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Page 72, Chapter 7

REASON FOR UPDATE: New CR model requires RF tethering.
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When a Rear-Facing CR Must Be Tethered

RF CRs that require tethering in Canada

  • Evenflo’s Revolve360 must be tethered while in RF and FF harness modes.

Page 73, Chapter 7

REASON FOR UPDATE: New CR model with rear-tethering functionality.
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Evenflo
U.S.
800-233-5921
Canada
937-773-3971
Revolve360
all-in-1
Method cannot be defined as either Swedish or Australian No; tether only to a vehicle TA. Tether, which is on the CR’s base, must be attached when the CR is in FF or RF harness mode. Detach and properly store tether in booster mode.

Page A-2, Table A1

REASON FOR UPDATE: New CRs requiring tethering.
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Manufacturer /
Brand
Model Child
weight
requiring
tether use
(in pounds)
Installation
circumstances
requiring tether
use
Notes
Always refer to the CR instructions and the manufacturers
entry in this appendix for complete usage details.
Key: OM = owner’s manual, TA = tether anchor,
HDTA = heavy-duty TA
Evenflo All Revolve360; other
models with rolling
changes to instructions
Follow the instructions given for the particular unit being used; updates to instructions are not retroactive.

Page A-3, Table A2

REASON FOR UPDATE: New CRs with LATCH in booster mode instructions.
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CR manufacturer
and model type
Boosters (BPBs) and CRs in booster mode.
RL=Rigid LA attachment
FL=Flexible LA attmnt.
Use of LA attachment
when used as booster
O=Optional
P=Prohibited
Strap
adjustment

  • Leave loose
  • Rigid connectors
  • Remove slack
Tether use
O=Optional
P=Prohibited
N/A=No tether in booster mode
Borrow center LAs with non-standard spacing for LA attachment?
Y=Yes (OK width)
N=No
Notes

  • Anchor weight limits do not apply in booster mode.
  • Use of LA attachment/
    tether must not interfere with proper belt fit.
CYBEX      BPBs w/ RL
BPBs w/ FL
All-in-1 CRs w/ FL

O

O
O

Rigid Connectors

Remove slack
Remove slack

N/A

N/A
O

N

Y (11-20 in.)
Y (11-20 in.)
Evenflo
Comb./All-in-1 CRs w/ FL
O
Remove slack
O (except Revolve360, P)
Y (11-20 inches)

Page A-17 to A-18, CLEK

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of notification that tether extender is available.
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All Clek Convertible CRs

Tethers

  • Tether extender: Clek offers a tether extender for use if a Foonf or Fllo tether is too short or if its adjuster is too large to fit through a small routing space (such as between fixed head restraint posts). Call Clek to order; the company will screen the request for true necessity, and the orderer must pay for shipping. (Note: As of mid-2018, the tether adjuster hardware on Clek convertible CRs is narrower, making it even less likely that a tether extender would be needed as a fix to fit the tether through tight routing spaces. For more on the topic of using a tether for tight routing spaces, see page 43.)

Page A-21, CYBEX

REASON FOR UPDATE: New U.S. website.
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Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (U.S. Distributor)
120 Royall St., Suite 101, Canton, MA 02021
www.cybex-online.com www.Cybexonlineshop.com
ParentLink Resource Center: 877-242-5676

Page A-21, CYBEX

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of new booster models with LATCH design and use that differs from what’s already reflected in the LATCH Manual text for other CYBEX models.
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All CYBEX CRs

LA Attachments

  • Design/Use: All current harnessed models have a single, flexible LA strap. Some models have two LA adjusters; use either one to tighten the installation. All current booster models utilize rigid LA connectors have LA attachments (rigid or flexible).
  • Center installation: Borrowing the inner LA bars of outboard LATCH positions is allowed for RF-only, convertible, and all-in-1 (harness and booster mode) models, as well as boosters with flexible LA attachments, if also allowed by the vehicle manufacturer and the LAs are 11 to 20 inches apart. Borrowing not allowed for boosters with rigid connectors; these connectors, when optionally used, must attach only to bars with standard spacing (11 inches apart).

Page A-22 CYBEX

REASON FOR UPDATE: Model clarification regarding tether-dependent instructions.
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Convertible CRs (incl. all-in-1 in harness mode.)

Tethers

  • Tether-dependent instructions: For Sirona S, if If the tether and support/load leg are not used for a FF child over 40 pounds, the support/load leg must be in the alternate storage position specified in the CR owner’s manual.

Page A-23, CYBEX

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of new booster models with LATCH design and use that differs from what’s already reflected in the LATCH Manual text for other CYBEX models.
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Booster Seats (See above for all-in-1 as booster.)

Solution B-Fix, Solution B2-Fix+Lux, Solution Z-Fix (Discontinued: Solution M-fix, Q-fix, Q2-fix, S-fix, X-fix)

Highback for use from 38 to 60 inches and 33 (40 for Solution Z-fix) to 110 pounds (100 pounds for Solution X-fix).
Highback. Use from 38 to 60 inches and 40 to120 pounds (110 pounds for Solution Z-Fix). For discontinued models, weight limits are 33 to 110 pounds (100 pounds for Solution X-fix).

LA Attachments

  • Design/Use: Rigid LA connectors (except Solution B-Fix has flexible LA attachment with hook-on connectors). Use is optional but recommended, unless one of the seat belt anchors is located between the LA bars.
  • Storage: For Solution B-Fix, expose the storage area by pulling back the padding that covers the underside of the front of the booster cushion; clip the LA connectors onto storage points provided, carefully place all LA attachment parts into the recessed area so that they lay flat, and then replace the padding. For all other models, rotate Rotate LA connectors180 degrees, then pull the orange LATCH adjustment handle at the front while pushing the LA connectors into the booster shell.

Page A-32, EVENFLO

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of new all-in-1 model with LATCH design and use that differs from what’s already reflected in the LATCH Manual text for other Evenflo models.
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All Evenflo CRs

LA Attachments

  • Maximum child weight for LA attachment use:
  • CRs made February 2014 and after:

LA attachment weight limits began to appear on Evenflo…all limits apply to forward-facing mode only, except as noted (Revolve360).

Weight on label
Weight on label
(2/14 – 2/15)
(After 2/15)
Revolve360
n/a
35 lbs. RF / 40 lbs. FF

Tethers

  • Tether use required in some instructions: Evenflo recommends use of tether for all forward-facing installations, whenever possible. It has also made rolling changes to certain model instruction manuals that say a tether must be used when forward facing, and the tether must be used in RF and FF harness modes for all Revolve360 CRs. Always follow the instructions provided for the particular CR.
  • Maximum child weight for tether use: When forward facing (and, for Revolve360, rear facing), Evenflo recommends or requires tether use at all allowed CR usage weights. (However, do not use Revolve360’s tether in booster mode at any child weight.)
  • Tethering rear facing: Not allowed. Revolve360 requires tether use in both rear-facing and forward-facing harness-use modes. Not allowed with any other Evenflo CR.

Page A-33, EVENFLO

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of new all-in-1 model with LATCH design and use that differs from what’s already reflected in the LATCH Manual text for other Evenflo models.
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Convertible CRs

LA Attachments

  • Belt path and converting between RF and FF:
  • Revolve360 does not require reinstallation for converting between rear and forward facing. For all other models, pull pad back from leg area of CR to access RF belt path. To access FF path, it may be necessary to lift center pad and raise head restraint to highest position.
  • Storage: Varies by CR model. For most, when When installing the CR using a seat belt, route the LA strap through the belt path that does not hold the seat belt before attaching the LA connectors to designated storage points. Revolve360: The LA strap is permanently routed under blue belt guides of belt path; a seat belt would be routed on top of the blue belt guides. Do not overtighten the LA strap while in storage, as that may interfere with seat belt installation.

Tethers

  • Storage: Clip hook to holes/bars on back of CR shell. Roll up excess strap, and secure with a rubber band. Note: The stored tether of EveryStage models may be located in between the base and the CR shell; if the CR is reclined, the stored tether may not be visible until the CR is moved into a more upright position. Revolve360: Attach the tether hook to the bar provided on the bottom of the base; the tether must be used in both rear-facing and forward-facing harness modes but must be stored (unused) in booster mode.

CRs Used in Booster Mode

  • LATCH use with boosters: For combination and all-in-1 CRs, use of the tether and LA attachment is allowed in booster mode as long as the booster’s position in the vehicle and/or the resulting seat belt fit over the child are not affected.  This permission is retroactive for all Evenflo models in booster mode. If LA attachment/tether are not used, they must be stored per instructions. (Exception: May not use Revolve360 tether in booster mode; store the tether per instructions.)

Page A-35, EVENFLO

REASON FOR UPDATE: Addition of new all-in-1 model.
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Evenflo—CR Weights (approximate; in pounds)

Use this product weight, when needed, to calculate the child weight limit for LATCH…

Revolve360……….29.6

Page B-191, Saab

REASON FOR UPDATE: Clarification to owner’s manual.
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9-5 4-door
Sedan
10-11 LA and TA (2) LATCH (3) TAs on rear filler panel
LA for Center Position: An LA bar for the center position and the inner bar of the outboard-behind-driver…
2nd Row: Ensure that the intended LA pairs, spaced 11 inches (280 mm) between the…
Head Restraints (HR), Outboard: HRs can be moved up or rotated…
Editors Note: Although the owner’s manual may say that there are six LAs in the rear seat, Safe Ride News believes there are only five, as indicated here.