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 CS (FF)

 

Britax Marathon CS (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Marathon CS (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9L98T2  /  May 28, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
On the labels, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given on the label. No indication of correct harnes
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
In the instructions, the tether is shown but not labeled with each mode of installation. The instruction manual is stored on a string. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the child restraint in the owner's manual. Additional sizing
Securing the Child 2 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. The harness must be rethread to adjust height for the child's growth. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. The harn
Installation Features 4 stars
The user may need to refer to the instruction manual for guidance regarding how to use the belt-positioning feature correctly. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clea
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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