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 (RF)

 

Evenflo Momentum 65 LX with Quick Connectors (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Momentum 65 LX with Quick Connectors (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3851978  /  Jul 20, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 50"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels were peeling when the restraint was removed from its packaging.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Methods of installation are not broken down by seat belt type in the manual. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; these must be followed in the manual. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint must be removed
Installation Features 4 stars
A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available for this mode. Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments. The LATCH storage area is not labe
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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