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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Cybex Solution Q-Fix (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCybex Solution Q-Fix
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date12-4200000  /  Dec 12, 2013
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height33lb - 110lb / 38" - 60"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. A warning against using a lap-only belt is not illustrated and is only given in text on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode and the child is in the restraint. A full picture of a child in the seat is not directly next to sizing information in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled for proper use. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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