Diono RadianRXT (FF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Diono RadianRXT (FF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||16900 / Nov 1, 2011|
|Weight / Height||20lb - 80lb / up to 57"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
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 correct harness height is given on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use. The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether or prepare it for use. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the car seat in the owner's manual. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is contained in a bulleted list and is not separated from other warnings. The warning that indicates that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated clearly in the owner's manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The user may need to read text in order to use the tether properly. The LATCH attachments and tether arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
|Securing the Child||
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 car seat to this mode of use. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; these must be followed in the manual. The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the car seat to convert to this mode of use from another mode. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the car seat. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
The belt path may not comfortably accommodate a larger hand. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
|Overall Ease of Use Rating||