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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Britax Pavilion G4 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Pavilion G4
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LP92D  /  May 1, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not illustrate how to prepare LATCH for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious, and some may find it difficult to use. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The restraint did not arrive set for the smallest possible occupant. Conversion to this mode of use is simple, but multiple actions are required. There are no illustrations on the child restraint showing how to convert this restraint to this mode of use. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
The user has to move the padding to properly route the seat belt. Interference is possible between the seat belt and crotch buckle when routing for installation. The restraint's belt-positioning features are simple to use, but the user may have to refer to the owner's manual. There are less than three levels of built-in recline available. A printed line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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