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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The First Years True Fit I-Alert (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit I-Alert
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC685-BKKH  /  Jan 15, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / top of head 1" from top of seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from forward-facing mode.
Installation Features 3 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path.  There are not three levels of built-in recline available.  LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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