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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Graco Argos 65 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Argos 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1906681  /  Sep 22, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / 27" - 49"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. No indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given on the labels. The belt routing path is not sufficiently labeled. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH or the tether hook.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find, and it cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat.
Securing the Child 4 stars
Replacing the harness after using the seat in booster mode requires multiple steps which should be followed in the owner's manual. When disassembling for cleaning, loose parts may be generated.
Installation Features 4 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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