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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Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (RF)

 

Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22195-SVS  /  Dec 29, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Harness slots are not labeled to indicate which may be used in the rear-facing mode and which may be used in the forward-facing mode. There is no picture of a child in the child restraint. Labels do not illustrate how to prepare LATCH attachments for use
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. The harness is difficult to adjust for child's growth. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint mu
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 system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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