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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Dorel Alpha Omega All-in-One (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDorel Alpha Omega All-in-One (B)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22469-BSE  /  May 15, 2009
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No picture of a properly-restrained child is provided on the labeling. Additional sizing information that describes a proper fit may be missing from the labels. The belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. There is no full picture of a properly-restrained child in the instruction manual. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place for children is located among unrelated warnings in a bulleted list.
Securing the Child 1 stars
No illustration is given on the label to show conversion to booster mode from any other mode. Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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