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 ClassicRide 50 (FF)

 

Graco ClassicRide 50 (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco ClassicRide 50 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1812930  /  Dec 8, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 50lb / up to 45"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. Additional sizing information is given in text only in the manual. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is contained in a bulleted list and is not sep
Securing the Child 2 stars
The child restraint has less than three harness adjustment heights for this mode. 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 gr
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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