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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Recaro Como (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro Como (RF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date6220000517  /  Oct 5, 2007
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. Belt routing path is only labeled on one side. Labels do not explain use of LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
Airbag warning is not illustrated. User must read text to prepare and route LATCH belt. Child size information is separate from illustration of child in restraint.
Securing the Child 3 stars
Harness clip is not labeled. There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots from being visible. The harness must be rethread for child's growth. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to rear-facing, which must be followed in the manual.
Installation Features 1 stars
May be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the belt through the path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. There are not three levels of built-in recline available. Push-button-style connectors are available for LATCH. No label to denote LATCH storage. Belt lock-off or positioning device is simple to use, but the user must refer to the manual for complete instructions.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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