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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Britax Parkway SG

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Parkway SG
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LA81A  /  Jul 1, 2012
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
On the labels, the sizing information is not accompanied by a full illustration of the child in the restraint. Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode, and the storage location may not be obvious to a new user. In the manual, the sizing information is not accompanied by a full illustration of the child in the restraint. The warning against using a lap belt only is not illustrated in the belt routing section.
Securing the Child 2 stars
No illustration is given on the labeling to describe how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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