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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Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEddie Bauer Deluxe Highback 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC098-CCB  /  Jun 3, 2014
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. Guidance for selecting the correct harness slot is not given. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual storage location may not be obvious. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is located among other warnings.
Securing the Child 1 stars
There are no illustrations on the child restraint showing how to convert this restraint to this mode of use. The harness must be removed from the restraint to convert to booster mode; it may be misplaced. 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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