"user manual"
Boulevard 70 CS
TM
User Guide
IMPORTANT: Thoroughly read and follow all instructions before installing
this child seat. Store this user guide in the pocket behind the cover (See
features pages for reference).
Table of Contents
Safety Information........................................................................................2
Warnings................................................................................................................2
Important Notes.....................................................................................................4
Certification............................................................................................................5
Registration............................................................................................................5
Important Child Seat Usage Information.............................................................6
Vehicle Compatibility...................................................................................8
Compatible Vehicle Seat Belts.............................................................................8
Incompatible Vehicle Seat Belts...........................................................................12
Vehicle Seating Positions......................................................................................13
Child Seat Features......................................................................................14
Child Seat Functions....................................................................................16
Click & Safe™ Snug Harness Indicator...............................................................16
Harness Height Adjustment.................................................................................18
Adjusting Buckle Position.....................................................................................19
Fastening the Buckle............................................................................................20
Releasing the Buckle............................................................................................20
Using the Chest Clip ............................................................................................20
Using the Lock-Offs...............................................................................................21
Infant Body Pillow..................................................................................................21
Recline Positions...................................................................................................22
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)...................................24
Using the Lower Connectors................................................................................25
Using the Versa-Tether..........................................................................................26
Rear-Facing Tether Connector Strap...................................................................29
Rear-Facing Installation...............................................................................30
LATCH Installation.................................................................................................30
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation...............................................................................34
Lap Belt Installation...............................................................................................38
Forward-Facing Installation.........................................................................42
LATCH Installation.................................................................................................42
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation...............................................................................46
Lap Belt Installation...............................................................................................50
Aircraft Installation.......................................................................................54
Securing Your Child.....................................................................................55
Care and Maintenance.................................................................................58
Tips and Troubleshooting............................................................................67
Warranty........................................................................................................68
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This product and its components are subject to change without notice.
WARNING!
Section Title
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
• Use only in a rear-facing position when using it with an infant
weighing less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg) OR is less than 1 year of age.
• Use only with children who weigh between 5 and 70 lbs (2.3 – 31.8
kg) and whose height is 49 in. (124.5 cm) or less. Use rear-facing
for children who weigh between 5 and 40 lbs (2.3 – 18.1 kg). Use
forward-facing for children who weigh between 20 and 70 lbs (9.1 –
31.8 kg) AND are at least 1 year of age.
• Snugly adjust the belts provided with this child restraint around your
child. A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a relatively
straight line without sagging. It does not press into the child’s flesh
or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
• Secure the top anchorage strap provided with this child seat.
• Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint anchorage
system if available, or with a vehicle seat belt.
• Follow all instructions on this child restraint and in the written
instructions located in the pocket behind the cover.
• Register your child restraint with the manufacturer.
• This child restraint may change recline position during impact when
installed rear facing. Do not allow anything in the vehicle to restrict
the ability of the child restraint to change adjustment position. This
could cause the child restraint not to perform as intended.
• This child seat must be reclined to position 3 when installed rear facing.
• Use the inner buckle slot when installed rear-facing.
• Use the outer buckle slot when installing the child seat forward-facing
with a child weighing 30 lbs (13.6 kg) and above or if the buckle is
under the child in the inner position.
• When installing in forward-facing mode this child seat must be in
position 1 or position 2.
• HUGS™ chest pads must be used in forward-facing mode. Removal
of HUGS is optional only for rear-facing mode.
• To prevent injury due to deterioration or hidden damage, discontinue
use of this child seat if it is older than seven years or has been in
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Section Title
a moderate or severe crash (see page 4). See Serial Number and
Manufactured Date Label on child seat (page 15).
• This child seat must not be used in the home, in boats, or other noncertified applications.
• Based on crash statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) recommends that parents select the back
seat as the safest location for a properly installed child seat. Please
study Vehicle Seating Positions on page 13 to ensure your child’s
safety and consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Secure this child seat even when it is not occupied. In a crash, an
unsecured child seat may injure vehicle occupants.
• When using in a vehicle with air bags, refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for child seat installation instructions and precautions.
• Never use the harness adjuster strap to lift or carry this child seat.
Doing so could cause damage to harness adjuster and webbing.
Always carry this child seat by its shell or tether straps.
• The primary protection for occupants of a vehicle in a collision is the
body of the vehicle itself; a child seat will not protect a child when
a vehicle is seriously impacted. However, correctly installed, a child
seat will substantially improve chances for survival in most crashes.
Make sure all users fully understand the correct ways to use this
child seat in a vehicle.
• Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for their lower
anchors. Use vehicle seat belt (not lower connectors) for
installations with children who weigh more than the vehicle
lower anchor limit. Unless specified otherwise by the vehicle
manufacturer, assume a 40 lb (18.1 kg) child is the vehicle lower
anchor limit.
• The use of non-Britax Child Safety, Inc., covers, inserts, toys,
accessories, or tightening devices is not approved by Britax. Their
use could cause this child seat not perform as intended in a crash.
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Safety Information
Important Notes
• Verify that the child seat is securely installed and the harness is
properly adjusted around the child each time the child seat is used.
• Discontinue use of this child seat if it has been in a moderate or
severe crash. It is not necessary to replace a car seat after a minor
crash defined by NHTSA as:
* The vehicle is driveable from the crash site.
* The vehicle door nearest the child seat was not damaged.
* No vehicle occupants were injured.
* There is no visible damage to the child seat.
* The airbags (if present) did not deploy.
• Adjust the harness to fit the clothes the child is wearing. Remove
bulky coats and/or jackets before putting the child in child seat.
• Cover the child seat when the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight.
Metal parts of child seat could become hot enough to burn a child.
• Store the child seat in a safe place when it is not being used. Avoid
placing heavy objects on top of it.
• Do not leave children alone in a vehicle, even for a short time.
• Do not, except as described in this booklet, attempt to disassemble
any part of the child seat or change the way the harness or vehicle’s
seat belts are used.
• Do not leave loose objects, e.g. books, bags, etc., in the back of
a vehicle. In the event of a sudden stop, loose objects will keep
moving, potentially causing serious injuries.
• Do not leave folding vehicle seats unsecured or unlatched. In the
event of a sudden stop, a loose seat back could cause the child seat
not to perform as intended.
• Do not allow children to play with this child seat.
• Do not use anything to raise the child seat off vehicle seat except as
described in these instructions. In a crash, this could cause the child
seat not to perform as intended.
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Safety Information
Certification
This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards. This Restraint is Certified For Use in
Motor Vehicles and Aircraft.
Registration
Child seats can be recalled for safety reasons. You must register
this child seat to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address,
and the child seat’s model number and manufacturing date to
Britax Child Safety, Inc. P.O. Box 91167 Allentown, PA 18109-9925,
or call 1-888-4BRITAX, or register online at www.BritaxUSA.com/
registration. 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.
For your convenience, record all the information about your
child seat below. Refer to the Serial Number & Manufactured
Date Label for all information, see page 15.
Serial Number:___________________________________
Batch Number:___________________________________
Date of Manufacture:______________________________
Discontinue Use After:_____________________________
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Safety Information
Safety Information
Forward-Facing: 20 – 70 lbs (9.1 – 31.8 kg) and at least 1 year of age
Important Child Seat Usage Information
All infants must ride rear-facing at least until they have reached
1 year of age and weigh 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
Britax advises that parents strongly consider the following when
using this child seat.
• Children should be secured with a harness system until they exceed
the weight or height limits specified.
• Infant positioning insert may be necessary for small infants to achieve a
snug fit of the harness around your child. Infant positioning insert sold
separately.
• Britax recommends that children ride rear-facing to the highest weight
or height specified.
WARNING! REAR-FACING use of this child seat is ONLY for
children who meet ALL of the requirements below. If the child cannot
be secured within these requirements because they are too small, use
of the infant positioning insert or selection of a different child seat (such
as an infant car seat) may be required. If the child cannot be secured
within these requirements because the child is too large, review the
forward-facing guidelines on page 7.
Rear-Facing: 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 – 18.1 kg)
Use rear-facing with children:
• who weigh between 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 –
18.1 kg) and
• when the top of the child’s head is at
least 1 in. (2.5 cm) below the top of the
child seat shell (Fig. A) and
• when the harness straps are at or slightly
below the child’s shoulders (Fig. A).
1
2. in
5 ch
cm
Use forward-facing only with children:
• who are at least one year of age and
• who weigh between 20 – 70 lbs (9.1 – 31.8 kg) and
• who are 49 in. (124.5 cm) or less in height and
• when the top of the child’s ears are below the top of the child
seat shell and
• when the harness straps are at or above the child’s shoulders,
parallel to level ground (Fig. B).
IMPORTANT: When using position 2, it may be necessary to adjust
the harness to a higher position than when the seat is in position 1.
See Harness Height Adjustment on page 18.
Above Shoulder Level
Below Shoulder Level
Position 1
Position 2
Shoulder Level
A
Rear-Facing
IMPORTANT: See Harness Height Adjustment on page 18.
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WARNING! FORWARD-FACING use of this child seat
is ONLY for children who meet ALL of the requirements below.
If the child cannot be secured within these requirements
because they are too large, another type of child seat (such
as a booster) may be required. If the child cannot be secured
within these requirements because the child is too small,
review the rear-facing information on page 6.
b
Forward-Facing Harness Height
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
Compatible Vehicle Seat Belts
NOTE: The information in this section only applies to installation
with vehicle seat belts.
Vehicle seats and seat belts differ from vehicle to vehicle. Refer to
your vehicle owner’s manual for specific information about your
vehicle seat belts and their use with child seats.
Lap-Shoulder (3-Point) Belt
1. ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor) with Sliding Latch Plate
a Has a latch plate that freely
slides along the vehicle seat
belt webbing.
Latch
plate
b
Has a retractor that stops the
belt from being pulled out
again once the belt webbing
has been pulled out at least
24 in. (61 cm).
c
Tightens by feeding the
belt webbing back into the
retractor.
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2. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) with Locking Latch Plate
a Has a latch plate that locks
the vehicle belt.
* This type of latch plate locks
the vehicle belt when the
vehicle belt and latch plate
lie flat. When using this
type of vehicle belt with a
child seat, ensure the latch
plat and vehicle belt lie flat
against the child seat or
the vehicle belt may remain
unlocked.
b
Latch
plate
Has a retractor that locks
only in an emergency
situation such as sudden
stop or crash.
3. Switchable Retractor in ALR Mode with Sliding Latch Plate
a Has a latch plate that freely
slides along the vehicle seat
belt webbing.
Latch
plate
b Has a retractor that can be
switched to function as an
ALR. Pull the belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
automatic locking function.
* To use a child seat with this
type of vehicle seat belt, you
will need to switch to the
ALR mode or use child seat
lock-offs.
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
4. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) with a Sliding Latch Plate
a
b
c
Has a latch plate that freely
slides along the vehicle
seat belt webbing.
Has a retractor that locks
only in an emergency
situation such as sudden
stop or crash.
Tightens by feeding the
belt webbing back into the
retractor.
IMPORTANT: This belt type requires
the use of the lock-offs built into the
seat for rear- and forward-facing
installations. See page 21 for information on using the lock-offs.
Lap Belt
5. ALR (Automatic Locking Retractor)
a
6. Locking Latch Plate
a
Has a latch plate that is
sewn into the webbing.
Has a latch plate that
prevents the webbing from
becoming loose.
Latch
plate
b
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Has a retractor that stops the
belt from being pulled out
again once the belt webbing
has been pulled out at least
24 in. (61 cm).
Latch
plate
b
Tightens by pulling on the
belt webbing.
Adjuster
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Vehicle Compatibility
Vehicle Compatibility
Incompatible Vehicle Seat Belts
Vehicle Seating Positions
WARNING! The following types of vehicle seat belts are NOT
compatible with this child seat. If any of the belt types listed below are
in the chosen seating position, choose another vehicle seating position
or check your vehicle owner’s manual for information on installing a car
seat in your vehicle.
1 Lap-shoulder belts
2 Motorized,
3 Lap-shoulder
4 Inflatable lap-
5 Lap belts forward
6 Lap belts with a
with top or bottom
anchor points on
the vehicle door.
shoulder belts.
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automatic vehicle
seat belts.
of the vehicle seat
bight.
belts that have a
separate retractor
each for the
lap section and
shoulder section.
WARNING!
DO NOT place child seat rear-facing in the
front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
air bag unless deactivated. DEATH or
SERIOUS INJURY can occur. See your
vehicle owner’s manual for child seat
installation instructions. The back seat is
the safest place for children 12 and under.
Some vehicles have no seating positions which are compatible
with this child seat. If in doubt, contact the vehicle manufacturer
for assistance.
Forward-facing vehicle seats MUST be used with this child
seat. Side-facing or rear-facing seats CANNOT be used. See
the diagram below.
sewn-in latch plate
that have a retractor
that locks only in case
of a sudden stop.
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Child Seat Features
Child Seat Features
1
1
2
22
3
23
4
13
14
5
6
15
16
17
18
19
7
8
9
10
11
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Cover
Harness Height Adjuster
Head Restraint
Comfort Pads
Infant Body Pillow
Harness Holder
Lower Connector Bar
Lower Connector Strap
(LATCH component)
9 Lower Connector Adjuster
Release Button (LATCH
component)
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30
20
21
10 Lower Connector Adjuster
(LATCH component)
11 Lower Connector Release
Button (LATCH component)
12 Lower Connector (LATCH
component)
13
User Guide Storage (in
pocket behind cover)
14 HUGS™ (Harness Ultra Guard
System) Chest Pads
15 Chest Clip
16 Harness Buckle
24
25
26
27
28
31
32
6
33
29
34
17 Belly Pad
18 Harness Adjuster
Lever (under cover)
19 Click & Safe™ Snug Harness
Indicator (under cover)
20 Harness Adjuster Strap
21 Recline Adjustment Handle
22 Shell
23 Serial Number & Manufactured
Date Label
24 Harness Slots
25 Forward-Facing Belt Slot
26 Forward-Facing Lock-Offs (Red
– under cover on front of shell)
27 Rear-Facing Lock-Offs (Blue –
under cover on front of shell)
28 Rear-Facing Belt Slot
29 Base
30 Versa-Tether® (Top Anchorage
Strap - LATCH component)
31 Harness Yoke
32 Harness Straps
33 Lower Connector Storage
34 Versa-Tether® Carry Clip
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Click & Safe™ Snug Harness Indicator
important: See pages 55 – 57 for detailed instructions on
securing your child.
The Click & Safe™ is an audible indicator to help determine when
the child seat harness is within range of appropriate snugness. The
Click & Safe™ is a secondary feature. Parents should be aware
of what amount of snugness is appropriate in the harness. The
harness should have a comfortable but snug fit around the child. A
snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a relatively straight
line without sagging. It does not press on the child’s flesh or push
the child’s body into an unnatural position. You should not be able
to pinch excess.
The Click & Safe™ is designed to sense tension when the adjuster
strap is pulled. Ensure all slack has been removed from the
child’s hips and that the harness straps are correctly positioned
at the child’s shoulders so the Click & Safe™ will provide the most
accurate reading. Follow the steps below to tighten the harness.
To tighten the harness:
1 Remove any bulky clothing from your child before tightening
the harness.
1
2. in
5 ch
cm
Rear-Facing
2
16
3
4
5
Remove slack in the harness from around child’s upper thighs.
Remove slack in the harness between the HUGS™ chest pads
and buckle.
Pull the harness adjuster strap
until a click is heard. The
Click & Safe™ indicator will
click when the harness is
within range of appropriate
snugness.
Checklist
99Check that the harness is buckled and secure.
99Check that the harness is snug and you can not pinch excess.
NOTE: If there is still slack in the harness, return to step 1 then pull
the adjuster strap again until another click indicates a snug harness.
It may be necessary to double check to confirm that the harness is
within range of appropriate snugness. Always confirm a snug fit by
attempting to pinch excess webbing.
Forward-Facing
Check for proper harness height.
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Harness Height Adjustment
1
Adjusting Buckle Position
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
IMPORTANT:
b
• ALWAYS position the buckle in the
ADJUSTMENT
inner slot for rear-facing use.
SLOT
• The vehicle belt must pass in front of
the buckle strap for rear-facing use.
• NEVER leave the buckle in the
adjustment slot.
• Use the outer buckle slot when installing the child seat forwardfacing with a child weighing 30 lbs (13.6 kg) and above or if the
buckle is under the child in the inner position.
a
2
Squeeze the harness height
adjuster, slide the harness
into the desired position and
release.
* Ensure the harness has locked
into position.
NOTE: In rear-facing mode, always position the harness straps at or
below your child’s shoulders. See page 6.
In forward-facing mode, always position the harness straps at or
above your child’s shoulders. See page 7.
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1
Unbuckle the harness. Remove
the belly pad and push the
buckle through the cover.
3
Slide the buckle retainer into
the buckle slot, and ensure the
red release button faces out.
2
Turn the buckle webbing
and slide it between buckle
positions.
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Fastening the Buckle
Releasing the Buckle
Using the Lock-Offs
IMPORTANT: Both parts of the lock-off must be opened to secure a
vehicle belt.
To Open:
LOCKING
TAB
Insert one tongue at a time into
the buckle.
NOTE: Proper connection is
confirmed with an audible click
after inserting each buckle
tongue.
Press the release button and
pull the tongues from the
buckle.
NOTE: Periodically clean
the buckle to ensure proper
operation. See Page 64.
Using the Chest Clip
To Close:
LOCKING
TAB
1
CLAMP
CLAMP
2
1
2
1 Pull the locking tab up
2 Pull the clamp down
1 Push the clamp up
2 Push the locking tab down
until locked
Infant Body Pillow
The infant body pillow is
designed to provide better fit
and comfort for infants using
this child seat. Fold the flaps in
for additional side support.
1
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Open the chest
clip.
a Press tabs
b Pull apart
2 Push together to fasten.
NOTE: Always position the chest clip at
armpit level.
NOTE: Remove the infant body pillow after child can sit comfortably in
the child seat without additional support.
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Recline Positions
Forward-Facing
This child seat has 3 positions. To adjust, pull the recline handle then rotate
the child seat shell into the desired position. Release the recline handle,
then verify the child seat has locked into position.
NOTE: Set the recline position BEFORE installing.
IMPORTANT: In forward-facing installations, it is important that the base of
the child seat rests completely flat on the vehicle seat. As illustrated below,
it is permissible to allow up to 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base to hang
over the edge of the vehicle seat. Some vehicle seats do not allow enough
of the child seat base to contact the vehicle seat. If this is the case, adjust
the recline angle to a more upright position. Not doing so could cause the
child seat not to perform as intended.
90°
0°
Position 1
90°
0°
Position 2
Rear-Facing
When installed in the rear-facing position, the child
seat should be reclined at least 30˚from vertical
for children and up to 45˚ from vertical for infants
unable to maintain head and neck control (not
to exceed 45˚) when the car is parked on a level
surface. When installing the seat in rear-facing
mode, recline the seat to position 3 and use the
guide line on the child seat to help achieve an
acceptable recline angle for rear-facing installations.
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90
0
Position 3
UP TO 3 INCHES
OF OVERHANG
ACCEPTABLE
Acceptable overhang
OVER 3 INCHES
OF OVERHANG
NOT ACCEPTABLE
Unacceptable overhang
Warning: In some cases, the vehicle
head restraint can prevent the child seat head
restraint from being raised high enough to properly
adjust the harness for the fit of your child when using
a forward facing reclined position. DO NOT force
the child seat head restraint past the vehicle head
restraint. Doing so could cause the child seat not to
perform as intended. If the location of the vehicle
head restraint interferes with the child seat head
restraint, raise or remove the vehicle head restraint. If the vehicle head
restraint cannot be removed, move the child seat to the upright position or
try a different seating location.
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
The Versa-Tether can indicate when the child seat has been in a
moderate or severe crash (see page 4) and replacement of the
child seat is necessary.
Figure 1 shows the tether when
the child seat is acceptable for
continued use (provided the child
seat has not been involved in a
crash). The colored stitching will
be intact hidden behind the black
foam.
Figures 2 and 3 show examples
of when the child seat is
unacceptable for continued use.
If one or both of the loops have
pulled through the back of the
shell and/or any of the colored
stitching has ripped, the child seat
is no longer acceptable for use.
IMPORTANT: Discontinue use of
child seat if it has been involved
in a moderate or severe crash,
regardless of whether the loops
have pulled through the back
side of the shell and the colored
stitching has been ripped.
TETHER HIDDEN BEHIND
FOAM WHEN UNDAMAGED
1
FRONT OF SEAT
(COVER REMOVED)
Rear-Facing Tether Connector Strap
Because every vehicle model is different, a
location to anchor the tether for rear-facing
installations may vary. Use the rear-facing tether
connector strap to assist in creating an anchor
point.
1 Find a fixed location in the vehicle that is
bolted to the floor.
* If you cannot find a location to create an anchor point, contact the
vehicle manufacturer to identify a tether connection point.
2
3
4
5
Route the strap through the anchor point.
Thread the metal D-ring through the loop on the end of the
strap.
Pull the metal D-ring through until the strap is tight.
Use the D-ring as an
attachment point for the tether.
2
NOTE: Store the tether connector strap in the tether pouch when
not in use.
3
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Using the Lower Connectors
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children or LATCH, is a system
available on this child seat that offers an alternative to vehicle
seat belt installation methods. See pages 14 and 15 for LATCH
components on this child seat.
Where to find the Lower Connectors
The lower connectors are located in the back of the base of the
child seat. Store the connectors in the slots when not in use.
LATCH SYSTEM ANCHOR LOCATIONS
To remove the lower connector from the storage slot or lower
anchor:
1 Press and hold the red release
button.
2
Tether
Anchor
Lower LATCH
Anchors
The figure above shows typical locations for lower anchors and
tether anchors in a vehicle. Check your vehicle owner’s manual to
learn if it is equipped with LATCH, the maximum weight rating for
the lower anchors, and for information on the lower anchor locations
and seating positions available for use with this child seat.
Standard vehicle seat spacing between LATCH anchors is 11 inches
(27.9 cm). This child seat can be used in a seating position with up
to 20 inches (50.8 cm) of space between the LATCH anchors if the
vehicle manufacturer allows.
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Pull the lower connector
from the storage slot or lower
anchor.
To attach the lower connector to
the storage slot or lower anchor:
Firmly push the lower connector
into the slot or lower anchor until a
click is heard.
Top
NOTE: The lower connectors store
top down in the slots.
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Child Seat Functions
Child Seat Functions
IMPORTANT: The Versa-Tether® carry clip is only for
Using the Versa-Tether
Warning:
• Attach the Versa-Tether only to tether anchors identified by your
vehicle manufacturer as tether anchorage points. Only use the
designated tether anchor for each seating position.
• If your vehicle does not currently have a tether anchor attachment,
refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact your vehicle man­u­
fac­tur­er for assistance. DO NOT modify your vehicle without advice
from your vehicle manufacturer.
• Store the Versa-Tether in the pouch on the back of the child seat
when not in use. DO NOT install the child seat with the Versa-Tether
attached to the carry clip.
Tether anchor locations vary from vehicle to vehicle.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual and look for
the tether anchor symbol shown in the diagram to
help identify where the top tether anchor points are
located in your vehicle. Britax recommends that the
tether be used at all times when installing the child
seat. Using the tether will improve the stability of
your child seat and reduce the risk of injury. See the
diagrams below for possible rear and forward facing
Versa-Tether installation configurations.
use when you wish to carry the child seat between
locations. Do not install the child seat with the VersaTether attached to the carry clip. Secure the excess
Versa-Tether webbing in the elastic strap during use.
Store the Versa-Tether in the storage pouch when not in
use. Always ensure any excess webbing is contained
within your vehicle.
To attach the Versa-Tether to the carry clip or tether anchor:
1
Firmly press the hook over
the carry clip or tether
anchor point.
2
Pull the loose end of the
webbing to remove slack from
the Versa-Tether.
NOTE: When using as a carry strap, tighten until the strap is comfortable to carry.
To remove the Versa-Tether from the carry clip:
a
b
OR
OR
1
Rear-Facing
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Rear-Facing
Forward-Facing
Loosen the Versa-Tether.
a Tilt the lock up
b Pull the tether webbing
2
Remove the Versa-Tether®
hook from the carry clip.
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Rear-Facing Installation
Rear-Facing Installation
LATCH Installation
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle has lower anchors.
* Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for their lower
anchors. Use vehicle belt (not lower connectors) for installations
with children who weigh more than the vehicle lower anchor limit.
Unless specified otherwise by the vehicle manufacturer, assume a
40 pound (18.1 kg) child is the vehicle lower anchor limit.
• Remove the lower connectors from the storage slots in the
base. Press the adjuster release button and pull the strap to full
length. Repeat for the second strap.
• This child seat must be reclined to position 3 when
installed rear-facing.
* When properly installed in the rear-facing
position, the back angle of the child seat
should be at least 30˚ for children and up
to 45˚ from vertical for infants unable to
maintain head and neck control (not to
exceed 45˚) when the car is parked on a
level surface. Use the blue line as a guide
to achieve the proper recline angle for
rear-facing installations. The blue line will be
parallel to the ground when the child seat angle is at the center
of the angle range (30 – 45˚). If necessary, the proper recline
angle can be achieved by placing a rolled towel or pool noodle
in the vehicle seat bight.
Install with LATCH as shown above.
• Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. See page 26 for possible rear-facing
tether configurations.
30
31
Rear-Facing Installation
1
2
Place the child seat on the
vehicle seat.
Firmly press the lower
connectors onto the adjacent
lower anchors.
• A click confirms attachment.
• Verify that the lower connector
strap is not twisted.
Rear-Facing Installation
1
Check that the
child seat is
reclined to position 3
TIP: You may need to turn the front
of the child seat towards you
for easier access to the lower
anchors.
NOTE: If a click is not heard when
connecting either lower connector,
the lower connector strap may be
twisted, or there may be debris in
the lower connector. Correct either
situation before continuing with the
installation process.
3
4
32
Push the child seat into the
vehicle seat while pulling
each lower connector strap to
tighten.
Rear-facing installations can
be improved by the use of
the Versa-Tether (see pages
26 – 29).
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back or
side to side) at the belt path
2
Check lower
connector
attachments
Checklist
3
99 Check that all connections are secure.
99 Check that the lower connector straps are not twisted.
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat installation and ensure all slack is removed from the vehicle belt
or use a different seating location.
99 Check that the back angle of the child seat is 30º – 45º from vertical (not
to exceed 45º) when the car is parked on a level surface.
* If necessary, the proper recline angle can be achieved by
placing a rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
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Rear-Facing Installation
Rear-Facing Installation
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle belt is compatible for use with child
seats. See pages 8-13 for more information.
* If your vehicle seat belt system includes a locking feature,
use of the lock-offs is not required as long as the vehicle seat
belt system is locked. Check your vehicle owner’s manual
to determine how to lock your vehicle seat belt system when
installing a child restraint.
• This child seat must be reclined to position 3 when
installed rear-facing.
* When properly installed in the rear-facing
position, the back angle of the child seat
should be at least 30˚ for children and up
to 45˚ from vertical for infants unable to
maintain head and neck control (not to
exceed 45˚) when the car is parked on a
level surface. Use the blue line as a guide to
achieve the proper recline angle for rearfacing installations. The blue line will be parallel to the ground
when the child seat angle is at the center of the angle range (30
– 45˚). If necessary, the proper recline angle can be achieved by
placing a rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
• Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. See page 26 for possible rear-facing
tether configurations.
34
Install with lap-shoulder belt as shown above.
important: The harness buckle strap should lie toward
the back of the child seat during installation.
35
Rear-Facing Installation
1
2
3
4
5
Rear-Facing Installation
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
Remove the body pillow,
unbuckle the harness, and
remove the belly pad.
Pull the head restraint cover up,
then pull the seat cover forward
while pulling the buckle through to
access the rear-facing belt path.
Open both lock-offs (blue).
a Pull the locking tab up
b Pull the clamp down
Route the vehicle belt through the
rear-facing belt slots, then buckle.
Do NOT pre-tension the top
(shoulder) part of the vehicle belt.
Pull slack through the lock-off
toward the vehicle belt retractor.
9 Rear-facing installations can be
improved by the use of the VersaTether (see page 26 – 29).
10 Replace the cover and belly pad.
8
b
a
b
a
LOCKING
TAB
Check that the
child seat is
reclined to position 3
CLAMP
TIP: Ensure the vehicle belt is not twisted.
Remove excess slack from the bottom
(lap) part of the vehicle belt before
closing the lock-offs.
6
Ensure that both parts of the
vehicle belt are routed through
each lock-off, then close the
lock-offs.
a Push the clamp up
b Push the locking tab down until
locked
7
36
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back or
side to side) at the belt path
Check buckle
connection
Checklist
5
Push the child seat into the vehicle
seat while pulling the top (shoulder)
part of the belt between the lockoffs (pull away from the buckle) to
remove slack.
TIP: The shoulder part of the vehicle belt
must be on top when removing slack
8
7
99 Check that the vehicle belt is securely fastened.
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side more
than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure, repeat
installation and ensure all slack is removed from the vehicle belt or use a
different seating location.
99 Check that the back angle of the child seat is 30º – 45º from vertical (not to
exceed 45º) when the car is parked on a level surface.
* If necessary, the proper recline angle can be achieved by placing a
rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
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Rear-Facing Installation
Rear-Facing Installation
Lap Belt Installation
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle belt is compatible for use with child
seats. See pages 8-13 for more information.
• This child seat must be reclined to position 3 when
installed rear-facing.
* When properly installed in the rear-facing
position, the back angle of the child seat
should be at least 30˚ for children and up
to 45˚ from vertical for infants unable to
maintain head and neck control (not to
exceed 45˚) when the car is parked on a
level surface. Use the blue line as a guide to
achieve the proper recline angle for rearfacing installations. The blue line will be parallel to the ground
when the child seat angle is at the center of the angle range (30
– 45˚). If necessary, the proper recline angle can be achieved by
placing a rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
• Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. See page 26 for possible rear-facing
tether configurations.
Install with lap belt as shown above.
important: The harness buckle strap should lie toward
the back of the child seat during installation.
38
39
Rear-Facing Installation
1
2
3
Rear-Facing Installation
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
Remove the body pillow,
unbuckle the harness, and
remove the belly pad.
b
a
Check that the
child seat is
reclined to position 3
Pull the head restraint cover up,
then pull the seat cover forward
while pulling the buckle through to
access the rear-facing belt path.
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back or
side to side) at the belt path
Route the vehicle seat belt
through the rear-facing belt slots,
then buckle.
TIP:Ensure the vehicle belt is not
twisted.
4
Check buckle
connection
Checklist
4
5
Push the child seat into the vehicle
seat while removing slack (see
pages 8 - 11).
6
Rear-facing installations can be
improved by the use of the VersaTether (see page 26 – 29).
7
Replace the cover and belly pad.
40
5
99 Check that the vehicle belt is securely fastened.
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat installation and ensure all slack is removed from the vehicle belt
or use a different seating location.
99 Check that the back angle of the child seat is 30º – 45º from vertical (not
to exceed 45º) when the car is parked on a level surface.
* If necessary, the proper recline angle can be achieved by
placing a rolled towel or pool noodle in the vehicle seat bight.
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Forward-Facing Installation
Forward-Facing Installation
LATCH Installation
Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether)
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle has lower anchors.
* Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for their
lower anchors. Use vehicle belt (not lower connectors) for
installations with children who weigh more than the vehicle
lower anchor limit. Unless specified otherwise by the vehicle
manufacturer, assume a 40 pound (18.1 kg) child is the vehicle
lower anchor limit.
• Remove the lower connectors from the storage slots in the
base. Press the adjuster release button and pull the lower
connector strap to full length. Repeat for the second strap.
• Remove the Versa-Tether from the pouch and place it up
and over the child seat back.
* Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. Only attach the Versa-Tether to anchor
points designated to the chosen seating position as indicated
by your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Select position 1 or 2 and place the child seat forwardfacing on the vehicle seat.
* Ensure that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base
hangs over the edge of the vehicle seat. See page 23 for more
information.
42
Install with LATCH as shown above.
WARNING!
• Your child seat may not perform as intended if the base of the child
seat is not flat on the vehicle seat.
• This child seat must not be used forward-facing for children less
than one year of age OR who weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• Some vehicle head restraints may
obstruct the harness adjuster from
reaching the highest position. If this
is the case, you may need to raise or
remove the vehicle head restraint. DO
NOT force the child seat head restraint
past the vehicle head restraint. Doing so
could cause the child seat not to perform
as intended.
43
Forward-Facing Installation
1
2
Forward-Facing Installation
Place the child seat on the
vehicle seat.
Firmly press the lower
connectors onto the adjacent
lower anchors.
Check Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) attachment
• A click confirms attachment.
• Verify that the lower connector
strap is not twisted.
TIP: You may need to turn the back
of the child seat towards you for
easier access to the vehicle lower
anchors.
NOTE: If a click is not heard when
connecting either lower connector, the
lower connector strap may be twisted,
or there may be debris in the lower
connector. Correct either situation
before continuing with the installation
process.
3
4
5
1
2
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back
or side to side) at the belt path
3
Push the child seat into the
vehicle seat while pulling
each lower connector strap to
tighten.
Attach and remove slack from
the Versa-Tether.
Store excess webbing in the
elastic strap.
Check lower
connector attachments
Checklist
4
5
44
Check that no more than
20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm)
of the base hangs over the
edge of the vehicle seat
Check that Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) webbing is
stored in the elastic strap
99 Check that all connections are secure.
99 Check that the lower connector straps are not twisted.
99 Check that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base hangs
over the edge of the vehicle seat.
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat installation and ensure all slack is removed from the lower
connector straps or use a different seating location.
99 Check that any excess Versa-Tether® webbing is contained within your
vehicle and secured in the elastic strap.
45
Forward-Facing Installation
Lap-Shoulder Belt Installation
Forward-Facing Installation
Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether)
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle belt is compatible for use with child
seats. See pages 8-13 for more information.
* If your vehicle seat belt system includes a locking feature,
use of the lock-offs is not required as long as the vehicle seat
belt system is locked. Check your vehicle owner’s manual
to determine how to lock your vehicle seat belt system when
installing a child restraint.
• Remove the Versa-Tether from the pouch and place it up
and over the child seat back.
* Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. Only attach the Versa-Tether to anchor
points designated to the chosen seating position as indicated
by your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Select position 1 or 2 and place the child seat forwardfacing on the vehicle seat.
* Ensure that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base
hangs over the edge of the vehicle seat. See page 23 for more
information.
46
Install with lap-shoulder belt as shown above.
WARNING!
• Your child seat may not perform as intended if the base of the child
seat is not flat on the vehicle seat.
• This child seat must not be used forward-facing for children less
than one year of age OR who weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• Some vehicle head restraints may
obstruct the harness adjuster from
reaching the highest position. If this
is the case, you may need to raise or
remove the vehicle head restraint. DO
NOT force the child seat head restraint
past the vehicle head restraint. Doing so
could cause the child seat not to perform
as intended.
47
Forward-Facing Installation
1
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
2
Remove the body pillow and
unbuckle the harness.
3
Pull the head restraint cover up,
then pull the seat cover forward to
access the forward-facing belt path.
4
5
Open both lock-offs (red).
a Pull the locking tab up
b Pull the clamp down
Route the vehicle belt through
the forward-facing belt slots, then
buckle. Do NOT pre-tension the top
(shoulder) part of the vehicle belt.
Forward-Facing Installation
b
a
LOCKING
TAB
7
Push the child seat into the vehicle
seat while pulling the top (shoulder)
part of the belt between the lockoffs (pull away from the buckle) to
remove slack.
TIP: The shoulder part of the vehicle belt
must be on top when removing slack.
48
9
Attach and remove slack from the
Versa-Tether (if an anchor point is
available). Store excess webbing
in the elastic strap.
8
Check Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) attachment
a
Check that no more than
20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm)
of the base hangs over the
edge of the vehicle seat
CLAMP
b
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back or
side to side) at the belt path
Ensure that both parts of the
vehicle belt are routed through
each lock-off, then close the
lock-offs.
a Push the clamp up
b Push the locking tab down until
locked
Pull slack through the lock-off
toward the vehicle belt retractor.
10 Replace the cover.
TIP: Ensure the vehicle belt is not twisted.
Remove excess slack from the bottom
(lap) part of the vehicle belt before
closing the lock-offs.
6
8
Check that Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) webbing is
stored in the elastic strap
Check buckle
connection
Checklist
5
7
99 Check that the vehicle belt is securely fastened.
99 Check that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base hangs
over the edge of the vehicle seat
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat installation and ensure all slack is removed from the lower
connector straps or use a different seating location.
99 Check that any excess Versa-Tether® webbing is contained within your
vehicle and secured in the elastic strap.
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Forward-Facing Installation
Forward-Facing Installation
Lap Belt Installation
Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether)
Before You Begin:
• Check that your vehicle belt is compatible for use with child
seats. See pages 8-13 for more information.
• Remove the Versa-Tether from the pouch and place it up
and over the child seat back.
* Britax recommends that the Versa-Tether is used at all times.
Using the tether will improve the stability of the child seat and
reduce the risk of injury. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for
tether anchor locations. Only attach the Versa-Tether to anchor
points designated to the chosen seating position as indicated
by your vehicle owner’s manual.
• Select position 1 or 2 and place the child seat forwardfacing on the vehicle seat.
* Ensure that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base
hangs over the edge of the vehicle seat. See page 23 for more
information.
Install with lap belt as shown above.
WARNING!
• Your child seat may not perform as intended if the base of the child
seat is not flat on the vehicle seat.
• This child seat must not be used forward-facing for children less
than one year of age OR who weigh less than 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
• Some vehicle head restraints may
obstruct the harness adjuster from
reaching the highest position. If this
is the case, you may need to raise or
remove the vehicle head restraint. DO
NOT force the child seat head restraint
past the vehicle head restraint. Doing so
could cause the child seat not to perform
as intended.
50
51
Forward-Facing Installation
1
2
3
4
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
Remove the body pillow and
unbuckle the harness.
Pull the head restraint cover up,
then pull the seat cover forward to
access the forward-facing belt path.
Forward-Facing Installation
b
Check Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) attachment
a
Check that no more than
20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm)
of the base hangs over the
edge of the vehicle seat
Route the vehicle seat belt
through the forward-facing belt
slots, then buckle.
Check that Versa-Tether®
(Top Tether) webbing is
stored in the elastic strap
TIP: Ensure the vehicle belt is not twisted.
Check that there is
LESS than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
of movement (front to back or
side to side) at the belt path
4
5
6
7
52
Push the child seat into the
vehicle seat while removing slack
(see pages 8 - 11).
Attach and remove slack from the
Versa-Tether (if an anchor point is
available). Store excess webbing
in the elastic strap.
Replace the cover.
Check buckle
connection
Checklist
5
99 Check that the vehicle belt is securely fastened.
99 Check that no more than 20% or 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the base hangs
over the edge of the vehicle seat
99 Check that the child seat cannot be moved front to back or side to side
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the belt path. If the child seat is not secure,
repeat installation and ensure all slack is removed from the lower
connector straps or use a different seating location.
99 Check that any excess Versa-Tether® webbing is contained within your
vehicle and secured in the elastic strap.
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Aircraft Installation
Securing Your Child
This child seat is certified for aircraft use.
Most airlines in the U.S. and Canada will
allow the use of a child seat as long as it is
labeled as an approved child seat for use in
aircraft and fits properly on the aircraft seat.
Contact the airline about their policy prior to
traveling.
WARNING!
• Adjust the belts provided with this child seat so they
fit snugly around your child. A snug strap should not
allow any slack. It lies in a relatively straight line without
sagging. It does not press on the child’s flesh or push the
child’s body into an unnatural position.
• Adjust the harness to fit the clothes the child is wearing.
Remove bulky coats and/or jackets before putting the
child in the child seat.
• The HUGS™ chest pads must be used at all times when
installing the child seat forward-facing.
• Verify that the child seat is secure and the harness is
properly adjusted around the child each time the child
seat is used.
The FAA recommends that a child weighing
up to 40 lbs (18.1 kg) use a certified,
harnessed child seat while traveling on an
aircraft.
Install your child seat in a window seat to
avoid blocking the aisle.
Rear-Facing Installation
For rear-facing aircraft installation (Fig. A),
follow Rear-Facing Lap Belt Installation
instructions on pages 38 – 41.
Forward-Facing Installation
For forward-facing aircraft installation
(Fig. B), follow Forward-Facing Lap Belt
Installation instructions on pages 50 – 53.
Before You Begin:
A
If the aircraft lap belt is too short, ask a
flight attendant for a belt extender.
NOTE: Your child may experience
discomfort if the buckle is located in
the seating area of the child seat after
installation.
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• Follow the instructions on pages 18 and 19 to make the
proper adjustments to the harness and buckle.
* Rear-facing 5 – 40 lbs (2.3 – 18.1 kg) position 3 only.
* Forward-facing 20 – 70 lbs (9.1 – 31.8 kg) AND 1 year of age.
Position 1 or position 2 may be used.
1
Loosen the harness.
a Lift harness adjuster lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
b
a
b
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Securing Your Child
2
Securing Your Child
Open the chest clip.
8
a Press tabs
b Pull apart
3
4
Release the buckle and attach
the harness straps to the
harness holders.
9
* The harness should have a
comfortable but snug fit around
Pull the harness adjuster away
the child. A snug strap should
from the child seat (parallel to the
ground) to tighten.
not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without
Do not pull sideways.
sagging. It does not press on
the child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
You should not be able to pinch excess (see pages 16 – 17).
3
Place the child in the child
seat.
10 Fasten the chest clip.
* The correct height for the chest
clip is at the middle of the chest
at armpit level.
* The HUGS™ chest pads may
be placed in any position that
is comfortable for the child
within the range of the correctly
placed chest clip.
* Ensure the child is positioned
upright in the child seat and
not slouching. Their bottom
must touch the child seat, and
their back must rest flat against
the back of the child seat.
5
6
Position the harness straps
around the child.
Fasten the harness buckle.
* Proper connection is confirmed
with an audible click after
inserting each buckle tongue.
7
56
Check for proper harness
height and remove all slack
from the lap part of harness
between the HUGS™ chest
pads and buckle.
Move the HUGS™ chest pads and comfort pads down toward
the child’s upper thighs.
Pull the harness adjuster strap
to tighten the harness. The
Click & Safe™ indicator will
click when the harness is
within range of appropriate
snugness.
6
Checklist
Before traveling, verify that the:
99Harness straps are not twisted.
99Harness is snug.
99Buckle is fastened.
99Chest clip is at the child’s armpit level.
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Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
Cover Removal
6
WARNING!
• Never remove the buckle tongues from the harness. They cannot
be reattached after removal. If reassembled incorrectly, the child
seat may not perform as intended.
• DO NOT remove the HUGS™ pads from the harness straps.
1
Loosen the harness.
a Lift release lever
b Pull both harness straps forward
b
8
9
a
2
Open the chest clip.
6
8
10 Detach the plastic hooks from
the bottom edge of the child
seat.
a Press tabs
b Pull apart
3
7
Raise the harness to the
highest position and detach
the hook and loop fasteners
on the head restraint cover
from around the harness.
Detach the hook and loop
fasteners on the head restraint
cover from around the head
restraint.
Detach the elastic straps from
the tabs behind the harness
adjustment handle.
Remove the head restraint
cover.
Unbuckle the harness.
10
4
5
a Pull the buckle through the belly
pad
b Remove the elastic strap from
around the buckle
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11 Adjust the harness to the
Remove the infant body pillow
if necessary.
Remove the belly pad from the
harness buckle.
lowest position.
12 Detach the plastic hooks from
the back of the child seat
shell.
a
12
b
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Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
13 Pull the buckle through the
Cleaning the Cover
slot in the cover.
• HAND WASH the cover using cold water and mild soap.
• LINE DRY to prevent the cover from shrinking.
• DO NOT:
*
*
*
*
Bleach
Machine wash
Machine dry
Iron
Cleaning the Harness
14 Remove the cover from the
child seat shell.
14
• SPONGE CLEAN the harness using warm water and mild soap.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT:
*
*
*
*
*
Disassemble the harness
Bleach
Machine wash
Machine dry
Iron
Cleaning the Shell
• SPONGE CLEAN the shell using warm water and mild soap.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT use abrasive cleaners
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61
Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance
Cover Replacement
1
5
Fit the child seat cover around
the child seat shell.
1
6
2
3
Attach the plastic hooks on
the cover to the back of the
child seat shell.
2
7
3
7
Replace the belly pad.
a Pull the elastic strap around the
buckle
b Push the buckle through the
belly pad
Pull the buckle through the
slot in the cover.
* Ensure that the buckle is
through the correct cover slot
for the buckle position.
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5
Attach the plastic hooks to the
bottom edge of the child seat.
8
4
Fit the head restraint
cover around the harness
adjustment handle and
attach the elastic straps to
the tabs behind the harness
adjustment handle.
Attach the hook and loop
fasteners on the head restraint
cover around the head
restraint.
Attach the hook and loop
fasteners on the head restraint
cover around the harness.
a
b
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Care and Maintenance
Cleaning the Buckle
If your child eats and drinks while in the child seat, you will need
to check the buckle periodically and rinse out any accumulated
debris.
Care and Maintenance
3
Guide the buckle retainer up
through the slot in the child
seat shell to remove.
Remove the Buckle
1
2
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Unbuckle the harness.
Remove the belly pad and pull
the buckle through the cover.
Turn the buckle webbing
and slide it between buckle
positions.
To Clean:
• THOROUGHLY RINSE the buckle using warm water.
• TEST THE BUCKLE by fastening and unfastening until a click is
heard after inserting each buckle tongue. If clicks are not heard,
repeat the cleaning procedure.
• TOWEL DRY
• DO NOT:
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Soak
Lubricate
Use solvents
Use soap or household detergents
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Care and Maintenance
Tips and Troubleshooting
Re-thread the Buckle
Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT:
• ALWAYS position the buckle in the
ADJUSTMENT
inner slot for rear-facing use.
SLOT
• The vehicle belt must pass in front of the
buckle strap for rear-facing use.
• NEVER leave the buckle in the
adjustment slot.
• Use the outer buckle slot when installing the child seat forwardfacing with a child weighing 30 lbs (13.6 kg) and above or if the
buckle is under the child in the inner position.
1
Guide the buckle retainer
down through the slot in the
child seat shell.
3
Select the appropriate slot for
the size of your child and turn
the buckle webbing and slide
it into the chosen slot.
Ensure that the buckle strap
is not twisted and that the
button faces out.
4
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2
Slide the buckle webbing
into the slot between buckle
positions.
Problem: The harness cannot be adjusted to its full height.
Possible Solution: Check the seating position where the child seat
is installed. The vehicle head restraint may obstruct the path of the
child seat harness height adjuster. Remove or raise the vehicle head
restraint and try adjusting the harness height again.
Problem: The harness is hard to adjust.
Possible Solution: The yoke may be caught on the Versa-Tether®
webbing or other component of the child seat. Remove the obstruction
and try adjusting the harness again. Always store the Versa-Tether in
the pouch provided when not in use. When the Versa-Tether is in use,
always secure excess webbing in the elastic strap. See pages 26 – 27.
Possible Solution: The vehicle seat back may hinder harness
adjustment. Ensure the child seat base is flat on the vehicle seat.
Possible Solution: The harness may be at maximum or minimum
height, the harness may be too tight to adjust, or the child’s weight
may be pressing against the head restraint. Check for and correct all of
the above where necessary and try adjusting the harness again.
Problem: The adjuster strap is fraying at the sides.
Possible Solution: Pull the harness adjuster strap away from the child
seat (parallel to the ground) to tighten. Do not pull sideways. Doing so
may cause the harness adjuster strap to fray at the sides. See page 57.
Problem: The buckle will not fasten with a click after each tongue
is inserted.
Possible solution: There may be debris in the buckle mechanism.
Clean the buckle as shown on page 64 and try fastening the buckle
again.
Please contact Consumer Services at 1.888.427.4829 if you have an
issue not listed here.
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Warranty
This child seat was manufactured by Britax Child Safety, Inc. Britax® warrants this
product to the original retail purchaser as follows:
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
components for this product. Britax 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 Britax Consumer Services at
1-888-427-4829 or write to us using the address on the back cover of this booklet.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE OWNER REGISTRATION
CARD WITHIN (30) DAYS OF PURCHASE
You may also register online at www.BritaxUSA.com/registration.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS
This warranty does not include damages which arise from negligence, misuse or
use not in accordance with the product instruction.
The use of non-Britax Child Safety, Inc. covers, inserts, toys, accessories, or
tightening devices is not approved by Britax. Their use could cause this child seat
to fail Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or not perform as intended in a crash.
Their use automatically voids the Britax warranty.
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 Britax, or the retailer 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.
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 Britax,
nor the retailer selling this product, authorizes any person to create for it any other
warranty, obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
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Britax Child Safety, Inc.
13501 South Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
USA
A Britax Childcare Group
Limited company
Tel. : 1-888-427-4829
www.Britax.com
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