Safety 1st Summit (FF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Safety 1st Summit (FF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||22566-AON / Aug 16, 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 on the labels. 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 illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use. The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten LATCH. The caregiver must read text on the label to properly use the tether. Labels were peeling when the rated car seat was removed from the box.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The manual was not attached to the car seat and was found loose in the packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat 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 car seat in the owner's manual. Additional sizing information is given in text only in the 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 user may need to read the text in order to route the seatbelt correctly. The user may need to read text in order to use the tether properly.
|Securing the Child||
The harness height may be difficult to adjust for child's growth. The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the car seat to convert to this mode of use from another mode. 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||