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 Wayz (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Wayz
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1969650  /  Oct 29, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. No indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given on the labels. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH or the tether hook.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the instruction manual. The manual doesn't show how to remove the tether hook from storage.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The car seat was not fully assembled when it was removed from its packaging. Replacing the harness after using the seat in booster mode requires multiple steps which should be followed in the owner's manual.
Installation Features 4 stars
The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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