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CHILD RESTRAINT CHECK LIST

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See CHILD SEAT SAFETY.

Every time a child travels in the vehicle, observe the following:

Non-LATCH child restraints:
  • Carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the restraint system.

  • Always use the appropriate child restraints and adjust the harnesses for every child, every trip.

  • Make sure that a child falls into the correct weight range for the seat.

  • Avoid dressing a child in bulky clothing. Do not place any objects between the child and the restraint system.

  • Regularly check the fit of a child seat. Replace child seats or harnesses that show signs of wear.

  • Make sure that all the slack is removed from the adult seat belt.

  • Make sure that any belt positioning sliders on the seat belts are adjusted such that there is no slack in the lap belt after fastening.

  • No child seat is completely child-proof. Encourage a child not to play with the buckle or harness.

  • Never leave a child unsupervised in the vehicle.

  • Activate the rear door child safety locks. See CHILD SAFETY LOCKS.

  • Set a good example and always wear a seat belt.

  • When using a seat belt to secure a non-LATCH child restraint, make sure the seat belt’s locking mechanism is used.

LATCH child restraints:
  • Always attach the top tether when fitting the LATCH seat.

  • Carefully follow the instructions supplied with the child seat. Always give the LATCH seat a final pull, to make sure that the lower anchors are secure.

  • Always use the appropriate child restraints and adjust the harnesses for every child, every trip.

  • Make sure that a child falls into the correct weight range for the seat.

  • Avoid dressing a child in bulky clothing. Do not place any objects between the child and the restraint system.

  • Regularly check the fit of a child seat. Replace child seats and harnesses that show signs of wear.

  • No child seat is completely child-proof. Encourage children not to play with the buckle or harness.

  • Never leave a child unsupervised in the vehicle.

  • Activate the rear door child safety locks. See CHILD SAFETY LOCKS.

  • Set a good example and always wear a seat belt.