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 ProRide (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro ProRide (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date500258547  /  May 7, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations showing modes of use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed when seat is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the car seat become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The car seat is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The belt positioning feature is easy to use, but the caregiver may need to reference the manual to use it.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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