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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Combi Shuttle 33



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCombi Shuttle 33
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date8097109  /  Oct 15, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Heightup to 33lb / up to 33"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual was attached to the restraint in a hard-to-find location when the restraint was removed from its packaging. The manual storage is difficult to find and use.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. The restraint uses a puzzle buckle that does not have an intermediate method of holding the two buckle tongues together. The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning. While the primary harness adjustment system does not require rethreading for a child's growth, to realize the full height capacity, the user will need to rethread the harness to a set of higher harness slots; this may be confusing and the owner's manual should be consulted.
Installation Features 5 stars
Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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