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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Graco Size4Me 70 (RF)

 

Graco Size4Me 70 (RF)

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Size4Me 70 (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1855693  /  Dec 3, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 40lb / up to 40"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no complete illustration of a child in the restraint on the labels. Additional harness slot height adjustment guidance is in text only on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use. There is no differentiation between installation with a lap/shoulder belt and lap-only belt in the manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
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
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 4 stars

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