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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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5/70 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NamePeg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5/70
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIMCO00US78DX13MJ29  /  Mar 15, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 45lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels, and the description of proper harness fit is in text only (not clearly illustrated).  Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The warning to avoid placing the CRS in front of an active air bag is illustrated, but it is located among other warnings.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.  The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.  The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 3 stars
The vehicle seat belt may interfere with the harness adjuster strap if the harness is not pulled tight prior to installation.  There are less than 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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