Cosco Apt 40RF (FF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Cosco Apt 40RF (FF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||CC047BHV / Feb 22, 2012|
|Weight / Height||22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
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. LATCH illustrations are unclear on the labels. The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether or prepare it for use.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. The instruction manual storage may be difficult to use. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint 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.
|Securing the Child||
Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. 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 restraint 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 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.
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt path. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
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