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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Teutonia T-Tario 32

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameTeutonia T-Tario 32
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date8A22PDG  /  Sep 18, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 32lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No additional sizing information is given. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given. The belt routing path is not labeled. Labels do not illustrate how to prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Additional sizing information is not provided in the manual. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information. The user's manual cannot be accessed when the restraint is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots from being easily visible. The harness must be rethread for child's growth. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint must be removed 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 lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not labeled. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be in while the vehicle is in motion. The user may need to refer to the owner's manual to properly use the lock-off.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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