Safety 1st Vantage (FF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Safety 1st Vantage (FF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||22564-ARQ / Nov 12, 2012|
|Weight / Height||22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
There is no complete illustration of a child in the car seat on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. No indication of correct harness height is given on the labels. The belt path is only labeled on one side. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. The caregiver must read the manual to properly use the tether.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the car seat in the owner's manual. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is contained in a bulleted list and is not separated from other warnings. The warning that indicates that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated clearly in the owner's manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
|Securing the Child||
The car seat did not arrive prepared for the smallest occupant. When adjusting the harness height, mandatory pieces to the CRS must be removed and could be misplaced. The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the car seat to convert to this mode of use from another mode. Hand tools must be used to reassemble after cleaning. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat may become detached and could be misplaced.
The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. No dedicated storage area exists for the LATCH attachments and/or the tether.
|Overall Ease of Use Rating||