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 Signo G2 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameRecaro Signo G2 (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date330.02.MM1C  /  Jun 6, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 70lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS on the labeling. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether. On the labels, the illustrations depicting the methods of installation are not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual storage is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The warning that indicates that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated in the owner's manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. In the manual, the illustration of a properly restrained child is not directly next to height and weight information. The tether is not mentioned in all configurations in which it may be used.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled with placement instructions. Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions. When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The restraint's belt-positioning features may be confusing or tedious to use. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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