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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Dorel Alpha Omega Elite (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDorel Alpha Omega Elite (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22149-PAL  /  Apr 3, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
The belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. No additional sizing information is given in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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