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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Recaro Como G2 (RF)

 

Recaro Como G2 (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro Como G2 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date331.02.MM1K  /  May 26, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. Labels do not illustrate how to prepare LATCH attachments for use. On the labels, the illustrations that depict the methods of installing the seat are not labeled. There is
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The frontal airbag warning is buried within text and is not prominently displayed separate from other warnings. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information. The user must read text to route seatb
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. The harness must be rethread for child's growth. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to the rear-facing mode;
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to
Overall Ease of Use Rating 1 stars

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