt over abdomen
and vehicle shoulder belt over neck or face.
A Locking Clip may be used on this type of
vehicle seat belt to prevent movement
of
seat belt through latch plate limiting
toddlers
movement.
(See “To Install
Locking Clip” in the “Continuous
Loop
Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate” section.)
1 VEHICLE
SEAT
1
BELTS
VEHICLE
continued
Read vehicle owner’s manual for specific
instructions on how to use vehicle seat
belts.
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t Lap-Only
Identify vehicle seat belt. Car seat must be used
with a vehicle seat belt that will stay tight while
driving.
If vehicle does not have a lap belt that will
stay tight, see vehicle dealership.
Retractor
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Booster car seat must be used with a vehicle
combination
lap/shoulder
belt. If vehicle does not
have a combination
lap/shoulder
belt, see vehicle
dealership
to have one installed or DO NOT use this
booster car seat without harness.
BELTS
Belts
La
To determine
steps below:
if a lap-only
belt can be used, follow the
1) Pull on both halves of the vehicle
seat belts.
- If one belt gets longer,
see step 2.
- If neither belt gets longer,
install car seat according t
instructions
on page 11.
* Combination
with Locking
Lap/Shoulder
Latch Plate
2) Pull end that gets longer all the way out, allow belt
to retract 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6 inches) and pull again.
- If belt gets longer, check vehicle owners manual
or contact auto dealer for options.
Belt
or
- If belt does not get longer, install car seat per
instructions
on page 11 substituting
instruction
below for those in step #3.
OK to use. Follow
manual for specific
how to use vehicle
vehicle owner’s
instructions
on
seat belts.
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Pull la belt that moves all the way out. Buckle
lap bet.P Release lap belt and remove slack in
lap belt by pushing lap belt that moves into the
retractor while pushing down on car seat to
compress vehicle cushion.
Do not use this type of vehicle
seat belt to secure child and
booster car seat.
NOTE:
When used with the harness
system, the locking latch plate on
some seat belts may slip and loosen
after being buckled through car seat.
If this happens, flip latch plate over as
shown and re-buckle.
Test installation
again to see if this works. If not, move
car seat to another seating position.
A WARNING
Never use a lap-only
belt across
front of child; severe abdominal,
head and/or neck injuries
or
death can result from a sudden
stop or accident.
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Manual
paqe
11 of 18
VEHICLE
/
S-EAT BELTS
VEHICLE
Plate
Latch
4 Continue
holding vehicle seat
belts together and slide Locking
Clip on belts 1 cm (l/2 inch) i
or less away from latch
plate.
Plate
1
IMPORTANT:
Locking Clip
MUST be no more than
1 cm (l/2 inch) away from
latch plate.
This vehicle seat belt system allows latch plate to slide
freely on vehicle seat belt and is OK to use with
booster car seat.
5 Re-buckle
For active toddlers, a Locking Clip may be used to
prevent movement
of the lap portion of lap/shoulder
belt limiting a toddler’s movement
(see “Active
Toddlers” section).
Locking
Pull on latch plate. If belt
slides freely through latch
late, a locking clip ma
PIe used (stored on bat i?
of car seat). (See “To Install
Locking Clip” section.)
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To Install
Locking
BELTS
3 With vehicle lap belt properly
tightened,
hold the combination
lap/shoulder
belts together just
behind the sliding latch plate,
and unbuckle belt.
* Continuous
Loop Combination
Lap/Shoulder
Belt with Sliding Latch
Pull on latch plate. If
belt slides freely throu h
latch plate, a locking c Pup
must be used (stored
on back of car seat).
(See “To Install Locking Clip”
section.)
SEAT
continued
continued
vehicle
seat belt.
HINT: When using car seat with harness system,
may be necessary to press car seat into vehicle
cushion in order to re-buckle.
Clip
6
With Harness System:
Test installation
again to
see if car seat is secure. If not, remove locking
clip, adjust vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking
clip.
Without Harness System:
Check installation
to see
if all slack is removed from lap portion of vehicle
seat belt. If not, remove Locking Clip, adjust
vehicle seat belt and re-attach locking clip.
Clip
I A WARNING
Failure to use locking
clip where required
will
result in car seat not being securely
held in
place and child being seriously
injured
in a
sudden stop or accibent.
1
Place car seat in seating
position
IAWARNING
Remove
Locking
Clip from vehicle seat belt
when not being used with a car seat. The
vehicle seat belt will not properly
restrain
an
adult or child and serious
injury could occur
to be used.
2 With Harness System:
Thread belt through
openings in car seat and tighten lap belt.
Do not use locking
1shortener.
Without Harness System:
Place vehicle
lap/shoulder
belt over child’s chest and thighs.
Buckle belts. Pull vehicle shoulder belt to adjust
lap belt snugly.
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Step
InstructIon
Manual
page
12 of 18
it
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clip as a vehicle
seat belt
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VEHICLE
continued
SEAT
* Belts Anchored
BELTS
VEHICLE
continued
Forward
of Seat Crease
% Automatic
rease (as shown
below) may not securely hold car seat. Check vehicle
owner’s manual or auto dealer.
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Do not use unless approved
manufacturer.
SEAT
(Passive)
BELTS
Seat Belts
DO not use these vehicle seat belts
to secure your car seat. See vehicle
dealership
for options.
by vehicle
After installation, check that car seat stays
securely fastened.
Seat Crease
OK to use. Follow vehicle owner’s manual
specific instructions
on how to use vehicle
* Lap/Shoulder
for
seat belts.
Belt with Sewn Latch Plate
DO NOT USE. This type of vehicle
seat belt stays loose while driving.
In a sudden stop or accident it
will lock, but car seat may move
forward and cause serious injury.
See vehicle dealer for options.
Do not use if shoulder and/or lap
belts are mounted to vehicle door.
If shoulder and/or lap belts are
NOTmounted
to vehicle door,
OK to use.
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Manual page 13 of 18
1REMOVAL
l
Shield
OF HARNESS
and Harness
1 Lift adjuster
SYSTEM
1
Strap
REMOVAL
AND RE-ASSEMBLY
OF BUCKLE AND CROTCH STRAP
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bar and pull
harness strap out of
current
Removal
Pry metal rod loose from
car seat with screwdriver.
slots.
Remove metal rod, pull
crotch strap out.
Store all parts for future use.
2 Unbuckle
harness tie and
slide harness tie off one
harness strap.
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With car seat upright,
thread crotch strap through
slot in seat pad and car seat.
3 Push red button, pull tongue
harness
strap through
Assembly
out of buckle and pull
one unbuckled
tongue.
Crotch strap MUST be in slot
closest to but not under child.
Without Shield
With Shield
Slide steel rod through
end of crotch strap.
looped
4 Turn car seat upside down
and pull loose side of harness
strap out of car seat shell.
Turn car seat upright and
unbuckle other shield.
Pull harness
car seat.
strap out of
8
Press
shell.
Store all parts for future use.
metal
rod into car seat
HINT: If hard to press into
car seat, tap with hammer.
DO NOT remove
Tether
Strap.
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Manual page 14 of 18
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RE-ASSEMBLY
SYSTEM
OF HARNESS
1SPECIAL
Aircraft
INFORMATION
Use
Follow steps below to thread harness
system as shown.
When re-assembling harness System, be
sure harness straps are not twisted.
This car seat is certified for use
on aircraft when used with the
harness system (see label on
car seat . Most airlines in the
U.S. an d Canada will allow you
to use a car seat if it carries
such a label and fits properly on
the aircraft. Contact airline about
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their policy.
Use car seat only on forward-facing
Install car seat on an aircraft
installed in a vehicle.
aircraft
the same
seats.
way it is
When used without the harness
system as a belt positioning
booster seat, this restraint IS
not certified for use in aircraft
because there is no shoulder
belt available.
Second Hand Car Seats
Century advises
your car seat.
@Thread
end of harness strap down through slot in
car seat, across bottorh and back up through slot
in opposite side of car seat.
@
Thread
end through
shield.
@
Thread
end through
harness
against
loaning
or passing
along
Inspection
Regularly
inspect harness system on car seat. If
harness straps are frayed or heavily soiled, harness
system must be replaced.
tie.
@ Thread end through desired slots and adjuster
following instructions
in “Adjust Harness Straps”
in the “Adjust Car Seat To Fit Child” section.
@
Install Buckle
Re-assembly
and Crotch Strap (see “Removal
and
of buckle and crotch strap” section).
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Next
Step
Instructw~
Manual
page
15 of 18
SPECIAL
continued
INFORMATION
* Product
SPECIAL
continued
INFORMATION
$ Product
Care and Cleaning
Label
Locations
Take special care to avoid saturating
or wetting any
;;;&x& on product during cleanrng. It may destroy
Clean car seat shell with mild soap
and a dam
cloth. Never use
“househol rJ detergents”;
they can
weaken plastic. Cloth seat pads may
be machine washed separately
on
gentle cycle and machine dried on
cool air setting.
Harness
straps are surface washable
Failure to follow instructions
written on labels,
If any of these labels are missing,
Consumer
Relations
Department
U.S. and Canada 1-800-837-4044,
please call our
toll free from the
or worldwide at
(330) 963-2800.
only.
$ Label
Riaht
To Remove
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Harness
and Seat Pad:
1
If using harness system, remove harness system
(see “Removal
of Harness System” section).
01
Unhook
@
Pull attachment
@
Pull two button
04
Slide “J” hooks
elastic
Armrest
Side:
Failure to Follow Manufacturer’s
Instruction
(French) Label
strips apart.
clips out.
Left Side:
out of slots.
Pull attachment
2 Failure to Follow Manufacturer’s
Instruction
(English) Label
@
Pads:
strips apart.
Reverse above steps for replacing
and harness system.
seat pad, armrests
Back Side:
National
I AWARNING
Prevent
Step
lnstructlon
Manual
page
16 of 18
Injury
Registration
30
”
Label
Label
Model Number/Manufacturer
Date Label
Clean buckle with only mild soap and water. Do not
use household
detergents.
Never lubricate buckle.
Next
Safety Mark
Belt Threadina
Periodically check and clean the harness buckle
slot. If dirty, buckle will not latch properly and
may cause serious injury or death. Remove
loose obiects, crumbs and any other debris
1 from buckle.
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Century
on car seat
from “J” hooks.
.
To Remove
@
System
locations
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Label
Label
SPECIAL
continued
* Need
INFORMATION
t REPLACEMENT
PARTS
I
A. Fabric Seat Pad
With Comfort ClipS
Help?
If you need help with this product, call toll-free
I-800-837-4044
from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM E.S.T Monday through Friday.
Outside these areas please call (330) 963-2800.
Or write us at: Century Products Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
OH 44056-2096
Attention: Consumer
Relations
Department.
Please have available the following information:
B. Fabric Armrest
Pads (2)
us
$
us
$ 10.00
(2)
us
$
5.50
Strap
us
$
3.75
US $
8.50
G. Metal Rod for
Crotch Strap
us
$
2.00
H. Harness
Tie
US $
2.50
I. Locking
Clip
C. Shield
with Tongues
D. Tongues
9.50
Q
Q
H N
5lP
Date of Purchase:
Model
Number
Manufacture
E. Harness
(#4):
Date (#4):
F. Buckle
% Installation
Hardware
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Contact vehicle
installation.
Strap
of Tether Strap Anchor
dealership
for proper
hardware
Before installing hardware, install car seat into
vehicle and check that lap belt portion of vehicle
belt will hold car seat securely.
Anchor
& Crotch
Hardware Assembly:
-
@@=m
-Anchor
J. Tether Strap
Hardware
-Vehicle
may need to drill
hole for hardware.
-Washer
-Lock
Be sure anchor hardware
sealed to prevent exhaust
from entering
vehicle.
us
$ 10.00
Frame
K. Instructions
Washer
hole is properly
fumes and water
If you wish to remove anchor hardware
once
child outgrows
car seat, make sure hole is
properly
plugged
or sealed to prevent exhaust
fumes from entering
vehicle.
& Parts
Form
NOTE:
l Prices
subject to change.
l Comfort
clips are not sold
pad.
1
IA! WARNING
and
Add-On Chart
$5.00 = Canada
(Air-Mail)
separately.
Please
order
new seat
Shipping
& Handling Chart
$
.Ol fO$ 5.00 =$4.00
$
5.01
to $
50.00
=
$ 5.00
$ 50.01 to $200.00 = 10% of OrderTotal
$200.01 and over = 5% of Order Total
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[email protected] NextStep’”
Car Seat
We must have this information
to process
order:
See label on back of car seat.
Model
No.
Send your order, with check, money order,
or charge card number, in an envelope to:
Century Products
Company
9600 Valley View Road
Macedonia,
Ohio 44056-2096
Attention:
Consumer
Relations
Department
your
Mfr. Date
Please make checks payable in U.S. currency
CENTURY
PRODUCTS
COMPANY.
to:
Or, charge your order to your VISA or MASTERCARD
by filling in the following.
CARD
NUMBER:
I I I H I I I H I I I H I I I I
Cardholder’s
Name
Card Exp. Date
SHIP TO:
Customer
Name
Street Address
City
Check enclosed
Telephone
No.(
0 A.
0 6.
0 C.
0 D.
0 E.
0 F
0 G.
0 H.
0 I.
0 J.
0 K.
Please
Province
in the amount of $
Zip-
1
Fabric Seat Pad
Fabric Armrest Pads (2)
Shield with Tongues
Tongues (2)
Harness Strap
Buckle & Crotch Strap
Metal Rod for Crotch Strap
Harness Tie
Locking Clip
Tether Strap and Hardware
instructions
& Parts Form
indicate color of current part
NOTE: If requested color is not available
a similar color will be substituted.
Amount
Outside
Conl~nenlal
(See Add-On
of Order
USA
Chart)
You put more than your
TOTAL
PW0709AA
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Next Step
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Manual
page
18 of 18
2i9a
trust
in us.‘”
cosco
http://www.coscoinc.com
2525 State Street,
Columbus, IN, 47201
Phone:
Customer service
Group programs
Ordering
Video’s Booklets
(800)
(800)
(800)
(812)
544-l 108
457-5276 ext. 453
457-5276 ext. 374
372-0141 ext.228
E-mails:
Faxes: (800) 207-8182
[email protected]
(812) 372-2154
1 CSS 22 to 40 Ibs. BPB 30-701bs
Infection
control protocols or warranties
History of Medicaid/insurance/state
Product specifications
Product installation
Appropriate
available?
disability
No
If yes, description
purchases for individuals?
at a glance for clinicians:
specifications
at a glance for clinicians:
vehicle environments:
(check any that apply)
No
attached?
If yes, roll call of states attached?
Not Applicable
X
Cars, vans, pickups
-School
Product name
buses
-
Ambulances
-
Other (specify):
Call l-800-544-1 108 to order kit
Optional tether
available
Touriva/Olympian
Dream Ride
Not Applicable
High Back booster
Optional tether
available
Optional tether
available
Alpha Omega
Installation assessmentalerts
Tetherlcam
kits standard?
Tether needs/
Cam wrap needs
Price range categories:
can be used as car bed
or rear facing CSS
Call l-800-544-1 108 to order kit
Call l-800-544-1 108 to order kit
Purchasing programs for professionals or community programs:
quantity discounts
Dream Ride
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IX
High Back Booster
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Alpha Omega
IX
Other manufacturer comments regarding issuesfor medical/disability clinicians and safety specialists?
Dream Ride is the only infant restraint that can be used as a car bed in an air bag seating location.
For information
about purchasing
the Dream Ride call Cosco Consumer Relations at (800) 544-1108
For information
about purchasing
the Touriva
for loan/give-away
programs,
call Sue Lindstrom
800-457-5276
DREAM RIDE’”
INFANT CAR BED/CAR
READ
AND
SAVE
THESE
SEAT
U.S.
INSTRUCTIONS
4358-2378
It is very important for you to know and understand all of the information in this
booklet. No one can rcdict if use of a child restraint will prevent injury or death in a
particular accident. I! owever, proper use of a child testratnt can reduce a child’s risk
of injury or death in most instances. A child’s chances of being injured or killed
are greater it the restraint is not properly used.
You must read the entire booklet before using the infant restraint. However, to help
you reco ize those instructions which pertain directly and immediately to the safety
of your c8! tld, we use the following symbols:
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WIRNWG
ClUTlON
a
WARNING-URGENT
SAFETY INFORMATION
Failure to follow instructions marked with this warning symbol creates a
hazardous situation that is likely to result in serious injury or death for your
child in the event of a crash or sudden stop. When this warning symbol
appears beside a heading, it is important to follow all instructions under that
heading exactly.
CAUTIONSAFETY
INFORMATION
Failure to follow instructions marked with this caution symbol creates a
hazardous situation that might result in minor or moderate injury or
discomfort to your child when using this child restraint.
This infant restraint has been dynamically “crash tested” and conforms to all
;p~u~~l&~ederal
Motor Vehtcle Safety Standards ( FMVSS) m effect on the date of
General Information.. .....................................................................................................
Compatibility
with Vehicle Seat Belt Systems ......................................................
Manual Vehicle Seat Belt Installation.. ..................................................................
Do You Need a Locking Clip? ...............................................................................
Additional Warnings.. .............................................................................................
Adjustments for Use ......................................................................................................
Position Adjustment.. ..............................................................................................
Harness Adjustment ................................................................................................
Cu Bed Use and Inrtallation ..........................................................................................
warnings
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To Use.. ...................................................................................................................
To Install.. ...............................................................................................................
Car Seat Use and Installation.. .......................................................................................
Warnings.. ...............................................................................................................
To Use.. ...................................................................................................................
To Install.. ...............................................................................................................
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Cticr Insmbzions .........................................................................................................
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To Remove Cover.. ........................................................................................................
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Cleaning Instructions .....................................................................................................
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Aircraft Installation ........................................................................................................
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For Warm Weather .........................................................................................................
Growing Up ....................................................................................................................
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Dream
RdeO
Infant
Car
Bed/Seat
InstructlorE
page
1 r~f 8
The Dream Ride Infant Restraint System is designed with your baby’s safety and
comfort and your convenience in mind.
For infants under 20 pounds, Dream Ride may be used:
- In the sideways position as a car bed, even in an air bag seating location.
In the rear-facing position as a car seat.
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When your bab cao sit u , the rear-facing car seat position is recommended.
For medically fragl .7.e infants, Pollow the advice of your doctor about changing to the
upright positmn.
Combined with careful driving, consistent and correct use of this infant restraint can
reduce the risk of injury or death for your child. Your child is worth the time it will take
to read and follow these instructions. If after reading the instructions you still have
questions, please COntact Cosco’s Consumer Relations Department, 800-544-l 108.
Compatibility
with Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
Although this child restraint can be used in most cars, it must only be used in
vehicles having properly installed vehicle lap belt systems that can be tightened
securely. If the vehicle belt cannot be tightened securely, it must be replaced for
use with a child restraint An increasing number of vehicles have seat belt systems
that are difficult or impossible to use with almost any child restraint. These belt systems
include, but may not be limited to. the following:
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) Systems do not lock until impact, and
therefore may allow the child restraint to work loose during normal driving.
Some ELR belts may convert to a usable automatic locking retractor (ALR) belt by
pulling the belt all the way out. EL.R lap belts should be replaced; contact you vehicle
dealer. ELR lap /shoulder belts may require a locking clip (See Page 3).
Do not use with an automaticlpassive
vehicle seat belt system. An automatic
(passive) 2-point be r t has no lap belt. You must install a lap belt to secure a child
restraint. You may also need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic (passive)
3- point belt. Refer to the vehicle own&
manual.
Do not use in the rear-facing position in any seating location equipped with an
air bag, regardless of the type of seat belt system.
If your vehicle belt is too short to go where the instructions indicate, contact your
vehicle dealer for a seat belt extender.
Do not use with seat belts that come out of the door, side of the vehicle or middle of
the vehicle seat cushion.
- Some Manual Type Seat Belts (See below).
Continuous-Loop
Lap/Shoulder
Belt Systems require a locking clip (See Page 3).
Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for instructions on how to use the seat belts with
the child restraint.
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Seat qo$ti?n,/
1
Twist auto seat belt
Vehicle I.ap Belt
Car Seat Belt H
If you have installed the infant restraint with a manual vehicle lap belt, it is necessary
to check for loosening that may occur when the restraint
is tilted or jarred. This type of
vehicle lap belt is common in the rear center seat and should be checked, and adjusted
if necessary. using the steps suggested below. Do not use this type belt with the infant
restraint in the car bed position in the center rear vehicle seat.
1. After securing the vehicle lap belt, tilt and push the infant restraint forward, and
toward both sides of the car.
2. If no loosening occurs, your infant restraint should be secure. If you have any
doubts,move theinfant restraintto anotherlocationwhereyou cantightenthevehicle
lap belt securely. If loosening does occur, go to step 3.
3. If the latch late slide (adjusts) on rhe belt, turn the latch plate OVCT.If the buckle
slides (adjusts P, turn the buckle. Refasten the vehicle lap belt as shown in Fig. 2.
The vehicle lap belt release should fnce outwurd after twisting 80 that it ia euy to
reach in an emergency.
4. Repeat step 1 to see if the infant restraint is secure. If the vehicle lap belt continues
to loosen, the infant restraint must bc moved to another recommcndcd location in the
vehicle.
Dream
RldeO
Infant
Car
Bed/Seat
lnstructlons
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page
2 of 8
I-D
3-A
Locking
Clip
Free
Sliding
Belt
2. Pull up
to tighten.
A locking clip is in the pouch with the instructions, located on the top back of the
restraint.
Some vehicles have continuous loop-lap/shoulder belts with latch plates or buckles that
slide freely up and down the belts (See Fig. 3-A. ) A locking clip (See Fig. 3-A) is
required to stop the latch plate or buckle from sliding.
To Attach the Locking Clip:
1. Thread both vehicle lap and shoulder belts through the proper opening on the child
restraint and buckle. Pull up on shoulder belt until all slack is out and the lap belt is
tight (See Fi .3-B).
2. Grasp boti vehicle belts together just behind latch plate to prevent slipping, and
release buckle (See Fig- 3-B). Note: If the latch plate ends up behind the car seat, grasp
the belts to the outside of the car seat. as close to the latch plate as possible.
3. Thread both portions of the vehicle belt onto the locking clip (See Fig. 3-C).
4. Rebuckle the vehicle belts (See Fig- 3-D). The lap belt portion should be tight and
hold the child restraint securely. If not, remove the locking clip and repeat all steps.
Failure to use a locking clip when needed will allow the child restraint to move out
of position. If you cannot secure the child restraint tightly, move it to another
seating location in the vehicle.
Additional locking clips may be ordered by sending a check or money order for $2.50 to
Cosco Inc., Attention: Consumer Relations, 2525 State Street, Columbus, Indiana,
47201. They may also be available from your local automotive dealer.
ADDITIONAL
WARNINGS
1 This infant restraint is designed for use only by infants who weigh 20 pounds or
less and whose height is 26 inches or less.
2. Use only in a seating position in the vehicle where the vehicle lap belt can be
tightened securely.
3. Check your vehicle seat belts before each use and make sure they are fastened
properly and securely.
4. When using the infant restraint, always dress your baby in clothing with legs. The
harness must pass between the legs so the infant can be securely restrained. Do not
dress the baby in a sack sleeper or wrap the baby in a blanket before securing
harness system.
5. The handle should be positioned at the top of the restraint, out of baby’s way,
whenever the Dream Ride is used as a car bed or car seat (See Fig. 4).
6. Avoid giving your child items like lollipops or ice cream on a stick. A crash or
sudden stop, swerve or bump could cause injury to your child.
7. This infant restraint should he securely belted in the vehicle even when not in use.
In a crash or sudden stop, an unsecured child restraint could injure other passengers.
Also, do not carry loose objects in the car. In a crash, they could cause serious injury.
8. Do not use an infant restraint that has been in a crash. It must be replaced.
9. Do not use an infant restraint with damaged or missing parts.
10. Do not use substitute or “make-shift” parts.
11. Cut, frayed, or damaged belts must never be used.
12. Buckles and fasteners must never be lubricated.
13. Do not use on vehicle seats that pivot forward or those with seat backs that fold
forward unless they are equipped with a locking latch. (See vehicle owners manual ).
14. Use the infant restraint on forward facing vehicle seats only.
15. Never take your baby out of the infant restraint or try to tend to your baby’s needs
while the vohiclo is moving.
16. Cosco does not recommend the use of any car seat accessories.
17. Check instructions for other warnings.
18. Never leave child unattended.
Parents are a child’s first teacher and example. If you always buckle your vehicle scat
belt, your child will think it is the natural thing to do and will be content to ride in the
infant restraint. h4ake it a fum rule that the car doesn’t go until everyone is buckled
up. Make no exceptions for adults or children.
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Fig. 4
Car Seat Position
Car Bed Position
Adjustment
Lever
(one each side)
Adjustment
Lever
(one each side)
Car Bed Belt Loops
ihr Seat
Belt Hooks
Position Adjustment:
TousetheDreamRideasacarseatoracanier,youwillneedtochangefromthecarbed
position. To do this, 4ueeze and hold both levers and raise the back toward you until it
locks in place. To change from the car seat/carrier position to the car bed position, squeeze
both levers and lower the back.
The Dream Ride can be changed from one position to the other without readjusting
harness position even when the baby is in the restraint.
DO NOT CHANGE
POSITIONS
WHILE
RESTRAINT
IS INSTALLED
the
IN THE
VEHICLE.
When you have fmished adjusting the harness and/or the crotch strap, the buckle should be
in a mid-chest
position. The buckle must be. at mid-chest
so the harness straps stay over
the baby’s shoulders (See page 5, “To Use”.) The harness should be tight enough so that
you can slip just one fmger between the harness and the child.
Harness
Adjustment:
1. To adjust the harness length (from the top back of the seat):
Pull down on end of hamess strap to tighten (See Fig. 5-A).
Push in on both red buttons and pull down harness shap to loosen (See Fig. 5B).
2. After the harness is adjusted and the buckle is connected, hold buckle by sides and pull
on the harness to make sure the buckle is locked.
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Strap Adjustment:
‘Ihe crotch strap adjustment slides are located on the bottom of the seat.
To tighten: Unlace free end of harness and move slides up. Rethread free end of harness
through BOTH slides. (Fig. 5C. Fig. 5D. Fig. 5E)
To loosen: Unlace free end of harness and move slides down. Rethread free end of hars through BOTH slides. (Fig. 5C, Fig. 5D, Fig. 5E)
lure to fasten and adjust
allow the child to be thrown
the harness correctly
or lock the buckle securely
from the restraint
in a crash.
can
If crotch strap is not rethreaded through both slides as shown, the harness may not hold.
Fig. 5A
Pull down
,
Harness
Fio w
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u.
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Harness
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Car
Bed/Seat
Instructions
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l.Dowtusethisinfantrestraintfarcbildrcnwhoweighmartthan20pounds.II
child cansit up mm&ted, you should use the rear-facing car seat position. (!ii e
Genual Infonnatlon
on Page 2)
2. The car bed must be butaIled
so tbe baby’s head is toward the centerof tbe
vehlck. The right aearpasseqa seat is prefe
however, the right front seat is
nrcepeableeslongastheinfantnstraintdoesnotinterferrwiththeo~~ofthe
vebicle.Donotusclnan
otherseatingposition.
Lc-mgforwardarinthekftrearseatbehindthedriva:
recommendsthatbabksbeplaccdontheirbacks.Undercatain
i%E-h=bcd
exableforbabiestobe laudontheirstomachs,based
Lircum-,itmaybe
upon the advice of your tiF tar. Do not useany ad& t~onalpadding in the head area
or pkice blanketsnear the bab
To Use:
1. With the et
in the car bed position, push on the red button to diSCOMCCt the
infant IC&IUU buckle. (See Fig. 6). Place the shoulder harnessstraps Out of the way.
2.Placethe4lfantonhisbaclrinthereseaintandpositionthehamessoverthe
shoukkn (See Fig. I).
3. Place crotch strap between legs and fasten buckle. Be sure harness fits snugly. The
red button on the buckk must face away from the child (See Fig. 7).
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Failure to fastenand adjust the harnesscorrectly or lock the buckle securely can
allow the child to be thrown from the restraint in a crash.
When used in the car bed position this infant restraint must always
face sidewa s in the vehicle, with the child’s head toward the center
of the vehlc*f e.
Fig. 8
Correct
Fig. 9
Wrong
Fig. 10
To Instalk
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1. Place the infant restraint on the vehicle scat so that the baby’s head is toward the
center of the vehicle (See Fig. s). The right rear passengerseat is pmfm
however,
you may use the nght front seat d the restramt does not mtcxfere with the operation of
the vehxle.
2. ‘lhrcad the vehicle lap belt through both car bed belt loops as shown in Fig. 8. If the
vehicle lap and shoulder belts arc connected,
thread
both through the car bed belt loops.
If the v&k lap and shoulder belts are a continuous loop system,a locking clip is
required. See “Do You Need A Locking Clip” on Page 3.
3. Buckle the vehicle belt. Pull on the vehicle belt system to take up all the slack. ‘Ihe
car bed may tip slightl toward the scat hack or move side to side; this is normal and
acceptable as long as x e vehicle belt is tight. Be sure to position car bed away from the
door beforo closing door.
Do not use he infant restraint in any vehicle where the lap belt
cannot be d gbtened securely and properly.
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ha oar net
bdt
hooka to Inrtall the rertralnt
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Never use this restraint in the car be4 position with the baby’s head
toward the front of the vehxle (See Fqg. 10).
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‘Buckle
Fig. I1
To Use:
1. With the Ftraint in the car seat position, push on the red button to disconnect the
infant mtramt buckle. Place the shoulder harnesssrra~sout of the way.
2. Place the infant in the restraint and position the ha&% over the sh&lders. When
utting your infant in the infant restraint, be sure that the child’s back and
ups are flat against the back of the restraint. This provides maximum comfort
and allows the harness system to be fastened securely (See Fig. 11).
3. Place crotch strap between legs and fasten buckle. Be sure hamess fits snugly. The
rad button on the buckle must face away from the child. (See Fig. 11).
4. To adjust the hameas.see “Harness Adjustment” M Page 4.
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Faih~re to fasten and adjust the harness system correctly or bck the buckle
securelycan allow the child to be thrown fhm the restraint or otherwiseinjured in
acrash.
When used in the car seat position, this infant restraint must always
face the rear of the vehicle.
Car Sent Belt Hooks
Correct
Fig. 12
Wrong
Wrong
To Install:
1. Place the infant restraint on the vehicle seat so that it faces the rear of the vehicle.
2. ‘llmad the vehicle lap belt through the car seat belt hooks as shown in Fig. 11. If the
rtions are connected, thread both through the belt hooks. If the vehibelts are a continuous loop system,a locking clip is required. See
ou Need AJa&lng Clip” on Page 2.
3. Buckle the vehicle belt. Push the infant restraint fmly toward the rear while pulling
onthevoh&le
boltryrtcm
toI&Oup rll the alack,
Do not use the Infant restraint In any vehicle where the la belt
cannot be tightened securely and properly. Do not use in tie
rear-facing position in any seating location equipped with an air bag.
T$zi3usecarbedbeltloopsto installthis restraintasa carseat(See
.
Never use this restraint in the car seat position facing sideways (See
Fig.14.
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Ride(R)
Infant
Car
Bed/Seat
Instructions
6
page
6 of 8
.
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Carrying
Positions
Rocking
Position
I
Your Dream Ride can also be used as a convenient carrier. When not used as a car seat,
the handle can be rotated to a variety of positions for carrying, rocking or feeding.
When using the Dream Ride as a carrier, be sure to fasten the harness securely. Adjust
the harness to tit as needed (See “Hamess Ad’ustment”, page 4). DO NOT use on
slippery surfaces or place close to the edge o r’ any surface. DO NOT use in any location
where the Dream Ride may tip over (such as on a soft mattress).
You may use your infant restraint as a carrier in either the upright or reclined position.
The handle adjusts to a number of positions. Pull out on both sides and rotate the handle
to the desired position (See Fig. 15). Release handle to lock in place. Make sure both
sides of the handle are locked before using.
You may also position the handle for rocking in the reclined position. Rotate the handle
under the shell as shown in Fig. 16. DO NOT FORCE THE HANDLE FARTHER
THAN THE LOCKING POSITION SHOWN IN THE DIAGRAM. YOU
CANNOT POSITION THE HANDLE FOR ROCKING WHEN THE SEAT IS IN
THE UPRIGHT POSITION. Both of these situations could cause the carrier to tip
over, injuring
your child.
It is not necessary to remove the harness for normal use. If it needs to be
replaced, you must call Cosco’s Consumer Relations Department.
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To Remove Cover:
1. Unbuckle harness.
2.Pullm~ofcoverupa.ndoffseat.
3. Pry of the clips on either side and the three-pronged clip under front lip of shell (See
Fig. 17).
4. Unhook both loops from tabs in back of shell (See Fig. 18).
The seat cover may be machine washed in mild soap and water and machine dried.
To Replace Cover:
I . Fit cover back into shell. Bring harness straps and buckle through slits in cover and
place in front (See Fig. 19). Fasten buckle to make sure harness isn’t twisted.
2. Thread loops through opening between shells and refasten onto tabs (See Fig. 18).
3. Snap in both side clips and the three-pronged front clip (See Fig. 17).
4. Wrap top of cover around back lip of shell.
Do not use bleach. Do not dry clean or use harsh chemicals.Use of cleaning agents such
as these can cause deterioration of the materials. Wipe plastic and metal parts with
damp spongeor cloth. Do not immerse bucklesin water. Do not lubricate. The harness
systemshouldbe cleanedwith mild soapandwater,the bucklewith a dampcloth.
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This infant restmint CANNOT be usedin aircraftasa car bed. It may be used on
aircraft in the car seat position. Use the infant restraint only with F.A.A. certified
equipment This infant restraint is installed in an aircraft seat the same way it is installed
in a mota vehicle. Follow instructions on pages 4 and 6.
DO not place the infant restraint next to an emergency exit or on an aisle (row) which
contains anemergencyexit, OTwhereit canlimit access
to emergencyequipment.
Use on forward facing aircraft scats only and in a position where the lap belt can be
tightened securely.
The infant restraint is not to be installed where it will block exit from aircraft or where
it could block access to or interfere with flight controls.
Contact the airline prior to taking an infant restraint on board.
Infant restraints can become hot in warm weather. To avoid discomfort
please take the following precautions:
for your baby,
1. Park in the shade, or in a direction that keeps the sun from shining directly on the
infant restraint
2. Cover the infant restraint with a sheet or blanket
3. To prevent burns, feel the infant restraint and buckles before seating your baby.
When your child weighs 20 pounds or is 26 inches tall, it is time to replace your infant
restraint with a child car seat There are several kinds of child car seats that can be used
for toddlers. Choose the kind that you find easy to use, and that fits your budget, vehicle
and child. Three types to consider are:
1. An easy-to-use 5-point harness system with push-button release buckle. A .
2. A combination 3-point harness / spring-loaded restraining shield system [IB .
3. A harness / shield system with Quick-LokTM harness adjustment (C).
Whichever you choose, read and follow the manufacturer’s
A Luxury
Wt.
B Comfort
instructions exactly.
Ride’”
cosco
(
A Dorel Company
C Touriva”
)
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to
be reached in a recall. Send your name, address and the restraint’s model number and
manufacturing date to Cosco Inc., 2525 State Street, Columbus, IN 47201 Atm:
Consumer Relations or call l-80&468-0174. For recall information, call the U.S.
Government’s Auto Safety Hotline at 1-80-424-9393
(202-366-0123 in the DC area).
For Cosco w scat parts and service, call l-800-544- 1108.
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Cosco Introduces
Ultra
Infant
the New
Dream
Car Bed/Car
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Seat
Now for Infants
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up to 20 16s.
The only car seat available
lying flat while traveling.
that permits baby to sleep
New more comfortable
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recline angle in r-far-facing
Dev~lopcd in consultation
pediatricians.
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positiotl
with leading hosl)ital
Recognized by thra American
Academy of Pediatrics for
transporting preemies,
low birth weight infants and
other medically fragile infants.
When used as a side-facing
car bed, Ultra Dream Ride
can be used in an air bag
seating location. (Rear-facing
car seats cannot.)
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Removable, washable cotton
blend fabric cover.
. New updated styling and colors.
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averts easily from side-facing
position to rear position.
The new Ultra Drealll
Ride” is an infant
car scat that specifically marts the needs
of newborns while Iking the practical
advantage of convcrring to a rtar-facing
rar scat for the older infant.
Meets or exceeds
Federal
Motor
Vehicle
Safety
Standard
213 and
IS approved
for use on aircraft
cosco
Carrier
Feeding
Seat
Rocking
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Cradle
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Dream
Ride-(K)
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Car Bed Position
In the car bed position, the Ultra Dream [email protected]
installed on the passenger side so that the child’s
head is toward the center of the vehicle. The rear
seat is preferred, but the front seat is acceptable.
The Ultra Dream [email protected] be used as a car bed
in seating locations where there is an air bag.
The lap belt or lap/shoulder belt is threaded through
two belt loops on the side of the Ultra Dream Ride?
The belt should be tightened securely. The Ultra
Dream [email protected] may move slightly from side to side or
tip toward the seat back. This is acceptable as long
as the seat belt is tight.
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Belt Loop
Rear-Facing
Infant
Position
Ultra Dream [email protected] easily converted to the rearfacing infant position by squeezing the adjustment
levers on either side and raising the back. Ultra
Dream [email protected] be changed from one position to
the other without readjusting the harness even when
baby is in the restraint.
In the infant car seat position, Ultra Dream [email protected]
installed facing the rear of the vehicle with the lap
or lap/shoulder belt threaded through the two belt
hooks. It can be used as a car seat in any seating
location without an air bag as long as the seat belt
can be tightened securely.
Customers
First
Quality Always
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For Added assurance:
Cosco is the only U.S. manufacturer wii h
rc-* its own “crash” test sled.
b More testing
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b More commitment to1safety
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READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPOKTANT!
You must follow the instructions for this child restraint
you will increase your child’s risk of injury or death.
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exactly or
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for additional instructions regarding proper
use of this child restraint with your vehicle.
If you have any questions, call Cosco’s Consumer Relations Department,
I-800-544-1 108 or Fax I-800-207-8182.
Before you use this child restraint, you must read the entire booklet so you understand
how to use it correctly. To help you recognize those instructions which are most
critical for your child’s safety, we use the following symbol:
URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION
A ! WARNING:
Failure to follow these instructions
creates a dangerous situation
that is likely
to
result in serious injury or death for your child in the event of a crash or sudden stop.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will prevent injury or death in a particular
crash. However, combined with careful driving, proper use of a child restraint can
reduce a child’s risk of injury or death in most crashes.
Your child is worth the time it will take to read and follow these instructions. If after
reading these instructions you still have questions, please contact Cosco’s Consumer
Relations Department, I -8OO-544- I 108 or Fax I -800-207-S 182.
This child restraint is designed for use only by children who weigh between 5 and 20 Ibs.
(2.3 to 9 kg) and whose height is between I9 and 26 inches (48.3 and 66 cm). This child
restraint has been dynamically “crash tested” and conforms to all applicable Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 2 I-3) in effect on the date of manufacture.
Recall information
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint
to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address and the restraint’s mode1 number
and manufacturing date to Cosco Inc., PO Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations or call I-800-468-0174,
For recall information, call the U.S.
Government’s Auto Safety Hotline at I-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in the D.C. area.)
For Cosco car seat parts and service, call l-800-544- I 108 or fax l-800-207-8 182.
General Information.. ......................................................................................................
General Warnings ..........................................................................................................
Carrier Instructions .........................................................................................................
Adjustments for Use ........................................................................................................
Will Your Vehicle Belts Work With this Child Restraint’!. ............................................
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Do You Have a Manual Seat Belt? .................................................................................
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I>o You Need a Lockin
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Car Seat Use and Installation ..........................................................................................
To Remove/Replace Cover.. ..........................................................................................
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Cleaning
Aircraft
Instructions
Installation..
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Growing Up.. .........................................................
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A!
The Dream
Ride”’
comfort
and your
may be used:
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Inl’an~ Restraint
System
ix tlcsigncd
with your baby’s
safety
and
convenience
in mind.
For infants
under 20 pounds,
Dream
Ride
In the sideways
In the rear-facing
position
position
as a car bed. even with an air bag.
as a car seat, but NEVER with an air bag.
For medically
fragile
infants,
follow
upright
position,
as well as whether
the advice
of your doctor
about changing
to place baby on his stomach
or back.
I.
This child restraint
is designed
20 Ibs. (2.3 to 9 kg) and whose
2.
According
to Federal
government
safety
standards,
for maximum
protection,
the
center
rear seating
position
is the safest position
in most vehicles
for installing
a
child
restraint.
If there is no lap belt in the center rear seat, the use of either of the
other rear seating
positions
is recommended.
restraint
only
for use only by children
who weigh
height
is between
I9 and 26 inches
to the
on forward
3.
Use the child
4.
Do not use on any
the seat has a lock.
5.
Check
your
be tightened
6.
This child
In a crash
7.
Do not use a child
restraint
with damaged
or missing
parts. Cut, frayed,
or damaged
belts must never be used. Do not lubricate
buckles
and fasteners.
Do not substitute
parts or try to modify
the child restraint
in any way on your own.
vehicle
seat
(See vehicle
vehicle
properly
that pivots
owner’s
seat belts before
and securely.
restraint
or sudden
should
stop.
facing
seats.
or has a back
manual.)
each
be securely
an unsecured
vehicle
between
5 and
(48.3 and 66 cm).
use.
belted
child
Use only
that
folds
forward
if the vehicle
in the vehicle
restraint
could
unless
lap belt
can
even when not in use.
injure
other occupants
8. When used rear-facing, do not place this child restraint in the front seat of a
vehicle that has a passenger side air bag or your baby could suffer severe head
and/or neck injuries. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for child restraint
installation instructions. Move the child restraint to another seating location
where
it can
be correctly
9.
Never
while
take your
the vehicle
IO.
Do not
used
rear
facing,
or use it in the
child out of the child
is moving.
use a child
restraint
that
restraint
has been
I I. Cosco
Cosco
does not recommend
accessories.
the use of any
12. Check
instructions
warnings
for other
fully-reclined
or try to tend
in a crash.
child
It must
restraint
Parents
are a child’s
first teachers
and examples.
If you always
your child
will think
it is the natural
thing to do. Make
it a firm
does not go until everyone
is buckled
up. Make
no exceptions.
Fig. 2A
car bed
to your
position.
child’s
needs
be replaced.
accessories
except
buckle
your seat belt,
rule that the vehicle
Fig. 2B
Your Dream
Ride can also be used a\ a convcnicnt
the handle
can be rotated
to a variety
of positions
carrier.
When
not
for carrying,
rocking
used as a car seat,
or feeding.
When
using the Dream
Ride as a carrier, bc sure to la~len the harnc\s securely. Adjust
the harness to fit as needed (See “Harness
Adjustment”,
page 3). DO NOT use on
slippery surfaces or place close to the edge of any surface. DO NOT use in any location
where the Dream Ride may tip over (such as on a 500 mattress).
You may use your infant restraint as a carrier in rither the upright or reclined position.
The handle adjust\ to a number of positions.
Pull out on both sides and rotate the handle
11~the dc4rcd posilion (See Fig, 2A). RClC;lhC hmllc
SI~CS of the hundlc
arc locked
bel’orc
lo loch 111IIlacc. Make sure both
using.
the handle (See Fig. 2f3). DO NOT FORCE THE HANDLE
THAN THE f,OCKING
POSITION
SHOWN IN Tf-IE f)fA(;RAM.
YOIJ C’ANNOT
I’OSITION
‘l’ff11 flANI)I,l<
f;OR f(O(‘KIN(;
WIIIIN
‘1‘1115SIIA’I
IS IN THE UI’HIGI-I’I’
POSI’I’ION,
llolh 01‘ [hchc situalions
could caubc the carrier to
You may alho position
FARTHER
tip over, injuring
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Adjustment
Lever
(one each side)
Position
Car Bed
Belt Loops
Adjustment
Lever
(one each side)
Car Seat
Belt Hooks
Adjustment:
To use the Dream
Ride as a car seat or a carrier,
you will need to change
from the car
bed position.
To do this, squeeze
and hold both levers and raise the hack toward
you
until it locks in place. To change
from the car seat/carrier
position
to the car bed position,
squeeze
both levers and lower
the hack.
The Dream
the harness
Ride can he changed
position
even when
DO NOT CHANGE
VEHICLE.
When
you have
he in a mid-chest
over the baby’s
hc tight enough
Harness
from one position
to the other
the baby is in the restraint.
POSITIONS
WHILE
RESTRAINT
without
readjusting
IS INSTALLED
IN THE
finished
adjusting
the harness
and/or
the crotch
strap, the buckle
should
position.
The buckle
must be at mid-chest
so the harness
straps stay
shoulders
(See pages 6 & 7 for use and installation.)
The harness
should
so that you can slip just one finger
hctwccn
the harness
and the child.
Adjustment:
I. To adjust
the harness
length
(from
the top hack of the seat):
Pull down
on end of harness
strap to tighten
(See Fig. 3-B).
Push in on both red buttons
and pull down
harness
strap to loosen
(See Fig. 3C).
2. After the harness
is adjusted
and the buckle
is connected,
hold buckle
by sides and
pull on the harness
to make sure the buckle
is locked.
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Crotch
The
Strap Adjustment:
crotch
strap adjustment
slides are located
on the bottom
of the seat.
Unlace
free end of harness
and move
slides up. Rethread
free end of harness
in hetween
slides.
(Fig. 3D, Fig. 3E, Fig. 3F)
To loosen: Unlace
free end of harness
and move
slides down.
Rethread
free end of
harness
in between
slides.
(Fig. 3D, Fig. 3E. Fig. 3F)
To tighten:
,
Failure to fasten and adjust the harness correctly or lock the buckle
can allow the child to be thrown from the restraint in a crash.
A .
securely
Fig. 3B
Fig. 3A
Loosen
Fig. 3D
Rethread
/
-
Fig. 3E
If crotch
strap
is not rethreaded
through
COSCO
both
stidca
llltra
as shown,
Dream
Ride-8
the harness
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Infant
not
Car
hold.
Bed/Car
Seat
Manual
page
5 of 10
A
This child restraint
must only be used in vehicles
having
properly
installed
vehicle
lap belt systems
that can be tightened
securely.
If the vehicle belt cannot be
tightened securely, it must be replaced for use with a child restraint.
Belt systems
which
will not work
with this child car seat (or sometimes
any child car seat) include,
but are not be limited
lo, the following:
!
Emergency Locking Retractor
(ELR)
belts do not lock until impact.
and may allow
the child restraint
to work
loose during
normal
driving.
To see if you have an ELR belt,
pull up on the lap belt, let it return
part way, then pull on it again.
If it locks,
it is not
an ELR belt. If it doesn’t
lock, it is an ELR belt. Some ELR belts will convert
to usable
Automatic
Locking
Retractor
(ALR)
belts if you pull the belt all the way out. Refer to
your vehicle
owner’s
manual
for specific
instructions.
l
ELR
lap-only
A locking
a locking
belts
must
be replaced
clip will not correct
clip
(see page
with
a manual
belt; contact
your vehicle
ELR lap/shoulder
belts either
be used with any child restraint.
dealer.
require
this problem.
5) or cannot
Do not use with any automatic/passive
vehicle seat belt system. An automatic
(passive)
2-point
belt has no lap belt. You must install
a lap belt to secure a child
restraint.
You may also need to install
an extra lap belt for an automatic
(passive)
3point belt. Refer to the vehicle
owner’s
manual.
A locking clip will not correct this
problem. For information
on locking
clips, see page 5.
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Do not use rear-facing
in any seat equipped
of seat belt system you have.
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If your vehicle belt is too short,
l
Do not route
the seat
belt
any
way
contact
except
with
an airbag,
no matter
your vehicle
dealer
for a seat belt
as shown
in the instructions.
what type
extender.
- Do not use with seat belts that come out of the door, side of the vehicle or middle
of the vehicle seat cushion. (See diagrams
below.)
A locking clip will not fix this
type belt. For information
on locking
clips, see page 5.
Belt out of vehicle door/side
Manual
restraint
a manual
vehicle
lap belts arc common
to loosen
when the restraint
belt as follows:
Fig. 4A
Belt in middle of vehicle seat
panel
in the center
rear seat and can allow
is tilted
or jarred.
You should
check
the child
and adjust
Twist vehicle seat belt and
latch plate (or buckle)
Latch plate
Buckle
4 /o
0’
?
I,
After tightening
restraint
forward
the vehicle
lap belt
and to both sides.
as much
as possible,
tilt and
push
the child
2, If no loosening occurs, your child restraint should be secure, If you have any doubts,
move
it to another
If loosening
does
3
If 111~1larch
the buckle.
location
where
you
occur.
60 to Step 3.
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after twisting
Rcpcal
loosen,
Slcp I IO see II the‘ child rc\lralnt
I\ \ccurc.
the child restraint
must be moved
to another
clip will not correct this problem. For informahon
Infant
Car
lap belt
securely.
Bed/Car
Seat
Manual
page
jlideh
turl:
button
so that it is easy to reach in an emergency.
3
COSCO
the vchiclc
plate alidcs on the hclt, turn the latch plate over. If the hucklc
Refasten
the velucle
lap belt as shown
in Fig. 4A. The release
should face outward
4
can tighten
6 of IO
II Ihc. vchiclc
1ap bclr conl~nuc~
10
location
in the vehicle.
A locking
on locking
clips, see page 5.
SD
Locking
I
Clip
FreeBtllitding
Before you put your child restraint in the vehicle, buckle the lap/shoulder belt. Pull on
the lap belt portion. If it loosens or slips, you must either use a locking clip (Fig. 5A) to
hold the seat belt tight or move the child restraint to another seating location. NOTE: A
locking clip will not fix ELR lap-only belts, automatic/passive
belts, manual belts or
belts that come out the door/side panel or middle of the seat cushion. See page 4 for
information.
A locking clip is located on the top back of the child restraint.
To attach locking clip:
See pages 6 and 7 for complete
installation
instructions.
Thread both vehicle lap and shoulder belts through the proper openings on the child
restraint and buckle. Pull up on the shoulder belt until all slack is out and the lap belt
is tight. (See Fig. 5B)
Grasp both vehicle belts together just behind the latch plate and unbuckle.
(See Fig. 5B) Note: If the latch plate ends up behind the car seat, grasp the belts
to the outside of the car seat, as close to the latch plate as possible.
Thread both portions of the vehicle belt onto the locking clip. (See Fig. 5C)
Rebuckle the belt. (See Fig. 5D) The lap belt portion should be tight and hold the
child restraint securely. If not, remove the locking clip and repeat all steps.
A
,
Failure to use a locking clip when needed will allow the child restraint to
move out of position. If you cannot secure the child restraint tightly, move it
to-another seating location in the vehicle.
Order additional locking clips by sending a check or money order for $2.50 to Cosco,
Inc., P.O. Box 2609, Columbus, Indiana 47202-2609 (in the U.S.). They may also be
available from your local automotive dealer.
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Ultra
Dream
[email protected]
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Infant
Car
BedCat
Seat
Manual
page
7 of IO
A! Warnings
I, Do not use this
infant
restraint
for children
who
See General Warnings
on Page 2.
2. The car bed must be installed so the baby’s
vehicle. The right rear passenger
seat is preferred;
weigh
more
head is toward
however,
as the infant
than
20 pounds.
the center of the
the right front seat is
restraint
does not interfere
acceptable,
even if there is an air bag, as long
with the operation
of the vehicle.
Do not use in any other seating position.
3. Never use the car bed facing
forward
or in the left rear seat behind
the driver.
4. Cosco recommends
that babies
be placed
on their backs.
Under certain
circumstances,
it may be preferable
for babies
to be placed
on their stomachs,
based upon the advice
of
your doctor.
Do not use any additional padding in the head area or place blankets
near the baby’s
face. Watch
baby closely.
Shoulder
Harness
ISuckle .
Fig. 6B
‘I’0 Use:
I. With the restraint
in the car bed position,
push on the red button
to
~nl‘ant restraint
buckle.
(See Fig. 6A). Place the shoulder
bar-ncas straps
2. Place the infant
on his back in the restraint
and oosition
the harness
(See Fig. 6B).
3. Place crotch
strap between
legs and fasten
buckle.
Be sure harness
The red button
on the buckle
must face away from the child (See Fig.
A
,
.
disconnect
the
out of the way.
over the shoulders
fits snugly.
6B).
Failure to fasten and adjust the harness correctly or lock the buckle securely
can allow the child to be thrown from the restraint in a crash.
When used in the car bed position, this infant restraint must always
face sideways in the vehicle. with the child’s head toward the center
of the vehicle.
Fig.
6C
Car Bed Belt I,oops
Fig. 6D
Wrong
Correct
Fig. 6E
Wrong
To Install:
I. I’lacc
the Infant
restraint
scat 50 that 1111‘baby’s
head is toward the
rear passenger
seat ic preferred;
however,
if the restraint
does not interfcrc
with the operation
of
on the
vehicle
center of the vehicle (See Fig. 6C). The right
you may use the right front seat
the vehicle.
2. Thread
the vehicle
lap belt through
both car bed belt loops as shown ln Fig. 6C. If the
vehlclc
lap and shoulder
belts arc connected.
thread
both through
the car bed belt loop\
If the vehicle
lap and shoulder
belts are a continuous
loop system,
a locking
clip is
required.
See “Do You Need A Locking
Clio”
on Pace 5.
3. i3ucklc
the vehicle
helt. Pull on the &hi&
belt system
to take up all the slack. The car
bed may tip slightly
toward
the seat hack or move side to aide; this is normal
and
acceptable
as long as the vehicle
belt is tight. Be sure to position
car bed away from the
door before
closing
door.
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Ultra
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Infant
Do not use the infant restraint in any vehicle where the lap belt
cannot be tightened securely and properly.
Never use the car seat belt hooks to install the restraint as a
car bed (See Fig. 6D).
Never use this restraint in the car bed position with the baby’s
head toward the front of the vehicle (See Fig. 613)
Car
Bed/Car
Seat
Manual
page
8 of 10
A! Warnings:
I Do not use this infant
restraint
for children
who weigh
more than 20 pounds
or whose
height
is more than 26 inches.
2. This infant
restraint
must be installed
so that it faces the rear of the vehicle
when used
as an infant car seat.
3. Never use this restraint
in the car seat position
facing
sideways.
4. Never
use the Dream
Ride in the rear-facing
car seat position
with an air bag.
To use this child restraint
in an air bag seating
location,
you must convert
it to the flat
car bed position.
Shoulder
Harness
Buckle
To Use:
1. With the restraint
in the car seat position,
push on
the red button
to disconnect
the infant
restraint
buck1
Place the shoulder
harness
straps out of the way.
2. Place the infant
in the restraint
and position
the harness
over the shoulders.
When
putting
your
infant
in the infant
restraint,
be sure that the child’s
back
and hips
arc flat agaillht
the back
of the restraint.
This
provides
n~ax~mum
comfort
and
allows
the harness
svstem
to be fastened
securely
(See Fig. 7A).
’
3. Place crotch
strap between
legs and fasten buckle.
Be sure harness
fits snugly.
The red button
on the buckle
must face away
from the child.
(See Fig. 7A).
Adjustment”
on Page 3.
4. To adjust the harness.
set “Harness
A
,
Failure to fasten and adjust the harness system correctly or lock the buckle
securely can allow the child to be thrown from the restraint or otherwise
injured in a crash.
When used in the car seat position,
face the rear of the vehicle.
m
this infant
restraint
must always
Car Seat Belt Hooks
Fig. 7C
Wrong
Fig. 78
Correct
To Install:
I. Place the infant
restraint
2. Thread
the vehicle
lap
vehicle
lap and shoulder
belt slots and the shoulder
shown
in Fig. 7B. If the
locking
clip is required.
Fig. 7D
Wrong
on the vehicle
seat so that it faces the rear of the vehicle.
belt through
the car seat belt hooks
as shown
in Fig. 7B. If the
belts are attached,
thread
the lap belt portion
through
the vehicle
belt portion
under the clip in the back of the infant
restraint
as
vehicle
lap and shoulder
belts arc a continuous
loop system,
a
See “Do you need a locking
clip?”
on Page 5. NOTE:
If the
shoulder belt Is not long enough to go in back of the child restraint,
belts through the vehicle belt slots as shown in Fig. 7B.
3. Buckle
the vehicle
belt.
on the vehicle
belt system
Push the infant
restraint
to take up all the slack.
firmly
toward
the rear
thread
while
both
pulling
Do not use the infant restraint in any vehicle where the lap belt
cannot be tightened securely and properly. Do not use in the
A
rear.-facing positlon in any seating location equipped with an air bag.
, N>ver use car bed belt loops to install this restraint as a car seat
. (SeP Fig. 7C).
Never’ use this restraint in the car seat position facing sideways
A ! (See Fig’, 7Db
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Infant
Car
Bed/Car
Seat
Manual
pagr
Y nf 10
It is not necessary to remove the harness for normal use. If it needs to be
replaced, you must call Cosco’s Consumer Relations Department.
To Remove Cover:
I.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Move
handle
to upright
position
(see
Unbuckle
harness.
Unloop
elastic
from buttons
on sides
Pull top of cover up and off seat. Be
Pull cover off front of shell.
Pull latch plates and buckle
through
The
seat cover
may
be machine
page
3.)
(Fig.
careful
slits
washed
XA.)
not
to remove
in cover
(Fig.
8C.)
and
water
in mild
soap
foam
and
padding
machine
(Fig.
XB.)
dried.
To Replace Cover:
I, Lay cover
in
2. Pull harness
to make sure
3. Loop elastic
4. Wrap top of
seat making
sure head and back foam are properly
positioned.
straps and buckle
through
slits in cover.
(See Fig. 8C). Fasten
harness
isn’t twisted.
around
buttons
on sides (Fig. XA.)
cover around
the hack lip and the front of the shell.
buckle
Do not use bleach.
Do not dry clean or use harsh chemicals.
Use of cleaning
agents such
as these can damage
and cause deterioration
of the materials.
Wipe plastic,
vinyl
and metal parts with a damp
sponge
or cloth.
The harness
system
should
be cleaned
with mild soap and water.
Wipe
the outside
of the buckle
with a
damp cloth. Do not lubricate
buckle
or immerse
in water.
This infant
restramt
CANNOT
in the car seat position.
Use the
This infant
restraint
is installed
vehicle.
Follow
instructions
on
be used in aircraft
as a car bed.
infant
restraint
only with F.A.A.
in an aircraft
seat the same way
pages 6 and 7.
It may be used on aircraft
certified
equipment.
it is installed
in a motor
Do not place the infant
restraint
next to an emergency
exit or on an aisle (row)
which
contains
an emergency
exit, or where
it can limit access to emergency
equipment.
Use
on forward
facing
aircraft
seats only and in a position
where
the lap belt can be tightened
securely.
The infant
restraint
is not to be installed
where
it will block
exit from aircraft
or where
it could block
access to or interfere
with flight
controls.
Contact
infant
please
the airline
restraints
take the
prior
to taking
any
inl’arlt
can become
hot in warm
following
precautions:
restraint
weather.
on board
To avoid
discomfort
for your
I. Park in the shade, or in a direction
that keeps the sun from shining
directly
infant
restraint.
2. Cover
the infant
restraint
with a sheet or blanket.
3. To prevent
burns, feel the infant
restraint
and buckles
before
stating
your
baby,
on the
baby.
When
your child weighs
20 pounds
or is 26 inches
tall, it is time to replace
your infant
restraint
with a convertible
car seat. There are several
kinds;
choose
one that you find
easy to use, and that fits your budget,
vehicle
and child
Three types to consider
are:
I. An easy-to-use
S-point
harness
with
release
buckle.
2. A combination
j-point
harness
/
spring-loaded
restratning
shield
system.
3. A harness
/T-shield
systetn
with
Quick-Lok’”
harness
adjustment
system.
pu$h-button
Whichever
and follow
instructions
type you choose,
the manufacturer’s
exactly.
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Car
Bed/Car
Seat
Manual
page
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seated child’s
ears below top
of seat
Weight
ranges
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5-401bs.
35-70
Recline
ranges/options
lFW,2FF
1 RF,2FF
none
RF range
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5-30 Ibs.
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FF range
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20-40
35-70
Ibs.
Ibs.
Accessories for
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none. Harness-less
redesign of
Product
installation
specifications
at a glance for clinicians:
Appropriate vehicle environments: (check any that apply)
X
Cars, vans, pickups X
School buses (only seats forward facing in vehicles with lap belts) -
Ambulances
X
Other (specify): infant and convertible
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IMPORTANT
eveniti.0
HORIZON V”
CAR
SEAT
This child restraint meets all the requirements
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
of
This child restraint is designed for use only by
children who weigh between 5 and 40 pounds (2.3
kg and 18 kg) and whose height is 19 to 40 inches
(66 to 101 cm).
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You must use this convertible child restraint
facing if your child weighs between 5 and 20
l
pounds
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rear
(2.3 and 9 kg).
You must use this convertible child restraint
forward facing if your child weighs between 30 and
40 pounds
(13.6 and 18 kg).
You may use this convertible
child restraint either
rear facing or forward facing if your child is be-
l
tween 20 and 30 pounds (9 and 13.6 kg).
Generally rear facing is safer, but as your
grows, he/she will become too big to sit rear
To remain rear facing, your child’s legs must
the child restraint seat and must not be bent
knees (Figure A and B). Do not loosen the
child
facing.
rest on
at the
seat
belt to provide more room as this may prevent
the restraint from protecting
your child.
Additionally,
the top of your child’s head must be
at least one inch (25 mm) below the top of the child
restraint.
5-POINT
HARNESS
For Spanish Instructions,
Para lnstrucciones
en Espaiiol,
l-800-233-5921
KEEP
WITH
SEAT
Call:
Llamar
al:
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Figure A
/
Figure B
WARNING:
Premature
infants
may have
difficulty
breathing
when sitting.
Ask your
doctor
before using this or any child restraint
\\:lth ;1 premature
infant.
Evenflo
Horizon
V Car
Seat
InstructIons
pac~e
I 01
12
No child restraint can guarantee absolute protection
from Injury In every crash.
However,
to provide your
child all the protection destgned into this child
restraint, you must:
seating positions,
than in the front seating
positions.
Generally,
the center rear is safest
and should be used if available.
Always anchor the child restraint with the
vehicle seat belt, even when not occupied.
In a
crash, an unbelted child restraint may injure
someone.
l
Read and follow
l
these
instructions
exactly.
Do not use this restraint
rear facing or
forward
facing in any seating
position
equipped
with an active frontal airbag.
Airbags may cause
l
In hot or sunny weather, cover the seat and
buckle with a light-colored
blanket when you
leave the car. Always check the seat and buckle
parts for hot surfaces before putting a child into
the seat.
l
serious injury or death to children under 13
years of age.
If your vehicle has an airbag, refer to the
vehicle owner’s manual for child restraint
installation.
When this restraint is used rear facing, DO
it in a seating position
with a folddown armrest.
During an impact, the movement
of the armrest can cause serious injury or death
to your infant.
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When using this child restraint rear facing,
put the vehicle seat’s adjustable
headrest in its
lowest position.
The vehicle seat back must be
fully padded and free of hard objects.
NOT place
l
Use this child restraint only on forward
facing
vehicle seats. Do not use vehicle seats which
face the rear or side.
DO NOT use this child restraint
rear facing in
a seating location that has the seat belts located
forward of the vehicle seat bight or crease unless the restraint can be tightly secured (Figure
C). Move the child restraint to a different seating
location.
l
l
l
Do not use this child restraint
in a vehicle
seat that has an automatic
seat belt.
Always
l
adjust
the harness
tightly
(Figure
K).
Do not use this child restraint
in a rear facing
position,
in vehicles equipped
with lap belts that
do not lock except in a sudden stop or crash
(emergency
locking retractors).
You must use a
seating location with a locking seat belt. Check
your vehicle owner’s manual to see if your
vehicle has emergency
locking retractors.
SEAT
l
l
You may use this child restraint in the forward
position with children between 20 and 40
pounds (9 and 18 kg), in vehicles equipped
with
lap belts that do not lock except in a sudden
stop or crash (emergency
locking retractors),
only if you use a top tether strap. Check your
vehicle owner’s manual to see if your vehicle has
emergency
locking retractors.
BIGHT
or CREASE
facing
According
to accident statistics,
children
safer when properly restrained
in the rear
l
are
When using this restraint
seating location that has the
the seat bight or crease, you
tether strap to keep the child
against the vehicle seat back.
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“Child restraints
could be recalled
You must register this restraint to
recall. Send your name, address
model number and manufacturing
EVENFLO
Plqua.
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Seat
lnstructlons
page
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facing in a
seat belt forward of
MUST use a top
restraint tight
forward
COMPANY,
Oti
INC
1801
for safety reasons
be reached in a
and the restraint’s
date to
Commerce
45356 or call l-800-233-5921.
Or
For recall informatlon.
call the U.S. Government’s
Auto Safety Hotline at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in D.C. area).”
l
If you have questions,
contact
address or phone number
CVerlfO
at the
listed above.
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To help protect the auto upholstery, place a towel
beneath and behind the child restraint.
ADJUSTING
THE HORIZON
1. The child restraint
reclined and upright.
used when
VT’-’ CAR
SEAT
has two adjustment positions,
The reclined position must be
this restraint
is rear-facing.
(Figure
D)
installation
instructions
can result in
your child striking
the vehicle’s
interior
during a sudden
stop or crash.
AIRPLANE
USAGE
This restraint meets FAA inversion requirements
for
airplane use. Airplane installation is the same as
automobile
installation.
Turn the top of the airplane
seat belt buckle away from the restraint for easy
release and removal.
SAFETY
PRIGHT
TIPS
Everyone
rides buckled
up or the car doesn’t
go.
Make no exceptions
for adults or children. If someone
unbuckles,
stop the car. Being firm and consistent
right
from the start will mean fewer discipline problems as
children get older. 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 the child
restraint for comforting
while the car is moving.
Don’t allow a child in a car to have anything
like a lollipop or ice cream on a stick.
A collision,
bump or swerve
could cause
these objects
to injure the child.
Figure D
RECLINE
r,
To recline seat, flip recline stand forward.
To set
uprrght, flip recline stand toward the rear of the seat.
Either adjustment
position may be used when the
seat is forward facing.
In some vehicles, it may be necessary
to place a
tightly rolled towel or small blanket underneath
the
front edge of the child restraint, to provide enough
recline for an infant’s head to lie back comfortably.
(Figure E)
Don’t allow sharp or heavy objects
to be
loose in the car. Put groceries
in the trunk.
Anything
loose can be deadly in a crash.
Dress baby in clothing with legs. The child
restraint harness must pass between
the baby’s
legs. Clothing with legs permits a tighter fit.
In cold weather,
baby may need a blanket for
extra warmth. Place baby in the restraint and
cover both baby and restraint.
Do not place
blanket underneath
harness straps.
ROLLED
TOWEL
2. The harness straps on this child restraint are
adjustable
to three posltlons.
The middle and
bottom slots are for rear facing use only
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Use the slots at the child’s shoulder height or lower
The upper slots are for forward
facing use only
(Figure F)
3. To tighten
pull the strap
Fiqure
Do not use the middle or bottom shoulder
harness
slots in the forward
facing position.
To change the harness strap position, loosen
harness,
undo the straps from the steel splitter plate
on the back of the child restraint (Figure G) and
rethread them through the proper slots.
Reconnect
the straps to the steel splitter plate.
(Figure H) We suggest you do one side at a time
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V Car
lift the lever at the front of the
near the shoulders
of the
J
When properly adjusted, the harness must be tight
on the child. Allow no more than two fingers-width
of
slack between
the harness and the child. Make sure
the harness is tight. (Figure K) Position the harness
tie at armpit level
:iaure G
Horizon
I
To loosen the harness,
seat and pull the straps
child. (Figure J)
Figure
EvenFlo
the harness on the child restraint simply
at the front of the seat. (Figure I)
Seat
Ins!ructlons
page
4 of 12
REAR
FACING
If you place the belt in any other location, the child
restraint will not protect your baby in a crash.
Be
certain the seat belt is as tight as possible.
USE:
Weight:
5 to 30 pounds
(mass 2.3 to 13.6 kg)
Maximum
Height: top of head must be 1 inch (25
mm) below top of seat back.
I
Your child must ride rear facing until 20 pounds
(9 kg). However, depending upon the length of your
child’s legs and the position of their head on the seat
back, the Horizon allows your child to remain fear
facing up to 30 pounds (13.6 kg).
Rear-Facing
lap belt
location
l
You may use thus convertible
child restraint either
rear facing or forward
facing if your child is between 20 and 30 pounds (9 and 13.6 kg).
Generally rear facing is safer, but as your child
grows, he/she will become too big to sit rear facing.
To remain rear facing, your child’s legs must rest on
the child restraint seat and must not be bent at the
knees (Figure A and B). Do not loosen the seat
belt to provide
more room as this may prevent
the restraint
from protecting
your child.
Additionally, the top of your child’s head must be
at least one inch (25 mm) below the top of the child
restraint.
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1 Adjust the child restraint to the reclined position
and place the harness straps through the middle or
bottom slots, Use the slots at the child’s shoulder
height or lower.
(Figure L) See Figure G & H for
adjustment
instructions.
Figure M
Note: See instructions
under “Locking
Clip,“when
using a lap/shoulder
belt combination.
Infants under 20 pounds (9 ka) must alwavs ride rear
facing. In a crash, the back ofthe child restraint
protects the baby and absorbs crash forces.
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Do not face the child restraint
forward
infant under 20 pounds
(9 kg). (Figure
Severe injury or death can occur.
2. Place the child restraint in your car facing the
rear. Fasten the auto seat belt as shown through
the shell. (Figure M & N)
with
0)
an
3. Put baby Into the chrld restraint.
Baby’s bottom
and back should be flat agarnst the cushion.
If you
leave a gap, baby WIII not be comfortable
(Figure P)
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The child restraint harness must be fastened and
tight with no more than two fingers-width
of slack
between the strap and child. The harness tie must
be on and properly positioned
at armpit level.
(Figure S)
Figure P
4. Place baby in seat, place harness straps over
shoulders
and snap each of two tongues into crotch
strap buckle as shown. (Figure Q) Check that the
buckle has engaged
by pulling up on the belt
webbing.
Tighten the harness
by pulling the
strap at the front of the seat. (Figure I)
5. Position the harness
level. (Figure R)
tie on baby’s
chest
at armpit
6. Recheck the vehicle seat belt and the child
restraint harness.
The vehicle seat belt must be
tight and the child restraint must be firmly secured
the vehicle seat.
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page 6 of 12
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FORWARD
FACING
USE:
Weight:
20 to 40 pounds.
(mass 9 to 18 kg)
Maximum
Height: 40 inches (101 cm) or if child’s
ears are at top of seat back.
1. Adjust the child restraint to either the upright
recline position and place the harness straps
through the upper slots. (Figure T)
or
2. Put the chtld restraint in your auto forward facing
and buckle the auto seat belt as shown.
(Figure U)
Use the “Belt TracTM” for easy access and seat belt
routtng.
to
If your auto seat belt has a shoulder
belt it must be
located as shown. (Figure V)
Note: See instructions
under “Locking
Clip”. when
using a lap/shoulder
belt combination.
It is very important to put the auto seat belt in the
right place. If the belt is put anywhere
else, the child
restraint will not protect your child in a crash.
The
seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your
knee, put your full weight on the seat as you tighten
the belt. (Figure W) If you can pull the top of the
child restraint more than one inch (25 mm) forward
or 1 to 2 inches (25 mm - 50 mm) to the side, the
belt is not tight enough.
Tighten again, try a different
seating position or see sectlon titled “Tether Strap”.
3. Place child in seat, place straps over shoulders
and snap each of two tongues into crotch strap
buckle as shown.
(Figure X)
Check that the buckle has engaged
by pulling up
on the harness
straps.
Tighten the harness
by
pulling the strap at the front of the seat.
Position the harness tie on the child’s
armpit level. (Figure Y)
4.
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chest
at
V Car Seat lnstructiorls
page? 7 01 12
Recheck the vehrcle seat belt and the child
restrarnt harness.
The vehicle seat belt must be
tight and the chrld restrarnt must be firmly secured to
the vehicle seat.
The child restraint harness must be fastened and
tight with no more than two fingers-width
of slack
between
the strap and child. (figure Z) The harness
tie must be on and properly positioned
at armpit
level.
5.
IDENTIFICATION
OF PARTS
1. To install tether strap, unhook top of seat pad.
Push black slide into tether slot in the seat back with
tether adjuster facing up. (Figure BB)
TETHER
(Factory
STRAP
installed
on some
models.)
A top tether strap can reduce the movement
of a
lo~~i,,~,-ri~I;~c/i~~~child restraint in a crash.
A top tether strap must be used with a vehicle
whose lap belts only lock during a sudden stop or
crash or seat belts with buckles located forward
of the seat bight or crease. (Figure AA)
A top tether strap must be used, if you can pull
the top of the child restraint more than 1 inch (25
mm) forward or 1 to 2 inches (25 mm to 50 mm)
to the side.
Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual if you are in
doubt as to the type of seat belt system you have
in your vehicle
SEAT
BIGHT
Reach behind foam and pull black slide through
it lies flat agarnst the seat back. (Figure CC)
or CREASE
Figure
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Seat
Instructions
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8 of 12
until
2. Rear automobrle seal rnstallatron
drill a 5116”
diameter hole through solid metal of rear filler
panel, and Install anchor bracket with bolt, nut and
washers
as shown. (Figure DD)
NOTE: Many vehicles come with tether anchor
holes. See your vehicle owner’s
manual for exact
anchorage
location or contact the vehicle manufacturer. DO NOT use the bolt supplied with this tether
kit in a pre-threaded
anchor hole. Contact your
vehicle dealer to obtain the correct bolt.
PiWARNING:
An improperly
installed
anchor can
cause serious
injury.
Anchor
filler
panel
‘* Anchor
5/16”
Hex
Rear auto seat
Figure
5. Vans, station wagons,
hatchbacks
and pickup
trucks - Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual or
contact the vehicle dealership
for the exact tether
strap anchorage
location.
bracket
Lock
Tether strap & clip
6. Hook tether strap clip to the back of the seat
shell when not in use (Figure GG).
washer
washer
nuf
Figure DD
3. Attach tether clip to anchor bracket and tighten
tether strap securely. (Figure EE) Pull loose end of
strap to tighten. Lift adjuster to loosen.
LOCKING
CLIP
USAGE - Must be used with lap /shoulder
belt
combinations
having a sliding buckle tongue whicl
slides freely along the belt. (See Figures I & 2.)
Fiaure EE
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LOCKING
4. Front automobile seat installation (Do not use
child restraint
in seat equipped
with an active
frontal airbag.) -attach tether clip to rear seat belt
tongue and tighten tether strap securely. (Figure FF)
CLIP
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INSTALLATION
- Thread seat belt through
restraint as shown under usage InstructIons
buckle seal belt.
the child
and
Pull shoulder belt to remove all slack from lap
portion of belt. Grasp the buckle tongue and belt
and disconnect
from the buckle.
Thread belt onto clip, as shown.
Place locking clip
within l/2” (13 mm) of buckle tongue. (Figures
1 & 2)
SHOULDER
LOCKING
FREE
BELT
CLIP
TONGUE
Figure 2
Buckle belt, make certain car seat is secure, and that
all belts are tight.
This adjustment
is designed to be retained until seat is
repositioned.
A locking clip is included with this child restraint.
LOCKING
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Seat pads may be removed for cleaning by unhooking elastic loops around edge of seat pad. Care
must be taken to reinstall the harness correctly.
Also see “changing
(Figures G & H)
the harness
strap
position”.
Cloth pads can be machine
washed
separately
cold water, delicate cycle, tumble dry lo-15
minutes
low heat.
Other surfaces
may be cleaned with mild soap
water.
Do not use harsh cleaners or solvents.
Figure 1
Horizon V Car Seat Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS
SLIDING
BUCKLE
EvenFlo
CARE
CUP
CROTCHSTRAPREPLACEMENT
TO REMOVE:
Follow steps
1 through
5.
in
and
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SHOULDER
HARNESS
Follow
1 through
steps
INSTALLATION
8.
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1 through
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IMPORTANT
evenflu
M~MlllON”
CAR SEAT
This child restraint meets all the requirements
of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. When
used rear facing, it is designed for children who
weigh 5 to 22 pounds (mass 2.3 to 10 kg) and are
19to26inches(48to66cm)inheight.
Whenused
forward facing, it is designed for children who weigh
between
22 and 40 Ibs. (mass 10 and 18 kg) and
who are 26 to 40 inches (66 to 101 cm) in height.
WARNING:
Premature
infants may have
difficulty
breathing
when sitting.
Ask your
doctor
before using this or any child restraint
with a premature
infant.
No child restraint can guarantk
from injury in every crash.
Ho
child all the protection
designer
restraint, you must:
Read
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HARNESS
For Spanish
Instructions,
Para lnstrucciones
en Espaiiol,
l-800-233-5921
Call:
Llamar
al:
ins uctions
exactly.
J installed
by using
.s the instructions
nual. If there is a
structions,
the
garding child
be followed.
When using for infants
less than 22 Ibs. (mass
10 kg), always
use this child restraint
facing
the rear of the automobile.
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KEEP
WITH
SEAT
these
This child restraint
must t
these instructions
as well
in your vehicle owner’s
n,
conflict
between
the two i
vehicle owner’s
manual, I
restraint
installation,
must
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5POINT
and follow
absolute protection
?ver, to provide your
Into this child
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When using this child restraint
rear facing,
put the vehicle seat’s adjustable
headrest
in
its lowest
position.
The vehicle seat back
must be fully padded and free of hard objects.
Use this child restraint
only on forward
vehicle seats.
Do not use vehicle seats
face the rear or side.
facing
which
Do not use this child restraint
in a vehicle
seat that has an automatic
seatbelt.
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Medallion
Car
Seat
lnstructlons
page
1 of IO
DO not use this child restraint
with children
less than 22 lb. (mass 10 kg), in vehicles
equipped
with lap belts that do not lock
except in a sudden
stop or crash (emergency
locking
retractors).
You must use a seating
location
with a locking
seat belt. Check your
vehicle owner’s
manual to see if your vehicle
has emergency
locking
retractors.
You may use this child restraint
for children
22 to 40 Ibs. (mass 10 to 16 kg), in vehicles
equipped
with lap belts that do not lock
except in a sudden
stop or crash (emergency
locking
retractors),
only if you use a top
tether strap.
Check your vehicle owner’s
manual to see if your vehicle has emergency
locking
retractors.
According
to accident
statistics,
children
are
safer when properly
restrained
in the rear
seating positions,
than in the front seating
positions.
Generally,
the center rear is safest
and should be used if available.
Always
adjust
the harness
In hot or sunny weather,
cover the seat with a
light-colored
blanket when you leave the car.
This will keep the seat from getting too hot.
Always
check for heat before putting a child
into the seat.
Do not use this restraint
in any automobile
position
equipped
with an airbag.
Airbags
can seriously
injure or kill children
under
years of age.
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When this restraint
is used rear facing, do not
place it in a seating
position
with a fold-down
armrest.
During an impact, the movement
of
the armrest
can cause serious
injury or death
to your infant.
Car Seat Instructions
.
If you have questions,
contact evenio”at
address or phone number listed above
the
WARNING
Failure to follow each of the
installation
instructions
can result in
your child striking
the vehicle’s
interior
during a sudden
stop or crash.
snugly.
Always
anchor the child restraint
with the
vehicle seat belt, even when not occupied.
In
a crash, an unbelted
child restraint
may injure
someone.
EvenFlo Medallton
“Child restraints
could be recalled for safety reasons.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a
recall. Send your name, address and the restraint’s
model number and manufacturing
date to
EVENFLO
COMPANY,
INC. 1801 Commerce
Dr.,
Piqua. OH 45356 or call l-800-233-5921.
For recall information,
call the U.S. Governments
Auto Safety Hotline at l-600-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in D.C. area).”
page 2 of 10
AIRPLANE
USAGE
This restraint meets FAA Inversion requirements
for
airplane use. Airplane installation is the same as
automobile
installation.
Turn the too of the airolane
seatbelt buckle away from the restraint for easy
release and removal.
SAFETY
TIPS
Everyone
rides buckled
up or the car doesn’t
go.
Make no exceptions
for adults or children.
If someone
unbuckles,
stopthecar.
Being firm and consistent
right
from the start will mean fewer discipline problems as
children get older. An unrestrained
child or adult can
be thrown into and injure other passengers.
ADJUSTING
THE MEDALLIONTM
CAR
SEAT
1. The child restraint has three adjustment
POSItions. The most reclined position is for use with rearfacing infants who weigh 5 to 22 Ibs. (mass 2.3 to 10
kg). (Figure A)
Never try to tend to a crying baby’s needs while
driving. Never take a baby out of the child
restraint for comforting
while the car is moving,
Don’t allow a child in a car to have anything
like a lollipop or ice cream on a stick.
A collision,
bump or swerve
could cause
these objects
to injure the child.
Don’t allow sharp or heavy objects
to be
loose in the car. Put groceries
in the trunk.
Anything
loose can be deadly in a crash.
Dress baby in clothing with legs. The child
restraint harness must pass between
the baby’s
legs. Clothing with legs permits a tighter fit.
The two upright positions are for forward facing
toddlers weighing
between 22 and 40 ibs. (mass
and 18 kg). (Figures 6 & C)
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In cold weather,
baby may need a blanket for
extra warmth. Place baby in the restraint and
cover both baby and restraint.
Do not place
blanket underneath
harness straps.
To help protect the auto upholstery,
place a towel
beneath and behind the child restraint.
Figure C
Figure B
LAP / SHOULDER
LAP BELT ONLY
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Medallion
Car
Seat
lnstructlons
BELT
page
3 of IO
To change positions, squeeze recline lever, adjust the
seat shell to the desired position and release lever.
(Figure D)
2. The harness straps on this child restraint are
adjustable to two slots. The lowest slots are for
rear facing use only. The upper slots are for
forward
facing use only. (Figure E)
Do not use the lowest
position.
slots
in the forward
facing
3. To trghten the harness on the child restraint simply
pull the strap at the front of the seat. (Figure F)
To loosen the harness,
seat and pull the straps
child. (Figure G)
When properly adjusted, the harness must be tight
on the child. Allow no more than two fingers-width
of
slack between the harness and the child. Make sure
the harness is tight. (Figure H) Position the harness
tie at armpit level.
Figure
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Medallion
Car
Seat
Instructions
page
4 of IO
lift the lever at the front of the
near the shoulders
of the
H
To change the harness strap position, loosen
harness,
undo the straps from the steel splitter plate
on the back of the child restraint (Figure I) and
rethread them through the proper slots.
Re-connect
the straps to the steel splitter plate.
(Figure J) We suggest you do one side at a time.
TETHER
j
STRAP
i/i-,
Figure I
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FRONT
BACK
SEAT
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SEAT
WAGON/HATCHBACK
A top tether strap provides an extra anchor
a forward facing child restraint.
By holding
the seat, it reduces movement
in a crash.
point for
the top of
Many parents use a top tether strap with their child
restraint because it offers extra protection in a crash
Note:
If you want to use your child restraint with a
lap belt that will not lock except in a sudden stop or
crash, you must use a top tether strap to keep the
seat from wobbling out of place under normal driving
conditions.
The optional top tether strap and anchor assembly
for your MedallionTM seat may be ordered from
WenflO’.
Use the enclosed order form.
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MedallionTM
Name
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cxy
Car Seat Replacement
Parts List Order
Form
Address
State
Model #
ZIP Code
Date purchased
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Telephone
(MO i Yr. )
Send to: Evenflo Company,
Inc.
Attn.: Consumer
Relations
1801 Commerce
Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
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INFANT
Weight:
Height:
USE:
5 to 22 Ibs. (mass 2.3 to 10 kg)
19 to 26 inches (48 to 66 cm)
lap/shoulder
belt
1 Adjust the child restraint to the most reclined
position and place the harness straps through the
lowest slots. (Figure K) See Figure I & J for adjustment instructions.
Note:
using
See instructions
a lap/shoulder
under “Locking
belt combination.
Clip,”
Infants must always ride facing backwards.
crash, the back of the child restraint protects
baby and absorbs crash forces.
when
In a
the
2. Place the child restraint in your car facing the
rear. Fasten the auto seat belt as shown through
the shell. (Figure
L & M) If you place the belt in any
other location, the child restraint may not protect
your baby in a crash.
Be certain the seat belt is as
tight as possible.
Rear-Facing-lap
belt location
Do not face the child
infant. (Figure N)
restraint
forward
with
an
3. Put baby into the child restraint.
Baby’s bottom and
back should be flat against the cushion.
If you leave a
gap, baby will not be comfortable.
(Figure 0)
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4. Place baby in seat, place harness straps over
shoulders
and snap each of two tongues into crotch
strap buckle as shown. (Figure P)
Check that the buckle has engaged by pulling
on the belt webbing.
Tighten the harness by
pulling the strap at the front of the seat.
up
In some vehicles, it may be necessary
to place a
tightly rolled towel or small blanket underneath
the
front edge of the child restraint, to provide enough
recline for an infant’s head to lie back comfortably.
(Figure S)
5. Position the harness
level. (Figure Q)
tie on baby’s
chest
at armpit
Figure Q
6. Recheck
the vehicle seat belt and the child
restraint harness.
The vehicle seat belt must be
tight and the child restraint must be firmly secured to
the vehicle seat. The child restraint harness must be
fastened and tight with no more than two fingerswidth of slack between the strap and child. The
harness tie must be on and properly positioned at
armpit level. (Figure R)
Note: Support baby’s head. For about the first
three months, a baby’s head needs extra support
Use the optional “SEAT WITHIN A SEAT”.
7 Keep your infant in the rear-facing
long as possible.
position
as
Do not use the forward facing position until your
child is at least 22 Ibs. (mass 10 kg) in weight and aJ
leasf 26 in. (66 cm) tall.
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TODDLER
USE:
Weight:
22 to 40 Ibs. (mass 10 to 18 kg)
Heiqht: 26 to 40 inches (66 to 101 cm)
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This card is to be removed
and returned
when ordering
a parts list.
“SEAT WITHIN
(supplied
with
1. Adjust the child restraint to one of the upright
positions and place the harness straps through the
upper slots. (Figure V)
A SEAT”
some models)
REAR FACING
The optional “SEAT WITHIN A SEAT” three piece
insert can be used to help support an infant by
placing it in the child restraint as shown. (Figure T)
FORWARD
FACING
For forward facing use, you must remove the pillow
and the lower portion of the insert.
Use the lumbar
portion of the insert as shown to help support a
toddler. (Figure U)
Figure T
EvenFlo Medallion Car Seat Instructions
Figure U
page 8 of 10
2. Put the child restraint In your auto forward facing
and buckle the auto seat belt as shown.
(Figure W)
Use the “Belt TracTM” to route the seat belt through
the child restraint.
lf your auto seat belt has a shoulder belt it must be
located as shown. (Figure X)
Note: See instructions
under “Locking
Clip”, when
using a lap/shoulder
belt combination.
Figure X
4. Position the harness tie on the child’s
armpit level. (Figure AA)
chest
at
It is very important to put the auto seat belt in the
right place. If the belt is put anywhere
else, the child
restraint may not protect your child in a crash. The
seat belt must be as tight as possible.
Using your
knee, put your full weight on the seat as you tighten
the belt. If you can pull the child restraint more than
an inch forward or to the side, the belt is not tight
enough. (Figure Y)
5. Recheck
the vehicle seat belt and the child
restraint harness.
The vehicle seat belt must be
tight and the child restraint must be firmly secured to
the vehicle seat.
The child restraint harness must be fastened and
tight with no more than two fingers-width
of slack
between
the strap and child. The harness tie must
be on and properly positioned.
(Figure BB)
3. Place child in seat, place straps over shoulders
and snap each of two tongues into crotch strap
buckle as shown. (Figure Z)
Check that the buckle has engaged
by pulling up
on the harness
straps.
Tighten the harness
by
pulling the strap at the front of the seat.
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CARE
Pull shoulder belt to remove all slack from lap
portion of belt. Grasp the buckle tongue and belt
and disconnect
from the buckle
INSTRUCTIONS
Seat pads may be removed for cleaning by unhooking elastic loops around edge of seat pad. Care
must be taken to reinstall the harness correctly.
(Figure CC) Also see “changing the harness strap
position”. (Figures
I & J)
Thread belt onto clip, as shown.
Place locking clip
within i/2” (13 mm) of buckle tongue. (Figures 1 & 2)
Figure
Figure
CC
Cloth pads can be machine
washed
separately
cold water, delicate cycle, tumble dry IO-15
minutes
low heat.
Other surfaces
may be cleaned with mild soap
water.
Do not use harsh cleaners or solvents.
LOCKING
in
and
CLIP
USAGE - Must be used with seat belts having a sliding
buckle tongue which slides freely along the belt, (See
Figures 1 & 2.)
Buckle belt, make
all belts are tight.
This adjustment
repositioned.
A locking
INSTALLATION
- Thread seat belt through
restraint as shown under usage instructions
buckle seat belt.
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MedalIron Car Seat lnstructrons
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the child
and
certain
car seat is secure,
is designed
to be retained
clip is included
and that
until seat is
with this child restraint.
SAFELINE
1777 S. Bellaire St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80222
Phone:
Corporation
http://www.safelinecorp.com
Customer service (800) 829-1625
Ordering
Other
(303) 757-2400
Faxes: (303) 757-1988
E-mails:
servicefjiJsafelinecorp.com
Product family at a glance for clinicians:
Infection control protocols or warranties
History of Medicaid/insurance/state
Product specifications
Device name
disability
*NOTE:
Sit’n’Strolls
Sit’n’Strolls
Sit’n’Strolls
No
If yes, description
purchases for individuals?
No
attached?
If yes, roll call of states attached?
at a glance for clinicians:
Height/Length
ranges
Sit’n’Stroll
5-in-1 Travel
System
available?
Max= 21”
torso and head
(from buttocks
manufactured
manufactured
manufactured
Reetine
Weight
ranges
5-40 Ibs
RF range
FF range
ranges/options
NO
5-25 Ibs.
*SEE Note
below
20-40 Ibs.
*SEE Note
below
before 1992 were Rear Facing ONLY 5-32 lbs.
from 1992-January
1996 were Rear Facing: 5-32 Ibs. and Forward
after
February of 1996 are Rear Facing: 5-25 Ibs. and Forward
Acceasorie~ for
positioning
Not Applicable
Facing: 20-40 lbs.
Facing: 20-40 Ibs.
Product installation
Appropriate
X
specifications
at a glance for clinicians:
vehicle environments:
Cars, vans, pickups
(check any that apply)
_ School buses
_
Ambulances
X
Other (specify):Airplanes
Price range categories:
Product name
Under
s50
s51-
SXU-
Sol-
s200
$500
over
x
Sit’n’Stroll
Purchasing programs for professionals or community programs:
As a community service, we donate units to educational/training
willing to submit competitive bids for community programs.
Other manufacturer
comments
regarding
issues for medical/disability
programs
clinicians
and to services/agencies
and safety specialists?
who aid disadvantaged
individuals.
In addition,
we are alway
St
n’ Stroll
2 In 1 Car
Seat&troller
lnstruchon
Manual prayti I of 5
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in Baby Transportation’”
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The 2-in-1 Carseatbtroller
U.S. & foreign
patents
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Instruction
m
Manual
Thank you for purchasing
The 2-in-1
CarseatlStroller”.
Quite frankly, if
there is a simpler, more convenient
way to travel with an infant, we can’t
think of it.
SftW!%roll’”
The most important benefit, however, is increased protection for your
child. Studies have shown that the
use of a child restraint system reduces the likelihood of death and
injury caused by the tremendous
forces involved in an automobile
accident. No system can guarantee
the safety of your baby, but child
restraints have proved so effective
that they are REQUIRED
in all 50
states and by most of the industrialized nations of the world.
Again, we at Safeline Children’s
Products Company appreciate your
support.
PLEASE SE DILIGENT
IN READING AND FOLLOWING
ALL OF
THE INSTRUCTIONS
IN THIS
MANUAL. KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE STORAGE BIN OF
THE SIT’N’STROLL.
THIS CHILD
CONFORMS
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FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY STANDARDS.
THIS RE-
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STRAINT IS CERTIFIED
FOR
USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES
AND
AIRCRAFT.
Safeline Children’s
1444 Stuart St,
MADE
RESTRAINT
SYSTEM
TO ALL APPLICABLE
Denver,
IN USA
Products Company
CO.80204
303/573-6830
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Sit’ n’ Stroll
2 In 1 Car Seat/Stroller
Instructton
Manual
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2 of 5
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Carseat
Warnings
Place this infant restraint in a fear-facing position when using it in the vehicle.
This infant restraint is not certified to be used forward facing.
Wamtng
1-
Warning
8-
Rear lacing
Rear center
only
Vehicle
Warning
9
seal faces
lorward
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Van (Vehicle
Wamtno
seat laces
sidewa
s)
9a
Wagon
Warning
(Vehicle
Secure this infant restraint with a vehicle belt as specified in this manual. The
vehicle belt must be of the type that will tightly anchor the carseat at all times
3.
This restraint must be securely belted to the vehicle even when it is not occupied. In a crash an unsecured restraint system rn?iy injure other occupants.
4.
This infant restraint is designed for use by children who weigh 25 pounds or
less and whose sitting height is 20 inches or less.
5.
Never leave your infant unattended
6.
The shoulder straps must pass over the infant’s shoulders and between the
legs directly to the buckle. Never place an infant dressed in clothing without
legs into this restraint.
7.
If this infant restraint is involved in a crash, it must be replaced. The vehicle
seatbelt securing this infant restraint must also be replaced. Damage is not
always visible.
8.
According to accident statistics, the rear seating positions of a vehicle are
safer for infants than the front seating positions. In vehicles with three (3)
rear seating positions, the center position is recommended
for your infant.
9.
Secure thjs restraint only on passenger
vehicle. The Sit’n’Stroll CarseaVStroller
recommended
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1
2.
seal faces
rear)
2 Carseat
Fabric
Hook and loop affachmenfs
and Stroller
Care
1.
Unbuckle
2.
Peel back the fabric pad from the hook and loop fasteners around the shell of
3.
Lift’the fabric pad from the shell, allowing the restraint belts 10 slide through
111 ~~~~~~e
fabric.
4.
Wash the fabric pad in cold water and tumble
1x1
SJ~P 2 -
seats that face the front of the
must not be used with:
a) Vehicle seats that face to the side (some vans for example).
b) Vehicle seats that face to the rear (some wagons for example).
c) Hinged vehicle seatbacks that are not locked in place.
d) Passive restraints (automatic seat belt systems that surround the
passenger as the door is closed).
e) Any seat belt that does not keep the carseat tightly anchored at all times.
f) Any seating position equipped with an airbag unless specifically
recommended
by the auto manufacturer.
9b
Section
in this restraint.
the restraint belts by pressing the red buckle release button.
dry on low heal.
Do not use
Wash the shell and stroller parts by using a mild soap and warm water.
the fabric pad by threading the lap and shoulder
holes and pulling it to the hook and loop fasteners.
SW
7-
Shder
tubes
Use spray or powdered silicone to lubricate
conversion operation become difficult.
SIP’ n Stroll
2 m 1 Car
belts through the
the slider tubes should the
Seat/Stroller
lnstructlon
Manual
page
3 of 5
* 1Section
3
Securing
Your
infant
In The
SitWStroII
’
To unlock the restraint harness, press the red buckle release button and pull
it away from the two metal shoulder belt tongues.
On hot or sunny days, always check the fabric and metal buckles before
putting the infant into the restraint system to avoid burns or discomfort.
Put the infant into the seat. The shoulder straps must pass snugly over the
infant’s shoulders and between the legs directly to the buckle. Never place an
infant dressed in clothing without legs into this restraint. Always tug on the
belts to make certain they are locked.
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4.
If the belts are too loose or too tight, adjust the slide buckle located between
your infants feet. This slide buckle is attached to the shoulder straps through
the interior of the unit. Adjust the straps so that there is no more than 2
fingers clearance between the infants body and the shoulder straps. Tuck
any loose slide buckle adjustment strap under the fabric pad.
5.
Use the red ‘Grip’n’Rip”
hook and loop strap to position the shoulder belts
securely over the infant’s shoulders. Make certain the shoulder straps cannot
slip off the infant’s shoulders.
4
Slep 5 -
Red Grip’n’Rip
Section
adjustment
4
strap
Securina
The
SitWStroll
In Your
Vehicle
WARNING!
PLACE THIS INFANT RESTRAINT
IN A REAR-FACING
POSITION
WHEN USING IT IN THE VEHICLE. THIS INFANT RESTRAINT
IS NOT
CERTIFIED
TQ BE USED FORWARD
FACING.
Sfep 1 -
Rear /acing on/y/
1.
Pass the vehicle seat belt under the hard
Sit’n’Stroll and buckle it on the other side.
side to make certain that the vehicle seat
the vehicle seat belt is loose, press down
the belt until it retracts and tightens.
2.
With continuous-loop
lap/shoulder
belts that allow the belt to slide freely
through the buckle, you must use the metal locking clip (enclosed). To use
the clip, first tighten the vehicle seat belt by pulling on the shoulder belt. Then
grip the shoulder and lap belts together about l/2 inch from the buckle and
slide the locking clip over both belts. Rock the Sit’n’Stroll from side to side to
make certain that the vehicle seat belt holds the unit firmly in place.
3.
For manually adjusted seat belts that are not automatically
tightened by a
retraction system, adjust the belt until it is tight. Rock the Sit’n’Stroll from side
to side to make certain that the vehicle seat belt holds the unit firmly in place.
If the vehicle belt loosens, twist the adjustment buckle and the end of the belt
backwards before buckling it. This should prevent the adjustment system
from inadvertently
loosening.
4.
If the lap belt you are trying to use will not hold the unit firmly In place, use
another seating position in the vehicle. If no position exists with a lap belt that
will remain tight, contact your auto dealer to have one installed. 1 he
Sit’n’Stroll must always be anchored with a lap belt that will remain tight at all
times.
Sfep 2
step
3
St n’ Stroll 2 In 1 Car Seat/Stroller
Iristructlor!
Manual page 4 of 5
plastic tabs on the armrests of the
Rock the Sit’n’Stroll from side to
belt holds the unit firmly in place. If
firmly on the armrests and tug on
’ .
,
. section
5 Converting
Between
Carseat
&fseat
a Carseat
to Stroller
WARNING!
THE RESTRAINT
LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED.
to Stroller Diagrams
and a Stroller’
SYSTEM
MUST ALWAYS
BE USED. NEVER
WARNING1
EXCESSIVE
WEIGHT PLACED IN THE STORAGE BIN MAY
CAUSE A HAZARDOUS
UNSTABLE
CONDITION
TO EXIST. MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDS
NOT TO EXCEED 10 POUNDS. PARCELS OR
ACCESSORY
ITEMS OR BOTH PLACED ON THE UNIT MAY CAUSE THE
UNIT TO BECOME UNSTABLE.
Step 2 -
S/of handle
WARNING!
UNTIL YOU ARE WELL PRACTICED
IN FOLLOWING
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS,
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONVERT FROM CARSEAT TO
STROLLER
OR VICE/VERSA
WITH YOUR INFANT IN THE SEAT
and slider grip
1. Your infant should be secured in the seat as instructed in Section 3 Securing
Your infant In The Sit’n’Stroll. Keep your infant buckled in the stroller at all
times! Unbuckle the vehicle seat belt and remove it from under the plastic
hooks on the armrests.
I
1
Slep 2 -
Slider
2.
grip and red lock release
TIP! Make certain your arm is to the side of the Sit’n’Stroll.
your arm over the top of the stroller handle.
pzgYi!q
‘?p 4 -
1-
Sirol/er
3.
When the slider grip stops, relax finger pressure on the red lock release and
allow it to latch securely in its lowest position. (The other position is simply a
safety catch.) Make certain that the wheels are down and locked by pulling
up on the slider grip without squeezing the red lock release. If it is not locked,
repeat Step 3. Set the Sit’n’Stroll on its wheels.
4.
With one hand, compress the red squeezers located under the stroller
handle, and with the other hand pull up on the stroller handle. (It has curved
black grips.) Select one of the three (3) handle height positions and release
the squeezers to lock the stroller handle into place.
handle
down
Stroller
Slep 3 -
Step 5 -
Shder
only
to Carseat
1.
After ,opening your vehicle door, compress the red squeezers located under
the stroller handle, and push the stroller handle down until it locks in its down
position.
2.
Place one hand in the slot handle located between your infant’s leet. With
your other hand, grasp the slider grip located on the seat back (it has a red
lock release). Lift the seat from the ground.
3.
Squeeze the red lock release and slide the slider grip up to its top position.
Relax finger pressure on the red lock release’. Make certain that the wheels
are up and locked by pushing down on the slider grip without squeezing the
red lock release. If it is not locked, repeat Step 3. The wheels should now be
stored behind their protective flaps.
5.
Place the carseat into your vehicle following the guidelines
Section 4 Securing The Sif’n’Stroll In Your Vehicle.
grip up
Rear /anng
You do not want
TIP! For smaller persons or with heavier babies, it sometimes helps to
support the Sit’n’Stroll with your hip. Make certain you do not block the front
or rear wheel flaps with your leg.
Red squeezers
Stroller to Carseat Diagrams
Slep
Place one hand in the slot handle located between your infant’s feet. With
your other hand, grasp the slider grip located on the seat back (it has a red
lock release). Gripping both handles securely, remove the Sit’n’Stroll from
your vehicle. Squeeze the red lock release with your fingers and slide the
slider grip down. This deploys the wheels.
Sit’ n’ Stroll 2 In 1 Car Seat/Stroller
described
InstructIon
in
Manual page 5 of 5
l-800-829-1625
1777 South Bellaire Street, Suite 330 + Denver, Colorado 80222
Phone: (303) 757-2400
+ Fax: (303) 757-l 988
E-mail: [email protected]
+ Website: www.safelinecorp.com
Thank you for purchasing the Sit’n’Stroll5in1
Combination Car Seat/StrollerT”. The Sit’n’StrollTM
is the most advanced car sea&troller available, and
we believe the simplest, safest and most convenient
way to travel with an infant.
The most important benefit the Sit’n’StrollTM can provide is increased
protection for your child. Studies have shown the use of a child
restraint system reduces the likelihood of death and injury caused by
the tremendous
forces involved in an automobile
accident. Please
follow these instructions carefullly to minimize the risk of injury or
death to your child in the event of a sudden stop or collision. No
system can guarantee the safety of your baby, but child restraints
have been proven so effective they are required in all 50 states and
by most industrialized
nations in the world.
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I
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You
must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send
your name, address and the restraint’s model number and
manufacturing
date to Safeline Corporation,
1777 South
Bellaire Street, Suite #330, Denver, Colorado 80222 or call
303-757-2400.
For recall information, call the U.S.
Government’s
Auto Safety Hotline at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in D.C. area).
Sit’n’Stroll
5 MI- 1 Comblnatlon
Car
Seat
Stroller
page
2 of 24
Limited Six Month Warranty
All Safeline products purchased from an authorized Safeline dealer
are warranted against defective materials and workmanship
for six
months from the original date of purchase. This warranty does not
include any problems associated with normal wear, abuse, misuse
or negligence by the purchaser. This warranty also does not apply
to any Safeline product purchased secondhand.
The purchaser must complete the owner registration card within 30
days of purchase and provide original receipt as evidence of
original purchase date to file warranty claims. Registering your
Safeline product assures you can be reached in the event of a
safety recall. For recall information call the U.S. Government’s
Auto
Safety Hotline at l-800-424-9393
(202-366-0123
in DC. area).
Safeline Corporation reserves the right to inspect all claims of
defective workmanship
and materials in order to determine the
cause of all malfunctions.
Furthermore,
Safeline Corporation may
exercise its right to repair, replace or refund the original purchase
amount at the Company’s discretion and based on the conclusions
of its investigation.
This Child Restraint System Conforms to
all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
This Restraint
is Certified for Use in
Aircraft.
Stt’n’Stroll
5in-1
Combination
Car Seat Stroller page 3 of 24
Table of Contents
Warranty
Get to Know Your Sit’n’StrolP
Safety Guidelines
Securing Your Child in the Sit’n’StrolP
installing
the Sit’n’StrolP
in Your Vehicle:
Choosing an Appropriate
Determining
the Correct
Rear-Facing
Position
Forward-Facing
Position
3
4
5
Vehicle Seat
Seating Position
8
9
Installing
the Sit’n’StrolP
on an Aircraft
Converting
the Sit’n’StrolP
from Car Seat to Stroller
Operating
the Sit’n’Stroll
Brakes
Converting
the Sit’n’StrollTM
from Stroller to Car Seat
Attaching the Sunshade
Adjusting
the Harness
Removing
the Harness
Installing
the Harness
Maintenance
and Care
International
Patents and Descriptions
United States
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Great Britain
Germany
Canada
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Great Britain
The Netherlands
Germany
Japan
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Slt’n’Stroll
5 111 1 Conlbinatlon
Car
Seat
Stroller
page
4 of 24
6
7
11
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
Af
A‘
WARNING
FAILURE TO FOLLOW
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING
INSTRUCTIONS
CAN RESULT JN YOUR CHILD
Get to KnowYour
Stitch
Line
Sit’n’StrollTM
Telescoping
Handle
/
Primary
Forward-Facing
Harness
Position
(For children
who weigh
28 pounds
and over)
Secondary
ForwardFacing Harness
Position
Crotch
Buckle
Assembly
Front
Flap
Rear Wheel
Flap
The instructions
contained
within this manual are
guidelines
for the proper use and adjustment
of the
Sit’n’Stroll~“.
Always consult with your physician
to
determine
the specific needs of your child.
Sit’n’Stroll
5-in-1 Comblnatlon
Car Seat Stroller page 5 of 24
Safety
l
4
l
4
Guidelines
Always use good common sense! If you have questions about your Safeline
product, please call us at 800-829-1625
or 303-757-2400.
Do not place this rear-facing car seat in a vehicle seat with a passenger side
air bag. In the event of a collision or sudden stop, the force of an inflating air
bag can cause serious injury or death. Not following this warning places your
child at serious risk. If your vehicle has a passenger side air bag, consult your
owners manual for child restraint installation instructions.
Never leave your child unattended in a car.
Never allow your child to install the Sit’n’StrollTM in the car; an adult should
always install the Sit’n’StrollTM to ensure proper installation.
Never allow your child to unbuckle the vehicle’s seat belt while the car is in
motion.Your
child must remain restrained by the Sit’n’StrolP’s
5-point
harness system and the vehicle’s seat belt at all times in order to be securely
restrained.
Not following these instructions could lead to your child impacting with the
vehicle’s interior in a sudden stop or collision.
Do not alter or modify any part of the Sit’n’StrollTM.
Do not place heavy objects on the Sit’n’StrollTM.
Secure loose objects in your car. In the event of a sudden stop or collision,
loose objects will continue to move and may cause serious injury
to passengers.
Diligently read and follow all instructions contained in this manual. Keep your
instruction manual with you whenever you use the Sit’n’StrollTM. The
instruction manual should be stored in the plastic bag and attached in the rear
storage bin with the supplied hook and loop.
This child restraint is designed for use by children who weigh between 5 and
40 pounds (2.3kg to 18.1 kg) and whose height is between 18 and 40 inches
(45.8cm and 101.6cm).This
unit is certified for use by children in the REARFACING position from 5 to 25 pounds (2.3kg to 11.3kg) and in the FORWARDFACING position from 20 to 40 pounds (9.1 kg to 18.1 kg).
If this child restraint is involved in a crash, it must be replaced.The
vehicle
seat belt securing the infant restraint must also be replaced. Damage is not
always visible.
The shoulder straps must pass over the infant’s shoulders and between the
legs directly to the buckle. The child’s legs should always straddle the crotch
buckle.The
lap straps of the harness should always come over the top of your
child’s
legs.
Secure the Sit’n’StrollTM in the car at all
times even when not in use by your
collision, an unbelted car seat could
injure other occupants in the car.
4
Srt’rl’Stroll
5-in
1 Combination
Car
Seat
Stroller
page
6 of 24
Securing your Child in the Sit’n’StrollTM
On hot or sunny days, a/ways check the fabric and
metal buckles before placing your child in the
restraint to avoid burns or discomfort.
i
e
1. To unlock the restraint harness, press the red
buckle release button and pull the two metal Lclips out of the buckle.
2.
Place your child in the Sit’n’StrollTM.
Ensure the
harness passes snugly over your child’s shoulders and each leg, and then snaps into the
crotch buckle. Tug on the metal L-clips to ensure
they are securely locked in the crotch buckle.
When using the Sit’n’StrollTM
in the rearfacing position,
use the shoulder
slots at or
below your child’s shoulders.
When using the
Sit’n’StrolP
in the forward-facing
position,
use the shoulder
slots at or above your child’s
shoulders.
See “Adjusting the Harness” on page
16 for instructions on how to change the shoulder
slots.
3.
If the restraint is too tight or too loose for your
child, use the adjustment buckle located on your
child’s left shoulder strap to correct the tension.
See “Adjusting the Harness” on page 16 for a
detailed explanation on using the adjustment
buckle. Adjust the harness so there is no more
than two fingers clearance between the child’s
body and the harness straps. After properly
threading the harness back through the
adjustment slide, take any excess strap and
follow the harness back down through the crotch
buckle, tucking the excess under the seat cover.
4.
Snap the two halves of the black chest clip
together. Ensure the chest clip is positioned
directly over the child’s chest area. Ensure the
shoulder straps cannot slip off the infant’s
shoulders. If the chest clip is placed
incorrectly,
you must remove the shoulder
pads in order to ensure proper placement
of
the chest clip over the child’s chest.
5
Sit’n’Stroll
5-k-i
Combination
Car
Seat
Stroller
page
7 of 24
infants and other small children may require additional head and
posture support when using the Sit’n’StrollrM
to avoid injury or
suffocation. Bolsters may assist in supporting the neck and head of a
small child. Retailers of children’s products generally carry bolsters in
their accessory aisles. If you have questions regarding bolsters,
please contact Safeline or the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Installing
the Sit’n’StrollTM
Choosing
an Appropriate
in Your Vehicle
Vehicle Seat
The Sit’n’Stroll was designed to be used in automobiles
and airplanes, and should
not be used in boats or on motorcycles. The Sit’n’StrolP
must be positioned in a
seat that faces the front of the vehicle. The Sit’n’StrolP
was not designed to be
used in seats facing the rear or the center of the vehicle, and it is dangerous to
install and use the Sit’n’StrollTM in any such seat. The back seat is the safest
location for children 12 and under.
See the drawings
Sit’n’Stroll
5-~ri 1 Combination
below for further
clarification.
Correct Position!
The center rear seating
location is generally the
safest position for your child.
Correct Position!
Always install your
Sit’n’StrolP
in a vehicle seat
that faces the front of the
vehicle.
Danger!
Do not install your
Sit’n’StrollTM in a vehicle seat
that faces the center of the
vehicle.
Danger!
Do not install your
Sit’n’StrolP
in a vehicle seat
that faces the rear of the
vehicle.
Car Seat Stroller page 8 of 24
Do not place this rear-facing car seat in a vehicle
seat with a passenger side air bag. In the event of a
sudden stop or collision, the force of an inflating air
bag can cause serious injury or death to a child. Not
following this warning places your child at serious
risk. Owners of vehicles with passenger side air
bags should refer to their owners manual for child
restraint installation instructions.
Determining
the Correct
Seating
Position
Determining
the direction you should face your child is one of the most important
decisions regarding the safety of a child in a car seat. Safety experts recommend
your child remain in the rear-facing position until he or she is at least 20 pounds
and at least 1 year of age. The Sit’n’StrollTM IS certified for use by children up to
25 pounds in the rear-facing position and up to 40 pounds in the forward-facing
position. Consider both the weight and age guidelines when determining
the
direction in which you should face your child while traveling in a vehicle. A child
under one year of age may not have the physiological
development
necessary to
sustain the forces involved in a sudden stop or collision while sitting in a forwardfacing position. Consult with your physician
to determine
your child’s specific
needs.
Always use the Sit’n’StrollTM rear-facing if your baby weighs less than 20
pounds or is less than 1 year of age (and less than 25lbs), unless otherwise
directed by your child’s physician.
When your child weighs at least 20 pounds, but less than 25 pounds, and the
top of his or her head is below the top of the stitch line, you can still use the
Sit’n’StrollTM
in the rear-facing position. However, you may use the
Sit’n’StrollTM in the forward-facing position.
If your child’s head is higher than the stitch line when he or she is sitting in the
Sit’n’StrollTM or if your child weighs more than 25 pounds, you must use the
Sit’n’StrollTM in the forward-facing postion.
.
If your child meets all of the above guidelines for the rear-facing
position, but his or her legs are too long, have him or her sit with his or
her legs crossed. Your child is generally safer remaining in the rearfacing position for as long as the rear-facing
guidelines are applicable.
are safer when properly
restrained
in the
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Placing your child in the forward-facing position before he
or she is over one year old and over 20 pounds, places
your child at serious risk. Before placing your child in the
forward-facing position, consider both the weight and age
guidelines for the forward-facing postion. Consult with your
physician to determine the individual needs of your child.
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the Sif’n’Stfo/lrMin
Rear-Facing
Position
1.
the
Thread the vehicle seat belt under the rearfacing tabs on the armrests of the
Sit’n’StrollTM. Secure the vehicle seat belt
on the other side of the Sit’n’StrollTM in the
vehicle seat buckle. Rock the Sit’n’StrollTM
from side to side to ensure the vehicle seat
belt holds the unit firmly in place. If the
vehicle seat belt is loose, press down firmly
on the armrests and tug on the vehicle seat
belt until it retracts and tightens.
With continuous-loop
lap/shoulder belts
that allow the buckle to slide freely up and
down the belt, you must use the metal
locking clip (enclosed). To use the clip, first
install the Sit’n’StrollTM and tighten the
vehicle seat belt by pulling on the shoulder
belt. Grip the shoulder and lap belts
together about ‘/2 inch from the buckle and
slide the locking clip over both belts (see
picture). Rock the Sit’n’StrollTM from side to
side to ensure the vehicle seat belt holds
the unit firmly in place.
3.
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For manually adjusted seat belts that are
not automatically
tightened by a retraction
system, adjust the belt until it is tight. Rock
the Sit’n’StrollTM from side to side to
ensure the vehicle seat belt holds the unit
firmly in place.
When using the Sit’n’StrolP
in the rear-facing
position, thread the Sit’n’StrollTM’s
5-point
harness system through the shoulder slots at or
below the shoulders
of the child.
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If the vehicle seat be/t loosens, twist the adjustment buckle and the
end of the be/t twice before buckling it. This should prevent the
adjustment system from inadvertently
loosening.
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If the lap belt you are using will not hold the unit firmly
in place or will not reach around the car seat, use
another seating position
in the vehicle.
If no other
position
exists with a lap be/t that will remain tight,
contact your auto dealer to have one installed.
Like all A
car seats, the Sit’n’StrollTM
must a/ways be anchored
with a lap be/t that will remain tight at all times.
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For infants, you should install the Sit’n’StrollTM at a 45-degree angle.
The Sit’n’Stro/lrM automatically
positions your child at a 45-degree
angle when placed on a flat surface. Because not all automobile
seats
are flat, the seat may install at an angle less than 45-degrees. To
correct this problem, you can roll a towel and secure it under the front
edge of the Sit’n’StrollTM where the vehicle seat bottom and back
meet. For more information on this subject, please contact the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
Installing the Sit’n’StrollTMin
Forward-Facing
Position
the
For your child’s safe& the Sit’n’StrollTM’s
patented design provides
double beltedprotection
for your child and is designed to use your
automobile’s
seat be/t the way it was originally designed-to
go
across the front of the occupant.
Forward-Facing
Seat Be/t Positions
The Sit’n’StrolP
is equipped with two sets of tabs for the forward-facing seating
postion. The tab postion that is best suited for your child is determined
by his or
her height and weight.
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If your child is taller then 33 inches and weighs over 28 pounds, the vehicle
seat belt should be secured in the primary forward-facing seat belt position
(see diagram on next page).
If your child is under 33 inches and weighs less than 28 pounds, the vehicle
seat belt should be secured in the secondary forward-facing seat belt position
(see diagram on next page).
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Shoulder Belt
1. Pull the vehicle seat belt around the front of the
Sit’n’Stroll and position it tightly between the
primary forward-facing tabs. Secure the vehicle
seat belt on the other side of the Sit’n’StrolPM
in
the vehicle seat buckle. Rock the Sit’n’StrollTM
from side to side to ensure the vehicle seat belt
holds the unit firmly in place.
Primary Forward-Facing
Seat Belt Position
Secondary Forward-Facing
Seat Belt Position
2.
With continuous-loop
lap/shoulder belts that
allow the buckle to slide freely up and down the
belt, you must use the metal locking clip
(enclosed).To
use the clip, first install the
Sit’n’StrolPM
and tighten the vehicle seat belt by
pulling on the shoulder belt. Then grip the
shoulder and lap belt together and slide the
locking clip over both belts. Rock the
Sit’n’StrollTM from side to side to ensure the
vehicle seat belt holds the unit firmly in place.
3.
For manually adjusted seat belts that are not
automatically
tightened by a retraction system,
adjust the belt until it is tight. If the vehicle belt
loosens, twist the adjustment buckle and the
end of the belt twice before buckling it. This
should prevent the adjustment system from
inadvertently
loosening. Rock the Sit’n’StrollTM
from side to side to ensure the vehicle seat belt
holds the unit firmly in place.
When using the Sit’n’StrollTM
in the forward-facing
position,
thread the Sit’n’StrollTM’s
&point harness
system through the shoulder slots at or above the
shoulders
of your child.
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Installing
the Sit’n’StrollTM
on an Aircraft
1.
Contact the airline prior to taking the child
restraint on board the aircraft.
2.
Install the Sit’n’StroP
in the airline seat the
same way you would when using it in a car.
You may need to raise the armrests in the
aircraft to allow room for the Sit’n’StroP.
After
the Sit’n’StrolP
is in place, you can usually
lower the armrest back into place. If you are
seated behind the bulkhead where the armrests don’t raise, you can usually slide the
Sit’n’StrolP
like a tray in between the armrests and the seat cushion.
3.
Regular luggage checking of a Sit’n’StrollTM
may result in damage to the unit. We suggest
you gate check your unit if necessary.
Contact your airline and inquire if they offer special rates for
children traveling in car seats.
In private aircraft, do not install the car seat where it
will block an exit from the aircraft or where it could
block or inhibit the use of flight controls.
Do not p/ace the car seat next to an emergency
exit or
a seat row which contains an emergency
exit,
Converting
the Sit’n’Stroll
TM from Car Seat to Stroller
For your child’s comfort, the Sit’n’Stroll TM utilizes an advanced torsional
suspension system that is active while the unit is in stroller mode. It is
normal for the stroller to flex and have a springy feel just like your car.
The suspension system aids in ride comfort for your child and prevents
damage to the components. The Sit’n’StrollTM handle incorporates flex
steering which means the “looseness” you feel is normal and aids in
maneuvering
the stroller.
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The Sit’n’StrolP
is designed to be converted from car seat to
stroller and back again while holding the child, still secured in the
Sit’n’StrollTM,
OFF THE GROUND. If the Sit’n’StroP
is converted on
the ground, the mechanism
may jam.
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The Sit’n’StrollTM
is to be used only by one child at a
time. Never place more than one child in the seat.
Until you are well practiced
in following
these
instructions,
do not attempt to convert from car seat
to stroller or vice/versa with your child in the seat.
Always
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secure your child using the Sit’n’StrollrM‘s
5-point harness system.
individuals
with a history of back trouble are advised
to excercise caution or refrain from quick movement
when converting
the Sit’n’Stroll
with a child in it. Do
not attempt to convert the unit if you are at risk of back
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Excess weight placed in the storage bin may cause a
hazardous unstable condition. The manufacturer
recommends
not to exceed 10 pounds. Parcels or
accessory items or both placed on the unit may cause
1
’
the unit to become unstable.
1
-Slider
Grip
Place one hand in the handle slot located
between your infant’s feet. With your other
hand, grasp the slider grip located on the back
of the Sit’n’StrollTM. Gripping both handles
securely, remove the Sit’n’StrollTM from your
vehicle. Squeeze the red lock release evenly
with your fingers
and move the slider grip
down. This deploys the wheels.
When the slider stops, relax your finger
pressure on the red lock release and allow it
to latch securely in its lowest position. Pull up
on the grip without squeezing the red lock
release to ensure the wheels are locked.
Place the Sit’n’StrolF
on the ground.
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Strdler
Handle\
Release
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3.
I
Tabs
With one hand, compress the red handle release
tabs located under the stroller handle, and with the
other hand, pull up on the stroller handle. Select
one of the four (4) handle height positions and
release the red handle release tabs to lock the
stroller handle into place.
Never use the stroller when 4 holes are showing on the
handle tube. Always ensure the red handle release tabs
are engaged with one of the four sets of holes in the
handle tubes. Before using the Sit’n’StroWM
as a
stroller, ensure the handle is locked and cannot slide
up or down.
The arm moving the slider grip should be on the side of the
Sit’n’StrollTM. You do not want your arm over the top of the stroller
handle.
When converting from the car seat to the stroller position, support the
Sit’n’StrollTM with your hip. Do not block the front or the rear wheel
flaps with your leg.
When converting
child’s left side.
the Sit’n’Stroll
Tu, right-handers
should face the
Operating the Sit’n’StrollTM Brakes
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If your Sit’n’StrolP
was manufactured
before September 19, 1998, locate the
red brake tabs on the aluminum legs above your rear wheels. Use your hand
to push the brake straight down the metal tube. It will engage with the spokes
of the
wheels
and
will
lock
the
stroller
in place.
opposite direction until the brake has disengaged
locks in its uppermost position.
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To unlock
the
brake,
pull
in the
from the wheel spokes and
If your Sit’n’StrolP
was manufactured
after September
19,1998, your brakes
will be located directly on the rear wheel set. To engage the brakes, simply
push the red brake tab toward the ground. Disengage the brake by pulling the
red brake tab back toward the body of the Sit’n’StrollTM.
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Converting
the Sit’n’Stroll TMfrom Stroller to Car Seat
Compress the red handle release tabs and
push the stroller handle down until it locks in its
lowest position.
Align the front wheels by rolling the stroller
back 6 to 12 inches. Place one hand in the slot
handle located between your infant’s feet. With
your other hand, grasp the slider grip located
on the back of the seat. Lift the seat ofi the
ground.
3.
Squeeze the red lock release evenly with your
fingertips and slide the slider grip up to its stop
position. Relax your finger pressure on the red
lock release. Push down on the slider grip to
ensure the wheels are properly locked. The
wheels should now be stored behind their
protective flaps.
Manuevering
Over Curbs: A/ways back up to the curb, pull up on the
telescoping handle and lift the rear wheels over the curb. Pull the
stroller backwards and allow the front wheels to ride up over the curb.
Neverpush
down on the telescoping handle to prop the front wheels
on the curb first. The pressure placed on the handle may cause
damage.
Locking the Wheels; When converting the Sit’n’StrollTM from stroller
to car seat, the wheels must lock in the uppermost position. To ensure
the wheels lock proper/& keep your finger tips on the slider and
sqeeze evenly over the entire surface of the slider button until the
wheels are up. Grab the top of the seat (near the red handle release
tabs) with your thumb and squeeze your thumb and fingers together
until the wheels click into place, indicating the wheels are properly
locked.
Hold
the unit
the air to
convert.
in
Deploy
the
wheels.
Place the Sit’n’Stroll
on
the ground
and deploy
the handles.
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Away
you
go!
The Sit’n’StrolP
Sunshade
Head
Attaching
1.
2.
3.
4.
Removing
1.
2.
the Sunshade
Attach the head rest clips to the top of edge of the seat back, on either side of
the handle tubes.
Push the edge of the seat cover forward exposing the plastic shell. Locate the
third hole down from the top.
Keep the seat cover fabric pushed forward and press the push pin (sewn into
the bottom portion of the sunshade) into the third hole until it clicks into place.
Repeat this procedure for both sides of the sunshade.
Pull the tension cords down and attach to the bottom of the seat (as shown)
to increase the sunshade’s coverage. Pull the tension cord back over the
sunshade and attach to the back of the seat in order to pull the shade away
from the baby.
Reach behind the
outward until they
Carefully remove
tached to the side
the Sunshade
seat shell and use your finger tips to press the push pins
pop free from the seat shell hole.
the remaining head rest clips and tension cord clips atof the seat’s shell.
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Adjusting
the Harness
For your child’s safety, the Sit’n’StrollTM utilizes a continuous-loop
5
point harness system-the
kind most recommended
by safety experts.
Metal Slide
(Back of Shell)
Chest Clip
Adjustment
Slide
Crotch Buckle with
Left and Right Clips
Generally speaking,
the tighter the harness,
the more effective it will be in
protecting your child in the event of a sudden stop or collision. However,
use
your best judgement
and gauge your baby’s comfort when using the
Sit’n’StrollTM. As your child grows you will need to make adjustments
to the
harness system.
For minor harness adjustments,
use the adjustment
slide
located on your baby’s left shoulder strap.
For major harness adjustments,
move the shoulder straps to a higher placement
on the back of the seat as your baby gets larger. Additionally, use the following
instructions
to remove the fabric cover for washing or cleaning.
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Chest
Clip
Adjustment
Slide
The harness must a/ways be routed through (i.e.
behind and under) the plastic shell. Never route the
harness through the fabric cover only.
After making harness adjustments,
ensure the
harness is threaded through the adjustment
buckle
properly.
(See adjustment
slide detail above).
Removing
’
Adjustment
Buckle
Chest
Clip
Silver
L-Clip
a
the Harness
1. The excess harness is stored under the fabric
seat cover on your child’s left side. Pull the
harness out from under the fabric cover,
through the silver L-clip in the crotch buckle,
and out of the silver adjustment buckle.
2.
Grasp the harness on your child’s right hip
(your left side when facing the Sit’n’StrollTM)
and pull. When the harness is completely
removed from underneath the stroller, pull it
out of the silver L-clip on the left side of the
crotch buckle.
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Unthread the harness from the black chest clip
on the child’s right side.
Turn the Sit’n’StrollTM around and face the back
of the car seat. Pull the harness through the
back of the seat, and out of the metal slide (on
the back of the seat).
Face the front of the stroller and pull the
harness out of the slot on the left side of the
seat where your child’s back rests.
The harness should now be completely clear
of the stroller. If you plan to wash the harness,
remove the black chest clip. If you are adjusting the height of the harness, leave it threaded
through the chest clip.
During the removal and the installation of your harness, you will
NEVER pull any buck/es through the slots in the seat fabric or seat
shell.
Installing
the Harness
1.
Face the Sit’n’StrollTM and ensure the two
silver clips are snapped into the crotch buckle.
The black chest clip should also be snapped
together. The Sit’n’StrollTM should be in the
stroller position, fabric cover on and telescoping handle down.
2.
Thread the harness (blue strap with silver
buckle permanently
sewn to one end) through
the chest clip. Pull the chest clip down to the
bottom of the harness so it is touching the
silver buckle. As a point of reference, the silver
buckle should be on your right side (as shown)
and the open end of the chest buckle should
be on your left.
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Metal
Slide
Locate the three levels of slots on the body of
the seat (where your child’s back will rest).
Select the level that fits your child and thread
the open end of the harness through the slot
on the right (from front to back) through the car
seat. Pull the harness through until the silver
buckle is about two to three inches above the
bottom of the seat.
Turn the unit around so you are facing the back
side of the car seat. Thread the harness
behind the handle mechanism
labeled
“Squeeze and Push Down.”
Thread the harness through the metal slide
laying loose on the back of the seat. After
making a single loop through the buckle, pull
the harness up underneath the handle system
and locate the corresponding
hole on the back
of the seat. Ensure the harness is flat against
the seat shell and does not interfere with the
mechanism that deploys the wheels.
Thread the harness through the corresponding
hole on your right side, and push the harness
to the front of the seat. Pull the slack through to
the front of the seat.
Face the front of the seat. Thread the end of
the harness through the black plastic chest clip
on your child’s right side (your left side when
facing the seat). Pull the excess harness
through the chest clip (from front to back) and
thread it into the silver L-clip (from front to
back) in the crotch buckle. After you have
pulled the harness through the L-clip, ensure
you have not twisted the harness.
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Locate the slot in the fabric cover and Seat
shell located near your child’s right hip. Push
the harness through this hole, reach under the
stroller and pull the harness through. Leave a
loop of harness large enough for your child’s
leg between the silver L-clip and the slot on the
bottom of the seat. Also ensure you leave
enough
shoulder
Make Loop Large Enough to Fit
Your Child’s Leg.
room for your child’s shoulders
in the
belt area.
Locate the matching
slot on the bottom
of the
seat near your child’s left hip. Grab the harness
(still under the stroller) and thread it through
this slot and through the fabric cover until you
see it emerge above the seat. Pull the excess
harness through the slot on the bottom of the
seat. The harness should lay flat against the
underneath side of the stroller.
10. Thread the end of the harness through the
silver L-clip (from back to front) located in the
left side of the crotch buckle (your right side
when facing the seat).Thread
the end of the
harness through the bottom of the adjustment
buckle (from back to front) and then through
the top of the adjustment buckle. Flip the
webbing over the top bar of the adjustment
buckle and thread it back down through the
bottom opening adjustment buckle. Your
harness should now be secured in the adjustment buckle and should not slide or change
position. Pull the excess harness through the
adjustment buckle and ensure it is tight. The
threading process is now complete.
11. Feed the excess harness through the silver Lclip, through the slot on the fabric cover and
store the remaining harness between the fabric
cover and the seat shell.
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Maintenance
and Care
Washing the Cover and Harness
Remove the harness from the Sit’n’StroP’
and
detach all buckles.
Release the clips securing the fabric cover to
the car seat and remove the cover from the
plastic shell.
Wash the cover and harness in cold water on
gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Do not use
bleach. Hang the fabric cover to dry or tumble
dry without heat. Do not dry in a heated dryer.
Washing the Shell
Wash the car seat shell and stroller parts with a mild soap and warm water
using a soft cloth or sponge.
Wheels and Handle System
if needed,
lubricant.
clean the wheels and telescoping
handle with Armor AlPspray
To lubricate the moving parts of the Sit’n’StrollTM, use a silicon wax-based
lubricant. Do not use an oil-based lubricant anywhere on the Sit’n’StrollTM.
An oil-based lubricant will corrode the plastic components
and will inhibit
further operation of the unit.You may order the proper lubricant directly from
Safeline Corporation.
Replacement
Parts
We have carefully designed all of the high wear parts of the Sit’n’StrolP’
be easily replaceable. For increased longevity and years of enjoyment,
contact our main office to order replacement
parts at reasonable prices.
to
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Made in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Under the Supervision
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