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 Marathon 70 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Marathon 70 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LB11D  /  Jul 1, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten the LATCH belt. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations showing modes of use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 3 stars
The belt path may not comfortably accommodate a larger hand. The car seat's belt-positioning features may be confusing or tedious to use. The car seat is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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