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 Argos 70 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Argos 70
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1805717  /  Aug 23, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / 27" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation.  No indication of correct harness height is given on the labels.  The belt routing path is not labeled.  Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH at
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode.  Additional sizing information is given as short, simple text next to the complete sizing information.  The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.  The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle.  The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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