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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Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Finale DX 2-in-1
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC121-EJI  /  Aug 24, 2017
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 100lb / 43" - 52"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The shoulder portion of the belt path is not labeled, and the lap portion of the belt path has imprinted labeling which is not contrasting with the seat shell.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find, and it cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the instruction manual.
Securing the Child 2 stars
When converting this seat to booster mode, the harness must be removed and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 3 stars
The shoulder belt guide may allow unintentional slack to occur in the seat belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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