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 Grow and Go EX Air (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Grow and Go EX Air
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC190-DXS  /  Mar 14, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 50lb / 19" - 49"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. No indication of correct harness height is given on the labels. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. Some methods of installation (specifically, installation with a lap-only belt) are not detailed in the manual.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The seat was not set up for the smallest occupant when it was removed from the packaging. Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. There are no illustrations on the car seat showing how to convert this seat to this mode of use. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
Interference is possible between the crotch buckle and the seat belt when routing for installation. A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. There are less than three levels of recline available for this mode of use. The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The storage location for the LATCH belt is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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