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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Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Mico 30
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIC277-DZZ  /  Apr 12, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 30lb / 19" - 32"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. Labeling does not show how to prepare LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use, and it cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. 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 3 stars
The seat was not set up for the smallest occupant when it was removed from the packaging. A headhugger or body pillow blocks the harness slots from being visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth.
Installation Features 5 stars
A printed/molded line is present on the restraint that must be leveled to the ground. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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