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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Recaro ProSport (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro ProSport (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date500267445  /  Jun 18, 2010
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 37" - 59"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Additional sizing information that describes a proper fit may be missing from the labels; weight information is incomplete. car seat is not pictured on a rear vehicle seat in the labels. The belt path is not labeled. There is no explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
There is no full picture of a properly-restrained child directly next to sizing information in the instruction manual. Methods of installation are not labeled in an obvious way in the manual. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The warning against using a lap belt only is not illustrated in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. Hand tools may be required to disassemble the car seat for cleaning.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt may slip out of the shoulder belt positioning device.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 1 stars

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