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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Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat G2

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameOrbit Baby Infant Car Seat G2
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateORB822000  /  Dec 6, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 30lb / 19" - 32"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. Restraint is not depicted in a rear vehicle seat in the label illustrations. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use. Labels do not remind the user to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
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.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint's belt-positioning features are simple to use, but the caregiver may need to refer to the manual for more information. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be in while the vehicle is in motion.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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