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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks

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Protecting Children General Guidelines  
Small Children  
All Children Should Sit in a Back  
Seat  
The Passenger’s Front Airbag  
Placing a forward-facing child seat in  
the front seat of a vehicle equipped  
with a passenger’s front airbag can  
Can Pose Serious Risks  
According to statistics, children of all  
ages and sizes are safer when they  
are restrained in a back seat.  
The National Highway Traffic Safety  
Administration and Transport  
Canada recommend that all children  
aged 12 and under be properly  
restrained in a back seat. Some  
states have laws restricting where  
children may ride.  
Front airbags have been designed to  
help protect adults in a moderate to  
severe frontal collision. To do this,  
the passenger’s front airbag is quite  
large, and it can inflate with enough  
force to cause very serious injuries.  
be hazardous.  
If the vehicle seat is  
too far forward, or the child’s head is  
thrown forward during a collision, an  
inflating front airbag can strike the  
child with enough force to kill or  
very seriously injure a small child.  
Even though your vehicle has an  
advanced front airbag system that  
automatically turns the passenger’s  
front airbag off under certain  
circumstances (see page 33 ), please  
follow these guidelines:  
Larger Children  
Children who have outgrown child  
seats are also at risk of being injured  
or killed by an inflating passenger’s  
Children who ride in back are less  
likely to be injured by striking  
interior vehicle parts during a  
collision or hard braking. Also,  
children cannot be injured by an  
inflating front airbag when they ride  
in the back.  
front airbag.  
Whenever possible,  
Infants  
larger children should sit in the back  
seat, on a booster seat if needed, and  
be properly restrained with a seat  
Never put a rear-facing child seat in  
the front seat of a vehicle equipped  
with a passenger’s front airbag.  
belt (see page for important  
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If  
the airbag inflates, it can hit the back  
of the child seat with enough force  
to kill or very seriously injure an  
infant.  
information about protecting larger  
children).  
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Protecting Children General Guidelines  
To remind you of the passenger’s  
front airbag hazards, and that  
children must be properly restrained  
in a back seat, your vehicle has  
warning labels on the dashboard  
(U.S. models) and on the front visors.  
Please read and follow the  
U.S. Models  
SUN VISORS  
DASHBOARD  
instructions on these labels.  
Canadian Models  
SUN VISORS  
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