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 Boulevard 70 CS (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Boulevard 70 CS
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LB72Z  /  Feb 1, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. Labels do not remind the user to tighten LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.  The user may need to read the text in order to route the seatbelt correctly.  The user may need to read text in order to route the LATCH belt properly.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 3 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path.  A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.  
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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