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 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend TrendZ FastBack
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateFB60070  /  Sep 4, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels.  The belt routing path is not labeled.  The belt routing path is obscured by the seat pad.  The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 1 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; these must be followed in the manual.  No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back 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 2 stars

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