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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Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Pria 85
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC121-BIZ  /  Feb 3, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height14lb - 40lb / up to 40"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is no picture of a child in the child restraint on the labels. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
In the manual, the iIllustration of a properly-restrained child in the restraint is not directly next to the acceptable size ranges.The LATCH attachments arrive stored, and the owner's manual does not describe how to remove them from storage prior to first use.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The restraint was not set for the smallest possible occupant. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 2 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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