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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Diono Cambria (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono Cambria
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date310000  /  Sep 15, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and is given in text only on the labels. The belt routing path is not labeled. There is not an explicit warning against using a lap belt only on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The manual was attached to the restraint in a hard-to-find location when the restraint was removed from its packaging. 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. Supplemental sizing information is given in text in the manual. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is located among other warnings. The warning stating that a lap-only seat belt may not be used is not given in the belt-routing section. No metric height and weight information is given in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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