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Seat Ibiza: Brief introduction

Seat Ibiza Owners Manual

Introduction

Statistics show that children are generally safer on the rear seat than on the front passenger seat. We recommend that children under 12 years of age be transported on the rear seats. Children travelling on the rear seat must use a child restraint system or the seat belts provided, depending on their age, height and weight. For safety reasons, the child restraint system should be installed in the centre of the rear seat or behind the front passenger's seat. The physical principles involved and the forces acting in a collision apply to children just as much as adults, “Why wear seat belts?”. But unlike adults, children do not have fully developed muscle and bone structures. This means that children are subject to a greater risk of injury. To reduce this risk, children must always use special child restraint systems when travelling in the vehicle. We recommend the use of child safety products from the SEAT Genuine Accessories Program including systems for all ages made by “Peke”1). These systems have been especially designed and approved, complying with the ECE-R44. regulation. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory requirements when installing and using child seats. Always read and observe, “Safety notes on using child seats”.

We recommend that you include the manufacturer's directions for child seat use in the vehicle wallet and always keep them in the vehicle.

Safety notes on using child seats

Proper use of child seats substantially reduces the risk of injury in an accident! As the driver, you are responsible for any children you transport in your vehicle. – Protect your children by properly using appropriate child seats. – Always ensure that the belt webbing is properly positioned according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child seat. – When travelling, do not allow children to distract you from traffic. – Take breaks regularly during long trips. Take a break at least every two hours.

WARNING

• Never install a child seat facing backwards (or rear-facing) on the front passenger seat unless the front passenger airbag has been disabled. This could lead to a risk of potentially fatal injuries to the child! However, if it is necessary, in exceptional cases, to transport a child in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbag must always be disabled, “Deactivating airbags*”. If the passenger seat has a height adjustment option, move it to the highest position.

• For those vehicles that do not include a key lock switch to turn the airbag off, an Authorised Service Centre must be consulted.

• All passengers, especially children, must assume the proper sitting position and be properly belted in while travelling.

• Never hold children or babies on your lap, this can result in potentially fatal injuries to the child!

• Never allow a child to be transported in a vehicle without being properly secured, or to stand up or kneel on a seat while travelling. In an accident, the child could be flung through the vehicle, causing possibly fatal injuries to themselves and other occupants.

• If children assume an improper sitting position when the car is moving, they expose themselves to greater risk of injury during a sudden braking manoeuvre or in an accident. This is particularly the case if the child is travelling on the front passenger seat and the airbag system is triggered in an accident; this could have consequences including serious injury or death.

• A suitable child seat can protect your child!

• Never leave a child unsupervised in a child seat or alone in the vehicle.

• Depending on weather conditions, it may become extremely hot or cold inside the vehicle. This can be fatal.

• Children who are less than 1.5 metres tall must not wear a normal seat belt without a child restraint system, as this could cause injuries to the abdominal and neck areas during a sudden braking manoeuvre or in an accident.

• Do not allow the belt webbing to become twisted or jammed, or to rub on any sharp edges.

• Incorrectly worn seat belts can cause injuries even in a minor collision or sudden braking manoeuvres.

• The seat belt provides maximum protection only when the belt web is properly positioned, “Seat belts”.

• Only one child may occupy a child seat, “Child seats”.

    Child safety

    Child seats

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