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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Snugli Booster Car Seat (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameSnugli Booster Car Seat
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date30821162  /  Mar 10, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only on the labels (not illustrated). The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. No indication of harness slot heights for this mode is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not labeled. Labels do not explain how to use LATCH or the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
In the manual, the section depicting all methods of installing the child seat does not include the lap-belt-only method. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
Securing the Child 4 stars
There is a head hugger or body pillow blocking the harness slots in the shell from being easily visible.The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be rethreaded back into the seat when converting the child seat to this mode of use from booster mode; users may find this complicated.
Installation Features 5 stars
The LATCH and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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