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 Ambassador (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Ambassador
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date22293-BCG  /  Jun 17, 2013
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious, and it cannot be accessed in this mode of use. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only in the manual. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is not illustrated clearly and is located among other warnings.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled.
Installation Features
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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