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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Cosco Apt 50 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameCosco Apt 50
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC147-DFM  /  Jan 29, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 50lb / 29" - 43"
Evaluation of Labels 4 stars
Labels do not explain how to use LATCH. Labels do not show how to remove the tether or prepare it for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find. Instructions do not show removal of tether.
Securing the Child 3 stars
Harness slots in the pad and in the shell are misaligned or small. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.The harness must be taken out and rethreaded when cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 3 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. The restraint is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH attachment and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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