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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Evenflo Titan 65 Sensor Safe (FF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameEvenflo Titan 65 Sensor Safe
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date37111940  /  Aug 8, 2016
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 28" - 54"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. No indication of correct harness height relative to the child is given on the labels. The belt path is labeled only on one side. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH. There is no label showing how to remove the tether from storage.
Evaluation of Instructions 3 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated). The section describing vehicle seat belt types is incomplete and may be missing important information. The manual doesn't show how to remove the LATCH attachments and/or the tether hook from storage.
Securing the Child 3 stars
A headhugger or body pillow blocks the harness slots from being visible. The harness must be rethreaded to adjust height for the child's growth as well as for reassembly after cleaning. The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 4 stars
The car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The storage location for the LATCH belt is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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