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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Harmony Olympian Youth Booster Seat



Manufacturer  /  Model NameHarmony Olympian Youth Booster Seat
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0304005TCH  /  Nov 24, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No picture of a properly-restrained child is provided next to sizing information on the labeling. Additional sizing information that describes a proper fit may be missing from the labels. Child restraint is not pictured on a rear vehicle seat in the labels. No overview of methods of installation is provided on the labels. There is no explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list.
Securing the Child 3 stars
While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple. The shoulder belt positioning device may not allow the belt to move freely and can create slack in the belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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