Mazda 2: Child-Restraint System Installation

Categories of Child-Restraint Systems

NOTE

When purchasing, ask the manufacturer of the child-restraint system which type of childrestraint system is appropriate for your child and vehicle.

(Europe)

Child-restraint systems are classifi ed into the following 5 groups according to the UNECE 44 regulation.

Categories of Child-Restraint Systems


(Other countries)

Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint systems in your country.

Child-Restraint System Types

(Europe) In this owner's manual, explanation of child-restraint systems secured with seat belts is provided for the following three types of popular child-restraint systems: baby seat, child seat, junior seat.

NOTE

Baby seat

Equal to Group 0 and 0 of the UNECE 44 regulation.

Baby seat


Child seat

Equal to Group 1 of the UNECE 44 regulation.

Child seat


Junior seat

Equal to Group 2 and 3 of the UNECE 44 regulation.

Junior seat


(Other countries)

Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint systems in your country.

Baby Seat Installation Position

A baby seat is used in the rear-facing position only.

Baby Seat Installation Position


Refer to the table, “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” for baby seat installation position (page 2-32 ).

WARNING

Always install a baby seat in the correct seat position: Installing a baby seat without fi rst consulting the table “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” is dangerous. A baby seat installed on the wrong seat position cannot be properly secured. In a collision, the child could hit something or someone in the vehicle and be seriously injured or even killed.

WARNING

Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat protected by an air bag: 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.

The child-restraint system can be hit by the deploying air bag and knocked out of position. A child in the childrestraint system could be seriously injured or killed. If your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger air bag deactivation switch, always set the switch to the OFF position if installing a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is unavoidable.


Child Seat Installation Position

A child seat is used in front-facing and rear-facing positions depending on the age and size of the child. When installing, follow the manufacturer's instructions in accordance with the appropriate age and size of the child as well as the directions for installing the child-restraint system.

Refer to the table, “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” for child seat installation position (page 2-32 ).

Rear-facing type

WARNING

Always install a front-facing child seat in the correct seat position: Installing a front-facing child seat without fi rst consulting the table “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” is dangerous. A front-facing child seat installed on the wrong seat position cannot be properly secured. In a collision, the child could hit something or someone in the vehicle and be seriously injured or even killed.

Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat protected by an air bag: 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.

The child-restraint system can be hit by the deploying air bag and knocked out of position. A child in the childrestraint system could be seriously injured or killed. If your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger air bag deactivation switch, always set the switch to the OFF position if installing a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is unavoidable.


Front-facing type

WARNING

Never install a front-facing child seat in the wrong seat position: Installing a front-facing child seat without fi rst consulting the table “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” is dangerous. A front-facing child seat installed in the wrong seat position cannot be properly secured. In a collision, the child could hit something or someone in the vehicle and be seriously injured or even killed.

Do not install a front-facing childrestraint system on the front passenger seat unless it is unavoidable: In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to the child. If installing a frontfacing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is unavoidable, move the front passenger seat as far back as possible and make sure that the front passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the OFF position. Refer to Front Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Switch (page 2-46 ). 


Junior Seat Installation Position

A junior seat is used in the front-facing position only.

Junior Seat Installation Position


Refer to the table, “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” for junior seat installation position (page 2-32 ).

WARNING

Always install a junior seat in the correct seat position: Installing a junior seat without fi rst consulting the table “Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions” is dangerous. A junior seat installed on the wrong seat position cannot be properly secured. In a collision, the child could hit something or someone in the vehicle and be seriously injured or even killed.

WARNING

Do not install a front-facing childrestraint system on the front passenger seat unless it is unavoidable: In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to the child. If installing a frontfacing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is unavoidable, move the front passenger seat as far back as possible and make sure that the front passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the OFF position. Refer to Front Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Switch (page 2-46 ).


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