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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Combi Coccoro (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCombi Coccoro
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date8220  /  Sep 1, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height3lb - 33lb / 19" - 36"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Additional sizing information is given in text only in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.  The restraint uses a puzzle buckle that does not have an intermediate method of holding the two buckle tongues together.  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. When adjusting the harness height, mandatory pieces to the CRS must be removed and could be misplaced. There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restraint to this mode of use. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use, but the operations are simple. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 2 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path.  A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground.  There are not three levels of built-in recline available.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled. The belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the caregiver may need to refer to the owner's manual.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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