Airbags have been designed to help protect adults in front-end collisions, but not children. It's very important that all children ages 12 and under or less than 5 feet tall be properly restrained in the back seat. If a child must ride in the front seat of the car, the front airbag must be turned off. (See your vehicle owner’s manual)
- the child must be properly restrained, in a restraint system that is correct for the size of the child: a front-facing car seat, a booster seat, or a lap / shoulder belt.
- Never put a rear-facing infant in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with an active passenger-side airbag.