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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Britax Boulevard (FF)

 

Britax Boulevard (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Boulevard (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9L74J3  /  Mar 31, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
On the label, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given on the label. No indication of correct harness
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
In the instructions, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. The instruction manual is stored on a string. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bullete
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. No illustration is given on the labels to depict conversion to the forward-facing mode from any other mode. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver
Installation Features 4 stars
The user must refer to the instruction manual for guidance regarding how to use the belt-positioning feature correctly. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly lab
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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