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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Safety 1st Complete Air (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Complete Air (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22430-MCK  /  Jul 13, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 50lb / 34" - 45"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
No illustration is given on the labels to show the caregiver how to prepare LATCH attachments for use. Labels do not show how to remove the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The user's manual cannot be accessed when the restraint is installed in this mode. The owner's manual does not explain how to prepare the lower attachments and tether for use.
Securing the Child 4 stars
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 restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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