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 85 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Frontier 85 (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LC2E7  /  Mar 3, 2010
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 42" - 65"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
On the labels, the "Lap-Shoulder Belt" method is incorrectly labeled as "Lap Belt". Labels do not explicitly warn against using a lap-only belt.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual may be difficult to find and/or use while the car seat is installed.
Securing the Child 1 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. Hand tools may be required to disassemble the car seat for cleaning. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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