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 (RF)

 

Evenflo Triumph Advance (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Triumph Advance (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date3801837  /  Jan 17, 2008
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No additional sizing information given to achieve a proper fit. Additional harness slot height adjustment guidance is in text only. Belt routing path is only contrasting on one side. Labels do not explain use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
Manual storage is difficult to find and use. Additional sizing information is in text only. Airbag warning is buried in a bulleted list. Section on determining vehicle seatbelt type is incomplete. User must read text to prepare and route LATCH belt. Name
Securing the Child 4 stars
Harness clip is not labeled. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to rear-facing, which must be followed in the manual. Loose parts exist when disassembling for cleaning.
Installation Features 1 stars
May be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the belt through the path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the CRS that must be leveled to the ground. Twisting is require
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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