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 (RF)

 

Graco ComfortSport (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco ComfortSport (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1762268  /  Feb 23, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 30lb / head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots from being easily visible. The harness must be rethreaded for child's growth. There are no pictures on the labels to describe
Installation Features 2 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anch
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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