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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Secure Comfort Deluxe Booster

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSecure Comfort Deluxe Booster
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0304001DRM  /  Oct 30, 2009
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS 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. The belt path is not labeled. There is no explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. No manual storage is provided with this restraint.
Securing the Child 5 stars
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 3 stars

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