Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
50 Seats and Restraints
There are three basic types of child
Forward-facing child restraints
Rear-facing child restraints
Belt-positioning booster seats
The proper child restraint for your child
depends on their size, weight, and age, and
also on whether the child restraint is
compatible with the vehicle in which it will
For each types of child restraints, there are
many different models available. When
purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is
designed to be used in a motor vehicle and
is certified to comply with US Federal or
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
If it is, the child restraint will have a label
saying that it meets federal motor vehicle
safety standards. The NHTSA website
includes a list of registered car seat
manufacturers (https://www.nhtsa.gov) and
links to their registration pages for
consumers. Registration helps manufacturers
identify purchasers for recall notices.
The instruction manual that is provided with
the child restraint states the weight and
height limitations for that particular child
restraint. In addition, there are many kinds
of child restraints available for children with
To reduce the risk of neck and head
injury in a crash, infants and toddlers
should be secured in a rear-facing child
restraint until age two, or until they
reach the maximum height and weight
limits of their child restraint.
A young child's hip bones are still so
small that the vehicle seat belt may not
remain low on the hip bones, as it
should. Instead, it may settle up around
the child's abdomen. In a crash, the belt
would apply force on a body area that is
unprotected by any bony structure. This
alone could cause serious or fatal injuries.
To reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries during a crash, young children
should always be secured in an
appropriate child restraint.
Child Restraint Systems
Rear-Facing Infant Restraint
A rear-facing child restraint provides
restraint with the seating surface against
the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant in place
and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant
positioned in the restraint.