Horrifying side-impact crash-test videos have raised significant concerns about the safety of millions of Evenflo Big Kid booster seats, particularly for children under 40 pounds.
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UPDATE: Evenflo Booster Seat Class Action Lawsuit
In February 2020, a man from California filed a class action lawsuit claiming that he was misled about the side-impact safety-performance of the Big Kid booster seat. The class action is seeking to represent anyone who bought an Evenflo Big Kid booster seat since 2008.
What is the problem?
Multiple lawsuits have raised serious safety concerns about the Evenflo Big Kid booster seat, particularly side-impact car accidents for children who weigh less than 40 pounds.
Evenflo Booster Seat Lawsuits
The horrifying crash-test videos were obtained as part of lawsuits against Evenflo involving children who were riding in booster seats when they were in major car accidents. The booster seats failed to protect the children from devastating injuries, such as paralysis.
Lawsuit Filed for Girl Paralyzed in Evenflo Booster Seat
One lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jillian Brown, a girl who suffered “internal decapitation” and was paralyzed from the neck down while riding in an Evenflo Big Kid booster seat.
Her father accuses Evenflo of falsely advertising the Big Kid booster seat as “safe” for children who weigh as little as 30 pounds. Jillian was 5 years old and weighed just under 37 pounds when she was paralyzed in the seat.
Evenflo Makes Up Its Own Booster Seat Crash Tests
The Evenflo booster seat crash-test videos were posted online as part of an investigation by ProPublica.
In the U.S., there are no regulatory standards for side-impact crash tests involving booster seats (or rollover accidents). That is why Evenflo gets to make up its own tests and decide what passes or fails.
In fact, the Big Kid booster seat “passed” crash-tests that experts agree would have resulted in severe injury or death to a child. The only way Evenflo would “fail” a car seat in a crash-test would be if the dummy was thrown out of the seat, or if the seat broke into pieces.
Canada Has 40-Pound Weight Minimum for Booster Seats
Evenflo advertises their booster seats as “safe” for children who weigh as little as 30 pounds in the U.S., which can mean a 1-year-old toddler. However, in Canada, where the minimum weight for a booster seat is 40 pounds, the Big Kid booster seat has a label that warns about the risk of “SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH” for children under 40 pounds.
Are Toddlers Safe in Booster Seats?
Evenflo’s Big Kid booster seats seats are advertised as “safe” for children who weight as little as 30 pounds, which includes many 1-year-old toddlers. However, experts do not recommend booster seats until the child outgrows a 5-point harness car seat. These days, many 5-point car seats can last until a child is 65 pounds.
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