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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Essentials by Britax Skyline (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEssentials by Britax Skyline
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE1A578S  /  Jan 17, 2018
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. The instruction manual cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated) in the manual. There is no warning against using a lap-only belt in the vehicle belt routing section. The child seat is not depicted on a vehicle seat in the vehicle belt routing section.
Securing the Child 3 stars
When disassembling for cleaning, loose parts may be generated.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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