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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Diono Solana 2 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameDiono Solana 2
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date32100-US-01  /  Aug 1, 2019
Harness TypeNo back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 38" - 63"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Supplemental sizing information is missing from the labels. The seat belt path is not completely labeled. The warning against using a lap-only belt does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used, and it is not illustrated.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual was attached in a hard-to-find location when the car seat was removed from its packaging. The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use, and it cannot be accessed while the child is secured in the seat. No complete illustration of a child in the car seat is shown next to height/weight information. Supplemental sizing information is missing from the instruction manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
Loose parts may be generated when disassembling for cleaning.
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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