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 SecureKid (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo SecureKid
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date30831269  /  Apr 26, 2016
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 correct harness height is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. Labeling does not show how to prepare LATCH attachments and tether strap for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. Some methods of installation are not specifically labeled in the manual (lap-belt only vs. lap/shoulder belt). The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth as well as for reassembly after cleaning. The harness must be reinstalled into the restraint to convert to this mode of use from booster mode, and there are no illustrations on the labeling to help with this step.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the seat belt when routing for installation. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The storage location for the LATCH belt and/or tether strap is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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