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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Ferrari Dreamway SP

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameFerrari Dreamway SP
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date744138  /  Nov 24, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height33lb - 100lb / 33" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Illustration of the child in the child restraint is not located directly next to the sizing information. No additional sizing information is given. No general overview of the acceptable methods of installation is given on the labels. The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used. The labels were already peeling when the restraint was removed from its packaging.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging. The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. Additional sizing information is given in text only in the manual. 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.
Securing the Child 5 stars
No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple. The shoulder belt positioning device may not allow the belt to move freely and can create slack in the belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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