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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Graco Snugride 35 with Small Child Insert

 

Graco Snugride 35 with Small Child Insert

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Snugride 35 with Small Child Insert
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1806993  /  Sep 8, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 35lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not labeled. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The manual storage may be difficult to find. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual. The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does no
Securing the Child 4 stars
Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. 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. When adj
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint's belt-positioning features are simple to use, but the caregiver may need to read the owner's manual for more instruction.The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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