Booster Car Seat Instruction Manual
• Certified for use in motor vehicles
• Meets or exceeds all aplicable requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 213
Para atención al cliente en
Espanol llame al siguiente
número 1-855-92-KIDDY o log
en www.kiddyusa.com.
Stand 01/2013 USA
(A) booster car seat
(B) shoulder belt
guides
(C) backrest
(D) arm rest
(E) k-fix
connector
(F) shock
absorber
(G) funnels
(P) backside
(H) headrest
(I) shoulder rest
(J) seat
(K) leg extension
(L) release
button
(M) retraction
tab
(Q) height
adjustment
handle
(R) manual box
(E) k-fix Connector
(N) release
mechanism
(O) green
indicator
ENG
Table of contents
1.
Introduction...................................................................... 3
3.
General Safety Warnings.............................................
2.
4.
4.1
4.2
4.3
Recommended use........................................................ 3
4
Choosing a vehicle seating position and
preparing to install the booster car seat................. 6
Vehicle seat location requirements...................................... 6
Incompatible vehicle seat belts............................................ 6
Kiddy k-fix system................................................................. 11
5.
Fitting the booster car seat to your child................ 11
6.
Installing the booster car seat in the vehicle......... 12
7.
Removing the booster car seat secured with k-fix 17
9.
Removing and replacing the covers.........................
Removing the headrest cover..............................................
Removing the shoulder rest cover........................................
Removing the seat cover......................................................
Replacing the cover..............................................................
5.1
5.2
6.1
6.2
6.3
8.
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
10.
Adjusting the headrest height............................................... 11
Adjusting the leg extension.................................................. 12
Installation using k-fix........................................................... 13
Securing your child............................................................... 15
Removing your child............................................................. 17
Use on aircraft................................................................. 18
18
19
19
19
19
10.1
10.2
Instructions for care...................................................... 19
Washing the cover............................................................... 19
Cleaning the plastic parts..................................................... 20
12.
Product registration......................................................
11.
Warranty............................................................................ 20
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‘kiddy cruiserfix pro’ - USA Instruction Manual
1. Introduction
We’re delighted that you have chosen the ‘kiddy cruiserfix pro’ as your
preferred booster child seat. The ‘kiddy cruiserfix pro’ is the latest innovative
product in our child seat line. Our special energy-absorbent design offers the
greatest possible safety in the event of frontal or side crash.
You can use this booster car seat for children weighing 33 to 100 lbs (15 to
45.3 kg) and up to 60 in. (152 cm) and is secured with a vehicle shoulder and
lap belt.
To gain the optimum protection for your child, the booster car seat must be
used exactly as described in this instruction manual.
2. Recommended use
The ‘kiddy cruiserfix pro’ booster car seat has been tested and certified to
FMVSS 213 for use with children who weigh between 33 and 100 pounds
(15.0 and 45.3 kg) and whose height is between 38 and 60 in (96 and 152
cm) (Children approximately 4 to 12 years of age.).
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Child must be at least 33 lbs (15.0 kg) and 38 in. (96 cm) to use this
booster car seat.
• Discontinue use of booster car seat when:
- The child exceeds either 100 lbs (45.3 kg) in weight or 60 in. (152 cm)
in height.
- The top of the child’s ears are above the top of the seat back.
Children must meet ALL of the following criteria to use the booster car seat:
• Weight – 33 to 100 lbs (15.0 to 45.3 kg)
• Height – 38 to 60 in. (60 to 152 cm)
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ENG
3. Genaral Safety Warnings
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Failure to follow the instructions and labels can result in serious injury or
death from ejection or contacting the vehicle interior. Read and follow
the information provided in the instruction manual and product labels
before using this booster car seat.
• Children 33 to 100 lbs (15.0 to 45.4 kg) must use the booster car seat.
• Discontinue use of this booster car seat when child’s weight exceeds
100 lbs (45.4 kg), height exceeds 57 in. (145 cm) or top of ears are
above top of seat back.
• To prevent ejection or injury in a crash, proper adjustment and use is
required.
• Check to make sure the booster car seat is properly adjusted to the size
of your child prior to travel. Do not attempt to make adjustments during travel.
• Make sure that the booster car seat has been installed in the vehicle
according to this operating manual.
• Use only the belt routing described in this manual and on the vehicle
seat labels to secure the child and booster car seat.
• The entire underside of the booster car seat must lie fully on the vehicle
seat. Do not place anything (e.g. cushions) under the booster car seat.
• Secure the child in this booster car seat with only a vehicle lap and
shoulder belt (also called 3-point belt).
• Never use only a vehicle lap belt to secure a child in this booster car seat.
• Make sure that all parts of the booster car seat are properly locked
in place.
• Never leave a child unattended in the booster car seat.
• If you need assistance with installation, please contact kiddy USA
Consumer Services at 1-855-92-KIDDY or consult your vehicle dealer or
manufacturer.
• Prevent burns. Keep the booster car seat out of direct sunlight or cover
with a blanket or towel to prevent heating of the surfaces.
• Always secure the booster car seat with the vehicle’s belts even if no
child is in the booster car seat. An unsecured car seat can injure other
occupants in a crash.
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! WARNING
ENG
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Allow your child to take breaks during longer trips, and be sure that she /
he does not step out of the vehicle into traffic unattended.
• Always check and understand the vehicle’s operating manual regarding
how to use child restraint systems in your vehicle.
• The vehicle seat back must be in the upright position as recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer and locked in position (in vehicles with
fold-down backrests, through-loading facilities etc.).
• NEVER allow a child to play with this booster car seat. This booster car
seat is NOT a toy.
• Discontinue use of this booster car seat if it was used in a crash where
speed exceeded 10 mph. It must be returned to kiddy USA for
inspection and replacement if necessary.
• Discontinue use of this booster car seat after 8 years from the
manufacture date noted on the product.
• Do not use any accessories or parts supplied by other manufacturers.
• Do not make any modifications to the booster car seat; doing so will
reduce its effectiveness in a crash.
• Only transport a child properly secured in the booster car seat. Never
transport parcels or other objects in the booster car seat.
• Improper handling during installation or removal can cause damage to
your vehicle (e.g. paint damage or tears in the seat covers etc.) as well
as to the booster car seat.
• Vehicle seat covers made from materials such as velour, leather etc.
may show wear marks after using your booster car seat.
• You must register your booster car seat to be reached in the event of a
product recall or safety notice. Please take the time to fill out the
registration card and register today. You could also register your product
online:
http://kiddyusa.com/registration_carseat.html
• Always use the child safety locks in your vehicles passenger doors, if
available.
• Make sure that none of the booster car seat's parts are caught in doors
or reclining seats.
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ENG
4. Choosing a vehicle seating position and preparing to install
the booster car seat
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Do not use this booster car seat in a front seating location or seat with
front, side or seatbelt airbag unless recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer in the vehicle owner's manual.
• Always read the vehicle’s owner manual on how to use child restraint
systems/booster car seats in the vehicle or contact your dealer to make
sure that you follow the instructions of the vehicle’s manufacturer.
• Some vehicles have no seating positions which are compatible with this
booster child seat or any other child seat. If in doubt, contact the vehicle
manufacturer for assistance.
• Some types of vehicle belts are NOT compatible with this booster car seat.
• The entire underside of the booster car seat must lie fully on the vehicle
seat. Do not place anything (e.g. cushions) under the booster car seat.
4.1 Vehicle seat location requirements:
According to crash statistics, the National
Highway Traffic Administration recommends
children 12 and under are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seating positions than in
the front seating positions. Use a vehicle rear
seating position whenever possible (Fig. 1).
In vans and minivans it is particularly important
to ensure that the booster car seat installed in
an easily accessible seat in the event that
third-party rescue is required.
Fig. 1
For use in a motor vehicle, please follow the
manufacturer’s recommendations in the
vehicle manual, or contact your vehicle dealer
(Fig. 1).
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ENG
Please familiarize yourself thoroughly with the recommended use of car
seats as described in your vehicle’s owners manual.
This booster car seat MUST be used only with forward-facing vehicle seats. Do
not use this car seat with vehicle seats that face the side or rear of the vehicle.
Vehicle seat belts:
Many seat belt systems are not safe to use with the booster child seat.
The vehicle seat belt must be designed to secure the child tightly at all the
times.
Vehicle belts with top or bottom anchor
points on the vehicle door (Fig. 2)
Fig. 2
Motorized, automatic vehicle belts (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
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ENG
Vehicle belts with top or bottom anchor
points on the vehicle door (Fig. 4)
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Lap-shoulder belts that have a separate
retractor each for the lap section and
shoulder section (Fig. 5)
Lap belts forward of the vehicle seat bight
(Fig. 6)
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ENG
Lap belts that have a retractor that locks
only in case of a sudden stop (emergency
locking retractor or ELR) (Fig. 7)
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Lap-shoulder belts with seat belt buckle
between the lower LATCH anchors when
fixed with k-fix (Fig. 8)
Lap-shoulder belts with lap belt portion
between the lower LATCH anchors when
fixed with k-fix (Fig. 9)
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ENG
Do not install this booster car seat in a vehicle seating position using the
k-fix connectors if:
The seat belt is located between the lower LATCH anchors.
The seat belt buckle is located between the lower LATCH anchors.
An appropriate vehicle three point seat belt will
have:
1. The shoulder belt upper retractor rigidly
fixed to the vehicle frame or vehicle
seat (Fig. 10) and
2. The lap belt rigidly fixed to the vehicle
frame or vehicle seat (Fig. 10).
Fig. 10
Once you have chosen the seating position in the vehicle, place the
booster car seat on the vehicle seat, centered in the position so that the
booster car seat seat back fully contacts the vehicle seat back.
The backrest of this booster car seat is adjustable. It must be adjusted to fit
securely against the backrest of the vehicle seat.
• If the vehicle headrest holds the booster car
seat forward of the vehicle seat back, the
headrest should be adjusted or removed
(Fig. 11).
• If the vehicle seat back angle is adjustable,
adjust it to the upright position to match the
angle of the booster car seat.
Fig. 11
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ENG
4.3 Kiddy k-fix system
The kiddy k-fix system provides additional security by using the lower
anchors of the vehicle LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
system. The booster car seat does not use the top tether attachment.
Kiddy recommends using the k-fix system if possible.
Lower anchors can be found in most vehicles 2003 model year and newer.
Lower anchors may be indicated on the vehicle seat by icons.
Consult your vehicle manual or contact your vehicle dealer or manufacturer
for additional information on locating and using lower anchors.
5. Fitting the booster car seat to your child
5.1 Adjusting the headrest height
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Always adjust headrest to properly fit child’s height after any other seat
adjustments have been made.
The booster car seat headrest can
be adjusted up or down to fit your
child according to his or her
seated height.
The headrest is positioned
correctly when the child’s ears are
at the narrowest area of the
headrest (Fig. 12).
Fig. 12
The shoulder belt guide will be at or slightly above the child’s shoulders.
This will provide the best side impact protection for your child.
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ENG
Fig. 13
1.To adjust the headrest height rotate the
handle out gently and raise or lower the
headrest to position the narrow area of the
headrest in line with the child's ears.
2.Release the headrest height adjustment
handle to lock headrest in position.
3.Check that the headrest is securely locked,
by gently pushing down on headrest.
4.Note that the shoulder rests change position
automatically as the headrest is adjusted to
best fit your child.
5.2 Adjusting the leg extension
Children grow differently. Your child can enjoy
substantially better seating comfort by
adjusting the leg extension.
The leg extension can be adjusted by pushing
or pulling into 4 positions.
Fig. 14
6. Installing the booster car seat in the vehicle
The booster car seat is secured with your child in the vehicle using the
vehicle’s three point seatbelt system.
Additionally, if lower LATCH anchors are available in the chosen vehicle
seating position, the k-fix system can be used for added security.
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! WARNING
ENG
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Use only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt (or 3-point) system when
restraining the child in this booster car seat.
• NEVER use only the k-fix connectors to secure your child in the vehicle.
The vehicle’s three point seatbelt system must be used to secure your
child.
• Some vehicle seating positions will have lower LATCH anchors that will
not align with the booster car seat k-fix connectors. DO NOT use k-fix
connectors if the vehicle lower LATCH anchors do not align properly.
Install the booster car seat using the three point seatbelt only.
• Consult your vehicle manual for specific child restraint system installation
details.
• Only use anchorages in the vehicle that are designated as lower LATCH
anchorages.
6.1 Installation using k-fix:
Fig. 15
1. The guide funnels may allow an easier
installation into your vehicle. Install the guide
funnels onto the lower anchors. Slide the guide
funnel between the vehicle seat bottom and
backrest at the lower anchor locations
(Fig. 15). Note the tall side should be up.
The guide funnel will click into place on the
lower anchor.
CAUTION! Some vehicle lower anchor positions will not allow the guide
funnels to be used. Do not force the guide funnels into position if they will not
slide easily onto the lower anchors. Damage to vehicle upholstery may occur.
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ENG
Fig. 16
Fig. 17
2. Place the booster car seat on the vehicle
seat. To extend the k-fix connectors, press the
release button in the front under the leg
extension (Fig. 16). The k-fix connectors will
automatically extend from the back of the
booster car seat.
3. Test to confirm the connector hooks are
opened by pushing the release mechanisms
forward (Fig. 17).
The green indicators will not be showing when
the hooks are open and ready for installation.
4. Carefully position the booster car seat to
allow the k-fix connectors to slide into the guide
funnels (if used) and slide onto to the lower
anchors. Press firmly to lock the connectors in
place (Fig. 18).
5. If not using the guide funnels, it may be
necessary to rotate the k-fix connectors and
guide them onto the lower anchors.
Fig. 18
Fig. 19
6. When properly secured, the k-fix lock
indicators will show green (Fig. 19).
7. Test to confirm the k-fix connectors are
properly secured. Firmly pull the booster car
seat forward and side to side. Check that both
left and right side k-fix indicators show green.
8. To complete installation using the k-fix connectors, press and hold release
button while pressing the booster car seat towards the vehicle seatback.
The cruiserfix pro is installed and ready to secure your child with the vehicle’s
three point seatbelt as instructed in section ‘6.2 Securing your child’.
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ENG
6.2 Securing your child:
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Use only the vehicle's three point lap and shoulder belt system when
restraining the child in this booster car seat.
• Do not allow child to slouch or slide down under lap belt.
• Do not place shoulder belt under arm or behind back.
• Do not use only a lap belt.
• Discontinue use of this booster car seat if top of child's ears are above
top of seat back.
1. Place the child in the booster car seat with
his or her back flat against the seatback.
2. Pull out vehicle three point lap and shoulder
belt placing belt under the arm rests of the
booster car seat (Fig. 20). Belt path is indicated
by red markings on the booster car seat’s seat
cover.
Fig. 20
20).
3.
Buckle
the
vehicle
seatbelt.
There will be an audible click. Pull the belts to
confirm the buckle is properly fastened (Fig.
4. Pull the shoulder belt of the vehicle belt to
tighten the lap belt (Fig. 21; No. 1+2+3).
5. Place the shoulder belt under the armrest
closest to the buckle (Fig. 21).
Fig. 21
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ENG
6. Slide the upper shoulder belt into the
shoulder belt guide on the booster car seat’s
headrest on the side opposite vehicle buckle
(Fig. 22).
Fig. 22
Fig. 23
7. The shoulder belt is properly positioned
when it is not jammed against the front of the
shoulder belt guide hook (Fig. 23).
8. Pull the shoulder belt towards the vehicle
seatbelt retractor removing all slack from both
lap and shoulder belts (Fig. 24).
Fig. 24
Check that child is properly restrained:
- Lap and shoulder belt must not be twisted and should be snugly adjusted
across the child.
- Lap belt must be snugly adjusted and low on hips, contacting upper thighs.
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ENG
- Shoulder belt snugly adjusted, contacting chest, belt guide at or above
shoulder, and centered on shoulder.
- Child must be sitting upright in booster car seat.
- Vehicle belts must be properly routed under arm rests and through
shoulder belt guide.
- Periodically monitor the vehicle belts. Check that they are not twisted and
that the vehicle buckle is correctly secured.
6.3 Removing your child:
1. Unbuckle the vehicle seat belt.
2. Open the shoulder belt guide. Press
downward on the red shoulder belt guide
(Fig. 25; Step 1) then take the belt out to
the side (Fig. 25; Step 2).
Fig. 25
! WARNING
3. Guide the vehicle belt into the retractor to
prevent twisting.
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• Always secure the booster car seat with the vehicle’s belts even if no
child is in the booster car seat. An unsecured car seat can injure other
occupants in a crash.
7. Removing the booster car seat secured with k-fix:
1. Press and hold release button (L) while
pulling the booster car seat away from the
vehicle seat back (Fig. 26).
Fig. 26
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ENG
2. Open both left and right k-fix connectors (E)
by pressing the release mechanisms (N)
towards the front (past the green lock indicator
(O)) (Fig. 27).
3. When the connectors are open, the
booster car seat is detached from the lower
anchors.
Fig. 27
4. Finally, the k-fix connectors (E) must be
retracted into the seat (J). Hold the release
button (L) (Fig. 28; Step 1) while pulling the
retraction tab (M) until the connectors are
completely inside the seat (Fig. 28; Step 2).
5. Let go of the release button (L) and then the
retraction tab (M).
Fig. 28
8. Use on aircraft
This booster car seat is NOT certified for aircraft use.
Aircraft generally do not have a lap and shoulder belt as
required to use this booster car seat.
9. Removing and replacing the covers
! WARNING
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
• The covers are part of the safety design. Never use your booster car
seat without its original covers.
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9.1 Removing the headrest cover
ENG
The headrest and backrest cover are sewn together as a single unit.
Slide the adjustable headrest (F) up to the highest position.
Free the cover around the height adjustment handle (Q) at the back of the
headrest (H) and below both shoulder belt guides (B). Gently pull the cover
off the headrest (H) from the back towards the front.
9.2 Removing the shoulder rest cover
Slide the adjustable headrest (H) down to the lowest position. Unsnap the
buttons on the rear of the shoulder rests (I). Gently pull the covers off the
shoulder rests from bottom to top.
9.3 Removing the seat cover
The leg extension (K) cover is fastened with elastic. Gently pull the cover off
from one side.
Open the press studs and hook and loop fasteners underneath the leg
extension (K) and at the bottom of the seat (J).
Remove the strap from the backrest (C) and pull the cover off in an upward
motion.
9.4 Replacing the covers
To replace the covers, follow the steps for removing the covers in reverse
order (see sections 9.1 – 9.3).
10. Instructions for care
10.1 Washing the covers
- The covers are machine washable in cold water
and mild soap on the delicate cycle.
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- Do not use bleach, drip dry.
ENG
- Do not spin or place in a tumble dryer.
- The covers are an essential component of the safety
design. Therefore, you should only use original covers
from kiddy USA. If you require replacement covers, you
can order them from kiddy USA.
Fabric care: All of our fabric meets the highest standards regarding colorfastness against UV radiation. Nevertheless, all fabric fades when exposed
to UV radiation. This is not due to defective fabric but to normal wear and
tear, which is not covered by the warranty.
10.2 Cleaning plastic parts
The plastic parts can be cleaned with a mild cleanser or with a damp cloth.
Never use harsh cleansing agents (e.g. solvents or bleach).
11. Warranty
This booster car seat was manufactured by kiddy.
kiddy USA Inc. warrants this product to the original retail purchaser as follows:
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
This product is warranted against defective materials and workmanship for
one year from the date of original purchase. Proof of purchase is required.
Your exclusive path to a claim under this warranty is that kiddy USA Inc. will,
as an option, provide, repair or replace components of this product or refund
the original purchase price of the product. kiddy USA Inc. reserves the right
to discontinue or change fabrics, parts, models or products, or to make
substitutions. To make a claim under this warranty, you must contact ‘kiddy
consumer services’ on tel:1-855-92-KIDDY or write to us using the address
on the back of the booklet. Proof of purchase is required.
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PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE OWNER REGISTRATION CARD
WITHIN (30) DAYS OF PURCHASE OR REGISTER ONLINE
http://kiddyusa.com/registration_carseat.html
LIMITATION OF DAMAGES
The warranty and remedies as set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all
others, oral or written express or implied. In no event will kiddy USA Inc. or
the retailer selling this product be liable to you for any damages, including
incidental or consequential damages, arising from the use this product.
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND OTHER WARRANTY TERMS AND
STATE LAWS
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 or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which
vary from state to state. Neither kiddy USA Inc., nor the retailer selling this
product, authorizes any person to create for it any other warranty, obligation,
or liability in connection with this product.
12. Product registration
FOR YOUR CHILD’S CONTINUED SAFETY
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this
restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address, email address
if available, and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to
kiddy USA, Inc., 685 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City, GA 30269 or call
1-855-92-KIDDY or register online at:
http://kiddyusa.com/registration_carseat.html
For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at
1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153), or go to:
http://www.NHTSA.gov.
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ENG
Although child restraint systems undergo testing and evaluation, it is
possible that a child restraint could be recalled. In case of a recall, we can
reach you only if we have your name and address, so please fill in the
registration form provided or register online to be on our recall list. Register
online at
http://kiddyusa.com/registration_carseat.html
In order to properly register your child restraint system, you will need to
provide the model number, serial number and date of manufacture. This
information is printed on the registration card and can also be found on a
white label located on the bottom of the child restraint system.
This registration is only applicable to child restraint systems purchased in the
United States.
The kiddy team wish you and your child a good and safe
journey at all times.
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kiddy USA, Inc.
685 Dividend Dr.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: 1-855-92-KIDDY
E-mail: info@kiddyusa.com
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