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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Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Rodi XR
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22223-CTR  /  May 6, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
The belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
In the manual, the iIllustration of a properly-restrained child in the restraint is not directly next to the acceptable size ranges. The owner's manual is difficult to locate when the restraint is taken out of its packaging. 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. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated clearly in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 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.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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