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 Size4Me 70 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Size4Me 70
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1855693JJ  /  Dec 3, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 40lb/ top of head 1" from red handle
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
On the labels, the sizing information is not accompanied by a full illustration of the child in the restraint, and there is no supplemental sizing information provided.   Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious to a new user.  No supplemental sizing information is given in the manual.  The lap-belt-only method of installing this CRS is not labeled in the manual.   The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's
Securing the Child 5 stars
While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced, and the harness must be rethreaded to reassemble.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between the crotch buckle and the seat belt when routing for installation.  There are less than three levels of built-in recline available for this mode of use.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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