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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Triple Play Sit 'n' Stroll (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameTriple Play Sit 'n' Stroll (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date4003  /  Feb 23, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 40lb / 18" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. Belt routing path is not labeled. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments or tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 1 stars
The manual storage cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode, and the storage location may not be obvious. Specific height ranges are not included in the manual. Overviews of methods to install the seat in a vehicle are not labeled. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete; it is missing specific instructions for lap and shoulder belts. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is not illustrated clearly and is located among other warnings. The user may need to read text in order to use the tether properly.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement. Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust harness height as the child grows. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced, and the harness must be rethreaded to reassemble.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 2 stars

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