Do you own an Evenflo “Big Kid” Booster seat? If so, we would like to speak to you about your experience.
A Congressional subcommittee is launching an investigation into Evenflo’s marketing and testing practices. For years, Evenflo marketed its “Big Kid” booster seats as appropriate for children weighing less than 40 pounds. Its marketing also suggested that the booster seats have been “side impact tested” and that the Big Kid booster seat “meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards.”
In reality, the use of booster seats by children weighing less than 40 pounds conflicts with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safety recommendations. There is also no federal safety standard or test governing side impact for car seats. With no federal side-impact testing rules, Evenflo designed its own test, gave itself a passing grade, then marketed the booster seat as “side impact tested.”
Side-impact crashes make up a significant number of vehicle crashes for children under 15. While less common than head-on crashes, side-impact crashes are especially dangerous because there’s only a door between a child and an intruding vehicle.
If you own an Evenflo “Big Kid” Booster seat, we would like to talk with you about your experience with the product.