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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Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco 4Ever Extend2Fit
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1992725  /  Dec 5, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 50lb / head 1" from top of seat
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. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The user is required to install the cup holders prior to using the seat; therefore, the seat is not ready to use when removed from the packaging. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for those with larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the seat belt when routing for installation. 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 3 stars

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