Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (RF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (RF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||CC076-BMR / Mar 21, 2012|
|Weight / Height||5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
There is no picture of a child in the car seat on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The manual was not attached to the car seat and was found loose in the packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode. The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the car seat in the owner's manual. The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use. The lower attachment tag on the seat says to store lower attachments by connecting together, but the manual says to store them by clipping them on the shell.
|Securing the Child||
The car seat 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 actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use, but the operations are simple. The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the car seat to convert to this mode of use from another mode. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the car seat. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
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 path. A printed/molded line is present on the car seat that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
|Overall Ease of Use Rating||