|Manufacturer / Model Name||2|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||1783100 / Sep 6, 2011|
|Weight / Height||"20lb - 65lb / up to 50"""|
|Evaluation of Labels||
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only 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. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. Additional sizing information is given in text only in the manual. Some methods of installation (specifically, installation with a lap-only belt) are not labeled 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. The user may need to read the text in order to route the seatbelt correctly. 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. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle.
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