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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Diono RadianRXT (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono RadianRXT
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date16900  /  Nov 1, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 80lb / up to 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling.  No additional sizing information is given on the labels.  The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation.  No indication of corre
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find.  No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.  No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual.  The tether is not labeled in the ill
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.  There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restrain
Installation Features 4 stars
The belt path may not comfortably accommodate a larger hand.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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