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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Evenflo Platinum Triumph (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Platinum Triumph
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date38211584  /  Apr 29, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 28" - 50"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
There is no complete illustration of a properly restrained child next to the sizing information on the labels. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. Indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given in text only on the labels; it is not illustrated. The belt path labeling is only contrasting on one side, though it is labeled on both sides in molded text. Labels do not explain the use of LATCH attachments or tether.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The manual cannot be accessed while the restraint is installed in this mode. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only in the manual. The tether is not labeled in the illustrations depicting acceptable modes of installation. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is located among other warnings. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing information. The user may need to read text in the manual to route the seat belt or to use the lower attachments.
Securing the Child 5 stars
There are no illustrations on the child restraint showing how to convert the seat to this mode of use. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 stars
The user may have to move the padding to properly route the seat belt. Interference is possible between a seat component and the seat belt when routing for installation. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH/tether storage areas are not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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