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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Eddie Bauer Destination

 

Eddie Bauer Destination

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer Destination
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIC119-APH  /  Nov 29, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 22lb / up to 29"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no complete illustration of a child in the restraint on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was attached to the restraint in a hard-to-find location when the restraint was removed from its packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full pictur
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint uses a puzzle buckle that does not have an intermediate method of holding the two buckle tongues together. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. The harness must be rethrea
Installation Features 3 stars
There are not three levels of built-in recline available. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the low
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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