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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Evenflo SecureKid e3 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo SecureKid e3
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date30811304  /  Jan 11, 2012
Harness TypeHigh Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Securing the Child 2 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; these must be followed in the manual.  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 requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.  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 4 stars

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