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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Baby Trend TrendZ FastBack (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend TrendZ FastBack
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateFB60070  /  Sep 4, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 70lb / 28.5" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labeling.  The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled.  The harness may need to be completely reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.  The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the seat.
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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