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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Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (FF)

 

Safety 1st Chart Air 65 (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Chart Air 65 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC076-BMR  /  Mar 21, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 34" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. No indication of correct harness height is given on the labels. Labels do not i
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual. The LATCH attachments and
Securing the Child 3 stars
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 t
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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