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 (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st OnSide Air (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC041-AUI  /  Nov 16, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
No indication of correct harness height is given on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual. The owner's manual cannot be accessed when the restraint is installed in this mode.
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 harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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