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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Britax Frontier 85 SICT (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Frontier 85 SICT
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LE31A  /  Jan 1, 2012
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 42" - 65"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The warning against using a lap belt only is not clearly illustrated in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The harness may need to be completely removed from the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.  While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 3 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device may not allow the belt to move freely and can create slack in the belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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