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CHILD SEAT SAFETY

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. Failure to observe warnings and cautions may result in vehicle damage, injury, or DEATH in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Always follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions that accompany the child seat carefully.

WARNING

Always use a child restraint or booster seat appropriate to the age and size of a child.

WARNING

Always wear seat belts or use suitable child restraints, for every trip, no matter how short.

WARNING

Always securely store a head restraint, if removing it in order to fit a child restraint.

WARNING

Always refit a removed head restraint after a child restraint is removed.

WARNING

Always make sure the child restraint is correctly anchored.

WARNING

Never use a forward-facing child restraint until the child is able to sit up unaided. You should continue to use a rearward-facing child seat for as long as possible following the child seat manufactures instructions with regard to age and statue. A young child's spine and neck are not sufficiently developed to avoid injury in a frontal impact.

WARNING

Never allow a baby or infant to be held or carried on the lap. The force of a crash can increase effective body weight by as much as thirty times, making it impossible to hold onto the child.

WARNING

Never use a child seat that only hooks over the seatback. A child seat of this type cannot be satisfactorily secured and is unlikely to be safe for a child.

WARNING

Even with advanced air bags, children can be killed or seriously injured. Never place a child in any type of child restraint or booster seat in the front passenger seat.