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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4moms Infant Seat (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model Name4moms Infant Seat
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1032  /  Jan 1, 2017
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 30lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. No indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given on the labels. The carrier belt path is not labeled. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual was not attached to the car seat when it was removed from the packaging. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The user must read text in order to route the seat belt or LATCH belt.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Installation Features 3 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. There is no dedicated storage system for the LATCH attachments when not in use. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be placed in in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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