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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Graco ComfortSport (FF)

 

Graco ComfortSport (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco ComfortSport (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1762268  /  Feb 23, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 40lb / up to 40"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information is not shown in an illustration and is given in text form only. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether. No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
Additional sizing information is given in text only in the owner's manual. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The owner's manual cannot be accessed while the rest
Securing the Child 3 stars
A head hugger or body pillow covers the harness slots. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. The harness
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-like LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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