Fisher Price Mattel Futura 20-60 Car 79015 Seat Instruction Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Fisher Price Mattel Futura 20-60 Car 79015 Seat Instruction Manual PDF

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Thank you for choosing the Fisher-Price

Futura 20/60 Car Seat... Before you use this car seat, please take time to read and under- stand this manual completely... DO NOT allow others to use this car seat until they understand these instructions for proper use... Your childs safety depends on you! To reduce injuries in a crash, stricter Federal safety regulations require all forward-facing car seats, such as this one, to meet certain standards to minimize forward motion... Most other car seats require a tether strap to meet these standards, but the Futura 20/60 Car Seat meets these standards without an added tether strap... No one can predict when the use of a car seat will prevent injury or death... When this car seat is used properly, it will reduce the risk of injury in a sudden stop or crash...

Message to Parents

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Table of Contents

WARNING ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4

IMPORTANT! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6

What Kind of Vehicle Belt System Do You Have? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8

NEVER USE These Vehicle Belt Systems ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10

OK to USE These Vehicle Belt Systems ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11

Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location for Your Car Seat ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12

Assembly and Setup ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14

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Table of Contents

Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21

Restraining Your Child ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32

Removing Your Child ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38

Aircraft Use ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39

Registering Your Car Seat ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39

Cleaning and Washing ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40

Consumer Information ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41

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WARNING

Proper installation and use depends on you! If you do not follow the instructions in this manual and the labels on the car seat, paying particular attention to the warn- ing statements, your child could be at risk of striking the vehicles interior during a sudden stop or crash, resulting in serious injury or death...

ALWAYS secure this car seat with your vehicle belt system exactly as described in this manual... Refer also to your vehicle owners manual for specific information on your vehicle belt system and specific instructions on how to install a car seat in your vehicle... NEVER leave an unsecured car seat in your vehicle... If left unsecured, even when not occupied, the car seat could injure other occupants in a sudden stop or crash...

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NEVER dress your child in clothing that interferes with posi- tioning the crotch strap between your childs legs... If the crotch strap is not positioned between your childs legs, your child could eject from the car seat in a crash... NEVER allow the shoulder straps to be loose around your child... If the shoulder straps are not snug against your child, your child will not be properly restrained... NEVER use the car seat after it is involved in a crash... A crash can cause damage to the car seat that you cannot see...

WARNING

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IMPORTANT!

Please read this entire manual carefully before using this car seat... Keep this manual under the tab on the back side of the car seat for easy reference...

This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1819 for child restraint systems; and is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft...

This car seat is intended for use by children who: are at least 1 year old; weigh between 20 and 60 lbs... (9 and 27 kg); and are between 28and 48 (71 and 122 cm) tall... If your child does not meet these criterion, DO NOT use this car seat...

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child be at least 1 year old and 20 lbs... to ride in a forward-facing car seat...

This car seat is NOT a belt positioning booster car seat... Always use this car seats shoulder and crotch straps to properly secure your child...

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IMPORTANT!

Adult assembly is required to attach the pad and plastic grommets to the car seat shell... A hammer and screwdriver, or other blunt ended tool (not included) are needed for assembly... Please refer to page 14 for assembly instructions...

If your child weighs between 20 and 60 lbs... (9 and 27 kg), but cannot sit upright unassisted, please contact your physician to determine how best to use a car seat...

This car seat includes a locking clip (stored with this manual) for use with a particular vehicle belt system... Always attach the locking clip to a vehicle lap and shoulder belt system with sliding latch plate... Please refer to page 11 to help identify this type of vehicle belt system and instructions beginning on page 27 for locking clip use...

Store the locking clip within the pages of this manual... Replace the manual under the tab on the back side of the car seat for future use...

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What Kind of Vehicle Belt System Do You Have?

There are many different types of vehicle belt systems... Some vehicle belt systems can never be used with this car seat... Check to determine which type of vehicle belt system or systems you have in your vehicle...

Many vehicles have more than one type of vehicle belt system... For example, you may find lap only belts in the center seating locations and lap and shoulder belts in side seating locations... If you are not sure which type of vehicle belt system you have, contact your vehicle dealer or manufacturer...

The illustrations on pages 10 and 11 show vehicle belt systems that can never be used with this car seat and vehicle belt systems that are acceptable for use... If you do not have a seating location with a usable vehicle belt system, DO NOT use this car seat... Contact your vehicle manufacturer... The vehicle manufacturer may be able to install a vehicle belt system that can restrain your child properly in this car seat... NEVER alter your vehicle belt system yourself...

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What Kind of Vehicle Belt System Do You Have?

WARNING ALWAYS secure this car seat with your vehicle belt system exactly as described in this manual... Refer also to your vehicle owners manual for specific information on your vehicle belt system and specific instructions on how to install a car seat in your vehicle...

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Explanation This lap and shoulder belt system is attached to the vehicles door and moves when the door is opened... You will not be able to keep the car seat secure...

NEVER USE

NEVER USE These Vehicle Belt Systems

Door Mounted Lap and Shoulder Belt

Explanation Usually, the lap belts with these systems cannot be tightened for a firm fit... Also, the shoulder belt moves along a track and may become entangled with the car seat when the door is opened...

Motorized Shoulder BeltNEVER USE

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OK to USE These Vehicle Belt Systems

OK

Manual Lap Belt Explanation Pulling the free end tightens the lap belt...

Automatic Locking Retractor Lap Belt Explanation The lap belt slack retracts automati- cally and locks... It can be further tightened by push- ing the belt in near the retractor...

OK OK OK

Lap and Shoulder Belt with Sliding Latch Plate Explanation Pull the shoulder por- tion of the belt to tighten... The shoulder belt retracts automati- cally... Use the en- closed locking clip with this type of lap and shoulder belt...

Lap and Shoulder Belt with Locking Latch Plate Explanation Pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten...

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Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location for Your Car Seat

Accident statistics show that children are safer when restrained properly in rear vehicle seating locations than in front seating locations... Only use the front seat when no acceptable rear seating location is avail- able... If the front seating location is equipped with an airbag but must be used, adjust the vehicle seat as far back from the dashboard as possible... Please refer to your vehicle owners manual regarding front seat child restraint use...

IMPORTANT!

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Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location for Your Car Seat

The rear seating locations are ALWAYS preferred...

ALWAYS use vehicle seats that face the front of the vehicle...

Front of Vehicle

NEVER use vehicle seats that face the side of the vehicle...

NEVER use vehicle seats that face the rear of the vehicle...

Front of Vehicle

Front of Vehicle

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Unfasten the chest clip...

Press the button on the crotch strap buckle and remove the shoulder straps from the buckle...

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Assembly and Setup

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Assembly and Setup

Fit the end of a blunt object, such as a screwdriver, into the end of the metal tube on the back of the car seat... Pry the metal tube from the groove in the shell... Remove the metal tube from the shoulder straps... Set the metal tube aside...

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Assembly and Setup

Fit the top of the pad over the top edge of the shell... Lift the bottom of the pad and insert the pads elastic loops through the slots in the shell... Fit the shoulder straps up through the slots in the pad... Fit the crotch strap buckle up through the slot in the pad...

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Assembly and Setup

Fit the bottom of the pad over the bottom edge of the shell... Attach the pads elastic loops (on the bottom of the shell) to the clip on each side of the pad...

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Assembly and Setup

Place your child in the car seat to select the appropriate shoulder strap slots... - If your childs shoulders are even with or below the lower strap slots, insert the plastic grommets into the lower strap slots in the car seat...

- If your childs shoulders are above the lower strap slots, insert the plastic grommets into the upper strap slots...

Note: Be sure to position the grommets so that the hooked end is up...

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Upper Strap Slots

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Hooked End Up

Lower Strap Slots

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Grommet

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Remove your child from the car seat... Insert the shoulder straps through the plastic grommets and slots in the shell... Make sure the shoulder straps are not twisted... Fasten the chest clip... Insert the shoul- der strap latch plates into the crotch strap buckle... Make sure the shoulder straps are not twisted...

Assembly and Setup

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Assembly and Setup

Turn the car seat around so that the back is facing you... Fit the metal tube through the loops in the shoulder straps... While pushing the plastic grommets from the front of the car seat (one at a time) tap the metal tube (near each plastic grommet) into the groove in the shell... Make sure the metal tube snaps into place... The metal tube should be completely inserted into the groove so that it is below the surrounding shell outer surface... Note: If the metal tube does not snap into place or if the plastic grommets are not secured to the shell, you probably have not inserted the plastic grommets with the hooked end up... Please re-read pages 18 and 19...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

Once you have selected an accept- able seating location (see pages 12-13), place the car seat on the vehicle seat firmly against the vehicle seat back... Pull the pad away from the shell... From the front of the car seat, insert the vehicle belt though the slot in the shell...

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Note: For clarity, this illustration shows the shell without the pad and shoul- der and crotch straps...

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Front of Vehicle

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

Continue to route the vehicle belt behind the car seat shell... Pull the vehicle belt out through the slot in the opposite side of the car seat shell...

Note: DO NOT route the vehicle belt on the front middle section of the car seat shell...

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Note: For clarity, these illustrations show the shell without the pad and shoulder and crotch straps...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

WARNING ALWAYS secure this car seat with your vehicle belt system exactly as described in this manual... Refer also to your vehicle owners manual for specific information on your vehicle belt system and specific instructions on how to install a car seat in your vehicle...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

Buckle the vehicle belt... Note: Be sure the vehicle belt is over the edge of the car seat shell...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

For a manual lap belt system: With the vehicle belt buckled, push down on the car seat with your knee and pull the free end of the vehicle belt for the tightest possible fit...

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Front of Vehicle

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

For a lap and shoulder belt system: With the vehicle belt buckled, push down on the car seat with your knee and pull the shoulder belt for the tightest possible fit...

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Front of Vehicle

Some vehicle belt systems have labels with instructions for use with car seats... Read the instructions on your vehi- cles belt or refer to your vehicle owners manual for specific instructions on how to tighten and lock your vehicle belt system...

HINT

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

Check to see if the lap portion of the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system loosens... Move the car seat from side to side... If you can loosen the lap portion of the lap and shoulder vehicle belt system, the lap portion probably does not have a locking mode and you will need a locking clip... (Included with your car seat... ) If the lap portion of the lap and shoulder vehicle belt system does not loosen, please proceed to step 11, page 30...

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If you do not need a locking clip, store it within the pages of this manual... Replace the manual under the tab on the back side of the car seat for future use...

HINT

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To install the locking clip: Re-tighten the vehicle lap and shoulder belt system (see page 26)... Hold the lap and shoulder belts together just behind the tongue and unbuckle the vehicle belt... Continue to hold the lap and shoulder belts together...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

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While holding the belts together, tuck the edges of the vehicle belts under the arms of the lock- ing clip... Make sure the locking clip is positioned approximately 1/2 from the sliding tongue (but no more than 3)... While pushing down on the car seat with your knee, buckle the vehicle belt system... Note: Make sure the locking clip does not rest on the front edge of the car seat shell...

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

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Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

Test your installation of the car seat again, this time by rocking the car seat forward and back- ward... You should NOT be able to pull the back of the car seat away from the vehicle seat more than one inch... Note: Regularly check to be sure your car seat installation is secure...

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IMPORTANT!

Installing Your Car Seat in a Vehicle

If the lap belt continues to loosen after testing your installation, choose another vehicle seating location to install this car seat... If there is not a posi- tion which will keep this car seat secured with a lap belt, contact your vehi- cle manufacturer... The vehicle manufacturer may be able to install a vehicle belt system that can restrain your child properly in this car seat... NEVER alter your vehicle belt system yourself...

IMPORTANT!

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Note: This forward-facing car seat does not require the use of a tether strap to pass applicable Federal regulations... If, however, you cannot find a seating location in your vehicle to tightly install this car seat (determined after rocking the car seat forward and backward - see page 30, step 11), you may require a tether strap to achieve a tight installation... Please call Fisher-Price Consumer Relations at 1-800-432-KIDS to obtain a tether strap kit...

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After installing the car seat in your vehicle, unfasten the chest clip... Press the button on the crotch strap and remove the shoulder straps...

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Restraining Your Child

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The metal and plastic parts of the car seat may become very hot when exposed to the sun... When not in use, cover the car seat with a blanket if it will be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time... Before placing your child in the car seat, remove the blanket and check to be sure the metal and plastic parts are not too hot...

HINT

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Place your child in the car seat... Make sure your childs lower back is against the car seat... This will allow you to position the car seat restraint around your child properly... Position the shoulder straps over your childs shoulders... Make sure the shoulder straps are not twisted...

Insert the shoulder strap latch plates into the crotch strap buckle... Make sure you hear a click for each latch plate...

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Restraining Your Child

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Restraining Your Child

WARNING NEVER dress your child in clothing that interferes with position- ing the crotch strap between your childs legs... If the crotch strap is not positioned between your childs legs, your child could eject from the car seat in a crash...

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Restraining Your Child

To tighten the shoulder straps: Pull the attached shoulder strap up to remove slack... Then, pull the free end of the shoulder strap down to tighten... If necessary, repeat this procedure to comfort- ably tighten the shoulder straps...

To loosen the shoulder straps: Fit your finger through the loop and press the metal plate on the adjuster ... Pull the attached shoulder strap down...

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Fasten the chest clip... Slide the chest clip up so that it is level with your childs underarm area; or up against the adjusters...

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Check to be sure the shoulder straps are snug against your child... Pull the shoulder straps away from your childs chest... They should not move more than one inch (two fingers) from your childs chest... If the shoulder straps are loose, tighten them (refer to page 35, step 5... )

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Restraining Your Child

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WARNING NEVER allow the shoulder straps to be loose around your child... If the shoulder straps are not snug against your child, your child will not be properly restrained...

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Removing Your Child

Unfasten the chest clip...

Press the button on the crotch strap buckle and remove the shoulder straps from the buckle...

Note: Insert the shoulder strap latch plates into the crotch strap buckle...

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Aircraft Use

You can install this car seat in aircraft seats that face forward... Before bringing the car seat on board: Notify the airline of your intent to bring this car seat on board... The airline may

have restrictions regarding its use... The width of the car seat is 17"... You may need to lift an armrest out of the way to

provide added room for the car seat... Check with the airline to be sure this car seat will fit in the aircraft seat...

Install the car seat in aircraft seats that face forward and follow the instructions of the flight attendant regarding placement of the car seat... For specific instructions, please see pages 21-38...

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Registering Your Car Seat

Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons... You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall... Send your name, address, the restraints model number and manufacturing date (located on

the back side of the seat) to: Fisher-Price, Inc... , 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, New York 14052, or call 1-800-432-5437... For recall information, call the U... S... Governments Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 (202-366-0123 in the Washington D... C... area)...

NO POSTAGE

NECESSARY

IF MAILED

IN THE

UNITED STATES

POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE BUSINESS REPLY MAIL

FIRST CLASS MAIL PERMIT NO... 106 WEBSTER, NY

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Cleaning and Washing

Machine wash the seat pad in cold water and mild detergent... Do not use bleach... Tumble dry on low heat...

To clean the shell and harness, use a mild cleaning agent and damp cloth... Rinse with clean water to remove soap residue...

To remove the pad: Fit the end of a blunt object, such as a screwdriver, into the end of the metal

tube on the back of the car seat... Pry the metal tube from the groove in the shell... Remove the metal tube from the shoulder straps... Set the metal tube aside... Remove the plastic grommets and set aside... Remove the elastic loops from the clips on each side of the car seat... Remove the top and bottom of the pad from the edge of the shell... Feed the crotch strap down through the slot in the pad... To replace the pads: Please see the assembly instructions beginning on page 14...

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Consumer Information

Fisher-Price recommends that child restraints be replaced after eight years to provide the best assurance that the child restraint is: in reliable working condi- tion; well-suited for use in constantly changing automobile interior designs; and reasonably current in relation to Federal regulations... When you replace your car seat for any reason, make sure that another child can no longer use it by disposing of it properly...

If you have any questions about proper use of your car seat or would like to order replacement parts, please call Fisher-Price Consumer Relations, toll-free at 1-800-432-KIDS, between 8 AM and 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday... Hearing impaired consumers using TTY/TDD equipment, please call 1-800-382-7470... Or, write to: Fisher-Price Consumer Relations, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, New York 14052...

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1-800-432-KIDS

Fisher-Price, Inc... , a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc... , East Aurora, New York 14052, U... S... A... 2000 Mattel, Inc... All Rights Reserved...

and designate U... S... trademarks of Mattel, Inc... Printed in U... S... A... 79015pr-0920

SHOULDER HEIGHT of child is at or below desired shoulder strap slots...

AFTER buckling and tightening your vehicle belt system, check to see if you require a locking clip (for lap and shoulder belts with sliding latch plates)...

FASTEN the 5-point harness and tighten the shoulder straps against child... Fasten the chest clip...

EVALUATE your car seat installation and the shoulder strap fit against child...

Safe Check

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