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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Safety 1st Go Hybrid Booster (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Go Hybrid Booster (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22256-AHD  /  Sep 25, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 34" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
No illustration is given on the labels to show the caregiver how to prepare LATCH attachments for use. The caregiver may need to consult the manual to properly route the seat belt.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint directly next to sizing information in the owner's manual. The warning that the rear seat is the safest for children is located within text and is not prominently displayed.
Securing the Child 4 stars
No illustration is given on the labels to depict conversion to the forward-facing mode from any other mode. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. Hand tools are required to disassemble the seat for cleaning.
Installation Features 5 stars
The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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