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 MyRide65 (FF)

 

Graco MyRide65 (FF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco MyRide65 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1756291  /  Nov 2, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
No illustration is given on the labels to show the caregiver how to prepare LATCH attachments for use. The labels do not remind the caregiver to tighten the LATCH belt. Labels do not show how to remove the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. In the manual, only lap/shoulder belt instructions are given; there are no lap belt only instructions. The manual doesn't show how to prepare lowe
Securing the Child 4 stars
A head hugger or body pillow covers the harness slots. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-like LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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