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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Graco Smart Seat (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Smart Seat (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1770991  /  Dec 2, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of car seat
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No additional sizing information is given. The belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 5 stars
When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the caregiver should refer to the owner's manual.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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