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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Ferrari Dream Lowback Booster



Manufacturer  /  Model NameFerrari Dream Lowback Booster
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date254138  /  Aug 26, 2010
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height33lb - 100lb / 33" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label. The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual. The car seat is not depicted in a rear vehicle seat in the manual. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual. Manual gives acceptable weight in kg only.
Securing the Child 3 stars
While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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