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Dorel Juvenile Group ALPHA OMEGA ELITE 4358-3340A Owner's Manual

Dorel juvenile group car seat user manual.

 
4358-3340A Instrctions
11/15/04
Replacement Parts List
NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be
substituted.
Part
Cost
Quantity Total Cost
Crotch Strap/Buckle $4.99 X______= $ ______________
Harness Strap . . . . .$2.00 X______= $ ______________
Full Wrap . . . . . . .$42.00 X______= $ ______________
5-point Pad
Harness Retainer . . .$1.50 X______= $ ______________
Locking Clip . . . . . . .$2.50 X______= $ ______________
Tether Kit . . . . . . . .$9.99 X______= $ ______________
Latch Kit . . . . . . . .$24.99 X______= $ ______________
Instructions . . . . . . .$0.00 X______= $ ______________
Merchandise Total
Shipping and handling:
Up to $25.00 . . . . . . . . . .$5.95
$25.01 to $50.00 . . . . . . .$6.95
$50.01 to $75.00 . . . . . . .$8.95
$75.01 to $100.00 . . . . . .$9.95
Sales Tax
(Indiana, California, Arkansas, and Massachusetts residents add applicable
sales tax.
Grand Total
No shipping and handling on instructions for quantities under 6. Add $.50 for
each instruction over 6, then add applicable shipping and handling.
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Alpha Omega
Deluxe 3-In-1
Owner's Manual
www.djgusa.com
This child
restraint is
designed for
use by children
whose:
Weight:
5-100 pounds
(2.3-46 kg)
Height:
19-52 inches
(48-132 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.
Eng. 4358-3340A
®
Elite

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Replacement Parts List NOTE: If requested color is not available, similar color will be substituted. Part Cost Quantity Total Cost Crotch Strap/Buckle $4.99 X______= $ ______________ Harness Strap ..$2.00 X______= $ ______________ Full Wrap .

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Before You Begin... 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.

  • Page 3

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM 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 According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front...

  • Page 4

    Do not use this child restraint if the midpoint of your child’s head is above the top of the child restraint’s headrest. Dorel Juvenile Group does not recommend the use of any child restraint accessories except those recommended by DJG.

  • Page 5

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM 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. Page 9 A.Anchor Bracket For Top Anchorage Strap (Forward-Facing Only) LATCH Anchors (In seat bight) Seat Buckles...

  • Page 6

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Child Restraint Parts Headrest/Harness Buckle Plate Adjusting Levers Buckle Pillow Harness Release Adjustable Head Lever Rest Recline Lever Infant Insert Harness Harness Covers Adjustment Strap Harness Retainer Removable Base Page 11 Front Back Shoulder Belt Guide Top Anchorage (Tether) Strap &...

  • Page 7: Choosing Restraint And Position, Weight And Height Chart

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM 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. See chart on next page. Rear-Facing using 5-point harness Child and child restraint face the back of the vehicle and are placed in...

  • Page 8: Harness/headrest Height, Harness/headrest Height

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Preparing Child Restraint to Fit Your Child You MUST make these adjustments with your child before you install the child restraint in the vehicle. Make sure LATCH belt packaging is pulled free of child restraint shell. Loosen harness by pushing down on the harness release lever while pulling...

  • Page 9: Puzzle Buckle Plates, Puzzle Buckle Plates

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Rotate headrest/harness adjusting levers in. Move headrest up or down to adjust. Make sure headrest is locked into place. NOTE: The highest position is for belt- positioning use only. WARNING: Make sure is locked position. Failure to do this can result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 10: Dual Buckle Plates, Dual Buckle Plates

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Pull on harness adjustment strap to tighten harness snugly. 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.

  • Page 11

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Snap the harness retainer together. Position the harness retainer at mid-chest (even with arm pits), away from the child’s neck. WARNING: Failure to fasten and tighten the harness system correctly and snugly can result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 12: Reclining The Child Restraint, Choosing Latch Or Vehicle Belts

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Reclining the Child Restraint This child restraint has 3 recline positions when used with the base: Upright and Semi-reclined (forward facing only) and Reclined. Rear-facing - Must be fully reclined. Forward-Facing - Semi- reclined or upright. To fully recline, pull out on handle and push top of child restraint back.

  • Page 13: Knowing Your Vehicle Belts, Knowing Your Vehicle Belts, Locking Clip

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Knowing Your Vehicle Belts 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. 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...

  • Page 14: Rear-facing Use

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Locking Clip NOTE: The locking clip is located on the back 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 seat belt is not being used with a child restraint.

  • Page 15: Rear-facing Installation, Vehicle Belt, Vehicle Belt, Latch, Latch

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Rear-Facing Installation After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they pertain to both systems. You may need to remove the base for narrow vehicle seats or airline use.

  • Page 16

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Push down firmly on the child restraint and pull up on belt to tighten. For a manual belt, refer to “Knowing your Vehicle Belt” section. Pull up on shoulder strap to remove any slack. NOTE: In some cases, you may need to pull the pad off the front corner and...

  • Page 17

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Push LATCH hook through the rear-facing belt path slot. Pull other end of LATCH hook under pad in front of crotch strap to the opposite side. Do not place LATCH belt over child’s legs. Push LATCH hook through the other rear- facing belt path slot.

  • Page 18: Forward-facing Use

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM 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.

  • Page 19: Forward-facing Installation, Vehicle Belt, Vehicle Belt, Latch, Latch

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Forward-Facing Installation After deciding whether to use your Vehicle Belts or LATCH, be sure to read the warnings below as they pertain to both systems. You may need to remove the base for narrow vehicle seats or airline use.

  • Page 20

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM With weakest hand at the belt path, tilt and push the child restraint 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.

  • Page 21

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Place one knee in the child restraint and push down firmly while pulling up on the loop to tighten belt. Connect top anchorage strap to the anchor bracket. To Adjust: see section on “Adjusting Top Anchorage Strap”.

  • Page 22: Belt-positioning Booster Use

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Adjusting the Top Anchorage Strap The top anchorage strap is used for the forward-facing position only. (See weight and height chart.) 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.

  • Page 23

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Removal of Seat Base Base must be removed for use as Belt-Positioning Booster. Move seat to fully reclined position. Push down on tab on right side of base (A). From the other side, push on bar the bar completely out.

  • Page 24: Belt-positioning Booster Installation, Belt-positioning Booster Installation

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM From bottom of seat, locate buckle’s metal clip. Insert metal clip up through the shell and pad. From the front, pull buckle free from shell and pad. Lock latch plates into buckle for future use. Page 47 Belt-Positioning Booster Installation...

  • Page 25: Reinstall Harness And Base, Reinstall Harness And Base

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Secure the shoulder belt through one of the notches in the shoulder belt guide.The 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.

  • Page 26

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Pull harness through the back. Make sure the harness goes OVER the headrest adjustment bar. Fit loops on harness ends onto the harness bracket. WARNING Failure to place harness over the metal bar of the harness/headrest adjuster in back can result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 27: Trouble Shooting

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM Pull pad off the top of seat and off of headrest. Pull pad out from under buckle cover and work it off the shell. Slip off armrest pads. From the back, use a screwdriver to press in on lip of upper harness guides and pop guides through the front.

  • Page 28: Warranty

    4358-3340A Instrctions 11/15/04 9:18 AM 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 seven years from the date of original purchase. An original receipt is required to validate your warranty.

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