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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Graco Milestone (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Milestone
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1926538  /  Dec 3, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Labels do not explain how to use LATCH attachments.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. The user may need to read text to route the LATCH belt properly.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant when it was removed from the packaging. Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. 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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