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 OnSide Air (RF)

 

Safety 1st OnSide Air (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st OnSide Air (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC041-AUI  /  Nov 16, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Illustration of the child in the child restraint is not located directly next to the sizing information. The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must b
Installation Features 3 stars
A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the low
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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