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 (RF)

 

The First Years True Fit (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC630-SBL  /  Feb 12, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Labels do not clearly depict LATCH preparation. Labels do not remind caregiver to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The caregiver must read text to correctly prepare and route the LATCH belt.
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 rear-facing mode from other modes; these must be carefully followed in the manual.
Installation Features 4 stars
A line is printed or molded on the CRS that must be level with the ground when the restraint is installed. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-style connectors are used for LATCH that do not require twisting to remove f
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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