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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Eddie Bauer Highback (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer Highback (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22880-BYT  /  Jan 2, 2007
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information is given in text form. Belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
Instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use. Warning that the rear seat is the safest place is buried in a bulleted list. Names on the manual and labels do not match.
Securing the Child 2 stars
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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