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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Harmony Defender 360 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameHarmony Defender 360
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date0302002MRS  /  Jun 30, 2017
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 110lb / 34" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated). Illustrations which summarize methods of installation for booster mode are not labeled. The belt routing path is not completely labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. The warning against using a lap-only belt is illustrated in the highback installation section but is not illustrated in the no-back section.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting to this mode of use, there are multiple steps that the user will need to refer to in the user manual. When cleaning the seat, loose parts may be generated. Tools are needed to remove the harness if the user intends to clean the backrest fabric.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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