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Rear-facing car seats and side airbags
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:53 PM
There seems to be conflicting info on this topic. Can anyone confirm what the Australian rules are? Can a rear-facing car seat for a newborn be placed next to a side airbag? I would have thought it was a possible hazard.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:59 PM
Side curtain airbags are fine as they come down and stop glass from coming in. These generally come down from the ceiling. They only come down to the bottom of the window.
Side airbags which come out to protect the body like front seats have are not appropriate for child restraints.these generally come from inside the seat, so their activation could displace a child restraint.
Edited by lsolaBella, 09 December 2012 - 04:00 PM.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:34 PM
I am moving this topic to the Car Restraints forum.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:53 AM
Edited by matt1972, 11 December 2012 - 06:54 AM.
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