CS61041 Secure Snap Gear™ 32 Infant - English

CS61041 Secure Snap Gear™ 32 Infant - English
WARNING
Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings in this
manual. Failure to properly use this Infant Car Seat increases the
risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH in a sudden stop or crash.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Store this manual in the pocket provided on the back of the seat.
Secure 32™
INFANT SEAT
STOP
If you experience any difficulty in using this product, please contact our
customer service department at 1-800-328-7363 between the hours of
8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time for assistance. Please have
your model number and manufacturing date available when you call. This
information can be found on a small sticker on the bottom of the product.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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Baby Trend, Inc.
1607 S. Campus Ave.,
Ontario, CA 91761
1-800-328-7363
(8:00am ~ 4:30pm PST)
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1.0 General Warnings...................................................................................... 3
2.0 Registration Information........................................................................... 6
3.0 Features and Benefits............................................................................... 7
3.1 Carrier WITH Harness System................................................................................ 7
3.1.1 Rear view of Adjustable Back Model................................................................. 8
3.2 Base...................................................................................................................... 12
4.0 Preparing Car Seat for Use..................................................................... 14
4.1 Assembling the Car Seat....................................................................................... 14
5.0 Height and Weight Limitations............................................................... 15
6.0 Important Safety Information.................................................................. 16
6.1 About Your Child .................................................................................................. 17
6.2 About Your Vehicle................................................................................................ 17
6.3 About this Car Seat............................................................................................... 18
6.4 About Use as a Carrier.......................................................................................... 20
7.0 LATCH Attachment System..................................................................... 22
8.0 Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location........................................................... 23
8.1 Overall Considerations in Selecting a Location..................................................... 23
8.2 Check that the Vehicle Seat Meets the Following Requirements.......................... 25
9.0 Vehicle Seat Belts.................................................................................... 26
9.1 SAFE Vehicle Seat Belt Systems.......................................................................... 26
9.2 Locking Clip Installation........................................................................................ 29
9.3 UNSAFE Vehicle Seat Belt Systems..................................................................... 30
10.2.3 To Remove Base........................................................................................... 37
10.3 Base Installation with Vehicle Belt....................................................................... 38
10.3.1 Initial Positioning............................................................................................ 39
10.3.2 Secure Base WITH Vehicle Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt........................ 40
10.3.3 Secure Base WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only..................................................... 40
10.3.4 Tightening Vehicle Seat Belt.......................................................................... 40
10.3.5 To Remove Base........................................................................................... 41
10.4 Attach Car Seat to Base...................................................................................... 42
10.5 Removing Car Seat from Base........................................................................... 42
10.6 Car Seat Only Installation without Base.............................................................. 43
10.6.1 Initial Positioning............................................................................................ 43
10.6.2 Securing Car Seat WITH Vehicle Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt................ 44
10.6.3 Securing Car Seat WITH Vehicle Lap Belt only............................................. 45
10.6.4 Tightening Vehicle Seat Belt.......................................................................... 45
10.6.5 To Remove Car Seat..................................................................................... 46
11.0 Harness System Use and Adjustment...............................................................................47
11.1 Securing Your Child with Harness System.......................................................... 47
11.2 Adjusting Harness Strap Height.......................................................................... 51
11.2.1 Car Seat with Adjustable Back....................................................................... 51
11.2.2 Car Seat with Fixed Back............................................................................... 52
11.3 Adjusting the Crotch Strap Length....................................................................... 55
11.4 Adjust Seat Recline Angle................................................................................... 57
12.0 Final Safety Check................................................................................. 60
13.0 Additional Information.......................................................................... 60
10.0 Securing Car Seat in Your Vehicle..............................................................32
13.1 Care & Maintenance........................................................................................... 60
13.2 Using Your Car Seat with a Baby Trend Stroller................................................. 64
13.3 Airplane Use........................................................................................................ 64
13.4 Replacement Parts.............................................................................................. 65
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10.1 Preparation for Installation in Vehicle.................................................................. 32
10.2 Base Installation with LATCH System................................................................. 33
10.2.1 Preparation for Installation with LATCH......................................................... 34
10.2.2 Secure Base with LATCH Lower Connectors . ............................................. 35
1.0 General
Warnings
1.0 General
WARNINGS TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
WARNING
Proper use is required! Even if using this car seat seems
easy to figure out, it is very IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE
INFANT CAR SEAT AND VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUALS!
Warnings
The ultimate safety of your child depends on the proper and secure
installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle. Proper installation
requires that you read and understand this entire manual and
your vehicle’s owner’s manual before placing your child in the
seat. DO NOT allow others to install or use this Car Seat unless
they completely understand its proper installation and use.
Your child’s safety depends on you:
•Failure to follow these instructions and Car Seat labels can result in a
child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
- Your child’s safety depends on proper installation and use
of this car seat. Read and understand all information in this
owner’s manual and product labels before using this car seat.
- Improper use of the car seat can result in serious injury or
death from a sudden stop or crash.
- Toys or other objects attached to carry handle can cause injury in a
crash. Never attach toys or other objects to handle when in vehicle.
•DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Baby
Trend. Use of accessories or parts from other manufacturers could
alter the performance and safety of the car seat.
•DO NOT use this car seat if it has been in a crash, it must be replaced.
A crash can cause unseen damage and using it again could result in
serious injury or death.
•DO NOT use car seat if it is damaged or missing parts.
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every situation,
but proper use helps reduce the risk or serious injury or death.
1. Choosing the best location within your vehicle for the Car Seat.
Seating positions with Active Frontal Air Bags must be avoided.
2. Adjust the harness shoulder strap height to be at or just below
the top of your child’s shoulders.
3. Adjust harness length to snugly adjust the harness straps
around your child.
4. This Car Seat is ONLY to be used in a vehicle in the
rear-facing position.
5. Proper use and routing of the seat belts in your vehicle is
essential for proper installation.
6. Proper recline when installed in a vehicle. See Seat Angle
Indicator.
7. LATCH or vehicle seat belt must be secured, tightly adjusted
and stay tightly adjusted around car seat.
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1.0 General
Warnings
2.0
WARNING
• Proper recline angle for seat back recline is required.
Follow the instructions for adjusting recline angle
using car seat with base and using without base.
- Too upright can cause a young infant’s head
to fall forward and restrict breathing.
- Too reclined can cause ejection in a sudden stop or crash.
When using the car seat WITH or WITHOUT the base, follow the
instructions and use the Seat Angle Indicator on the side of the car seat
to adjust the seat recline angle based on your child’s weight.
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Registration Information
REGISTER YOUR CAR SEAT
Please complete the following information. The model number and
manufactured in (date) can be found on a label on the bottom of the Car
Seat.
Model Number: ___________________
Manufactured in: __________________
Purchase Date: ___________________
Please fill out the prepaid registration post card attached to the harness
straps and mail it today.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this
restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address, e-mail address
if available, and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to:
Baby Trend, Inc., 1607 S. Campus Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761 or
call 1-800-328-7363 or register online at: http://www.babytrend.com/
registration.html. For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s
Vehicle Safety Hot line at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
http://www.NHTSA.gov.
If You Need Help
Please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions
concerning your child restraint. When you contact us, please have the model
and manufactured in (date) ready. The model number and manufactured in
(date) can be found on a white label located on the bottom of the car seat.
USA Toll Free: 1-800-328-7363
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST) Monday - Friday
or www.babytrend.com
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3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
3.1 Carrier WITH Harness System
3.1.1 Rear view of Adjustable Back Model
Harness Slots
Carry Handle
Canopy
Adjustable Back
Features and Benefits
(Adjustable Back
Model Only)
Seat Pad
Canopy
Adjuster Knob
Seat Angle
Indicator
Handle
Release
Button
Harness
Straps
Harness
Strap
Modular
Adapter
Modular
Adapter
Harness Clip
Harness
Buckle
Vehicle Belt
Path/Hook
without base
Locking Clip
(stored on side
of seat pad)
Harness Adjuster
Strap
Crotch Strap
Harness Adjuster
Button
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Owner’s
Manual
Holder
Base/Stroller
Hook
Belt Adjuster Plate
Harness Adjuster
Strap
Lock Bar
Base Release
Handle
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3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
Carry Handle
Features and Benefits
•Before lifting the Car Seat, push on the
handle to check that both sides of the
handle have locked into Carry position.
WARNING
• Toys or other objects attached to carry handle can cause
injury in a crash. Never attach toys or other objects to
handle when in vehicle.
Build-in Safety Harness
Front adjust 5-point Safety Harness, adjust the
harness straps with a push of a button.
5-Point Harness
The Carry Handle has four positions: the Carry position, a MidStorage position, a Storage position and the Non-Rocking position.
Crotch Strap
Carry
Mid-Storage
Storage
Non-Rocking
The crotch strap is adjustable in length to ensure
a safe and comfortable fit for harness.
To adjust handle:
•Depress the two buttons located on the
handle just above the connection to the
Car Seat shell to release the handle.
•Slowly rotate the handle to the desired
position. The buttons should pop out and
the handle should automatically lock into
the new position. (Fig 9-1)
Locking Clip
10-1
9
The Locking Clip is stored under the seat pad
on the right side of the Car Seat and is used to
securely install the Car Seat with certain types
of vehicle lap/shoulder combination belts.
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Locking Clip
3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
Seat Angle Indicator
Features and Benefits
3.2 Base
The Seat Angle Indicator is used to
ensure that the seat is installed at the
proper degree of recline to adequately
protect your child in a crash.
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Use Seat Angle Indicator to adjust
seat recline ONLY when installing car
seat WITH and WITHOUT Base.
For information on adjusting the seat
angle for your child see Section 11.4
Adjusting Seat Recline Angle.
(10
to
kg)
14.5
and
kg)
LATCH Connector
Storage on underside
(10 kg) and
Foot Adjustment
Lock Button
(10 to 14.5 kg)
Seat Angle
Indicator
LATCH Lower
Anchor Belt
LATCH Connectors
LATCH Lower
Anchor Belt
LATCH Connectors
LATCH Attachment Hook
LATCH Attachment Hook
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3.0
Features and Benefits
4.0
Your Car Seat base can be installed with either the
LATCH attachment system or with a vehicle belt.
When available, LATCH is the recommended method
of securing the Car Seat in the vehicle.
To properly install the Car Seat and protect your child, you must
carefully follow the instructions that correspond with the installation
method to be used and the model you have purchased.
LATCH Connectors
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Vehicle Belt Path
Preparing Car Seat for Use
4.1 Assembling the Car Seat
Attaching the Canopy
Slip the canopy stays through
the sleeves on the canopy.
The canopy is attached by inserting the ends
of the canopy plastic stays into the female
fittings found on the inside of the handle hub.
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5.0 Height
and Weight Limitations
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur
- Proper use is required
Your child must meet ALL these requirements:
•Weight between 5 and 32 lbs (2.2 and 14.5 kg)
•Height is 32 inches (81.3 cm) or less
•The Harness Straps must be at or just
BELOW child’s shoulders when in highest
adjustment position
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6.0
Important Safety Information
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
Failure to follow these instructions and Car Seat labels can result in
child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
•Proper installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle and proper
securing of your child in the Car Seat are essential to ensure the
safety of your child. Your child can be injured in a sudden stop or
crash if not properly secured in the Car Seat or if the Car Seat is
not properly installed in the vehicle.
•Use only in a rear-facing position when u sing Car Seat in a vehicle.
•Children have STRANGLED in loose or partially buckled harness
straps. Fully restrain the child even when carrier is outside the vehicle.
•Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint
anchorage system (LATCH) if available or with a vehicle seat belt.
•Never put a Car Seat in a vehicle front seat location unless
specifically recommended in vehicle owner’s manual.
•Do not place this restraint in a vehicle seat that has an active
frontal air bag. If a frontal air bag inflates it can hit the Car Seat
with great force and cause death or serious injury to your child.
•This Car Seat is designed and tested to accommodate a child
of a specific range of WEIGHT and HEIGHT. Using the Car Seat
for a child whose weight or height is outside of these limits
will increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of
a sudden stop or crash (see Section 5.0 of this manual for
WEIGHT and HEIGHT Limitations for this car seat).
•Toys or other objects attached to carry handle can cause injury in a
crash. Never attach toys or other objects to handle when in vehicle.
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6.0
Important Safety Information
•DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided by Baby
Trend, Inc. Use of accessories or parts from other manufacturers
could alter the performance and safety of the Car Seat.
•This Car Seat is certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft and
conforms to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
•This Car Seat is certified for use on Aircraft WITHOUT the Base.
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every situation,
but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury or death.
6.1 About Your Child
•Special needs children, such as pre-term babies, may suffer
difficulties in using this Car Seat. The seat recline angle in this
Car Seat may not be appropriate for Special Needs babies. If
your child has special needs or any breathing difficulties, please
discuss your child’s needs and travel in Car Seats with your
pediatrician, or other competent health care provider, to ensure
the safety of your child.
•DO NOT dress your child in bulky clothing or other garments that
will hinder the harness from being properly buckled between your
child’s legs and belts being snugly adjusted around your child.
•Never leave your child unattended, even for a moment.
6.2 About Your Vehicle
•Proper installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle and proper
securing of your child in the Car Seat are essential to ensure
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6.0
Important Safety Information
the safety of your child. Quick turns, sudden stops, or other
maneuvers in avoiding a crash, as well as a crash, can injure
your child if not properly secured in the seat or if the seat is not
properly installed in the vehicle.
- LATCH attachment or vehicle seat belt must be secured,
tightly adjusted, and stay tightly adjusted around car seat.
- Harness must be snugly adjusted around your child.
•Not all vehicle seat belts or seating locations can be used with
this Car Seat. Read vehicle owner’s manual and Section 9.0
Vehicle Seat Belts in this manual.
•Some vehicles do not have any safe location where this Car
Seat can be securely installed. In addition, many vehicles do not
have seat belt systems that will adequately hold this Car Seat in
the required position. Please refer to both this manual and your
vehicle owner’s manual for complete information for proper, safe
installation of this Car Seat.
6.3 About this Car Seat
•This Car Seat is constructed of plastic that can deform over time
if left with any object in the seat while stored. DO NOT leave
heavy objects in the Car Seat while not in use. DO NOT store
the seat in the trunk of your car with heavy objects on it or with
pressure on the Car Seat from the trunk lid.
•Replace the Car Seat and Base after a vehicle crash of any kind.
A crash, even a minor crash, can cause undetectable damage to
the Car Seat or Base that may cause the Seat or Base to fail in a
subsequent crash. DO NOT use the Car Seat if it is damaged or
broken.
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6.0
Important Safety Information
•DO NOT use Car Seat if it is damaged or is missing parts.
•Never combine this Car Seat or Base with any other Car Seat
or Base from any other manufacturer. If you are in need of an
additional Base, please contact your local dealer or Baby Trend
to obtain one.
•Never leave the Car Seat or Base unsecured in your vehicle even
when not occupied. An unsecured seat or base can fly through
the vehicle in the event of a crash, sudden stop or sharp turn and
cause serious injury to the driver, who may then loose control
of the vehicle, or to other passengers. When not in use, either
remove the seat and or base from the vehicle or make sure
that both are securely belted to the vehicle according to these
instructions.
•Toys or other objects attached to carry handle can cause injury
in a crash. Never attach toys or other objects to handle when in
vehicle.
•The Car Seat may become very hot if left in direct sunlight. Your
child may suffer burns from hot components. Always check the
Car Seat for hot surfaces that may come into contact with your
child before placing your child in the Car Seat. We suggest that
you cover the Car Seat with a blanket or towel if it will be subject
to direct sunlight while you are away from the vehicle.
•Discontinue use of the Car Seat and Base after six (6) years from
the date of manufacture. The date of manufacture can be found
on the label located on the underside of the Car Seat or Base.
When discarding an out of date seat, please ensure that someone
finding the seat will be unable to use it. We suggest that you
disable the seat by removing the pad and harness and discarding
the pieces at different times.
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6.0 Important
Safety Information
6.4 About Use as a Carrier
WARNING
• Never leave child unattended.
• SUFFOCATION HAZARD: Infant carrier can roll over on soft
surfaces and suffocate child, NEVER place carrier on beds,
sofas, or other soft surfaces.
• STRANGULATION HAZARD:
- Child can strangle in loose restraint straps. Never leave child in
carrier when straps are loose or undone.
- Children have STRANGLED in loose or
partially buckled harness straps. Fully
restrain the child even when carrier is used
outside the vehicle.
• FALL HAZARD: Child’s activity can move
carrier. Never place carrier on counter tops,
tables, or other elevated surface.
Never Leave Your Child Unattended, even if they are asleep. Very
often when you arrive at your destination you will find that your
child has fallen asleep in the Seat. Do not leave the child unattended, even for a minute. Your child can tip or move the carrier
by their movements, kicking or grabbing on to their surroundings.
If the carrier tips over, your child can suffocate from the surface
that the seat is on as well as from the pressure on their chest from
the safety harness. In addition, if the carrier is placed too upright,
the child’s head can fall forward and cause the child to have
difficulty breathing.
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6.0 Important
Safety Information
WARNING!
To avoid death or serious injury from suffocation, falls
and other hazards:
•Always place the carrier on a firm and level surface. Never place
the carrier on soft or plush surfaces such as a bed, comforter,
couch, sofa, chair, etc. The carrier has a very high possibility of
tipping over if placed on a soft or plush surface.
•FALL HAZARD:
- Child’s activity can move carrier. NEVER place carrier
on counter tops, tables, or any other elevated surface.
- Before lifting the carrier with the handle, check that the handle
is firmly locked into position. The carrier will pivot about
an unlocked handle and can result in injury to your child.
•Strings and cords can cause strangulation:
- DO NOT place items with string around a child’s
neck, such as hood strings, pacifier cords, etc.
- DO NOT suspend strings on or over carrier.
- DO NOT attach strings to toys.
- DO NOT place the carrier near a window where cords
from blinds or drapes can strangle a child.
Carrier use:
- Rocker use: Handle in mid-storage or storage position.
- Non-Rocking use: Handle in non-rocking position.
7.0
UAS Anchorage System
LATCH ATTACHMENT SYSTEM
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) System is
designed to make installation of child Car Seats in motor
vehicles easier by requiring child restraints to be installed without
using the vehicle’s seat belt system. Since September 1, 2002, at
least two rear seating positions of all cars, mini vans and light trucks
come equipped LATCH systems which include lower child restraint
anchor points located between a vehicle’s seat cushion and seat
back, and top tether anchors. Also on September 1, 2002, all child
restraints will have two attachments which will connect to the vehicle’s
lower anchor points and top tethers (on forward-facing car seats).
Together, the lower anchors and upper tethers make up the LATCH
system. Read your vehicle owner’s manual for exact locations,
identification and requirements for use with a child restraint.
Vehicle Top
ONLY use LATCH to secure your child
Tether Anchors
restraint in a seating position recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer.
Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for
the vehicle’s top tether anchor locations.
They should be identified by one of
the symbols shown in (Fig 22-1).
When available, LATCH is the
recommended method of securing
the Car Seat in the vehicle.
Latch Lower
Anchors
22-1
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8.0
Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location
SELECTING THE BEST VEHICLE LOCATION
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
• IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING
• Not every location within an automobile may be safe for the installation of
this Car Seat. Car Seat must be tightly secured and remain tightly secured
at all time. Some automobiles have no seating position installation of a Car
Seat. Improper placement or use of a car seat that is not tightly secured in
a vehicle will increase the risk of death or serious injury.
• Please follow the instructions in this manual and in your vehicle owner’s
manual carefully to ensure proper location and installation of this Car Seat.
If you are uncertain about the proper location of the Car Seat within the
vehicle, contact your vehicle manufacturer directly or through their dealer
before using this Car Seat. You are also invited to call Baby Trend at
1-800-328-7363 for additional information or assistance.
8.1 Overall Considerations in Selecting a Location
•According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in rear vehicle seating positions, rather than front seating
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8.0
Selecting a Vehicle Seat Location
positions. Whenever possible, this Car
Seat should be secured in the rear center,
seating position. The rear seat directly
behind the front seats NOT in a third row
rear seat. (Fig 24-1)
24-1
•ONLY place in a forward-facing vehicle
seat. DO NOT place this Car Seat in any
vehicle seat that faces to the rear.
(Fig 24-2)
•DO NOT place this Car Seat in any vehicle
seat that faces to either side of the vehicle.
(Fig 24-3).
24-2
•We recommend that you use the center
rear seat position as the safest location
for the Car Seat. In addition, whenever
possible, have an adult ride in the rear
with the child in order to monitor the child.
Note: LATCH system may not be available
in the center rear seat position. Install
24-3
with a vehicle seat belt if LATCH is not
available.
•If the driver is the only adult in the vehicle and the child requires
constant monitoring, then a vehicle front seating position may be
used if there is no passenger side Active Frontal Air bag and all of the
following requirements are met for this location.
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8.0 Selecting
a Vehicle Seat Location
8.2 Check that the Vehicle Seat Meets the Following
Requirements
WARNING
DO NOT place rear-facing child
seaton front seat with active
frontal air bag.
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY can
occur.The back seat is the safest
placefor children 12 and under.
•NEVER place this Car Seat in a vehicle seating location that has an
Active Frontal Air Bag! Active Air Bags inflate with great force! An
inflating Air Bag can strike a Car Seat with enough force to cause
death or serious injury to your child. If your vehicle is equipped with
a front passenger side Active Air bag, please refer to the vehicle’s
owner’s manual for additional information about Active Air bags and
child Car Seat installation.
•DO NOT use this Car Seat in a vehicle that has a vehicle seat back
that does not lock into place. A seat back that folds forward must have
a latch or locking mechanism to prevent it from flying
forward and striking the child in a sudden stop or accident.
•Please review your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the best
location for the Car Seat or to determine if any locations are unsafe for
Car Seat installation. If you do not have the vehicle owner’s manual
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9.0
Vehicle Seat Belts
or the owner’s manual does not address child Car Seat installation,
please contact the vehicle manufacturer to obtain this information
before using this Car Seat.
VEHICLE SEAT BELT REQUIREMENTS
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
• THE CAR SEAT MUST BE TIGHTLY SECURED BY THE VEHICLE SEAT
BELT AT ALL TIMES. A VARIETY OF VEHICLE SEAT BELT SYSTEMS
ARE AVAILABLE IN VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLE SEAT
BELT SYSTEMS ARE NOT SAFE FOR USE WITH THE CAR SEAT.
Even newer vehicles can have seat belts systems that are NOT
safe for use with the Car Seat. These systems may look safe but
their method of operation precludes their use with the Car Seat.
If you are unsure if the vehicle seat belt is safe for use with the
Car Seat, check the vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
manufacturer, or your vehicle dealer for additional information.
9.1 SAFE Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
The following vehicle seat belt systems CAN BE USED with
the Car Seat provided that all of the other requirements
prescribed in these instructions, including seat position,
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9.0
Vehicle Seat Belts
9.0
is fastened, the latch plate prevents the
lap belt from loosening. This combination
seat belt does not require a Locking Clip.
secure installation and all instructions provided by
your vehicle owner’s manual, are followed.
Lap Belts (Manually Adjusted)
A lap belt that is manually adjusted and
will remain tightly adjusted around the
Car Seat while the vehicle is in motion
is suitable for use with the Car Seat. Pulling
the belt through the buckle after the buckle is
fastened tightens this type of seat belt. (Fig 27-1)
Lap Belts with Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR)
A lap belt that cannot be lengthened once
it is fastened is suitable for use with the
Car Seat. These seat belts often have an
automatic locking retractor (ALR) that
will allow the belt to be lengthened but
once fastened, must be unbuckled and
allowed to retract fully before allowing the
belt to be lengthened again. (Fig 27-2)
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with
Locking Latch Plate
A lap/shoulder combination seat belt with
a latch plate that locks the lap belt into
position is suitable for use with the Car
Seat. (Fig 27-3) Once this type of seat belt
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Vehicle Seat Belts
27-1
27-2
Note: The belt is tightened by pulling
hard on the shoulder belt while pushing
down hard on the Car Seat.
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with Sliding
Latch Plate
A combination lap/shoulder belt with a
latch plate that can slide freely along the
belt, (Fig 28-1), is suitable for use with this
car seat when the belt is locked to prevent
movement of the car seat. If the vehicle
belt includes a lockable retractor, the
retractor MUST be locked or a locking clip
MUST be used. If the vehicle belt does not
include a lockable retractor then a locking
clip, (Fig 28-2), MUST always be used.
Please refer to the vehicle owner’s manual
to determine if your vehicle lap/shoulder belt
includes a lockable retractor and how to lock it.
27-3
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28-1
Locking clip
28-2
9.0 Vehicle
Seat Belts
9.0
Vehicle Seat Belts
9.2 Locking Clip Installation
9.3 UNSAFE Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
Locking Clip is stored under seat pad on the right side of the
Car Seat. (Fig 29-1)
1. Route the lap portion of the vehicle combination lap
shoulder belt through vehicle belt path on base or car
seat and buckle vehicle seat belt.
2. Tighten the buckled seat belt around the Car Seat
by pulling upward on the shoulder belt while pushing
down hard on the Car Seat or base.
3. While maintaining downward pressure
on the Car Seat, squeeze the vehicle shoulder belt
and lap belt together just above the buckle to prevent
it from moving. Unbuckle the vehicle seat belt, being
careful to prevent movement of the buckle.
4. Secure the vehicle shoulder belt to the lap belt by
installing the Locking Clip 1.25 cm (1/2”) from the
buckle. (Fig 29-2)
5. Re-buckle the seat belt and check that the
seat belt is tightly adjusted and stays tightly adjusted
around the Car Seat. Pull firmly on the lap belt to
ensure that the Locking Clip is locking the lap belt and
remains very tight.
DO NOT use the following types of seat belt systems with the Car Seat.
These belt systems will not hold the Car Seat securely in place at all times.
In addition, the Locking Clip provided with this product will NOT make these
belt systems safe to use. NEVER USE unsafe vehicle belts systems!
Note: UAS can be used IN PLACE OF the following
unsafe vehicle seat belts systems if your vehicle
is equipped with UAS anchorage system.
Locking Clip
29-1
1.25 cm (1/2”)
29-2
6. A locking clip must be used with all combination Lap/
Shoulder belt installations with children weighing more
than 22 lbs. (10 kg).
Test installation to make sure Car Seat is secure. If NOT secure,
additional belt tightening is required. Repeat steps above until secure.
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Lap Belts with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
DO NOT use a lap belt that stays loose after installed
and locks only in a crash or sudden stop. These lap
belts utilize an Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
and are often found in combination with motorized
shoulder belts. Because these belts will allow the Car
Seat to move about on the vehicle seat, the chance
of the Car Seat being out of the proper position in
a crash is very high. Accordingly, DO NOT use the
Car Seat with this type of seat belt system. Please
see your vehicle’s dealer or owner’s manual for
information on converting this seat belt system to one
that is acceptable for use with a Car Seat. (Fig 30-1)
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
with Retractor
DO NOT use a lap/shoulder belt system if the lap belt
and shoulder belt each have retractors
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30-1
30-2
9.0 Vehicle
Seat Belts
10.0 Securing
10.1 Preparation for Installation in Vehicle
at one end. This type of seat belt system will not
adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 31-2)
When available, LATCH is the recommended method
of securing the Car Seat in the vehicle.
Passive Restraint – Lap or Shoulder Belt
Mounted on Door
DO NOT use a seat belt that is connected to the
door in any way. These types of seat belts are
designed to automatically surround the occupant
when the door is closed. This type of seat belt will
NOT adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 31-1)
Passive Restraint – Lap Belt with Motorized
Shoulder Belt
DO NOT use a shoulder belt that moves
along a track. These systems typically move
to surround the occupant when the door is
closed. This type of belt system will NOT
adequately restrain the Car Seat. (Fig 31-2)
Lap Belts Forward of Seat Crease
DO NOT use a seat belt that is anchored on the
seat more than 2 inches forward of the crease
between the seat bottom and the seat back.
This type of seat belt anchors the Car Seat
too far forward and the Car Seat will not be
safely restrained in the vehicle. (Fig 31-3)
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Car Seat in Your Vehicle
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
31-1
• FAILURE TO PROPERLY SECURE THE CHILD
RESTRAINT IN YOUR VEHICLE INCREASES THE RISK
OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF
A SUDDEN STOP, SHARP TURN OR CRASH.
• ALWAYS SECURE THIS CAR SEAT IN A REAR-FACING
POSITION WHEN USING IT IN A VEHICLE.
• REMOVE ANY TOY OR OTHER OBJECTS ATTACHED TO CARRY
HANDLE BEFORE INSTALLING CAR SEAT IN VEHICLE.
1. Park your vehicle on a level surface so that the Seat
Angle Indicator located on the left side of the Car Seat will
properly indicate the proper angle of recline of the seat.
31-2
31-3
2. Make sure you have selected an acceptable location for the Car Seat
as instructed in Section 8.0 Selecting A Vehicle Seat Location for
the Car Seat.
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3. Check again for any Active Frontal Air bags. DO NOT use any
location that has an active frontal air bag or is adjacent to an
Active Air bag such that, when deployed, the Active Air bag
may come into contact with the Car Seat. Many passenger
side Frontal Air bags are designed to deploy to protect the
passenger side as well as the center front seating position.
Please see the Active Air bag warnings in your vehicle owner’s
manual to help determine unsafe locations in the vehicle.
4. If the front seat position is used, slide the vehicle seat as far to
the rear as possible to prevent the Car Seat from striking the
dash in a crash. If the rear seat position is used, slide the vehicle
seat directly in front of the Car Seat forward enough to prevent
the Car Seat from striking the vehicle seat back in a crash.
5. Remove toys or other objects attached to carry handle.
10.2 Base Installation with LATCH System
WARNING!
•LATCH CONNECTORS ON BASE MUST BE SECURED ONTO
VEHICLE LOWER ANCHORAGES.
•LATCH LOWER ANCHOR BELT MUST BE
TIGHTLY ADJUSTED AND STAY TIGHTLY
ADJUSTED AROUND BASE AT ALL TIMES.
IF LATCH BELT CANNOT BE TIGHTLY
ADJUSTED OR WILL NOT STAY TIGHTLY
ADJUSTED, MOVE CAR SEAT TO ANOTHER
SEATING LOCATION WITH LATCH OR
SECURE BASE WITH A VEHICLE SEAT BELT.
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Securing Car Seat in Your Vehicle
•NEVER CONNECT MORE THAN ONE LATCH CONNECTOR TO A
VEHICLE LOWER ANCHOR UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ALLOWED IN
VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUAL.
•FAILURE TO INSTALL CAR SEAT AT CORRECT SEAT RECLINE
ANGLE CAN CAUSE DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
•PROPER RECLINE ANGLE FOR SEAT BACK RECLINE IS
REQUIRED. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADJUSTING
RECLINE ANGLE USING SEAT ANGLE INDICATOR.
- TOO UPRIGHT CAN CAUSE A YOUNG INFANT’S HEAD
TO FALL FORWARD AND RESTRICT BREATHING.
- TOO RECLINED CAN CAUSE EJECTION IN A SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH.
10.2.1 Preparation for Installation with LATCH
1. Follow instructions in Section 10.1
Preparation for Installation in Vehicle.
2. Locate a LATCH seating position and locate
the LATCH anchorages in the vehicle seat.
(See Section 7.0 LATCH Attachment
System for more information)
3. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust into
the upright position or the position specified
in the vehicle owner’s manual for use with a
Car Seat.
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Vehicle Top
Tether Anchors
LATCH Lower Anchors
10.0 Securing
Car Seat in Your Vehicle
10.0
10.2.2 Secure Base with LATCH Lower Connectors
1. Remove any toys or other objects attached to the carry handle before
installing car seat in vehicle.
2. Snap car seat into base and place car seat and
base in the rear-facing position onto the vehicle
seat in the vehicle seating location selected.
Check for the correct seat recline and adjust
recline as necessary. (See Section 11.4 Adjust
Seat Recline Angle)
3. Remove the Car Seat from the base by squeezing
the base release handle located under the center
of the foot end of the Car Seat and lifting upward
on the Car Seat. (See Section 10.5 Removing
Car Seat from Base)
4. Remove the LATCH connectors from their
storage positions on the Side of the base.
Push red release button to release extra
webbing for adjustment.
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6. Make sure LATCH belts extend from base as
shown (Fig 36-1).
36-1
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
7. Locate the LATCH anchors in the vehicle Seat
and snap the Car Seat LATCH connectors
onto the steel rod (Fig 36-2). Listen for the
click and check that both connectors are firmly
attached to the anchor rods by pulling outward
on the connectors.
8. Proper installation of the Base requires that
the LATCH belt be very tight and stay tight. To
tighten the belt, push down on the base while
pulling downward on each LATCH belt end
towards the vehicle seat (Fig. 36-3).
5. Place the Base on the vehicle seat in a rear-facing
position with the foot end of the base contacting
the vehicle seat back.
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36
36-2
36-3
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10.0
9. Check that the base is tightly installed and
stays tightly installed by grasping the base
near the belt path and trying to move side-toside. If LATCH belt loosens or that the or the
base does not stay tightly secured, please see
Section 8.0 Selecting the Best Location for
37-1
the Car Seat to determine if the position you
have selected is adequate and check that you have completed all of
the steps in the section entitled Securing the Car Seat or Base in the
Vehicle. DO NOT use this seating location if the Car Seat does not
remain tightly installed in the vehicle seat!
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and pull base away from the
vehicle anchors.
3. Repeat on opposite side.
4. Return LATCH connectors to storage
position on side of base.
5. Pull downward on LATCH belt end loops to
remove excess belt from LATCH system.
10.3 Base Installation with Vehicle Belt
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
10.2.3 To Remove Base
Disconnect LATCH Lower Connectors.
To disconnect the LATCH Connectors:
1. Push base toward LATCH connectors and
while pushing on the base, press the RED
LATCH Release Button in the base belt
path (Fig 37-2).
2. Press the RED LATCH Release Button on
one of the LATCH Connectors (Fig 37-3)
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37-2
LATCH Release
Button
37-3
•VEHICLE LAP BELT MUST BE TIGHTLY ADJUSTED AND STAY TIGHTLY
ADJUSTED AROUND CHILD RESTRAINT AT ALL TIMES. IF VEHICLE
BELT DOES NOT STAY TIGHT, READ VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUAL AND
“VEHICLE SEAT BELT REQUIREMENTS” SECTION IN THIS MANUAL.
•PROPER RECLINE ANGLE FOR SEAT BACK RECLINE IS REQUIRED.
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADJUSTING RECLINE ANGLE
USING SEAT ANGLE INDICATOR.
- TOO UPRIGHT CAN CAUSE A YOUNG INFANT’S HEAD
TO FALL FORWARD AND RESTRICT BREATHING.
- TOO RECLINED CAN CAUSE EJECTION IN A SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH.
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10.0
10.3.2 Secure Base WITH Vehicle
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
10.3.1 Initial Positioning
1. Follow instructions in Section 10.1 Preparation for
Installation in Vehicle.
2. Store LATCH Connectors in the storage location on
the side of the base (Fig 39-1).
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
39-2
Lock off
release
button
1. To secure base with Vehicle Combination Lap/
Shoulder Belt: open lock off, feed vehicle lap/
shoulder belt into the Vehicle Belt Path openings,
and buckle vehicle belt as shown. (Fig 40-1).
39-1
3. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust into the
upright position or the position or the position specified
in the vehicle owner’s manual for use with a Car Seat.
4. Snap Car Seat into Base and place Car Seat and
Base onto the vehicle seat in the rear-facing position
in the vehicle seating location selected. Check for the
correct seat recline and adjust recline as necessary.
(Fig 39-2) See Section 11.4 Adjust Seat Recline
Angle.
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10.3.3 Secure Base WITH
Vehicle Lap Belt only
40-1
Lock off
release
button
1. To secure attach Base with Vehicle Lap Belt only:
slide the vehicle lap belt into the Vehicle Belt Path
openings, and buckle vehicle belt as shown in (Fig
40-2).
40-2
5. Remove any toys or other objects attached to the
carry handle before installing car seat in vehicle.
6. Remove the Car Seat from the base by squeezing
the base release handle located under the center of
the foot end of the Car Seat and lifting upward on the
Car Seat. (Fig 39-3)
7. Place the Base in the rear-facing position in a forward
facing vehicle seat with Base contacting vehicle seat
back as shown in (Fig 39-4).
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39-3
10.3.4 Tightening Vehicle Seat Belt
1. Check that lap belt is not twisted.
2. Proper installation of the Base requires that the vehicle lap belt be very
tight and stay tight.
39-4
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3. Tighten the vehicle lap belt around the Base by
pushing down hard with your hand or knee in the
middle of the Base. Then pull the vehicle seat belt to
tighten and close Lock Off (Fig. 41-1).
Note: For more information on how to tighten the belt
for your vehicle seat belt system, see Section 8.0
41-1
Selecting A Vehicle Seat Location and Section
9.1 SAFE Seat Belt Systems, or your vehicle
owner’s manual.
4. Check that the base is tightly installed and stays
tightly installed by grasping the base near the belt
path and trying to move side-to-side (Fig. 41-2). Base
should not move more than 1 inch. If you find that the
41-2
vehicle seat belt loosens or that the or the base does
not stay tightly secured, please see Section 8.0 Selecting A Vehicle Seat
Location for the Car Seat to determine if the position you have selected
is adequate and check that you have completed all of the steps in this
section. If vehicle belt does not stay tightly adjusted around base, see
vehicle seat belts section. A locking clip may be needed or you may need
to move the base to a different seating location. DO NOT use this seating
location if the Car Seat does not remain tightly installed in the vehicle seat!
10.3.5 To Remove Base
1. Release Lock Off.
2. Remove lap belt from Vehicle Belt Path openings.
3. Remove Base.
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10.4 Attach Car Seat to Base
1. Remove any toy or other objects attached to carry handle
before installing car seat in vehicle.
2. Check that nothing is on top of the base or anything that will
interfere with the proper latching of the Car Seat to the Base.
3. Place the Car Seat onto the Base and push down until the
Car Seat locks securely to the Base and you hear a click.
(Fig 42-1)
4. Pull upward on the Car Seat to check that the Car Seat is
securely locked onto the base. If the Car Seat does not
securely lock onto the Base, the Car Seat will provide NO
Protection for your child. DO NOT use the Car Seat with the
Base if it does not securely lock onto the Base. Please call
Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 for assistance.
5. Check that car seat is in the correct recline position based
on the weight of your child. See (Fig 42-2) and Section 11.4
Adjusting Seat Recline Angle.
6. Check that toys are removed from carry handle and then
adjust carry handle into the storage position (Fig 42-3).
42-1
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
42-2
42-3
10.5 Removing Car Seat from Base
1. To remove from base, raise handle to the carry position,
squeeze the base release handle located below the foot
end of the Car Seat (Fig 42-4).
42-4
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10.6 Car Seat Only Installation without Base
WARNING!
•VEHICLE SEAT BELT MUST BE PROPERLY ROUTED AND
REMAIN TIGHTLY ADJUSTED AROUND CAR SEAT AT ALL
TIMES. IF VEHICLE BELT DOES NOT STAY TIGHT, READ
VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUAL AND “VEHICLE SEAT BELT
REQUIREMENTS” SECTION IN THIS MANUAL.”
•PROPER RECLINE ANGLE FOR SEAT BACK RECLINE IS
REQUIRED. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADJUSTING
RECLINE ANGLE USING SEAT ANGLE INDICATOR.
- TOO UPRIGHT CAN CAUSE A YOUNG INFANT’S HEAD
TO FALL FORWARD AND RESTRICT BREATHING.
- TOO RECLINED CAN CAUSE EJECTION IN A SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH.
•TOYS OR OTHER OBJECTS ATTACHED TO CARRY HANDLE CAN
CAUSE INJURY IN A CRASH. NEVER ATTACH TOYS OR OTHER
OBJECTS TO HANDLE WHEN IN VEHICLE.
10.6.1 Initial Positioning
1. Follow instructions in Section 10.1
Preparation for Installation in Vehicle.
2. If vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position or
the position specified in the vehicle owner’s
manual for use with a Car Seat.
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3. Place the Car Seat in the rear-facing position
in a forward facing vehicle seat as shown in
(Fig 44-1). The Child must face the rear of
the vehicle and Car Seat must be placed in a
vehicle seat that faces forward.
4. Check for the correct seat recline and adjust
recline as necessary. (Fig 44-2) (See Section
11.4 Adjust Seat Recline Angle.)
5. Remove any toy or other objects attached to
carry handle before installing car seat in vehicle.
44-1
(10 kg) and
10.6.2 Securing Car Seat WITH Vehicle
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt
(10 to 14.5 kg)
44-2
1. To attach Car Seat with Vehicle
combination Lap/Shoulder Belt: Slide the
lap portion of the vehicle lap/shoulder
belt into the Vehicle Belt Path openings,
buckle vehicle seat belt, and place
vehicle shoulder belt against vehicle
seat back (Fig 44-3).
44-3
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10.0
10.6.3 Securing Car Seat WITH
Vehicle Lap Belt only
1. To attach Car Seat with Vehicle Lap Belt
only: Slide the vehicle lap belt into the
Vehicle Belt Path openings and
buckle vehicle seat belt. (Fig 45-1)
45-1
10.6.4 Tightening Vehicle Seat Belt
1. Check that lap belt is not twisted.
2. Proper installation of the Car Seat
requires that the vehicle lap belt
be very tight and stay tight.
3. Tighten the vehicle lap belt around the
Car Seat by pushing down hard with your
hand on one side of the Car Seat and
then the other side and pulling on the
vehicle seat belt to tighten. (Fig 45-2)
4. Check that the Car Seat is tightly installed
and secure in the vehicle by performing the
following test every time you use the Car Seat.
Firmly push down and side to side on the
head end of the Car Seat to make sure that
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the vehicle seat belt does not loosen at all and that the vehicle seat
belt is fastened very tightly around the Car Seat. (Fig 45-3) If you
find that the vehicle seat belt loosens or that the seat easily moves
or rotates downward, please see section 8.0 Selecting A Vehicle
Seat Location for the Car Seat to determine if the position you have
selected is adequate and check that you have completed all of the
steps this section. If vehicle belt does not stay tightly adjusted around
base, see vehicle seat belts section. A locking clip may be needed or
you may need to move the base to a different seating location.
DO NOT use this seating location if the Car Seat does
not remain tightly installed in the vehicle seat!
5. Recheck that Car Seat is properly reclined.
Readjust recline if necessary. (Fig 46-1) (See
Section 11.4 Adjust Seat Recline Angle.)
6. Check that toys are removed from carry handle
and then adjust the carry handle to the CARRY
46-1
position, storage or non-rocking position.
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
45-2
45-3
10.6.5 To Remove Car Seat
1. Unbuckle vehicle seat belt.
2. Remove lap belt from Vehicle Belt Path openings.
3. Remove Car Seat.
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11.0 Harness System Use and Adjustment
11.1 Securing Your Child with Harness System
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE IS REQUIRED! FAILURE TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CHILD IN THE CHILD RESTRAINT
INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN
THE EVENT OF A SHARP TURN, SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH.
•Failure to properly adjust the harness straps on your child
increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a
sudden stop or crash. Follow the instructions very closely to
ensure that the harness straps are properly adjusted to fit your
child at all times. Your child will grow very rapidly! Please check
the fit of the harness straps every time you use the Car Seat.
•Snugly adjust harness provided with the Car Seat
around child.
•Prevent ejection - Shoulder strap height must be at
or just below child’s shoulders.
WARNING
Children have STRANGLED in
loose or partially buckled harness
straps. Fully restrain the child
even when carrier is used outside
the vehicle.
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11.0
Harness System Use and Adjustment
•Do not use accessories such as strap covers, blankets, cushions,
or padding under harness straps or child unless provided by
Baby Trend.
•Do not use Car Seat with harness straps loose or unbuckled.
Harness straps MUST be snug and positioned over shoulders
and thighs of child.
•DO NOT dress your child in bulky clothing or other garments that
will hinder the harness from being properly latched between your
child’s legs and belts being snugly adjusted around your child.
In a crash, the Car Seat provides NO protection for your
child unless the harness straps are properly secured
and installed according to these instructions. Make
sure that the harness straps are properly adjusted
and secured whenever using the Car Seat.
IMPORTANT: Adjust the harness snugly every
time you place your child in the Car Seat and
AVOID bulky clothing. Both the harness height and
crotch belt length are adjustable. Always properly
adjust to fit your child as indicated in this section.
48-1
1. Loosen harness straps by pressing the
Harness Adjuster Button and pulling the
harness straps toward you. (Fig 48-1)
2. Open Harness Clip by pressing button and
sliding apart. (Fig 48-2)
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48-2
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Harness System Use and Adjustment
11.0
3. Unbuckle Harness Buckle by pressing
button and sliding buckle tongues up and
out of buckle. (Fig 49-1)
4. Place your child in the Car Seat so that
the child’s bottom is against the back and
bottom of the seat. (Fig 49-2)
Press 49-1
49-2
5. Check that the harness straps are located at
the proper height for your child. The proper
height of the harness straps is at or just below
your child’s shoulders. (Fig 49-3) (see Section
11.2 Adjusting Harness Strap Height)
6. Place harness straps over child’s shoulders
and put the two buckle tongues together,
overlaying the left buckle tongue onto the
right buckle tongue, and insert the two
joined buckle tongues into the harness
buckle until they click into place.
Note: Pull up on tongues to make sure that
BOTH tongues click into place. (Fig 49-4)
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7. Check buckle height - The Crotch
Strap should be adjusted so that
a gap of 12.5 mm to 25 mm (1/2”
to 1”) is present between the ears
of the buckle and the top of child’s
thigh (Fig 50-1), disregarding any
clothing or diaper. If buckle is too
low or to high, adjust height. (See
Section 11.3 Adjusting Crotch
Strap Length)
buckle
thigh
50-1
8. Check that the straps are not twisted and
lie flat over the shoulders.
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9. Tighten the harness straps to snugly
adjust harness around child by pulling
the Harness Adjuster Strap at the front of
the Car Seat as shown. (Fig 50-2)
49-3
10. Connect the Harness Clip and position
the Harness Clip at the middle of the
child’s chest, level with the armpits.
50-2
49-4
12. Check Harness Straps - Make sure the straps are flat and snug
against the child’s shoulders and thighs.
NOTE: A snug strap should not allow any slack. It lies in a
relatively straight line without sagging. It does not press on the
child’s flesh or push the child’s body into an unnatural position.
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Harness System Use and Adjustment
Removing Your Child from Harness System
1. Open Harness Clip by pressing button and sliding apart.
2. Unbuckle the Harness Buckle by pressing the red button.
3. Press the Harness Adjuster Button and pull outward on the
straps to loosen.
4. Slide the harness straps off the child’s shoulders and arms.
5. Remove your child.
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Harness System Use and Adjustment
- Knob must remain in vertical position
after adjustment. (Fig 52-1) DO NOT
use the Car Seat with the Harness
adjusted above the child’s shoulders as
the child will not be held securely in a
sharp turn, sudden stop, or crash.
11.2.2 Car Seat with Fixed Back
11.2 Adjusting Harness Strap Height
11.2.1 Car Seat with Adjustable Back
The Car Seat includes a sliding Adjustable Back that will adjust
the height of the harness straps as the back is adjusted.
1. The proper height of the harness straps is at or
just below your child’s shoulders.
2. Rotate the knob behind the seat back to raise or
lower the moving seat back and harness straps.
- To adjust the seat back height, turn the moving
back adjuster knob behind the seat clockwise
to increase the seat back height and counter
clockwise to decrease the seat back height.
Each half turn will raise or lower the slots 12.5
mm (1/2”).
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Knob handle must
be vertical
52-1
The fixed seat back model of the Car Seat features
three height adjustments for the harness straps.
The harness straps must be used in the slots that
position the straps even with or just below your child’s
shoulders (Fig 52-2). The harness straps are adjusted
as follows:
1. Remove the Car Seat from the Base and rotate
the Carry Handle to the storage or non-rocking
position. Place your child in the Car Seat such
52-2
that your child’s bottom is all the way to the rear
and bottom of the seat.
2. Determine which pair of harness slots will position the
harness straps even with or just below your child’s
shoulders. (Fig 52-3) DO NOT use harness slots that will
position the harness straps above your child’s shoulders
as the harness straps in this position will not restrain a
small child in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
52-3
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3. If the Harness Straps require adjustment, remove your child from
the Car Seat. Rotate the handle to the upright carry position.
4. Loosen the Harness Straps by depressing the Harness Adjuster
Button located below the flap just ahead of the Harness Buckle and
pulling on the harness straps.
5. Turn the seat over. Locate the Belt Adjuster Plate near the bottom
of the seat. (Fig 53-1) Remove both Harness Straps from the Belt
Adjuster Plate. From the front of the seat, pull the Harness Straps out
through the harness slots in the seat back and seat pad. (Fig 53-2)
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8. Reassemble the Harness Straps to the Belt Adjuster Plate. You
have two adjustment positions on the harness. Use Position A for a
smaller child, and Position B for a larger child. Do the left Harness
Strap first, followed by the right Harness Strap. Check that Harness
Straps are completely within the Belt Adjuster Plate loop (Fig 54-1).
If using Position A, loop B must be on top of the Belt Adjuster Plate.
(Fig 54-2)
A
A
B
B
A
B
54-1
A
B
53-1
53-2
6. Position the Harness Strap over the
Harness Slot selected in step 2 above and
using the included Belt Threading Tool,
push the Harness Straps through the Slots,
Belt Threading Tool
in the seat pad and the seat shell, repeat
for the other Shoulder Strap. (Fig 53-3)
53-3
7. From the rear of the Car Seat, pull the Harness Straps through the
Slots until you have enough strap to reach the Belt Adjuster Plate.
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54-2
9. Inspect the Harness Straps from the front and rear to ensure that
they are not twisted. Twisted straps can prevent proper tightening
of the Harness and thus may not adequately restrain your child in a
sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
10.Before using the Car Seat, please pull on
the Harness Straps from the front to ensure
that they are securely reattached.
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11.0
Harness System Use and Adjustment
11.0
11.3 Adjusting the Crotch Strap Length
The crotch strap length should
be adjusted such that a gap of
1/2” to 1” is present between the
ears of the buckle, and the top
of the child’s thigh, disregarding
any clothing or diaper (Fig 55-1).
Your child will grow very quickly
so always check that the buckle
is the proper height whenever
placing your child in the Car Seat.
The crotch strap length is adjusted
as follows:
Harness System Use and Adjustment
2. Adjust the length of the Crotch Strap to the
desired length. For small children, the length
of the Crotch Strap is shortened by wrapping
additional strap material around the metal clip.
For larger children, the length is increased by
unwrapping material from around the metal
clip. (Fig 56-1)
buckle
thigh
55-1
3. Reinsert the Crotch Strap metal clip into the
slot in the Crotch Strap cavity while pulling
upward on the Crotch Strap buckle. Check that
the Crotch Strap metal clip is completely seated
all the way down in the slots before using the
Car Seat. (Fig 56-2)
4. Push the Crotch Strap buckle back up through
the slot in the Seat Pad and return the Seat Pad
to its original position on the seat shell.
1. Lift up on the crotch strap pad and you will see
the crotch strap anchor clip riding in a slot in
the crotch strap cavity in the car seat shell.
Pull outward on the metal clip, while feeding
the crotch strap webbing downward, until the
crotch strap metal clip is removed from the slot.
DO NOT attempt to completely remove the
crotch strap from the Car Seat. (Fig 55-2)
55-2
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56-1
56-2
11.0
Harness System Use and Adjustment
11.4 Adjust Seat Recline Angle
WARNING!
•FAILURE TO PROPERLY RECLINE THE CAR SEAT ON THE
VEHICLE SEAT INCREASES THE RISK OF DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY.
•PROPER RECLINE ANGLE FOR SEAT BACK RECLINE IS
REQUIRED. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADJUSTING
RECLINE ANGLE USING SEAT ANGLE INDICATOR.
- TOO UPRIGHT CAN CAUSE A YOUNG INFANT’S HEAD
TO FALL FORWARD AND RESTRICT BREATHING.
- TOO RECLINED CAN CAUSE EJECTION IN A SUDDEN STOP
OR CRASH
For your child’s safety, the Car Seat must be properly reclined when
installed in the vehicle. The Car Seat includes a Seat Angle Indicator
on the lower portion of the shell on the child’s left side, to assist in
achieving the proper angle of recline for the Car Seat.
1. Park your vehicle on a level surface so that the Seat Angle Indicator
located on the left side of the Car Seat will properly indicate the
proper angle of recline of the seat.
11.0
Harness System Use and Adjustment
Car Seat with Base:
• Place Base on vehicle seat and lock car
seat onto base. Check that the car seat is
level side to side. (Fig 58-1)
• Check the Seat Angle Indicator that
matches the weight of your child. (Fig 58-2)
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows NO red,
the seat is installed at the proper seat
recline angle.
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows ANY red,
the Car Seat is either too upright or too
reclined. If the seat is too upright, extend the
foot one position at a time just until no red
shows. To extend the foot of the base, press
upward on the hand hold as shown in
(Fig 58-3) while holding onto the base. To
retract the foot, press inward on the Foot
Adjustment Lock Button as shown in
(Fig 58-4) and push upward on the foot.
Be careful not to pinch your finger as the
foot retracts.
Re-tighten the vehicle seat belt. Check the
Seat Angle Indicator to see if the seat is now
level (no red showing).
58-1
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
58-2
Foot Adjustment
Lock Button
58-3
Foot Adjustment
Lock Button
58-4
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11.0
12.0 Final
Harness System Use and Adjustment
Car Seat without Base:
• Place car seat onto vehicle seat. Check that
car seat is level side to side. (Fig 59-1)
• Check the Seat Angle Indicator that
matches the weight of your child. (Fig 59-2)
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows NO red,
the seat is installed at the proper seat
recline angle.
• If the Seat Angle Indicator shows ANY red,
the Car Seat is either too upright or too
reclined. If the Car Seat is too reclined adjust
the Car Seat as shown in (Fig 59-3) until the
Seat Angle Indicator shows NO red. If the
Car Seat is too upright, place a tightly rolled
towel, or car seat solid noodle, under the
foot end of the Car Seat until the Seat Angle
Indicator shows NO red. (Fig 59-4)
Re-tighten the vehicle seat belt. Check the
Seat Angle Indicator to see if the seat is now
level (no red showing).
12.0 FINAL SAFETY CHECKS
59-1
(10 kg) and
(10 to 14.5 kg)
59-2
59-3
1. If your child is already in the Car Seat, check that the harness is
properly fitted and snugly adjusted as instructed in the section 11.1
Securing Your Child with Harness System.
2. Check that UAS connectors are securely attached and UAS belt or
vehicle seat belt is tightly adjusted around base.
3. Remove any toys or other objects attached to carry handle.
4. Adjust carry handle into desired adjustment position. The storage
position is the preferred position for use in a vehicle.
13.0 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
13.1 Care & Maintenance
Vehicle seat: Use a child restraint mat, towel or other cloth to protect
vehicle seat upholstery. Continuous use of a child restraint may cause
damage to an unprotected vehicle seat.
Car Seat – Plastic and Metal components: Clean with mild soap and
cold water. DO NOT use bleach or harsh detergents.
Buckle Adjuster and UAS Connectors: Wipe clean with damp cloth
ONLY. If buckle/UAS connectors will not securely lock, DO NOT use this
child restraint. DO NOT use lubricants of any kind on any of the components
of the Car Seat and Base, including the buckle and UAS system.
Harness Straps: Spot clean with damp cloth or replace. DO NOT immerse
straps in water. The straps may weaken and not perform as designed.
59-4
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Safety Check
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13.0 Additional
Information
Seat Pad and Head Support Pad: For care and maintenance, read
and follow instructions on fabric tags.
To remove Seat Pad / Head Support Pad:
1. Remove the harness shoulder straps from the Car Seat.
2. Loosen the harness straps by depressing the
Harness Adjuster Button located below the flap
just ahead of the Harness Buckle and pulling on
the harness straps. (Fig 61-1)
3. Move Head Support into highest position to
remove and re-thread harness straps.
4.Turn the seat over. Locate the Belt Adjuster
Plate near the bottom of the seat. (Fig 61-2)
Remove both Harness Straps from the Belt
61-1
Adjuster Plate. From the front of the seat, pull
the Harness Straps through the shoulder area
slots and seat pad.
A
5. Unthread the shoulder strap from the
B
Harness-tie and Buckle Tongues, leaving
A
the Buckle Tongues in the Buckle. Be sure
B
to note how they are threaded to assist in
reassembling.
6. Carefully remove the Head Support Pad then adjust
61-2
the Adjustable Back to its lowest position.
7. Carefully remove the Seat Pad, do not unthread the
lower portion of the harness from the Car Seat.
8. For care and maintenance see fabric tag.
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13.0 Additional
Information
WARNING!
• DO NOT use the Car Seat Without the Seat Pad.
To install Seat Pad / Head Support Pad:
1. Reinstall Seat Pad /Head Support Pad on
Car Seat only when fabric is completely dry.
2. Place Seat Pad on Car Seat then place
the Head Support Pad, thread the Harness
straps through the Seat Pad bottom slots
and pulling the Buckle through the opening
at the rear of the flap on Pad. Thread
the Harness Straps through Buckle
Tongues and Harness-Tie. (Fig 62-1)
Harness-Tie
Buckle Tongues
62-1
3. Move Head Support into highest
position to re-thread harness straps.
4. Use the included Belt Threading Tool and thread Belt Threading Tool
the Harness straps through the slots in the
62-2
Seat Pad and Head Support Pad. (Fig 62-2)
5. From the rear of the Car Seat, pull
the Harness Straps through the Slots
until you have enough strap to reach
the Belt Adjuster Plate. (Fig 62-3)
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A
A
B
62-3
13.0 Additional
13.0 Additional
Information
13.2 Using Your Car Seat with a Baby Trend Stroller
6. Reassemble the Harness Straps to the Belt Adjuster
Plate. Do the left Harness Strap first, followed by
the right Harness Strap. Check that Harness Straps
are completely within the Belt Adjuster Plate loop
(Fig 63-1). You have two adjustment positions on
the harness. Use Position A for a smaller child, and
Position B for a larger child. If using Position A, loop B
must be on top of the Belt Adjuster Plate (Fig 63-2 ).
A
Please see the stroller owner’s manual for information on the use of the
Car Seat with the Baby Trend stroller.
13.3 Airplane Use
A
B
B
63-1
63-2
7.Inspect the Harness Straps from the front and rear to ensure
that they are not twisted. Twisted straps can prevent proper
tightening of the Harness and thus may not adequately
restrain your child in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
Before using the Car Seat, please pull on the Harness Straps
from the front to ensure that they are securely re-attached.
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Information
This child restraint is certified for use in Aircraft ONLY without the base.
This Car Seat must be secured without the Base in an airplane in
the same manner as it is used in an automobile. See Section 10.6
Car Seat Only Installation without Base. Please check with the
airline in advance to determine their policies regarding the use
of Car Seats aboard the airplane. The Car Seat must be used in
only a forward facing airplane seat. Please ask the flight attendant
for assistance in placement of the Car Seat. Please follow these
instructions for proper installation and perform the Final Safety
Check as instructed in Section 12.0 Final Safety Check.
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13.0 Additional
Information
13.4 Replacement Parts
If You Need Help or Replacement Parts, please call our
Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-7363 between the
hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Monday
through Friday or visit us online at www.babytrend.com
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