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 Complete Air 65 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Complete Air 65 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC044-AIN  /  Nov 9, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not show how to remove the tether or prepare it for use. Labels do not show how to prepare lower attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the car seat in the owner's manual. The LATCH attachments and tether arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 3 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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