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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Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air Plus (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Advance SE 65 Air Plus
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC114-CKJ  /  Jan 28, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 40lb / 19" - 40"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS directly next to sizing information on the labeling.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 3 stars
The car seat did not arrive set for the smallest possible occupant.The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode. While disassembling for cleaning, mandatory pieces may become loose and could be misplaced.
Installation Features 2 stars
Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt path.A printed/molded line is present on the car seat that must be leveled to the ground.The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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