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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Britax Pioneer (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Pioneer
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LZ67Z  /  Jul 1, 2019
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height25lb - 70lb / 30" - 58"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
The tether is not labeled in the diagrams showing overviews of the different methods of installation. The labels do not explain how to use the tether strap in detail.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
No complete illustration of a child in the car seat is shown next to height/weight information. The tether is initially stored and the owner's manual does not illustrate removal from the storage location.
Securing the Child 4 stars
When cleaning the seat, the harness must be unthreaded/rethreaded and loose parts may be generated. When converting to this mode of use, there are multiple steps that the user will need to refer to in the user manual. When converting to this mode of use after using as a booster for an older child, the harness must be rethreaded into the seat.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between the vehicle seat belt or LATCH belt and the harness. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The storage locations for the LATCH belt and/or tether strap are not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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