Fiat Punto complies with the new Directive 2000/3/EC regulating child’s seat assembling on the different car seats according to the following tables:
Front and rear seat (3 and 5-door versions)
U = suitable for child restraint systems of the “Universal” category, according
to European Standard ECE-R44 for the specified “Groups”.
(*) = in correspondence with the central place of the rear seat with lap belts (without reel), no type of seat can be assembled.
Below is a summary of the rules of safety to be followed for carrying children:
❒ The recommended position for installing child’s seat is on the rear seat, as
it is the most protected in the case of a crash.
❒ If the passenger’s air bag is deactivated always check the warning light on the cluster to make sure that it has actually been deactivated.
❒ Attain to the instructions for fastening the specific child restraint system which you are using. These instructions must be provided by the manufacturer. Keep the child restraint system installation instructions with the car documents and this Handbook. Never use a child restraint system without installation instructions.
❒ Always check the seat belt is well fastened by pulling the webbing.
❒ Only one child is to be strapped to each retaining system.
❒ Always check the seat belts do not fit around the child’s throat.
❒ While travelling, do not let the child sit incorrectly or release the belts.
❒ Passengers should never carry children on their laps. No-one, however strong they are, can hold a child in the event of a crash.
❒ In case of an accident, replace the seat with a new one.
In cars fitted with passenger air bag never place child’s restraint systems on the front seat since children shall never be seated on the front passenger seat.
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