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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The First Years True Fit (FF)

 

The First Years True Fit (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC630-SBL  /  Feb 12, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height23lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given. Labels do not clearly depict LATCH preparation. Labels do not remind caregiver to tighten LATCH belt. The caregiver must read text written on the labels to complete tether installation co
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
Warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is buried in a bulleted list of other warnings. The caregiver must read text to correctly prepare and route the LATCH belt. The tether is not labeled in the general overview of methods in which t
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate proper placement. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to the forward-facing mode from other modes; these must be carefully followed in the manual.
Installation Features 5 stars
Push-button-style connectors are used for LATCH that do not require twisting to remove from the vehicle. No label is posted on the restraint to denote LATCH storage.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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