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 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro ProRide (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date500258547  /  May 7, 2010
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 22.5"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Some illustrations depicting installation methods for this mode are not labeled on the restraint's labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 5 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint must be removed and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 2 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 path. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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