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Hey, Car Seat Nazi's

I remember seeing a link to a page that had rated the carseats best/worst etc, does someone have that handy ? Friend is going carseat shopping this week and I am trying to help her out.

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Consumer Reports last did a comprehensive car seat ranking in July '01, so it is not the most up to date source. They actually ranked the Fisher Price Safe Embrace higher than the Briax on safety. Their summaries are below, in order of safety rating. Unfortunately, the Safe Embrace has been discontinued, as FP has gotten out of the car seat business. I bought two Safe Embraces on Ebay a month or so ago for $107 each. Brand new, in the box from a guy in Canada who'd bought a bunch when they were discontinued. They arrived in unopened boxes as promised. So far I like them.

Fisher Price Safe Embrace II 79704 (with LATCH) $160 Excellent but expensive. Padded for extra protection in side-impact accidents. Requires assembly. Color-coded for belt-routing. Has locking device for vehicle belts. Discontinued but may still be available.

Fisher-Price Safe Embrace 79705 100 Outstanding crash protection. Padded for extra protection in side-impact accidents. Requires assembly. Color-coded for belt-routing. Has locking device for vehicle belts. Discontinued but may still be available.

Cosco Triad 02-935 (with LATCH) 95 One of the best convertible seats for keeping bigger babies--up to 35 lb.--facing rear. Cumbersome tether installation and adjustment.

Britax Roundabout 200 Priciest seat tested. Padded for extra protection in side-impact accidents. Has locking device for vehicle belts.

Century 1000 STE Classic 44161 70 A very good seat for infants and toddlers at a competitive price. Holds babies up to 22 lb.

Century 2000 STE 44261 72 Very good protection for infants and toddlers. Holds babies up to 22 lb. rear-facing.

Cosco Touriva 02-519 50 One of the best convertible seats for keeping bigger babies--up to 35 lb.--facing rear. Low priced. Cumbersome tether installation and adjustment.

Century Bravo SE 44620 145 A very good seat. Convenient front-facing installation. 3-position recliner. DISCONTINUED, but may still be available.

Evenflo Horizon V 4251101 85 Very good protection for infants and toddlers. Convenient front-facing installation.
Evenflo Odyssey 5 point Comfort Touch 100 A fine choice. Convenient front-facing installation. 3-position recliner.

Century Accel DX 45200 70 A very good seat. Convenient front-facing installation.

Safeline Sit n' Stroll 170 Expensive but versatile. Converts to stroller. Excellent fit to car in infant mode.
Not recommended as booster when child's size requires use of shoulder-belt guide.

Cosco Alpha Omega 02-531 140 Cumbersome tether installation and adjustment. Also serves as booster but not recommended for that use. Had same performance problem as Cosco Adventurer toddler/booster seat
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