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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Sunshine Kids Radian 65 (FF)

 

Sunshine Kids Radian 65 (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSunshine Kids Radian 65 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date16500  /  Dec 1, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 53"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
On the labels, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given on the label. No indication of correct harnes
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
In the instructions, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. The instruction manual is stored on a string. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bullete
Securing the Child 3 stars
The padding and the shell may be misaligned, causing difficulty in threading the shoulder portions of the harness. The harness must be rethread to adjust height for the child's growth. No illustration is given on the labels to depict conversion to the f
Installation Features 5 stars
The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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