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 (RF)

 

Evenflo Symphony (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Symphony (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3121925  /  Nov 12, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Sizing information is not directly next to the illustration on the label. There is no chest harness clip in the illustration on the label. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels were already peeling when the restraint was removed from the box.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The frontal airbag warning is buried within text and is not prominently displayed separate from other warnings. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information. The user must read text to route seatb
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restraint to rear-facing mode. Multiple actions are requ
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing path. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-styl
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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