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 Turbobooster Elite with Safety Surround (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Turbobooster Elite with Safety Surround
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1830264  /  Apr 5, 2012
Harness TypeHigh Back/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No general overview of the acceptable methods of installation is given on the labels.  The belt routing path is not labeled.  The 'no lap belt only' warning is not illustrated on the label.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 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.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The restraint did not arrive assembled.  No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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