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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Baby Trend Secure Snap Fit 35 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend Secure Snap Fit 35
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCS66A44A  /  Aug 1, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. A graphic showing the final lap-only belt installation is not specifically shown and labeled. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. Labeling does not show how to prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode and the child is in the car seat. No supplemental sizing information beyond the minimum/maximum heights/weights is given in the owner's manual. The manual doesn't show how to remove LATCH from storage.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The restraint uses a 'puzzle buckle' that does not have an intermediate method of holding the shoulder portions of the buckle tongues together.
Installation Features 4 stars
The belt positioning feature is simple to use, but the caregiver may need to consult the owner's manual for more information. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be in while the vehicle is in motion.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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