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 Maestro (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Maestro (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date31011059  /  Jan 29, 2010
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 44" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
There is no explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 1 stars
The harness must be removed to convert this car seat to booster mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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