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 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit Recline (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC650-URL  /  Jan 13, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / head 1" below top of car seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 5 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to the rear-facing mode; these must be followed in the manual.
Installation Features 3 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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