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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Diono Santa Fe (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono Santa Fe
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date15000  /  Jun 1, 2012
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The belt routing path is not labeled.  The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.  No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual.  The warning that
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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