Defective Child Car Seats

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:44 by admin
Statistics show that auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. Such fatalities and injuries could be significantly reduced through the proper use of child car seats. Nevertheless, 82% of child car seats are not correctly installed because installation instructions are so confusing. According to a recent Consumer Report study, a majority of child car seats do not hold up to safety standards despite compliance with federal guidelines. Most recently, the Evenflo Company, a popular child car seat manufacturer, recalled about 450,000 car seat-carriers after at least 160 infants were injured falling from their car seat when the handles unexpectedly broke. The Evenflo Company has had two similar recalls; one in 1998 and one in 2001, involving buckle and handle defects in millions of their child car seats. The most common types of child car seat defects are:

Shoulder straps may unclip or become loose when a collision occurs, resulting in total or partial ejection from the car seat.

The slot where the seat belt grasps the child car seat in position is too weak to hold the car seat in place in the event of a collision.

Inadequate protection in the pelvic area allows the child to slip down in the car seat during a collision.

If your child has suffered an injury in a child car seat, it is important to contact a qualified lawyer who can evaluate your claim. Please note there are time constraints that may affect your case. An Injuryboard attorney will provide you with a free consultation today and get you and your child the compensation that you are entitled to. In order to take advantage of this valuable service, please click on the Ask an Attorney link now.

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