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 Pavilion 70 G3 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Pavilion 70 G3 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9BK32D  /  Nov 1, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. Individual harness slots are not labeled for mode of use. Labels do not remind the user to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full illustration exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restraint to this mode of use. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use, but the operations are simple. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The restraint's belt-positioning features are simple to use, but the caregiver may need to refer to the manual for more information.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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