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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Maxi-Cosi Magellan (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Magellan
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC197-EMJ  /  Jun 12, 2018
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The belt routing path is not completely labeled. The warning against using a lap-only belt does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. The warning that the rear seat is the safest place in a vehicle for children is located amongst other warnings.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting to this mode of use, there are multiple steps that the user will need to refer to in the user manual. When cleaning the seat, loose parts may be generated.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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