The Cosco Highback Booster is part of the Car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Toddler booster seat models like the Highback Booster are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Harnessed crash protection: A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement of a child in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.
Ease of use: Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of the labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat between harness and booster modes and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.
Fit-to-vehicle LATCH: A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.
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