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 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBritax Pioneer
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateE9LZ67Z  /  Jul 1, 2019
Harness TypeHighback
Weight  /  Height40lb - 110lb / 45" - 62"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
The label warning against using a lap-only belt is not illustrated on the seat (given in text only).
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
No complete illustration of a child in the car seat is shown next to height/weight information. The warning against using a lap-only belt is not illustrated in the seat belt routing/usage section.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting to booster mode, there are multiple steps that the user will need to refer to in the user manual. Loose parts may be generated when disassembling for cleaning.
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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