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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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5/70 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NamePeg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5/70
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateIMCO00US78DX13MJ29  /  Mar 15, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 70lb / up to 49"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels, and the description of proper harness fit is in text only (not clearly illustrated).  Labels do not explain the use of LATCH.  No instructions are given on the labels for the use of the tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode.  The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation.  The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is contained in a bulleted list and is not separated from other warnings.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate its correct placement.  The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.  The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 5 stars
The seat belt lockoff is simple to use, but the user must refer to the manual for complete instructions.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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