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 Roundabout 55 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Roundabout 55 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LC72P  /  Aug 1, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 55lb / up to 46"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS directly next to the sizing information on the labeling. No indication of correct harness height is given. 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 3 stars
The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded to disassemble the seat for cleaning.
Installation Features 3 stars
The belt path may not comfortably accommodate a larger hand. The restraint's belt-positioning features may be confusing to use. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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