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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Evenflo SecureRide 35 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo SecureRide 35
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date39611086  /  May 24, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - 32"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The belt routing path labeling is not contrasting and may be difficult to read. All portions of the belt routing path are not labeled. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels were peeling when the rated restraint was removed from the box.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 5 stars
A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground.  The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.  
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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