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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Safety 1st Summit (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Summit
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22566-AON  /  Aug 16, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 40lb / 34" - 43"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is no complete illustration of a child in the restraint 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
Evaluation of Instructions 1 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find.  No full picture exists of a properly
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness height may be difficult to adjust for child's growth.  The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.  When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint may
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint 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 2 stars

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