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 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Roundabout 55 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LC72P  /  Aug 1, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / up to 46"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given. Labels do not remind the user to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness must be rethreaded for child's growth. The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning.
Installation Features 2 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Belt-positioning features, such as lock-offs, may be confusing to use. A printed/molded line is present on the car seat that must be leveled to the ground. Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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