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


« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings


Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Plus (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st onBoard 35 Air Plus
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIC168-CLC  /  Aug 1, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 35lb / up to 32"
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 show how to remove the LATCH attachments from storage.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat.
Securing the Child 4 stars
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
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings