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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Cosco Topside (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Topside
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC030-BJE  /  Dec 9, 2011
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Additional sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels.  The belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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