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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Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Pria 70
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC034INT  /  Dec 10, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 70lb / 34" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling.  Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.  The LATCH attachments and tether arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.  The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.  The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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