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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Snugli All-in-One (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSnugli All-in-One
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date34611341  /  Feb 11, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 37"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
The complete illustration of a properly restrained child is not directly next to the sizing information on the labels. Indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given in text only on the labels; it is not illustrated. Labeling for the belt path is only provided on one side. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments. Some labels were peeling when the seat was removed from its packaging.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing information.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled and was not set for the smallest possible occupant. There are no illustrations on the child restraint showing how to convert this restraint to this mode of use. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. When disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces to the restraint must be removed and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. The seat padding may need to be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt properly. Interference is possible between the seat belt and crotch buckle when routing for installation. 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. The LATCH storage location is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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