What is the age range and maximum weight limit for the self-installing car seat?
The 4moms self-installing car seat is for use with children who are 4 to 30 pounds and are 32 inches or less. Additionally, children should no longer use the seat if there is less than 1-inch between the top of their head and the top of the car seat’s headrest.
How heavy is the carrier?
The carrier weighs 10 lbs.
What powers the 4moms self-installing car seat?
The car seat base is powered by 8 D cell batteries. These batteries come with the car seat and are designed to last for the useful life of the seat for one child.
What happens if the battery life runs out?
The 4moms self-installing car seat will notify parents if battery power is running low and there is not enough power to complete an auto installation. In this case, parents have the option to install the car seat manually.
The 4moms self-installing car seat is designed so the batteries will last for use with one child. We recommend replacing the batteries if the car seat is reused with another baby.
Can the self-installing car seat be used in extreme temperatures?
Yes, the car seat has been tested in temperatures ranging from 0°F to 140°F.
What should I do if my self-installing car seat is in an accident?
In the event that the 4moms self-installing car seat has been installed in a vehicle that was in an accident, we recommend replacing the car seat. Accidents are not covered under the 4moms product warranty and we ask that you work with your insurance company to replace the seat.
Will the self-installing car seat fit in my car?
As part of our research and development for the self-installing car seat we did fit tests in many different vehicles and are confident that the seat will fit in the majority of vehicles. If you believe the self-installing car seat does not fit in your vehicle, please reach out to 4moms Customer Care at 1-888-614-6667 or by using our Contact Form.
Does my self-installing car seat have an expiration date?
The self-installing car seat expires 7 years from the date of manufacture. Refer to the label on the back of the carrier and bottom of the base for date of manufacture.
Is the self-installing car seat Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved?
Yes, the self-installing car seat is certified for aircraft use when installed without the base. For instructions on how to install on an aircraft, refer to the instruction manual.
Is use of the neck pads required?
Use of the neck pads are not required but can provide added comfort for the child.
When do I use the newborn insert?
For children weighing 4 to 8 pounds, use of the newborn insert is required. For children weighing 8 to 11 pounds, use of the newborn insert is optional.
Is the use of crotch rolls permitted with the self-installing car seat?
The use of crotch rolls is NOT recommended with the self-installing car seat. The newborn insert will provide a proper fit for smaller children, thus making the use of crotch rolls unnecessary.
Is the use of rolled diaper cloths/blankets permitted around the child’s head in the self-installing car seat?
The use of rolled diaper cloths or blankets around the child’s head is NOT recommended in the self-installing car seat. The newborn insert will provide a proper fit for smaller children, thus making the use of diaper cloths/blankets unnecessary.
Can I use accessories like seat protectors or mirrors with my self-installing car seat?
We recommend only using 4moms accessories for your self-installing car seat, as other branded products have not been crash tested with the self-installing car seat.
What is the weight of the base with batteries?
The base, with 8 D Cell batteries, weighs 19.5 lbs.
What type of batteries does the base require?
The self-installing base uses 8 D Cell batteries.