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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Britax Pioneer 70 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Pioneer 70
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LH43G  /  Jun 1, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height25lb - 70lb / 30" - 54"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Label for LATCH use is hidden under seat padding.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
Sizing information is not next to a full-body picture of the child in the CRS.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There are no pictures on the labels to describe how to convert this restraint to this mode of use.  When disassembled for cleaning, mandatory parts of the restraint become detached and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.  The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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