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 Nautilus with SSSIP (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus with SSSIP
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1881019  /  Sep 10, 2013
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Pictograms for highback and no back installations are not labeled.  The belt routing path is not completely labeled.  The warning against using a lap belt only is not illustrated on the labels.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode.  Overall illustration pictograms are not labeled for each method of installation.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The harness must be removed from the restraint to convert to this mode of use from another mode and may be misplaced.  No illustration is given on the labeling to demonstrate how to convert the booster from high-back mode to low-back mode.  While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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