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)

 

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 child restraint 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 restraint for cleaning. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and co
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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