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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Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Snugride Click Connect 40
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1832155  /  Feb 19, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 40lb / up to 35"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels.  The carrier-only belt path is not labeled.  Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage may be difficult to use - the manual may become stuck in the storage slot.  No supplemental sizing information is given in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.
Installation Features 4 stars
The seat belt lockoff is simple to use, but the user must refer to the manual for complete instructions.  The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle.  The LATCH st
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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