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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Graco Extend2Fit (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Extend2Fit
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1963211  /  Mar 9, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 50lb / up to 1" below red handle when seated
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a picture of a child properly restrained in the CRS directly next to sizing information on the labeling. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the owner's manual. The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the car seat to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 1 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 the crotch buckle and the seat belt when routing for installation. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The storage location for the LATCH belt is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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