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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Graco MyRide 65 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco MyRide 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1770576  /  Jan 9, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height20lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
Supplemental sizing information is not illustrated and given in text only on the labels.   Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments or tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual storage cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode, and the storage location may not be obvious.  Supplemental sizing information is given in text only in the manual.  Overall illustration pictograms are not labeled for each method of installation.  The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is not illustrated clearly and is located among other warnings.  The owner's manual does not show how to remove the LATCH attachments from storage.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint, and loose parts may be generated during the process.
Installation Features 5 stars
The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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