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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Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback Booster (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer Deluxe Highback Booster (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22800-CHL  /  May 1, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text form only on the labels. The belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. No additional sizing information is given in the manual. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated clearly in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
To convert this child restraint to this mode of use from any other mode of use, the user must perform complicated steps. 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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