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 ComfortSport (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco ComfortSport (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date8C00BLG2  /  Aug 23, 2007
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 40lb / up to 40"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No picture of child properly restrained in seat. Tether is not labeled in illustrations. Additional harness slot height adjustment instructions are given in text only. LATCH illustrations are unclear. Caregiver must read text to complete tether installation.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Warning that the rear seat is the safest is buried within text. Manual storage cannot be accessed when the CRS is installed in this mode of use.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. A headhugger or body pillow covers the harness slots. Harness must be rethread to adjust. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. Loose parts are generated when disassembling for cleaning.
Installation Features 4 stars
Lower attachments require twisting to remove from the vehicle. LATCH/Tether storage system is not sufficiently labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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