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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Recaro Euro (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro Euro
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2200000146  /  Nov 11, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions.  Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small.  The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth.  The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.  Belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the owner may need to refer to the manual for further instruction.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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