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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Britax Parkway SG



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Parkway SG
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LA869  /  May 20, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No picture of a properly-restrained child is provided on the labeling. Additional sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text form only on the labels. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The owner's manual is difficult to locate when the restraint is taken out of its packaging. The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The warning against using a lap belt only is not illustrated in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled. No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt may slide out of the shoulder belt positioning device.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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