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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Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Boost Air Protect
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC027-AVU  /  Feb 7, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels.  All portions of the belt routing path are not labeled.  The labels were already peeling when the restraint was removed from its packaging.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled.  The restraint did not arrive prepared for the smallest occupant.  No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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