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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Clek Foonf (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameClek Foonf (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0200A1202869  /  Aug 25, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height14lb - 50lb / 25" - 43"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels were peeling when the rated restraint was removed from the box. Routing the seat belt requires reading text as the method to remove the seat cushion is not obvious.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled. The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. 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; these must be followed in the manual. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint may become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. The padding (seat cushion) 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 LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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