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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Chicco MyFit (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameChicco MyFit
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date4079783250070  /  Jan 1, 2018
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height25lb - 65lb / up to 54"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. The labels do not show how to prepare LATCH attachments or the tether hook for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. No supplemental sizing information beyond the minimum/maximum heights/weights is given in the owner's manual. The indication that the safest place in the vehicle for children is the rear seat is buried within other warnings in the manual, and the warning is not illustrated. Instructions for determining seat belt types are present but are incomplete.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The seat was not ready for the youngest occupant 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. When disassembling for cleaning, loose parts may be generated, and when reassembling after cleaning, the harness must be rethreaded.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The storage location for the LATCH belt and/or the tether hook is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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