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

 

« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings

 

Diono Hip (B)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono Hip
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date221300  /  Mar 15, 2017
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only on the labels (not illustrated). The belt routing path is not completely labeled. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used, and it is written in text only (not illustrated).
Evaluation of Instructions 2 stars
The instruction manual was attached in a hard-to-find location when the car seat was removed from the packaging. The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated) in the manual. The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is not illustrated. In the section detailing proper belt routing, the car seat is not depicted in a vehicle seat in the illustrations.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There are no illustrations on the car seat showing how to convert the booster from highback mode to no-back mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

« Back to Ease-of-Use Ratings