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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Eddie Bauer XRS 65 (RF)

 

Eddie Bauer XRS 65 (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer XRS 65 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC070-BBF  /  Mar 23, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging. The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. 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. Multiple actio
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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