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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KidsEmbrace Dale Jr. (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameKidsEmbrace Dale Jr. (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date65500DEJ  /  Oct 4, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 29" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten the LATCH belt.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. Methods of installation are not broken down by seat belt type in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The car seat did not arrive fully assembled. The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. The car seat has less than three harness adjustment heights. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. 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. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The car seat is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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