Evenflo in the Hot Seat

Child car seat manufacturer Evenflo marketed its Big Kid booster seat as “side-impact tested,” even though it posed deadly safety risks.

A flawed regulatory system meant the company “could make up its own test, and pass itself.”
“The company’s test bar was so low, the only way to fail was if the child-sized dummy ended up on the floor or the booster itself broke into pieces,” according to ProPublica.

Evenflo executives vetoed a safety engineer’s recommendation that the seat not be recommended for children under 40 pounds because they couldn't safely hold them in place.

Similar products are also marketed by Evenflo's competitors. 


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