Evenflo Chase (FF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Evenflo Chase (FF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||3291863 / Mar 23, 2009|
|Weight / Height||20lb - 40lb / 29" - 43"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
On the labels, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. Additional sizing information is not shown in an illustration and is given in text form only. No indication of correct harness height is given. Additional harness height adjustment instructions are given in text only. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
In the instructions, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. The instruction manual storage is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. Additional sizing information is given in text only in the owner's manual. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The user must read text to route the LATCH belt properly.
|Securing the Child||
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. The padding and the shell may be misaligned, causing difficulty in threading the shoulder portions of the harness. The harness must be rethread to adjust height for the child's growth. No illustration is given on the labels to depict conversion to the forward-facing mode from any other mode. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded to disassemble the seat for cleaning.
The restraint is equipped with hook-like LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
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