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 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco MyRide65 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1757133  /  Jun 9, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Harness slots are not labeled to indicate which may be used in the rear-facing mode and which may be used in the forward-facing mode. Labels do not illustrate how to prepare LATCH attachments for use. Labels do not remind the user to tighten 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. No instructions are provided for a lap-belt only installation.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots from being easily visible. The harness must be rethread for child's growth. The harness must be rethread when reassembling after cleaning. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to the rear-facing mode; these must be followed in the manual. The harness must be rethread when reassembling after cleaning.
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 anchors in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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