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 Triumph Advance (FF)

 

Evenflo Triumph Advance (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Triumph Advance (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3801837L2  /  Jan 17, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 50lb / 19" - 50"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the label. Tether is not labeled in illustrations. Additional harness slot height adjustment instructions are given in text only. Belt path is labeled on one side only. Labels do not explain the use of LATC
Evaluation of Instructions 1 stars
Additional sizing information is given in text only. All methods of installation are not labeled. Warning that the safest place is the rear seat is buried in a bulleted list. Manual is missing some information on how to determine vehicle seatbelt type.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. Loose parts are generated when disassembling for cleaning.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the seat belt/LATCH belt. Lower attachments require twisting to remove from the vehicle. LATCH/Tether storage system is not sufficiently labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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