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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Graco CozyCline

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco CozyCline
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1751929  /  Mar 2, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 40lb / up to 43"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
The tether is shown but not labeled in the pictograms on the seat. The labels are not applied smoothly and are therefore difficult to read.No additional sizing information is given on the label. The belt path is not labeled. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten the LATCH belt. Labels do not show how to remove the tether. The caregiver must read text to properly use the tether. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The tether is shown but not labeled in the manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. A head hugger or body pillow covers the harness slots. The harness must be rethread to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded to disassemble the seat for cleaning.
Installation Features 4 stars
The user must refer to the manual to use the lock-off. The restraint is equipped with hook-like LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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