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 (FF)

 

Evenflo Symphony (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Symphony (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3121925  /  Nov 12, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 40lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Belt path labeling is not directly next to its corresponding path. There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. Additional sizing information is not shown in an illustration and is given in text form only. Labels do
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
In the manual, additional sizing information is given in text only. The instruction manual storage is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among o
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions.
Installation Features 2 stars
The belt path may not comfortably accommodate a larger hand. Interference is possible between a seat component and the seat belt/LATCH belt. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage a
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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