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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Cosco Pronto (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Pronto
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC033-AURW  /  Mar 8, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels.  The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the child is seated.  The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is located among other warnings.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled.  No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode, and it may be physically difficult to perform the steps.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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