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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Maxi-Cosi Rodi AP (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Rodi AP
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC090APU  /  Mar 4, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels. The seat belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual is difficult to find and/or use while the child restraint is installed. In the manual, the iIllustration of a properly-restrained child in the restraint is not directly next to the acceptable size ranges.
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 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 3 stars

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