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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Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2 (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameOrbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateORB827000  /  Nov 29, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height25lb - 65lb / up to 53"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation.
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 must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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