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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Sunshine Kids Monterey

 

Sunshine Kids Monterey

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSunshine Kids Monterey
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateUS15000  /  Mar 1, 2008
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Additional sizing information is given in text form. The belt path is labeled and contrasting only on one side. The labeling does not state specifically that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The manual is difficult to find when the restraint is removed from its packaging. The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use. The child restraint is not depicted on a vehicle seat. Heights/weights in the manual and on the labels do not matc
Securing the Child 3 stars
No illustration is given to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode. Loose parts are generated while disassembling for cleaning.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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