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 Monterey

 

Diono Monterey

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono Monterey
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date15000  /  Oct 1, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. The belt routing path is not labeled. There is no warning against using a lap belt only on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. 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
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use, but the operations are simple.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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