Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

 

Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:

 

Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child

 

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  Manufacturer  /  Model Name Model Number  /  Manufacture Date Harness Type Weight  /  Height Evaluation
of Labels
Evaluation of
Instructions
Securing
the Child
Installation
Features
Overall Ease
of Use Rating
Diono RadianR100 (B) Diono RadianR100 (B) 16600  /  Oct 1, 2011 High Back 50lb - 100lb / 40" - 57" 1 stars 1 stars 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianR100 (FF) Diono RadianR100 (FF) 16600  /  Oct 1, 2011 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 57" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianR100 (RF) Diono RadianR100 (RF) 16600  /  Oct 1, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / up to 44" 2 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Diono RadianR120 (B) Diono RadianR120 (B) 16700  /  Sep 1, 2011 High Back 50lb - 120lb / up to 57" 1 stars 1 stars 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianR120 (FF) Diono RadianR120 (FF) 16700  /  Sep 1, 2011 5-pt 20lb - 80lb / up to 57" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianR120 (RF) Diono RadianR120 (RF) 16700  /  Sep 1, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 45lb / up to 44" 2 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianRXT (B) Diono RadianRXT (B) 16900  /  Nov 1, 2011 High Back 50lb - 120lb / up to 57" 1 stars 1 stars 1 stars 4 stars 1 stars
Diono RadianRXT (FF) Diono RadianRXT (FF) 16900  /  Nov 1, 2011 5-pt 20lb - 80lb / up to 57" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
Diono RadianRXT (RF) Diono RadianRXT (RF) 16900  /  Nov 1, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 45lb / up to 44" 2 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega All in One (FF) Dorel Alpha Omega All in One (FF) 22469-BSE  /  May 15, 2009 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 34" - 45" 1 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega All in One (RF) Dorel Alpha Omega All in One (RF) 22469-BSE  /  May 15, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 2 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega All-in-One (B) Dorel Alpha Omega All-in-One (B) 22469-BSE  /  May 15, 2009 High Back 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (B) Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (B) 22149-PAL  /  Apr 3, 2009 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 3 stars 1 stars 5 stars 3 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (FF) Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (FF) 22149-PAL  /  Apr 3, 2009 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 34" - 45" 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars
Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (RF) Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (RF) 22149-PAL  /  Apr 3, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (B) Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (B) 22790-WPR  /  May 6, 2009 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 5 stars 4 stars
Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (FF) Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (FF) 22790-WPR  /  May 6, 2009 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 34" - 45" 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (RF) Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (RF) 22790-WPR  /  May 6, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (B) Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (B) 34611106  /  Dec 14, 2011 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 3 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (FF) Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (FF) 34611106  /  Dec 14, 2011 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 50" 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (RF) Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (RF) 34611106  /  Dec 14, 2011 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - head 1" below top of restraint 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (B) Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (B) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 High Back 40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 1 stars 4 stars 4 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (FF) Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (FF) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 50" 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 3 stars
Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (RF) Evenflo Symphony 65 LX (RF) 34511264  /  Jan 10, 2012 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / 19" - head 1" below top of restraint 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars
Graco Smart Seat (B) Graco Smart Seat (B) 1770991  /  Dec 2, 2010 High Back 30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57" 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars
Graco Smart Seat (FF) Graco Smart Seat (FF) 1770991  /  Dec 2, 2010 5-pt 20lb - 65lb / up to 50" 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Graco Smart Seat (RF) Graco Smart Seat (RF) 1770991  /  Dec 2, 2010 5-pt 5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of restraint 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Safety 1st All in One (B) Safety 1st All in One (B) 22178-STL  /  Feb 16, 2009 High Back 40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52" 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 5 stars 2 stars
Safety 1st All in One (FF) Safety 1st All in One (FF) 22178-STL  /  Feb 16, 2009 5-pt 22lb - 50lb / 34" - 85" 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars 2 stars 2 stars
Safety 1st All in One (RF) Safety 1st All in One (RF) 22178-STL  /  Feb 16, 2009 5-pt 5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36" 2 stars 2 stars 4 stars 1 stars 2 stars

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