Graco Baby Automotive Seats Owner Manual

Graco Baby Automotive Seats Owner Manual
MODES™ JOGGER
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• Owner’s Manual
1 WARNING
2 Features
2-A
2-B
MODES™ JOGGER Use Positions
Parts List
3 Assembly
3-A
3-B
3-C
3-D
3-E
To Open Stroller
Front Wheels
Rear Wheels
Kickstand
Parent’s Tray
4 Use
4-A To Attach/Remove Toddler Seat
4-B Canopy
4-C Footrest
4-D Child’s Tray
4-E To Secure Child
4-F To Recline
4-G Brakes
4-H Swivel Wheel
4-I Parent Tray with Smart Device Holder
4-J Removing Wheels
4 Use
4-K
4-L
To Use Tether
To Attach Graco® Infant Car Seat to Toddler Seat
4-M To Attach Graco® Infant Car Seat to Stroller Frame
4-N
To Fold Stroller Frame without Toddler seat
4-O
To Fold Stroller with Toddler seat attached
5 Cleaning
5-A
5-B
Care & Maintenance
Replacement Parts
5-C
Product Registration
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Failure to follow these warnings and the
assembly instructions could result in serious injury or death.
PLEASE SAVE OWNER’S
MANUAL FOR FUTURE USE.
ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.
NEVER LEAVE CHILD
UNATTENDED. Always keep
child in view while in stroller.
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY from falling or sliding out. Always use
seat belt or infant car seat
harness. After fastening buckles,
adjust belts to get a snug fit
around your child.
AVOID FINGER ENTRAPMENT:
Use care when folding and
unfolding the stroller. Be certain
the stroller is fully erected and
latched before allowing your child
near the stroller.
NEVER USE STROLLER ON
STAIRS or escalators. You may
suddenly lose control of the
stroller or your child may fall out.
Also, use extra care when going
up or down a step or curb.
AVOID STRANGULATION.
DO NOT place items with a string
around your child’s neck, suspend
strings from this product, or
attach strings to toys.
USE OF THE STROLLER with a
child weighing more than 50 lb
(22.7 kg) or taller than 45 in
(114.3cm) will cause excessive
wear and stress on the stroller.
Use the stroller with only one child
at a time.
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ALWAYS check that the infant car seat or toddler seat is securely
attached to the frame by pulling
up on it.
TO PREVENT A HAZARDOUS,
UNSTABLE CONDITION, never
place purses, shopping bags,
parcels or accessory items on the
handle (other than approved Graco
stroller bags). Never place
anything on the canopy.
TO PREVENT A HAZARDOUS,
UNSTABLE CONDITION, do not
place more than 10 lb (4.5 kg) in
the storage basket.
TO AVOID BURNS, never put hot
liquids in the parent tray.
TO PREVENT TIPPING, do not
place more than 3 lb (1.36 kg) in
the parent tray.
DO NOT use storage basket as a
child carrier.
DO NOT use toddler seat in an
automobile.
DO NOT use toddler seat as a car
bed or booster seat.
DO NOT remove, reverse or carry
the toddler seat while child is in it.
DO NOT ALLOW your child to
stand on the basket. It may
collapse and cause injury.
NEVER PLACE child in the toddler
seat with head toward footrest.
DO NOT use stroller frame without
toddler seat or car seat attached.
NEVER ALLOW YOUR STROLLER
to be used as a toy.
NEVER LIFT OR CARRY toddler
seat by the footrest.
DISCONTINUE USING YOUR
STROLLER should it become
damaged or broken.
PRODUCT NOT INTENDED for
use with roller skates or in-line
skates.
CAREGIVER MUST always help
child get into and out of the
stroller.
CAREGIVER MUST always ensure
the brakes are engaged when
placing child into stroller.
IF YOU ARE JOGGING WITH
THIS STROLLER:
DO NOT INFLATE above the
maximum recommended inflation
pressure that is written on the side
of the tire. Over inflation may
cause wheel and/ or tire to
blowout and could result in
serious injury.
DO NOT use stroller for jogging
while carrier is in stroller.
BE AWARE of the increased
speed and greater possibility of
losing control of the stroller.
ALWAYS USE and snugly adjust
the seat belt provided.
ALWAYS ATTACH the tether strap
to your wrist while jogging with
this stroller.
BE AWARE of traffic and other
hazardous conditions that may be
present.
FALL HAZARD from tip over:
Before running, jogging, or
walking fast, LOCK the front wheel
from swiveling.
USING GRACO® INFANT CAR
SEAT WITH STROLLER:
TO AVOID INJURY TO YOUR
CHILD: THIS STROLLER IS ONLY
COMPATIBLE WITH GRACO®
SNUGRIDE® INFANT CAR
SEATS WITH CLICK CONNECT™.
Only use with
Graco® infant
car seats that
have the Click
Connect™ logo.
Improper use of this stroller with
other manufacturers’ car seats
may result in serious injury or
death.
READ THE MANUAL provided
with your Graco car seat before
using it with your stroller.
FALL HAZARD: Always check that
infant car seat is securely
attached to stroller by pulling up
on the car seat.
TO AVOID FALLING OUT always
ensure that the toddler seat is
securely attached on both sides of
the stroller frame.
ALWAYS SECURE your child with
the car seat harness when using
the car seat in the stroller.10
If your child is already in the
car seat, check that the child is
secured with the harness.
Improper use of this stroller with a
car seat may result in serious
injury or death.
See Graco infant car seat owners
manual for maximum size of child.
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2-A
MODES JOGGER™ Use Positions
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2-B Parts List
This model may not
include some
features shown
below. Check that
you have all the parts
for this model
BEFORE assembling
your product. If any
parts are missing,
call Customer
Service.
Tools required:
Phillips Screwdriver
All models
2X
2X
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3-A
To Open Stroller
Be sure to place stroller on top of a piece of cardboard or some other
protective cover to prevent any damage to floor.
1. Open storage latch.
2. Lift handle of stroller up.
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3. CHECK that the stroller is
completely latched open every
time you open the stroller and
before continuing with the rest of
the assembly steps.
SNAP!
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3-B
Front Wheel
CHECK the tire pressure before using
the stroller.
DO NOT INFLATE above the
maximum recommended inflation
pressure that is written on the side of
the tire. Over-inflation may cause
wheel and/or tire to blowout and
could result in serious injury.
DO NOT use air compressor to
inflate tire. ONLY use hand-pump.
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1. Attach front wheel to stroller as
shown.
SNAP!
2. CHECK that wheel is securely
attached by pulling on wheel
assembly.
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3-C
Rear Wheels
WARNING
Choking Hazard: Remove and immediately discard protective end
cap from each wheel.
DO NOT remove rear wheels unless replacing them. Child could fall
on exposed rear axle and be injured.
2X
1. Remove and immediately discard
protective end cap from each
wheel.
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2. Attach rear wheels to stroller as
shown.
SNAP!
3. CHECK that wheels are securely
attached by pulling on wheel
assemblies.
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3-D
Kickstand
1. Disconnect 4 snaps on back of
basket.
2. Snap kickstand onto basket tube
as shown.
SNAP!
3. Reattach 4 snaps over assembled
kickstand and tube on back of
basket.
SNAP!
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3-E
Parent’s Tray
1. Insert tray into slots.
2. Make sure parent’s tray is
snapped securely into slots on
each side of the frame.
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4-A
To Attach/Remove Toddler Seat
To Attach Toddler Seat
1. To attach seat, place seat on
mounts as shown until they
lock into place on both sides of
the stroller. Seat may be placed
on stroller either rear-facing or
forward-facing. See warnings for
additional information.
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2. MAKE SURE seat mounts are
securely attached to the stroller
on both sides as shown.
SNAP!
To Remove Toddler Seat
1. Squeeze buttons on both sides of
the seat and pull up as shown.
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4-B
Canopy
1. Insert canopy wire into the
canopy mounts on each side of
the stroller as shown.
2. Using Philips screwdriver, insert
screw into canopy mount as
shown. Repeat on other canopy
mount.
2X
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3. Fasten hook and loop tape on the
rear of canopy as shown.
MAKE SURE canopy is always
fastened with the hook and loop
tape when used with infant car
seat or when toddler seat is in
use.
4. Pull forward to open canopy.
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5. Push backwards to close canopy.
5. Pull flap backward to open and
forward to close canopy window.
6. Pull canopy visor out for use,
push back under rim of canopy
when not in use.
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4-C
Footrest
1. To raise footrest, lift up as shown.
2. To lower, push buttons as shown.
3. To allow more room for child’s
feet, push footrest down.
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4-D Child’s Tray
WARNING
Always secure your child with the seat belt. The tray is not a restraint
device.
DO NOT lift the stroller by the child’s tray. Use care when snapping
the tray on the stroller with a child in the stroller.
1. Insert armrests into slots on each
side of the stroller until they click
into place.
Pull on armrests to make sure
they are attached.
SNAP!
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2. Attach child tray to armrests.
SNAP!
3. To remove child’s tray press
buttons on bottom of tray.
4. To remove armrest, push button
as shown and remove.
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4-E
To Secure Child
WARNING Falling Hazard: Always use the seat belt.
1. To open, press button on buckle
to release the waist straps.
2. To close, slide shoulder strap
connectors onto waist straps and
insert into buckle.
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3. Use slide adjuster at shoulder and
waist for tighter adjustment. To
change shoulder harness slots,
see page 34-35.
Use slide adjuster at sho
waist for further adjustm
Repeat on other side.
Utilisez le régulateur cou
à l'épaule et à la taille po
ajustement plus précis.
de l'autre côté.
Use el ajuste deslizable e
hombro y la cintura par
ajustes adicionales. Repi
proceso del otro lado.
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1. To open, press button on buckle
to release the waist straps.
2. Slide shoulder strap connectors
off of waist straps.
3. Remove shoulder straps from
stroller.
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4. Attach waist straps to harness
buckle as shown.
5. Use slide adjuster at waist for
tighter adjustment.
6. To open, press button on buckle
to release the waist straps.
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Adjusting Shoulder Harness position
Shoulder harness anchor—larger child
Shoulder harness anchor—smaller child
Slide adjuster
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1. Push harness anchor through the
front of the seat then re-insert
through desired slots at the same
height level. Use either shoulder
harness anchor in the slots that
are closest to child’s shoulder
height. Use slide adjuster for
further adjustment.
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4-F
To Recline
WARNING
When making adjustments to the stroller seat, make sure child’s head, arms,
and legs are clear of moving seat parts and stroller frame.
1. To recline, push button down and
pull seat towards the rear.
2. To raise, pull both straps up.
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4-G
Brakes
WARNING
Always apply both brakes. CHECK that brakes are on by trying to push
stroller.
1. Push down on brake to lock
brakes.
SNAP!
2. Push up on brake to unlock brakes.
SNAP!
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4-H
Swivel Wheel
WARNING
FALL HAZARD from tip over. Before running, jogging or walking fast, LOCK
the front wheel from swiveling.
1. Front swivel wheel locks for use
on uneven surfaces such as
grass, stones or gravel.
SNAP!
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4-I
Parent’s Tray with Smart Device Holder
4-
1. To attach your smart device (not
included), slide the hook on the
tray and insert your smart device
in either direction as shown.
Hook
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4-J
Removing Wheels
Front Wheel
1. For easy transport or storage,
remove front wheel by
pushing button as shown.
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WARNING
DO NOT remove rear wheels unless replacing them. Child could fall
on exposed rear axle and be injured.
1. To remove wheel, push button
and pull wheel off.
Repeat with the other wheel.
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4-K
To Use Tether
The tether strap is intended to maintain control of the stroller in the case of a
fall while running. DO NOT allow tether strap to lie over top of the handle.
DO NOT hang items on the tether strap.
1. To use tether, remove tether from
the pocket in the basket and
attach to your wrist as shown.
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4-L
To Attach Graco® Infant Car Seat to Toddler
Seat
For models that do not come with an infant car seat one
may be purchased separately.
WARNING
Use only a Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ car seat with this
stroller. This stroller is only compatible with Graco® SnugRide® infant car
seats with Click Connect™. Only use with Graco® infant car seats that have
the Click Connect™ logo. Improper use of this product with a car seat may
result in serious injury or death. Read the manual provided with your Graco
car seat before using it with your product.
• Always secure your child with infant car seat harness when using the car
seat in the product. If your child is already in the car seat, check that the
child is secured with the harness.
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1. NOTE: Infant car seat can ONLY
be attached rear-facing to toddler
seat when toddler seat is in
forward-facing position.
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2. Recline the toddler seat back to
lowest position.
3. Find mounts in toddler seat.
4. Insert car seat into stroller and
push down on car seat until the
latches snap into the Click
Connect™ mounts.
SNAP!
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5. Check that infant car seat is
securely attached by pulling
up on it.
6. To remove car seat, squeeze
release handle at back of car seat
and lift car seat out of the stroller.
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4-M To Attach Graco® Infant Car Seat to Stroller
Frame
1. Infant car seat can be inserted in
stroller frame rear-facing or
forward-facing.
2. Insert car seat into stroller and
push down on car seat until the
latches snap into the Click
Connect™ mounts.
Mount
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3. Check that infant car seat is
securely attached by pulling up
on it.
4. To remove car seat, squeeze
release handle at back of car seat
and lift car seat out of the stroller.
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4-N
To Fold Stroller Frame without Toddler
seat
1. Before folding stroller:
(a) remove infant car seat if in
use (b) lock brakes
SNAP!
2. To fold:
(a) slide button then
(b) rotate handle forward.
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3. Rotate handle down.
4. CHECK that the storage latch is
secure.
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4-O
To Fold Stroller with Toddler seat
attached
1. Before folding stroller:
(a) remove infant car seat if in
use (b) lock brakes
SNAP!
2. To fold:
(a) slide button then
(b) rotate handle forward.
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3. Rotate handle down.
4. CHECK that the storage latch is
secure.
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5-A
Care & Maintenance
6- CAN SEAT COVER, refer to your care tag on your seat pad for whing
instructions. NO BLEACH.
7-TO CLEAN STROLLER FRAME, use only household soap and warm
water. NO BLEACH or detergent.
8-FROM TIME TO TIME CHECK YOUR STROLLER for loose screws, worn
parts, torn material or stitching. Replace or repair the parts as needed. Use
only Graco replacement parts.
9-EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO SUN OR HEAT could cause fading or
warping of parts.
10-IF STROLLER BECOMES WET, open canopy and allow to dry thoroughly
before storing.
11-IF WHEEL SQUEAKS, use a light oil (e.g., WD-40, 3-in-1, or
sewing machine oil). It is important to get the oil into the axle
and wheel assembly, as illustrated.
12-WHEN USING YOUR STROLLER AT THE BEACH, completely clean your
stroller afterward to remove sand and salt from mechanisms and wheel
assemblies.
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SnugRide®
Click Connect™35
1.0 Warning to Parents and Other Users..........................................4-5
2.0 Registration Information...............................................................6-7
2.1 Register Your Infant Restraint....................................................6
2.2 For Recall Information................................................................6
2.3 If You Need Help........................................................................7
2.4 Child Restraint/Base Useful Life.................................................7
3.0 Important Information.................................................................8-12
3.1 Warnings for Use as an Infant Restraint...............................8-10
3.2 Warnings for Use With a Stroller..............................................10
3.3 Additional Warnings for Use as a Carrier.................................11
3.4 Height and Weight Limits.........................................................12
4.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle Seat Location...................13-19
4.1 Vehicle Seat Requirements.................................................13-14
4.2 Vehicle Seat Belt Requirements...............................................14
4.2.1 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt Systems.......................................15
4.2.2 SAFE Vehicle Belt Systems.......................................16-18
4.3
LATCH Locations.....................................................................19
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5.0 Features and Components.......................................................20-25
5.1 Adjusting Handle......................................................................23
5.2 Removing and Attaching Infant Restraint.................................23
5.3 Cold Weather Boot (on certain models, styles vary)................24
5.4 Canopy Attachment..................................................................24
5.5 Head Support, Body Support and Harness Covers
(on certain models)...................................................................25
6.0 How to Install the Infant Restraint/Base.................................26-34
6.1 Installing the Infant Restraint Without Base
Using Vehicle Belt...............................................................26-27
6.2 Installing the Infant Restraint and Base
Using Vehicle Belt...............................................................28-29
6.3Using LATCH to Install Base..............................................30-31
6.4 Reclining Infant Restraint/Base...........................................32-34
7.0 Using Infant Restraint..........................................................................35-41
7.1 Positioning Harness Straps.................................................35-37
7.2 Changing the Crotch Strap Position ............................................38
7.3 Securing Child in the Infant Restraint..................................39-42
8.0 Additional Information..............................................................43-46
8.1 Airplane Use.............................................................................43
8.2Storing LATCH.........................................................................43
8.3 Cleaning and Maintenance..................................................44-45
8.4 Buckle Cleaning Process..........................................................46
9.0 Replacement Parts...........................................................................48
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1.0 Warnings to Parents and Other Users
DO NOT PLACE THIS infant RESTRAINT IN
A VEHICLE SEATING LOCATION THAT HAS A
FRONT AIR BAG. If the air bag inflates, it can hit
the infant restraint with great force and cause serious
injury or death of your child. Check vehicle owner’s
manual for information about side air bags and infant
restraint installation. No infant restraint can guarantee
protection from injury in every situation. However, proper use of this
infant restraint reduces the risk of serious injury or death to your child.
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Failure to properly use this infant restraint increases the risk of serious
injury or death in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash. Your child’s safety
depends on you installing and using this infant restraint correctly on
every ride.
Even if using this infant restraint seems easy to figure out on your own, it
is very important to FOLLOW THE OWNER’S MANUAL.
The manual is located in the base.
You also must read your vehicle owner’s manual.
Your child’s safety depends on:
1. Choosing a suitable location in your vehicle. Some seating
positions, such as those equipped with air bags, may not be safe
locations for this infant restraint.
2. Inserting the harness straps in the proper slots for your child.
3. Properly securing your child in the infant restraint.
4. Placing infant restraint/base in a rear-facing position.
5. Properly routing the vehicle seat belt or LATCH.
6. Properly reclining the infant restraint.
7. Properly securing the infant restraint in the vehicle using a seat
belt designed to restrain an infant restraint or by using LATCH. Many
seat belts are NOT safe to use with infant restraints, even though they
can easily be threaded through the infant restraint!
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2.0 Registration Information
2.1 Register Your Infant Restraint
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2.3 If You Need Help
In the U.S.A, please contact our Customer Service Department with any
questions you may have concerning parts, use, or maintenance. When
you contact us, please have your product’s model number and date of
manufacture ready so that we may help you quickly. These numbers can
be found on a sticker on the underside of your infant restraint.
2.4 Child Restraint/Base Useful Life
STOP using this child restraint or base and throw it away 7 years after
the date of manufacture.
Look for this sticker on rear of infant restraint or on the base:
MODEL
Date of Manufacture
year
7
month
day
PD206938A
NAME
3.0 Important Information
3.1 Warnings for Use as an Infant Restraint
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DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THIS infant RESTRAINT AND
BASE UNTIL YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND IN YOUR VEHICLE
OWNER’S MANUAL. DO NOT let others install or use the
infant restraint unless they understand how to use it.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THIS infant RESTRAINT
AND BASE INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. Your child can be
injured in a vehicle even if you are not in a crash. Sudden
braking and sharp turns can injure your child if the infant restraint
is not properly installed or if your child is not properly secured in
the infant restraint.
PLACE THIS infant RESTRAINT ONLY IN A REAR-FACING
POSITION when using it in the vehicle.
SOME CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, such as pre-term
babies or those who have tested positive for positional apnea,
may be at increased risk of suffering breathing or other
difficulties in an infant restraint. If your child has special needs,
we recommend that you have your physician or hospital staff
evaluate your child and recommend the proper infant restraint or
car bed before using this product.
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According to crash statistics, CHILDREN ARE SAFER
WHEN PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN REAR VEHICLE SEATING
POSITIONS, RATHER THAN FRONT SEATING POSITIONS. For a
vehicle with a front passenger air bag, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual as well as these instructions for infant restraint installation.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED.
NEVER LEAVE AN infant RESTRAINT AND BASE UNSECURED
IN YOUR VEHICLE. An unsecured infant restraint or base can be
thrown around and may injure occupants in a sharp turn, sudden
stop or crash. Remove it or make sure that it is securely belted in
the vehicle. If not using LATCH, make sure unsecured LATCH
connectors are properly stored in base.
REPLACE THE infant RESTRAINT AND BASE AFTER A
CRASH OF ANY KIND EVEN IF infant RESTRAINT WAS
UNOCCUPIED. A crash can cause damage to the infant restraint that
you may not be able to see.
DO NOT MODIFY YOUR infant RESTRAINT AND BASE or use
any accessories or parts supplied by other manufacturers.
NEVER USE infant RESTRAINT AND BASE IF IT HAS
DAMAGED OR MISSING PARTS. DO NOT use a cut, frayed or
damaged infant restraint harness, vehicle seat belt or LATCH belt.
THE infant RESTRAINT CAN BECOME VERY HOT IF LEFT IN
THE SUN. Always touch the surface of any metal or plastic parts
before putting your child in the infant restraint.
THIS infant RESTRAINT CONFORMS to all applicable Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and is certified for use in motor
vehicles and aircraft.
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• NEVER give this infant restraint and base to someone else without also
giving them this manual.
• NEVER use a second-hand infant restraint and base or a infant restraint
whose history you do not know.
3.2 Warnings for Use With a Stroller
• USE ONLY WITH STROLLERS THAT ARE
PART OF THE GRACO CLICK CONNECT TM
TRAVEL SYSTEM. Refer to stroller owner’s
manual for details about how to attach the infant
restraint to your stroller.
• Never use a Graco infant restraint with other manufacturer’s strollers,
as this may result in serious injury or death.
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3.3 Additional Warnings for Use as a Carrier
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FALL HAZARD: Child’s movements also can move carrier.
NEVER place carrier on edges of countertops, tables or other
high surfaces. Always stay within arms reach whenever carrier is
not on floor/ground.
BE SURE handle locks into position before lifting carrier.
NEVER place carrier on the top of a shopping cart.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD: Infant carrier can roll over on soft
surfaces and suffocate child. Never place carrier on beds, sofas
or other soft surfaces.
STRANGULATION HAZARD: Children have STRANGLED in loose
or partially buckled harness straps. Fully restrain the child even when
carrier is used outside the vehicle.
KEEP STRINGS AND CORDS AWAY FROM CHILD. Strings and
cords can cause strangulation.
DO NOT place carrier near a window where cords from blinds or
drapes can strangle a child.
DO NOT hang strings on or over the carrier.
DO NOT place items with a string around a child’s neck, such as
hood strings, pacifier cords, etc.
DO NOT attach strings to toys.
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3.4 Height and Weight Limits
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, DO NOT USE THE
infant RESTRAINT WITH A CHILD LARGER OR SMALLER
THAN THE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT RANGE LISTED BELOW.
Your child MUST meet the following requirements:
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WEIGHT: 4-35 lbs. (1.8 kg-15.87 kg)
AND
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HEIGHT: 32 inches (81 cm) or less in height.
IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE the
top of the childs' head is at least 1"
below the top of the infant restraint.
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4.0 Choosing an Appropriate Vehicle
Seat Location
4.1 Vehicle Seat Requirements
IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE INFANT RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Some
seating positions in your vehicle may not be safe for this infant
restraint. Some vehicles do not have any seating positions that can be
used safely with the infant restraint.
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Whenever possible, secure the infant
restraint in the center position of the
seat directly behind the front seats Ê. If
you want to use LATCH, check your vehicle
owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
Ê
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NEVER place this infant restraint in a
vehicle seating location that has a front
air bag Ë. See “3.1 Warnings for Use as
an Infant Restraint”, page 8.
Ë
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The VEHICLE seat must face forward.
•
DO NOT use infant restraint on vehicle seats with seat backs that
will not lock in an upright position. DO NOT use seats that can fold
down without having to release a lock or latch of some kind. These
seats can fly forward and strike the child in a sudden stop or crash.
4.2 Vehicle Seat Belt Requirements
A FEW SEAT BELT SYSTEMS ARE NOT SAFE TO USE WITH
THE INFANT RESTRAINT. THE VEHICLE SEAT BELT MUST BE
DESIGNED TO HOLD THE INFANT RESTRAINT TIGHTLY AT
ALL TIMES.
Pay careful attention to these systems; some of the seat belts that
are not safe to use look very much like seat belts that are safe to use.
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4.2.1 UNSAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
LATCH can be used IN PLACE OF the vehicle belt system. Please refer
to vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
DO NOT use any of the following systems to secure the infant restraint.
• Lap Belts with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
This lap belt stays loose and can move until it locks
in a crash or sudden stop.
• Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Retractor
Each strap has a retractor at one end and is attached to
the latch plate at the other end.
• Passive Restraint - Lap Belt with
Motorized Shoulder Belt
• Passive Restraint - Lap or
Shoulder Belt Mounted on Door
DO NOT use vehicle belts that
are attached to the door in any way
or that move along a track to
automatically surround the
passenger when the door is closed.
•
Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
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4.2.2 SAFE Vehicle Belt Systems
THE FOLLOWING BELT SYSTEMS CAN BE USED WITH YOUR
infant RESTRAINT, IF the seat location meets all other requirements
of these instructions and those in your vehicle owner’s manual. LATCH
can be used in place of the vehicle belt system in designated locations.
Please refer to vehicle owner’s manual for LATCH locations.
When using infant restraint without the base, adjust the belt as
described in this section for these types of vehicle seat belts.
Some vehicle lap/shoulder seat belts have a plastic button on the belt.
Do not allow the button to interfere with the belt routing through the
vehicle belt path when installing the seat alone.
•
When buckled, the belt is
tightened manually by pulling on
the belt tail while pushing down
hard on the infant restraint.
Lap Belts - Manually Adjusted
Belt tail
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•
Lap Belts with Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR)
The automatic locking
retractor will not permit the
lap belt to lengthen once it is
buckled. Tighten the belt by
feeding the belt back into the
retractor while pushing down
hard on the infant restraint.
•
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
with Locking Latch Plate
Once it is buckled, this type of
belt has a latch plate that will not
allow the lap portion of the belt to
loosen. Belt is tightened by pulling
hard on the shoulder portion of the
vehicle belt while pushing down
hard on the infant restraint.
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•
Combination Lap/Shoulder This belt has a latch plate that slides
freely along the belt.
Belt with Sliding Latch
Plate
This belt MUST be converted to prevent
movement of the lap portion of the belt.
You must use a locking clip (provided
with the infant restraint) when using the
infant restraint without the base unless
Locking clip your vehicle’s seat belt can be
converted in another way as described
in your vehicle owner’s manual.
To Install Locking Clip:
1. Tighten the buckled belt by pushing down
hard on the infant restraint and pulling hard
on the shoulder belt.
2. While pushing down on the infant restraint,
pinch the two straps together behind the
buckle tongue. Unbuckle the belt
without allowing it to slip.
3. Connect lap and shoulder belts with locking clip as
shown Ê and Ë.
4. Rebuckle belt. Check that lap belt does not
move by pulling and pushing hard on the infant
restraint.
If belt loosens or
lengthens, repeat
procedure.
1
/2 inch
(1 cm)
Ê
Ë
Locking clip goes here,
/2 inch (1 cm) from the buckle
1
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4.3 LATCH Locations
Newer vehicles may have one or more seating positions with LATCH
anchorage systems. If vehicle is equipped with LATCH, the vehicle lower
anchor points may be visible at the vehicle seat crease. If not visible,
they may be marked with the symbol
.
See your vehicle owner’s manual for exact locations, anchor
identification, and requirements for use with an infant restraint.
LATCH lower vehicle anchor points are defined as 11 inches from the
center of one LATCH anchor to the center of another LATCH anchor. If
allowed by your Vehicle Owners Manual, the center seating position may
be used if the anchor spacing is 11” or greater.
Typical seat in a passenger vehicle.
Other vehicle types may have
different LATCH locations or
different markings.
Vehicle Lower
Anchor Points
Vehicle
Seat Crease
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5.0 Features and Components
FRONT VIEW
Handle
Harness
slots
Chest
clip
Harness
straps
Handle
adjustment
button
Hip
slots
Handle
adjustment
button
Vehicle
belt
hook
Crotch
strap slots
Harness
buckle tongues
Harness
adjustment
strap
Harness
adjustment
button
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Harness
buckle
Canopy
REAR VIEW
Release handle
Harness
slots
Attachment
hook
Click
Connect™
attachment
Harness
straps
Hip strap
pins
Locking clip
storage*
Crotch
strap clip
Metal
junction plate
*Locking
Clip
Harness adjustment
strap
The locking clip is stored on the bottom of
the infant restraint. You will need to use it
with certain types of vehicle lap/shoulder
seat belts.
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BASE
LATCH
Connector *
Instruction
manual
storage
LATCH
Adjustment
Belt
Level indicator **
Knob for
Adjustable Foot
Adjustable Foot
LATCH
Storage
United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards have defined a
system for installing car seats in vehicles. The system is called LATCH.
* LATCH may be used IN PLACE of vehicle belt ONLY if vehicle is
equipped with LATCH anchor points. Please refer to vehicle owner’s
manual for LATCH locations.
**Level
Indicator
The level indicator is attached to the side of
the base and indicates whether or
not the infant restraint is properly reclined.
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5.1 Adjusting Handle
1. Press handle adjustment buttons on both sides of handle Ê.
2. Rotate handle until it clicks into any of the
4 positions:
Position A: MUST be used
when carrying by handle,
Position A,B,C,D: may be used in vehicle.
BOTH handle adjustment
buttons must pop out to lock
Carrying A
handle in place Ë.
B
3. Push and pull on the handle
to be sure it is locked firmly in
C
position.
Ê
Ë
Sitting D
5.2 Removing and Attaching Infant Restraint
To remove, squeeze release handle at back of
infant restraint and lift out of base as shown Ì.
To put infant restraint in base, push infant restraint
down until it clicks into base. Pull up on infant
restraint to be sure it is latched firmly into base.
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Ì
5.3 Cold Weather Boot (on certain models, styles vary)
Some models come with a cold weather
boot. To use, slide boot on end of seat and
attach plastic flaps as shown.
5.4 Canopy Attachment

Attach canopy by inserting
canopy bow into slots in canopy
mounts on both sides of infant
restraint as shown .

Pull canopy over back of infant
restraint .
To remove, press button on
canopy mount and pull canopy
bow out of slot, repeat on other
side .

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5.5 Head Support, Body Support and Harness Covers
(on certain models, styles vary)
To prevent ejection in sudden stop or crash:
• Always make sure shoulder straps are
threaded through slots and properly
positioned on shoulders.
• Never allow body support to bunch or fold
behind child.
• Only use head support with bottom 2 sets
of harness slots.
• Make sure that harness covers do not
interfere with placement of the chest clip at
armpit level.
Some infants may need extra support to keep
their head and body in a comfortable position.
Thread the harness through the openings in the
head and body support as shown  and .
MAKE SURE THAT NOTHING INTERFERES
WITH THE HARNESS. Harness must still be flat
and snug against your child’s shoulders.
If your model does not include a body
support, you can use a rolled towel as shown .
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
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6.0 How to Install the Infant Restraint/Base
6.1 Installing the Infant Restraint Without
Base Using Vehicle Belt
You must carefully follow the instructions provided by your
vehicle manufacturer, in addition to the information in this
manual. Before proceeding be sure you have read and
understood section 4, “Choosing an Appropriate
Vehicle Seat Location” on pages 13-19.
Make sure the buckle tongue goes into the correct
buckle Ê. The seat belt should not be twisted
or turned.
Make sure vehicle is on level ground 
so that the level indicator can be used to
properly recline the infant restraint.
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual and
the instructions in “4.2.2 SAFE Vehicle Belt
Systems”, page 16-18, on tightening your
vehicle belt when using the infant restraint
without base.
If a front passenger seat is used (see air bag
warning, page 4), slide the vehicle seat
rearward as far as possible from the
dashboard. If a rear seat is used, make
sure the seat in front of it is moved forward enough and is upright
enough to allow room for the infant restraint.
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
1. Place the infant restraint without base in a rear-facing
position in a vehicle seat.
2. Thread the lap belt or lap portion of a lap/shoulder belt under both
vehicle belt hooks:
Lap/Shoulder
Lap Belt
Belt

3. Buckle the vehicle belt.
4. Tighten the vehicle seat belt.
To create a secure installation, push
down hard with your free hand on
the infant restraint  and pull and
tighten the vehicle belt.
5. Check infant restraint is level: Red level
line on the warning label MUST be
level with the ground .
6. Test infant restraint for secure
installation as described in infant
restraint “Final Safety Check” page 42.
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6.2 Installing the Infant Restraint and
Base Using Vehicle Belt

1. Make sure vehicle is on level ground in
order to get the correct recline position.
2. Place the base
in a rear-facing
position on a
forward-facing
vehicle seat.
Lap/Shoulder
Belt
Lap Belt
3. Buckle the seat belt. Make sure the buckle
tongue goes into the correct buckle . The
seat belt should not be twisted or turned.
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

Ê
4. To create a secure installation, while
pushing down on the base, pull the free
end of the lap belt or the shoulder portion
of the lap/shoulder belt to tighten .

5. Check that belt does not move by pulling
and pushing hard on base with hands near the
vehicle belt path. If belt loosens
or lengthens, repeat procedure.
6. Push the infant restraint down into the base and
make sure that you hear a “click” . Pull up on
the infant restraint to be sure it
is latched securely into the base.
If the infant restraint does not securely latch
into the base, the infant restraint provides NO
protection for your child. DO NOT use the infant
restraint/base if the infant restraint does not
securely latch into the base.
7. Test infant restraint for secure
installation as described in infant
restraint “Final Safety Check” page 42.
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6.3 Using LATCH to Install Base
1. MAKE SURE vehicle is on level ground. Make sure to check your
vehicle owner's manual for LATCH seating
positions.
2. For ease of installation, press button to extend
LATCH to its MAXIMUM LENGTH .

3. Position base in vehicle seat as shown.
4. Make sure LATCH is through vehicle/LATCH
belt path normally used for vehicle seat belt. .
Belt must lie flat and not be twisted.

5. Attach connectors to vehicle lower anchors.
Pull firmly on connectors to be sure they
are attached .
6. Tighten LATCH by pushing down hard on
base and pulling the adjustment belt back
through belt path .
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CLICk!


7. NEVER put two LATCH connectors on one
vehicle LATCH anchor .
8. Test infant restraint for secure installation as
described in infant restraint “Final Safety Check”
page 42.
9. Check that the LATCH stays tight and does not
slip from the tightened position.
10. To remove LATCH, push button while
pulling on the LATCH belt as shown .
11. Press and hold LATCH release hinge .
12. Push connector in, lift connector up and
pull out (away from anchor point) .
13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 for other connector.
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
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6.4 Reclining Infant Restraint/Base
For your child’s safety, it is important that your infant restraint/base be
properly reclined. Attached to the side of your infant restraint is a level
indicator to help properly recline the infant restraint/base on the
vehicle seat.
Failure to properly recline the infant restraint on the vehicle seat
increases the risk of serious injury or death.
If the infant restraint is too upright, a child’s
head may drop forward and cause breathing
problems.
If the infant restraint is too reclined, a crash
could put too much force on a child’s neck and
shoulders.
The infant restraint must be properly reclined
according to the following instructions.
Infant restraint must be properly reclined. Too
upright can result in breathing difficulties.
USING INFANT RESTRAINT ONLY:
1) Red level line on warning label on infant
restraint MUST be level with the ground.
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USING infant RESTRAINT AND
BASE TOGETHER:
1) Vehicle MUST be level with ground to get
correct recline position.
2) Use level indicator on base. When reading
the level indicator on base, view it directly from
side of the indicator.
Check the level indicator. You must look
straight on at the indicator.
WHEN READING THE LEVEL INDICATOR,
Use corrected age for preemies.
- If the indicator shows light blue
in the window, the restraint is
level for infants 0+ months in age.
- If the indicator shows light blue
and dark blue in the window,
the restraint is level for a child
3+ months in age.
3+ months
(meses)
3+ months
(meses)
3+ months
(meses)
- If any RED is showing, child
restraint is NOT level. You must
adjust your recline position.
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Ê
To Adjust Recline on Base:
Turn the knob counter clockwise to the desired
setting to lower the foot Ê.
Turn the knob clockwise to raise the foot Ë.
If there is still red in the level indicator when the
foot is completely extended then raise the foot
and place a rolled towel under the foot Ì until
ONLY blue shows.
Ë
Ì
When using only the infant restraint without
the base, CHECK infant restraint is level with the
ground. Red level line on the warning label (see step  on pg 27) MUST
be level with the ground.
If the infant restraint is resting on the vehicle seat and is still not level
then place a rolled towel under the infant restraint .
Re-adjust the vehicle seat belt as necessary to
secure the infant restraint firmly in the vehicle seat.
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7.0 Using Infant Restraint
7.1 Positioning Harness Straps
FAILURE TO PROPERLY ADJUST THE HARNESS STRAPS FOR
YOUR CHILD INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP, OR
CRASH. The harness straps must be properly adjusted to fit your child
according to the following instructions.
1. Remove infant restraint
from base and rotate handle
down to sitting position.
See “5.1 Adjusting Handle” and
“5.2 Removing and Attaching
Infant Restraint”, page. 23.

2. Place child in seat as shown Ê.
3. Determine which pair of harness slots are even
with or just below your child’s shoulders Ë.
4. If the harness straps must be
adjusted: remove child from infant
restraint and move harness straps
to the proper harness slots by doing
the following:
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Ë
Use harness slots
even with or just below
child’s shoulders
A. Push the harness adjustment button
under the seat flap. Pull the shoulder
straps out to loosen the harness Ì.
B. From behind seat, remove the ends
of the two shoulder straps from the
metal junction plate Í.
C. From front, pull straps through the
harness slots and then reinsert them
through the appropriate slots. Both
Harness adjustment
harness straps must be through the
button
same set of slots in the seat and pad.
D. Depending on the size of your child,
you may need to adjust the harness
straps as shown on page 37.
Reassemble the strap ends onto the metal
junction plate Í.
5. SAFETY CHECK:
a) CHECK that straps are not twisted in front
or back;
b) CHECK that straps are secure by pulling
on harness straps from the front of the seat.
Metal junction
plate
Ì
Í
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Shoulder straps for a SMALLER Baby:
Use the lower 2 sets of harness slots  (if they are even with or just
below your child’s shoulders) and the upper strap loops . The ends
of the straps must hang in front of the metal junction plate as shown
in , not as shown in .


Check that the loops are completely
within junction plate slots .
Check that straps are secure by pulling
on them.


Shoulder Straps for a Larger Baby:
Use top 2 sets of harness slots  and the end strap loops  (if they
are even with or just below your child’s shoulders).

Check that the loops are
completely within junction
plate slots .
Check that straps
are secure by pulling
on them.
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
7.2 Changing the Crotch Strap Position
FOR SMALLER BABIES:
Turn infant restraint over and
push crotch strap clip through
the front crotch slot  and seat
pad. Re-insert clip through the
front of seat pad into the rear
crotch slot and seat as shown.
Crotch strap clip should remain
flat against seat.

Rear slot
REAR OF SEAT
Front slot
For Low Birth Weight Infants
(minimum weight is 4lb.),
shoulder straps should be in the
lowest set of harness slots and
the upper strap loops (see page 37).
FOR LARGER BABIES:
Turn infant restraint over and remove
crotch strap clip by pushing clip
through the rear crotch slot and seat
pad . Re-insert it through the front
of seat pad  into the front crotch slot
and the seat.
Crotch strap clip should remain flat
against seat.

REAR
FRONT
REAR

FRONT
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7.3 Securing Child in the Infant Restraint
Failure to properly secure your child in the infant restraint/carrier
increases the risk of serious injury or death from suffocation or falls,
or in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Even when used only as
a carrier, make sure the harness straps are properly secured.
1. Move infant restraint handle to sitting
position (see page 23).

2. Press button on front of infant restraint and
pull the harness to loosen Ê.

3. Open chest clip by
squeezing both sides and
unbuckle as shown .
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4. Place your child in the infant restraint as
shown in , not . Place the harness
straps around your child.


5. Insert the two buckle tongues into the
harness buckle on the crotch strap. Make
sure that you hear each tongue click
into the buckle .
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
6. Snap chest clip pieces together .

7. Pull on harness adjustment strap to
tighten straps as shown .
CHECK that both straps are flat and
snug on shoulders and thighs.
8. Position chest clip in middle of chest,
level with armpits and away from the
neck .

9. SAFETY CHECK:
a) CHECK that harness straps are not
twisted.
b) CHECK that the harness is snug.
You should not be able to pinch the
harness strap if it is snug. A snug strap
should not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without sagging.
It does not press on the child’s flesh
or push the child’s body into an
unnatural position .
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
Final Safety Check: Every time you drive with
your child,
PUSH DOWN on the top of the infant restraint
slowly but firmly to make sure the vehicle belt
does not lengthen at all and that the vehicle
belt or LATCH is fastened securely around the infant
restraint/base Ê.
Holding the infant restraint Ë or base Ì near
the vehicle belt path, TURN AND PULL the infant
restraint forward and to both sides to make sure
the vehicle belt or LATCH does not lengthen or
loosen and the infant restraint does not easily
move. The infant restraint should not move side
to side or front to back more than 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Ê
Ë
Ì
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8.0 Additional Information
8.1 Airplane Use
When installing in an airplane using the base, install the same way as in
an automobile with a lap only belt. If using the infant restraint only, install
following the same instructions as in an
automobile. Notify the airline ahead of time that
you intend to bring the seat on board.
Use only in forward-facing aircraft seats. Follow
the flight attendants instructions about infant restraint placement. Do not
use this infant restraint if the airplane seat belt does not hold the infant
restraint securely.
8.2 Storing LATCH
1.
For ease of storing, extend
LATCH to its maximum length Ê.
2.
LATCH storage should look
like this when complete .
Ê

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8.3 Cleaning and Maintenance
TO CLEAN SEAT PAD:
1. Unfasten hook and loop patches and plastic flaps
from infant restraint.
Ê
2. Pull out plastic flaps from under infant restraint
lip  and .
3. Unfasten hook and loop tape in seat area of pad
and pull out from around harness hip straps.
4. Refer to your care tag on your seat pad for
washing instructions. NO BLEACH.
Reverse steps to reinstall seat pad. Check that
harness system is not twisted, and pull on harness
system to be sure harness is securely reinstalled.
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
 INFANT RESTRAINT METAL AND PLASTIC PARTS may be cleaned
by wiping with a mild soap and water solution. DO NOT USE BLEACH
OR DETERGENT which may weaken plastic parts.
 HARNESS STRAPS may be spot cleaned or replaced. DO NOT IMMERSE THE HARNESS STRAPS IN WATER. Doing so may weaken
the harness straps. NEVER iron the harness straps.
 IF HARNESS STRAPS have cuts, fraying or become badly twisted, you
MUST replace the straps.
 DO NOT USE INFANT RESTRAINT without seat pad.
 CONTINUOUS USE OF INFANT RESTRAINT MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE SEAT. Use an infant restraint mat, towel
or thin blanket to protect upholstery.
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8.4 Buckle Cleaning Process
Prevent serious injury or death:
• Buckle must be properly latched.
• Periodically inspect and clean buckle to remove objects or debris
that could prevent latching.
1. Turn restraint over, push clip through
crotch strap slot Ê.
2. To clean buckle - place in a cup of warm
water and gently agitate the buckle, press
the red button several times while in
the water . DO NOT SUBMERGE THE
HARNESS WEBBING. DO NOT USE
SOAPS or LUBRICANTS. DO NOT use
household detergents. Never lubricate
buckle.
3. Shake out excess water and allow to air
dry, harness webbing should be dry
before use .
4. Repeat Step 2 and 3 as needed.
5. Re-attach buckle into the desired slot.
Buckle should fasten with a “click”
Re-check harness for correct installation
before use.
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