Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

 

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Securing the Child

 

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Teutonia T-Tario 35

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameTeutonia T-Tario 35
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1765456  /  Jun 8, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not sufficiently labeled. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. There is no overview of acceptable methods of installation on the restraint.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The manual storage may be difficult to find. The manual could fall out of the carrier while in use outside of the vehicle, and there is no manual storage on the CRS base. No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be in while the vehicle is in motion. The belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the caregiver may need to consult the owner's manual for more information.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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