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 Comfy Carry (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Comfy Carry
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIC021-BNQ  /  Nov 15, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 22lb / up to 29"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no complete illustration of a child in the child restraint on the labels. No additional sizing information is given. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was not attached to the restraint and was found loose in the packaging. The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The manual storage may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
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. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint may become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 3 stars
There are not three levels of built-in recline available.  A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground.  The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be in while the vehicle is in motion.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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