Child safety

Citroen C4 / Citroen C4 Owner's Manual / Child safety

When children are in the car

For maximum safety, consult the relevant authority in your country to be sure that you know the rules for the carrying of children. Observe the following recommendations: 

In accordance with European Regulations, all children of under 12 years of age or of height less than 1m 50 must be carried in approved child seats suitable for their age and weight, on seats equipped with a seat belt or ISOFIX anchorage. Check that the child seat is in compliance with current legislation, ensuring that it bears an orange label featuring the range of weights for which it is suitable as well as its approval no.
children under 9 kg must be carried in a rear-facing child seat, whether installed in the front or at the back.
It is recommended to use this position for as long as possible (up to 2 or 3 years old).
Statistically, the safest seats for the carrying of children are the vehicles rear seat positions.
CITROËN recommends you to install your child in one of the rear seat positions, even when using a rear-facing child seat.
Children must not under any pretext be carried on the knees of a passenger (risk of being thrown against the dashboard or windscreen should there be a collision).
Children must not be allowed to stand between the backrests of the front seats, as they could be thrown forwards under sudden braking or in the event of a collision.
The rear doors are equipped with a "Child Safety" locking device. This allows the doors to be opened from the outside unless they are under central locking.
Each time you switch on the ignition, check that this device is activated.
Never leave a child in a vehicle that is exposed to sunshine.
Before opening a door, make sure that it is safe to do so.
When leaving your vehicle, remove the ignition key and properly apply the parking brake.
Do not leave the key in the vehicle, as children could lock themselves in, either using the remote control or by pressing the central locking button.
Children should not be left alone in the vehicle.

Regulations for the carriage of children in the front passenger seat position

If the child is travelling in a rearfacing child seat, it is essential to deactivate the passenger's front airbag. Otherwise the child risks being killed or seriously injured should the airbag deploy.

In the front passenger's seat, children less than 10 years of age must not be carried "forward-facing", except if:

The rear seats are occupied by other children.
The rear seats cannot be used (if they are folded or not present).

If your child is travelling forwardfacing in the front passenger seat position, slide the front passenger seat to an intermediate position and leave the airbag activated.

CITROËN offers you a complete range of child seats that can be secured by means of the vehicle seat belt. These child seats have been tested on vehicles in collision conditions and they guarantee maximum safety for your children. They have also been selected for their ease of installation as well as for the comfort of the child. In all cases, be sure to follow the child seat fitting instructions as detailed in the installation manual provided by the seat manufacturer.

"Passenger airbag OFF"

"Passenger airbag OFF"

GROUP 0+ from birth to 13 kg (around 1 year old)

GROUP 0+ from birth to 13 kg (around 1 year old)

Römer Baby-Safe Plus (L1): rearfacing, for use with a three-point seat belt. The deep, reinforced shell is designed to provide the maximum protection to the child in the event of a lateral impact. GROUPS 2/3 (from 15 to 36 kg)

Recaro Start (L2): for use with a three-point seat belt. The height and width of the backrest as well as the length of the seat cushion should be adjusted depending on the age and girth of your child. Klippan Optima (L3): for use with a three-point seat belt. From 6 years old (approx. 22 kg), only height adjustment is required.

GROUPS 1/2/3 (from 9 to 36 kg)

GROUPS 1/2/3 (from 9 to 36 kg)

Kiddy Life (L4): for use with a three-point seat belt. The height and width of the backrest as well as the length of the seat cushion should be adjusted depending on the age and girth of your child. For the safety of young children (from 9 to 18 kg), CITROËN recommends you to use the protection apron. Other child seats are recommended: see ISOFIX child seats in the handbook. See "Child restraints".

The majority of serious injuries resulting from accidents occur when a child either is not secured or is secured incorrectly. It is essential to adhere to the child seat fitting instructions as detailed in the installation manual provided by the seat manufacturer. ISOFIX child seats are particularly recommended for their ease and safety of use. When a rear-facing child seat is installed on the front passengers seat, the front passengers airbag must be deactivated. Otherwise there is a risk of death or serious injury to the child on deployment of the airbag.

CHILD SEATS secured by means of the vehicle seat belt

In accordance with European Regulations, the table tells you to what extent each of the seat positions in your vehicle may take a child seat that is secured by means of the vehicle seat belt and approved as "Universal" depending on the weight of the child.

U: Seat suitable for the installation of a universal rear- facing child seat

U: Seat suitable for the installation of a universal rear- facing child seat and a universal forward- facing child seat
U(R): Seat position suitable for installation of a universal rear- facing child seat and of a forward- facing seat. The vehicle seat should be adjusted to the highest position.
(a) It is essential to deactivate the front passengers airbag when a "rear facing" child seat is installed in the front passengers seat position. Before placing your child in the front passengers seat position, consult the legislation currently in force in your country on the carrying of children in this position.
L-: Only the child seats indicated may be installed in the seat position concerned (depending on country).
X: Position not suitable for installation of a child seat of the weight group indicated.

Take care to comply with the fitting instructions given in the child seat manufacturers user guide.

ISOFIX anchoring points and the

ISOFIX anchoring points and the

ISOFIX fastening system

The lateral rear seat positions are equipped with the ISOFIX regulation anchorages.

There are 3 rings for each seat position:

There are 3 rings for each seat position:

- Two "bottom" rings a and b located between the backrest and the vehicle seat. These are about 28 cm apart.

- One "top" ring c located in the boot between the wheelarch and the seat backrest.

- One "top" ring c located in the boot between the wheelarch and the seat backrest.

ISOFIX child seats have two latches which are easy to secure on the two "bottom" rings a and b.

Some ISOFIX child seats also have a top belt, which is for attaching on the ISOFIX "top" ring c. To attach the top belt, raise the head restraint of the vehicle seat, then pass the buckle between the two supports. Next fix the buckle on the "top" ring c and tension the top belt. In all cases, the head restraint has to be raised to the maximum. This fixing system is intended for children weighing up to 18 kg.

Incorrect installation of a child seat in a vehicle compromises protection of

Incorrect installation of a child seat in a vehicle compromises protection of the child in the event of a collision. The ISOFIX fastening system enables you to reduce those risks posed by incorrect fitting, offering you a convenient, strong and reliable fitting for a child seat in your vehicle.

The ISOFIX child seat recommended for your vehicle is: ISOFIX RÖMER Duo:

It is sold by the CITROËN network. This seat has an upper strap, which must be attached to the ISOFIX "upper tether". The RÖMER Duo Plus ISOFIX is approved specifically for your vehicle. If it is installed in a rear seat position, the vehicles corresponding front seat should be adjusted so that the childs feet do not touch the backrest of this front seat. This ISOFIX child seat can also be installed in seat positions that are not equipped with ISOFIX anchoring points. In this case, it is compulsory to secure it to the vehicle seat by means of the vehicle seat belt.

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