Sunshine Kids Radian 65 (RF)
|Manufacturer / Model Name||Sunshine Kids Radian 65 (RF)|
|Model Number / Manufacture Date||16500 / Dec 1, 2008|
|Weight / Height||5lb - 35lb / up to 53"|
|Evaluation of Labels||
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. No additional sizing information is given. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
|Evaluation of Instructions||
The manual does not have a dedicated storage compartment or it hangs on a string. In the manual, the section which details vehicle seat belt types does not provide complete information. The user must read text to prepare and route LATCH belt correctly.
|Securing the Child||
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. The harness must be rethread for child's growth. There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restraint to rear-facing mode. The harness must be rethread when reassembling after cleaning. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to the rear-facing mode; these must be followed in the manual. The harness must be rethread when reassembling after cleaning. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint must be removed and could be misplaced.
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. No angle feedback device is present. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
|Overall Ease of Use Rating||