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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Graco Cargo (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Cargo (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1753334  /  Mar 19, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb -100lb / 35" - 54"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text form only on the labels. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 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.
Securing the Child 1 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. 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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