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 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Smart Seat (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1770991  /  Dec 2, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
No additional sizing information is given.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 5 stars
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.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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