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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Chicco Fit2 (RF)

 

 

Manufacturer  /  Model NameChicco Fit2
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date4079771210070  /  Sep 1, 2017
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 35lb / up to 35"
Evaluation of Labels 2 stars
There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. 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 labels do not explain how to use LATCH.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use. No full picture exists of a properly restrained child next to sizing information in the instruction manual. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated) in the manual. Instructions for determining seat belt types are present but are incomplete.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The harness clip is not labeled to indicate where it should be placed relative to the child's body.
Installation Features 4 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal. The storage location for the LATCH belt is not obvious and may be overlooked. There is no labeling to indicate which position the carrier handle should be placed in in the vehicle.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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