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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Eddie Bauer First Adventure (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer First Adventure
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC084-BZK  /  Jan 13, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the child is seated. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. Supplemental sizing information is not given in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The restraint did not arrive fully assembled. There are no illustrations on the child restraint showing how to convert between highback and no-back modes.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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