2013 Child Safety Seat.cdr - Alberta Occupant Restraint Program

2013 Child Safety Seat.cdr - Alberta Occupant Restraint Program
THE LAW IN ALBERTA
A child under six years whose weight does not exceed 18 kg
(40 lb.) must be properly secured in a child safety seat.
All child passengers must be secured in an approved and
properly used child safety seat, which is used and installed
according to your vehicle and car seat manufacturer's
instructions.
It is the driver's legal responsibility to ensure that each
passenger under the age of 16 years is properly secured in
the vehicle. Drivers are subject to a fine for each child not
properly secured.
Child safety seats used in Canada must have a label on them
stating that they meet Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213.
AIRBAGS AND CHILDREN
If your vehicle is equipped with a passenger front-seat air bag with
no shut off switch:
Never install a rear facing child safety seat in the front seat.
Children under the age of 13 should be seated in the back.
TIPS
Be sure you have a set of instructions for your child safety seat
make and model.
Check the child safety seat’s instructions to see that all the
parts are included and are attached correctly.
Do not use padding or blankets that will interfere with internal
harness.
THINGS YOU MUST KNOW
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use and installing :
Using a combination of education, enforcement and
awareness, these partners are working together to bring
attention to the serious consequences of misuse and
non-use of child safety seats.
Universal Anchorage System (UAS): UAS is the standardized
system that makes installing a safety seat easier. It has two parts;
two lower anchors and one top tether in your vehicle and two UAS
attachments on the child safety seat and a top tether for the
forward facing seats. When the UAS is used a seat belt is not
required.
UAS equipped seating positions will be identified by
the symbol on the right. Check the owner's manual
for specific locations and instructions.
Locking Clip: A locking clip may be required with older vehicles.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you need one.
Tethering: All forward facing child safety seats must be secured by
a top tether strap. The tether strap prevents the seat from moving
forward in a collision. Refer to the child safety seat instructions and
to your vehicle owner's manual, or a vehicle dealership, for
information on where and how to install the tether anchor.
Tether Anchors: Most newer vehicles are equipped with user
ready tether anchors identified by the following symbol.
The Alberta Occupant Restraint Program is a provincial traffic
safety program delivered by Alberta Health Services and Alberta
police services, supported by:
Alberta Centre for Injury
Control and Research
Calgary Police Service
Edmonton Police Service
Government of Alberta
Alberta Health Services
Royal Canadian Mounted
Police
Municipal police services
St. John Ambulance
Transport Canada
For more information, contact:
Health Link Alberta
Calgary: 403-943-LINK (5465)
Edmonton: 780-408-LINK (5465)
Toll Free: 1-866-408-5465 in Alberta
Alberta Transportation
Tel: 780-427-8901
Toll Free: 310-0000 in Alberta
or visit saferoads.alberta.ca
Visit albertaseatbelts.ca or boosterseats.ca
For information on public notices and recalls, visit Transport
Canada’s website at www.tc.gc.ca
Check expiry date of child seat.
Purchasing a second-hand child safety seat is not
recommended.
February 2013
child
safety
seats
Your guide for information
and proper use for:
Rear Facing Seats
Forward Facing Seats
Combination Seats
Booster Seats
Child safety seats, used correctly, save lives.
Children improperly restrained in a motor vehicle are at risk. Please protect your child by following the law.
REAR FACING
FORWARD FACING
COMBINATION
BOOSTER SEAT
Range: birth to 16 kg
(birth to 35 lb. plus)
Range: 10 kg to 18 kg
(22 lb. to 40 lb. plus)
Range: 10 kg to 18 kg plus
(22 lb. to 40 lb. plus)
Range: 18 kg plus
(40 lb. plus)
A rear facing child safety seat is used correctly if:
A forward facing child safety seat is used correctly if:
It is facing the rear of the vehicle.
It is facing forward and in the upright position.
Vehicle seat belt or Universal Anchorage System (UAS) is
routed correctly.
Vehicle seat belt or UAS is routed correctly through the
proper guides in the back of the child safety seat.
It is not used in a position where there is a passenger
front-seat air bag.
Locking clip is used correctly when required.
Locking clip is used
correctly when required.
Tether strap is hooked to the proper tether anchor located
in the vehicle.
Chest clip is level with the child's armpits.
Chest clip is level with
the child's armpits.
Internal harness is used according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Internal harness is
used according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
Internal harness should be even or slightly above the
child’s shoulder.
Internal harness should be even or slightly below the
height of the child's shoulder.
Internal harness is snug. One finger should fit between the
child's collar bone and internal harness.
Internal harness is snug. One finger should fit between the
child's collar bone and internal harness.
Internal harness should be routed according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
The combination of a forward facing child safety seat and a
booster seat offers a wide weight range of 10 kg to over 18 kg
(22 lb. to 40 lb. plus).
This system includes a five point harness and tether. The internal
harness should be even or above the height of the child's
shoulders.
When a child reaches 18 kg (40 lb.), you can remove the internal
harness system and use the seat as a high back booster seat, as
instructed by the manufacturer.
The Government of Alberta recommends that once a child
graduates from a child seat that the child be in a booster seat until
they turn nine or reach a weight of 37 kilograms (80 lb.) or 145 cm
(4’9”) in height.
If you choose the vehicle seat belt system, make sure it is worn the
way it is designed to be used. The shoulder belt must be in front of
the child, never behind the child or under the arm. The lap belt must
be low over the hips.
Booster Seats
Belt Positioning Booster Seats help position the seat belt properly
on a child's body. The shoulder belt should lie across the middle of
the child's chest and the lap portion of the belt should touch the
hips.
A high back booster seat is used correctly if:
It is used only with a
lap/shoulder belt.
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