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 (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameSafety 1st Advance SE 65 Air Plus
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCC114-CKJ  /  Jan 28, 2015
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 29" - 49"
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 4 stars
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 1 stars
It may be uncomfortable for larger hands to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path. Interference is possible between a seat component and the belt path. The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the vehicle. The LATCH and/or tether storage area is not clearly labeled.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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