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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Cosco MightyFit DX (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco MightyFit DX
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC173-EEQ  /  Jul 1, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The LATCH belt was routed through the forward-facing belt path upon arrival and thus was not prepared for the smallest occupant. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode. A head hugger or body pillow blocks the harness slots from being visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth as well as for reassembly after cleaning.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands 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/molded line is present on the restraint 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. 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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