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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Cosco Highback 2-in-1 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Highback 2-in-1
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC112-DRT  /  May 2, 2016
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 80lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the car seat is installed in this mode and the child is in the car seat. The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 2 stars
The harness must be removed from the restraint to convert to this mode of use, and there are no illustrations on the labeling to help with this step. There is no storage location for the harness on the car seat, so it may be misplaced while the seat is being used as a booster.
Installation Features 3 stars
The shoulder belt guide may allow unintentional slack to occur in the seat belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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