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 MyRide 65 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco MyRide 65 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1770576  /  Jan 9, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" from top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious. Overall illustration pictograms are not labeled for each method of installation. The owner's manual does not show how to remove the LATCH attachments from storage.
Securing the Child 4 stars
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 height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint, and loose parts may be generated during the process.
Installation Features 2 stars
Interference is possible between the crotch buckle and the seat belt when routing for installation. There are fewer than three levels of built-in recline available. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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