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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Protecting Infants and Small Children

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Protecting Infants and Small Children  
Protecting Infants  
Two types of seats may be used: a  
Rear-facing Child Seat Placement  
A rear-facing child seat can be placed  
in any seating position in the back  
seat, but not in the front. Never put a  
rear-facing child seat in the front  
seat.  
seat designed exclusively for infants,  
or a convertible seat used in the rear-  
facing, reclining mode.  
Do not put a rear-facing child seat in  
a forward-facing position. If placed  
facing forward, an infant could be  
very seriously injured during a  
frontal collision.  
If the passenger’s front airbag  
inflates, it can hit the back of the  
child seat with enough force to kill or  
seriously injure an infant.  
When properly installed, a rear-  
facing child seat may prevent the  
driver or a front passenger from  
moving their seat as far back as  
recommended, or from locking their  
seat-back in the desired position.  
Child Seat Type  
An infant must be properly  
restrained in a rear-facing, reclining  
child seat until the child reaches the  
seat maker’s weight or height limit  
for the seat, and the child is at least  
one year old.  
It could also interfere with proper  
operation of the passenger’s  
advanced front airbag system.  
Only a rear-facing child seat provides  
proper support for a baby’s head,  
neck, and back.  
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Protecting Infants and Small Children  
In any of these situations, we  
Protecting Small Children  
and weight are appropriate for a  
rear-facing seat.  
strongly recommend that you install  
the child seat directly behind the  
front passenger’s seat, move the seat  
as far forward as needed, and leave it  
unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get  
a smaller rear-facing child seat.  
Of the different seats available, we  
recommend those that have a five-  
point harness system as shown.  
We also recommend that a small  
child use the child seat until the child  
reaches the weight or height limit  
for the seat.  
Placing a rear-facing child seat  
in the front seat can result in  
serious injury or death during a  
crash.  
Child Seat Placement  
We strongly recommend placing a  
Child Seat Type  
forward-facing child seat in a back  
Always place a rear-facing child  
seat in the back seat, not the  
front.  
Many states, Canadian provinces and seat, not the front.  
territories allow a child one year of  
age or older who also meets the  
minimum size and weight  
requirements to transition from a  
rear-facing child seat to a forward  
facing seat. Know the requirements  
where you are driving and follow the  
child seat instructions. Many experts  
recommend use of a rear-facing seat  
up to age two, if the child’s height  
Placing a forward-facing child seat in  
the front seat of a vehicle equipped  
with a passenger’s airbag can be  
hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too  
far forward, or the child’s head is  
thrown forward during a collision, an  
inflating airbag can strike the child  
with enough force to cause very  
CONTINUED  
serious or fatal injuries.  
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