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 EuroSport (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend TrendZ EuroSport
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateFB55012  /  Sep 28, 2011
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 42" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to use.  No additional sizing information is given in the owner's manual.  Heights and/or weights in the manual and on the seat do not match.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness may need to be completely removed from the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device may be difficult to use; the caregiver may need to read the instruction manual.  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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