Cincinnati, Ohio law firm Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham, Co., L.P.A. has partnered with national law firm Barrack, Rodos & Bacine and New York law firm Sarraf Gentile LLP to prosecute a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who were deceived and misled by Evenflo Company, Inc.’s manufacturing, marketing, and sales practices related to its “Big Kid” car booster seats.
On February 19, 2020, Helmer Martins filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons who purchased Evenflo’s “Big Kid” booster seat from 2008 to the present. You can read the Class Action Complaint in Case No. 3:20-cv-00068, filed in the Southern District of Ohio.
The genesis of this lawsuit is Evenflo’s decision to place profits over children’s safety by striving to persuade parents and caretakers that the “Big Kid” booster seat was designed, manufactured, and tested to ensure their children’s safety in the event of an automobile collision. In actuality, Evenflo hid crucial flaws from the public and knowingly but improperly marketed the booster seats as safe for children who were as young as one-year-old or as small as 30 pounds, when Evenflo knew that children would have been better protected if they had remained in child car seats.
This lawsuit follows an exposé about Evenflo by the public interest organization ProPublica. According to ProPublica, a Congressional subcommittee is launching an investigation into Evenflo’s “product marketing and testing practices.”
If you purchased an Evenflo “Big Kid” car booster seat, please contact us today to discuss your legal rights or how to join the class action, at no cost to you and without any obligation.
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