Your child’s safety depends on you installing and using this car seat correctly. READ THIS MANUAL! After following these instructions, return this manual to the storage pocket on the back of the car seat for quick reference. Car Seat/ Booster...
2.1 About Your Child ... 2.2 About Using this Car Seat in Your Vehicle ... 2.3 When the Car Seat is Not Occupied ... 2.4 Life and Condition of the Car Seat ... 3. Features and Components ... 4. Selecting a Suitable Location for the Car Seat ...
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1. Warnings to Parents and Other Users DO NOT install or use this car seat until you read and understand the instructions in this manual and in your vehicle owner’s manual. DO NOT let others install or use the car seat unless they understand how to use it.
2.1 About Your Child Instructions for the use of this car seat and your vehicle’s seat belt differ greatly depending on the size of your child. Be sure you are using the car seat in the correct mode and with the correct features for your child.
Your child should use the built-in harness if: child weighs from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg), and is between 27 and 40 inches (69 and 102 cm) in height, and child is at least one year old and can sit upright unassisted, and child’s shoulders are below top harness slots.
Your child should use the VEHICLE shoulder and lap belts BUT NOT the built-in harness if: child weighs from 30 to 80 lbs. (14 to 36 kg), and is between 35 and 54 inches (89 and 138 cm) in height, and child’s ears are below top of booster seat.
VERY HOT if the seat is left in the sun. Contact with these parts can burn your child’s skin. Cover the car seat with a blanket if it will be exposed to the sun, and always touch the surface of any metal or plastic parts before putting your child in the car seat.
EVEN IF THE CAR SEAT IS NOT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, stop using it and throw it away after the date molded into the back of the car seat. Example: “Do not use this child restraint after December 2006.” DO NOT MODIFY YOUR CAR SEAT or use any accessories or parts supplied by other manufacturers.
**Some vehicles are now (or can be) equipped with tether anchor points behind some vehicle seats. A tether anchors the top of the car seat to the body of the vehicle. When used properly with the vehicle seat belt, a tether helps reduce injury in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
5. Use of the Car Seat with the Built-in Harness Use of this car seat with the built-in harness is meant for a child: who weighs from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and is between 27 and 40 inches (69 and 102 cm) in...
To properly adjust the harness to your child: 1. Loosen the harness straps by fully pushing in the red adjustment button on the front of the seat and pulling the straps out at the shoulders as shown 2. Unthread one strap from the harness clip 3.
9. Inspect the harness straps from the front and back of the car seat to be sure the straps are inserted at the same level and that they are not twisted. Twisted belts can create slack in the harness straps and reduce the protection provided by the car seat.
Follow the instructions in this section and in your vehicle owner’s manual to select a location for the car seat. If you are not sure where to place the car seat in your vehicle, contact your vehicle manufacturer or Graco Children’s Products Inc.,...
Meets These Requirements The vehicle seat belt must be designed to hold the car seat tightly at ALL times. There are a variety of seat belt systems that are NOT safe for use with the car seat because they will not hold the car seat tightly at all times.
E.L.R. It is often seen in combination with a motorized shoulder belt. Since these lap belts will loosen if pulled on slowly, the car seat may shift to an unsafe position. This vehicle belt will NOT safely restrain the car seat. However, you may be able to convert your E.L.R.
NOT safely restrain the car seat. If you have one of the above vehicle belt systems, DO NOT use it to secure the car seat. Look for a vehicle seat location that has a suitable seat belt (see the next section) or contact your vehicle manufacturer about installing a seat belt system that can be used to secure the car seat.
B. Vehicle Belt Systems that are Suitable for Use with the Car Seat The following vehicle belt systems can be used with your car seat, IF the seat location meets all other requirements of these instructions AND THOSE IN YOUR VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUAL.
You must use the Locking clip locking clip provided with the car seat (see “To install the locking clip” on page 29), unless your vehicle’s seat belt can be converted in another way that is described in your vehicle owner’s manual.
As a result, it is not possible for this manual to tell you everything you need to know about putting this car seat in your vehicle. You must carefully follow the instructions provided by your vehicle manufacturer, in addition to the information in this manual.
3. Be sure that the vehicle seat back is locked in position. 4. Place the car seat firmly against the back of a forward-facing vehicle seat. If you are using the tether, lay it over the back of the vehicle seat so it won’t get hidden behind the back of...
6. Buckle the vehicle belt. Make sure the buckle tongue goes into the correct buckle, and not the adjacent one twisted or turned. 7. Now the vehicle seat belt must be tightened. Push down hard with your knee or free hand in the middle of the car seat .
A manually adjusted lap belt by pulling on the excess belt while pushing down hard on the car seat. However, you may have trouble tightening the belt because of the upright angle at which you must pull. You may have to unbuckle the vehicle belt, estimate a belt length that will make the vehicle belt very tight, then buckle it again.
10. To install the locking clip: a. Tighten the buckled vehicle belt by pushing down hard on the car seat and pulling hard on the shoulder belt. b. While continuing to push down on the car seat, let go of the shoulder strap and pinch the two straps together just behind the buckle tongue.
Repeat this procedure if the lap belt is loose or lengthens when pulled. Remove locking clip from vehicle seat belt when not being used with a car seat. The belt will not properly restrain an adult or child and serious injury could occur. Store locking clip under its tab on the back of the car seat.
You may need to retighten the vehicle belts after tether installation. d. To loosen, lift up on the metal tongue of the buckle When not using tether, place tether behind car seat or tuck between vehicle seat back and bottom.
Safety Check 12. Make sure that the car seat is properly secured by the vehicle seat belt system by performing the following test EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE WITH YOUR CHILD: Holding the car seat near the vehicle belt path, Twist and pull the car seat firmly forward and...
5.4 Securing Your Child in the Car Seat with the Built-in Harness Failure to properly secure your child in the car seat increases the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
3. Place your child in the car seat so that the child’s bottom rests against the back of the car seat. 4. Pull the harness straps around your child (push the red adjustment button and pull on the shoulder straps to lengthen them...
20 and 40 lbs., and ONLY when the built-in harness is used. Since airlines have some restrictions about the use of car seats, notify the airline ahead of time that you intend to bring the car seat on board.
For the safety of your child, use the car seat in forward-facing aircraft seats only. Follow the flight attendant’s instructions about car seat placement. Install your car seat on an airplane the same way it is installed in an automobile.
Failure to properly secure your child and the booster seat in your vehicle increases the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash. The vehicle restraint straps must be properly positioned to fit your child according to the following instructions and those in your vehicle owner’s manual.
Use a different child restraint system. 6.1 Removing the Built-in Harness The harness of your car seat must be removed when your child’s shoulders are above the upper harness slots or when your child weighs more than 40 lbs.
1. Behind the seat, remove the ends of the two shoulder straps from the metal junction plate (see figure 4, page 17). 2. In front of the seat, pull the strap ends through the slots. Do not remove the buckles or harness clip from the straps.
plate) on the rear of the seat 7. Store the harness in a cool dry place until it is needed again. Then reinstall by reversing these instructions. See the illustration on page 46 to check the correct path for the harness. 6.2 Securing Your Child and the Booster Seat with the Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt...
4. Have your child sit in the seat so that the child’s bottom rests against the back of the car seat. 5. Place vehicle lap belt across child’s thighs and through the cutouts in the sides of the booster seat.
7. Adjust positioner as high as possible without shoulder belt touching child’s neck. To adjust, unhook bottom of positioner, slide up or down to desired height and thread bottom hook into closest loop below 8. Check to be sure shoulder belt is properly positioned over shoulder and snug against child.
If necessary, the cover may be removed and machine washed. CAR SEAT METAL AND PLASTIC PARTS may be cleaned by wiping with a mild soap and water solution. DO NOT USE BLEACH. Use of bleach may weaken plastic parts.
7. Lift cover off seat, pushing harness straps, crotch strap and hardware through slots in cover. DO NOT USE car seat without the seat cover. 8. Machine wash cover in cold water on delicate cycle and drip-dry. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address and model/serial numbers to: Graco Children’s Products Inc. P.O. Box 100 Elverson, PA, 19520-9974 or call 1-888-224-6549. For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 (202-366-0123 in D.C.
If you have any questions or need any parts not listed, please call toll-free: 1-888-224-6549 or visit our Internet website, Return the form at right with payment to: GRACO CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS INC. CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT P.O. BOX 100, MAIN STREET www.gracobaby.com.