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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Safety 1st Summit 65 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Summit 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateBC097-BJB  /  Sep 20, 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 belt path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use, and it cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. No complete illustration of a child in the CRS is shown next to height/weight information.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting this seat to booster mode, the harness must be removed and could be misplaced. There are no illustrations on the seat depicting how to convert the seat to this mode of use. When disassembling for cleaning, loose parts may be generated.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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