Sauder Schelkopf is investigating a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who purchased Evenflo’s Big Kid booster. It is alleged that Evenflo sold the Big Kid booster as “side-impacted tested” and safe for children up to a certain weight. However, it is alleged that Evenflo’s own testing revealed that Big Kid booster seats may place children at risk of serious injury.
As reported by ProPublica on Feb 12, 2020:
A ProPublica investigation last week showed how the company put marketing over safety in pushing its booster seats as “side impact tested,” even though its own tests showed a child using that seat could be paralyzed or killed in such a crash.
ProPublica obtained videos of the company’s side-impact tests that Evenflo performed on its top-selling Big Kid booster seat, internal corporate documents and depositions that had not been previously public. The tests showed child-sized dummies thrown violently out of their shoulder belts with their heads and torsos careening far outside the seats. Evenflo’s top car seat engineer admitted in a 2019 deposition that if real children’s bodies moved that way, they could suffer catastrophic injuries or die. Yet, Evenflo gave each of those tests passing grades.
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