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 Serenade



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Serenade
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3961962  /  Dec 29, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - 32"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. The belt path on the base is not contrasting, and the belt path on the carrier is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual was attached to the restraint in a hard-to-find location when the restraint was removed from its packaging. The manual storage is difficult to find and use. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 5 stars
Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments. The storage system for the lower anchors may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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