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 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Pria 85
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC121-BIZ  /  Feb 3, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 85lb / 29" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments or tether 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.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 2 stars
It may be uncomfortable for those with larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. The padding may need to be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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