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 Gear 32 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend Secure Snap Gear 32
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCS61779  /  Jan 22, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 32lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. Lap-only belt is not mentioned as a method of installation on the labeling. The vehicle seat belt routing path is not completely labeled. There are no illustrations on the car seat showing how to prepare the LATCH attachments for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual was not attached to the car seat when the car seat was removed from its packaging. The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is in the car seat. The instruction manual storage location is in the carrier and the manual may fall out of carrier while outside of the vehicle. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labeling.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The car seat was not set for the smallest possible occupant when the car seat was removed from its packaging. The buckle tongues must be held together and inserted at the same time when securing the child in the seat. The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling the car seat after cleaning.
Installation Features 4 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be placed in in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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