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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Evenflo Big Kid DLX (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Big Kid DLX
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date30911278A  /  Mar 30, 2012
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No general overview of the acceptable methods of installation is given on the labels.  The shoulder belt portion of the belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find.  Additional sizing information is given in text only in the manual.  The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is contained in a bulleted list and is not separated from other warnings. The user may need to read the text in order to route the seatbelt correctly. The warning against using the lap belt only is not given in the belt routing section of the manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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