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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Evenflo Symphony (B)

 

Evenflo Symphony (B)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Symphony (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3121925  /  Nov 12, 2008
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / up to 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No picture of a properly-restrained child is provided on the labeling. Additional sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text form only on the labels. Child restraint is not pictured on a rear vehicle seat in the labels. The belt path is
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. Additional sizing information is given in text form in the manual. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated
Securing the Child 2 stars
No illustration is given on the label to show conversion to booster mode from any other mode. Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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