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 Recline (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit Recline (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC650-URL  /  Jan 13, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height23lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
The tether is not labeled in the illustrations showing modes of use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The manual cannot be accessed when the car seat is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions.
Installation Features 5 stars
The car seat is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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