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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Safety 1st BoostAPak (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st BoostAPak
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC062-BVC  /  Mar 27, 2013
Harness TypeNo Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. Belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual was located inside of the backpack in a pocket, which may be difficult to find as a first-time user. The manual storage location cannot be accessed when the child is seated in the restraint.
Securing the Child 5 stars
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 4 stars

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