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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Selecting a Child Seat

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Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat  
Even with advanced front airbags  
that automatically turn the  
Selecting a Child Seat  
In seating positions and vehicles not  
equipped with LATCH, a LATCH-  
compatible child seat can be installed  
using a seat belt.  
When buying a child seat, you need  
to choose either a conventional child  
seat, or one designed for use with  
the Lower Anchors and Tethers for  
CHildren (LATCH) system.  
passenger’s front airbag off (see  
page 33 ), a back seat is the safest  
place for a small child.  
Whatever type of seat you choose, to  
provide proper protection, a child  
seat should meet three  
If it is necessary to put a forward-  
facing child seat in the front, move  
the vehicle seat as far to the rear as  
possible, and be sure the child seat is  
firmly secured to the vehicle and the  
child is properly strapped in the seat.  
Conventional child seats must be  
secured to a vehicle with a seat belt,  
whereas LATCH-compatible seats  
are secured by attaching the seat to  
hardware built into each rear seating  
position in the back seat.  
1.The child seat should meet  
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety  
Standard 213 or Canadian Motor  
Vehicle Safety Standard 213.  
Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS  
213 on the box.  
Since LATCH-compatible child seats  
are easier to install and reduce the  
possibility of improper installation,  
we recommend selecting this style.  
Placing a forward-facing child  
seat in the front seat can result  
in serious injury or death if the  
front airbag inflates.  
2.The child seat should be of the  
proper type and size to fit the child.  
Rear-facing for infants, forward-  
facing for small children.  
If you must place a forward-  
facing child seat in front, move  
the vehicle seat as far back as  
possible, and properly restrain  
the child.