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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Maxi-Cosi Vello 65 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameMaxi-Cosi Vello 65
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC135-CZX  /  Dec 11, 2014
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
On the labels, the sizing information is not accompanied by a full illustration of the child in the restraint. Labels do not illustrate how to remove and prepare LATCH attachments or tether for use.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
In the manual, the iIllustration of a properly-restrained child in the restraint is not directly next to the acceptable size ranges. The manual doesn't show how to remove the tether from storage.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 2 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. The padding may need to be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt routing system. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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