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 Marathon ClickTight (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Marathon ClickTight
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LT76L  /  Jan 1, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / head 1" below top of seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Instructions for LATCH usage on labeling are unclear.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The user may need to read text in the manual to properly route the LATCH belt.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The restraint did not arrive set for the smallest possible occupant. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the seat to this mode of use.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-like LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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