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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Evenflo Maestro (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Maestro
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date31021433  /  Apr 6, 2016
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 110lb / 43.3" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only on the labels (not illustrated). The warning on the label does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 1 stars
The harness must be removed from the seat to convert to booster mode; it may be misplaced. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt may slip out of the shoulder belt positioning device.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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