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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Cybex Aton (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCybex Aton
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date12-4000031  /  Jun 1, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 32lb / up to 30"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual was located in a hard-to-find place when the seat was removed from its packaging. The manual storage location may be difficult to find and use, and it cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. Some methods of installation are not labeled in the manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to convey proper placement. 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 as well as for reassembly after cleaning.
Installation Features 5 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. The storage location for the LATCH belt is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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