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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Graco TurboBooster (No Back)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco TurboBooster (No Back)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1751954  /  Feb 12, 2009
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 40" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text form only on the labels. The belt path is not labeled. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or 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.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled. Tools are required for assembly.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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