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 SlimFit (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco SlimFit
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1999656  /  Nov 16, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 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
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
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 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. There are fewer than three levels of recline adjustment for rear-facing 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 4 stars

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