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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Evenflo Spectrum (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Spectrum
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date34212035  /  Mar 27, 2017
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 110lb / 44" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only on the labels (not illustrated). The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find and use. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated) in the manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The car seat was not fully assembled when it was removed from its packaging. There are no illustrations on the car seat showing how to convert the booster from highback mode to no-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 4 stars

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