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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Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC108-GTY  /  Mar 23, 2016
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode and the child is in the car seat. The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The harness must be removed to convert the seat to booster mode and may be misplaced. There are no illustrations on the labeling which show how to remove the harness. To disassemble the seat padding for cleaning, the user may need to use a screwdriver to remove the harness guides.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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