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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Chicco KeyFit Strada



Manufacturer  /  Model NameChicco KeyFit Strada
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date00071999430070  /  Nov 1, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height33lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
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 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. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled. No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced. Conversion from high-back to low-back may be difficult.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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