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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Safety 1st All in One Sport (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st All in One Sport
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC068-COM  /  Jun 2, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / 19" - 36"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS directly next to sizing information on the labeling. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. No indication of harness slot heights for this mode is given on the labels.The labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The owner's manual was not attached to the seat when it was removed from its packaging. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. No supplemental sizing information beyond the minimum/maximum heights/weights is given in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for 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 the crotch buckle and the seat belt when routing for installation. A printed line is present on the car seat that must be leveled to the ground. The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. There is no clearly-designated storage location for unused LATCH anchors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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