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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Chicco Keyfit 22 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameChicco Keyfit 22
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date6.06041E+12  /  Oct 1, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 22lb / up to 30"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. No additional harness slot height adjustment information is given on the labels. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The storage system for the manual is simple to use, but it is not labeled or obvious. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
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.  The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 4 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.  The belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the caregiver may need to consult the owner's manual for more information.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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