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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Protecting Child Passengers

Child Safety  
Protecting Child Passengers  
Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are  
either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle crashes are the  
number one cause of death of children aged 12 and under.  
1Protecting Child Passengers  
3WARNING  
Children who are unrestrained or  
improperly restrained can be seriously  
injured or killed in a crash.  
To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, infants and children should be  
properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle.  
Any child too small for a seat belt should be  
properly restrained in an approved child  
restraint system. A larger child should be  
properly restrained with a seat belt, using a  
booster seat if necessary.  
In many countries, the law requires all children aged  
12 and under, and whose height are shorter than  
150 cm be properly restrained in a rear seat.  
In many countries, it is required to use an officially  
approved and suitable child restraint system for  
transporting a child on any passenger seat. Check  
your local legal requirement.  
European models  
Child restraint systems must meet UN Regulation No.  
44 or No. 129, or the regulations of the subject  
countries.  
2 Selecting a Child Restraint System P. 76  
Except European models  
We recommend that child restraint systems meet UN  
Regulation No. 44 or No. 129 or the regulations of  
the subject countries.  
2 Selecting a Child Restraint System P. 76  
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Children should sit properly restrained in a rear seat. This is because:  
An inflating front or side airbag can injure  
1Protecting Child Passengers  
Front Passenger’s Sun Visor  
or kill a child sitting in the front seat.  
3WARNING  
A child in the front seat is more likely to  
interfere with the driver’s ability to safely  
control the vehicle.  
Statistics show that children of all sizes and  
ages are safer when they are properly  
restrained in a rear seat.  
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint  
on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG  
in front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to  
the CHILD can occur.  
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Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt must be properly restrained in an  
approved child restraint system that is properly secured to the vehicle using the  
seat belt or the child restraint anchorage system.  
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WARNING: Use the power window lock button to  
prevent children from opening the windows. Using  
this feature will prevent children from playing with  
the windows, which could expose them to hazards or  
distract the driver.  
Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the  
event of a collision.  
2 Opening/Closing the Power Windows  
P. 210  
Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would  
likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.  
WARNING: Always take the ignition key with you  
whenever you leave the vehicle alone or with other  
occupants.  
Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very  
seriously injured in a crash.  
To remind you of the passenger’s front airbag hazard  
and child safety, your vehicle has the warning label  
on the passenger’s side sun visor.  
Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows or seat adjustments.  
Please read and follow the instructions on this label.  
2 Safety Labels P. 95  
Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather when  
the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also activate  
vehicle controls causing it to move unexpectedly.  
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