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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Cybex Aton 2 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCybex Aton 2
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date12-4010025  /  Mar 1, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 35lb / up to 30"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
The belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual was attached to the restraint in a hard-to-find location when the restraint was removed from its packaging.  The manual storage may be difficult to find and use.  In the manual, the methods of installing the seat are indicated, but there is no overall, completely installed illustration for each method. Instructions for determining vehicle seat belt type are present but are incomplete.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.  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.  While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
The carrier release handle must be pushed in, then down, which is more difficult to operate than single-step systems.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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