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 car seat'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 car seat 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 car seat 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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