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 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Argos 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1906681  /  Sep 22, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The shoulder portion of the belt routing path is not labeled. The label warning against using a lap-only belt is not illustrated on the seat (given in text only).
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 1 stars
When converting this seat to booster mode, the harness must be removed and could be misplaced. To convert the seat to booster mode, many complicated steps must be followed and the user may need to consult the manual. There are no illustrations on the seat depicting how to convert the booster from highback mode to no back mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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