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 SafeMax (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo SafeMax
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date34411927  /  Jul 29, 2016
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 44" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only on the labels (not illustrated). The shoulder belt path labeling is not located directly next to the belt path.
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 3 stars
To convert the seat to booster mode, the harness must be rerouted within the restraint. This requires multiple steps which should be followed in the owner's manual. There are no illustrations on the labeling which show how to reroute the harness.
Installation Features 4 stars
The shoulder belt positioning device requires the use of two hands, but the action of positioning is simple.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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