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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Evenflo Chase (B)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Chase (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3291863  /  Mar 23, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / up to 54"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information that describes a proper fit may be missing from the labels. The belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. Additional sizing information is given in text form 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 against using a lap belt only is not illustrated in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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