Report Calls Evenflo Booster Seat Unsafe
A frightening report this week released by ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization known for investigative journalism, calls a popular Evenflo booster seat unsafe in certain types of collisions. The report also asserts that Evenflo has marketed the Big Kid booster seat for occupants that may be too small to be safely protected in a side-impact accident. Specifically, the report claims that the company ignored recommendations to stop marketing the booster seat for use for children that weigh less than 40 pounds. ProPublica’s year-long investigation involved analysis of extensive documents, including internal corporate papers, legal filings and depositions, and hours and hours of interviews with customers, victims, and car safety experts.