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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Harmony LiteRider



Manufacturer  /  Model NameHarmony LiteRider
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0304003GSD  /  Apr 30, 2009
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height30lb -100lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
On the labeling, the illustration showing how to use the restraint is the same color as the shell and can be difficult to see. No picture of a properly-restrained child is provided on the labeling. The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual. Heights/weights in the manual and on the labels do not match.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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