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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Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Symphony 65 e3 (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date34611106  /  Dec 14, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The shoulder belt routing path is not labeled. Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 1 stars
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. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
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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