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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Cosco Scenera 40RF (RF)

 

Cosco Scenera 40RF (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Scenera 40RF (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC040-AVN  /  Nov 30, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is no full, detailed picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual. Owner's manual does not show/explain where to find lower anchors when the restraint is removed from packaging.
Securing the Child 3 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. 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 conv
Installation Features 3 stars
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 lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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