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 B-Safe 35 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax B-Safe 35
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LS63F  /  Jan 1, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 35lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. In the manual, illustrations are provided for the use of LATCH, but the user may need to read the text to perform the entire operation.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint. While disassembling for harness adjustment or cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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