Convertible Seat - Sunshine Kids Radian

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Sunshine Kids Radian
(Sunshine Kids is discontinued and replaced with the Diono Radian)

Shopping Link - Sunshine Kids Radian 65

Shopping Link - Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL

Shopping Link - Sunshine Kids Radian 80SL

Shopping Link - Sunshine Kids Radian XT

Shopping Link - Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL

Instruction Manual - Radian 65

Instruction Manual - Radian 65SL

Instruction Manual - Radian 80

Instruction Manual - Radian 80SL

Instruction Manual - Radian XT

Instruction Manual - Radian XTSL

Sunshine Kids Press Release - Rearfacing weight limit increased retroactively to all radian seats made in or after September 2008

Stated Limits:

RF Weight Range: 5-35 lbs. (made before 9/08) / 5-40 lbs. (65 and 80 models made 9/08 or later and all XTs and 65SLs) / 5-45 lb. (80SL and XTSL models)
RF Height Range: up to 53 in.
FF Weight Range: 20-65 for the Radian 65 and Radian 65SL, 20-80 for the 80, 80SL, XT and XTSL models.
FF Height Range: up to 53 in.
FF Age Range: 1 year and older

Measurements:
Lowest Harness Height: 7.5-8.5 in.
Highest Harness Height: 17 in.
Shortest Buckle Position: 3.5 in.
Longest Buckle Position: 6.75-7.5 in.
Crotch Buckle Length: 4.25-5.5 in.
Internal Seating Depth: 12.5-13 in.
Internal Seating Height: 25 in.
Internal Bottom Width: 10-10.5 in.
Internal Shoulder Width: 12.5-14 in.
External Seat Width: 17.25 in.
Seat Weight: 23 (non SuperLATCH) / 25 lb. (seats with SuperLATCH)

Other Information:
Lock-offs Provided: Does not have Lock-offs
Rebound Control: RF Tether
Seat Modes: RF,FF
Expiration Limit: 8 years from mfg. date

Comments:
* XT and XTSL version of seat have added headrest and wings. When you use the lower two harness slot positions, the headrest needs to be raised to its highest position as stated in the manual.
* Rear-facing boot is a separate piece that must be used for rear-facing, and can make a more upright install difficult in some cars.
* Has recline and upright positions for FF. Can use tether RF and can adjust recline by tightening strap.
* Seat folds for storage and carrying.
* Memory foam comfort pad under the seat may be removed to gain 1/4-1/2 inch extra harness height and shell height if desired.
* This seat is suitable for many full-term babies from birth, especially when using the infant support cushion.
* This seat may be used forward-facing with shoulders above the top slots IF child is below maximum weight AND stated height limit, and tops of ears are below the shell of the seat.
* Infant support cushions comes with Radian 80/80SL/XT/XTSL models, and is also available to purchase separately.
* This seat was RETROACTIVELY rated to 40 lbs. rear-facing for seats made in 09/08 or later. This change applies to U.S. models only. Press Release
 
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