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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Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameOrbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateORB827000  /  Nov 29, 2011
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height15lb - 35lb / top of ears 1" from top of restraint
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. No additional sizing information is given on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible.  The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth.  Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; these must be followed in the manual. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 2 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system.  There are not three levels of built-in recline available.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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