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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Graco AFFIX Booster (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco AFFIX Booster
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2126006  /  Sep 28, 2017
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Supplemental sizing information is illustrated for highback mode but is only given in text for no-back mode. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. The warning against using a lap-only belt is given in text only (not illustrated).
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. Supplemental sizing information is given in short, simple text.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The seat was not fully assembled when it was removed from its packaging. No illustrations are provided on the seat to describe how to convert the seat from highback to backless mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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