Dorel Juvenile Group 4358-3832A Instruction manual

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Prospect,
Adjustable Highback Booster
Instruction Manual
This child
restraint is
designed for
use by children
whose:
Weight:
22-100 pounds
(10.1-45.4 kg)
Height:
34-57 inches
(85.1-144.8 cm)
Read all instructions
BEFORE USING this child restraint.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
IMPORTANT!
Failure to follow the warnings on the labels
and in the instruction manual can result in
the death or serious injury of your child.
Para recibir las instrucciones en español, llame al
1-800-544-1108 o solicitarse por escrito al dirección por arriba.
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Before You Begin...
Table of Contents
Thank you for choosing this car seat, referred to throughout
this manual as a child restraint.The DJG family is committed
to creating a child restraint with the most comfort and
convenience available today.
Remember, parents are a child’s first teachers and examples. If
you always buckle your seat belt, your child will think it is the
natural thing to do. Make it a firm rule that the vehicle does
not go until everyone is buckled up. Make no exceptions.
No one can predict if use of a child restraint will prevent
injury or death in a particular crash. However, combined with
careful driving, proper use of a child restraint can lower a
child’s risk of injury or death in most crashes.
Your child’s safety is worth the time it will take to read and
follow these instructions.After reading, if you still have
questions or have any problems with this child restraint,
please contact our Consumer Relations Department at:
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
General and Warm Weather Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Registration and Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Understanding Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Child Restraint Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Choosing Restraint and Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11
Aircraft Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Preparing Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15
Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child . . . . . . . . . .16-23
Securing Your Child in the Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-26
Removing Your Child from the Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29
Knowing Your Vehicle Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-33
Locking Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35
Forward-Facing Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37
Forward-Facing Installation with Vehicle Belts . . . . . . .38-41
Forward-Facing Installation with LATCH Belts . . . . . . .42-45
Adjusting the Top Anchorage Strap (Tether) . . . . . . . . .46-47
Belt-Positioning Booster Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Remove Harness System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-51
Belt-Positioning Booster Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-54
Remove Backrest for Backless
Belt-Positioning Booster Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-57
Backless Belt-Positioning Booster Installation . . . . . . . .58-59
Reinstall Backrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-61
Reinstall Harness System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63
Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-66
Replace Seat Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-69
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Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Website:
www.djgusa.com
Fax:
1-800-207-8182
Mailing Address:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Telephone:
1-800-544-1108
7 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST M-TH
7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST FRI
On the bottom of the shell there is an expiration date
for use of this child restraint. Do not use this child
restraint after the expiration date.
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WARNING
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WARNING
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in the serious injury or death of your
child. To help you recognize those
instructions which are most critical for
your child’s safety, we use this symbol :
Never take your child out of the child
restraint or try to tend to your child’s
needs while the vehicle is moving. Never
leave child unattended.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front
seating positions.
Do not use cut, frayed or damaged
harnesses.
Never place a child less than one-year old
forward-facing.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
Make sure the harness height is correct
for your child’s size.
The harness must be snug.
Do not use a child restraint with
damaged or missing parts.
Do not lubricate buckles and fasteners.
Do not substitute parts or try to modify
the child restraint in any way.
Do not use a child restraint that has
been in a crash.You must get a new child
restraint.
Use the child restraint only on vehicle
seats that face forward. Do not use on seats
that face the sides or rear of the vehicle.
The vehicle or LATCH belt must stay
tight at the belt path.When you switch
from one mode to the next, review the
sections of this instruction manual that
apply to that mode. If you don’t, your child
could be seriously injured or killed.
Check the vehicle or LATCH belt before
each use. Use only if the belt can be
tightened properly and securely.
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Never allow any child to play with this
child restraint; it is not a toy.
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WARNING
This child restraint should be securely
belted in the vehicle even when not in use.
In a crash or sudden stop, an unsecured
child restraint could injure other occupants.
Do not use this child restraint if the top
of your child's head is above the top of the
restraint’s headrest.
Dorel Juvenile Group does not
recommend the use of any child restraint
accessories except those recommended by
DJG.
Secure the top anchorage strap (tether)
provided with this child restraint as
specified in both the vehicle and child
restraint manufacturer's instructions.
Do not remove any of the warning labels
or other labels on the child restraint.
Placing your child in a hot child restraint
may result in burns.
Read instructions for other warnings.
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General and Warm Weather Use
To help protect your vehicle seat’s upholstery from
damage, use a towel underneath and behind child
restraint.
To avoid your child being seriously burned, take
the following precautions:
1. Park in the shade or where sun does not
directly hit the child restraint.
2. Cover the child restraint with a sheet or blanket
when not in use.
3. Check for hot seat and buckles before placing child in
child restraint.
Registration and Recall Information
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons.You
must register this restraint to be reached in a recall.
Send your name, address and the restraint’s model
number and manufacturing date to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
PO Box 2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Attn: Consumer Relations or visit www.djgusa.com
or call 1-800-544-1108
For recall information, call the U.S. Government's
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800424-9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.
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Understanding Your Vehicle
Your vehicle’s features may be considerably different
than those pictured here. Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual to help identify your vehicle’s specific features.
A
B
D
C
E
A.Anchor Bracket
B. LATCH Anchors
For Top Anchorage Strap
(Forward-facing only)
(In seat bight)
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C. Seat Buckles
D.Air Bag
E. Seat Bight
(Where seat cushions
meet)
(Consult your vehicle
owner’s manual for all air
bag locations)
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Child Restraint Parts
Front
B
C
A
D
F
N
C
D
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S
G
H
K
A
S
E
G
J
Back
R
M
Armrests
Buckle Plates
Buckle
Cup/Snack Holder
Harness Release
Lever
L. Harness
Adjustment Strap
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Q
P
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
A. Headrest
B. Pillow
(on select models)
C. Harness Slots
D. Seat Back
E. Harness Covers
(on select models)
F. Harness Retainer
O
P. Splitter Plate
Q. Instructions
(on bottom of
seat base)
R. Locking Clip
(on bottom of
seat base)
S. Headrest
Adjustment Buttons
M. Seat Base
N. Top Anchorage
(Tether) Strap &
Hook
O. LATCH Belt
(may be between
pad and shell)
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Choosing Restraint and Position
Your child’s height, weight and age determine how your
child restraint should be placed in the vehicle and which
restraint should be used.
22-40 lbs (10.1-18 kg)
34-43 in. (85.1-110 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Forward-Facing using
5-point harness
Child and child restraint
face the front of the vehicle
and are placed in the back
seat.
40-100 lbs (18.1-45.4 kg)
43-48 in. (110.1-121.9 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Belt-Positioning Booster
using vehicle
lap/shoulder belt
combination
Child and child restraint
face the front of the vehicle
and are placed in the back
seat. 5-point harness is
removed.
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40-100 lbs (18.1-45.4 kg)
48-57 in. (122-144.8 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old
Backless Belt-Positioning
Booster using vehicle
lap/shoulder belt
combination
Child and child restraint
face the front of the vehicle
and are placed in the back
seat. 5-point harness and
seat back are removed.
Aircraft Installation
This restraint is certified for aircraft use only when used
with the internal harness. Do not use as a belt-positioning
seat because aircraft seats do not have shoulder belts. Use
on forward-facing aircraft seats only and in a position
where the lap belt can be tightened securely.This child
restraint is installed in an aircraft seat the same way it is
installed in the vehicle.
Use the child restraint only with F.A.A. certified equipment.
Contact the airline prior to taking a child restraint on
board in order to comply with their specific regulations.
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Preparing Child Restraint
3
Align the seat back locks
with the holes in the seat
base.
4
From the front of the child
restraint, with one hand,
make sure seat base pad is
out of the way of the seat
back locks. Grasp seat
back with the other hand
and push down evenly and
firmly until it locks into
place. Pull up on seat back
to make sure it is locked.
Set headrest aside.
1
Pull seat pad over both
cup holders.
Backrest to Seat Base
Assembly
2
Place child restraint on the
floor.
Rotate seat back to the
upright position with one
hand while holding the
harness straps away from
child restraint with the
other hand.
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5
Turn child restraint over
and check underneath seat
to make sure the seat
back locks are locked in
place.
6
Tuck base pad behind
backrest pad.
8
Slide headrest over right
headrest adjustment
button.
9
Press in on the left
headrest adjustment
button.
10
Slide the headrest evenly
down until the adjustment
buttons lock into place.
Headrest to Seat Back
Assembly
7
Align headrest to seat
back.
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WARNING
Failure to use the headrest when using the
backrest can result in serious injury or
death.
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Preparing Child Restraint to Fit
Your Child
3
Press on harness retainer
release button and pull
apart.
4
Press red button on
buckle to release the
buckle plates. Place
harness over sides of child
restraint.
5
Place the child’s bottom
and back flat against the
child restraint.This will
increase comfort and allow
the harness to properly
tighten.
If you are going to use this child restraint with
the restraint’s internal harness system, you
MUST make these adjustments with your child
before you install the child restraint in the
vehicle.
1
Make sure LATCH belt
packaging is pulled free of
child restraint shell.
2
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
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Check Harness Height
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Harness
Guide
Forward-Facing
Position: Harness slots
must be even with or
just above the shoulders.
If the top harness slots
are below the child’s
shoulders, the child
weighs at least 40 lbs.
(18.1 kg) and is over 1
year old, convert the seat
to a belt-positioning
booster.
Determine which set of
harness slots works best
for your child. Adjust if
needed.
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To change harness
location:
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From the back of the
restraint, remove harness
from splitter plate.
9
Pull harness through the
harness slots from the
front.
10
Rethread harness into new
harness slot location. Make
sure harness does not
twist.
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Refasten harness to
splitter plate. Make sure
harness does not twist.
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To change buckle
location:
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From bottom of seat,
locate buckle’s metal clip.
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Insert metal clip up
through the shell and pad.
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From the front, pull buckle
free from shell and pad.
WARNING
Failure to reattach the harness correctly,
can result in serious injury or death.
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Determine which of the
three available buckle slots
is both comfortable and
snug.
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Fit the buckle strap down
through the slot that is
both comfortable and
snug. Make sure buckle
faces out.
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From the bottom of seat,
pull buckle's metal clip
completely through pad
and shell.
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Check Headrest
Height
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The top of the child’s head
should never be above the
top of the child restraint’s
headrest. Adjust headrest
if needed.
!
WARNING
Do not use this child restraint if the top of
your child's head is above the top of the
child restraint’s headrest.
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To raise headrest:
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To lower headrest:
Push in on headrest
adjustment buttons and
slide the headrest up to
proper position.
Pull up on buckle to make
sure buckle’s metal plate is
completely through the
pad and shell.
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!
Push in on headrest
adjustment buttons and
slide the headrest down to
proper position.
WARNING
Failure to place buckle’s metal plate
completely through pad and shell can result
in serious injury or death to the child.
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Securing Your Child in the Child
Restraint
Snap the harness retainer
together.
4
Pull on harness adjustment
strap to tighten harness
snugly.
Position harness straps
over the child’s shoulders.
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!
WARNING
Failure to use the headrest when using the
internal harness system can result in
serious injury or death.
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3
Push each buckle plate
into buckle until you hear
a “click”. Remember to
always pull up on harness
straps to make sure buckle
is locked tightly.
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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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Position the harness
retainer at mid-chest (even
with arm pits), away from
the child’s neck.
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Removing Your Child from the
Child Restraint
1
Press on release button
and pull apart.
2
Press red button on buckle
to release the buckle
plates. Place harness over
sides of child restraint.
3
Loosen harness by pushing
down on the harness
release lever while pulling
out on the harness.
Remove child.
WARNING:
!
Failure to fasten and tighten the harness
system correctly can result in serious injury
or death.
The top of the child’s head
should never be above the
top of the child restraint’s
headrest. Adjust headrest
if needed.
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!
WARNING
Do not use this child restraint if the top of
your child's head is above the top of the
child restraint’s headrest.
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Choosing LATCH or Vehicle Belts
Vehicle Belts
If LATCH is not an
option, you will use your
vehicle’s belts. In most
cases you will use the
lap/shoulder belt
combination. There are
some vehicle belts that
will not work with a child
restraint or will require
special attention. See
next page for specific
instructions.
The LATCH System
Anchor bars
LATCH means Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren. Not all vehicles
manufactured before
September 2002 were
equipped with LATCH.
The LATCH system allows
a child restraint to be
secured in the vehicle
without using the vehicle
belt system and can ONLY
be used in vehicles that
have the anchor bars
installed.
Check your vehicle
owners manual to see
which seating positions
may be equipped with the
LATCH system.
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Knowing Your Vehicle Belts
Vehicle belt too short
Contact your vehicle dealer for a seat belt extender.
Not all vehicle belts will work with this child restraint.
You must determine if your vehicles belts are compatible
with this child restraint. If you will use the LATCH
system, refer to the LATCH section.
Belts in center of the door or side panel (A) or
middle of the vehicle seat cushion (B).
You must move the child restraint to another seating
location.A locking clip will not fix this problem.
ELR - Emergency Locking Retractor Belts
Definition:These belts only lock in a sudden stop or
crash.To see if you have this type of belt, pull on the lap
belt, let it return part way, then pull on it again. If it
moves freely, it is an ELR belt and the child restraint
could work loose during normal driving. Refer to your
vehicle owner’s manual.
See “Locking Clip” section.
A
B
ELR shoulder belts either require a locking clip or cannot
be used with any child restraint. Note: You may use an
ELR lap and shoulder belt when using this child restraint
as belt-positioning booster; no locking clip is required.
ELR lap-only belts must be replaced with a manual belt;
contact your vehicle dealer. A locking clip will not
correct this problem.
Automatic/Passive vehicle seat belts
Automatic (passive) 2-point belt has no lap belt.You must
install a lap belt to secure a child restraint.You may also
need to install an extra lap belt for an automatic 3-point
belt. Refer to the vehicles owner’s manual. A locking clip
will not correct this problem.
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Manual Belts
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Manual lap belts are
common in the center rear
seat and can allow the child
restraint to loosen when it
is tilted or jarred. After
tightening the lap belt
securely, tilt and push the
child restraint forward and
to both sides. If no
loosening occurs, your child
restraint should be secure.
Latch plate
Buckle
Twist vehicle seat belt and
latch plate (or buckle)
!
WARNING
Failure to check and adjust the manual belt
as described on the previous page can result
in serious injury or death.
If loosening does occur, try
the following: If the buckle
plate slides on the belt, turn
the buckle plate over. If the
buckle slides, turn the
buckle. Refasten the vehicle
lap belt.The release button
should face out after
twisting so that it is easy to
reach in an emergency.
If the lap belt continues to
loosen, the child restraint
must be moved to another
location in the vehicle.A
locking clip will not correct
this problem; see your
vehicle owner’s manual.
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Locking Clip
NOTE: The locking clip is located on the bottom of the
seat.You do not need a locking clip when using this seat as
a belt-positioning booster.
Remove the locking clip when the vehicle seat belt is not
being used with the child restraint. A locking clip will not
fix all types of seat belt problems.
Before you put your child restraint in the vehicle, buckle the
lap/shoulder belt. Pull on the lap belt portion. If it loosens or
slips, you must either use a locking clip to hold the seat belt
tight or move the child restraint to another seating location.
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2
Thread both vehicle lap
and shoulder belts through
the slot (as shown) and
out other side. Buckle.
Pull up on shoulder belt
until all slack is out and lap
belt is tight.
Grasp both vehicle belts
together just behind the
buckle plate and unbuckle.
NOTE: If the buckle plate
ends up behind the child
restraint, grasp the belts to
the outside of the child
restraint, as close to the
buckle plate as possible.
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3
Thread both portions of
the vehicle belt onto the
locking clip.
4
Position locking clip about
1 in. (2.5 cm) from vehicle
belt’s buckle plate.
5
Rebuckle belt. Lap belt
portion should now be
tight. If not, remove
locking clip and repeat all
steps.
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Forward-Facing Use
Lap/Shoulder Belt
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Lap Belt
WARNING:
Using this child restraint in any vehicle
seat where the lap or LATCH belts
cannot be tightened securely and properly
or where it can be loosened by pulling on
it can result in serious injury or death.
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
Failure to use the child restraint’s
headrest when using the backrest can
result in serious injury or death.
Do not use this child
restraint if the top of
your child's head is
above the top of the
child restraint’s
headrest.
Refer to the “Choosing
Restraint and Position”
section to make sure your
child is at the proper
weight and height.
LATCH Belt
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
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Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
Thread the vehicle lap
belt or lap/shoulder belt
combination through the
belt path and out other
side. Buckle.
2
Place one knee in the
child restraint and push
down firmly while pulling
up on belt to tighten.
For a manual belt, refer
to “Knowing your Vehicle
Belt” section.
After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or
LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they
pertain to both systems.
When LATCH is not being
used, fasten belt hooks on
the sides of the child
restraint as shown.
!
WARNING:
Loose LATCH hooks can result in serious
injury or death.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Forward-Facing Installation with
Vehicle Belts:
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To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
!
WARNING
Using this child restraint in any vehicle
seat where the lap belt cannot be
tightened securely and properly or where
it can be loosened by pulling on it can
result in serious injury or death.
NOTE: If your vehicle does not have an anchor
bracket, tuck the top anchorage strap’s hook under the
child restraint.
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
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With weakest hand at
belt path, tilt and push the
child restraint forward
and back, and from side to
side. If the seat belts do
not loosen, your child
restraint should be
secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is
acceptable. If it moves
more, review “Knowing
Your Vehicle Belts” and
“The Locking Clip”
sections.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
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3
Place child restraint flush
against the back of the
vehicle seat forwardfacing in the back seat.
4
Fasten one LATCH belt
hook to the anchor in
the vehicle seat located
in the vehicle seat bight.
Repeat for other side of
child restraint. See your
vehicle owner’s manual
for locations and more
information.
5
Place one knee in the
child restraint and push
down firmly while pulling
up on the loop to
tighten belt.
NOTE: Do not use
LATCH system along with
the adult lap or
lap/shoulder belt.
1
Route LATCH belt
through upper slot in side
of shell.
Pull one LATCH hook
across the back and out
the other side.
2
The LATCH adjuster can
be on either side, but the
belt should not be twisted.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Forward-Facing Installation with
LATCH Belt: Install LATCH Belts
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With weakest hand at belt
path, tilt and push the
child restraint forward
and back, and from side to
side. If the LATCH belts
do not loosen, your child
restraint should be
secure.
NOTE: Some “play” from
front to back or about an
inch from side to side is acceptable.
If the child restraint does not remain tight, do not use
the child restraint in this seating location with this
LATCH system.
8
After checking for hot
seat and buckles, place
your child in the child
restraint as described in
the “Securing Your Child
in the Child Restraint”
section.
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To remove LATCH:
Press down firmly on
adjuster side of child
restraint and press
release button on
adjuster to release
tension. Unhook
LATCH hooks.
7
!
WARNING
LATCH hooks MUST be securely fastened.
Failure to do this can result in serious injury
or death.
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Forward-Facing Use: 22-40 lbs. (10.1-18 kg), 34-43” (85.1-110 cm), Over 1 year of age.
With knee still in child
restraint, attach hook to
anchor in vehicle. Push
down firmly and tighten
top anchorage strap.
To adjust top anchorage
strap: See “Adjusting Top
Anchorage Strap” section.
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The top anchorage strap is used for the forward-facing
position only.
To Adjust Top
Anchorage Strap:
Pull loose
end to
tighten
To tighten; pull on free
end of top anchorage
strap.
Most vehicles made after 9/1/99 already have the anchor
hardware for a top anchorage strap. Refer to your
owner’s manual or call your dealer.
Storage of Top Anchorage Strap:
Belt-Positioning Booster position: Place
top anchorage strap and anchor hook
under the child restraint.
To loosen; lift up on top
anchorage lock and push
lock toward top
anchorage hook.
Lift up to
loosen
To Attach Top
Anchorage Strap:
Put knee in child restraint
and push down; attach
hook to anchor in vehicle.
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Adjusting the Top Anchorage
Strap
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Remove Harness System
Make sure your child is at the proper weight and height
to use the belt-positioning booster or backless beltpositioning booster.
Harness must be removed for use as a
Belt-Positioning Booster.
Belt-Positioning
Booster
1
From the back of the
restraint, remove
harness from splitter
plate.
2
Pull harness adjustment
strap as far out as
possible.
3
Pull harness through the
harness slots from the
front.
40-100 lbs
(18.1-45.4 kg)
43-48 in.
(110.1-121.9 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old.
Lap/Shoulder Belt
Backless BeltPositioning Booster
40-100 lbs
(18.1-45.4 kg)
48-57 in.
(122-144.8 cm)
and Over 1 Year Old.
Lap/Shoulder Belt
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use
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Under the seat, place
finger under metal clip on
the side harness and lift off
harness guide. Do the
same for the other side
harness.
7
From under seat, push
buckle metal clip up and
out through slot in
bottom of seat.
5
From the front, pull both
harness guides free from
shell and pad.
8
From the front, pull
buckle free from shell
and pad. Keep harness
system for future use.
6
From under seat push
metal clip up and out
though slot in bottom of
seat then pull the
harness free.
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Do not use LATCH when
using the belt-positioning
booster.
You MUST fasten LATCH
belt hooks on the sides of
the child restraint as
shown.
!
WARNING:
Loose LATCH hooks can result in serious
injury or death.
1
Place booster seat against
the back of the vehicle
seat.Tuck the top
anchorage hook under the
child restraint. Have child
sit in seat with his or her
back and bottom fully in
the seat.
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Place lap belt across
child’s thighs. Lock buckle.
NOTE: Make sure the
lap and shoulder belt are
placed under armrest as
shown.
2
!
WARNING
Do not use this booster seat
with the backrest if the top of
your child’s head is above the
top of the booster seat’s
headrest. Convert to the
backless belt-positioning booster.
Use only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder
belt system when restraining the child in
this booster seat.
Do not use this booster with
the backrest if the bottom
edge of headrest is lower
than the top of the child’s
shoulders. Convert to the
backless belt-positioning
booster.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death to your child.
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Belt-Positioning Booster
Installation
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!
Remove Backrest for Backless
Belt-Positioning Booster Use
Remove harness system (see “Remove Harness
System” section).
1
Remove Headrest
2
Remove Backrest
Press in on both
headrest adjustment
buttons and remove
headrest.
WARNING
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
Do Not Use only the lap
belt when using this seat as
a belt-positioning booster
without the internal
harness.
The shoulder belt must
always be adjusted snugly
across the child’s chest.
NEVER place the shoulder
belt under the child’s arms.
Failure to follow these warnings can result
in serious injury or death to your child.
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From the bottom of the
child restraint, squeeze
middle backrest lock in
and push backrest down.
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Belt-Positioning Booster Use: 40-100 lbs. (18.1-45.4 kg), 48-57” (122-144.8 cm), Over 1 year of age.
Secure the shoulder belt
behind the headrest. Make
sure the bottom of
headrest is above to top of
the child’s shoulders. The
belt should cross the base
of the child's neck and lie
across the chest (not the
face or neck). Pull up on the shoulder belt to tighten.
Check periodically to ensure that your child has not
moved out of position and loosened the shoulder belt.
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Push in both outside
backrest locks and push
backrest out of base.
4
Rotate backrest forward.
6
Pull the other backrest
locking tab out of other
armrest.
Store headrest, backrest
and harness system for
future use.
7
Attach elastic straps to
the back of the base.
Push out on one armrest
and pull backrest’s locking
tab out of armrest.
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Place booster seat against
the back of the vehicle
seat. Have child sit in seat
with his or her back and
bottom fully in the seat.
1
!
WARNING:
Do not use the base as a beltpositioning booster if the midpoint
of your child’s head is above the top
of the vehicle seat back.
Place lap belt across child’s
thighs. Lock buckle. The
shoulder belt should cross
the base of the child's neck
and across the chest (not
the face or neck). Pull up
on the shoulder belt to
tighten belt snugly.
NOTE: Make sure the lap and shoulder belt are placed
under armrest as shown.
Check periodically to ensure that your child has not
moved out of position and loosened the shoulder belt.
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2
!
WARNING
Check vehicle instructions for more
information about air bag/child restraint
use.
Do Not Use only the lap
belt when using this seat as
a belt-positioning booster
without the internal
harness.
The shoulder belt must
always be adjusted snugly
across the child’s chest.
Use only the vehicle’s lap
and shoulder belt system when
restraining the child in this booster seat.
Failure to do this can result in serious
injury or death.
NEVER place the shoulder belt under the
child’s arms.
Failure to follow these warnings can
result in serious injury or death to your
child.
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Backless Belt-Positioning Booster
Installation
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1
Release the elastic strap
that is sewn to the back
edge of seat base pad.
2
Push in one backrest
locking tab into armrest.
Make sure back of
backrest is at the back of
seat base.
3
Push out on the other
armrest to slide in
backrest’s locking tab into
the slot in the armrest.
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Rotate backrest
backwards.
4
Reinstall Backrest
Follow the steps in the
“Preparing Child
Restraint” section for
complete backrest and
headrest assembly.
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Reinstall Harness System
4
While pulling up on strap,
slide harness guide into
slot until it clicks in place.
Do the same for the
other side harness.
5
Rethread harness into
harness slots. Make sure
harness does not twist.
6
Refasten harness to
splitter plate. Make sure
harness does not twist.
Insert metal clip of the
buckle down through the
pad and shell.
1
From under seat, pull
metal clip down through
slot in bottom of seat.
From the front, pull buckle
tight.
2
Push harness clip down
through slot in the pad
and shell.
3
!
WARNING
Failure to reattach the harness correctly,
can result in serious injury or death.
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Removing Seat Pad for Cleaning
3
Remove pad from
backrest. Start by sliding
pad off of backrest’s
locking tab.
4
Slide pad off of top of
backrest.
5
Remove pad from seat
base. Start by unhooking
the elastic on back of seat
base.
Remove harness as described in the “Belt-Positioning
Booster” section.
Remove headrest and backrest as described in the
“Remove Backrest for Backless Belt-Positioning Booster
Use” section.
1
Remove the elastic straps
from back of headrest.
2
From the front of
headrest, pull pad off.
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Pull pad off around
cup/snack holder and
remove pad.
6
If your model has armrest
pads, undo the elastic
straps from tops of
armrests and pull armrest
pads off.
7
Replace Seat Pad
Replace seat pad by reversing order;
Seat Base Pad: Starting from front of the child restraint,
slip pad on seat base. Attach the elastic straps from
middle of pad to back of seat base.
Backrest Pad: Starting from the top, slide on narrow end
of pad. Attach sides of pad to the backrest’s locking
tabs.
Headrest Pad: Starting from the bottom, slip on pad and
pull over top of headrest. Attach the elastic straps to
the back of headrest.
Assemble backrest to seat base (see “Reinstalling
Backrest” section). Assemble headrest to backrest (see
“Preparing Child Restraint” section. Rethread harness
system (see “Reinstall Harness System” section).
Hand wash with warm sudsy water, rinse clean and air
dry. Do not use bleach or other harsh cleaners. Do not
dry clean.
Spot clean harness straps and armrests. Do not machine
wash.
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Warranty
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) warrants this product to the
original retail purchaser as follows:
This product is warranted against defective materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of original purchase.
An original receipt is required to validate your
warranty. DJG will, at its option, provide replacement parts
or replace this product. DJG reserves the right to substitute if
the part or model has been discontinued.
To make a claim under this warranty you may contact us at
www.djgusa.com, fax us at 1-800-207-8182 24 hours a day,
write to DJG, Consumer Relations Department, P. O. Box
2609, Columbus, IN 47202-2609, or call 1-800-544-1108 from
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and from
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Proof of purchase is
required and shipping charges are the responsibility of
the consumer.
Warranty Limitations:
This warranty does not include damages which arise from
misuse or abuse of this product.
Limitation of Damages:
The warranty and remedies as set forth are exclusive and in
lieu of all others, oral or written, expressed or implied. In no
event will DJG or the dealer selling this product be liable to
you for any damages, including incidental or consequential
damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this product.
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Limitation of warranties and other warranty terms and
state law rights:
Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of the
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 as to 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 DJG nor the dealer selling this product
authorized any person to create for it any other warranty,
obligation, or liability in connection with this product.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THE PRE-ADDRESSED
OWNER REGISTRATION CARD WITHIN (30) DAYS OF
PURCHASE TO EXPEDITE WARRANTY CLAIMS AND TO
VERIFY THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE.
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Replacement Parts Order Form
Complete the form below. Your model number with color
code and manufacture date code MUST be included on the
form to ensure proper replacement parts. Your model
number with color code and the date code can be found on a
sticker on the side of child restraint. Payment in U.S. dollars
must accompany your order. Choose parts needed from the
list on the next page.
Return the form with payment to:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 2609
Columbus, IN 47202-2609
Fax orders to: 1-800-207-8182
Please make money orders payable to Dorel Juvenile Group,
Inc. Fill in the area below to charge to Visa or Mastercard.
We do not accept personal checks or Discover Card. All
outside of U.S. and Canada MUST use credit card.
Ship To (Please Print): ________________________________
Name: ____________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
City:______________________________________________
State/Province: ________________________Zip __________
Telephone: ________________________________________
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Email Address: ______________________________________
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