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 Snugride Click Connect 40 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Snugride Click Connect 40
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1832155  /  Feb 19, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 40lb / up to 35"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No additional sizing information is given on the labels.  The carrier-only belt path is not labeled.  Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage may be difficult to use - the manual may become stuck in the storage slot.  No supplemental sizing information is given in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.
Installation Features 4 stars
The seat belt lockoff is simple to use, but the user must refer to the manual for complete instructions.  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 labeling is not visible from in front of or above the restraint. 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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