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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Recaro ProBooster



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro ProBooster
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date500260159  /  May 18, 2010
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 37" - 61"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Additional sizing information that describes a proper fit may be missing from the labels. The shoulder portion of the belt path is not labeled. There is no explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the car seat is installed. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located within text and is not prominently displayed. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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