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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Bubblebum Booster (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBubblebum Booster
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBB001US  /  Apr 20, 2011
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 80lb / 40" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The belt routing path is not labeled.  The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.  The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to use.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled.
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 4 stars

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