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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Britax Frontier (FF)

 

Britax Frontier (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Frontier (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9L54H6  /  Jun 6, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height25lb - 80lb / 30" - 53"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No illustration shows the child in the child restraint. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given. Belt routing path is not labeled. Labels do not clearly depict LATCH preparation. Labels do not remind caregiver to tighten LATCH be
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The owner's manual does not have a dedicated storage compartment and hangs on a string. Owner's manual storage is difficult to find and use. The caregiver must read text to correctly route the seat belt. The tether is not specifically labeled in the gene
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate proper placement. The harness system must be rethread when reassembling after cleaning. Loose parts exist when disassembling for cleaning.
Installation Features 5 stars
Push-button-style connectors are used for LATCH that do not require twisting to remove from the vehicle. No label is posted on the restraint to denote LATCH storage.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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