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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Evenflo Momentum 65 LX with Quick Connectors (FF)

 

Evenflo Momentum 65 LX with Quick Connectors (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Momentum 65 LX with Quick Connectors (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3851978  /  Jul 20, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / 19" - 50"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The manual does not differentiate between lap and lap-shoulder belt in the installation section. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is
Securing the Child 4 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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