A product liability lawyer explores 13 different makes of car seats that have meet or exceed federal regulations and been distributed, but not proven safe.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute conducted a recent study and found fault within the following brands of car seats: Compass B505, Compass B510, Cosco/Dorel Traveler, Evenflo Big Kid Confidence, Safety Angel Ride Ryte, Cosco/Dorel Alpha Omega, Cosco/Dorel (Eddie Bauer) Summit, Cosco Highback Booster, Dorel/Safety 1st (Eddie Bauer) Prospect, Evenflo Chase Comfort Touch, Evenflo Generations, Graco CarGo Zephyr, and Safety 1st/Dorel Intera.
But of course, the product’s manufacturers are going to defend the quality and safety of their seats. Evenflo stated that it “conducts extensive seat testing and called the IIHS study “misleading as it fails to consider the real world use and performance of the seats tested.” Dorel Juvenile Group said it “welcomed the opportunity to review the evaluation,” and Graco Children’s Products responded that “safety is always a top priority, and nothing is more important than the well-being of the children who use our products.”
What is more important than your child’s safety? In reality, nothing. That is why it is so important to evaluate the products you choose for you children, in terms of safety, stability and reliability. If your child is injured or even killed as a result of a defective product, suits can be filed under product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death. Evaluate these companies before purchasing their products for your children.
Contributor: Amy Witherite, Product Liability Lawyer DFW, Texas
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