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Convertible Car Seat
User Guide
For future use, STORE USER GUIDE
in compartment at rear of base.
IS20120412.E
©2012 Chicco USA, Inc.

Summary of Contents

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    Convertible Car Seat User Guide For future use, STORE USER GUIDE in compartment at rear of base. IS20120412.E ©2012 Chicco USA, Inc.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration and Recall REAR-FACING INSTALLATION Child Guidelines If you have any problems with your Chicco Child Restraint, Rear-Facing Setup Safe Use Checklist or any questions regarding installation or use, please call: Install Using LATCH Important Warnings Install Using LAP-SHOULDER BELT...

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    REGISTRATION AND RECALL REGISTRATION AND RECALL Please complete the Registration Card that came with your Child Restraint and mail it promptly. 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: Artsana USA, Inc.

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    CHILD GUIDELINES CHILD GUIDELINES ONLY use this Child Restraint if the child meets BOTH of the following See Select Weight and Height requirements: Rear-Facing on page 22. • Weight is between 5 and 65 pounds (2.2 and 29.4 kg). REAR - FACING • Height is 50 inches (127 cm) or less.

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    SAFE USE CHECKLIST SAFE USE CHECKLIST Ensure that the Child Restraint is properly leveled when installed: YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU! You MUST follow the detailed instructions in this User Guide to ensure the steps below are performed correctly! REAR-FACING requirements on page 40 FORWARD-FACING...

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    IMPORTANT WARNINGS IMPORTANT WARNINGS WARNING WARNING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE PRODUCT Secure Child Properly LABELS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO YOUR CHILD. • Snugly adjust the harness around your child.

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    IMPORTANT WARNINGS IMPORTANT WARNINGS WARNING WARNING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR Install Child Restraint Correctly Install Child Restraint Correctly • WHEN USING THIS CHILD RESTRAINT REAR-FACING, DO NOT PLACE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT IN • When using FORWARD-FACING, ALWAYS use the top Tether Strap provided with this Child Restraint.

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    • DO NOT use any accessories, pads or products not included with this Child Restraint, unless PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK approved by Chicco USA. Doing so will void the warranty of this Child Restraint. • You MUST replace this Child Restraint if it has been involved in a crash, even if you cannot see visible damage.

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    • Do not leave loose objects, such as books, bags, etc., in the back of the vehicle. In the event of a sharp turn, sudden stop, or crash, loose objects can be thrown • Contact Chicco, USA by visiting our website at www.chiccousa.com or around and possibly cause serious injury to vehicle occupants.

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    CHILD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS CHILD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS Adjustment Handle Newborn (Head Rest) Chest Insert Tether Clip Tether Strap Bubble Level Harness Storage Indicator Strap Forward Forward Facing Shoulder Facing Crotch Lock-Off Pads Strap Lock-Off LATCH Connector Harness LATCH Connector Harness Storage Buckle Storage Release Button...

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    LATCH AND TETHER COMPONENTS LATCH AND TETHER COMPONENTS TETHER: Tether Strap Tether Strap Adjuster Tether Hook Tether LATCH: LATCH LATCH Adjuster (PULL 1 st ) PULL PULL SuperCinch LATCH Tightener (PULL 2 nd ) PULL PULL LATCH Strap LATCH Connectors...

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    LATCH AND TETHER STORAGE LATCH AND TETHER STORAGE Always make sure LATCH Components are properly stored in the compartments when not in use. LATCH STORAGE: Store each LATCH strap in the compartments located on either side of the Child Restraint base when not in use. Make sure LATCH Connector Storage compartments are properly closed.

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    • When Harness Straps can be positioned at or below the child’s shoulders*. See Harness Height • Chicco and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend all Adjustment on page 80. children ride REAR-FACING until age 2 or they reach the weight/ height limits of this seat.

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    • Who are 50” (127 cm) tall or less OR when the top of the ears are below the top of the Head Rest. • Chicco and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that • When Harness Straps can be positioned at or children ride REAR FACING for as long as possible.

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    ADJUSTING CROTCH STRAP ADJUSTING CROTCH STRAP Adjust Crotch Strap if strap is underneath child. Lift up on the back padding. Unsnap each side of the back padding and pull forward on the seat padding. Slide the button on the Crotch Strap lock while pulling up on the Crotch Strap to open the compartment (a,b).

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    5 and 11 lbs (2.2 and 5 kg). To ensure a better fit for smaller infants the Newborn Insert may be needed. Do NOT use any other infant insert or pillows. Only use the one provided by Chicco for this Child Restraint.

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    VEHICLE SEATING POSITIONS VEHICLE SEATING POSITIONS Some vehicles have no seating positions which are compatible with this Child Restraint. If in doubt, contact the vehicle manufacturer for assistance. Only forward-facing vehicle seats can be used with this Child Restraint. Do not use on a folded down Make sure no more than 3 inches of the vehicle seat back.

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    VEHICLE SEAT BELTS VEHICLE SEAT BELTS The following types of vehicle belts MUST NOT be used to install this Child The information in this section only applies to installation with vehicle seat belts. Restraint. For simplest installation use LATCH - Refer to page 34 for details. If any of the belt types listed below are in the chosen seating position, choose Vehicle seat belts differ from vehicle to vehicle.

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    WHAT IS LATCH? WHAT IS LATCH? Vehicle Top Tether Anchor Points WARNING: This Child Restraint is designed to be used with lower LATCH anchors at the standard spacing (11 inches) ONLY! Refer to vehicle owner’s manual for information about LATCH and Child Restraint installation positions.

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    WHAT IS A TETHER? WHAT IS A TETHER? Tether anchor locations vary from vehicle to vehicle. Check your vehicle owner’s manual and look for the tether anchor symbol as shown. A tether reduces movement of a forward Rear Shelf facing child restraint in a crash and helps to achieve a tight installation.

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    REAR-FACING SETUP REAR-FACING SETUP Infants may have difficulty breathing when in a sitting position. Make sure the seat is reclined properly so that your child’s head does not fall forward. Failure to properly recline the Child Restraint could increase the child’s risk of serious injury or death.

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    REAR-FACING SETUP REAR-FACING SETUP Place Child Restraint rear-facing on selected vehicle seat. Make sure it is not blocking the vehicle belt buckle. L E V E L Installation on a Level Surface: Locate the Bubble Level Indicator label and position the seat to make sure the Bubble LE VEL falls between the lines for REAR-FACING...

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    INSTALL USING LATCH INSTALL USING LATCH Make sure SuperCinch ™ Make sure LATCH Locate the LATCH Connector Storage compartments. Remove LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1 st ) LATCH Tightener strap LATCH Tightener strap (Pull 2 nd ) (Pull 2 nd ) is loosened to SuperCinch ™...

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    INSTALL USING LATCH INSTALL USING LATCH Locate the LATCH anchor bars in your vehicle. Attach both LATCH Connectors to the vehicle LATCH anchor bars. Pull up on the end of the LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1 st ) until strap is tight. Tightener strap (Pull 2 nd ) to secure the ™...

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT Always use the Lock-Off on the opposite side of the vehicle belt buckle. Lift up on Lock-Off Lever to open it. Route vehicle lap-shoulder belt through the blue REAR-FACING seat belt path on the side of Child Restraint. Pull vehicle belt up through the opening in Child Restraint base.

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the vehicle shoulder belt (b) to tighten vehicle lap belt. Continue to pull on the vehicle shoulder belt and position the shoulder belt in the middle of the Lock-Off area between the tabs. Lock-Off will not close and lock in place if the vehicle belt is not positioned correctly.

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT CHECK YOUR WORK  Hold Child Restraint at each side near REAR-FACING vehicle belt paths. Pull side to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side. ...

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    INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY Route vehicle lap belt through the blue REAR-FACING seat belt path on the side of Child Restraint. Pull vehicle belt up through the opening in Child Restraint base. Route the vehicle belt UNDER the seat padding and behind the Crotch Strap when Crotch Strap is located in forward position.

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    INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the loose end of the vehicle lap belt (b) to tighten belt. CHECK YOUR WORK  Hold Child Restraint at each side near REAR-FACING vehicle belt paths. Pull side to side and forward.

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    FORWARD-FACING SETUP FORWARD-FACING SETUP IF TETHER ANCHOR IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR VEHICLE - Before placing the Child Restraint in the vehicle, remove Tether from the tether compartment. Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface, if possible. LEVEL Squeeze the Recline Adjustment Handle on front of Child Restraint and push back to adjust to the most upright position (Position 9) as shown (a).

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    FORWARD-FACING SETUP FORWARD-FACING SETUP Place Child Restraint facing forward on selected vehicle seat. Make sure it is not blocking the vehicle belt buckle. Lay Tether Strap over the back of the vehicle seat. L E V E L Installation on a Level Surface: Locate the Bubble Level Indicator label and position the seat to make sure the Bubble falls between the lines for FORWARD-FACING...

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    INSTALL USING LATCH INSTALL USING LATCH Make sure SuperCinch ™ Make sure LATCH Do not use the lower anchors of the child restraint Adjuster strap (Pull 1 st ) LATCH Tightener strap anchorage system (LATCH) to secure this Child Restraint (Pull 2 nd ) is loosened to is loosened to the full with a child weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg).

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    INSTALL USING LATCH INSTALL USING LATCH Locate the LATCH anchor bars in your vehicle. Attach both LATCH Connectors to the vehicle LATCH anchor bars. Pull up on the end of the LATCH Adjuster strap (Pull 1 st ) until strap is PULL PULL tight.

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    INSTALL USING LATCH INSTALL USING LATCH Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook. Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten. CHECK YOUR WORK  Hold Child Restraint at each side near forward-facing vehicle belt path. Pull side to side and forward. Child Restraint should not move more than 1” (25 mm) from vehicle seat back or side-to-side.

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT Always use the Lock-Off on the opposite side of the vehicle belt buckle. Lift-Up on Lock-Off Lever to open it. Route vehicle lap-shoulder belt through the red FORWARD-FACING seat belt path on the side of Child Restraint. Lift the padding on the back of the seat and pull the vehicle belt through the opening on the side of Child Restraint.

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the vehicle shoulder belt (b) to tighten vehicle lap belt. Continue to pull on the vehicle shoulder belt and position the shoulder belt in the middle of Lock-Off area between tabs. Lock-Off will not close and lock in place if the vehicle belt is not positioned correctly.

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    INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT INSTALL USING LAP-SHOULDER BELT Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook. Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten. CHECK YOUR WORK Hold Child Restraint at each side near FORWARD-FACING vehicle belt path. Pull  side to side and forward. Vehicle belt should remain tight and Child Restraint should not move more than 1”...

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    INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY Route vehicle lap belt through the red FORWARD-FACING seat belt path on the side of Child Restraint. Lift the padding on the back of the seat and pull the vehicle belt through the opening on the side of the Child Restraint.

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    INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY INSTALL USING LAP BELT ONLY While pushing down on the Child Restraint (a) pull the loose end of the vehicle lap belt (b) to tighten. Locate Tether anchor in your vehicle. Attach Tether Hook. Pull Tether Adjuster strap to tighten. CHECK YOUR WORK Hold Child Restraint at each side near FORWARD-FACING vehicle belt path.

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS For a better fit in the Child Restraint with smaller infants, the Newborn Insert provided may be needed. See page 28 for more details. If Crotch Strap is under child, the crotch strap will need to be re-positioned, refer to page 26 “Adjusting Crotch Strap”.

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS Place child in Child Restraint with child’s back flat against the back of the seat. Pull Harness Straps over the child’s shoulders and around the child’s waist. Make sure there are no twists in Harness Strap. If the child is wearing cold weather clothing, give extra attention to adjusting the Harness - make sure the Harness Straps lie flat on the child’s shoulders, are adjusted snugly so that the clothing is compressed and the child cannot lean forward, and the Chest Clip is...

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS Adjust Harness Strap height position up or down by squeezing Adjustment Handle on top of Head Rest. Make sure Head Rest locks into position before tightening Harness. REAR-FACING POSITION - Position the Harness Straps at or below the child’s shoulders.

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS Insert each Buckle Tongue into Harness Buckle; listen for a click (a). Pull up firmly on both Buckle Tongues to make sure that they are securely latched (b). “CLICK”...

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS When fastening Chest Clip make sure to select the correct mode on the Chest Clip - Either “FORWARD-FACING” or “REAR-FACING”. Fasten Chest Clip by snapping both sides together; listen for a click. Press the button on the Chest Clip and slide into correct mode.

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    SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS SECURING CHILD WITH HARNESS Tighten the harness by pulling slowly on Harness Adjustment Strap until the harness is snug around child (a). If you can pinch a fold in the strap, harness is too loose (b). If the harness is too loose pull the Harness Adjuster strap more.

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    SECURING CHILD CHECKLIST SECURING CHILD CHECKLIST   Check the position of Chest Clip: Chest Clip should be centered on the child’s chest, level Harness Straps must be snug. If you can pinch a fold in the strap, the harness is too loose. A with the armpits.

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    INSTALLATION ON AN AIRCRAFT When traveling by airplane with your child, Chicco recommends taking the Child Restraint on the airplane with you so that you can use it with your child. Not only will it protect your child during take-off, landing, and turbulence, but also it will give your child a more comfortable place to sit.

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    CUP HOLDER CUP HOLDER WARNING - PLASTIC CONTAINERS ONLY - No glass or metal containers. Only use cups with less than 12 oz. capacity. Never place sharp or pointed objects in Cup Holder. In a crash these objects could hit you or your child and cause serious injuries.

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    CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE REMOVING SOFT GOODS: Unsnap headrest and pull up on the fabric to reveal two hooked elastic strings. Unhook both elastic strings and pull forward to remove. Pull seat padding away from the Harness Release button (a). Unsnap each side of the back padding and pull forward to reveal seat bottom.

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    CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE REMOVING CROTCH STRAP: Fully recline the seat (position 1). Slide the button on the Crotch Strap lock while pulling up on the Crotch Strap to open the compartment (a). Turn metal bar slightly on underside of seat and get corner to go through slot (b).

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    CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE • Cleaning Shoulder Pads: DO NOT USE BLEACH, solvents or household cleaners as they may Sponge clean using warm water and mild soap. weaken plastics and straps. • Cleaning Buckle and LATCH Hardware: DO NOT USE SOAPS OR LUBRICANTS on Buckle or LATCH hardware. Sponge clean, using warm water and mild soap.

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