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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Graco Fit4Me 70 (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Fit4Me 70 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1895934  /  Jan 10, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / up to 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments or tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual storage cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode, and the storage location may not be obvious. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only in the manual. Overall illustration pictograms are not labeled for each method of installation. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is not illustrated clearly and is located among other warnings. The owner's manual does not show how to remove the LATCH attachments from storage.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint, and loose parts may be generated during the process.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between the harness and the seat belt when routing for installation. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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