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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Maxi-Cosi Prezi (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Prezi
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIC090-BIV  /  Aug 10, 2012
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 30lb / up to 29"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
There is no complete illustration of a child in the restraint on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
No complete illustration exists of a properly restrained child in the restraint in the owner's manual.  Instructions for LATCH storage in the manual and on the labeling do not match.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.  When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint may become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.  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 4 stars

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